Headlines: Josh Gracin Welcomes Son, Rose Short & Katie Kadan Tour

American Idol Alum Josh Gracin Welcomes Son Luka Roman: ‘We Are Beyond Blessed’ – Josh Gracin has something new to sing about — fatherhood! The American Idol season 2 finalist, 39, and his wife Katie have welcomed their first child together: a baby boy named Luka Roman Gracin, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. Baby Luka was born on Monday, Jan. 13, at 9:03 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and measured 20½ inches long. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our son Luka Roman into the world,” Gracin tells PEOPLE. “My amazing wife endured so much to make sure our little boy arrived healthy and happy! We are beyond blessed.” – Read more at People

Rose Short to tour nationally with fellow ‘Voice’ finalist – Rose Short, Killeen resident and finalist of NBC’s “The Voice,” will begin a national tour in March. The Rose Short Experience Tour will kick off in Killeen at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Vive Les Arts, 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive. Joining Short on the tour will be fellow finalist Katie Kadan, who finished in third place on season 17 of the “The Voice,” which ended last month. Short finished in fourth place. Short made the announcement to fans who came out to celebrate her accomplishments last weekend at the Harker Heights Event Center. – Read more at KDHNews.com

Ally Brooke Announces Time to Shine Tour Dates: See Them Here – It’s Ally Brooke’s “Time to Shine,” and she’s finally unveiled the full list of dates for her first solo tour of the same name. The songstress’ string of North American shows will kick off at the House of Blues in Chicago on March 6, and stretch until April 7 at the El Rey in Los Angeles. The news comes on the heels of Brooke’s successful Dancing With the Stars run, and the release of her infectious new single, “No Good.” – Read more at Billboard

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Will Lead HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at the Royal George Theatre; Full Cast Announced! – HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, a new musical about life, love and the roller rink starring American Idol power couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, has announced full casting for the world premiere of the Chicago production at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Preview performances are slated to begin March 10. Joining Diana DeGarmo (Jacqueline Miller) and Ace Young (Blake Conrad/Russ Reiner) will be Chris Walker (Jack/Danny Myers); Nik Kmiecik (Brad Miller); Amy Toporek (Jackie Miller); Marvin Malone II (Scotty Watkins); Norrell Moore (Rebecca Miller); Karl Hamilton (Hank Miller); Kelly Felthous (Meghan Behnke); Madeline Fansler (Tonya Carson); Adia Bell (Female Swing); and Adam Fane (Male Swing). – Read more at Broadway World

BWW Interview: BILLY GILMAN at Joe’s Pub – Billy Gilman has been in the spotlight most of his life. As a child, he was a chart-topping singer with a throng of fans, award nominations, and all the success one could ask for. After having to take time off when the onset of puberty changed his voice, Gilman had some soul growth and rediscovered his voice, literally and artistically. A stint on the popular reality TV show The Voice introduced the man and his artistry to a new legion of fans, and now he’s not only standing in the spotlight, he is living in the light. Proud, unapologetic, and content, Billy Gilman is singing the music he wants to sing and presenting the artist he wants to show the world. – Read more at Broadwayworld.com

Former ‘AGT’ Judge Heidi Klum Weighs in on Flap Over Gabrielle Union Ouster – Former “America’s Got Talent” judge Heidi Klum weighed in on the controversy surrounding the NBC competition show following Gabrielle Union’s departure, saying she “only had an amazing experience” during her six years on the show. “I’ve only had an amazing experience,” she told reporters following Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. Klum was on hand in Pasadena for her new Amazon series with Tim Gunn, “Making the Cut.” “I can’t speak for her,” the model turned host said. “I didn’t experience the same thing. To me, everyone treats you with utmost respect.” Klum departed “AGT” following Season 13. Union joined in Season 14. – Read more at The Wrap

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