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.

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’

They were the only group to sing Say So, by PJ Morton and JoJo, which Tito called ‘a gay love song’ before Robert corrected him, saying ‘It’s not technically a gay love song… but you’ve never seen two men, you know, sing a love song,’ as Tito finished, ‘to each other.’

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

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’ […]

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 […]