Headlines: American Idol Auditions Kick Off in New Orleans, David Cook Set for Tennis Classic

American Idol auditions kick off Friday in the Big Easy – NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) – Are YOU the next American Idol? If you’re hoping to try your luck and get on the popular singing show, here is your chance! Auditions are taking place over the next two months in cities across the country, including one not too far from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Friday, hundreds will line up outside the convention center in New Orleans, eager for a shot at being a star. – Read more at KSLA.com

Look who’s coming to South Florida for Chris Evert tennis classic – David Cook Returns – Among those playing: Chris Noth, January Jones and Seal. The event pairs celebrities and tennis pros for two days of tennis at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Singer-songwriter Seal, Carson Kressley, comedian Jon Lovitz, David Cook, Timothy Olyphant, Shawn Hatosy, Tate Donovan, and Jamie McShane are also on the on the list.Tickets start at $20 at www.chrisevert.org/tickets or call 561-394-2400. – Read more at Sun-Sentinel

American Idol’s rock star a proud Texan – Foehner said he has “high hopes” that all seven contestants will remain like family despite being stuck on a bus together for three months. He added that he also enjoyed a friendship with San Antonio native Adam Sanders, the alter-ego of Ada Vox, “American Idol’s first drag queen finalist. Ada Vox was a Top 10 contestant before being voted off the show in late April. “(Sanders) is just a great guy, and I enjoyed being around him,” Foehner said. “He’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.” After the tour, Foehner hopes to release his own EP or album. But until then, he’s ready to return to the “American Idol” stage. – Read more at San Antonio.com

Georgia girl Lauren Alaina looks forward to a legendary moment with her dad and the Braves’ Chipper Jones – Saturday, Georgia native Lauren Alaina gets the chance to realize a dream, as she plays the Atlanta Braves’ new Suntrust Park with Jason Aldean, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Luke Combs. “I grew up a Braves fan,” the American Idol runner-up explains, “so to be able to play in their new stadium, and my dad is gonna get to be there — that’s the best part. My dad is a huge Braves fan, and some of my favorite childhood memories with him are watching the Braves play baseball on TV.” – Read more at KWBE.com

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