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New Michael Jackson Album to Be Released
Sony’s Columbia Epic Records recently announced that a new album by the Gloved One titled “Xscape” will be released in May and will consist of eight unheard tracks. Producers found a treasure trove of vocal tracks that Jackson had recorded but had never put to music, tucked away in his estate. Now with some help from his friends, like music producer Timbaland, those tracks will be spun into new songs.
Major League Baseball’s Opening Day
Today marked the return of America’s favorite pastime: Major League Baseball. Fans turned up to show their spirit with a parade of inspired hats. If you were wondering what all of those fans do while sitting in the stands? They eat hot dogs. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, fans will consume a staggering 21,357,316 hot dogs this season. That makes enough hot dogs to stretch from the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The average price for a baseball ticket will be $27.93 this year, according to Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index. But if you want to see World Series champions the Red Sox play, on average it’ll set you back more than $52.