September 28, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Pantages The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis, Nov. 25 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dec. 17; Enrique Bunbury & Zoe, Nov. 17 (Fri.); Hot Chicano Soul Legends, Dec. 2 (Sat.) The Wiltern Kyuss Lives!, Nov. 18; Asking Alexandria, Oct. 31; Pimpinela, Nov. 20 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Pajama Men, Oct. 19 (now) Orpheum Theatre Chris Cornell, Dec. 16 (Sat.)
May 1, 2008 |
Wednesday night saw a tearful end to the "American Idol" journey of singer/songwriter Brooke White. The husky-voiced songstress broke the traditional "American Idol" mold by being the first performer in a low-key, Carly Simon-inspired vein to reach the top ranks of the competition, ultimately finishing in the fifth-place spot. Pared for elimination with Syesha Mercado, White was perhaps best known for her hyper-emotional reactions on past elimination nights. She stayed true to form, breaking into tears during her farewell song -- Neil Diamond's "I Am I Said" -- and retreating to the rear of the stage.
November 11, 2008 |
David Archuleta David Archuleta Jive * 1/2 Why do "American Idol" fans consistently reward male pop singers for being entirely sexless on the show? Pouty lips and flirty lashes are practically entrance requirements for female singers, and "rocker" guys can bellow and strut to their content. But there's a kind of elfish contestant who always does well despite the possibility of vanishing in a cloud of unicorn glitter were he to sing something arousing.
May 29, 2008 |
America does indeed love a winner, showering "American Idol" winner David Cook with a download deluge following his coronation last week. Cook has landed 11 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, the most from a single artist since the Beatles put 14 on the listing in April 1964. He also registered 14 tracks on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, which did not exist in 1964 -- but then neither did Cook. His highest-ranking song on both charts is his recording of "The Time of My Life," which logged 236,000 downloads, to place it No. 3 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on the digital songs list.
May 23, 2008
The all-David "American Idol" finale sparked a flood of congratulations, disappointment and debate. I am FLOORED and THRILLED with David Cook's victory. . . . Seriously, I am so thrilled I was crying. I loved it when his brother closed the show, mouthing, "That's my brother!" AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! I can believe in "Idol" and America again. -- Jazz Our entire family took great pleasure in speed dialing our votes for David Archuleta. Our ages range from 8 to 61!
October 6, 2010
The Early Show Jenny McCarthy. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michael Eisner; Cat Cora; Mira Sorvino; Tina Knowles. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Alton Brown; Jennie Garth. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Regis and Kelly Diane Lane; David Archuleta. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Patrick Stewart. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Skin cancer; baby questions. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Oprah Winfrey Show A mother with 20 personalities; a follow-up on Truddi Chase.