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Tuesday, August 20 News

Tickets going on sale for YouTube star JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour stop at Webster Bank Arena

Tickets are going on sale for Nickelodeon JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, which is scheduled to stop Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena.

Special package pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 12, at 10 a.m., though Thursday, June 13, at 10 p.m., with general public tickets going on sale Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m.

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Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur and social media influencer, as well as a New York Times bestselling author and the star of Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties.” She is known for appearing for two seasons on “Dance Moms,” along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, and for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store.”

The star was in the news this week when her makeup line with the accessories retail chain Claire’s was pulled from shleves after testing positive for asbestos.

The former “Dance Moms” star and popular YouTube personality partnered with the national retailer to bring fans the cosmetics offering containing eye shadow, lip gloss and nail polish, after the successful 2017 launch of her signature hair bows.

The 16-year-old performer’s makeup set containing eyeshadow, two lip glosses and nail polish has been a top seller among the young influencer’s nearly 10 million YouTube subscribers that primarily comprises teenagers and young girls.

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In pulling the product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deemed it “dangerous,” citing trace amount of the controversial substance, which has been linked with cancer.

The FDA put out a warning on Twitter. “Today, the FDA is releasing new results from its continued testing of cosmetic products for asbestos & is warning consumers to not use 2 additional products that have tested positive for asbestos & have been recalled,” the tweet read.

Claire’s issued a statement, saying it “stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations,” Claire’s said in a statement to USA Today. “In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products. We will provide a full refund to any customers who purchased the product.”

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