Did you watch the American Music Awards last night? That's okay, I didn't either. But I do know there are some things people are talking about — Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake walking away with the most awards, for example, and the sheer volume of performances. There were performances by Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, One Direction, Imagine Dragons, Arianna Grande, and Justin Timberlake, as well as these three people are still buzzing about:
TLC Features Lil Mama
It was 20 years ago when TLC first performed at the AMAs. Last night, T-Boz and Chilli reunited to sing their hit, "Waterfalls." Lil Mama, who portrayed Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in the TLC biopic that aired on VH1 earlier this month, joined the two on stage and rapped Left Eye's verse.
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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