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‘BET Live! 106 & Park Tour featuring Mario’

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Put on by BET’s “Live! 106 & Park” program, this is about 100 blocks south of that location, but that shouldn’t bother this Baltimore native and r&b star who’s found a friendly home on that program and straddles between the big screen and recording studios. Though he makes noise about having personal freedom, he likes to keep a team of producers around to make sure his own statements have the right sound—judging by “Break Up,” his biggest single in a while, he knows what’s doing.

Mon., Dec. 7, 8 p.m., 2009