Aug 31

With the US Open beginning this week, a rivalry is about to be reignited. The most prominent rival in tennis today is between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The two talented tennis players have met seven times in grand slam final, in 10 different countries, and 17 times in a final. Their Wimbledon final in 2008 has been described as one of the most exceptional match fans of tennis have seen. However the two have never met at a US Open.

Although the two have met in 21 times in 10 different countries, the two barely ever meet in the US. The last time the rivals played on a US court was in the spring of 2005. However, that may all change this month at the US Open.

Roger Federer has put up a good fight, but not good enough. With 14 victories Rafael Nadal leads the rivalry by seven. Maybe this year at the US Open Federer will be able to lower the deficit, and beat Nadal. And who knows, maybe he can go on to be the champion.

The 2010 US Open began on Monday, but will continue on through Saturday September 4, 2010. Just because the Open has already began does not mean it’s too late to experience the action for yourself, as the championship game isn’t held for another five days.

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Aug 30

A Canadian band by the name of Blurred Vision is interested in tweaking and using a classic Pink Floyd song as an anthem for the Iranian youth. Pink Floyd’s founder, Roger Waters, had no reservations when granting the Toronto-based band permission to rework the lyrics to the band’s song “Another Brick in the Wall.”

Blurred Vision is fronted by two brothers who were exiled from Iran. The band has changed the lyrics to the song in a way that allows them to express how the young people of Iran feel towards the government. In Iran it is illegal to play rock music, and the song mostly displays the youth feeling indignation and resentment towards the government for that reason.

The band has received much encouragement from Roger Waters, who habitually supports artists using music to prove a point they are trying to make. “Another Brick in the Wall” is off Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic album “The Wall.” Waters will begin his tour of “The Wall” on September 15, 2010. Be sure to grab your tickets and check him out at Madison Square Garden on October 5th, and in Philadelphia for two nights of the performance on November 8 and November 9, 2010.

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Aug 30

The top five events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. NHL Winter Classic Tickets
  2. Spiderman – Turn Off the Dark Tickets
  3. Jersey Boys Tickets
  4. Driving Miss Daisy Tickets
  5. New York Yankees Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see which events are the most popular this week.

Aug 29

On Sunday the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 with the help of a major effort put forth by rookie pitcher Ivan Nova. During the game he allowed five hits and walked one player, and in 5-2/3 innings the rookie pitcher only allowed one run. Nova was able to strike out seven batters from the White Sox as he reeled in his first win.

Sunday’s game was Nova’s first major league victory, but this was the second strong showing he’s had this season. Also, credit must be given to Ivan for holding his own against a team that managed to score nine runs in the first two games of the series. On Sunday Nova was not fazed by how well the White Sox were doing in the series, and he handled Chicago’s lineup like a veteran.

The Yankees are now heading back to New York after finishing their roadtrip 3-3, and recording their 80th victory while being the first team in the MLB to do so. Sundays win was more than just a win for the Yankees because it also made them closer to making first place in the American League East theirs.

The New York Yankees will play their next game at Yankee stadium against the Oakland Athletics on Monday, August 30, 2010.

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Aug 27

For a limited time only William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice will hit the Broadway stage, along with some major star power. Al Pacino will be starring in director Daniel Sullivan’s production after the show completes its run at Shakespeare in the Park.

The announcement that made the public aware about the transfer from Central Park to the Broadway stage was made last month by the Public Theater. The executive director of the theater, Andrew D. Hamingson, said that response from the audience, critics, “and the desire of Al Pacino and the cast to bring it to a larger audience” encouraged the transfer.

The Merchant’s Broadway run will be produced by The Public with Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel. Richards and Frankel often collaborate with the Public, and The Merchant of Venice will prove to be no different.

The Merchant of Venice will feature Al Pacino playing the role of Shylock. The Broadway run is scheduled to being on Tuesday, October 19th, and will run through January 9th at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. This limited engagement will only have 78 performances due to prior commitments made by Pacino.

