August 12, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Organizers: Bruce Springsteen to play 1st Mariner Arena

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen will perform at 1st Mariner Arena Nov. 20, organizers announced Tuesday. This appears to be Springsteen's first Baltimore show since he opened for Chicago at the Baltimore Civic Center in June 1973. Officials at 1st Mariner Arena had heard nothing about the show, which comes near the end of Springsteen's 31-date tour. Tickets for the show will go on sale Sept. 25, according to a news release sent out from Shore Fire Media, Springsteen's publicity company. The same day, tickets will go on sale for Springsteen's Nov. 2 gig at the Verizon Center in Washington. 1st Mariner, which seats between 13,000 and 15,000, depending on the staging and seating, would be one of the smaller venues on Springsteen's itinerary.

Rapper 'C-Murder' convicted of 2002 fan shooting

Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for the 2002 shooting of a fan at a nightclub, capping tumultuous jury deliberations at his second trial in the killing. The Louisiana jury reached the 10-2 verdict around 1:30 p.m. in its second day of deliberations. Jurors had reached the same verdict earlier in the day, but District Judge Hans Liljeberg ordered them back to the jury room for more deliberation because of a questionable vote. Liljeberg said after the verdict's initial reading that one juror had apparently changed her vote just to end deliberations. The 38-year-old rapper faces life in prison.

Agents search Las Vegas pharmacy in Jackson probe

The potent anesthetic that Michael Jackson's doctor gave him as a sleep aid came from a Las Vegas pharmacy searched Tuesday by federal drug agents and police, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. Authorities are investigating Jackson's June 25 death as a manslaughter and believe the anesthetic propofol he was given at his rented Los Angeles mansion was a major factor. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Singer Jennifer Hudson gives birth to a son

Jennifer Hudson has a new role: that of a proud mother. The 27-year-old Oscar winner gave birth to her first child, David Daniel Otunga Jr., on Monday, according to her publicist. He is named after her fiance, David Otunga. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Hudson, who is also a Grammy-winning singer, had not confirmed she was expecting before announcing news of the birth. The entertainer suffered a tragic blow last fall when her mother, brother and nephew were slain in her native Chicago. Her sister's estranged husband is charged with the killings.

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