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The month of October is without question best-known for being the month in which Halloween takes place. But did you know that it is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? There is nothing better than a rescue dog, so if you are looking for a puppy, it's definitely the way to go. Not a dog person? It's also Eat A Country Ham Month. So there you go.

When you're not playing with your new dog or eating a country ham, here are some events taking place in October:

Concerts

Weird Al Yankovic: Weird Al will be bringing his parody tunes to the stage this month, beginning his latest tour on October 4 in Anaheim, CA.

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Elton John: The singing legend returns to Las Vegas to continue his residency at Caesars Palace with shows beginning October 10.

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Justin Bieber: After beginning his tour late in September, Justin Bieber will take the stage in nearly 20 different cities during the month of October.

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Other Concerts in October:

  • Wiz Khalifa begins his 2050 Tour on October 12.
  • Guns N' Roses kick off their tour on October 31.
  • Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young all continue their respective tours throughout the month.
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For those of you out there that did not know, today is National Donut Day! A day to celebrate one of the most delicious confections ever created. Actually, the date has a little more history than that. The holiday dates back to 1938 and was created by the Salvation Army to honor women who handed out donuts on the front lines of World War I. Seriously. Click here to read about it.

Nowadays, National Donut Day is an excuse to partake in the wonderful treat. I got mine through the free donut promotion from Dunkin' Donuts. Yummy.

I also thought this would be a good time to rank my Top 5 favorite donuts. Let me know if you agree/disagree in the comments below.

#5 - Jelly Donut

The jelly-filled donut is one of the most delicious, albeit messy, donuts out there. In fact, its messiness is what ultimately dropped it down this list. I challenge anyone to eat a jelly donut without getting powdered sugar or jelly all over their clothing. It's almost guaranteed to happen to me, but it's a risk worth taking.

#4 - French Cruller

There is no classier way to eat a donut than eating a french cruller. So light and airy, and oh-so-delicious. Almost makes you feel like you are better than the person next you...almost.

#3 - Sprinkled Donut

The rainbow sprinkled donut is a feast for the eyes. Whenever someone opens the box of donuts, your eyes are immediately drawn to all the pretty colors. Nothing is more disappointing than when whoever made the donuts skimps on the sprinkles. Come on, donut man, give the people what they want! MORE SPRINKLES!

#2 - Boston Creme Donut

The Boston creme donut is a donut that is definitely not for everyone. But for those of us who love them, the combination of custard and chocolate is almost unbeatable. Boston creme is undeniably the king of the filled donuts.

#1 - Glazed Donut

Does it get any more classic than the glazed donut? Just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and light enough that you could polish off a half dozen without blinking. I have yet to find someone who does not like a glazed donut, and if you know someone, immediately give them a stern look and eat a glazed donut right in their face.

Happy National Donut Day! Now go stuff your faces!

TicketNetwork.com March live events preview

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Spring is right around the corner and with the temperature warming up, so will the sports, concert and theater events in March. This month features plenty of great holidays including St. Patrick's Day, If Pets Had Thumbs Day and International Fanny Pack Day. Whatever you're into, there are plenty of great things going on in March. Check out an overview below.

Concerts

Bruce Springsteen: "The Boss" is back and about to embark on yet another tour with the E Street Band. The tour begins on March 18 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.

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Straight No Chaser: The a cappella group that was originally created on the campus of Indiana University before becoming a YouTube sensation will head out on a North American tour starting March 6 in Winnipeg.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Having sold over 70 million albums during their storied career, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have fans worldwide. Those fans will have a chance to see RHCP in person when they start their tour March 29 in Tampa, FL.

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Valentine's Day tickets

Happy Valentine's Day! It's a day of love...or depression, depending on whether you're single and happy about it or not. Regardless, we all hope that you have a wonderful day. (And if you don't, just remember that tomorrow there will be tons of half-price chocolate available.)

In other news, we would like to announce the winner of our celebrity baby name contest. Thanks to everyone who entered over the weekend! We have come to a unanimous decision on the winner...congratulations to Emily! Her winning entry is below:

Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale) + Piper Maru (Gillian Anderson) + Seven Sirius (Erykah Badu & Andre 3000) = Rock, Piper, Sirius

Emily has won a $50 TicketNetwork gift card, along with a cool swag bag! Congrats to Emily, and to everyone else, stay tuned for more blog contests in the future! #bringbackthepack

 

TicketNetwork February live events preview

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It's easy to get stuck in the doldrums during the cold and cloudy winter, but how can you be sad when it's National Grapefruit Month? February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is still plenty going on (especially with the extra leap day!). Check out an overview below.

Concerts

Elton John: The legend is kicking off his Las Vegas residency on February 9, featuring lots of his greatest hits in "The Million Dollar Piano" show.

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Big Time Rush: The Nickelodeon boy band is touring the country this spring, beginning in Las Vegas on February 17.

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Van Halen: Rock fans will definitely not want to miss the latest tour of classic rock, featuring original front man David Lee Roth.

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