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Sam Smith Covers Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know'

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By now, you've probably heard of Sam Smith. He's been on everyone's mind lately, especially with the release of his cover of Whitney Houston's song "How Will I Know" — released late last week — which already has more than 2 million views.

The 22-year-old British singer is currently touring in intimate venues across the U.S., like the House of Blues and the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Check out Sam Smith's cover above, and let us know what you think!

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Concert news

With more than two years and 1,000 shows under its belt, Newsies will say goodbye to Broadway. The Disney musical is scheduled to close on Aug. 24 at the Nederlander Theatre. But it's not time to say so long for good — a national tour commences October 2014. The North American tour will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada beginning Oct. 11, 2014 and continuing through Aug. 16, 2015, with more dates likely to be announced.

Newsies on Broadway became a somewhat-unexpected hit for Disney. The company originally thought they would develop the musical for regional, stock, and amateur markets but were surprised when the musical fared well as a Broadway production. It was an especially welcome success, given that the original film version from 1992 didn't do well. In comparison, the Broadway version has racked up more than $100 million, while the movie version earned a mere $3 million.

See below for the production's upcomnig tour dates and visit the Newsies for more information on tickets.


What People Are Talking About


If you thought there was a chance you might escape the hype surrounding "Frozen" sometime in the near future... well, you're wrong. It looks like this movie will have an impact for at least a generation or two. As it turns out, the baby names "Elsa" and "Anna" are quickly gaining popularity. In the U.S., Elsa has seen an especially big jump as it broke into the top 100 baby names, sitting at 88. Anna, which has always been a relatively popular name, jumped two spots from 37 to 35. But in Sweden, Elsa is the third most popular name, while Anna is in the top 12 names in Austria, Hungary, Iceland, Denmark, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands. Alas, "Olaf" doesn't seem to be growing in popularity. Sorry, anthropomorphic snowman.


Frozen, Drake vs. Lil Wayne Among Onsales This Week

Onsales This Week

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Thurs/Mon DoI: Frozen Buy tickets
Fri/Sat Drake vs Lil Wayne Buy tickets
Fri Luke Bryan Buy tickets
Fri Blue Man Group Buy tickets
Fri Cirque du Soleil - Varekai Buy tickets
Fri The Wiggles Buy tickets
Fri Phantom of the Opera Buy tickets
Fri Cirque du Soleil - Dralion Buy tickets
Fri WWE Buy tickets
Sat Celine Dion Buy tickets
Mon The Book of Mormon Buy tickets

The hype surrounding Disney On Ice: Frozen is just getting started. This week, there are three additional Frozen onsales to add to its growing list. The ice-skating show, which features characters Elsa and Anna, is expected to add a slew of new dates to the west coast for late 2015.

In concerts, Drake and Lil Wayne are the latest acts to announce they'll co-headline a tour. Onsales for the 31-date Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour starts Friday, with other tickets available for purchase this and next Saturday. Their tour will hit cities such as Chicago, L.A., Atlanta, New York, and Houston.

Celine Dion also has 31 shows going on sale for her Las Vegas residency, which is rumored to continue through 2019. Other big onsales this week include kid-friendly band The Wiggles; Broadway hits The Book of Mormon and Phantom of the Opera; and various WWE shows.

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11-Year-Old Lucy Li Gets People Talking About U.S. Open

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Golf just isn't one of those sports that tends to make headlines the way football and basketball do. But thanks to Lucy Li, the sport is suddenly interesting. The 11-year-old from Redwood Shores, CA, is only in sixth grade, but people are already calling her a golf prodigy. She's one of the youngest players to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open and will be playing Pinehurst No. 2 against some of the world's best golf players.

In short: she's pretty awesome.


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