At long last, the big day is nearly upon us. That's right, tickets for Garth Brook's comeback tour start going on sale Friday. If you're in Chicago or the surrounding areas, get ready to buy your tickets because you're up tomorrow. Of course, if you're anywhere else in the country, you're going to have to wait. Unfortunately, Garth hasn't yet released additional dates for the tour, and there isn't any indication of when he's planning to do so. So hold tight, Garth fans who live outside Chicagoland or don't want to travel there, because your day is coming!
Artists joining Brooks in onsales in the coming days include Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Iggy Azalea, and holiday favorite Mannheim Steamroller.
Over in sports, pro football teams continue to put their home games on sale. This Friday, the Arizona Cardinals have eight games on sale, the Baltimore Ravens have 10, and the St. Louis Rams have 16. Finally, the WWE has 19 of its various shows up for grabs.
There are plenty of baseball-related phrases we use regularly — situations can be "curveballs." People can play "hardball." If we do well, we "hit it out of the park." Things come out of "left field." But there are a few phrases we use that you may not know originate from baseball. Here are five of them!
#1 - Charley horse
You know those terrible cramps you sometimes get in your legs? Yeah, you know the ones. Apparently the first use of "Charley horse" to describe those pains was in 1887, among baseball players. These painful cramps were said to occur more frequently in baseball players, hence its sporty history. There aren't too many more details about the word (like, why is it a "Charley horse" exactly?), but it is agreed that the term has definitive baseball origins.
Regular readers of this blog may remember that a couple months ago we introduced a summer concerts guide to help concert-lovers to plan their summer's worth of jamming. Well, we're happy to announce that we've completely retrofitted the guide to help you locate any type of major event — concerts, sports, and theater — by region.
The 2014 Summer Events Guide is pretty straight forward. Simply select the region of the United States in which you live, followed by the category for which you're interested in finding events. You'll then be presented with a list of the top events for the remainder of July, as well as August and September. Further links will bring you to a larger selection of events for that month and category by state.
As summer wraps up, we'll be working to continuously update the guide year-round. If there is anything you'd like to see the guide do, comment below to let us know.
Start finding events near you by heading on over to the events guide!
Even the greatest of celebrities have employed alter egos — whether to help them perform onstage, or to try something new in their music, or just because they felt like it. Here are our picks for the top 10 celebrity alter egos.
#1 Beyoncé as Sasha Fierce
Although Beyoncé has a few alter egos under her belt — including her latest, Yoncé, and Mrs. Carter, the queen of her previous solo tour — it all started with Sasha Fierce. Sasha Fierce existed only on stage, allowing Beyoncé to separate Celebrity Beyoncé from Regular Beyoncé. In 2010, she said she had "killed" Sasha Fierce because she no longer needed her; since then, the singer has said, "I think Beyoncé is Beyoncé, Mrs. Carter is Beyoncé, Sasha Fierce is Beyoncé. And I’m finally at a place where I don’t have to separate the two."