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Queens woman makes it to American Idol semifinals
Queens woman makes it to American Idol semifinals
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 2/20/2013 at 5:20PM

BY ADJANI SHAH She was one of our own before she made her way to Vegas as one of American Idol’s semifinalists for Season 12. Tenna Torres, 28, is from Jamaica, Queens and worked as a promotional model before Idol. According to her Facebook artist page, the pop singer and song writer is currently not [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2012 at 7:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. EVENT of the DAY: A Night of Traditional Irish Music Performers include John Munnelly, an award-winning songwriter and musician specializing in up-tempo, honest, often raw, uncensored songs, and [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/04/2012 at 7:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Areas of drizzle before 10 a.m., then a chance of showers between 10 a.m. and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is [...]

Queens native Nicki Minaj to join ‘American Idol’ as judge: report
Queens native Nicki Minaj to join ‘American Idol’ as judge: report
Entertainment Billy Rennison 8/20/2012 at 3:37PM

Queens rapper Nicki Minaj will be joining the judges table on “American Idol” for the singing competition’s upcoming season, according to reports. Sources confirmed to “Us Weekly” that the “Super Bass” singer will take one of the spots vacated when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their departure prior to the popular show’s 12th season. [...]

J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 2:22PM

In a year that J. Cole released a debut album that reached the top of the Billboard charts, the St. John’s University graduate has been recognized for his meteoric rise with a Grammy nomination. Cole, 26, was nominated for Best New Artist where he will go up against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, fellow Queens [...]