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Charlie Sheen Makes Up the Difference, and Then Some
Earlier in the week, LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles made the news when a local burger joint posted a copy of a receipt showing that the NFL star had left a 20 cent tip on a $61.56 tab. For the record, LeSean says it isn't true. But, the story...
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Does Your New iPhone Measure Up?
The day after the announcement of the new Apple iPhones, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan were discussing the size of the apparati. And things got hilariously out of control as Kelly demanded to know just how big the 5.5-inch model was. Without a...
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Can She See the Jail From Her House?
Over the weekend, the former first family of Alaska might have been involved in a brawl. That's what some official and not-so-much sources are reporting, anyway, about Sarah Palin and her family. The communications director of the Anchorage PD...
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National Football League's Mean Tweets
Jimmy Kimmel seems to have hit on a pretty cool concept – having celebrities read some nasty things that people have Tweeted about them. The most recent edition, just in time for the football season, features NFL players. Check it...
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Mike Tyson Endorses... Who?
Mike Tyson visited Toronto this week to appear in his one-man Broadway show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." While he was there, he met with Toronto's mayor, Rob Ford, and took the time to endorse Ford's re-election bid. You'll recall that Ford has...
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History Terminated in California?
Once upon a time, Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California. And one upon a time, he was also married to Maria Shriver, but that marriage ended badly, in divorce, after the world found out that Arnold had fathered a child with their longtime...
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She's done!
On the MIX Facebook page I put a post up about the 2014 Most Wanted Toys for this holiday season. It's got a countdown of shopping days until Christmas. 104 days today. Look what Dianna shared... How far along are you w/ your holiday shopping?
Do this...
This week got my MAMMO. If you are due for one, or should have one and never have.... please do it! Take care of yourself. If you are uninsured or underinsured, there is assistance available. Click here Guys need to take care too w/ their Prostate....
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A Sign That Things Are Improving!
At the Fashion Rocks concert on Tuesday, Justin Bieber stripped down to his skivvies – and the audience booed! Yes! There is hope for mankind after all! No one's really sure why the Biebs did that. But then, is anyone ever sure why the Biebs...
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Thanks for Your Service - Now Lose the Uniform
This is, so far, one of the most ridiculous stories of the year. A lieutenant colonel in the United States Army was told he couldn't enter his daughter's new high school in Rochester, Michigan because his uniform might offend a student. Yes, that...
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"The Egos That Ate America"
The new edition of Rolling Stone has a tongue-in-cheek but all-too-real article in it title "The Kardashians" The Egos That Ate America." It sounds like it's trying to bash the Family K – and in many ways, it does. Here's an excerpt from Rob...
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J-Lo's Booty Rocks Fashion Rocks
At Tuesday's Fashion Rocks concert, Jennifer Lopez brought down the house with her booty. Um, her "Booty," that is. Her latest single that's all about her, well, asset. Check it out. And let's hope Sir Mix-A-Lot doesn't get wind of it.
Rest Easy, America, Mystery Solved!
It's something that's been bugging pop music fans for hours now. To whom is Taylor Swift referring in her upcoming song, "Bad Blood?" She told Rolling Stone that she'd written the song about her rivalry with a fellow female artist.It was all...
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Ellen's Anaconda
Daytime talk host Ellen DeGeneres stepped up her game this week with a bit of a parody of Nicki Minaj's Anaconda video. Not a parody so much, but Ellen's in the mix with the other dancers. It's a bit of video wizardry – or is it? It's...
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Dust of September
I've held on to this poem since September 11, 2001 happened. It was written by a Christine Morrison, a 4th grader at the time. She sent it to President Bush, and received a special letter of thanks from 1st Lady Barbara Bush for sharing it. Dear...
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Mel in Cement
Legendary comic and writer and producer Mel Brooks immortalized himself on Monday by pressing his hands and feet into wet cement on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The 88-year-old comedian was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Young Frankenstein. He...
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Heave Ho at Tinder
Justin Mateen, one of the founders of Tinder – the mobile dating app that matches up Facebook with GPS technology – resigned this week. He was embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit, with another co-founder and former VP for marketing,...
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Miley's Back - In Blue
Say what you will about Miley Cyrus, she sure has a way of making people talk about her. Now folks are chatting about the outfit she's wearing on the cover of the fall Rebels issue of V Magazine. It's a bright blue Fendi fur bathing suit, designed...
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Broadway Dims for Joan Rivers
On Monday, the Broadway League announced that it would not be dimming marquee lights – a Broadway tradition to honor the memory of someone associated with the theater – in honor of Joan Rivers. The executive director said Joan didn't meet...
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But Do We Want to Wear Technology?
Apple CEO Tim Ross unveiled three new products yesterday in a Cupertino press conference. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are larger and thinner than previous versions of the iPhone, with more vivid displays that users are used to seeing. They're more...
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Concerts & Events

6th Annual Zombie Ball Masquerade


ACL Live @ the Moody Theater
3010 Willie Nelson Blvd, ATX, 78701
Friday, October 31st  Doors: 7pm Show: 9:30p
Tickets on sale Friday, September 12th @ 10am

Booker, Alex and Sara from the Mix morning show host the Haunte’d Couture event of the year featuring Neon Trees with special guests T Bird and the Breaks. Down the halls and up the stairs, every corner of the building will have artists emerging to wake the dead. You don't want to miss the bloody burlesque and full on aerial assault by Miss Sophie and the Babes of Brass Ovaries, Misty Villian's Waltz of the Forbidden Flesh, the King and Queen of the Zombies Costume Contest, and other madness to be announced! Tickets start at $35! Click here

 

One Direction


Alamodome
100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78205 
September 21st 2014
Tickets on Sale Now

"One Direction – Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – formed in 2010 and have since amassed a loyal fan base and fame all across the globe. It has been an incredible year for the boys, as they took home a BRIT Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six TEEN CHOICE Awards, three MTV EMAs, two 2013 American Music Awards and a moonman for Best Song Of The Summer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. With two albums to date, UP ALL NIGHT and TAKE ME HOME, the boys have sold more than 35 million records worldwide and have achieved a total of 67 #1's (including albums). One Direction made their movie debut in 2013 with their global No. 1 box office hit 3D concert movie, ’One Direction: This Is Us.” Their new album, MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, which includes the worldwide smash hit, ’Best Song Ever” and the current hit single, ’Story Of My Life,” is available now: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMemoriesiT." Click here for more information.

