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“These types of audiences are so unique that I think over time they’re going to prove to be more and more valuable,” Mr. Burke said. He made his comments on a conference call with Wall Street analysts to discuss the second-quarter earnings report of Comcast.

Colbert to host concert aboard NYC’s Intrepid

Stephen Colbert is hosting another music extravaganza, and this time, he’s got missiles.

The comedian announced Tuesday on “The Colbert Report” that he will host a concert Aug. 10 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. Performing will be the Flaming Lips, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear, and the band fun.

Mr. Colbert is calling the event “StePhest Colbchella ‘012: RocktAugustFest.” The performances and Mr. Colbert’s interviews with each act will be shown on “The Report” during the week of Aug. 13.

Mr. Colbert quipped in a statement: “Does Bonnaroo have cruise missiles? I think not.”

The comedian last year hosted a week of music in his studio, dubbing the event “StePhest Colbchella ‘011: Rock You Like a Thirst-Icane.

Katie Couric takes stage as Buffett backup singer

Katie Couric is no brown-eyed girl, but she can hold her own singing backup for Jimmy Buffett.

The ABC newswoman and TV personality joined Mr. Buffett on stage for several songs Tuesday during a concert in Noblesville, Ind., about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Ms. Couric told WRTV-TV in Indianapolis that she thought it would be a fun, visual “little fling.”

Mr. Buffett, who covered and often performs the Van Morrison classic “Brown-eyed Girl” at his shows, says Ms. Couric can sing and thinks her performance “could be a career-starting move” for her.

Ms. Couric has other plans. She’ll launch a new daytime talk show titled “Katie” on Sept. 10.

• From wire dispatches and staff reports

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