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Why Isn't This Terrier Terrified?
This is one of the oddest videos I've seen this holiday season. It's called "Dog on a Roomba." The dog is a Boston Terrier, dressed in a Santa coat and hat with some silver ribbon hanging from his neck The Roomba is a robot floor...
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This is Just Wrong
A circus in Brescia in the northern part of Italy had its "pandas" seized by the local environmental police recently. Turns out they weren't pandas at all. They were chow chows painted to look like pandas. And the circus owners were charging...
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Yes, Virginia, Eggnog Can Be Dangerous
A guy in Utah recently won the Eggnog Chugging Contest at a work holiday party. He managed to down a quart in 12 seconds - shaving a full 10 seconds off the previous record. His prize: a $50 gift certificate to a steak house. Plus, three days in...
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Christmas Truce Marks 100-Year Anniversary
One hundred years ago yesterday marked a momentous occasion at the height of World War I. German and British forces engaged in trench warfare along Europe's Western Front called an unofficial truce on Christmas Day, 1914. It last only briefly -...
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Here's Something You Won't See Every Day
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan gave the world a little gift yesterday on Live with Kelly and Michael. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, in a onesie, singing "Here Comes Santa Claus," doing a passable impression of Elvis Presley. Definitely not something...
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The Con is On
A trailer was released this week for Will Smith's new movie, Focus, due out in February. He plays a veteran con man who takes a recruit under his wing, and falls for her romantically in the process. It's a comedy and a drama all rolled into...
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So This is a Christmas Tree?
Rihanna posted some pix to Instagram to show off her Christmas tree for this year. Call me silly, but I see five sparkly pyramids piled on top of each other, sitting in a corner. The stocking leaning against it doesn't reallly make it a...
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Now You Can Stay Home & Watch "The Interview"
Sony Pictures announced yesterday that they're making their controversial film, The Interview, available across the Internet today. The movie, in case you're interested, will stream between 10 AM Pacific Time and 1 PM Eastern Time on Christmas...
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Maybe Meryl's Invisible on Instagram
Ellen Degeneres had the ladies from Into The Woods - Emily Blount, Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep - on her show the other day. Ellen took the moment to grab a picture for Instagram. "I brought my phone out because the selfie that we took at the...
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Will You Spend Your Christmas with "The Interview"?
It looks like you'll be able to see The Interview after all. It's the Seth Rogen/ James Franco movie that Sony decided not to release because movie theater chains wouldn't play it because of threats from the Sony hackers. Now, some...
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Reporter Gets a Little Too Close to His Story
The subject matter isn't funny. But the results are hilarious. BBC reporter Quentin Somerville was covering a drug seizure in Afghanistan, and reporting on the burning of eight-and-a-half tons of heroin, opium and hashish. Looks like he got...
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The History of Tracking Santa
Most folks know about the offical Santa Tracker courtesy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command - aka, NORAD. On Christmas Eve, all you have to do is log on to NORAD Tracks Santa, and they'll tell you where the Jolly Old Elf can be...
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Happy Holidays: Oakland Raider Comes Up Huge for Little Girl
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports has a program called Touchdown Dreams where he uses his contacts in the NFL to help brighten the lives of kids struggling with life-threatening illnesses. Over the weekend, he helped arrange a visit for 4-year-old Ava Urrea...
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Amy Adams Hacked from Today Show
Amy Adams was supposed to appear on The Today Show to promote her soon-to-be-released film, Big Eyes. But she reportedly told the show's producers that she didn't want to talk about the hack of Sony Pictures, because she didn't want to...
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Get Your Party Gear Ready!
Merry Christmas Eve... Big Jolly guy will be here before you know it! Of course it's never bad to plan a head when it comes to ringing in the New Year, so you can check this out while you wait for S.C. "ANY" details have been released! AUSTIN...
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A Bittersweet Pre-Christmas Day...
A bit ago I received an email that contained this in the message: The 'Order' is the selling of my childhood home in Omaha, NE. Since my Daddy Maurice passed away last year, and my Mama Betty passed away over a decade ago, and the house...
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Happy Holidays: Hells Angels to the Top of the Nice List
What a warm feeling. The video is from the beginning of the month, when some members of the local Hells Angels club visited the Wal-Mart in Fresno, California to buy up some bikes on sale for their annual toy drive to help the Poverello House. The...
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Bang the Drum, Craig Ferguson
On Friday night, two late night talk hosts signed off - Stephen Colber wrapped up The Colbert Report to prepare for taking over David Letterman's show when David retires in May. The other was Craig Feguson, who's ably helmed The Late Late...
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Rest Well, Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker, singer, musician, passed away yesterday at the age of 70. His performance style was quirky to say the least, and he certainly left his mark on the music industry. In 1983, he won a Grammy for his duet with Jennifer Warrens, "Up Where We...
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Peace on Earth - But Not in the Geekdom
What you're about to see isn't real - yet - but what if it were. A mash-up artist named Alex Luthor has taken characters from the Marvel universe and put them in the same universe as the characters from DC Comics. Superman versus Thor....
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Concerts & Events

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull


'Don't Stop The Party'
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX 78701
Saturday, February 7th @ 7:30pm
512-471-7744

 

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull will celebrate 2015 with another round of excitement together on the road.  They will bring 'The Party' to ATX at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, February 7th with special guest J Balvin. Tickets are on sale now! Find out about VIP packages here.

