Pop essentials: New Demi Lovato album, 'American Idiot' production on tap

Main Event

Taylor Swift in concert

The word: With her latest album "Red," Swift has made a discernible shift from country to pop. She still sells out wherever her tour goes.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Verizon Center, 601 F St., Washington, D.C. Tickets sold out. Available at third-party site StubHub.com with prices starting at $100.


Hot ticket

The word: "American Idiot," fresh off a successful Broadway run, features three friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Expect plenty of Green Day hits as part of the show, including "21 Guns" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, May 9 and 10, 2 and 8 p.m. May 11 and 1 and 6:30 p.m. May 12. The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. $40-$130. 410-547-7328 or http://www.france-merrickpac.com.

Big premiere



The word: F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel hits the big screen with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the rich Jay Gatsby.

Details: Movie debuts at 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10:10 p.m. at R/C Gateway Theater 8, 20 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, Pa. $6.50 for matinee, $8.50 for evening showings.


Demi Lovato's "Demi"

The word: "Demi" is the fourth album for "X Factor" judge Lovato, 20, and features the pop hit "Heart Attack," which is No. 12 on "Billboard" Magazine's Hot 100 chart.

Details: "Demi" will be released Tuesday. It can be preordered for $10.99 on Amazon.com.

Couch Potato

"Glee" season finale

The word: Season 4 of the musical-comedy wraps tonight with New Directions heading to Regionals. Rachel (Lea Michele) will discover if she gets a callback on Broadway.

Details: The season finale airs at 9 p.m. tonight on WBFF Fox 45.

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