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21-Year-old Illinois Native With Heartwarming Story Takes Pride in Inspiring “Idol” Run

March 30th, 2021

Although Althea Grace’s inspiring run on ABC’s “American Idol” was stopped on Monday night’s “Showstoppers” round, the 21-year-old Chicago-area native is not stopping. She’s working it out. “My heart is so full with all of your love after my run on ‘American Idol,’” Grace posted on social media, after failing to make the top 24 in the national singing competition. “Of course, I would’ve loved to have gone further, but in the end — I am so proud of myself!” On March 29, she sang the soulful, impassioned Stevie Wonder version of the Beatles’ “We Can Work It... Read More

21-year-old Illinois Native Brings Inspiring Life Story to “American Idol”

March 25th, 2021

Before she achieved her musical dreams on ABC’s “American Idol,” Althea Grace lived through a personal nightmare with her little daughter. The persistent, inspiring 21-year-old native of Algonquin, Ill. (near Chicago) had her first child, Lennon, in Los Angeles Jan. 22, 2019. Grace has loved music and “American Idol” since she herself was little – writing her first song at age 4. Her parents named her after a 1980 Grateful Dead song, and Grace named her daughter after the legendary ex-Beatle who was murdered in 1980, since Althea is a huge Beatles fan. On Thursday – three days after... Read More

Iowa’s Maddie Poppe to Perform Christmas Show At Adler Dec. 19

November 2nd, 2020

Iowa native Maddie Poppe – the winner of 2018’s “American Idol” — is coming to the Adler Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St., Davenport) and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets ($29.50 & $39.50) for the socially-distanced event will be sold in pods of 2, 3, 4 and 5. Guests must purchase all tickets in a selected pod. All guests will be expected to follow new health and safety guidelines, which includes wearing face coverings, maintaining distance between groups,... Read More

Scotty McCreery Hitting Rhythm City Event Center

July 21st, 2020

Rhythm City Casino Resort is thrilled to announce Scotty McCreery will be performing on the Event Center stage Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8 PM. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, July 24 at 10 AM CST. This show is a reserved seating event with prices ranging from $45 to $80. Tickets can be purchased online at rhythmcitycasino.com, by phone at 844-852-4FUN or in person at The Market gift shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort. “I’ve lived a lot of life since my last record,” says Scotty McCreery. “I moved out on my own, I travelled across the country and the world, I got engaged, I was... Read More

In A World Of Perfect Pitch, Would A Hung Be Hot?

September 21st, 2018

When it comes to singing, most of us are best served in our quest at vocal immortality by forgiving shower walls. Some bar band and karaoke heroes are a rung up, but we also have the advantage of typically serenading the inebriated. Even in the case of some “professional vocalists” the studio trickery of Pro Tools is what makes them pristine and listenable on record.  However, a day may not be too far off when every crooner is perfect. A day when singers are bred, not discovered. No, this isn’t about “American  Idol.”  However, it will likely spawn a reality TV... Read More