Monday, December 31, 2012
The downtown event promises a lot of fun and activities for visitors.
Ring in the new year with fellow Pittsburghers at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The family-friendly event is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and sponsored by Highmark. First Night provides visitors the opportunity to ring in the new year while celebrating the arts—dance, music, theater, comedy, hands-on activities and more. Several of the city's theaters will be hosting a variety of performances. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the Dollar Bank children's fireworks display and a performance by American Idol finalist—and Washington County resident—Adam Brock & The Soul Band (at the stage on Seventh Street and Penn Avenue). A parade begins at 8 p.m. and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be performing at 10:45 p.m. on the …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Washington County native said, 'Above and beyond all of it, you can't buy this kind of exposure.'
Washington County native Adam Brock left the "American Idol" stage Thursday with no regrets. Brock wowed judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson when they visited the 'burgh in September. He deservedly made it to Hollywood and through to the top 24, however—after one live-show performance—did not advance to the top 13. During his last days in sunny Los Angeles with his family, Brock dished (in an exclusive Patch phone interview) on his experience, his Pittsburgh roots and what's next for his career. Patch: If you could sum up your "American Idol" experience in one word, what would it be? Brock: Rollercoaster. Patch: How was it working with Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson? Brock: They are incredible people. …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Washington County native was ousted from the reality television show Thursday night.
"American's Idol" contestant Adam Brock didn't receive enough votes from America's fans, and wasn't saved by the reality show's judges—who had three wild card spots to fill Thursday night. When the camera panned across the field of contestants, Brock, a Washington County native, laughingly pulled out two white hankey's from his pockets. Interviewed by host Ryan Seacrest, Brock said, on how he was feeling: "It's nerves. It's excitement. We all love each other so much. It's so cheesey and corny to say. Whatever happens, it's a blast."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Let's keep Washington County's own on 'American Idol'—vote, vote, vote!
Washington County's Adam Brock rocked the "American Idol" stage in his first live-show performance as the second contestant to sing Tuesday night. With a Terrible Towel in his back pocket, he sang a soulful rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Think." Following his performance, judge Randy Jackson brought the towel to America's attention, commenting on Brock's Pittsburgh pride. "I got mad love for my hometown," Brock said. Prior to the show, he tweeted a photo: "Got my WHITE CHOCOLATE BARS!!! Thank you Sarris Candies! WATCH&VOTE! #BrockTheVote #Brockstars @ABrockAI11 VOTE VOTE! http://pic.twitter.com/J6Hi1xgV" Six male contestants will be voted off of the show this week. Let's help Brock "Brock on." To vote, dial 1-866-43657 02, text "vote" to…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Adam Brock broke down in tears when Steven Tyler gave him the news: He was one of the top 24 contestants in "American Idol."
"American Idol" judge Steven Tyler gave Washington County's Adam Brock the news: He was going to be one of the reality show's top 24 contestants this season. "You're gonna have a beautiful life. You're going on through—you made it, baby," he told Brock during Thursday night's show."That's how good you are." Brock broke down into tears after being given the news, which seemed to endear him even more to Tyler. "Look at this man," the Aerosmith frontman told Brock. "I'm in love." Brock then showed the judges pictures of his baby daughter, and later called his wife to let her know he wasn't able to come home just yet. She let out a huge scream. Brock now moves onto the part of the competition where contestants perform live and are voted off …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Adam Brock will know Thursday whether he made it to the show's top 24 performers.
“American Idol” fans will have to wait until Thursday night to find out if Washington County’s own Adam Brock made it as one of the popular reality show’s final 24 contestants. The segment featuring Brock’s performance was the last of Wednesday's two-hour show—one that found him wiping at tears and telling the judges that singing was the way “I know God blessed me.” Brock, 27, is a new father and the creative arts director at the Central Assembly of God in Houston, the Observer-Reporter has indicated. In an emotional exchange with the judges, Brock said he hoped people recognized in him a person who “tried to sing his heart out” every time he graced the stage. Because music for him, he told the judges, wasn’t an option. “I have to sing,” …