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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is back with a vengeance. The country singer made headlines recently for two reasons: one, because he held a press conference yesterday to confirm his return to music and the concert stage (the latter of which he first revealed back in December during a "Good Morning America" appearance, at left); and two, because of Ireland. Poor ol' Ireland. Back in December, Brooks announced he would play two comeback concerts at Croke Park Stadium. When the shows sold out immediately, he added three more dates and ultimately sold more than 400,000 tickets for the five-night event. But several businesses and residents near the stadium complained about the shows; as a rule, only three "special events" are supposed to take place each year at the stadium. They asked him to cancel two of his shows. In response, Brooks — citing a desire to be fair to all of his Irish fans — cancelled all five shows. Basically: it's kind of a mess. Ireland aside, however, Brooks used his press conference to confirm several things: new music by the end of July; a new album sometime around Black Friday (his first, by the way, since 2001); and when more details about his upcoming tour will be released (July 14). All in all, given that people are talking about Garth Brooks again, I'd say it's probably a pretty good week for him.

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5 Summer Events Kids Will Love

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School's out, which is the perfect time to find something fun for the entire family to do. Whether your kids are sports enthusiasts or superhero fans, there are plenty of things for them to do this summer. Here are our top 5!

#1 Baseball Game

Baseball games are a staple of the spring and summer months. First, there's the game itself: baseball is one of the most beloved sports in America. Kids, especially those on a Little League team, will adore seeing the live-action game in person. There's nothing quite like hearing the crack of the bat or seeing the players we idolize from afar live in person. Baseball games are a fun family affair too, providing a chance to root for your favorite team together. Plus, it's a great chance to enjoy the outdoors on a nice summer day, indulge in concession stand food, and get caught up in the excitement of the experience. (Plus, we may or may not be running a pretty cool baseball promotion to go along with this one. Just sayin'.)

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Buying baseball tickets just got a little better! With "Buy in July," TicketNetwork.com is trying to make your baseball tickets free — and who doesn't love free?

Fans don't have to do anything different; just buy tickets from TicketNetwork.com to see your favorite teams play. If the home team from your July purchase wins the World Series, you can get your money back. Seriously. It's that simple.

So the only question is: which team(s) will you be buying tickets for?

For full details, visit our Buy in July page.

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It's the middle of summer and there are two kinds of people: those who want to spend some time outside, basking in the sun, and those who want nothing more than to take shelter in the nearest air conditioned building. Thankfully, there's live entertainment in both camps this month.

For those wishing to soak up the sun, there are several tours that visit outdoor arenas, like Phish and Justin Timberlake, as well as a handful of outdoor festivals, including Summerfest and Pitchfork Music Festival. There are also baseball games jam-packed through July.

But for a break from the heat, wrestling events such as WWE Background might do the trick, or there are theater events, including Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which Neil Patrick Harris will soon be leaving, and Marvel Universe Live!, a superhero-filled, live action adventure people of all ages will enjoy.

Here's a closer look at what's happening this July.

Concerts

Justin Timberlake: The pop singer kicks off his second North American leg for The 20/20 Experience World Tour on July 9. Timberlake will first visit Buffalo, NY, and is scheduled to wrap his tour just before Christmas, on Dec. 20.

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Phish: Following the release of their 12th studio album Fuego, Phish heads out on its 2014 U.S. tour. It kicks off July 1 in Mansfield, MA, stopping in major cities like Chicago, IL; Charlotte, NC; and Birmingham, AL.

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Crosby, Stills and Nash: Starting July 2, Crosby, Stills, and Nash embark on their summer 2014 tour, which goes through October. As part of the tour, the band will perform three nights at the iconic Beacon Theatre in New York — July 8, July 9, and July 11.

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