Idol Headlines for 9/6/14

2014 Industry Dance Awards & Benefit Show Honoring Nigel Lythgoe Live From the AVALON Hollywood on Wednesday, September 10th – LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 5, 2014) – The largest celebration of dance returns! The 3rd Annual 2014 Industry Dance Awards is coming to the AVALON Hollywood on Wednesday, September 10, 2014! Created to honor the artistic achievements and contributions of dancers, choreographers and others who have elevated the medium in popular culture, this year’s ceremony will feature awards, performances, appearances and presentations by some of Entertainment’s biggest stars including Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Adam Shankman, Mary Murphy, Joe Tremaine, Kenny Ortega, Twitch & Allison Holker, Napoleon & Tabitha, and many others! – Read more at MarketWired

AARP Crowns Two Boomer Superstars in San Diego – Julien Hernandez, 60, and Ka Wright, 51, tied AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest in San Diego Friday night, each winning $5,000 and an audition with music label 19 Recordings.”Dream the possibilities,” Hernandez told a rockin’ audience of Ideas@50+ attendees. “I’m living proof.” The winners, both singers since their youth, were chosen from five finalists who performed at the San Diego Convention Center by a panel of judges that included AARP ambassador and Grammy winner Emilio Estefan, Grammy winner Patti Austin and 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. Austin and Hicks also performed and American Idol judge Randy Jackson was a lively emcee for a night of fun. – Read more at

Race between Aiken, Ellmers for 2nd District heating up – The race between “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken and GOP incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd Congressional District is heating up. The Senate race between House Speaker Thom Tillis and Sen. Kay Hagan has over shadowed the campaigns of Ellmers and Aiken so far. Ads about the Senate race have been all over televisions in the state fewer ads exists from Aiken and Ellmers. Aiken said he expects the number of ads to increase now that Labor Day has passed. He said he has been meeting with and listening to the voters in the district. Aiken stressed the importance of funding and maintaining Fort Bragg. The post faces the loss of the 440th airlift wing. “This is an opportunity to send a message to Washington that says, ‘We’re not OK with people who just listen to what their party leaders tell them to do,’” Aiken said. “I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat, just listening to what your party leaders tell you to do and not doing what’s right for the people in your district is unacceptable.” – Read more at WNCN

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