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The Tale of Pierre the Pelican, Told in Tweets

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In October 2013, the New Orleans Pelicans realized they had a problem.

Their mascot was terrifying.

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November 2013 Events Image

With the winter holidays creeping up on us, so, too, will the holiday shows. This month, Christmas and winter-themed productions come in the form of theater shows like Elf and White Christmas and concerts like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In sports, November is the first full month in the NBA season, and there are several WWE events to choose from.

Concerts

Justin Timberlake: The Justin Timberlake solo tour for "The 20/20 Experience" (parts 1 and 2) begins tonight. Throughout November, JT will visit cities like Brooklyn, Columbus, Memphis, and Vegas.

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Mannheim Steamroller: 'Tis the season for holiday concerts like Mannheim Steamroller. The Christmas tour spans the holiday season from Nov. 2 through Dec. 29.

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TSO: The famous rock opera begins its annual holiday tour Nov. 13 in Toledo, OH.

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October 2013 Events Image

It's a pretty great time of the year for sports, concerts, and theater, given that each category has a plethora of events to choose from. Big names like Elton John and Kanye West will launch U.S. tours this month, while the NFL season continues on strong (as if there was ever any doubt). On top of that, NBA has its pre-season while MLB heads into its postseason, and several shows — including one about legendary musician Janis Joplin — open on Broadway.

Concerts

Pink: She opens her latest tour, "The Truth About Love," Oct. 10 in Oakland, CA, which she follows up with several California performances before sweeping through the rest of the U.S.

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Elton John: Though he's spent plenty of time at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, this month, Elton John takes his show on tour. First up: Austin, TX, Oct. 17

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Kanye West: In his first solo tour in five years, Kanye West teams up with up-and-coming rap star Kendrick Lamar. The tour starts in Seattle, WA, Oct 19, hitting cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York along the way.

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What People Are Talking About

This week, Batman will make his triumphant return as a kid from Bahston; 'NSync is messing with us; and Allen Iverson is ready to retire.

Ben Affleck is Batman

The internet has lots of opinions, and the no one can decide if Ben Affleck as Batman is the best or worst decision DC has made for its upcoming "Superman" sequel. All we know is we have a lot of feelings. Some are arguing that Ben Affleck as Batman is a horrible, awful, rotten, no-good choice — likely in part because Ben Affleck is known as a less-than-fantastic actor. On other parts of the internet, however, some are saying Ben as Batman is actually an excellent choice. He likes comics, he recently did well critically with "Argo," and similar hoopla surrounded Heath Ledger when he was cast as The Joker, which turned out to be one of the most well-acted roles of all time. So the jury's out, but it's still fun to fight about it. Let's keep in mind that Ben Affleck was in "Daredevil"... and we all know how that ended up.

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What People Are Talking About

This week, I almost wrote about Lauren Conrad's new book coming out, but no one is talking about that except... well, me. And Lauren Conrad. So instead, let's discuss an 11-year-old's awesome National Anthem rendition, Kanye West's impeccable interview skills, and the return of HBO's "True Blood" for its season 6 premiere.

NBA Finals National Anthem

11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz's performed the National Anthem at game 3 of the NBA Finals earlier this week. People immediately took to Twitter, angry that Cruz was the one selected to sing the National Anthem because apparently he didn't look "American" enough, whatever that means. Thankfully, those people were in the minority, and many rallied behind Sebastien not only because it's the right thing to do, but because his performance was awesome. Sebastien was invited back to sing at Game 4 of the finals — with an introduction by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his wife. Kudos to Sebastien for taking it all in stride. Also, how cute is his mariachi outfit?

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