I don't personally know much about sports, but I know an incredible catch when I see one. During a game between University of Central Florida and Temple, UCF junior wide receiver J.J. Worton had an acrobatic touchdown that saved the game. The throw, from the Temple 30-yard line, came from UCF teammate Blake Bortles.
These days, Lorde's song "Royals" is all over the radio. So this a cappella rendition, courtesy of the AcaBelles from Florida State University, is the perfect change of pace. The group takes the song and reimagines it, sans instruments. According to Huffington Post, the all-female group recently performed this rendition at The Vocal Company's acappellaEd program in Orlando, FL. I'm just pumped because this is obviously the real-life version of the film "Pitch Perfect."
It's an eclectic group of onsales this weekend, from Arcade Fire to Lady Gaga. More than 30 tickets will go on sale this weekend for Arcade Fire's latest tour, Reflektor. This arena tour — which starts March 6, 2014 in Louisville, KY — comes with a request from the band; they ask that attendees "dress up" in either formal attire or costume. Arcade Fire made a similar request for the round of shows they played at small clubs earlier this year.
Other bands with tickets onsale include Black Sabbath, for their 12-show tour in 2014, and co-headliners Journey & Steve Miller Band. Journey & Steve Miller Band's 2014 summer tour tickets go on sale in two waves: the first batch of tickets is available tomorrow, while the second goes on sale Dec. 6.
Meanwhile, Billy Joel has added two dates to his original one-night-only Madison Square Garden performance in January, while Lady Gaga will get started with some pre-tour shows in New York City. Gaga will actually perform at the famed Roseland Ballroom on March 28 and April 2. Given that her album, ARTPOP, was recently released, she'll likely be announcing a full tour soon.
A few sports tickets round out this week's onsales, including the NHL® Stadium Series Rangers vs. Devils in Bronx, NY; UFC® 169 in Newark, NJ; and WWE® Smackdown in Philadelphia, PA.
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It was announced this week that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will be closing its doors Jan. 4, 2014. But the show, which is currently performed at Foxwoods Theatre, won't be gone for good. Instead, the flashy production will head to Las Vegas, joining other theater shows such as Jersey Boys and Blue Man Group.
When Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened on Broadway, many feared it wouldn't last long. Prior to its debut, it had gained quite a bit of traction, but for all the wrong reasons; many were talking about its production-related troubles, including a need to retool the book and score, as well as stunt-related issues. Rehearsals and previews were both dragged on longer than anticipated when several actors were injured during the process. In fact, Spider-Man currently holds the record for longest preview period in history, with 182 performances.
Michael Cohl — producer for Spider-Man — told AP, "We can have a more exciting and better show in Las Vegas. To me, Las Vegas is the town of show business. ...If you look at our show, it's much, much more a spectacle and a Vegas show than a Broadway show. So I think we're going to have a great time there."