Headlines: Jennifer Hudson Talks Broadway, David Archuleta Makeup Concert

Jennifer Hudson on Broadway – “No. And you think like, wow, all of that is gonna happen on this little stage?” Hudson said. “You know, It’s so exciting, I wanna sing in here right now!” Previews for “The Color Purple” began this past week. Hudson opens on Broadway next month. “My first trip to New York was when I was coming to do the news for being eliminated from ‘American Idol,'” she said. “And then to fast-forward all the way to here now, it’s like full circle in so many different ways.” She was 23 when she made the finals of “American Idol” in 2004. It was before her dramatic weight loss, and judges criticized her wardrobe. She finished seventh. But she says she emerged from that unscathed: “Yes, I did. But it gives you a tough skin. So I kept going with it. It’s like, well, they can tell me I can’t sing on the show, but you can’t tell me I can’t sing.” – Read more at CBS

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David Archuleta to return for DAC the Halls – After two sold-out September concerts, Archuleta is coming back to Layton for the Davis Arts Council’s 2015 DAC The Halls concerts, set for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the Layton High School auditorium. Tickets for both concerts go on sale Nov. 17 starting at 10 a.m. “He was really sick while he was here for the Sept. 19 concert,” said Bateman. “He was running a fever, and though he went out onstage anyway he felt like he wasn’t giving the kind of performance to fans he felt like he was capable of giving.” During a break in the concert, Bateman said that Archuleta came and found him. “Before the concert was even over, he ran backstage and asked if he could come back,” he said, adding that Archuleta also requested that those who were at the Sept. 19 concert be given a discount on the later performance. – Read more at Davis Clipper

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