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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Black Star, Blondie, Cheap Trick and others to play Fillmore Silver Spring; Wale plans new album; BET to honor Aaliyah

Mos Def, shown performing here in Los Angeles in 2009, will reunite with Talib Kweli when Black Star performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
- At midnight, we announced that the Fillmore Silver Spring would open on Sept. 15 with a concert from Mary J. Blige. Now, the new venue’s Web site is up and running, with 13 other acts listed through October, including Black Star on Sept. 18, Blondie on Sept. 20 and Cheap Trick on Sept. 27.

 - Wale appears to be hard at work on his new album, “Ambition,” which is scheduled to drop November 1. We’re glad to hear that the producers Best Kept Secret are involved.

 - BET announced in a tweet that it will be honoring Aaliyah next month, ten years after her death. The ahead-of-her-time R&B star died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2001.

Clicky shuffle, your random song for Friday morning:

- Voyage, “Point Zero”

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Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Black Star, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Blondie, Cheap Trick, Wale, Best Kept Secret

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