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The Lumineers concet, 'The Wolverine' premiere among Pop Essentials

Main Event
The Lumineers
The word: "Ho Hey" became a crossover hit for this folk-rock group last year who began selling out concerts as the hit single continued rising up the charts. The Lumineers were nominated for two 2012 Grammy Awards.
Details: Doors for concert open at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $35-45. 410-715-5550 or http://www.merriweathermusic.com.

Hot Ticket
Ke$ha in concert
The word: Just announced earlier this week, pop star Ke$ha has seven consecutive top 10 hits. Her single "Tik Tok" was named Billboard Magazine's No. 1 song of 2010.
Details: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Concert is 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. $45. 410-783-4189 or http://www.piersixpavilion.com.

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Big premiere
'The Wolverine'
The word: Hugh Jackman stars as Logan, better known as The Wolverine, in this film set in Japan and based on the comic book.
Details: "The Wolverine" premieres at 10 p.m. tonight with a 3-D showing at 10:20 p.m. tonight. Show times are 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Friday at Regal Westminster 9, 400 N. Center St., Westminster. $8.50-$10.50 410- 857-1422.

Dropping
Backstreet Boys 'In a World Like This'
The word: This boy band has grown up. With three of the five members now fathers, The Backstreet Boys are releasing their first album featuring all five original members in six years. Kevin Richardson rejoined the group last year.
Details: "In a World Like This" will be released Tuesday. It retails for $9.99 on http://www.amazon.com.

Couch potato
'Hell's Kitchen' season finale
The word: Gordon Ramsay is almost done yelling at this year's contestants. Almost. The winner of this two-hour season finale gets the chance to serve as a head chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Details: The season finale airs at 8 p.m. tonight on Fox. The Baltimore Fox affiliate is WBFF Fox 45.

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