American Idol: Peyton Aldridge nearly ruins duet and dreams with Madison Paige over ‘chicken wings’

As the show ended, a performer named Just Sam, 20, who spent her days busking in the New York City subways, fell apart from the stress, getting a headache and crying, as she observed, ‘This audition, it would change my family’s life… I have to do it, I have to make it.’

American Idol abandons studio for production on season 18 as they discuss filming remote amid coronavirus pandemic

According to TMZ, producers wrote in an email to the crew: ‘As we continue to monitor advice from federal and local agencies, it seems unlikely we are going to be able to make it back into the studio for this season of American Idol.’

American Idol: Katy Perry breaks down in tears after contestant Makayla Brownlee suffers seizure

Singers who’d arrived at Hollywood Week together had been separated by Sunday’s duets round, and Kat Luna, a 19-year-old student from Miami, struggled as she performed Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way in front of boyfriend Alex Garrido, 26, who was out.

Cardinal Newman guard Anya Choice is Chronicle’s Girls Player of the Year

Choice heard enough stories about her mom that she was the first player she wanted to emulate. Consistent with Choice’s three idols, Phillips “played with a lot of heart, hustled and always guarded the team’s best player, I heard,” her daughter said.

Coronavirus live updates: Patients rush to join tests of drug made by Bay Area’s Gilead

8:45 a.m. Secretary of Defense backs firing of Bay Area Navy Captain: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, saying it was a “chain of command” issue focused on the “trust and confidence in the captain of the ship.” Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, was […]

Disaster declarations OK’d as New England death toll rises

State Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore is urging Vermonters to enjoy the outdoors in order to help maintain physical, mental and spiritual well-being. She also reminded residents to avoid crowded trails and to stay within 10 miles of their homes.

Virus hope in Europe as US girds for ‘Pearl Harbor’ moment

In a Barcelona restaurant, chefs flipped burgers to deliver to nurses and doctors. “When you deliver the food and you see they’re happy, that makes us happy and it makes us stronger,” said delivery man Daniel Valls.

A Mouse King, A Boy Prince–And A Cash Cow

LOWLY THE CAMERA PANS OVER heavy green boughs laden with ornaments, an orchestra plays Tchaikovsky and the screen fills with boys and girls in velvet and ruffles, all of them engaged in a formal quadrille. Gazing at this gracious frolic, it’s hard to believe that George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker inhabits the same universe of kids’ […]

In the Heights review – lively Latino West Side Story-cum-East Enders

When seen on Broadway in 2008, this Tony award-winning musical was hailed as a Latino West Side Story. It’s absolutely true that it brings a fresh voice to a jaded form, boasts exuberant music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in this production, outstanding choreography by Drew McOnie. But, although everyone around me was on their feet by the end, it strikes me as […]