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January 8, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium. Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an especially inspired choice. Then again, Young is a San Jose Sharks season-ticket holder. Sutter, in fact, met him briefly back in the day when he coached the Sharks. But the musical program for the Jan. 25 game was rounded out Wednesday when organizers announced that KISS will be joined by Jordin Sparks and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting as featured performers, along with the USC Trojan Marching Band.
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January 8, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium. Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an especially inspired choice. Then again, Young is a San Jose Sharks season-ticket holder. Sutter, in fact, met him briefly back in the day when he coached the Sharks. But the musical program for the Jan. 25 game was rounded out Wednesday when organizers announced that KISS will be joined by Jordin Sparks and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting as featured performers, along with the USC Trojan Marching Band.
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May 12, 2011
SERIES Community: Interlopers ramp up the drama at Greendale's paintball tournament in the season finale (8 p.m. NBC). The Vampire Diaries: While watching "Gone With the Wind," Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finds memories of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) from 1864 mixing in with the reality of present-day Elena (Dobrev again) in the season finale (8 p.m. KTLA). American Idol: Jordin Sparks performs in this results episode (8 p.m. Fox). CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Langston (Laurence Fishburne)
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May 17, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Candice Glover sounded so serene as she took reporters' questions Friday afternoon, you'd never know that, mere hours before, she'd been declared "American Idol's" Season 12 winner -- the show's first female winner since Jordin Sparks took the win back in Season 6. But don't let Glover's chill demeanor fool you into thinking she's not excited. The 23-year-old R&B singer from St. Helena Island, S.C., who'd auditioned for "Idol" twice -- in Seasons 9 and 11 -- before returning to go all the way this season, is thrilled to be pulling together her first album.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2010
The Early Show Maggie Gyllenhaal. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kyle MacLachlan; Trace Adkins. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Jerry O'Connell; Alexis Neiers. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Jennifer Aniston; Plain White T's perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jennifer Aniston ("The Switch"); Kyle MacLachlan ("Mao's Last Dancer"); Jordin Sparks performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors 11 a.m. KCAL The Dr. Oz Show 11 a.m. KTTV The Oprah Winfrey Show 3 p.m. KABC Dr. Phil 4 p.m. KCBS Tavis Smiley Author Max Lucado; John Mellencamp performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2007 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
The Times' pop music critics' take on "American Idol": -- Wednesday night's vote tally sending Melinda Doolittle home to Nashville -- but not before she hits the concert trail with the "American Idols Live" summer tour -- may qualify as a surprise, even an injustice to many, in that she's clearly the most accomplished pure singer of this year's crop.
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August 9, 2008 | Margaret Wappler, Times Staff Writer
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once stated that anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either. If only he were alive and on hand at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, where creme de la creme teen-pop performers Jordin Sparks and Jesse McCartney beautifully illustrated his point. First lesson: Things on TV are not always as they appear; occasionally, they are better.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Candice Glover was crowned the Season 12 winner of "American Idol" on Thursday night, giving us all a lesson in hard work and persistence and proving that talent really can carry the day. She's the first female "Idol" winner since Jordin Sparks in Season 6. "I can't even …" she said after Ryan Seacrest had named her as the winner and Kree Harrison, her bestie rival, as runner-up. "Three years. " The lush-voiced 23-year-old soul singer from St. Helena Island, S.C., who'd toiled as a travel agent, waiting for her chance to step into the spotlight and show the world what she could do, had auditioned for "Idol" twice -- in Seasons 9 and 11 -- before making it to the live rounds this season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2010
