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Today’s entertainment picks:



Published: Fri, December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Winter Solstice, 9 p.m.: A whole night of eclectic entertainment at Lemon Grove, 110 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-7683.

v “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 8 p.m.: Family play by the youth theater at Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v Triple Play, 7 p.m.: Rock band reunites for one night at the Mocha House, 467 High St. NE, Warren; 330-392-3020.

v Kirk Bogus, 8:30 p.m.: Despite his name, this comedian is the real deal. Funny Farm Comedy Club at Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-759-4242.

v Kid Rock: Tickets for the March 25 concert at Covelli Centre go on sale at 10 a.m. today at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at the box office.

“christmas in washington” (8 p.m., tnt): Conan O’Brien returns to host “Christmas in Washington.” It’s a concert special, attended by the Obama family, that features performances by Diana Ross, Megan Hilty and Scotty McCreery.

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Rapper Fat Joe admits tax evasion

NEWARK, N.J.

Rap star “Fat Joe” has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. The performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, entered the plea Thursday to a charge of failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in each of 2007 and 2008.

The 42-year-old Miami Beach, Fla., resident appeared in federal court in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated there.

He remained free but faces up to two years in prison when he’s sentenced in April.

Berry, Chaka Khan are BET honorees

NEW YORK

Actress Halle Berry and musician Chaka Khan will be honored at the 2013 BET Honors.

The network announced Thursday that basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes also will be celebrated at the Jan. 12 event in Washington at the Warner Theatre. The special airs Feb. 11.

BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.

Maya Angelou was among the honorees at this year’s BET Honors. First lady Michelle Obama presented her award.

Actress Gabrielle Union will host the special.

Performers will be announced at a later date.


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