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Aug 26

It has been one week since Jordin Sparks made her Broadway debut in the Grammy and Tony Award winning Best Musical In the Heights, and she couldn’t be more excited. “”It has always been one of my dreams, and it’s finally happening!” said Sparks.

The 20 year old was the youngest contestant to ever win “American Idol” when she was just 16 years old. Now four years later, Sparks can be seen on Broadway playing Nina Rosario in In the Heights. Her strong and beautiful voice blew the judges of American Idol away, and now she’s bringing that talent to the Broadway stage.

In The Heights is a Latin inspired musical set in Washington Heights, New York. The show manages to stay light even when telling the story of the problems that the characters come across. This musical is very energetic and has been compared to an uptown version of Rent.

Jordin Sparks’ engagement as Nina Rosario on Broadway will run through Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. You don’t want to miss your chance to see this pop star take on Broadway!

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Aug 25

Legendary jam band Phish has announced the schedule for their upcoming fall tour, which follows up a very successful spring/summer tour recently completed.

The highlight of the tour is the final three dates – October 29, 30 and 31st (yes, Halloween!) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ!

Now, Phish fans know that any Halloween show by Phish is like no other concert by any band, Phish included!

Traditionally, Phish’s Halloween concerts are what they call a “musical costume”, the band will perform another band’s album in it’s entirety.

It started in 1994 when Phish performed the Beatles’ White Album, followed the next year by The Who’s Quadrophenia and several other amazing classic albums after that including a special “non-Halloween” performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. After several years off the band returned to their Halloween tradition in 2009 and played the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street!

Halloween 2010 should be no different, Phish fans are already discussing what could be the album they play at Boardwalk Hall this Halloween.

What do you think? Let us know what album you’d like to see Phish cover at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Halloween 2010.

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Aug 24

For the second week in a row, the New York Jets had to play without Darrelle Revis, a member of their first team defense. Fortunately for the Jets the rest of the defense was on top of their game and playing well. During the Jets’ last game Jim Leaonhard notably made an interception, and also a sack off of Panthers’ quarterback Matt Moore.

Many offensive players in the game also shined on Saturday night, including Joe McKnight. The rookie running back gained 28 yards on 11 carries, and also had a punt return for 67 yards. McKnight definitely took coach Ryan’s criticism to heart, and showed the coaches that he had the toughness they were expecting to see.

The special teams unit for the Jets played well too. They forced two fumbles on punts in the first half alone, and the once again in the second half. Early in the game Lance Laury and David Clowney made recoveries for the Jets which allowed them to have pretty good field position.

The New York Jets will host their next preseason game at the New Meadowlands Stadium against the Washington Redskins on Friday, August 27, 2010.

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Aug 23

Saturday night was the first preseason home game for the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium.  Unfortunately for the Giants, their star quarterback, along with several other players were unable to remain healthy enough to experience this monumental event on the field.

Eli Manning watched on the sideline as their third string quarterback Rhett Bomar got his first taste of NFL football in a 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was able to complete 13-of 26 passes for 167 yards, proving that his passing game could use some improvement. Luckily for the Giants, Manning – injured in the Jets games the previous week – had the 12 stitches in his forehead removed, and should be ready to return to practice this week.

Along with Manning, the team was also missing two of it starting guards, Chris Snee and Rich Seubert. Unfortunately there was also a surprise player added to the injury report. Brandon Jacobs suffered from a stiff neck after lifting weights, which lead him to sit this game out as well.

The New York Giants opened the New Meadowlands Stadium last week “on the road” against the Jets, and will now travel to Baltimore to battle it out against the Ravens on Saturday, August 28, 2010 for their next preseason game.

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Aug 23

The top five events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. New York Red Bulls Tickets
  2. New York Yankees Tickets
  3. Miami Dolphins Tickets
  4. New York Giants Tickets
  5. Promises Promises Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see which events are the most popular this week.

