Casey James

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    March 23, 2012

    Young The Giant, The David Mayfield Parade and This Weekend's Best Shows

    ​It's a weekend full of some pretty good shows and some pretty bad ones too. One of the biggest bills is Young The Giant and Grouplove at The Prophet Bar. If you didn't already get tickets, it's sold out. Check the print section for previews of Pinkish Black and Nervous Curtains at Lola's and Ed S ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    The Beach Boys, Marilyn Manson and This Week's Show Announcements

    The Beach Boys, back in the day​For decades, The Beach Boys have been a diluted version of their former selves, touring with the likes of John Stamos on bongos. Since Brian Wilson was fired in 1982, the band never really topped the greatness of 1988's "Kokomo." Rumors of bad blood circulated aroun ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Good Friday: The Independence Day Edition

    Bettmann/CorbisWillie Nelson at his second annual Fourth of July picnic in 1974​It's hot as hell and the area burn bans are in full effect, which can only mean one thing: It's time to celebrate our independence! This weekend's live music offerings are fairly strong, but at Billy Bob's Texas in For ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    The Full Bill For Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic, Plus Tons More Show Announcements

    Willie​Since the mid-'70s, Willie Nelson has been doing three things: smoking pot, playing music and throwing a Fourth of July picnic. They've always been huge ordeals, attracting A-list celebrities, top country music artists and, of course, country music fans. Nelson even held the festival in the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Picture Show: Idol Finalists Do it Live at the American Airlines Center

    Rachel ParkerCasey James, Fort Worth native, and shampoo salesman​If you're experiencing summer American Idol withdrawals, you had your chance last night to jump/scream at the best of the best on stage. The American Airlines Center hosted a big juicy chunk of the Idol favorites, including Tim Urba ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    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 >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Idol Rich: Fare the Well, Casey James

    That small-town charm, camera-ready look and actual musical skill--though a little jam-bandy--couldn't win Casey James the title of American Idol...or get him into the finale. Gotta say I would've traded Lee DeWyze for the CeeJer if only because both CJ and Crystal Bowersox incorporated their own ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Idol Rich: C and C Don't Get Love Like Lee

    ​As the contest dwindles, it seems the contestants were hailing from more specific locations.Casey James wasn't so much from Fort Worth, or Cowtown, as some folks call it. No, he's was from teensy Cool, Texas. Looks like the producers acknowledged that viewers are more likely to tune in if they se ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Idol Rich: The Final Four Get Foxxy and Pair Up

    ​Jamie Foxx. He's an Oscar winner and has sold his fair amount of R&B records. He's also been a mentor on American Idol before. Last season, he got all up in people's grills. And he did it again this one. Foxx Face! This time, though, he gave out T-shirts with big words on them: There was ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Idol Rich: Blue-Eyed Prime Time with Sinatra and Harry Connick, Jr.

    ​The Idol competitors were challenged this week with the task of reinterpreting the classics of Frank Sinatra. Ol' Blue Eyes' daughters were even in the audience (no pressure, singers) and presented Sinatra fan Simon Cowell with a monogrammed FAS hankie. Awesomely cool. Made me really wish his shi ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Idol Rich: The Twainy Days of Casey James

    ​First of all, the Idol Gives Back episode raised more than 45 million dollars for children's aid in the US and the world over. And that's pretty snazzy. Last night, only four weeks from announcing a new American Idol champ, the remaining contestants were mentored last night by someone who holds a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Idol Rich: The NTX2 Prove Not So Inspirational

    ​It's a big week in Idol World. Tonight marks the almost annual star-studded Idol Gives Back charity episode, and, no matter how hard-hearted you are, you have to admit that the show is an emotional, feel-good, do-good piece of prime-time. Celebs of every level will grace the stage and screen with ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Idol Rich: It's a "Hound Dog" of a Week!

    ​Elvis week, people. Elvis week. Lots to choose from. Lots of disappointments. And Idol alum Adam Lambert was the mentor, so that means there was lots of make-up... as well as inappropriate jokes about inches and tongues from Ryan Seacrest. Awkward!On a positive note, though, Lambert was one of th ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Idol Rich: There's No Saving Casey James of Tim Urban Now...

    ​K, you know how I said yesterday that because I was kinda-sorta nice about Tim Urban's Beatles performance, that he'd either get kicked off or one of my faves would be? Well, I was was right. Someone was trying to punish me. But not really. But kinda. Because, see "Big Mike" Lynche, the badass wh ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Idol Rich: Hey, Everyone It's Lennon & McCartney Week

    ​It was sorta-kinda-Beatles week. And Macca even sent a "Good Luck!" message via satellite from tour and everyone thought it was awesome. Looks were shared around the theater. People probably embraced, it was hard to tell. The band mates just played better knowing that message came from Sir with l ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Idol Rich: WTF, Seriously? TUrban Hangs On for Another Week

    ​No one was remotely worried about Casey James this week. And with good reason. That dude was safer than safe. But after landing in the Bottom Three AGAIN, Tim Urban survived to watch another, more emotive singer, be sent home. Not saying the dissed Didi Benami's "What Becomes of the Broken Hearte ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Idol Rich: The NTX2 Search Their Souls

    ​Last night, we got to see the Top 10 taking the stage with soul and R&B hits from the likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha and domestic threat Chris Brown. Oh, and we also got to watch the weirdest backstage camera shots ever. Mmm, creepy voyeurism...Usher served as the mentor this week and somet ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Idol Rich: The NTX Two Get Schooled By Miley Cyrus...Um, What?

    ​This week's theme was Billboard Number Ones. A valid theme for American Idol if there ever was one. Props to Lee Dewyze for kicking out the Box Tops jam "The Letter" even though, sadly, no one mentioned the recently late lead singer of said group, Alex Chilton. Not saying DeWyze did the song any ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Idol Rich: One North Texan in the Bottom Three

    ​Tim Urban was the second of the American Idol contestants to end up in the dreaded "Bottom Three" on the painfully long voting results show. It looked like Casey James might end up there too, but then it came down to him and Panhandle Texan Lacey Brown to fill the last space. The red-headed nymph ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Idol Rich: Yay for Queen and Enough With the "Hallelujah"

    ​I'm going to warn you, I am going to disagree with the American Idol judges today. Hard. So very hard. I realize you may not like it because you may be rooting for sweet-faced hipster-haired youngsters. But, I am not related to said youngsters and don't feel the need to support anyone who decides ... More >>