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Alive with the sound of Julie


Julie Andrews will perform in London, 30 years after her last appearance on the British stage.

The star of such musicals as “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music” will give a concert at the 02 Arena on May 8.

“To perform once again in my homeland on the London stage will be a wonderful moment – it is where it all began for me,” she said.

Andrews had noncancerous throat nodules removed in 1997. The operation initially left her unable to sing.

She has since starred in “The Princess Diaries” and was the voice of Queen Lillian in the “Shrek” film series.

Her life is but a dream

TV Guide Network will air a one-hour documentary on singing sensation Susan Boyle next month.

“I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story,” premiering Dec. 13, will track her journey from an obscure village in rural Scotland to last January’s breakout performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” that made the then-shy, dowdy 47-year-old an Internet sensation.

It will feature performances by Boyle, plus interviews with her as well as friends and celebrities including Simon Cowell, a producer of the special.

Live at XLIV

The Who will perform at the 44th Super Bowl, Feb. 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

The venerable British rockers follow in the footsteps of such recent halftime acts as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince and the Rolling Stones.

The birthday bunch

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 80. Singer Randy Newman is 66. Bandleader Paul Shaffer (“Late Show with David Letterman”) is 60. Actor Ed Harris is 59. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order”) is 57. Actor Judd Nelson is 50. Comedian Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”) is 47. Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon (“NYPD Blue”) is 43. Musician (Black Eyed Peas) is 35. Rapper Chamillionaire is 30.


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