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Indigo Girls

The word: Grammy-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls are known for their heartfelt and powerful style and political activism. Their self-titled album, "Indigo Girls," went platinum and received the Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1990. Since then, they've remained active, touring and releasing a total of 13 studio albums.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $45 and are available at


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'The Voice' tour

The word: NBC's show "The Voice" is hitting the road for a summer tour starting in June featuring artists from across the show's six-season history. Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee, Dia Frampton and more, including the top three winners of season six, will be featured on the tour.

Details: 7:30 p.m. July 8 at Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Tickets are $35 to $65 and go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday at




'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett'

The word: The alt-rock band returns after its last studio album "Wonderful, Glorious" hit in 2013. In contrast to the driving rock of the band's recent sound, "The Cautionary Tales" features a live orchestra performing mellower soulful rock, with Everett's trademark emotionally-charged lyrics.

Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $10 on Amazon and $13.99 on iTunes.

Big Premiere


The word: Cinematographer and noted Christopher Nolan collaborator Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with this sci-fi film. Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman, the film features a dying scientist who uploads his consciousness into a computer but then must confront questions of mortality and humanity.

Details: "Transcendence" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide, including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.

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Season finale

The word: Last week's episode of "Scandal" dropped some pretty major bombshells, both political and interpersonal, and it's finally election day in the "Scandal" universe. This series excels at tension and twists, and the season finales are usually the height of the intensity.

Details: "Scandal" airs 10 p.m. Thursday on ABC.