Posts tagged "American Idol"

Listen Up! A Lollapalooza Q&A Interview With American Idol Alumni Haley Reinhart

Listen Up!  A Lollapalooza Q&A Interview With American Idol Alumni Haley Reinhart
Following her set early in the afternoon on Friday, 8/3/12 on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza, I had the chance to sit down with American Idol alumni Haley Reinhart for a brief chat about her American Idol fanbase, the recent release of her major label debut album Listen Up! as well as the pop star's feelings on playing one of the most influential music festivals in America......

Concert Review: Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2012 - Friday, 8/3/12 in Chicago

Concert Review: Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2012 - Friday, 8/3/12 in Chicago
Day one of Lollapalooza 2012 featured the high temperatures that concertgoers have come to expect over the years alongside performances by Black Sabbath, Black Angels, The Afghan Whigs, Sharon Van Etten and more… ...

Concert Preview: Lollapalooza 2012 - 140 Artists on 8 Stages over 3 Days in Chicago

Concert Preview:  Lollapalooza 2012 - 140 Artists on 8 Stages over 3 Days in Chicago
Perusing the Lollapalooza schedule can be a daunting task... Here are some helpful hints on bands that, while not necessarily household names... yet, might just be worth your time this weekend...
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Event Preview: Third Annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night (Wednesday, 5/9/12 at the Palmer House Hilton)

Event Preview: Third Annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night (Wednesday, 5/9/12 at the Palmer House Hilton)
This Wednesday at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and wife Jenny will take part in the third annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night. To raise awareness and money for "Strike Out 22Q" and assist other Chicagoland charities, the event will feature a performance from 2010 American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, the Sinatraesque vocal stylings of John Vincent, appearances by Cubs players, both silent and live auctions and more.  ...

Friday "On Shuffle" - Random Musings On The Rock Week That Was: 5/4/12

Friday "On Shuffle" - Random Musings On The Rock Week That Was: 5/4/12
This week, random thoughts on a stellar lineup for the Do-Division street festival headlined by Besnard Lakes and The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and details on a performance by onetime American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox for a great cause as part of Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster's third annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night on Wednesday, May 9th...
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