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Boss is out, but Pitbull and Scissor Sisters on the way

Jessica Alba also among the confirmed for groups’ Super-O-Rama finale party

All reports are that Bruce Springsteen won’t be on stage in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention in September.

However, actress Jessica Alba, rapper Pitbull and alt-rock’s Scissor Sisters will headline the Super-O-Rama Party at an invitation-only event at Fillmore Charlotte after President Barack Obama’s speech on Sept. 6.

A news report Thursday said the Boss would perform with Bono during a Politico-sponsored charity event for Bono’s ONE, an anti-poverty organization. Politico later said that report wasn’t correct. An announcement on ONE is expected next week.

WCNC-TV reported that Eminem, Styx and rapper Nicki Minaj had been confirmed for private parties during the DNC. However, other sources indicated Minaj may be replaced by Flo Rida, while other sources cast doubts on Styx and Eminem.

So who is coming? Creative Coalition, a nonprofit promoting the arts and entertainment communities, is bringing the B-52s for a benefit. And John Legend, who performed at the Democratic convention in Denver in 2008, also is expected to be in Charlotte that week.

In an appearance confirmed by Observer sources, The Roots, the Grammy-winning hip-hop/neo-soul group and house band for Jimmy Fallon, will perform at an invitation-only event at Amos’ Southend and later at a private event sponsored by Startup/Rock On.

To end the week, three groups will throw the Super-O-Rama Party – Priorities USA Action, Majority PAC and House Majority PAC. Alba, known for roles in “Fantastic Four,” “Sin City” and “Dark Angel,” will host along with her husband, producer Cash Warren.

Miami native Pitbull is known for his singles “Get It Started” with Shakira, and “Back in Time.”

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