American Idol

It took Aerosmith 11 years to release an album of new original material, Music From Another Dimension, but the album could have easily not happened at all. As singer Steven Tyler explains, the band’s future fell more

Aug 28, 2013 12:56 AM Music Feature

Clive Davis’ memoir The Soundtrack of My Life (Simon & Schuster) is a hefty 586 pages of thoughtful, analytical content—an unexpected pleasure from one of the most powerful and influential music executives in history. more

Apr 26, 2013 2:54 PM Books

Milwaukee "American Idol" contestant Naima Adedapo was eliminated from the program as part of a double-elimination on last night's program. The writing had been on the wall for weeks: The judges seemed to have cooled on Adedapo since picking her t.. more

May 10, 2011 1:30 PM On Music

Summerfest has pledged to be even more aggressive than usual with ticket giveaways this year, announcing earlier this month plans to give out 100,000 tickets, including 44,000 "commemorative opening day tickets" to mark the event's new Wednesday s.. more

Mar 23, 2011 3:26 PM On Music

In a scene that hinted she may not be very popular with the folks in the show’s editing room, Jennifer Lopez marveled over the view of “the ocean” on last night’s Milwaukee audition episode of “American Idol,” and indeed, the Milwaukee Art Museum’.. more

Jan 27, 2011 3:15 PM On Music

"American Idol" puts the spotlight on Milwaukee tonight, with an audition episode that will hopefully double as a two-hour commercial for the city. It airs locally at 7 p.m. on Fox 6. It's always a good thing whenever the country's top-rated tele.. more

Jan 26, 2011 7:26 PM On Music

For the first time in the show's history, "American Idol" will host auditions in Milwaukee. Auditions for the show's upcoming tenth season will be held at the Bradley Center on Wednesday, July 21, according to a post on host Ryan Seacrest's blog t.. more

Jun 21, 2010 1:36 PM On Music

In the spirit of Record Store Day, the successful annual promotion where independent music retailers lure customers to their shops with rare releases, the Record Store Day people have launched a monthly offshoot: Vinyl Saturday. It'll take place o.. more

Jun 3, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

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May 27, 2009 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 1 Comments

After a long stint on that road that at one point saw the Milwaukee Brewers extend their winning streak to seven games, the team returns home just in time for Memorial Day for a 1:05 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals.,Today in Milwa... more

May 25, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In the end, "American Idol" voters opted for two finalists with more commercial appeal than Danny Gokey, the soft-rocking Milwaukeean who likely would have cut a Christian pop album had he won the big prize. Not a shocker, really. In the end, my a.. more

May 13, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Forgive me for another Danny Gokey post, but the guy is going to be inescapable for the next two days. Now that the divisive “American Idol” contestant has secured his place in the top 3, Milwaukee is dedicating an entire day to him. He’ll visit .. more

May 7, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

For years, Japanese anime has been all the rage in Western mass culture (Pokemon) and among the cognoscenti (Akira). As far back as the 1960s anime began penetrating America. One early example was the popular TV cartoon series “Gigantor.” The in.. more

Apr 28, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

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Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM Film Reviews 2 Comments

Long Island, N.Y., rap crew Public Enemy is an elite musical entity: a long-lasting group Do the Right Thing ,Books more

Apr 27, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Love it or hate it, the most popular show on television, "American Idol," is also the oddest show on television. In one of the show's most brazenly cheesy features, every week its contestants dress up in elaborate costumes to film a Ford commer.. more

Apr 23, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Some Fox affiliates disagree with the network's odd decision to follow-up "American Idol," the country's top-rated family show, with an Osbournes variety special that, according to commercials, contains bits in which Ozzy and his family command sm.. more

Mar 31, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

So Milwaukee's first formidable "American Idol" contestant is a modern yacht rocker? Great. The whole city is cheer leading the next Taylor Hicks. The 28-year-old Gokey has a polished voice, a heart-tugging backstory and an endear.. more

Mar 11, 2009 4:00 AM On Music