American Idol

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    March 5, 2013

    Ten Kelly Clarkson Songs That Could Have Been Written About Clive Davis

    After reading her gutsy open letter to Clive Davis that fought back against some of the hurtful accusations he made against her in his new memoir, it's fun to repurpose some of her feistiest lyrics as a career-long diatribe against the legendary but stifling mogul. Presented in no particular and lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Eleven of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Rihanna, GZA and More

    Check out our shiny new concert calendar for more upcoming shows Rihanna Tuesday, April 16, at American Airlines Center, $39.50-$125Don't know what you'll be doing on April 16 yet? Get with it. Tickets are only $125, dude. Just grab a hammer and break the glass on your emergency Rihanna Concert F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Constantine Maroulis Goes Mean and Green in Alley Theatre's Comic Book Musical Toxic Avenger

    Former American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis has turned into one of Broadway's favorite leading men. It was announced in January that he'll star as both title roles in the New York revival of Frank Wildhorn's musical Jekyll & Hyde in 2013. Maroulis was a Tony nominee a few years ago as the lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Chicago's Jason Scheff: "When the Music Is In Your DNA, It Finds Its Way Out Pretty Easily"

    Since 1967, some form of the band Chicago has been a part of the American musical experience. Formed as a jazz-influenced jam band, the early incarnation of Chicago bore little resemblance to the pop hit-making machine the band would become in the late '70s and early '80s. When singer/bassist Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Music Video Monday: Demi Lovato, Fungi Girls and Gaston Light Each Release New Clips...

    It's been about a month since we wrote off Colleyville's Own Demi Lovato, saying that she'd been officially overtaken as Disney's top starlet by her BFF, Grand Prairie's Own Selena Gomez. Last week, though, Lovato struck back. Well, not really. But she did release the music video for her new single ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Idol Rich: FW's Tim Halperin Makes Top 24

    Fort Worth singer-songwriter Tim Halperin, whose music we first shared with you back in July, had some ups and downs throughout his Hollywood Week auditions, according to the Idol judges. So, the challenge they'd presented him with this week was showing them who he really was. And, in his final audi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    A Very Indie Christmas: Ten Songs To Conquer Your Parents' Karen Carpenter Blues

    Bring a little rock to your Christmas.​There are few things more refreshing on Christmas morning than wheeling the dial and finding an original Christmas song. Or, at least, one that is not by Mariah Carey. Our parents have to be sick of it too. They just have to be. The frustrating thing is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Last Night: Cyndi Lauper at House of Blues

    Cyndi LauperHouse of BluesAugust 11thBetter than: staying home and watching American Idol: Blues Edition.Evan ClintonFor more photos from Lauper's performance, check out Evan's slideshow.​Looking spry and awkwardly fashionable, pop icon Cyndi Lauper hit the stage last night at House of Blues looki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Ten Ironclad Reasons Why Aerosmith Sucks...

    Rachel ParkerIn this photo: Steven Tyler's "Yo Mama" mic stand, and his bedazzled New Balances.​They're sometimes called "America's Rock and Roll Band." And, yes, fastidious Aerosmith fans will shout for the rooftops that "Dream On" is a badass song. But, au contraire, friends, for there are sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Green River Ordinance Postpones June 19 Date To Tour With... The Goo Goo Dolls?

    ...not from Fort Worth, unfortunately.​Just got an email from a promotions representative from EMI telling me that my interview with Fort Worth's Green River Ordinance has canceled--or at least postponed. Seems the same is going to be true for the band's scheduled appearance in Dallas on June ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Idol Rich: And the Winner Is...

    ​This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Um, Did You Watch The Good Guys Last Night?

    Phil McCarten/PictureGroup for FOXGood Guys Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford with their sweet ride at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Tuesday​Entertainment Weekly has taken a look at the early numbers for last night's sneak peek at FOX's shooting-here series about mismatched Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Picture Show: Idol Hopeful Casey James' Homecoming in Fort Worth

    Danny FulgencioIt's him! I see him!​Heavy rain may have canceled the parade, but the palpable, hair-tearing excitement that came when Casey James arrived at Fort Worth Stockyards on Friday was as sunny as his golden locks. Among the "Casey is Hot" signs and beating teen hearts was the American Ido ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Idol Rich: And Now There Are Three

    ​Apparently, almost 37 million votes determined last night's Idol elimination and Seacrest said it was the most of the season... but, then again, on the season finale of Season Three, there were more than twice that many, propelling Fantasia to victory.Speaking of Fantasia, she performed on last n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    How Bout Them Knockers: Oliver's Eatery

    ​Promised Delivery Time: 40 Minutes Actual Delivery Time: 22 minutes Scoring Summary: Beat the clock delivery speed: 20 Easy order taking: 20 Amazing take-away sandwiches: 30 Vast menu choices: 10 Total: 80 It has been a rough week within the confines of the City of Ate. From the beer soaked d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Idol Rich: CJ Inexplicably a B3

