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Mariah Carey is ready to let go. She unveiled her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” (Island) Wednesday night, a big love ballad just in time for Valentine’s Day, and restarted the rollout for her much-delayed new “The Art of Letting Go” album, now set for a May 6 release.
This time, she’s not playing. “You’re Mine” is the real deal – another smash in the midtempo ballad market Mariah cornered...Read more »
Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like Pitbull, right? Um, well, he’ll be shouting “Timber!” at least at Barclays Center Thursday.
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Mariah Carey fans, Mimi has good news and bad news for you.
The good news is that the Greenlawn native will be performing at a free concert in Central Park with the New York Philharmonic on July 13, as part of the city’s celebration of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16. Though the show is free, tickets are required and will be available at allstargame.com/concert...Read more »
Hot 97's annual Summer Jam is the New York hip-hop mainstay's way of planting its flag, taking over a stadium for a workday's worth of sets by the biggest names -- some of whom are announced in advance, some aren't. The announced bill for Sunday night's 20th installment of the festival split the difference between hip-hop legends (the also-turning-20 Staten Island collective Wu-Tang Clan; the Brooklyn-born...Read more »
Hey, “American Idol” had a good finale!
Both Candice Glover and Kree Harrison performed well and the choice is in the “Idol” voters’ hands now. (And the judges didn’t get to talk much, so it was even more enjoyable than usual.)
Who will win? Well, if this was purely a singing competition, it would be Candice, who was both bolder with her vocal choices and a stronger singer overall. But...Read more »
This is what “American Idol” does best.
Most of the show’s problems faded away last night, as the focus shifted away from the comments from outsiders and the judges’ odd bickering back to the contestants for Hometown Visit Week. When (is “if” actually possible?) producers retool “Idol” in the off-season to try to reverse its ratings collapse, they should remember this show and go back to the...Read more »
The wheels are officially coming off the “American Idol” bus.
Pretty much everyone looked bewildered during last night’s show, from the Final Four contestants to the feuding judges to even normally unflappable host Ryan Seacrest.
It was a mess. Just in time for the first show of the May ratings book! And for its first head-to-head battle of the year with “The Voice”! (“The Voice” aired...Read more »