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American Idol finalist headlines HIT Idol event


November 5, 2016

Isabelle Kleinschmidt/Daily Globe

Madison Stomberg performs at the sixth annual HIT Idol talent contest at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Friday evening. Thirty-six youth and young adult finalists competed in three age categories. The winners will be announced at tonight's concert with headliner Jessica Meuse. Showtime is 7 p.m.

IRONWOOD - Jessica Meuse, a fourth place finisher on the hit television show American Idol season 13, came into town Friday to fire up local area youth for the Historic Ironwood Theatre's HIT Idol competition this weekend.

Bruce Greenhill, the theater's managing director, was impressed with Meuse's willingness to be available outside her stage show time. He said most artists come in right before a show, so they can spend as little time as possible in the area before leaving, but Meuse was willing to come in early and visit area high schools and engage the students participating in HIT Ido...

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