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JingleBall 2013 Coming December 2013, Single People Need not Apply

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Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m pretty upset. Just went to get my ticket for iHeartRadio’s JingleBall 2013 Concert at DC’s Verizon Center and ticket master will not let me get a single ticket. I mean really, now Single People aren’t allowed to go out and enjoy themselves? Nevermind, the fact that I was getting a ticket that cost freaking $300! What a crock of crap.  So my money’s not good enough for these elitist assholes? Is this where attending concerts is heading? Bad enough they expect you to purchase tickets to shows 6 MONTHS in advance now single people need not apply? I’m so annoyed, I’m not even sure why I’m even bothering to post this announcement.

On paper the show sounds like it’ll be great or at the very least interesting. The star-studded concert, hosted by Clear Channel’s Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station, on December 13 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, will feature Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone, with more still to be announced. DC’s Verizon center show is scheduled for Dec 16.

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Yahoo Screen to LIVE Stream Katy Perry iHeartRadio Album Rel

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I’ll admit it, I LOVE Katy Perry – until her music quickly gets run into the ground. But the first 20 times I hear her songs, I’m into it and bopping my head like everyone else. By the hundreth time? I want shoot the radio. Yahoo has really stepped up their streaming game in the last year. On Tuesday, October 22, Yahoo Screen (http://screen.yahoo.com/music) will exclusively stream Katy Perry’s Album Release Party, celebrating her new studio album, PRISM.

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Cher’s Dressed to Kill Tour Coming to Verizon Center

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Seems like the DMV is getting all the big tours. Cher’s Dressed to Kill Tour is coming to Verizon Center next April 4th, tickets go on sale next Friday, October 4th at noon. I can’t plan further than next week that alone 6 months away. This should be a great show. Full release is after the break. If you have American Express you can get your tickets before the general public.

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Trace Adkins, Danica Patrick to Co-Host American Country Awards!

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Country superstar Trace Adkins and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick have named co-hosts of the fourth annual American Country Awards airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 10th. Follow the jump for the official press release.

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Swift and Musgraves Lead CNA Awards Nominations With Six Apiece!

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The 47th Annual CMA Awards nominees were announced this morning and, to no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift with six and Blake Shelton with five were among the leading nominee-nabbers. An actual surprise might be first-time nominee Kacey Musgraves, who was nominated for six awards – tying Swift and leading Shelton by one. The press release – with the complete list of nominees – follows the jump.

The 47th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live, Wednesday, November 6 (8:00-11:00/7:00-10:00C) on ABC.

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One Direction: This is Us Live Stream!

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Every once in awhile I have to post something just because I like the PR Rep. I will never admit to liking One Direction – it’s not fashionable, I’m all about fashion and being “trendy.” Anywho, the folks at Yahoo have the exclusive Red Carpet access at tonight’s UK Premiere for One Direction’s new concert movie One Direction: This is Us. The Movie hits US theaters August 30th. You can watch the live stream right here (Tues 8/20 at 12pm EST)! That’s right, just hit the more button and get your One Direction goodness on.  I feel like they love me, even though they don’t know who I am.

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weavedwith stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. One Direction: This Is Us will be released in theaters worldwide, beginning August 23 in the UK, followed by August 30 in the US Directed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and produced by Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Spurlock and Ben Winston.

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Paisley & Underwood To Host CMA Awards For Sixth Straight Year!

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Some people understand the concept of ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ Like the producers of the annual CMA Awards, who have announced that Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the Awards for the sixth straight year on ABC Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 8/7C.

The ABC/CMA press release follows the jump.

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Teeen Choice 2013: Twilight’s Last Big Night Overshadowed By Glee’s Monteith!

TEEN CHOICE 2013: GLEE cast member Lea Michele at the TEEN CHOICE 2013, airing LIVE Sunday, Aug. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX at Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CA.  CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Sawn, Pt. 2 may have have led this year’s Teen choice Awards with seven wins, but the night belonged to the Glee kids and Cory Monteith – Lea Michele dedicated her award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy to her late boyfriend and co-star.

“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these past very difficult few weeks,” Michele said.

“I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory for all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did. I promise that we’re going to get through this together.”

“He was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that is where he will stay forever.”

For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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Country Blues Master J.J. Cale Dead at 74!

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J.J. Cale has died at the age 74. His unique brand of bluesy country rock was cool and laid back and his songwriting skills were top notch.

Considering that he made enough money from Clapton’s covers of After Midnight and Cocaine that he never had to work a lick again, but kept on anyway, he really was in it for the music.

Naturally was one of the few perfect albums I’ve ever heard and while he never quite matched it again, he got scary close enough times to more than live up to the genius sobriquet that was tossed in his general direction more than a few times.

I had the pleasure to see him live a few times and, like his music, he was as cool and laid back as you’d expect. The first time, he was opening for the Ragin’ Cajun, Doug Kershaw – and two more different stage presences would be hard to find.

I expect that, wherever he is, he’s ‘sit on the porch without no shoes; picking his bass and singin’ the blues.’

RIP J.J.

The 2013 J-Pop Summit Festival Features Music, Movie and Pop Fashion In A Colorful Array Of Events!

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The 5th Annual J-Pop Summit Festival will celebrate Japanese,  pop culture with Sake tasting, a J-Pop Idol contest, and performances by such artists as: fashion icon/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (pictured); four-piece girl rock band LoVendoR; and legendary artist Katsuya Terada, who will create a freehand drawing on a blank wall at San Francisco’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.

The festival, which runs July 27th and 28th, will include other special attractions including anime film premieres of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and Naruto The Movie: The Lost Tower – and much, much more. Follow the jump to learn more.

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