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Lee DeWyze Talks Post-‘American Idol’ Reinvention By

Eight years ago, Lee DeWyze came to fame singing other artists’ songs on television as the winner of American Idol Season 9. But now, ironically, his original compositions are all...

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‘Voice’ Star Jacquie Lee Opens Up About Bulimia Struggle By

Pop singer Jacquie Lee, now known professionally as simply Jacquie, first came to fame in 2013 when she was only 15, as one of the youngest contestants ever to compete...

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Michael Des Barres Talks Murdoc’s ‘MacGyver’ Return By

Legendary rocker/actor Michael Des Barres has played many roles — from his big-screen debut at age 17 in the 1967 Sidney Poitier film To Sir, With Love, to frontman of...

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Resistance Revival Chorus’s Meah Pace Talks Kesha’s Grammy Performance By

The most moving moment of Sunday’s otherwise critically panned 60th Annual Grammy Awards was Kesha’s performance of “Praying,” an empowerment anthem inspired by her protracted and painful legal battle with...

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Why the Time Might Be Right for ‘American Idol’s Return By

It feels like just yesterday that a white-clad choir comprising 60 American Idol alumni stood onstage at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre and bid an emotional farewell to arguably the most game-changing,...

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40 Years Ago, ‘What’s Happening!!’ Preached Evils of Bootlegging, Joys of Racial Harmony By

Forty years ago, on Jan. 28, 1978, an entire generation was educated about the evils of concert bootlegging in a two-part Very Special Episode of What’s Happening!! guest-starring the Doobie...

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‘Idol’ Star Phillip Phillips on Lawsuit, Recording Hiatus: ‘I Was in a Weird Place’ By

Five years ago, Phillip Phillips became the last major success story spawned by the American Idol franchise, when his Season 11 coronation song “Home” became the biggest single by any...

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‘Voice’ Winner Chloe Kohanski Explains Why She Lowered Her Voice to Be Heard By

Chloe Kohanski, who was crowned the newest Voice winner Tuesday night, stood out through Season 13 thanks to her gritty rock ’n’ roll style and, especially, her gritty rock ’n’...

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Todrick Hall Songs About Harassment, Guns Take on New Relevance in 2017 By

In June 2016, when YouTube/Broadway star Todrick Hall released his ambitious, semiautobiographical, Wizard of Oz-inspired visual album, Straight Outta Oz, one of the standout songs and scenes was “Papi,” which...

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Fantasia on Christmas: ‘Let Families Come Back Together, Because They’re Breaking Up’ By

American Idol Season 3 champion Fantasia’s life struggles have been well documented — in her memoir and accompanying TV biopic Life Is Not a Fairytale, for starters, as well as...

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