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Lady Gaga heads to HBO for special

HBO is boarding the S.S. Lady Gaga, presenting a solo concert broadcast May 7 that will be taped next week.

“Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden” will feature L.G. accompanied by a 10-piece band and 10 backup dancers.

“Lady Gaga is the single most exciting music talent on the scene today,” HBO Entertainment prexy Sue Naegle said. “We’re especially thrilled that she’ll be creating unique new elements for the special that will make the show an even more memorable experience for our viewers.”

Lady Gaga on Sunday received three Grammys: female pop vocal performance, pop vocal album and short form musicvideo, giving her a career total of five. The HBO special is airing 16 days before the scheduled release of her next album, “Born This Way.”

Lauriann Gibson, who has choreographed most of Lady Gaga’s videos, will direct the special, with Lady Gaga, Troy Carter, Vincent Herbert and Jimmy Iovine producing.

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