Aug 22

It seems as though everything went right for the New York Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Despite the rainy weather, the Yankees were able to beat the Seattle Mariners 10-0.

The Yankees certainly won for a reason. The team was working hard together to stop the Mariners and ensure a win. Even without Alex Rodriguez the team was able to work together and make up for the loss. Due to a strained left calf A-Rod was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. However the Yankees weren’t fazed, instead they looked to other team members to make up for the missing A-Rod.

Robinson Cano hit a career-high six home runs during the game one of which was a grand slam, bringing in three runs for the Yankees. Jorge Posada and Austin Kearns also scored home runs for the Yankees, and CC Sabathia lengthened his streak of wins at home to 15.

The New York Yankees will travel to Canada for their next game to match up against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, August 23, 2010.

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Aug 21

The 2010 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular will mark the 78th annual of this entertaining holiday tradition. Since 1933 audiences of all ages have enjoyed celebrating the Christmas Season at the Radio City Music Hall with the world renowned Rockettes.

The Rockettes are an amazing dance troupe known for their impressive precision, and flawless dancing. Every year this dance squad performs at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and are also regulars at the Christmas Spectacular. Their eye-high leg kick performed in a chorus line in perfect unison is truly something to see for yourself live in person.

This year the holiday season will get a jump start with a coast-to-coast “kick off” on Thursday, August 12 at Scottsdale Fashion Square. This is a nationwide kick line where the Rockettes will simultaneously perform their famous dance in New York, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Fresno, Wichita, and San Diego.

The actual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is perfect for families to get in the Christmas spirit, and see some fun surprises along the way. The show will begin this year on Friday, November 5, and will continue on until the final show on Thursday, December 20.

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Aug 19

Currently starring Tony Award Winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy has added another member to the very talented cast. Boyd Gaines is a new addition to the cast who will be playing the role of Miss Daisy’s son.

Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy follows Daisy Werthan, a 72-year-old Jewish widow living in Atlanta. Once Miss Daisy is considered too old to drive, her son hires her a chauffeur. The chauffeur is Hoke Colburn, an African American man, and that creates a bit of trouble for Miss Daisy in the beginning. However, the mismatch turns out to be for the best, as the two form a life-changing bond between each other.

Gaines is not new to the Broadway stage by any means. His other credits include Gypsy, Cabaret, Twelve Angry Men, Contact, and many more. He has also been in multiple Off-Broadway plays including The Extra Man, Major Barbara, and Center Stage. Gaines can be seen in films and on television in Funny Games, Heartbreak Ridge, “Fraiser,” and “Law and Order.”

The Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy is set to open on Monday, October 25, 2010, with previews beginning on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the John Golden Theatre in New York City. The show will run through Saturday, January 29, 2011 for a 16-week limited engagement.

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Aug 17

Finally “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” will be coming to the stages of Broadway in a few months, despite the plethora of delays it has experienced. Since February the opening date of the musical version of the comic book, Spider-Man, has been affected by problems including the loss of its starring actress and actor.

Originally Evan Rachel Wood was set to play Mary Jane, the love interest of Spider-Man. However, she dropped out of the musical back in March due to a scheduling conflict. Along with Wood, the musical also lost Alan Cumming who was set to play the villain of the show also known as the Green Goblin. He too backed out due to a scheduling conflict.

The casting has been reworked, and the play will now star Reeve Carney as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Patrick Page, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane.

Finally, after being in the works for six years, the Broadway production of “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” is set to celebrate its opening night on Tuesday, December 21 in New York City with previews beginning on Sunday, November 19, 2010.

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Aug 16

The top five events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. Jersey Boys Tickets
  2. New York Yankees Tickets
  3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets
  4. New York Red Bulls Tickets
  5. Memphis the Musical Tickets

Also, be sure to check back next Monday to see which events are the most popular this week.

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