Indictment in Haley Reinhart bar brawl – Prosecutors on Thursday announced an indictment against a Palatine man who they accuse of choking a patron during a brawl last month at Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille in Palatine. Adam Sobanski, 32, faces two counts of aggravated battery, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. – Read more at Daily Herald
Music equipment stolen from American Idol alum – Under the stage name Mark Andrew, Mark Pudas gained national and international attention as a contestant on American Idol and The Voice, but a recent crime threatened to silence the singer best known for his soulful sound. On July 21st, Pudas parked his SUV in the driveway of his parent’s house in Eden Prairie after playing a local gig, but when he came out the next morning the vehicle, as well as his guitar, speaker system and the rest of his equipment inside were gone. “There was a lot of shock,” he said. “At first, I was trying to figure out if I just had a lapse in memory. But that wasn’t the case. Then I saw certain possessions strewn across the ground, then I realized it was gone.” – Read more at FOX 9
Interview: Dalton Rapattoni – TYF: If I’m guessing correctly, is the album a reference to the whole Emily Dickinson thing, “I’m nobody, who are you?” Rapattoni: To an extent. It’s a bit of a double entendre. People have been like, “Why isn’t there an apostrophe after the Y?” And I’m like, “Because if I added the apostrophe, it would denote an exact meaning of ‘Nobody is home.’” And we wanted it to be, “Nobody is home,” and also “The home belonging to nobodies,” “Nobody is at this home,” and… I liked it because it meant a lot of stuff. But yeah, it does have to do with Emily Dickinson. We haven’t been sued yet, which is cool. Looking forward to that in the future. Actually, Emily Dickinson’s estate has tweeted us before, so they seem to be good sports about it. – Read more at The Young Folks
Former ‘Idol’ winner DeWyze not running on idle, performing in Cedar Rapids Aug. 16 – “It would take listening to the music for someone to understand what kind of artist I am. Judging someone off of doing cover songs on a television show, I don’t know if you really get a good grasp of what kind of an artist somebody is. It takes an extra effort to really dive into an artist’s catalog and see what kind of music they’re writing and they’re doing,” he said.
“For me, that’s why things like having my music discovered in different places is so essential and really defining to an audience who I am as an artist and what it is I do.” He calls the show “a good first steppingstone for a lot of people.” – Read more at The Gazette
Carrie Underwood, Fun with Costumes
“Just a typical Thursday night at the Fisher house…featuring Catboy, Gekko and Owlette!,” writes Carrie Underwood on her Instagram. “It’s time to be a hero! #PJMasks.” Carrie, her husband Mike Fisher and son Isaiah have a little fun playing dress up.
Ed Greene, American Idol Sound Mixer Passes away
Idol producer Patrick Lynn talks about Greene’s passing in a Facebook post. Greene won 22 Emmys.