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KISS announces Aug. 8 BMO Harris Bradley Center show

Published April 8, 2016

This morning, famed rockers KISS announced that the band will make a stop in Milwaukee for a show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday, Aug. 8., along with opener Caleb Johnson.

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"American Idol" gets one final season

Published May 11, 2015

In television, "American Idol" has enjoyed viewing successes not normal for most scripted and non-scripted shows. Earlier today Fox announced the next season of the music competition show - its 15th --would be its last.

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Songwriter: "American Idol" isn't real

Published July 4, 2014

"American Idol," as a singing competition reality show goes, is fun to watch. However, singer and songwriter Linda Perry says the situation behind the show is anything but real.

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Milwaukee's "Idol," Naima Adedapo, knows Summerfest

Published July 2, 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know who Milwaukee singer Naima Adedapo is. We caught up with this "American Idol" veteran -- and former Summerfest employee -- to talk about her performance at the Big Gig this weekend and to get her advice for a successful festival experience.

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McCreery finding a new niche in country music

Published June 27, 2014

If country music is going to live and thrive as a true American music form - and there is doubt about it - a view of where the music may well end up was onstage at the Harley- Davidson Roadhouse at Summerfest Thursday night.

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WTMJ-AM 620 earns radio ratings crown

Published June 13, 2014

The boys of summer returning from spring practice - with Hank the dog in tow - and Brewers game broadcasts helped launch WTMJ-AM 620 as the big winner with a 9.4 rating.

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Gokey launches second album with "Hope in Front of Me"

Published May 23, 2014

When Danny Gokey was on "American Idol," he was invited into the households of thousands each week. Flash forward to this week, and I'm chatting with Gokey on the phone as he travels into New York. He's about to hit the road, supporting his sophomore album, "Hope in Front of Me."

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Local fundraiser based on "Dancing with the Stars"

Published Jan. 28, 2014

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin used dancing as the draw for its Spotlight on Life dinner that illuminated more than 2,000 children and adults waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Wisconsin.

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Can Connick save "American Idol?"

Published Jan. 21, 2014

The numbers don't lie. The second night showing of this season's first episodes of "American Idol" pulled in a 10.2 rating on WITI-TV Fox 6 on Thursday night.