Thursday, March 24, 2011

American Idol

American Idol first began in 2002 and 9 years later is still a hit show on television. Although it is still a hit, ratings have decreased over the last few years, which leaves the question, what is the cause of this?

When the show first began, Idol consisted of three judges including English music executive and television producer, Simon Cowell, multi-talented singer, dancer, and choreographer, Paula Abdul, and record producer/music manager Randy Jackson. