Billboard Bits: Rev. Run, Duran Duran, 46664 Arctic

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RunRun-DMC's Reverend Run will open his home to MTV cameras for the new reality series "Run's House." The show will hit the airwaves at the end of the year and was brought to MTV by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy TV and Run's brother, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons.

"Run's House" will chronicle the artist in the midst of recording his debut solo album while attempting to raise his five children, who range in age from nine to 21. The show is also expected to feature appearances by Simmons, who lives down the street from Run in Saddle River, N.J.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

DuranDuran Duran has been added to the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series, which,
as previously reported, will find artists performing one-off shows with a local orchestra. Duran Duran will join the Orlando Philharmonic for a July 18 engagement at the city's Orange County Convention Center. Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow (May 17) via

LeAnn Rimes will kick off the series May 23 with the Boston Pops at the city's Symphony Hall, followed by Seal on June 13 at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall and Jewel July 30 in Cleveland.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

RobRobert Plant and Strange Sensation, Angelique Kidjo, Queen's Brian May, Razorlight and Zucchero are some of the artists confirmed for the 46664 Arctic concert, to be held June 11 in Tromso, Norway. According to May's
official Web site, other performers for the benefit include Bongo Maffin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Johnny Clegg and the Corrs' Sharon Corr, plus such Scandanavian musicians as Ane Brun, Anneli Drecker, Saybia and Madrugada.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela will attend the concert, the third such 46664 event of the year. The organization is dedicated to advancing education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

-- Jason MacNeil, Toronto