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Pop Essentials, Sept. 4
In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo, actor, Gabriel J. Iglecias, known professionally as Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Iglesias' new comedy, "The Fluffy Movie," opens on July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) ** Usable by LA, DC, CGT and CCT Only ** (Nick Ut, AP)

Main Event

"Demi Lovato"

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The Word: Former Disney star Demi Lovato has carved out her niche in the pop world as one of its newest stars. Each of Lovato's albums has charted in the top five of the U.S. Billboard charts, and her singles "Let It Go," "Heart Attack" and "Give Your Heart a Break" have all reached platinum status. Lovato is joined on this tour by musical duo MKTO and Christina Perri. Together, these three artists create a monster pop trio.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Tickets are $16.50 to $76.50 and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Hot Ticket

Gabriel Iglesias

The word: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is best known for his self-deprecating humor, often related to his weight. In recent years, Iglesias has become known for his acting and voice work, including roles in "Planes," "The Nut Job" and the upcoming "The Book of Life." Iglesias has been seen on Comedy Central as the host of "Stand-Up Revolution" and in his three original stand-up specials. His style is soft-edged and light-hearted but very personal.

Details: 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Va. Tickets are $40 to 60 and will be available Tuesday at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Big Premiere

"2001: A Space Odyssey"

The word: Even those who have seen Stanley Kubrick's science fiction epic a dozen times haven't truly seen the film until viewing it on the big screen. What seems slow and ponderous on a small television becomes epic and engrossing in a large theater. With this, the Senator Theatre in Baltimore continues its revival series of screening classic films. The 20-minute dialogue-free Star Gate sequence seems a lot less indulgent, and a lot more engrossing, when projected high on a 25-foot screen.

Details: "2001: A Space Odyssey" will play 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, Baltimore. For tickets, visit http://www.thesenatortheatre.com or call 410-323-4424.

Dropping

Michelle Williams

"Journey to Freedom"

The Word: Former Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams returns to her gospel roots with the album "Journey to Freedom." Williams has made a name for herself outside of the group, with appearances on Broadway and television. The single "Say Yes" acts as a mini-Destiny's Child reunion with guest appearances by Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, their first recorded collaboration since Destiny's Child's dissolution in 2005.

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Details: The album will be available Tuesday for $9.49 on Amazon and $9.99 on iTunes.

Couch Potato

"Stand Up to Cancer"

The Word: An eclectic assortment of artists including Lupe Fiasco, The Who, Dave Matthews, Common, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson will perform at this fundraiser for cancer research foundation Stand Up to Cancer. The evening will be hosted by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The show will feature musical performances, comic bits and heartfelt pleas.

Details: "Stand Up to Cancer" will air 8 p.m. Friday on ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS.

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