Monthly Archives: May 2009

Twitter coming to TV?

Though there are only limited details available now, Variety  is reporting that Twitter “has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as ‘putting ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format.'” Click here to read the whole release.

I’m interested in learning more about the concept for the TV show, but I’m not sure how a social network site that is limited to 140-character posts will translate on TV.

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American Idol mania

Entertainment journalism is still buzzing with the shock that Kris Allen beat out Adam Lambert to be the next “American Idol.” I tuned into the last 20 minutes of the show last night. To me, the biggest disappointment was Rod Stewart’s performance. I wonder if he was having throat issues.

But I digress. The L.A. Times, once again, had a lot of coverage of last night’s show. Click here for a photo gallery of celebrities who turned out for the finals (complete with snarky comments in the captions).

The L.A. Times also reported that viewership for the finals was down 13 percent from last year. To read more about the ratings, click here.

CNN reported on fan reaction to the finals and other Idol highlights. Click here  to read more. Oh, and to see how the New York Times weighed in, click here and here.

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‘American Idol’ season wrapping up

“American Idol’s” season is quickly coming to an end. The final performances will be tonight, and the winners will be announced tomorrow. CNN.com blogger Lisa Respers France gives here take on the season here. She also live blogs during “American Idol.” You can follow her tonight by clicking here.

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Aldean performing in Owensboro

Country star Jason Aldean is headlining the first Big O Music Fest later this year. The concert will also feature up-and-coming Nashville-based country music performers.

The Big O Music Fest will be Aug. 1 at Reid’s Orchard. General admission tickets are $29, and VIP tickets are $75. Read about it in today’s Messenger-Inquirer. For more information, visit Big O Music Fest. To learn more about Jason Aldean, click here. For more on Reid’s Orchard, click here.

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Friday After 5

Now that summer is almost here, it is also time for Owensboro-area residents to begin gearing up for Friday After 5. The weekly concerts begin Friday, May 22. The Velvet Bombers  are the opening night band. Check out Friday’s Venue section of the Messenger-Inquirer  for more information about the series. If you can’t wait to see the complete schedule of performers, click here.

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Ready for some barbecue?

The 31st Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival is May 8 and 9 in downtown Owensboro. Check out the Messenger-Inquirer on Friday for a complete weekend schedule and more information on the annual festival.

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