M.I.A., Pavement To Headline Virgin Mobile Show | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

M.I.A., Pavement To Headline Virgin Mobile Show

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) M.I.A., Pavement, Ludacris and T.I. are just some of the acts booked to perform at Virgin Mobile's free D.C.-area concert in September.

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, announced the lineup on Virgin Mobile Live's new Internet music channel Tuesday. The concert is scheduled for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Tickets can be obtained online or over the phone starting Saturday. Concert promoters say all 35,000 tickets to last year's show were snagged within 30 minutes. While most tickets are free, people can purchase premium tickets that include pavilion seating.

Virgin Mobile customers and people who have bought Virgin Mobile Freefest tickets in the past four years will be invited via text and e-mail to obtain tickets on Friday.

Online: http://virginmobilefestival.com/
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
NPR

Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
NPR

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
NPR

An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real

You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.