Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The duo from American Idol have collaborated on a rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside."
The blogosphere is bursting with news today of the vocal reunion of Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams, who have collaborated on a single of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The song is reportedly scheduled for release Nov. 21 by iTunes, but the duo’s music video is already popping up on multiple websites. See the YouTube video at right for a 90-second audio preview of the single. The full video is available via Yahoo! Music. Reinhart, a Wheeling High School graduate who went on to attend Harper College, met Abrams when both were finalists on Fox’s American Idol earlier this year. Reinhart, now 21, finished third in the competition. Entertainment Weekly has reported that Reinhart is recording her first album with 19 Entertainment/Interscope Records.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Evanston Township High School students say gay slurs are part of casual conversation.
Two years after the accident that nearly killed her, Juliana Ramos delivers an impassioned message to her fans. Juliana Ramos, fiancée of former American Idol contestant Chris Medina,, was intoxicated at the time of her car accident Oct. 2, 2009. Her blood alcohol content was .16—twice the legal limit of .08. She has since expressed a desire to speak out against drinking and driving. For some Evanston Township High School students, gay slurs are viewed as casual conversation, not to be taken seriously. Others think that language plays a much more important role in the acceptance of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) students. "Faggot" is just a word, said one student. An insult you might casually toss at …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Fremd graduate gives voice to Harper's 40th Dinner and Jazz Concert.
For Fremd High School graduate Erin Blanchette, Wednesday night's Dinner and Jazz Concert at Harper College had an interesting twist. Not only did Blanchette provide the stellar, featured vocals for a crowd of about 300, she performed on the same stage that Haley Reinhart sang on last year before she started her run on American Idol. And even though the that fact was not lost on Blanchette, the Palatine resident said it added no pressure to her performance. "It's fun to come and sing where she was," Blanchette said before taking the stage. She said she has performed with Reinhart before, although Harper College jazz instructor Ken Spurr, whose ensemble also performed at the concert, said the two artists have much different voices. "Haley …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The 40th Annual Dinner and Jazz concert will feature Ken Spurr's Jazz Ensemble and a Fremd High School student.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Erin Blanchette, a Fremd High School graduate, will be featured as a guest jazz vocalist, along with the Ken Spurr Jazz Ensemble and the Harper Jazz Lab Band, at the college’s annual summertime dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 outside the Student Center, North Patio, of Building A, on the Palatine campus. Haley Reinhart, who finished third on American Idol, performed at last year's Dinner and Jazz Concert. Blanchette, who has taken Spurr’s jazz combo classes and private jazz piano lessons, will be attending the University of Miami (FL) where she will major in vocal jazz performance, a press release from the college states. Blanchette will be joined onstage by three Harper students who won top prizes in the recent Harper …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The family of the American Idol contestant, who made it to the final three, performed Saturday night in Wheeling and shared an update about her latest adventure.
Two days after Harper College student and Wheeling resident Haley Reinhart was eliminated from the American Idol competition, she was recording her first single, her parents said Saturday. Harry and Patti Reinhart were among the main stage entertainers at Relay for Life, an annual all-night event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. The two performed for about an hour at Wheeling High School, but first took the opportunity to thank their daughter’s supporters and deliver news of her latest activities. “Thank you all for the unbelievable support you gave Haley to make her number three. And she says 'thank you' to all of you at school. She wants to let you know that she’s happy. Number three is pretty darn good and you don’t …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A roundup of the top stories for the week of May 15.
Here are the top stories for Patch sites in your area this week: Firefighters Respond to Wheeling House Fire Accused Arsonist Released on Bond Crystal Lake Woman Sentenced for Robbing Cary Bank Haley Eliminated on American Idol Church Plans 61st Rummage Sale
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Haley Reinhart was eliminated from American Idol after an impressive run on the Fox series.
Haley Reinhart's run on American Idol came to an end Thursday. The Harper College student and Wheeling High School graduate was eliminated from American Idol after 95 million votes were cast following Wednesday's program. It was the most votes ever cast for a non-final episode of American Idol. Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will compete next week to see who is this year's American Idol. Reinhart's journey on the show began after an audition in Milwaukee. Early on it appeared that Reinhart might make an early exit from the program, finishing among the bottom three in votes four times. But, Reinhart perservered. "This is the biggest platform anybody could ask for," Reinhart said, after the results were announced. "I rocked it out and I …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The 20-year-old Wheeling resident and Harper College student will sing three songs, including a hit by Alanis Morrisette.
Just four days after Haley Reinhart’s hometown celebration, which culminated with a packed concert Saturday in the cold and rain at Arlington Park, the 20-year-old Wheeling resident will take the stage tonight (Wednesday) for American Idol’s semi-final competition. Reinhart and the two other finalists, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, will perform three songs, including one selected for them by the show’s judges. Reinhart announced to fans Saturday that she will sing Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know.” The singer, who said Saturday that “the judges chose wisely,” has been praised for the performances she’s delivered immediately following critical remarks from Idol judges. Perhaps the judges had Reinhart’s apparent ability to …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
"Auntie" and cousins visit Arlington Park for American Idol contestant performance.
Haley Reinhart's aunt, Margie Rosenfield, looked around Arlington Park Saturday, she said she just couldn't believe it. "I'm walking around," she said, putting her hands on her head. "And oh my God. It's just brought a world of people together. That little girl has brought everyone together. It's unbelievable." Rosenfield said she is Haley's dad's sister, and Haley calls her "Auntie Margie." She said Haley is so excited to be home for the first time since January. "She's overwhelmed," Rosenfield said. "I saw the tears in her eyes. She was just so happy." Rosenfield's daughter, Emma Rosenfield, 22, said she got to see her cousin perform"Call Me" onstage in Hollywood. "It's a lot of fun," Emma Rosenfield said.