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American Idol Auditions Head to Lakefront


Win fame for the price of a song. American Idol Auditions are back in New Orleans this Wednesday, June 25. Interested men and women between the ages of 15 to 28 should head to the Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans (6801 Franklin Ave).


Idol Musings

One New Orleanian's Journey Through American Idol Auditions



Hoping to strike Joshua Ledet twice, American Idol made its way to the Big Easy for auditions this week. Once NoDef Correspondent E.J. Ruane had this information, she realized her obligation as an aspiring singer. She dutifully registered, then prepared to rise with the Idol dreamers on the morning of Tuesday, July 17. This is her story.


American Idol Looking for New Orleans' Next Sensation


by E.J. Ruane

If you have American Dreams of being the next Idol, the time is now. New Orleans Arena (1501 Girod) will play host to American Idol auditions for Season 12 on Tuesday, July 17. Audition registration is happening now until 12 a.m. tonight.  Basically NoDef readers have until the Cinderella cutoff at the stroke of midnight to make things happen.


Today in New Orleans: 7.16.12


Today, sign up for American Idol auditions at New Orleans Arena, watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. at Zeitgeist, and gaze at your shoes to the sounds of Glish and Dead Mellotron at Circle Bar. On this day in history, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” entered the Pop Chart in 1955. It was Fats’ first Pop Chart entry (his first R&B Chart entry was “The Fat Man” five years earlier). “Aint That A Shame” eventually hit #1 on the R&B Chart. See what tops today's list:


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