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Pop Essentials, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

Pop Essentials, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

Main Event Fantasia The word: The third-season winner of "American Idol," Fantasia Barrino has successfully carved out a role as one of the most successful protégés of the show. (anybody remember Ruben Studdard?) A Grammy Award-winning soul singer, Fantasia is best known for her impressive vocal range and power. Reviews say Fantasia gives high-energy performances that invite the audience to engage in the party atmosphere. With a positive outlook, Fantasia still has a hold over the fans who propelled her into success a decade ago. Details: 8 p.m., Aug. 29, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. Tickets, $55 to $75, are available at...