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Chicago Bulls

By David Jacobs | November 12th, 2013

During the 2013-2014 NBA season, Chicago fans can expect plenty of excitement from their home basketball team as the Bulls are ready to return to the hardwood after last year’s wildly successful post-season run. The Bulls are also looking to return to the courts with energy this year, not only to redeem themselves after a heartbreaking loss in the 2012-2013 post-season, but because the team will have their leader back on the floor with this for this season. For the 2013-2014 schedule, fans can expect to see Derrick Rose back on the court and back in his Chicago Bulls jersey. After dealing with a serious ACL injury last year, that left him out for the entire season, many have been anxiously awaiting the return of the team’s former leading scorer.

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The Bulls will not only be welcoming back Derrick Rose, but a number of key contributors from last year’s time. This includes stars Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich. The two scorers will be joining a now healthy Loul Deng on the floor to help once again bring the Bulls to the top of their division. This collection of some of the team’s top players, were looking to come out with a bang in their season opener against reigning champions; the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, the Bulls lost this matchup is a close game. However, the team showed promise and solid performances not only from the team’s veteran players, but their rookies, have fans excited for the future. Rookies such as Tony Snell and Erik Murphy are expected to be big contributors to the Bulls this season.

Chicago Blackhawks

By David Jacobs | November 12th, 2013

During the 2013-2014 NHL season, the infamous United Center in Chicago can be expected to be louder and more exciting than ever. This is because the Chicago Blackhawks are back for the 2013-2014 season and ready to take on a full season of play, after last year’s shortened season. The Blackhawks are also looking to return to the ice to protect the Stanley Cup Trophy. As the reigning Stanley Cup winners, this team will have a lot to live up to in the league, but with a full roster of some of the team’s top players on their lineup, it seems as though the Blackhawks are more than ready to take on the challenge.

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Last year was the fifth time in the team’s history that they have come away with the Stanley Cup Trophy, and with this success behind them, the team is focused on maintaining a longstanding reputation of excellence within the league moving forward. This is because in addition to winning the Stanley Cup, last year the team also took at least one point in each of their first 26 games, were the winners of the Central Division and the top team in the Western Conference. They also walked away with the President’s Trophy at the end of the 2013 season.

Winter Holiday Theater Time

By David Jacobs | November 9th, 2013

With Christmas right around the corner, there have been a number of announcements regarding live theatrical performances that have been unveiled this week, that are sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit. Many of these shows will begin their runs and their live tours this week, so those looking to see some specialty live shows to get them in the holiday spirit will want to act quickly to get their tickets to some of these events.

A Christmas Story is one of the most beloved cult classic holiday films of all time and during the holiday season this story is brought to life in a new way with its live theatrical production. This year the live showings of this story will officially kick off in Boston, MA on November 20th. From there the show will continue to tour around the country throughout the holiday season.

Paul Simon & Sting together and Kanye West Touring

By David Jacobs | November 9th, 2013

This week concert goers were surprised to hear an announcement from famed rapper Kanye West about his current tour plans. The rapper has been on the road for his much talked about “Yeezus” tour since earlier this month. However, the singer cancelled six of his shows and went on a brief hiatus. Now the performer has revealed that his tour has plans to return to the stage after the unexpected break. West is currently planning on resuming the North American leg of his tour starting on November 16th. From there, the tour will continue along with its original tour schedule and make the rest of the stops, as planned on the tour. The rapper has also revealed that the shows in Chicago, Auburn Hills, MI and Toronto have been rescheduled for December. However, the cancelled shows in Denver, Minneapolis and Columbus, OH will not be rescheduled. During these shows, fans of the performer can except to hear music from the rappers’ sixth album “Yeezus.” Tickets for the newly rescheduled shows are now on sale.

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700 Sundays and Miley Cyrus

By David Jacobs | November 8th, 2013

In the middle of the week, two of the most well-known performers in the entertainment business made two very different announcements about their upcoming scheduled performances. One of the first announcements of the week came from the multi-talented Billy Crystal. The actor revealed that he will be making his official return to the Broadway stage with his Tony Award winning play, 700 Sundays. This unique play is actually an autobiographical re-telling of his childhood, in Manhattan. The actor will be taking on the roles of several different parts, playing different characters that had influenced his life as a child. When the show originally debuted in 2005, it won a Tony Award and now the actor is looking to bring the show back to the stage. The production will officially re-open on November 13th at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. The run is scheduled to last through January 5th. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those looking to see this unique performance unfold live.

