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Main Event

Celtic Woman

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'The Emerald Tour'

The word: With 14 albums, singing group Celtic Woman, have become the faces of Irish vocal performers. Together, the five vocalists perform a mix of classic Celtic tunes and modern music. Their performances are a mainstay on PBS, with albums and concert tickets often offered as donation prize packages.

Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. Tickets are $38 to $102 and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Hot Ticket

'Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure'

The word: Spinning out of Disney Channel cartoons "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Sofia the First," this show features live-action renditions of Disney channel characters, including Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Doc McStuffins. Guests will experience new music, special effects and stunt work.

Details: Noon Dec. 6 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Tickets are $35 to $75 and will be available starting 10 a.m. Tuesday at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Big Premiere

"X-Men: Days of Future Past"

The word: Simultaneously a sequel to "X-Men: The Last Stand," "X-Men: First Class" and the spin-off "The Wolverine," this time-bending super hero saga represents the return of director Bryan Singer who first launched the franchise with "X-Men" and "X2: X-Men United" in 2000 and 2003. The film's story straddles both the future and the past, sending future Wolverine to the 1970s to convince Magneto and Professor X to work together to stop a race of genocidal robots.

Details: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" premiers Friday in theaters nationwide, including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.

Dropping

Mariah Carey

'Me. I am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse'

The word: Grammy-award winner Mariah Carey has been working on her newest album since 2011. Production has been tumultuous, with the initial release date set for 2012, but Carey has shown a willingness to cut weak singles and fine-tune her work before releasing an album to the public. The album will feature the critically-acclaimed single "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel. Early word says the new album corrects course after 2009's critically panned "Memoir of an Imperfect Angel."

Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $12.99 on iTunes and $16.88 on Amazon.

Couch Potato

'Gang Related'

Series Premiere

The word: "Gang Related," premiering Thursday, follows follows detective Ryan Lopez, a former gang member who has joined the LAPD, and now works to bring down the Los Angeles crime families. This show, created by "Fast Five" and "Furious Six" writer Chris Morgan, features a diverse cast includes Ramon Rodriguez' of "The Wire," "Lost's" Terry O'Quinn, RZA and "Fast Five's" Sung Kang.

Details: "Gang Related" premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22 on Fox.

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