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THIS YEAR’S HOLLYWOOD SANTA PARADE HAS GONE TO THE DOGS! Celebrity Dogs From Le Paws Agency Join Mary J. Blige, the cast of Disney’s High School Musical, and the America Idol Finalist Eliot Yasmin in This Hollywood Tradition… The Hollywood Santa Parade!
The Hollywood Santa Parade is going to the dogs! Sponsors are invited to join a unique marketing opportunity with a “Walking Billboard” of dogs to benefit children in the hospital. This Hollywood tradition, taking place on Saturday, November 25, 2007 at 5:00pm, will honor the pageantry and festive spirit of its predecessor, the Hollywood Christmas Parade. The Parade Demographics include more than 500 thousand people lining Hollywood Boulevard, most families with children. Companies already committed to the Parade include Wells Fargo, Fairplex and Nature’s Balance. Celebrities who will participate in this year’s parade include Mary J. Blige, the cast of Disney’s High School Musical, and American Idol finalist Eliot Yamin……..
Josh Gracin offers another new single
Josh Gracin had three big hits from his debut disc, but has come up empty handed in setting up his sophomore disc. Now, Gracin is trying again, releasing another single.
The former American Idol season 2 finalist and former Marine is releasing “We Weren’t Crazy.” ……
2007 Dove Awards To Be Broadcast Nationally on Gospel Music Channel
….Some of the show highlights include:
¢ A rousing opening performance of …Lose My Soul by TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, American Idol finalist Mandisa and a gospel choir….
Daughtry to perform in Greensboro
McLeansville native turned “American Idol” star Chris Daughtry will perform with his band in Greensboro on Dec. 21.
Daughtry, with Chris Daughtry on vocals, Josh Paul on bass, Joey Barnes on drums and Brian Craddock and Josh Steely on guitar, will perform in War Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m…………..
Memoirs often bring intensity, emotion to a life story
Many new works available at library activities
¢ “Heart Full of Soul” by Taylor Hicks
Hicks, the winner of “American Idol, ” provides an idea of what he went through to succeed.
Detroit band the Muggs cover Dylan, impress ‘American Band’ judges
Band makes strong mark in first week of competition on reality show
The judges raved about them last week at the Las Vegas auditions. But would they continue showing the love?
As part of the first night of full-blown competition on the new Fox reality show …The Next Great American Band, Detroit rockers the Muggs unleashed a version of the Bob Dylan classic …Meet Me in the Morning, along with an original tune, …Slow Curve. All 12 of the bands had to cover a Dylan tune and perform a song of their own before hearing from the trio judges, Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik, percussionist Sheila E. and music biz suit Ian (Dicko) Dickson.
And yeah, they again had good things to say about the gritty blues-rock trio:
The Next Great American Band: Episode 2 Recap
The Next Great American Band, like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, is very simple. No frills on tonight’s show, no celebrity guests, no filler. A perfect reality show. The Next Great American Band rolled out its top 12 bands tonight and, quite simply, let them play. Each of the finalist bands, over two hours, played two songs each, one original and one Bob Dylan cover. Yep, the theme tonight was Bob Dylan covers. Some were good, some were all right, a couple were great. Overall, FOX has corralled an impressive group of bands………
Exclusive Interview: Dominic Bowden, Host of ‘The Next Great American Band’
Dominic Bowden is the Southern Hemisphere’s version Ryan Seacrest. Hailing from New Zealand, Bowden was chosen to host the new FOX reality series The Next Great American Band, from the producers of American Idol. This is Bowden’s first hosting gig in the States, but back in New Zealand he hosted everything from New Zealand Idol to awards shows to Deal or No Deal to his own radio show. Now on The Next Great American Band, Dominic was kind enough to speak with us yesterday about how he got here and how his experience in America has been so far……..
The Next Great American Band – Franklin Bridge And Sixwire Early Favorites
On the second episode of The Next Great American Band, the top twelve bands performed two songs each in front of the judges. One of the songs was an original composition and the other song was a song by Bob Dylan…….
‘The Next Great American Band’ does Dylan
Covering someone else’s song can be a tricky thing. Sometimes it works brilliantly — think Talking Heads doing “Take Me To The River, ” or Johnny Cash doing “Hurt” — and sometimes it’s painful (see: any cover by William Shatner) On The Next Great American Band, our competitors have to interpret another artist’s work (this week: Bob Dylan) as well as performing something of their own. Let’s see how they did…..
ENTERTAINMENT: ‘American Band’ contestant has local connections
A man with Lockport connections and his bandmates are reaching for the stars on the new Fox TV reality show, …The Next Great American Band.
Michael Crowe plays lead guitar for Tres Bien, a Florida-based band chosen as one of the top 12 bands for the reality competition.
Michael and his bandmates ‘ Mickey Bostinto, Ryan Metcalf and Cody Wilson ‘ will face the public vote tonight for the first time.
The show, from the producers of …American Idol, invites the public to vote for their favorite bands. The band with the lowest number of votes will be kicked off every week.
Though Michael and his sister, Jessica, grew up in Florida, his parents ‘ Douglas and Sue ‘ are Lockport natives. His grandparents, Dick and Joan Sheppard and Barbara Palmer, live in Lockport, along with several aunts and uncles……