-- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert promoter Guerilla Union (Rock the Bells), will produce the event. It will feature performances from Sage Francis, Little Brother, Jedi Mind Tricks, Living Legends and Hieroglyphics, among others. Flash memory card producer SanDisk is sponsoring the event. Tickets go on sale Jan. 24 for $35 via guerillaunion.com. Last year's 10-date Paid Dues festival visited a handful of cities in North America, some of which collided with traveling Rock the Bells festival. It was unclear at deadline if the 2008 Paid Dues event would expand beyond the one-off festival date.

-- John Rich (Big & Rich), Randy Owen (Alabama), Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler and Gretchen Wilson have been added to the lineup for Phoenix Rising!, a Feb. 25 benefit concert to aid survivors of the tragic fire in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 100 people during a Great White performance at the Station nightclub in 2003. The Feb. 25 benefit show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., will also feature performances from Tom Scholz (Boston), Aaron Lewis (Staind), Tesla, Twisted Sister, Kevin Max and Stryper. Rich will host the country portion of the event, while Dee Snider will oversee the rock aspect. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the nonprofit Station Family Fund, which provides survivors with funds for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.

-- Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor has partnered with The Cordish Company to develop Philly Live!, a multimillion-dollar mixed-use retail, dining and entertainment district. The South Philadelphia project will be developed in the area adjacent to the 21,000-capacity Wachovia Center. Details for the entertainment district are expected to roll out in the coming months, and it is uncertain if the project will feature new concert venues, according to a spokesperson for the Cordish Company. Among Cordish Company's numerous U.S. projects is Kansas City, Mo.'s $850 million Power & Light District, which sits adjacent to the new 18,500-seat Sprint Center.