Monday, April 9, 2012

Annual "Faculty Idol" Music Competition 2012

Lemont High School students
The Lemont High School students and faculty members will team up this Friday for the Speech program's annual "Faculty Idol" wonderful music competition. "Faculty Idol 6" will include singing and dance numbers from as many as 10 faculty/student duets or groups. This year, the event will lose the backing track, eliminate karaoke and prominently feature instruments and voices.

Each act will perform once, and judges will chose their top five entrants to perform one more song in the top finals. The audience's applause will determine the winner.The current lineup of faculty and staff members includes two-time Faculty Idol champion (2008, 2010) and great Music teacher Matt Doherty, 2007 winner and Career and Technical Education Chair Ken Ferry, Math teacher Ashley Good and English teacher Phil Lazzari.

Judging the competition will be Fine Arts Chair David Nommensen (as Randy Jackson), English teacher Marek Dron (as Steven Tyler) and Spanish teacher Christie Klingsporn (as Jennifer Lopez). Science teacher Scott Collins (as Ryan Seacrest) will host the event, and will be assisted by seniors Kevin Driscoll and Rhiannon Lindgren.

Faculty Idol 6 will kick off with a special performance from the group Out of Synch, which includes last year's champion, English teacher Jon DeGuzman.

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The Great American Singer Lady Gaga Perform In Romania

Lady Gaga’s

American singer great Lady Gaga will perform in Romania on August 16 this year, at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest, according to Romanian media, quoting sources with the organizers.

Lady Gaga’s international fame started in 2008, when she launched the album ‘The Fame’, which became a huge commercial success. Her songs huge topped charts around the world, including the international number-one singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face’. In 2012, Gaga was ranked at number four on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than USD 25 million.

She has been both acclaimed and criticized for the outfits she wears in her top videos and during her tours, being compared to Madonna and Marylin Manson at the same time.

Lady Gaga, by her real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is a 26-year old top American singer and song writer who has become famous worldwide, having sold over 15 million album copies and 51 million single disks throughout the world. She exceeded the 1 billion views threshold on YouTube in October last year.

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts-Festival

Last june, the news detonated across America’s skinny-jeans-wearing populace with the shock of a 4,000-pound bomb. Hipsterdom’s indie music extravaganza, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, announced plans to expand from one three-day weekend featuring the crème de la crème of alt-rock, hip-hop, and electronica to two back-to-back events essentially staging the same rollicking megaconcert twice—for the first time in its 13-year history.

Instead, he devised this new scheme to double attendance while keeping overflow crowds and traffic nightmares to a minimum. But viewed another way, the spectacle unfolding in the low California desert on April 13 to 15 and again on April 20 to 22, represents one of the great social experiments in live-concert business history. While annual music festivals like Australia’s Big Day Out or England’s V Festival feature multiple stages and eclectic lineups that play different cities, until now no festival has booked talent with the mandate they repeat what amounts to a command performance.

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A multitude Of Excellent Musical Genres

Big names in ultimate music weekend

Perth has been great blessed with a plethora of world-class artists from a multitude of excellent musical genres for the weekend. It started last night with Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift, and will end with metal and punk festival Sound wave on Monday.

The biggest crowd is expected at Arena Joondalup tomorrow for the FutureMusic festival to see headliners New Order and Fatboy Slim. With 37,000 people expected, it has taken Big Day Out's mantle as the biggest festival on WA's music calendar.

Future Music promoter Brad Mellen said the big crowds expected showed the economic importance of the live music industry.In light of this year's watered-down Big Day Out and sluggish ticket sales for other events, Sound wave promoter AJ Maddah said the festival had flourished because of its "sense of community" and its distinct identity as a rock festival.

Other high-profile gigs this week include British pop sensation Jessie J at Challenge Stadium and indie-folk singer Bon Iver, who will close the Perth Festival with his sold-out great Red Hill auditorium gig.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dancing With the Stars-Drama

Dancing With the Stars

As usual, there’s plenty of drama on the set of “Dancing With the Stars” ranging from a rumor of budding romance to a tale of outright hatred.

On the happier side of that equation, that very hot kiss Monday night between Maria Menounos and Derek Hough sparked immediate buzz about the duo being a couple which the TV personality and pro dancer have been quick to squelch.

Menounos and Hough immediately “clicked,” according to a veteran “DWTS” staffer, who added, “I’ve never seen a celebrity and professional dancer hit it off as well as these two have and from the moment they met!”

The Star Dancers National Dance Convention Of New York City

Sparx dance team

The wonderful Sparx dance team of Halftime by Sheri Dance Studio in West Fargo, recently was selected to attend the 2012 All Star Dancers National Dance Convention in New York City.

They were chosen to attend after excellent performing a jazz/kick routine at the Applause Dance Competition in Minneapolis. The five-day convention will include a dance workshop and “mock audition,” taught by the world famous Radio City Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

The tour also will include Master Dance Classes at New York’s premier dance studio, The Broadway amazing Dance Center. Students also have classes taught by New York’s Broadway Show Performers. The convention is coordinated by Artistic Adventures of California.