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Barry Manilow announces 'One Last' Palace stop

It's a rite of passage for every performer, and now it's BarryManilow's turn to mount a farewell tour. The "Mandy" singer will bring his "One Last Time!" tour to the Palace of Auburn Hills Feb. 15, according to a tour announcement released Wednesday. Tickets, $19.75-$149.75, go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 5. The tour is Manilow's "way of thanking everyone for their years of support ... one last time!" according to a tour release. It follows his latest album "My Dream Duets," which is comprised entirely of duets with deceased performers, including Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. The Palace show is the fourth concert on Manilow's 27-date outing that launches Feb. 11 in Omaha and wraps June 17 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Locally, post-Valentine's crowds have a tough decision to make: Chris Brown and Trey Songz are at Joe Louis Arena the same day.

Grande, Big Sean team up

Hot couple Ariana Grande and Big Sean — can we call them Grande Sean? — performed together at the taping of the upcoming "A Very Grammy Christmas" special on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Grande wore a slinky red two-piece dress and the Detroit rapper wore a classic tux as the pair performed hand-in-hand, Hollywood Life reports. The pair has been an item since earlier this year. The special airs on CBS on Dec. 5 and is also slated to feature performances by Tim McGraw, Maroon 5 and Pharrell. LL Cool J will host.

Also ...

■The Foo Fighters will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre Aug. 24, the band has announced. Tickets go on sale in person at the Palace of Auburn Hills box office at 10 a.m. Saturday, with lineups beginning at 9 a.m.; a random ticket drawing will be held to determine the first person in line for the sale. Online sales will be held in early December.

■"SNL's" Cecily Strong will host this year's White House Correspondant's Dinner, it was announced Wednesday. The former "Weekend Update" host follows Joel McHale, who hosted last year's event. Previous "SNL" stars to host the dinner include Seth Meyers and Darrell Hammond.

■Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" was the most-played song of 2014 at Top 40 radio, Mediabase reported Wednesday. Perry is on tap to play next year's Super Bowl halftime.

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