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The store in a city with a population of about 6,100 wound up with more than 70,000 “likes.” The surrounding borough, which Alaska has rather than counties, has about 14,000 people.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Sarah Spencer said details of the trip are still being worked out, including whether it will be a one- or two-day appearance.

Pitbull will spend time in the community and with Wal-Mart employees, Ms. Spencer said.

Pitbull appeared in a YouTube video Tuesday while on tour in Madrid.

“I heard that Kodiak, Alaska, has the most likes due to someone who thinks he was playing a prank,” Pitbull said on the video. “I said, ‘OK, great, this sounds really good.’ You have to understand I will go anywhere in the world for my fans.”

And he doesn’t want to make the trip alone.

“I want to invite that someone who thinks it’s a joke to Kodiak, Alaska, with me,” he said.

It appears that invitation will be accepted.

In an email to the Associated Press, Mr. Thorpe said it’s “very likely” he’ll be in Kodiak. Mr. Thorpe said he had to “raise the funds to get to Kodiak on my own, since Pitbull’s invitation doesn’t include actually getting me there.”

Mr. Thorpe said he doesn’t really have anything against Pitbull, and instead saw this as a way “to disrupt a corporate social media campaign, since they really set themselves up for it.”

He said he did make a little fun of Pitbull in his column “for having to act enthusiastic about being sent to a random Wal-Mart, so I wanted to make sure he went somewhere interesting.”

‘Motown’ producers seek young Jackson, Wonder

Producers of a musical based on the life of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are seeking an exceptionally talented young actor — one who can play a preteen Gordy, a young Michael Jackson and a precocious Stevie Wonder.

Mr. Gordy launched an audition website on Tuesday to help find the young man between the ages of 8 and 11 who can sing, dance and act like the King of Pop in his Jackson 5 days and Mr. Wonder at about age 11.

“Motown” will open on Broadway next spring.

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