Phillip Phillips


Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River, ATX, 78701
Tickets on sale Now

Phillip Phillips, the Season 11 American Idol, is following up his platinum- plus selling first album with his follow-up album ‘Behind the Light’ in which he wrote or co-wrote every song. Out now.  Doors open at 7pm. All ages show.
 

Fitz and The Tantrums


STUBB'S
801 Red River Austin, Texas 78701
October 8th
Tickets on sale now

Fitz and The Tantrums at Stubbs on October 8th benefiting The Waller Creek Conservancy! Tickets go on sale Friday June 13th at 10:00 a.m. at StubbsAustin.com!

ACL Music Festival


Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014
Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
October 3rd-5th & October 10th-12th
Tickets on sale!
 
ACL Music Festival 2014 will be at Zilker Park!! Over 130 artists from across the world will perform at this event along with local foods and vendors will be there! The line-up headliners include artists Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris and much more! Click here to see entire line-up!!

Charli XCX


Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Dr., ATX, 78741
Friday, October 17th  Doors 8pm
Tickets on sale now 

Charli XCX (Charlotte Emma Aitchison) born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire August 2, 1992, started writing songs when she was 14 years old. Charli released her debut album, True Romance, in April 2013. She co-wrote and is featured on "I Love It" with Icona Pop and "Fancy" with Iggy Azalea, both of which achieved international success and brought her to international prominence. The release of "Boom Clap" gave Charli XCX her first top 10 hit as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100. Boom Clap was the 1st single on the soundtrack to 'The Fault In Our Stars' and on her album 'Sucker' set to drop in the US October 21st!  Charli has a form of synesthesia where she sees music in different colours. She states, "I see music in colours. I love music that's black, pink, purple or red - but I hate music that's green, yellow or brown."

American Authors


Mohawk
912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
October 19th 2014
Tickets on sale now.
 
American Authors will be the Mohawk on October 19th performing with Echosmith and The Mowgli's! Brooklyn-based alt rock band American Authors first met as students at Berklee College of Music. Shortly after, the foursome dropped out, moved into a small apartment in Bushwick, New York, and started a band. While playing a show in the city, the band was noticed by music producers Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta, who eventually signed them to their production company, Dirty Canvas. They went on to write 'Believer,' the first song to develop their signature sound. In December 2012, the song landed at Sirius XM's Alt Nation radio, whose tastemaker DJ's and diehard listeners alike wholeheartedly embraced the song and its human counterparts. Within one month and without a record label, Believer made it onto the station's tough-as-nails Alt 18 Countdown and led to a huge spike in social media and music sales, an enthusiastic bevy of 'Believers,' and a mini-tour with fellow alt rock bands A Silent Film, GoldFields, and Carousel. Self-described "laid-back dudes," American Authors is comprised of Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums). Together they hail from the four corners of the country, each bringing their own influences and experiences to the writing table to create pop-flavored alt rock sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics, and contagious optimism. To hear their music and to watch them perform, it can be said that American Authors has the natural 'it' factor that leads to music's most successful artists. "We're the authors of our lives, creating music from what we've lived, from what we hope for, from what we feel. Every day is different and like everyone, our emotions change according to our personal highs and lows and by the challenges or triumphs that affect all of us," said Barnett. "We're not afraid to be goofy one day and serious the next. We just want to be true to ourselves and share our stories for as long as people are willing to listen."

Special Guests: Echosmith 

Bastille


Cedar Park Center
November 6th
2100 Avenue of the Stars Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tickets on sale now.

Bastille at the Cedar Park Center on November 6th!! Tickets go on sale June 20th at 10am at cedarparkcenter.com!

Fresh Beat Band


ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd ATX, 7870
Doors 5:30pm  Show @ 6:30pm 
Wednesday, November 26th

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The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy AWard winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to ATX. The Fresh Beat Band Greates Hits Live Features features Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist performing new hit songs with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums!

Alex Clare


Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Dr., ATX, 78741
Wednesday, December 10th
Tickets on sale Friday, September 12th at 10am

Alex Clare's  'Too Close' got a lot of attention when it was used in an advertising campaign for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. It became a Top 10 hit. Clare's tour is in support of his new album , 'Three Hearts' , which is out now featuring his new single 'War Rages On'.Catch him doing this and more at Emo's Austin in December!  More AC 411

Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Thursday, December 18th @ 7:30pm
512-471-7774
Tickets on sale Saturday, September 20th @ 10am

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's  live debut of their rock opera 'The Christmas Attic' with a new stage, light show and more pyro! A Rock Holiday Tradition for a New Generation! Tickets on sale Saturday 9/20 at 10am at all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone or at TexasBoxoffice.com

TSO's only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live.The Christmas Attic will also be re-released to coincide with the tour, complete with downloadable bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition.

The album's (and stage production's) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl's curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic. She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents' home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure. Click here fror more TSO 411.
 



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