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Blue Hair Ain’t Just for Old Ladies Anymore (& Other “American Idol” Musings)

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(All photos property of Fox and American Idol) One of the noveltys on “American Idol” this season is that two of the female contestants have blue hair. Thankfully, that’s not the only reason they stand out. They’ve also got talent to match. First, there’s Joey Cook, whose voice and musical artistry paradoxically reflect singers from [Read More...]

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus

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A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has built an amazing career for herself in the music industry. Unlike many pop stars, she found success without going down the road of sexually explicit lyrics and imagery. While she promotes messages of female empowerment [Read More...]

Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban Duet on “Beverly Hillbillies” Theme

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Last night’s “American Idol” included an accordion player, a banjo player, yodeling, and Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban dueting on the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme song. In other words, I was in entertainment heaven. The duet made me smile so I’m posting it here just for fun. And here’s the full audition of bluegrass musician [Read More...]

Look to Him for Your Sight and Find Something Divine Inside

Two-time “Christopher Closeup” guest and “American Idol” alum Brooke White posted a new song online recently called “Something Divine.” She actually wrote the music and lyrics many years ago in response to a good friend who was experiencing a hard time in her life and enduring a crisis of faith. Now that Brooke and her [Read More...]


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