Why we fell for Fall Out Boy, again

BAS Blog Fall Out Boy Image 1One: This smokin’ hot punk rock band is back big time after a four-year hiatus that started in 2008 and ended last year with a new album (their 5th) and their 31-city Reunion tour.

Two: Ever since 2003′s Take This To Your Grave, Fall Out Boy has been pushing its sound into bold new pop-centric territory. And now just two days ago, they dropped their latest LP called American Beauty/American Psycho. Read More...

Broadway boasts bevy of blockbusters

BAS Blog Elephant Man Image 1Broadway, that storied theatrical strip in the Big Apple, is on fire. Last year was Broadway’s best-attended and highest-grossing calendar year ever. This according to data released by Broadway League, the national trade group for the theatrical industry.

So what’s the top Box Office sellout for the latest week? The Elephant Man, of course, playing at 102.8% capacity, followed by the Book of Mormon at 102.6%, The River at 102.3% and Aladdin at 100.00%. Read More...

NFL Championship tickets open at $514

BAS Blog NFL Chart Image 1Well, after the pre-season, the 16-game regular season, the wild card games and most recently, the Divisional Round – the NFL Championships are finally here. And, of course, the Super Bowl will be here before you know it.

Who do the pundits predict to win all the marbles? Elliot Harrison, NFL Media analyst, says it’s the Seattle Seahawks. Ranked second, the New England Patriots, followed by the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. All have 13-4 records except the Colts with a 13-5 tally. Read More...

In Swift move, people choose Ed Sheeran

BAS Blog Ed Sheeran Image 1Like his popular pop mentor 25-year old Taylor Swift, 23-year old English singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran won Favorite Artist at last night’s People’s Choice Awards. While Swift picked up Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”, Sheeran nailed both Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album for “x”.

Sure “Maleficent” won Favorite Movie, and Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence were voted Favorite Movie Actor and Actress. And “The Big Bang Theory” won top TV show, with our Favorite TV Icon Betty White also picking up some more hardware. Read More...

Top 25 hottest tickets in America today

BAS Blog Happy Fans Image 1Fans are feasting on tickets, and today’s most popular ones range from the astronomical to the affordable: whether you’re talking about the gridiron, stadium, arena, amphitheater or dome.

From a Super Bowl ticket for a mere $3,686.64 to a Monster Jam seat starting at a manageable $33.51, sales are brisk as Americans appear to be getting out and having fun. Read More...

Broadway books biggest, best year yet

BAS Blog Broadway Image 1Last year was Broadway’s best year ever. According to the Broadway League, the national trade group for the Broadway industry, 2014 was the best-attended and highest-grossing calendar year of all time along the Big Apple’s storied theatrical strip.

For the week ending January 5, 2014 through the week ending December 28, 2014, the total gross for all productions was $1.362 billion, a 14% increase over 2013. Total attendance was 13.13 million, a 13% increase over the previous year. See the list of top grossing shows below. Read More...

Taylor Swift: Top act for 10th week

BAS Blog Taylor Swift Image 1AThe world just can’t get enough of Taylor Swift. The 25-year old singer/songwriter, a seven time Grammy Award-winner, remained atop the hot new Billboard Artist 100 list again last week, charting a record-extending 10th week at the coveted Number One slot.

Swift, in fact, has crowned the Artist 100 for 10 of its 25 weeks, dating to its July launch. The next longest-leader is Sam Smith, with three weeks at Number One, while Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 are the only other acts to tally multiple weeks on top, with two weeks each. Read More...