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Dave Chappelle might want to look into buying property in the Twin Cities. After an announcement last week that he would do eight shows at Five Avenue this week, the comic has now announced that he will do a performance at the Pantages Theatre at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
TIckets went on sale at 3 p.m. (Try livenation.com or ticketmaster.com, but based on how quickly First Ave. tix went, they are probably all gone).
Anyone want to guess where Dave will be hanging out?
George Costanza wasn't exactly known for paying tributes to anyone but himself. The actor who played him is another story. Jason Alexander, who won six Emmys for his work on "Seinfeld," will be at the Temple of Aaron Congregation in St. Paul as part of Honoring Our Fathers, a fundraiser created to honor the memories of the late Edward Paster and Richard "DIck" Shaller, who were both leaders in the local Jewish community.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with a keynote presentation at 7 p.m. Alexander is expected to take questions from the audience.
Student tickets are $18, general admission is $50 and reserved seats go for $100. We assume the limited $2,500 VIP packages include Festivus gifts. To obtain tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Olstad/ courtesy of Fox TV
Tim Olstad is extending his stay in Los Angeles. The Winona native snatched one of the 12 finalist spots on "The X Factor" Tuesday night with his rendition of Bon Jovi's "Always."
It was another night for Olstad to sweat as mentor Paulina Rubio made him wait until the very end before choosing to keep him and eliminate Josh Levi.
Earlier in the month, Rubio actually booted Olstad from the show, only to change her mind after the crowd reacted to her decision with a round of boos.
Due to baseball conflicts, there won't be more eliminations until next Wednesday.
So much for the big Twin Cities presence on NBC’s “The Voice” this season. Both of the Minnesota singers who came out strong in the blind auditions a month ago were eliminated in Monday night’s knockout round.
St. Paul native Ashley DuBose, a 23-year-old single mother with a mathematics degree from St. Catherine’s University, seemed to impress the coaches once again with her spirited version of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” but still lost out to Tessanne Chin singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.”
Their coach Levine called it “a tough choice,” and Cee-Lo Green offered these words: “Ashley, you have this star quality about you. Tessanne, you have a lioness quality.”
DuBose sent out this message via Twitter soon after her loss was televised:
“Thank you ALL for the love and support you've shown me on my The Voice journey! This is not the end!”
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Hopkins High School grad Holly Henry took on the tricky Radiohead hit “Creep” and made a lesser impression than sass-man Nic Hawk did with “Genie in a Bottle” by – guess who? – Christina Aguilera.
Their coach Blake Shelton said afterward, “I’m happy and I’m sad. I don’t think there’s a better display of two artists who have a vision of who they want to be.”
Henry offered up similar words via Twitter:
“Guys...don't be sad. Don't be mad. This isn't even remotely the end.”
After a little coaching by none other than Cher, 19-year-old Hopkins High grad Holly Henry beat out her competitor in the battle round on NBC’s “The Voice” last night to move on as one of the show’s top 24 finalists.
Henry sang the Natalie Imbruglia hit “Torn” with/against recent Stanford grad Chill Chan. Before taking the stage, her team leader Blake Shelton brought in Cher to offer the young woman her advice – which was (as seen in the clip below), “I so want to see your eyes, [because] I really wanna see how you feel.” That seemed like ironic advice given the immobility of Cher’s own face nowadays (rimshot!), but it also seemed to work.
In picking Henry for his team, Shelton said he “needed to figure out which one of you will rise up.”
Henry joins the top 24 with fellow Twin Cities singer Ashley DuBose, who passed her battle round last week. With a little break before returning to the "The Voice," DuBose is squeezing in a performance at the University of Minnesota's Whole Music Club on Friday with Greg Grease (9:30 p.m., free)