Someone explain to us why last seasons American Idol almost-winner David Archuleta is performing at the Glass House. The Pomona venue usually fills its marquee with the names of acts not so...inexplicably mainstream. Dont get us wrong, we like American Idolkind ofif only for its televised experiments in the manipulation of American pop culture. Unfortunately, decent winners are hard to come by, save for season ones Kelly Clarkson and season fours Carrie Underwood, who have nabbed two Grammys each. The so-called Idol Curse would explain the continuous train wreck of Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks (debatable) and David Cook. Like his runner-up alumnus Clay Aiken, Archuleta has managed to woo a swarm of adolescents and grown-ups alike with his aloof charms and what-the-hell-am-I-doing-here? smile. Stories of crazy stage-Dads and Mormonism plagued his name but look at him now: playing the Glass House and still trailing Cook in the charts. Hey, at least hes on the charts.
Tue., March 17, 7 p.m., 2009
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