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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Adversity Inspires David Pittman’s New Album, January 11

Singer/songwriter and former American Idol contestant Dave Pittman is set to bow his much-anticipated sophomore recording, Different Kind of Love, January 11. Produced by Jay Speight and Tyrus Morgan—whose More...

By Red Diogenes On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Former NBA player Rasual Butler, wife Leah Labelle from ‘American Idol’ killed in car crash

Leah Labelle, a 2004 American Idol finalist, and her husband Rasual Butler, a former NBA player, were killed overnight in a single-car crash in Studio City, Los Angeles. Rasual Butler and Leah LaBelle photo/ More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Winter Jam ranks among top World tours

Once again ranking among the biggest first quarter tours in the world, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular brought its blockbuster 2017 Eastern U.S. run to a close earlier this month. Christian music’s largest annual More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Colton Dixon’s new ‘Identity’ album soars to the top of Billboard’s Christian chart

Named “ambitious, vibrant and hopeful” by Christian Today, Colton Dixon’s third studio album Identity continues to resonate among listeners,topping the Billboard Christian Albums chart this week. Making an More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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REVIEW: Colton Dixon’s ‘Identity’ is experimental with his iconic approach to ‘Pop’ music

Part experimental, part pop music and part spiritual exploration, Colton Dixon’s Identity examines just that: our place in Christ. “All That Matters” has already found a place on Christian radio More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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‘Sing’ movie review: ‘American Idol’ with talking animals attempts to give the audience some pep in their step

Art imitates life as American Idol meets the world of animation in Illumination’s new production, Sing.  Opening December 21, 2016 nationwide, director Garth Jennings takes us through the back stories of the More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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‘American Idol’ star Jason Castro speaks out against pornography in ‘I Am Second’ video, crediting Jesus Christ for breaking addiction

While fans watched American Idol launch the music career of Jason Castro, his pornography addiction nearly cost him his marriage. In a new “I Am Second” video, Castro details the struggle, backsliding More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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Colton Dixon, Danny Gokey perform on ‘American Idol’ finale

Colton Dixon and Danny Gokey returned to the AMERICAN IDOL stage Thursday performing at the 15th and final season of the iconic singing competition. Dixon and Danny Gokey were among the slew of past contestants More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 14th, 2015
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Discovery sets Matt Rogers as host of ‘The Dirt’ for ‘Gold Rush’ season 6 pre-show, begins in October

TV personality and singer/songwriter Matt Rogers has been named the new host of Discovery’s THE DIRT, the popular pre-show to the network’s #1-rated show GOLD RUSH.  THE DIRT returns Friday, October 16, at More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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SDCC 2015: Bill Murray makes first appearance, promotes ‘Rock the Kabash’ meet Jennifer Lawrence

Bill Murray appeared at Comic-Con for the first time to his new film, Rock The Kasbah. “Once upon a time, I did save the city of New York, and I had the coolest damn car to drive around Manhattan,” More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Colton Dixon’s new song ‘Through All of It’ top 2 million on social media, stays number one

Colton Dixon’s new music video for his current single“Through All Of It,” resonated with viewers around the world after it premiered on FoxNews.com last week. Since its debut, the video has already reached More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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‘Scorpion’ season 2 set, creator wants show to be real, cast speak out

CBS took fans behind their popular show, Scorpion, with creators and the cast talking about the show. Stars Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Robert Patrick, Ari Stidham, Jadyn Wong and Eddie Kaye Thomas will all be More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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SeaWorld kicks off ‘Praise Wave’ with Lecrae, Colton Dixon

Award-winning singers Lecrae and Colton Dixon (pictured) will be the first artists appearing Saturday in SeaWorld Orlando’s new Praise Wave music series. The event, which continues the following two Saturdays, More...

By Guest Author On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Concert Review: Boston in Columbus, Ohio – a must see for fans

Wednesday night, I was not sure what to expect when Boston took the stage at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.  I have been a fan of Boston’s music for decades, but never had the opportunity to see a show.  More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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‘American Idol’ ‘Dreamgirls’ star Jennifer Hudson talks about William Balfour murder of family

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson credits her faith in dealing with the pain and destruction of her life caused by the murder of her family. William Balfour’s triple homicide Jennifer Hudson opens up about More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Linda Perry says ‘American Idol’ is fake, discuss feud with Pink on Larry King’s Ora.TV show

Legendary singer-songwriter Linda Perry joined Larry King on Larry King Now to discuss her Grammy awards and nominations, her process when it comes to songwriting, to set the record straight on her feud with Pink, More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Former ‘American Idol’ Mandisa wins Grammy for ‘Overcomer’ for Best Contemporary Christian Music

She was an American Idol and now Mandisa turns heads as the highly successful Christian music artist and last night’s Grammy’s confirms her success with her victory in the Best Contemporary Christian Music category. Three More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Matt Carter gives TV preview: ‘Dallas’ season 3 and ‘American Idol’

Matt Carter, cartermatt.com, is one of the premiere experts on all things TV. Talking with The Global Dispatch, Matt discussed three of the top shows below: TNT’s Dallas returning for season 3, Downton Abbey More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 9th, 2013
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‘American Idol’ star Colton Dixon rocks with fans at Rock the Universe 2013

With the rain pouring down on fans in Orlando Colton Dixon took stage at 2013’s Rock the Universe. The former American Idol contestant wasted no time to energize the fans swarming into Universal Studios as More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Jason Castro talks Winter Jam, new album, ‘Only a Mountain’ and American Idol

Jason Castro exploded on the music scene with American Idol in 2008 and a self titled album in 2010. Now Castro has a new album and is touring with the highly successful Christian music tour, Winter Jam, with some More...


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