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Think back to 2002 and the few years following; what show did you watch religiously on Tuesday and Wednesday nights? Most likely your answer is American Idol. Now in its 14th season, American Idol is struggling to maintain its once enviable ratings. As a result, winners in recent years haven't been gaining the same level of stardom as some of their counterparts in the previous decade. However, in the earlier years of the show, winning the contest did not guarantee a life of Grammy Awards and stardom. On more than one occasion, finalists who didn’t come in first saw more success than the finalists who did.

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What's the Point of Singing Competition Shows?

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Once upon a time, singing competition shows launched careers for its winners. See: Kelly Clarkson; Carrie Underwood; Jordin Sparks.

But these days, that doesn't really seem to happen. So... what's the point of these singing competition shows, anyway?

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TicketNetwork.com September events preview

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According to at least one website, September 5 is Be Late for Something Day, and September 6 is Fight Procrastination Day. So you should get in one last procrastinator's hurrah on the 5th before you have to reform and actually get everything done on time. In other news, check out live events coming up in September:

Concerts

Bruce Springsteen: The Boss kicks off his North American tour on September 22, with dates scheduled through December 6.

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Rush: The Toronto group is heading up a tour beginning September 7 in Manchester, NH, with dates through December 2.

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Justin Bieber: Don't worry, Beliebers, it's finally time for the Biebs to hit the road. He begins his tour September 29 in Glendale, AZ.

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Other Concerts in September:

  • The American Idols Live tour ends on September 11.
  • Def Leppard & Poison end their tour on September 15.
  • Peter Gabriel kicks off his tour on September 16.

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TicketNetwork.com July events preview

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July has lots of things to look forward to, including Independence Day (July 4) and Embrace Your Geekness Day (July 13). But what about live events after the fireworks are over? Check out our guide for the top July events:

Concerts

American Idol Live: The hit talent show is hitting the road once again, kicking off a tour on July 6 in Detroit, MI. The show will visit dozens of cities before ending its tour in Milwaukee, WI, on September 11.

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Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks: The duo is joining forces for a brief summer tour. The Heart & Soul Tour begins in Cleveland, OH, on July 20, continuing through August 9.

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One Direction: The newest hit boy band continues its 2012 trek across North America through July 1. Tickets are also available for NEXT July (and June and August) for their 2013 dates.

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Other Concerts in July:

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd begins July 8.
  • Iron Maiden and Journey begin their respective tours July 21.
  • Celine Dion continues her Las Vegas residency.
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Facebook IPO Stumbles

Late last week, Facebook made history when it hit the Federal Stock Exchange by pricing its stocks at $38 a share, which raised $16 billion in the third biggest IPO in U.S. history and the largest by a technology company. The IPO also values Facebook at a whopping $104 billion, the largest ever valuation for a newly public company.

Ok, now I am not going to pretend to know what any of that previous paragraph means, but I do know one thing: Mark Zuckerberg and company may have overvalued themselves. Over the past week, the talk of the business world was that because of the overvaluation, shareholders have already lost over $100 million. Not good, hence the thumbs down.

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