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Gladys Knight, retro-pop part of eclectic entertainment weekend

Saturday - 8/24/2013, 7:02am  ET

Gladys Knight will perform Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall. Here, she arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' earlier this month. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Entertainment abounds this weekend

WTOP's Tim Bracken reports.


WASHINGTON - When it comes to live music in the D.C. region, the options are always abundant and eclectic.

Here's a look at the concert highlights for this weekend.

Tonight at the Howard Theatre, Baltimore natives Dru Hill are scheduled to perform. The R&B group hasn't released an album since 2010, but has been appearing on a string of summer tour dates across the U.S.

IOTA Club and Cafe is also going local tonight - Justin Jones joins the Deadmen along with Dangerously Delicious "Pie Man" Rodney Henry and his band, the Glenmont Popes.

Henry recently appeared in the Food Network Star competition.

Tonight at the Birchmere, Matthew Sweet is scheduled to perform.

Sweet scored radio hits in the 90s with retro-pop gems like "Girlfriend" and "Sick Of Myself," but his more recent work is just as engaging as his earlier material.

Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall, Gladys Knight and the O'Jays bring their R&B history to the stage.

Also scheduled for Saturday, country stars Toby Keith and Kip Moore are scheduled to perform at Jiffy Lube Live.

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