    ​America gave up 33 million votes last night. I'm not sure who I would've swapped Big Mike for to keep him out of the Bottom Three, but I would've definitely put Aaron Kelly in there instead of Fort Worth's Casey James. The B3 announcement came relatively quickly in the show, after a Rascal F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Idol Rich: We Bid a Charitable Farewell to Smiles McTUrban

    First off: Yes, it's true. After encouraging viewers to contribute, President Obama really did say, "And to this year's finalists, as Randy says, 'You're all my dawgs.'" Now that that's out of the way, ​I'll refrain from commenting on the few questionable performances by seasoned bank-earning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Idol Rich: The Texas Two Take On the Rolling Stones

    ​So, this was the week that American Idol transitioned away from the gender-defined 3-day broadcast schedule, or what I like to call "over saturation." The Top 12 also moved from the in-the-round set-up and performed on the "new" stage--which is basically just the stage you saw last year with all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Today In Music News: Steven Tyler Enters Rehab In Time For The Holidays, What Does Your Favorite Indie Band Say About You And Simon Cowell Might Leave iAmerican Idol

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, December 24, 2009...Looks like Aerosmith's Brad Whitford was correct when he said Steven Tyler didn't act like "a sober person." The singer has entered rehab.  Merry Christmas, Tyler family!What does being a fan of an indie band say about yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *As for August's PPM radio ratings - surprise! - 1310 AM The Ticket continues to dominate. Among men 25-54, The Ticket remains No. 1 in the market leading every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Today In Music News: Dylan Gets Nabbed, Tommy Lee's On The Mend and Paula Changes Her Mind

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, August 18, 2009...Bob Dylan was picked up by police in New Jersey while looking at a house that was for sale. I know he's old now but, geez, the officer couldn't tell it was Dylan?Tommy Lee will step out from behind the ol' drum kit because he burn ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009

    Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson

    Thursday, May 7,at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Sound Bytes: Kelly Clarkson's Album To Hit No. 1; U2, Jonases, AC/DC All Confirmed For Cowboys Stadium Gigs

    Some quick news hits...According to Billboard, the fourth full-length record from Burleson's own Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted, which was released just two days ago, will reach No. 1 on the trade magazine's album charts next week, with an estimated 200,000 records moved in its first week. It hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Another American Idol Season, Another Area Castro Plots To Conquer America...

    Last season, area American Idol fans desperate for some sort of personal connection to a contestant were able to toss their hats into the ring of support for Rockwall's Jason Castro, who went on to finish fourth in the seventh season of the reality-based talent competition. Well, thing's ain't all t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Miracle of a Musical

    CATS tries to save an orphanage with song

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Silver Jews

    Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    News Round-Up: The Overlooked Inbox Edition

    Missed a lot of email over the past week or so because of SXSW. A lot of it's some serious junk. But some of it you should definitely know about... Let's start with some Idol Records news, m'kay? Like, for instance, how you're definitely gonna wanna check out this trailer (see below) from PPT. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    Free Stuff Friday, Grab Bag Edition

    Bedhead, just because they're mentioned somewhere in this mess of a blog item A few desk-clearing items before heading out to meet Galaxy Quest's Missi Pyle at the Dallas Comic Con this weekend. Turns out, I have two tix to Art Garfunkel's Sunday-night show at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, com ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Rock the Top

    The circus is back in town

  • Home Entertainment

    May 31, 2007
  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Twisters and Double Wides

    Postmodern news you can use

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Idol Porn, Homegrown and Everything!

    I think we handled this item with the right amount of class. On her official American Idol Web page, Season Two semi-finalist and Royce City native Olivia Mojica lists as some of her past accomplishments that she performed at "2000 Presidential Inauguration Gala, Myerson Symphony Hall, National Anth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    Bend It Like Beck

    I don't know what freaking season we're in with American Idol now -- all's I know is I think they hooked up a special Bat phone in the Sudan for the refugees to phone in their votes -- but you guys need to check out this gem from Season Four featuring Denton's Daron Beck (frontman for the Great Tyra ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    Not Like Beckham

    Brooklyn undergoes a transplant

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    June 15, 2006

    Gamblin' Man

    Rogers and the Boys countrify Nokia Theatre

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Star Search

    Word is this guy's supposed to show at the Mavs-Heat game Sunday. So in Game 1 of Dallas-Miami we got some Jerry Bruckheimer, some Jack Ingram, some Terrell Owens--some so-so celebrities. But for Game 2, I hear we're going to--you knew it was coming--turn up the Heat. In addition to American Idol f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Game Won

    See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006
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    June 1, 2006

    Heaven in Fort Worth

    FWSO's songs do not remain the same

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006

    The 10th Level of Hell

    Australian tenors bombard the Majestic

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Carrie Underwood | Bo Bice

    Some Hearts (Arista Nashville) | The Real Thing (RCA)

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2005
  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Season's Bleatings

    Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas

  • Film

    May 13, 2004
  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    American Idols

    March 19 & 21

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Idol Worship

    From Kelly to critics: I ain't going nowhere, darn it

  • Music

    May 15, 2003
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