'American Idol' tour
The word: This is the closest the "American Idol" tour will get to Carroll this year. After five straight years of a male winning the "Idol" prize, the final four contestants this year are women: Amber Holcomb, 18, Angie Miller, 18, Candice Glover, 23, and Kree Harrison, 22.
Details: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Va. $46.20-80.50. 800-745-3000 or http://www.patriotcenter.com