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

Jonny West, a 23-year-old music teacher from Murietta, California, made it through with an original song, while his 26-year-old girlfriend Margie Mays, a music teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, was sent home despite her beautiful version of the Freya Ridings song Lost Without You.

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: 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.’

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

Salesian coach Stephen Pezzola said the defensive plan was to stop Choice’s drives. He said her performance reminded him of when Kelsey Plum scored 32 points for La Jolla Country Day in the 2012 Division 4 title game against Salesian. At Washington, Plum set the NCAA D1 record for career points (3,527) and now plays […]

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

True, there was nothing civilized about the tantrum thrown by Culkin’s father and manager, Kit Culkin, during post-production. He demanded that scenes be reshot, that Kevin Kline’s brief narration be eliminated, even that changes be made in the music. Otherwise, he threatened, the boy would not promote the movie: no interviews, no talk shows, none […]

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

8:27 p.m. San Francisco delays property-tax deadline to May 4. San Francisco has pushed back the deadline for paying the second installment of this year’s property taxes without a penalty from April 10 until May 4, the first business day after San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order ends. “Taxpayers who are unable to pay by this date […]

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 […]