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American Idol finalist headlines HIT Idol event

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 Idol, a...