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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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Judas Priest Shows Have Highlight in this Week's Onsales

Onsales This Week

Events onsale this week
Day(s)Event  
Fri Judas Priest Buy tickets
Fri Luke Bryan Buy tickets
Fri Allman Brothers Band Buy tickets
Fri T-Pain Buy tickets
Fri Trace Adkins Buy tickets
Fri Cirque du Soleil: Dralion Buy tickets
Sun, Mon Wicked Buy tickets
Mon Kinky Boots Buy tickets
Tue New England Patriots Buy tickets

This week, heavy metal band Judas Priest has several shows on sale for the tour in support of its latest album, Redeemer of Souls. Many of the shows are on sale Friday, but some are set for next week. Other artists onsales in the coming week include Luke Bryan and The Allman Brothers Band. We're also keeping an eye out for Garth Brooks tour dates, which are slated to be announced on Monday.

In theater, Wicked has a couple dozen shows on sale in the next few days, including 16 in New York that go up on Monday and 24 in Melbourne, Australia, that go on sale Sunday.

Finally, in sports, there are New England Patriots tickets on sale this coming Tuesday.

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Top 5 Baseball Player Cameos in Movies and TV

For as long as anyone can remember, athletes have wanted to be actors or musicians and vice-versa. Today we celebrate all those baseball players who took their shot in the TV/Movie business. Here are my Top 5 appearances in TV shows or movies by baseball players:

The Simpsons

Players Featured: Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey, Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, José Canseco, Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry and Mike Scioscia

If you were to ask a "Simpsons" fan the question: what is the best episode ever? The majority of them would answer "Homer at the Bat." The 1992 episode of the classic cartoon features nine MLB players, each of whom have funny scenes throughout the episode. From Bart heckling Darryl Strawberry from the stands to Mr. Burns yelling at Don Mattingly to shave his sideburns, this is definitely the best example of MLB cameos.

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Have a great, safe weekend everyone!

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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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