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“This Is Me” week on “American Idol” proved to be a little more difficult than expected, as some of the Top 13 struggled to express themselves clearly.
Luckily, judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are getting better at their own self-expression. Their criticisms and suggestions – even when contradictory – make sense for the most part, and seem aimed to help the finalists...Read more »
Previously unreleased material from Billy Joel’s historic Russian concert tour in 1987 will be collected in a new set, “A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia,” due out May 20.
The deluxe edition of the set will feature a remastered version of the Joel concert captured on his “Live in Leningrad, 1987” film, with additional performances, including previously unseen versions of “An Innocent...Read more »
Kanye West is always full of surprises.
However, for the final North American show of his “Yeezus” tour, he was practically a different person from earlier in the tour and from his outrageous controversial public persona.
Could it be that ‘Ye, a new father...Read more »
Young the Giant brings more than “Cough Syrup” to Hammerstein Ballroom Friday and Saturday.
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YOUNG THE GIANT, "It's About Time." At Hammerstein...Read more »
“American Idol” set its Top 13 Thursday night, with America picking the top five guys and top five gals and the three judges each picking a wild card contestant.
There were a few surprises, as judge Jennifer Lopez said, “Some that I was rooting for didn’t do as well.” Early favorite Emmanuel Zidor didn’t even get a chance to “sing for his life,” after last night's iffy performance of...Read more »
Night Two of “American Idol” Rush Week was just as ridiculously rushed as the first. But because the guys knew what was coming, they handled it better than the gals did.
Of course, that isn’t saying too much. While there is a lot of talent in this season’s class of semifinalists, there isn’t a lot of experience. It’s where “The Voice” has shifted the expectations of singing competitions. On...Read more »
Justin Timberlake rescheduled his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden Wednesday due to health reasons, only hours before he was supposed to take the stage.
“There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday,” Timberlake Tweeted at 5:40 p.m. “I am truly sorry to everyone that have tickets for tonight. It kills me to have to do this. I hope...Read more »
In case there was any doubt whether “American Idol” meant it when they said the focus of this season would be on having the singers do their best, um, we got the first Rush Week.
Rush Week is all about trying to make “good TV,” having the 15 semi-finalists sit in a room not knowing whether they were going to get a chance to sing until minutes before they had to go on. It succeeds in creating...Read more »
CeeLo Green won’t be turning his chair for “The Voice” any longer.
One of the singing competition’s original four judges, Green told Ellen DeGeneres on a show airing today that he would not be returning for a seventh season of “The Voice." (Green was already sitting out the sixth season, which begins on Monday.)
“I don’t want to wear out my welcome,” Green told DeGeneres, adding that...Read more »
Right now, “American Idol” feels broken – not smashed beyond repair the way it seemed destined to be after the failed Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj experiment, but still pretty messed up.
Though the lengthy audition process, which wrapped up last week when they selected the 30 – well, 31 – finalists, was much more streamlined than in the past, they ended up with new problems. There were many singers...Read more »