Taylor Hicks

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    October 18, 2011

    Reader: Leave Taylor Hicks out of this!

    ​If there's anything we've learned in our hundreds of years blogging, it's that American Idol fans are nothing if not loyal, passionate, outspoken and quick to defend the honor of whatever idol they happen to have a Google alert set for at the expense of disparaging any fellow alums they may b ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Scotty McCreery breaks a few Billboard records, plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    Scotty McCreery​Scotty McCreery's new album, Clear As Day, broke records this week by debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, proving that American Idol can still produce stars, even if it's been a while. Clear As Day is the first debut release from an American Idol winner to catapult to ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Top Five Rebecca Black Disses

    ​By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    We miss you already, Paula!: American Idol auditions in Denver, round two

    Cheer up, Paula. You can always schedule a comeback tour. Straight up!​The American Idol auditions at Invesco Field last month attracted thousands of fame junkies, earned oodles of media attention and reportedly killed at least one dog. But today's session is the one that counts: It determines ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    The huge variations in Denver Post subscription costs

    In "Loss of Rocky Mountain News Doesn't Add Up to Big Subscription Savings -- But I'm Not Complaining," a March 10 blog, I wrote about receiving a card from the Denver Post letting me know that my "premium dual publication" subscription rate from the days when I received both the Post and the Rock ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Vintage Q&A with Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids

    The Cold War Kids take a seat. The Cold War Kids stop by the Boulder Theater on Friday, October 3, in support of Loyalty to Loyalty, a new recording reviewed here. However, the band was first featured in Westword in a March 2007 profile built on an intriguing e-mail interview with frontman Nathan ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007

    Cold War Kids

    The only faith this group of “skinny-jeaned Christians” harbors is that they'll outlast their current buzz.

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    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.

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    August 31, 2006

    Coming Up Ace

    Ace Young wants to keep his private parts private.

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    May 24, 2006

    Idol Scorecard

    The last American Idol faceoff of the season provided all the thrills and suspense of the average episode of Teletubbies -- but with lousier music. Several of the predictions made in jest yesterday on this blog actually came true (eeesh), but the joke was on the record companies that will have to p ... More >>

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    May 23, 2006

    Idol Speculation

    Our long national nightmare is almost over... Tonight's penultimate episode of American Idol means that millions of people who love high phone bills will finally be able to vote for their favorite among the ultra-popular Fox talent show's finalists. There's no telling whether Taylor Hicks and Kathe ... More >>