Kevin Hart stays hot with hard-hitting humor

BAS Blog Kevin Hart Image 1Actor/comedian Kevin Hart is not exactly funny, especially if you’re easily offended. He’s in your face. He mocks the way things are. But, you can be polite and couch his brand of stand-up in euphemistic terms like satire or observational comedy.

You can also refer to his routine as black humor or blue comedy. Or you can call it rude, repugnant, irreverent, obscene, obnoxious, even disgusting, despicable and disgraceful. But anyway you slice it, Kevin Hart’s current tour is red hot with 20 cities left on tap. Read More...

Prince William to meet King James

BAS Blog Prince William Image 1Future King of England Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge will be in the crowd tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As part of their 3-day U.S. tour, the royal couple will see the Brooklyn Nets take on NBA royalty in “King” LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers.

The couple is attending the game to launch a new partnership between the Royal Wildlife Foundation, United for Wildlife and the NBA. Beyonce and Jay-Z are expected to be there too. If you’d like to make the scene as well, tickets are currently running from $90 for a seat to a mere $13,500 for a suite. Read More...

11 reasons we love Lana Del Rey

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One: Earlier this week, the 29-year old American dream/baroque pop singer announced a joint trek with 50-year old punk/grunge singer Courtney Love. As part of Del Rey’s upcoming Endless Summer Tour, the duo have booked eight shows together, set to kick off at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Spring, Texas on May 7, 2015. Read More...

Idina Menzel, aka Elsa and Elphaba, inks first world tour

BAS Blog Idina Menzel Image 3You may know her as the voice of Elsa from Disney’s animated blockbuster film Frozen, shown here singing her Academy Award-winning mega-hit “Let It Go” at the Oscars. You may also remember her as Elphaba, the green-faced witch in the record-breaking Broadway musical Wicked, or recognize her as Shelby Corcoran the mom in the award-winning TV series Glee.

Now, 43-year-old singer/actress Idina Menzel has just released her first album in six years called Holiday Wishes, with a 37-city North American tour starting next summer to support her latest studio effort. The trek opens at the Altria Theatre in Richmond, Virginia on July 7, and goes coast-to-coast before wrapping at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. on October 3, 2015. Read More...

Rolling Stones sax player Bobby Keys dies at 70

BAS Blog Bobby Keyes Image 1Rest in Peace, Bobby Keys. The legendary saxophone virtuoso, who played with the Rolling Stones for more than 45 years, has succumbed to a long-term battle with liver problems.

Keys, who played on studio classics like “Brown Sugar”, “Live With Me” and “Emotional Rescue”, and toured with the British rockers, passed away Tuesday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. Read More...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ablaze for the Holidays

BAS Blog TSO Image 1ANothing fires up the Holiday Spirit quite like a flame-powered rock opera. Already a Holiday tradition, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or TSO is ablaze once again this Holiday season. Fanned by top-trending ticket sales, the super sensational sight and sound spectacular still has 45 cities left on the slate for its latest North American tour.

With two traveling productions currently crisscrossing the continent, TSO explodes into Toronto, Tulsa, University Park, Wichita, Fort Wayne, Dayton, North Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Grand Rapids this week. Read More...

Sports fans feast on Turkey Day fare

BAS Blog Thanksgiving Image 1Sure there’s the tender oven roasted turkey, and the heavenly honey-baked ham. Oh, and the moist creamy mashed potatoes, savory sweet onion and mushroom stuffing and glorious rich golden gravy.

Yummy. And let’s not forget the browned butternut squash, choice chilled cranberry, cheesy green bean casserole and flaky buttermilk biscuits – along with the sumptuous  spiced pumpkin pie topped with a dollop of wicked wild Irish whipped cream. But that’s just for appetizers. Read More...

Anna, Elsa edge Barbie as top Holiday toy

BAS Blog Anna Elsa Doll Image 1Disney’s “Frozen” has been on fire since its release just over one year ago. First the movie quickly became the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Now the two Scandinavian princesses from the hot hit film have become more popular than Barbie herself. What’s this world coming to?

It looks, in fact, like Barbie’s reign as top doll may be over. She’s no longer the doll most  parents expect to buy for their daughters this holiday season. For the first time in the National Retail Federation’s (NFR) holiday “Top Toys” survey’s 11-year history, Barbie did not rule. Read More...