Main Event

Boyz II Men


The Word: R&B group Boyz II Men first rose to fame with a series of hits in the '90s. With two number one albums, along with number one singles "I'll Make Love to You" and "4 Seasons of Loneliness," the group was the voice for the genre during the decade. In the intervening years, they've continued to release albums and new music, with their latest album "Collide" scheduled to hit shelves in September.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, The Fillmore, 8656 Collesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets are $39.50 and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.


Hot Ticket


The word: EDM artist Skrillex is currently on a career high, with his latest album "Recess" selling better than any of his previous work. Perhaps best known for reintroducing the phrase "bangarang" into the pop lexicon, Skrillex is one of the faces of EDM in the mainstream. Skrillex's latest concerts are known to bounce between reggae and dubstep with some brief detours into hip hop and dance music.

Details: 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25, Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road, Washington, D.C. Tickets are $58 and will be available 10 a.m. Friday at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Big Premiere

"The Expendables 3"

The word: Despite the title, the Expendables series is less focused on telling action stories with real danger to the main characters and more interested in a Pokemon-style "Gotta catch 'em all" philosophy with aging action stars. Because the Expendables cast keeps growing in each installment, Stallone and the gang are looking outside the realm of '80s shoot-em-ups in this film by recruiting erudite Kelsey Grammer, fashion model Kellan Lutz and professional fighter Ronda Rousey.

Details: "The Expendables 3" premieres Friday in theaters nationwide including Regal Westminster 9. For show time information, call 410-857-1422.


Imogen Heap


The Word: Grammy-award winning musician Imogen Heap is best known for her ability to skirt the edges of many different genres, including stylistic quirks from pop, rock, electronica and more. Her latest album, "Sparks" has had a unique genesis, starting in April 2011 with each track released independently on her website two months apart. Some highlights from the album include "Telemiscommunications," a collaboration with deadmau5; and "Glittering Cloud," which includes recorded locust noises as the rhythm line.


Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $13.99 on Amazon and $14.99 on iTunes.

Couch Potato

America's Next Top Model

Season Premiere

The Word: For their 21st season, "America's Next Top Model" is returning to the "Guys and Girls" theme from last season with seven men and women competing to become the next top model in the country. Judges include Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone and J. Alexander, who is returning to the show after a brief absence. The premiere features a competition where the models battle to see who can take the best selfie.

Details: "America's Next Top Model" premieres 8 p.m. Monday on the CW.

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