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Alan Lights Up Christmas in Washington Back To Today’s Country Music News
Alan Jackson is set to perform at this year Christmas in Washington event, which will be hosted for the fourth time by Dr. Phil McGraw and his wife, Robin.
The musical event, which takes place at the White House, also features performances by Ne-Yo, Vanessa Hudgens, Andrea Bocelli, Colbie Caillat, Heather Headley and Katharine McPhee……..
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Networks stick a month of holiday specials under your tree
…Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest host ABC …Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade on Dec. 25. Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee and Drew Lachey are among the performers….
Whitney saves her love for KL
Multiple-award winning singer Whitney Houston lived up to her billing as the top draw in the Live & Loud concert here last night.
Her appearance at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club here signalled the start of her comeback, and will be followed by a brand-new album next year.
The 44-year-old pop diva, who came on after midnight, wowed a crowd of about 10, 000 people, who were earlier entertained by a host of world-class singers at the event which started at 3pm yesterday………
…….About an hour into her segment of the music fest, a young girl of about 10 ‘ who Houston introduced as …my daughter ‘ stepped onto the stage and sang with her on My Love Is Your Love.
Ahead of the pop queen, reggae-rap artiste Shaggy took the stage, getting the audience pumped up with his most-famous hits Angel and It Wasnt Me.
Earlier, American Idol crooner Elliot Yamin got the crowd eating out of his hand with his hit Wait For You and other songs from his self-titled debut album……..
Daughtry’s career is better than ever
Post-“Idol, ” Daughtry’s career is better than ever
Chris Daughtry says he never really worried that he had just seen his big shot at a music career slip out of his grasp when he was voted off “American Idol” by the show’s audience last season, despite initially being considered a frontrunner for the title.
“I didn’t feel like that, ” Daughtry said in a recent phone interview. “It was definitely a shock to me at that moment in time. You’re in a contest, and you get to a point where you want to win it. That’s why you got in it. And then when that didn’t happen it was like, “Oh, ‘ so you have to kind of re-think your game plan a little bit.”………
DAUGHTRY HELPS OUT HAZLET’S POAC
….”My band and I are thrilled to do whatever we can to help all of the kids suffering with autism, and it is especially exciting to be able to do it during this holiday season, ” Daughtry said in a prepared statement.
Daughtry’s management firm, 19 Entertainment, has agreed to donate $2.50 from each ticket purchased for the Nokia shows, which are sold out. That translates to a donation exceeding $10, 000, according to Finley.
“It touches my heart that (Daughtry) would be doing this for POAC, ” said Gary Weitzen of Brick, the organization’s president….
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Gift ideas for your ‹American Idol fan
If you have an …Idol fan in the family, here are some suggestions to make his or her holiday very merry indeed……..