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Posted at 9:56 AM ET, 03/ 9/2011

John Legend and the Roots to perform "What's Going On" in D.C.; former Alice in Chains bassist passes away; Merle Haggard returns

By David Malitz

john legendJohn Legend will team with the Roots and NSO to perform Marvin Gaye songs. (Nick Kirkpatrick/TWP)

- The Kennedy Center announced its 2011-2012 season lineup yesterday and among the highlights is a one-time only concert featuring John Legend and the Roots performing Marvin Gaye's classic album "What's Going On" in its entirety, backed by the National Symphony Orchestra.

- Mike Starr, former bassist for grunge superstars Alice in Chains, passed away at the age of 44. Starr had long struggled with addiction and had appeared on the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab."

- Country legend and recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient Merle Haggard will return to the D.C. area with an Aug. 1 concert at the Birchmere. The concert will take place nearly a year after a previously scheduled show that was canceled due to illness.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Wednesday morning:

Notorious B.I.G., "Big Poppa"

By David Malitz  | March 9, 2011; 9:56 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Alice In Chains, John Legend, Marvin Gaye, Merle Haggard, The Roots  
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I, too, have struggled with "addition" but never with spelling.

Posted by: novakind | March 9, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

good one - thx

Posted by: DavidMalitz | March 9, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

'random'- i see ya...

Happy BiggieDay

Posted by: audiohysteria | March 9, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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