Pop Essentials

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Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal


The word: Grammy-award winning Roseanne Cash, daughter of country legend Johnny Cash, has lived up to the family name, charting 11 No. 1 Top 40 country singles. Cash will be performing with her Grammy-award winning husband John Leventhal.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Tickets are $25 to $35, with an extra $75 surcharge for an optional private meet-and-greet and are available at or at 301-600-2828.


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B.B. King

The word: Blues musician B.B. King is largely considered one of the most influential musicians of all time. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the 88-year-old musician is still touring and producing his masterful music.

Details: 8 p.m. July 17, at Warner Theatre, 513 13th St., Washington D.C. Tickets, which go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, are $33 to $123 and are available at

Big Premiere


The word: Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky takes the reins on this biblical epic. Shying away from cutesy Sunday school depictions, this film casts Noah as a hard-line zealot, grimly willing to let the entire Earth's population drown. Early word says this film brings Aronofsky's history-fantasy blend ala "The Fountain" in lieu of pure Scripture.

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



Christina Perri

'Head or Heart'

The word: Following up her debut album, "lovestrong," Perri returns with this collection of heartfelt songs. Perri's career was launched after a performance of "Jar of Hearts" on the show "So You Think You Can Dance," which sent the album "lovestrong" to No. 4 on the U.S. charts.

Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $11.88 on Amazon and $9.99 on iTunes.

Couch Potato


'How I Met Your Mother'

Series finale

The word: With any luck, Ted Mosby's children -- along with millions of viewers -- will finally find out the point of his rambling 9-year epic telling of how he met their mother. This entire season has been building up to this moment, with all 24 episodes taking place over the long weekend of Robin and Barney's wedding.

Details: "How I Met Your Mother" airs at 8 p.m. Monday on CBS.