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    Jimmy Buffett added to Fenway summer concert slate

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    Jimmy Buffett

    Would you be shocked to hear that Jimmy Buffett is playing at Fenway Park this summer? Didn’t think so.

    But it’s true. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are playing at the ballpark Aug. 9, his first appearance at Fenway since 2004. And that’s not all. Huey Lewis & The News will open the show, which is sure to enhance the whole Margaritaville experience.

    There’s renewed interest in Buffett these days because a musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” is headed to Broadway next month.

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    In addition to Buffett, the folks at Fenway (and Live Nation) have several shows lined up this summer, includng Cheap Trick, Journey, and Def Leppard -- yes, all that retro goodness in one night -- Billy Joel, the Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, and Pearl Jam. Tickets for Buffett go on sale Feb. 23.