Echosmith


Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Drive, ATX 78741
Sunday, February 15th
Tickets on sale now.

Echosmith starts the new year, 2015, with a tour. Catch them at Emo's Austin with The Colourist on Valentine's Day Weekend. Echosmith is a family band that has blown up since the release of their first single 'Cool Kids'. It's an all ages show, so perfect for Valentine's Day weekend fun.

Pentatonix


The On My Way Home Tour
ACL Live @ the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, ATX 78701
Thursday, March 26th Doors 6:30 pm/Show 8 pm
Tickets on sale Friday (12/5) @ 10am 
877-435-9849

Vocal quintet Pentatonix are celebrating the holiday season with their latest release 'That’s Christmas To Me ' which debuted #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is currently #1 on its Holiday Chart. The release was the group’s 2nd album (the first one being PTX Vol. III) within a month and 4th in less than a year to debut Top 10 on the chart.  Pentatonix currently has more than 6.7 million YouTube subscribers (besting Beyoncé and Avicii) and 650 million cumulative views. A nice holiday gift idea a pair of tickets for their big show in March of 2015! 

Nickelback


No Fixed Address Tour
Austin 360 Amphitheater
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, ATX, 787617
Saturday, April 4 @ 7:30pm Gates Open at 6:30pm
Tickets on sale Saturday, November 15th @ 10am

 

Nickelback's 8th studio allbum, 'No Fixed Address', is out on November 17th. "Once you’ve got that bug in your blood, it’s tough to get rid of it. Making music and creating things that really make you happy. ...We’re all still having a great time and we’re still the best of friends and so, I don’t see any signs of slowing down." according to frontman Chad Kroeger about the making of the new album.

Hozier


Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces Street, ATX 78701
Doors open at 7pm/ All Ages Show
Tickets on sale Friday, December 12th @ 10am

Hozier was last in ATX during SXSW Fest in March playing at St. David's Episcopal Church. Since then his single 'Take Me to Church' from his self-titled album has become one of the most downloaded songs worldwide, with many coming from ATX! He is proof of the power of the internet. The YouTube video for 'Take Me to Church' has well over 39 million views and his live shows are so popular his tour has been extended and is making it's way to ATX in 2015!

SOLD OUT! Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa


ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Thursday, April 23rd!
SOLD OUT! 

“Cheek To Cheek,” the collaborative jazz album from Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa is out now. The debut song from the album, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” was recently released on iTunes and hit #1 on Billboard’s Digital Jazz Charts. They first met backstage in 2011 after the two performed at the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City and Bennett asked Lady Gaga to sing a duet with him on his ‘Duets II album’ that he was beginning to record. “The Lady is A Tramp.” This led to a collaboration of their jazz album ‘Cheek To Cheek’, that hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, which they are supporting with live shows. You can experience a night of unusual yet, cheeky, brilliant talents that mesh together effortlessly even with 60 years in age that separates them. It will be a night remembered in ATX!

Iggy Azalea


Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, ATX, 78701
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tickets on sale Friday, December 19th @ 9am


Iggy Azalea is bringing 'The Great Escape Tour' to the Frank Erwin Center with special guests Nick Jonas and R&B/Hip Hop Favs Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 19th at 9 am. 

 

Iggy tweeted about the tour and her 2nd album... 'I like the idea of me being kind of a musical escape artist for people."...'It's actually been an amazing last few years getting to where I'm at now and I can't wait for 2015 and album 2 plus tour!' 

Taylor Swift in Houston


Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002 directions
Tuesday, October 13th @ 7pm
Tickets on sale Friday, December 19th @ 10am

7-Time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift is bringing her '1989 World Tour' to Minute Maid Park in Houston (10/13/15) with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. Taylor Swift's album '1989' sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week. Making her the first artist with 3 albums to sail past the 1 million mark in the first 7 days. 'Red' in 2012 and 'Speak Now' in 2010 both sold over 1.2 million copies. Taylor Swift's platinum-plus album was named after her birth year. Preparations are underway for the '1989 World Tour' for 2015 coming to Houston! 

Taylor Swift in Dallas


AT&T Stadium
One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76001
Saturday, October 17th
Tickets on sale Friday, November 14th @ 10am

7-time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift returns to Arlington at AT&T Stadium, with her ‘1989 World Tour’, on Saturday, October 17 with special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. The tour is backing Taylor's platinum-plus album named after her birth year '1989' that sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week.

 



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