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Cara Carriveau, NBC Chicago Street Team

My jaw hit the floor when I heard that Jordin Sparks was touring with Britney Spears on the second leg of her “Circus” tour (coming to the Allstate Arena September 9).  C’mon…Jordan is a sweet innocent 19 year old that proudly wears a purity ring and just spent the summer on the road with super-sweet-goodie-guys The Jonas Brothers (also known for their purity rings)…if I was Jordin‘s mother I’d be very nervous knowing she’ll be on the same bill as Britney.  They’ll be spending a lot of time together on the road.  Do I really need to list the reasons why it’s worrisome?  OMG.  Heck, maybe Jordin‘s behavior (ie, morals) will rub off on Britney…wouldn’t that be special!

I just spoke to Jordin Sparks for WTMX and she is thrilled about all of the things going on in her Jordin Sparkscareer.  She’ll be part of “VH1 Diva’s” airing live on September 17 hosted by Paula Abdul, and Jordin is very blatant about her opinion regarding Paula no longer being a judge on American Idol.  Listen here:

Catch Jordin Sparks at “Skate For The Heart” September 19 at the Sears Centre Arena.

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Cara Carriveau

Cara Carriveau, NBC Chicago Street Team

American Idol’s very first winner Kelly Clarkson is proving once again that she is the most worthy of winning in the entire span of the series.  No other AI winner had even come close to her level of success.  Her new single “My Life Would Suck Without You” has even set a record as the quickest jump to number one on the Billboard charts, going all the way from number 97 to number 1 in just one week!

What’s even more amazing than her success is the fact that she somehow has remained genuine and sweet.  The music industry can be anything but genuine and sweet, so Kelly Clarkson sure is a rarity.

I talked to her about her career and also delved into personal stuff.  I’ve always wondered if she is really different than the image we have of her…for instance, does she really go home and crank out Megadeth and rock out???  You may be surprised at her answer.  I also got her to declare her love for me.  Twice.  So not only is she genuine and sweet, she also has marvelous taste.

This conversation with Kelly Clarkson is currently the featured interview in Cara’s Basement.  Give it a listen!

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Cara CarriveauCara “Cara’s Basement” Carriveau, NBC5 Street Team

The key word in the title of this post is JOURNEY. Former Journey lead singer, Steve Augeri, who fronted

Kevin Chalfant

Kevin Chalfant

the band from 1998 to 2006 and singer Kevin Chalfant of The Storm and 707, who also fronted Journey for a brief period in the mid-90’s, will be headlining the evening’s festivities. Former American Idol contestant Nick Lynch will also be performing and Miss Illinois 2007 Ashley Hatfield will be making an appearance.

Kevin Chalfant appeared on my podcast Cara’s Basement last year. You can hear our interview and how great he is at singing Journey songs by listening here:

Steve Augeri

Steve Augeri

The fun starts at 7pm this Saturday (July 19) at The Meadows Club, 2950 West Golf Road in Rolling Meadows. This event will help enhance the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and disease affecting women by empowering medical research and support programs. Tickets are $150 (remember it’s a great cause) and available by clicking HERE. In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be a silent auction and door prizes along with a five-course meal and open bar.

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