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Monday, January 24, 2011

American Idol: Season 10 Breaking Point

American Idol starts season 10 with out Simon Cowell and his brutal judging. This season brings two new judges to the table, Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and Steven Tyler, Aerosmith's front man. Steven and Jennifer are seasoned performers and entertainers, so this is more realistic, than someone like Ellen DeGeneres.


American Idol Front Stage 2011This season of American Idol is a breaking point, and to be considered by many to be the make it or break it season. Simon Cowell is no longer a judge, and was at the forefront of AI since the beginning. Simon was the shows main attraction, apart from weird far out contestants. Simon will be back on TV with X-Factor this year, something to look forward to there.


Has American Idol outlived its expectations for viewers?


Steven Tyler will be the one person, who can make or break Idol this season, besides Tyler, There isn't any possible entertainment there from the judges.


I know why we’re here. We’re all here because we’re not there” A nice quote from Aerosmith's front man, and in Steven Tyler style.


Aerosmith have put everything on hold for a year, while Tyler does his stint on Idol, this could be a strategic marketing plan for the band.


Season 10 of American Idol, so far has a few hopeful contestants that have a chance of making it to the final round, some of the noticeable contestants are Robbie Rosen, Jacee Badeaux, Kenzie Palmer, and Victoria Huggins.


Clay Aiken, American Idols Season two second place contestant, has made some good comments, and support behind Victoria Huggins. Clay and Victoria Huggins apparently go back a few years and know each other from other variety shows, where they had both won in their respected categories. Clay Aiken’s support for Victoria is only natural, and the 16 year old girl is a great singer with a huge potential for the future, regardless of how well she does on American Idol.


While we are talking about Clay Aiken, He is about to start his tour to support his latest release “Tried and True”  Complete details and concert listings and album reviews are on the Tried and True Tour Schedule article.



By George Luker © Copyright 2011 Krule Music

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clay Aiken: Tried and True Tour Schedule

Clay Aiken is about to start his official Tried and True tour, which is 22 date tour staring on February 10, 2011 in Miami, Florida. This is the much anticipated Tried and True tour all Clay Aiken fans have been waiting for. The tour will have Clay show case his gifted talent on all the classic songs from his latest release “Tried and True”.


The tour comes following Clay’s successful summer tour “Clay and Ruben Timeless Tour” with his friend and colleague Ruben Studdard, which was well received by fans and critics alike.


Clay Aiken Tried and True Tour

Read our album review of Tried and True along with complete song listing is on our blog post “Clay Aiken: Tried and True, Songs for You.


The album contains many classics including songs Clay had performed on American Idol (Season 2) including “Unchained Melody” and “Mack The Knife


Clay Aiken had released a DVD “Clay Aiken: “Tried and True Live!”(2010) which was his live performance for the PBS concert special. It’s a great DVD which gives fans a taste of what to expect on his up coming tour.


Tried and True Tour Dates:
Event: Location: Date:
Clay Aiken Knight Concert Hall,  
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL
Feb. 10, 2011
Clay Aiken Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL
Feb. 11, 2011
Clay Aiken Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, FL
Feb. 12, 2011
Clay Aiken Jones Hall            (Valentine’s Day)
Houston, TX
Feb. 14, 2011
Clay Aiken Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Feb. 16, 2011
Clay Aiken Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, TN
Feb. 17, 2011
Clay Aiken Carnegie Music Hall Homestead
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 18, 2011
Clay Aiken Playhouse Square
Cleveland, OH
Feb. 19, 2011
Clay Aiken Palace Theater
Waterbury, CT
Feb. 20, 2011
Clay Aiken Kraushaar Aud at Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Feb. 22, 2011
Clay Aiken Blek Theater,
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Charlotte, NC
Feb. 23, 2011
Clay Aiken Peace Center for the Arts
Greenville, SC
Feb. 24, 2011
Clay Aiken Theater at Westbury
Westbury, NY
Feb. 26, 2011
Clay Aiken Keswick Theater
Glenside, PA
Feb. 27, 2011
Clay Aiken Taft Theater
Cincinnati, OH
March 01, 2011
Clay Aiken Embassy Centre
Fort Wayne, IN
March 02, 2011
Clay Aiken Genesee Theatre
Waukegan, IL
March 04, 2011
Clay Aiken State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
March 05, 2011
Clay Aiken Minglewood Hall
Memphis, TN
March 07, 2011
Clay Aiken Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie, TX
March 08, 2011
Clay Aiken Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ
March 10, 2011
Clay Aiken The Warfield
San Francisco, CA
March 12, 2011

There is a special date on Clay’s Tried and True tour, which would be Valentine’s Day, lucky fans in Houston, TX particularly the ladies, should be in for a special treat. (Wink! Rumor). For the guys, this would be a concert to take your woman to, and on this special day as well, it would be a Valentine’s day gift she would never forget.


Clay Aiken Links and Resources:

Clay Aiken’s Official Website: Clayaiken.com

Tried and True released from Decca: Tried and True CD+DVD (Amazon)

PBS Concert Special on DVD: Tried and True Live! (2010) (Amazon)

Album Review: Clay Aiken: Tried and True, Songs for You



By George Luker © Copyright 2011 Krule Music

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Front Stage: Music Blog Update

The Front Stage music blog, is currently going through several updates. Once of the first updates you will notice is a completely redesigned look and interface for 2011, which will include Amazon MP3.


We will continue to bring music reviews on your favorite recording artists, along with updates on touring schedules, dates, and news from all your favorite artists.


New Music, Reviews, and Ways to Buy Music:


Front-Stage-Music-BlogWith continued updates in process Front Stage, will be offering music reviews, concert reviews along with direct links to purchase music from Amazon. The purpose of the Front Stage music blog, is to be an entertaining source for music and reviews, along with the ease to purchase music easily, quickly and directly with our music links.


Purchasing music legally supports the music artists that we love. Always buy your music legally and from a trusted source. Illegal piracy hurts everyone from artists to consumers.


Interacting with our subscribers:


As we have done in the past Front Stage will continue to provide current information concerning your favorite music artists, with up to date touring news, concert schedules, and a chance for real fans like you to comment on concert reviews.


Social commenting benefits everyone, from music fans, to the artists, as they see the real reaction, and comments of their fans.


We would like to remind everyone to purchase music responsibly, to support all music artists, and to purchase music through a reliable source such as Amazon MP3, iTunes, and other reputable sources for music downloads.


Amazon MP3 lets you download music to any handheld device.



Search for new music now at Amazon, and take advantage of the $5 Albums, while it lasts.



By George Luker © Copyright 2011 Krule Music