March 15, 2013 |
“American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, Nickelodeon stars Leon Thomas III and Cody Longo are among the acts that will headline Universal CityWalk's concert series, the entertainment complex announced earlier this week. CityWalk's “Music Spotlight Series” features a mix of street performers and emerging artists. The series happens every Friday and Saturday night from March 22 to April 20 at CityWalk's free outdoor venue, 5 Towers. PHOTOS: 'American Idol': Where are they now?
November 18, 2010
The Early Show Keith Urban performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Blake Lively; Lidia Bastianich. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Larry King and Wendy Walker; Harlem Globetrotters. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Jake Gyllenhaal; Anderson Cooper; Mark Sanchez. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Nigel Lythgoe; James Earl Jones; Vanessa Redgrave. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Patricia Arquette; Venus Williams. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Oprah Winfrey Show Carson Kressley.
May 18, 2010 |
More than 100,000 people audition for "American Idol" every year, holding on to the wide-eyed fantasy that making the top 10 — with its promise of weekly exposure to millions of TV viewers and a national summer tour — will drop them squarely on the road to fame. But after the season ends (as it does this year on May 26), many of those sent home find that "Idol" doesn't come with guarantees. In fact, now in its ninth season, the Fox series has churned out more than 80 would-be stars, creating a bizarre glut of talent, with few seeing quantifiable success.
April 7, 2010 |
Beatles songs have the uncanny quality of sounding perennially fresh. Forty years after the band's active era ended, whenever its catalog is popped open, there's a surprising amount of fizz. Those sophisticated melodies and slyly syncopated beats help even stolid interpreters get on their feet, and the truly creative -- Earth, Wind & Fire, Elliott Smith -- can ride that effervescence to a new place. So it was a smart decision to revive the old theme of Beatles Week (well, Lennon-McCartney Night)