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Staples Center

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Morrissey feuds with Paul McCartney, Jimmy Kimmel, Staples Center, et al, But it's a Great Career Move

    Like most Smiths fans under 30, I think I heard about Morrissey being pissed off for some reason or another before I'd heard him croon over a single perfect Johnny Marr riff. He's a self-consciously difficult figure to ignore once he's wedged himself into the news, a stout British guy with a volumin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Beyonce is Coming to Dallas: Ticket Information

    You all saw Beyonce singlehandedly blow half the power in the Super Dome with the sheer wattage of her presence last night, right? Well, heads up, Atmos: The Mrs. Carter Show is coming to the American Airlines Center on Saturday, July 6. Tickets are $48 or $253 before fees and go on sale at 10 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Clang, Clang, Crunch: The Truth About Streetcars

    Why should Dallas build a tiny, inefficient streetcar line when it's broke? Because trolleys are groovy.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    2011 Dallas Mavericks' NBA Playoffs: My Top 10 Observer-ational Moments

    ​10. It was a simple offensive rebound and putback layup off the glass, but when Shawn Marion produced it at the end of the third quarter on April 25 it gave the Mavericks a 14-point lead over the Blazers in crucial Game 5 of the first round, and it restored confidence in the Mavs two days af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST SEMIS GAME 2 -- Mavs 93, Lakers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For the Mavs, a shocking 2-0 lead. For the Lakers, a Stinko de Mayo. L.A. missed its first 15 3-pointers and was booed off the court in Staples Center. As they head for Dallas and Friday night's Game 3, the Lakers are muttering things like "dispirited" and "trust issues." Surreal. 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers Game 2 Preview From the Puerto Rican Point Guard and the Old Coach

    ​I asked Mavericks backup point guard J.J. Barea what he was thinking as the ball left Kobe Bryant's hand on the potential game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's Game 1 at Staples Center. "I wasn't thinking," Barea said. "I was praying." Despite playing 44 minutes of superb basketball -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers Preview: Lakers in 5

    Some of us have waited 23 years to "Beat L.A.!" Sorry, I don't see it happening in 2011 either. When the Lakers and Mavs begin their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series tonight at 9:30 in Staples Center, there is an undeniable fact that overrides any and all X's and O's: The two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Mavericks v. Lakers: Who's No. 2?

    If the Mavs don't win tonight, at least J.J. Barea's got this to look forward to.​The Dallas Mavericks say tonight's showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers isn't a statement game. The Dallas Mavericks are lying. Beating the Timberwolves, Warriors, Jazz, Suns and -- last night -- the Clippe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks in L.A.: Tonight the Salad; Tomorrow the Steak

    If only that guy on the left was still a part of this team ​Over the past decade the Dallas Mavericks have been the NBA's best team at winning games they were supposed to win. In building a legacy of 11 consecutive seasons with 50 wins and playoff appearances, the Mavericks rarely lose aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    NBA All-Star Starters Announced Tonight. Yao = In? Dirk = Out?

    ​This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong. When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ... Yao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    By Our Count, Eight Or So Grammy Nominations Have Local(ish) Ties

    ​Last night, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2010 Grammy Awards, as they tend to do around this time of year. The winners won't be announced until the live awards show, which will air on CBS on Sunday, February 13, 2011. But, thanks to a whole sle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Fifty Sixty's Sara Johannes Lands High in LA

    Sara Johannes​While all the recent dining news has revolved around chef departures -- Pegasus News' Teresa Gubbins, who deserves some sort of spa treatment this weekend, scored a scoop trifecta with the revelations that Tiffany Derry, Sharon Hage and Dan Landsberg were all moving on -- our sis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Keeping the Faith: Lakers in 7

    ​The Boston Celtics have the lead. But the Los Angeles Lakers have the advantage. Right? Boston needs just win one - tonight in Game 6 or in a Game 7 Thursday night - to clinch its record 18th NBA Championship. They won't get it. As I said before the series, Lakers in 7. How's that you a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.4.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Thing that jumped out at me about Thursday night's Game 1 of the NBA Finals was how physical it was. The scrapping for loose balls. The intensity of picks. Just running through the lane witho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Year in Review: 2009's Best Proves the Stars Are Shifting in Latin Music

    It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva." ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Mavs Sweep L.A. Raise Your Hand If You Saw This One Coming.

    Maybe the sweet new baby blues are lucky?​After attending last Tuesday's sluggish opener at American Airlines Center, I didn't exactly think the Dallas Mavericks were a hideous outfit that would miss the playoffs. But I certainly didn't see them beating the Los Angeles Lakers. Maybe: 1) The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Deja Boo?

    The only guy standing between the Mavs winning 16 straight is this little dude. Believe it. We've been here before. Sorta. Almost two months ago to the day, the Mavs waltzed into Lakerland with a big winning streak and got stung by somebody named Sasha Vujacic. Back then it was a 13-game winning str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2006

    Lookin' for Space in All the Right Spaces

    Come this time, oh, December, the company that books the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie just might be runnin' this lil' ol' South Side honky-tonk. AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. Really--that's precisely what it says on the company's Web site. And I don't ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    He Wants to be a Millionaire

    So why did LaMarcus Aldridge put off NBA riches?

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Give Peas a Chance

    Keepin' it real? The Black Eyed Peas would rather keep it fun.

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Holiday schmoozing

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