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Ke$ha to perform at Illinois State Fair

Published: Sunday, April 7, 2013 4:00 a.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Popular rapper Ke$ha is the latest performer to be named to the Illinois State Fair entertainment line-up.

The singer-songwriter whose debut album "Animal" had eight Top Ten hits is scheduled to perform Aug. 17.

Fair organizers say the annual event now has a show to satisfy every musical taste.

Ke$ha joins country stars Billy Currington, The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Thompson Square and Gary Allan on the grandstand schedule.

Guitarist John Mayer and rock legends Styx and REO Speedwagon also will perform.

Tickets to see Mayer and Keith already are on sale. Tickets for all other shows go on sale April 27.

The state fair will be held Aug. 8 through 18.

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