NBC announced Monday that "Undercovers," a new spy drama from Abrams ("Lost," "Fringe") and Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters"), is the network's first scripted series pickup for the 2010-11 season. The deal marks Abrams' first association with NBC. The show centers on the lives of married ex-CIA agents Steven and Samantha Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw) as they find themselves getting pulled back into the business. —Yvonne Villarreal Investing in arts leadership The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the largest private donation in its history Monday: a $22.5-million gift from Dick and Betsy DeVos to endow a management training program for arts leaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Candice Glover sounded so serene as she took reporters' questions Friday afternoon, you'd never know that, mere hours before, she'd been declared "American Idol's" Season 12 winner -- the show's first female winner since Jordin Sparks took the win back in Season 6. But don't let Glover's chill demeanor fool you into thinking she's not excited. The 23-year-old R&B singer from St. Helena Island, S.C., who'd auditioned for "Idol" twice -- in Seasons 9 and 11 -- before returning to go all the way this season, is thrilled to be pulling together her first album.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Candice Glover was crowned the Season 12 winner of "American Idol" on Thursday night, giving us all a lesson in hard work and persistence and proving that talent really can carry the day. She's the first female "Idol" winner since Jordin Sparks in Season 6. "I can't even …" she said after Ryan Seacrest had named her as the winner and Kree Harrison, her bestie rival, as runner-up. "Three years. " The lush-voiced 23-year-old soul singer from St. Helena Island, S.C., who'd toiled as a travel agent, waiting for her chance to step into the spotlight and show the world what she could do, had auditioned for "Idol" twice -- in Seasons 9 and 11 -- before making it to the live rounds this season.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers Critic
Warmly remembered corn, featuring some fantastic performers including Lonette McKee and Mary Alice, "Sparkle" (1976) starred Irene Cara as a mousy but learning to roar 15-year-old. She was one-third of a late '50s sister act led by McKee's hard-living smolderer, who grappled with drug abuse, contended with an abusive boyfriend and battled relentless clichés in a heartbreak-and-triumph fairy tale whipped up by screenwriter Joel Schumacher. This was before the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" pumped up similar material for its own purposes.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Wrestler Henry Cejudo; 3 Doors Down; chef Lourdes Castro; Denise Richards; Jordin Sparks. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Sofía Vergara; OneRepublic performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Tom Bergeron. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Giuliana and Bill Rancic; chef Ludo Lefebvre. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil A recovering addict and his mother return to try to help a young woman hooked on drugs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2011
SERIES Community: Interlopers ramp up the drama at Greendale's paintball tournament in the season finale (8 p.m. NBC). The Vampire Diaries: While watching "Gone With the Wind," Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finds memories of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) from 1864 mixing in with the reality of present-day Elena (Dobrev again) in the season finale (8 p.m. KTLA). American Idol: Jordin Sparks performs in this results episode (8 p.m. Fox). CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Langston (Laurence Fishburne)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2010
NBC announced Monday that "Undercovers," a new spy drama from Abrams ("Lost," "Fringe") and Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters"), is the network's first scripted series pickup for the 2010-11 season. The deal marks Abrams' first association with NBC. The show centers on the lives of married ex-CIA agents Steven and Samantha Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw) as they find themselves getting pulled back into the business. —Yvonne Villarreal Investing in arts leadership The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the largest private donation in its history Monday: a $22.5-million gift from Dick and Betsy DeVos to endow a management training program for arts leaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2008 | Margaret Wappler, Times Staff Writer
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once stated that anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either. If only he were alive and on hand at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, where creme de la creme teen-pop performers Jordin Sparks and Jesse McCartney beautifully illustrated his point. First lesson: Things on TV are not always as they appear; occasionally, they are better.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers Critic
Warmly remembered corn, featuring some fantastic performers including Lonette McKee and Mary Alice, "Sparkle" (1976) starred Irene Cara as a mousy but learning to roar 15-year-old. She was one-third of a late '50s sister act led by McKee's hard-living smolderer, who grappled with drug abuse, contended with an abusive boyfriend and battled relentless clichés in a heartbreak-and-triumph fairy tale whipped up by screenwriter Joel Schumacher. This was before the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" pumped up similar material for its own purposes.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2007 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
WHIRLING through pop's history faster than a time-traveling phone booth, this year's "American Idol" finale was Blake & Jordin's Excellent Adventure. Tony Bennett actually sang, after pleading sick a few weeks ago -- awesome! Sanjaya rocked out with Joe Perry -- heinous! Doug E. Fresh gave Blake a beat-boxing lesson. Green Day showed him what good fake-punk hair looks like -- totally rad!
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