Jill Menze

Idols Live / July 31, 2008 / Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

Idols Live / July 31, 2008 / Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes perfect" for the "American Idol" contestants. Although these kids are a far cry from perfection, by the time the top 10 head out on tour after the season wraps up, each has grown considerably from nerves-plagued amateurs into passable performers.
Johnson Shines Through Rain At All Points West

Johnson Shines Through Rain At All Points West

The phenomenal weather seen Saturday at the inaugural All Points West Festival didn't carry over to the third and final day of the fest, as dark storm clouds rolled in and cast a dreary shadow over New Jersey's Liberty State Park. Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Trey Anastasio led the bill.
Bon Jovi / July 12, 2008 / New York (Central Park)

Bon Jovi / July 12, 2008 / New York (Central Park)

Bon Jovi madness took over New York's Central Park on July 12. Tens of thousands of people converged upon the park's Great Lawn for the Jersey boys’ big show, held in coordination with the Major League All-Star Game.
Kristy Lee Cook Voted Off 'American Idol'

Kristy Lee Cook Voted Off 'American Idol'

The "American Idol" competition was narrowed down to six remaining hopefuls Wednesday (April 16) after Kristy Lee Cook was voted home. The 24-year-old native of Selma, Ore.'s country charm helped her escape the bottom three on multiple occasions
Foo Fighters / February 19, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

Foo Fighters / February 19, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

It's hard to believe it took the Foo Fighters this long to headline Madison Square Garden. Practically born into its arena-ready status thirteen years ago, the band has more than earned its Garden-sized audience, with six albums of accessibly aggressive alt-rock and pop sensibilities.

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