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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: May 2018

Between American Idol‘s latest season wrapping up, summer tours and music festivals, and new music, there’s plenty happening in the lives of your favorite contestants from the Idol universe. There’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep up, but lucky for you we’ve compiled all the news from May and every upcoming event into one […]

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You Can Call Me Al: Paul Simon’s Accidental Impact on My Life in 6 Songs

On Friday May 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington, the legendary Paul Simon performed in concert for probably the last time on his Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour. I had seen him twice before with my mother in 2003 when he reunited with Art Garfunkel for the Old Friends tour, and again in […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: April 2018

There’s lots going on in the American Idol universe with the new season having just announced its Top 10, while also spotlighting Idol alum in their weekly “American Idol Icons” segment, all eyes are on the show and, by extension, its alumnus to succeed. With that in mind, many of the ex-contestants have been looking to make […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: February 2018

With less than a month away from the premiere of “American Idol” on ABC, the show’s alum are busy reminding fans of the show from season’s past about its history with their new music, tour dates, and other exciting news.

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Album Review: ‘Paranoia’ Signifies a New Era for ‘Idol’ Winner Lee DeWyze

As American Idol gears up to premiere its 16th season on ABC beginning March 11, it’s hard to believe that Season 9, the season where the grouchy but honest Simon Cowell left the juggernaut show, was almost eight years ago. That season was the same season where Lee DeWyze, the underdog painter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, […]

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Concert Review: Al Stewart Brings His ‘Year of the Cat’ Tour to Edmonds

It’s rare to be able to hear one of your favorite albums played live all the way through, but I was lucky enough to experience this when British folk musician Al Stewart brought his Year of the Cat tour to the Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, Washington on Friday night. Joined by Chicago area […]

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Concert Review: Gavin DeGraw Strips Down for the Raw Tour

On October 14th, Gavin DeGraw brought his Raw Tour to the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada.

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Lorde, Alessia Cara and Liam Payne Bring the Party to iHeartRadio Beach Ball Vancouver

On Sept. 3, headliners Lorde, Alessia Cara and Liam Payne had fun in the sun for the iHeartRadio Beach Ball at the PNE Amphitheatre during The Fair at the PNE. Presented by Virgin Radio, the first night of the inaugural two-day summer music festival in Vancouver featured a line-up of artists making waves in the […]

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Concert Review: David Cook Rocks the Pacific Northwest

David Cook is currently on tour in support of a forthcoming EP and his new single “Gimme Heartbreak.” Over nine years removed from his American Idol win, Cook plays shows steadily throughout the year, though this is the first time he’s been back to the Pacific Northwest since 2015. Playing a show in Seattle on August […]

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Concert Review: Lady Gaga Opens Joanne World Tour in Vancouver

Vancouver's legion of Little Monsters were lucky to witness the sold-out opening night of Mother Monster Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on August 1st. Details of the tour were kept tightly under wraps up until the evening of the concert, so as the songs, costumes and other production elements were […]

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Concert Review: Ed Sheeran Brings Hits Together on Divide Tour

After traveling across Europe and Latin America, Ed Sheeran has brought his massively successful Divide Tour to North America. The down-to-earth and in-demand English singer-songwriter performed a sold-out concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on July 28th. With a setlist full of his hits from the last six years of his astronomical career, the folk-pop […]

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Concert Review: Bruno Mars Strikes Gold with 24K Magic World Tour

After dazzling Europe this past spring, Bruno Mars brought his 24K Magic World Tour to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada on July 26th for the first of two sold-out arena concerts. The consummate performer never ceases to blow audiences away with his live performance offerings—be it at the Super Bowl half-time show or during awards […]

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Concert Review: Queen + Adam Lambert are the Champions of the World Tour

Queen + Adam Lambert are back in action and ready to rock cities across the United States and Canada all summer long. Once again, original members Brian May and Roger Taylor are joined by American singer (of American Idol fame) Adam Lambert to perform two hours’ worth of the iconic British band’s greatest hits. I first saw […]

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Kesha Has Us ‘Praying’ for More With Her Latest Track

Kesha is back. With little fanfare, on Thursday Kesha announced her new album Rainbow and, along with it, released her first new song in four years.

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Concert Review: Lady Antebellum Owns the Night on Their ‘You Look Good World Tour’

A sold-out crowd at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage could only mean one thing: country superstars, Lady Antebellum returned to their honorary Canadian roots for a memorable, fun-filled show that certainly delivered. Since filming the music video for their breakthrough hit, “Need You Know” in 2009 at the King Edward Hotel, the Nashville, Tennessee band has had […]

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