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Top Weekend Events March 11 – 13

PBRWelcome to your Wednesday!

It certainly is an odd mix of things that are topping the charts this week, huh.  There’s everything from Bull Riding to Disney to Spring Training to Comedy and everything in between.

The Professional Bull Riders show up on the list for their Hampton Invitational where the riders seek valuable qualifying points for the 2011 Professional Bull Riders Tour Finals. The Hampton Invitational is part of the PBR’s Touring Pro Series. Money earned by the riders at PBR Hampton Invitational counts toward the PBR qualifier standings that determine which cowboys will compete at the 2011 Professional Bull Riders Tour Finals in Las Vegas NV.  Get all that?

As far as sports go, obviously March Madness kicks off this week with the regional tournaments including the Big Ten which appears on our list below and the Big East which has HUGE expectations for their outcomes.  Ohio State University and Pittsburgh are expected to come out on top of those tournaments.  The Yankees are the first official MLB baseball team to make the list in 2011.  I was betting it was going to be the Red Sox.  Oh well.

On the music scene, Flogging Molly is not of any surprise to me.  St. Patty’s day is almost upon us and FM’s Irish/Celtic rock sound is immensely popular this time of year.  Rascal Flatts is also showing up on the list with their big tour Nothing Like This.   Their shows are heavy on special effects, including videos, pyrotechnics and laser lights.  Kid Rock makes another appearance on the list.  And Girl Talk, also known as Gregg Michael Gillis, is an American musician that specializes in mashups and digital sampling.  The Houston Rodeo is also going on this weekend.  Other upcoming acts at the HR include: Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock (again!), KISS, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean.  Tracy Morgan should not go unmentioned, given his popularity with Saturday Night Live (SNL) and 30 Rock.  This is one funny man!

1.)    PBR, Hampton Coliseum , Hampton, VA March 11th

2.)    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Pantages Theater, March 12th

3.)    Flogging Molly, Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO – March 13th

4.)    Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN – March 11th

5.)    New York Yankees’ Tickets Spring Training, George M Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Florida – March 11

6.)    Girl Talk, Ogden Theater, Denver Colorado – March 11th

7.)    Kid Rock, Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS  March 11th

8.)    Rascal Flatts, Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma, OK, March 12th

9.)    Tracy Morgan, Borgata Music Box Theater, Atlantic City, NJ – March 12th

10.) Houston Rodeo – Gary Allan, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX – March 12th

Miranda Cosgrove from Nickelodeon announces Tour Dates

Those Disney and Nickelodeon stars sure know how to make careers for themselves!  In the past, there was Hillary Duff, Amanda Bynes, Kenan and Kel, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lindsey Lohan, Shia Labeouf, The Jonas Brothers and obviously, Miley Cyrus.  Those child entertainers went on to have some big time movie and singing careers that have launched them worldwide and incredibly successful futures.

The next rising star from that genre is Miranda Cosgrove.  Ms. Cosgrove started her budding career at the age of three; acting in commercials.  Her next big break was as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock; holding her own against Jack Black.  After the success of that movie, Miranda was cast in the show Drake & Josh which became a near instantaneous hit.  Soon after, she was cast as the lead in iCarly which is wildly popular.  She earns a cool $180,000 per episode!

Miranda performed four songs, including the theme song “Leave it All to Me”, “Stay My Baby”, “About You Now”, and “Headphones On on a soundtrack album for iCarly which was released in June of 2008 and sang the theme song, “Leave it All to Me”.  Two short years later, she released her debut album, Sparks Fly, on April 27th.   She had help from The Matrix, Dr. Luke and Espionage.

Miranda Cosgrove officially announced her tour on December 3rd on her website, called The Dancing Crazy Tour.  The tour will promote her debut album, Sparks Fly.  The Dancing Crazy Tour has 20 North American dates in 2011 and will feature Greyson Chance as the opening act.

2011 Tour Dates!

January 24 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

January 25 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

January 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

January 28 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre

January 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

January 30 Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square Center – State Theatre

February 1 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

February 2 Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

February 4 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre

February 5 Westbury, CT @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

February 7 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

February 9 Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore

February 10 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium

February 12 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmonth Theatre

February 13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

February 15 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

February 16 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre

February 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

February 19 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

February 20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

February 23 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

February 24 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Date