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August 25, 2005

Top Fives

HOT FIVE

1. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey

2. "Don't Cha," The Pussycat Dolls

3. "Pon de Replay," Rihanna

4. "Let Me Hold You," Bow Wow

5. "You and Me," Lifehouse.

Billboard

ALBUMS

1. Chapter V, Staind

2. Now 19, Various Artists

3. Fireflies, Faith Hill

4. The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

5. Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas

Billboard

CONCERT TOURS

1. Dave Matthews Band

2. Kenny Chesney

3. Anger Management Tour / Eminem / 50 Cent

4. James Taylor

5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Pollstar

DVD SALES

1. Guess Who

2. Alexander: Director's Cut (widescreen)

3. Alexander (2 disc edition)

4. Ghost Busters 1 & 2: Double Feature Gift Set

5. XXX: State of the Union (widescreen)

Billboard

Meet the Band / Doug Segree band

Hometown: Annapolis

Current members: Doug Segree, guitar and vocals; Scott Paddock, saxophone; Dan Leonard, electric guitar and backing vocals; John Thomakos, drums; Victor Williams, percussion; Steve Zerlin, bass

Founded in: Segree started playing in 1994, but the band's current lineup is from 2004

Style: acoustic rock pop with some jazz flavors

Influenced by: Peter Gabriel, Edwin McCain, Bruce Springsteen

Notable: Segree performs at halftime and post-game at every Redskins home game on the club level. He has been asked to sing the national anthem at tomorrow's game.

Quotable: "Once you get going, that's exciting," Segree said of singing the anthem. "The nerves are all up to that point, and I know once that first note comes out, it's all about the zone, feeling it. Think about the buzz you feel from singing in front of 85,000 people."

Hear Doug Segree Tuesdays at Acme Bar and Grill. The music starts 9:30 p.m. Free. Acme Bar and Grill is at 163 Main St. in Annapolis. For more information, call 410-280-6486 or visit www.acmebar.net.

For more information about Doug Segree, visit www.dougsegree.com.

-- Sam Sessa

Know a local act you'd like to see highlighted here? E-mail the band's contact information to sam.sessa@baltsun.com. To see the archive of profiled artists, visit www.baltimoresun.com / meettheband.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

We're like the 19th-century ghostbusters, but we're total frauds.

-- Matt Damon, on his new film, The Brothers Grimm, co-starring Heath Ledger, via AP Television News.

The Monitor

Address: www.bored.com

What's the point? The motto of the site -- "when tormenting your younger sibling gets old" -- explains it all. Bored.com hopes to offer the Internet savvy something to do when there's nothing to do. This site collects and categorizes various sites on the Web, making many games, activities and trivia on the World Wide Web easily accessible.

What to look for: With 12 categories, there are tons of Web sites to visit or try out, and bored.com is always looking to add more. Frequent visitors can go to the new sites section for a listing of recent updates. The site even has a section for kids with coloring Web sites and links to cartoon sites.

-- Erica Kritt

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