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Music review: Bob Dylan, American Idol

...poet.But on this record he sounds like a mere vocalist, some pathetic hopeful waiting backstage to audition for American Idol.? Jim Hale can be reached through his website at
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

...returned to television - for appearances on "Saturday Night Live," for "Friends," for comedy specials, for "American Idol," where in 2008 he pretended to be a "Russian idol" who belts out a tuneless, indecipherable "My Way."Williams...
Today in history 33. Actress Spencer Grammer is 31. Actor Tyler James Williams is 22. Country singer Scotty McCreery (TV: "American Idol" winner) is 21.Thought for Today: "It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize...
Reality show star visits Eagle River school

...and was chosen by three judges: Shakira, Usher and Blake."The Voice" is a singing competition similar to "American Idol" where the judges turn their chairs away during auditions so that physical appearances don't sway votes.Mickens...
In the Stacks: New young adult fiction compete on American Pop Sensation, no, this is even better. If you're the kind of reader who cringes at the American Idol judges' critiques of performers, you'll stand up and cheer for Olivia,Wen, Stella, Charlie, and Mo as they...
Quebec town still recovering from train disaster a year later

...most of them."Among those who died in Musi-Cafe was Genevieve Breton, a 28-year-old competitor on Quebec's American Idol-like TV reality show "Star Academie." She had been on the verge of putting out her first album when she was killed...
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Today in history

...Country singer Brad Mates (Emerson Drive) is 36. MLB All-Star pitcher CC Sabathia is 34. Singer Blake Lewis ("American Idol") is 33. Rock musician Will Berman (MGMT) is 32. Rock musician Johan Carlsson (Carolina Liar) is 30. Actress...
Photo: American Idol Challenge winner

Heidi Adams with the $10,000 check she won by entering the American Idol Challenge contest online. Sound off on the important issues at
Be the first Alaskan on Project Runway

...Fashion designers selected for the show are given a stipend for materials and a few days to create their clothing. Like American idol, contestants are judged on-air, with progressive elimination rounds reducing their numbers each week. The top...
Media, money and a degree of madness

...has generated the genre most popular on the nation's airwaves: reality TV. What started with "Survivor" and "American Idol" has spun off into subgenres of relationship reality like ABC's "The Bachelor" and even celebrity reality like...


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