Nightmare `Idol' now `Dream' girl.Byline: BUZZWORTHY The Register-Guard
Just four days before the premiere of the newest "American Idol American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it originated from the British reality program Pop Idol. " season, former pop star wannabe Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the third season of the FOX television series American Idol. is poised to become another kind of star.
By most critics' accounts, Hudson steals the show in the new movie "Dreamgirls," opening today in Eugene-Springfield.
And why shouldn't she? On `Idol,' the mean judge told her she was too chubby to be a star. In the film, she's once again on the outside because of her looks. So she probably had lots of inner turmoil to translate into her performance.
Hudson may be on a stairway to stardom, but don't expect Corvallis band Stairway Denied to perform "Stairway to Heaven" during its Saturday gig at the Wetlands. The Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin, English pop music group formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page (1944–), singer Robert Plant (1948–), bassist John Paul Jones (1946–), and drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham (1948–80). cover band does have about 45 other Zep tunes in its arsenal, so don't be shy about requests.
Unfortunately for non-ticket holders, the Peking Acrobats show at the Hult Center is sold out. But if you'd like to see some amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. physical feats, see the new movie "Stomp the Yard." Forgive the film's somewhat dumb name and learn a little about a culture that's unfamiliar to most people: the black Greek system and its tradition of step dance competitions.
Once you're intrigued, keep an eye out for step shows on the University of Oregon campus The University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon has around 80 buildings and facilities, including athletics sites such as Hayward Field, which is the site for the 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trials, and McArthur Court, and off-campus sites such as nearby Autzen Stadium and the . There's a small Greek community at the UO that hosts step shows, inviting participants from Portland and Washington.
For something happening this weekend at the UO, try another event that showcases the exuberance and energy of youth. The Saturday benefit show put on by a new group, "Youth 2 Make It Happen," will raise money for special needs orphans in South Korea.
OK, while we're on the youth bias, check out the first show of 2007 at the WOW Hall. Emerging indie acts Daphne Loves Derby Daphne Loves Derby is an American Indie-pop rock band that formed in Kent, Washington. They are a celebrated band on PureVolume, and they now have over 5,000,000 plays. For a time, they held the number one spot on PureVolume's Unsigned Artists page, but in 2005 signed onto Outlook , Meg & Dia, Ronnie Day and House of Fools take the stage today.