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Oldies But Goodies Plus Some Serious Country

By David Jacobs | November 6th, 2013

This week a major tour announcement from one of the most popular jazz singers in the business has had music fans excited for what spring 2014 will hold. This announcement came from Jazz singer Diana Krall. The songstress revealed information about her upcoming worldwide tour called the “Glad Rag Tour” revealing the official stops for the final leg of this jaunt. According to the announcement the last leg of the tour will begin on April 4th in Northridge, California before it visits several theaters across the West Coast. The final leg of the tour will then wrap up on April 16th in Seattle. The tour will be promoting the singer’s latest album, her 11th studio record, titled “Glad Rag Doll.” Krall is currently on the road and has already performed 109 different shows promoting this latest record on this massive world tour event.

Another major music announcement this week came from Neil Young. The performer, along with his band Crazy Horse had announced earlier this week that they had to cancel their tour due to an injury of the Crazy Horse guitarist. However, there is now good news for Neil Young fans. The performer revealed that he will be performing four new shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The newly unveiled shows will be taking place his January with performances being held January 6th-10th. Tickets are now on sale and available to the public for those who want to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse take the stage live in a new concert event.

The Eagles, Luke Bryan and Blackberry Smoke

By David Jacobs | November 6th, 2013

This week, there were several big announcements about upcoming tour events that will have music fans excited. One of the biggest announcements of the week came when The Eagles announced that they will be adding new shows to their current tour event. The band is currently out promoting this tour called the “History of Eagles” tour which is slated to wrap up on November 23rd. The band has just revealed that they have plans to expand this tour into 2014 with a six night residency at Inglewood, California’s Forum. These shows will take place from January 15th through January 25th. Tickets for these new shows are on sale now and available to the public.

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Another big rock announcement came from the Southern rock-country band Blackberry Smoke. The group revealed that they will be heading out on a new tour event that will take them across North America throughout 2014. The tour will be called the “Fire in the Hole” tour and will include stops in the United States as well as Toronto. The tour will officially kick off in January 2014 and the band will stay on the road throughout January, February, March and April. The tour will be in support of the band’s latest album “The Whipporwill” which was a top ten album on the US charts. Tickets are on sale now to see this tour event live.

November Tour Update

By David Jacobs | November 3rd, 2013

This week, there were several big announcements that rocked the music world, beginning with an announcement from the iconic perform Billy Joel. The singer revealed that he will be heading to the Brooklyn Barclays Center to perform on New Year’s Eve this year. This performance will follow a number of European stops that the singer is slated to make. The Grammy winner is currently performing in England and Ireland this week before heading back to the United States. The New Year’s Eve show is expected to sell out quickly with Joel at the head of the performance. The concert will also include opening acts from Ben Folds Five. After the show, on January 7th, Joel will also be making a major performance at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The tickets to see this one of a kind performance go on sale November 9th to the public.

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Winter Sports Time

By David Jacobs | November 3rd, 2013

This week, sports fans have been buzzing now that the NBA has officially kicked off. This week, the official NBA season began on Tuesday night with the must see matchup between the defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. Now that the first came of the season has officially taken place, the season is officially underway. After the world series came to a close this week, with the Boston Red Sox coming out on This season, fans will once again be looking to the Miami Heat to see if they can come out on top again for the season. Other big teams to watch this year will be the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, among others. All week, different teams will be hosting their own opening night events, with several opening games being held this Friday November 1st. On November 1st, teams such as Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, and Boston will all be hosting their own opening night events. Tickets for these games and for games throughout the rest of the season are available now to the public.

Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Eat World and Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By David Jacobs | October 30th, 2013

This week, pop starlet Miley Cyrus made a major announcement regarding her upcoming tour plans. The much talked about singer visited the stage of Saturday Night Live over the weekend to make an announcement regarding her new 2014 tour. The singer made the official announcement, revealing that the tour would be called the “Bangerz” tour, the same name as her latest album. While on tour, fans of the performer can expect to hear some of the biggest songs from this wildly popular new album. During the announcement, the singer did not provide any details on dates for the tour. Official dates and stops for the jaunt are expected to be released sometime within the next month. The massive tour event is expected to take the singer to various stops across North America.

While many are excited about the long awaited Miley Cyrus concert, another big tour announcement was also revealed this week that has rock fans ready for the new tour season. The rock band Jimmy Eat World revealed that they will be doing eight performances in the United States following their upcoming European tour. The band is slated to be on tour until November 19th. Then they will travel to the United States for a string of shows that will begin on December 6th in Orlando, Florida. These shows will keep the band on the road until December 31st. On this new tour, the rockers will be promoting their eighth studio album “Damage” that was released earlier this year. Tickets for these new shows are on sale now and available to the public.

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