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Kentuckian Brandy Neelly eliminated from ‘Idol’

Eastern Kentucky University student Brandy Neelly never made it to the American Idol stage to sing for her future on the show Tuesday night. The Louisville native was one of five singers not chosen to go on in the 13th season of Idol after … Continue reading

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Kentucky, Brandy Neelly is your ‘American Idol’ contestant

Eastern Kentucky University student Brandy Neelly is in the Top 30 on American Idol. It looked like she was heading into one of those oh-so-intense sing offs with Californian Briana Oakley, with whom she walked into the judge’s room hand-in-hand. But … Continue reading

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Four Kentuckians in ‘American Idol’ contention

Hollywood week has arrived on American Idol, and there are four Kentuckians still in contention to go onto the live shows — or there were, when Hollywood week was filmed. Here they are, with a look at the “Road to Hollywood” videos … Continue reading

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American Idol: Georgetown College alum Lauren Mink getting second shot at Hollywwod

Central Kentucky has more of a rooting interest in the Hollywood round of American Idol as Winchester’s Lauren Mink, a Georgetown College alum, is getting a second chance at the competition. Mink advanced to Hollywood last year but did not make it … Continue reading

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American Idol: Nicholasville’s Kelly Casey is going to Hollywood

Nicholasville farm girl Kelly Casey says she auditioned for American Idol so friends and family would stop bugging her to audition. It seems like they had the right idea, because she’s going to Hollywood. “I’ve always kind of been told that I … Continue reading

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Derby 2011: Mint Jubilee guests

American Idol winners Jordin Sparks (Season 6) and Kris Allen (Season 8 ) top the guest list at this year’s Mint Jubilee, which will be Derby Eve (May 6) at the Palace Theatre in Louisville. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will … Continue reading

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Review: American Idols Live at Rupp Arena

The central conceit of American Idols Live is that you can take 10 singers who were begging to be heard last summer and have them command an arena concert tour this summer. More than the American Idol TV competion, this event … Continue reading

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Glee makes American Idol look bad

Since its premier following the second to last episode of American Idol last year, Glee has enjoyed a nice relationship with the “reality” TV juggernaut. Maybe too nice. Much has been made of the disappointing group of contestants for this … Continue reading

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Rent Notebook: Finding the right voices

See the entire cast list for Rent and the other SummerFest shows, The Merchant of Venice and Pride and Prejudice. Read the first entry in our Rent Notebook. Tracey Bonner and Mark Calkins had seen several traditional musical theater vocal … Continue reading

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American Idol’s musical judging chairs

Even with actual “American Idol” Season 9 programs now filling the void, speculation still seems to be at a fever pitch over what the judging table will look like in Season 10. Your next American Idol? Afterthought – hey, it … Continue reading

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