Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLee Dewyze
IN THE NEWS

Lee Dewyze

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2010 | By Shirley Halperin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Might "American Idol's" slide into irrelevance be a boon for its talent? That's one takeaway to be drawn from the surprisingly strong debut by Candice Glover, who last year won the televised singing competition amid historically low ratings. A big-voiced soul belter, Glover ended a lengthy stretch of victories by white-guy guitar strummers, including Lee DeWyze and Phillip Phillips - reason enough to celebrate her win. But she's also made a better record than the last few "Idol" champs, one that doesn't sound like its quirks have been ironed out in an attempt to satisfy the show's once-enormous audience.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Might "American Idol's" slide into irrelevance be a boon for its talent? That's one takeaway to be drawn from the surprisingly strong debut by Candice Glover, who last year won the televised singing competition amid historically low ratings. A big-voiced soul belter, Glover ended a lengthy stretch of victories by white-guy guitar strummers, including Lee DeWyze and Phillip Phillips - reason enough to celebrate her win. But she's also made a better record than the last few "Idol" champs, one that doesn't sound like its quirks have been ironed out in an attempt to satisfy the show's once-enormous audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Though it's still - on some nights - the most-watched show on television, "American Idol" is by all accounts a smaller proposition than it once was, with fewer viewers, less cultural clout and a seemingly diminished ability to produce megastars on the order of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The retrenchment appears to be affecting veterans of the program too: At the South by Southwest music festival this month, Season 8 winner Kris Allen and Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze could both be seen sharing cozy club stages with the kind of up-and-coming acts SXSW was designed to spotlight.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Though it's still - on some nights - the most-watched show on television, "American Idol" is by all accounts a smaller proposition than it once was, with fewer viewers, less cultural clout and a seemingly diminished ability to produce megastars on the order of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The retrenchment appears to be affecting veterans of the program too: At the South by Southwest music festival this month, Season 8 winner Kris Allen and Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze could both be seen sharing cozy club stages with the kind of up-and-coming acts SXSW was designed to spotlight.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2010
The Early Show Billy Bob Thornton. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Emma Watson; Rascal Flatts. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Salman Rushdie; Jamie Oliver; Cee Lo performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Anne Hathaway; Emma Watson; Lee DeWyze performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Larry King; Joel Osteen. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Dr. Ruth; Niecy Nash. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Kelly Osbourne. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Oprah Winfrey Show Barbra Streisand; Robert Redford.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | By ANN POWERS, Pop Music Critic
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“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?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“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?
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2010 | By Shirley Halperin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | By ANN POWERS, Pop Music Critic
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)
Los Angeles Times Articles
|