Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
I like to call this move the Jonathan Franzen: Gotye, who managed to get a rock song onto the radio in 2012, has rolled his eyes at the Glee version of "Somebody That I Used To Know," probably while covered in angular paint swatches and looking really nervous about something. Which is fine, becaus ... More >>
One of these people might have moved past the first round. Maybe. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.Ed: The American Idol Season 11 auditions attracted more than 10,000 hopefuls to the Scottrade Center yesterday. Recent Mizzou grad Mallory Gnaegy was one them, and she has agreed to let us publish her ac ... More >>
It's hard to believe American Idol is nearing eleven years old. That marks ten years of watching and laughing with (read: at) contestants, ten winners whose names we can remember only about half of, countless instances of celebrity pandering and hundreds of strangely inspired musical collabor ... More >>
Tony Bennett appears in the first of 50 consecutive American Idol finales. I saw Tony Bennett was trending on Twitter the other day, and I'm not sure if this makes me a bad person or just an unobservant one but my first thought was: Oh, god, Tony Bennett's dead. It turns out that the 84-year- ... More >>
Dear Mr. Vernon, you see us as a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, and a pop star...David Cook's decision to cover "Don't You Forget About Me," currently the official "send-off" song of season season of American Idol, was as an especially gutsy move for an alum of a show that has, ... More >>
Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and some white guys are the hosts of America's first communist TV talent show, "The Voice." The Voice, America's favorite socialist-realism-inspired TV talent show, has quickly and abruptly become NBC's first broadly accepted hit show since Friends, a sitcom ... More >>
We're pretty certain that there will never be a reality show on national parks that rises to the level of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars, but we thought you should know that you still have the chance to vote for the St. Louis Arch Grounds as one of the best parks in the country. If w ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Saturday, January 1. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Cassidy's C.A.S.H.*Cassidy, C.A.S.H. The once gold-certified rapper returns with a new studio album. Stream the C.A.S.H. in full here. *Crushed Stars, Con ... More >>
American Idol's taken a beating this year. Besides the usual drama with its judges, interest in the show appeared to be dwindling. In fact, its results-show final√© drew its lowest ratings ever. Perhaps what Idol again needs is a personality like Adam Lambert. The season eight runner-up lived up to ... More >>
Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year). The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>
myspace.com/starringalohaSome of the city's top female artists, including Ebony Eyez, Unladylike and June 5th, are gearing up to perform at tonight's "Divas of Da Lou" showcase at the Ambassador. Aloha Mischeaux, who earned national attention with her top 24 appearance on American Idol in 200 ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, Jennings.
Every year the best part of American Idol is the early episodes where people fresh off the street -- a.k.a. "street people" -- audition before the Idol judges. Their laughably awful songs are what we remember long after the seasons are over and a new "idol" is crowned. For example, you probably know ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, November 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Dear Ms. Clarkson, After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your voice ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
8 p.m. Friday, October 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 29. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
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Opening a good restaurant is miracle enough. I don't mean a four-star temple of haute cuisine or a bauble of glass and light the trend-humpers will pack for six months and then forget as quickly as they did last year's American Idol winner. I mean a comfortable, unpretentious place that serves flavo ... More >>
6 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
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:30 p.m. Monday, July 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
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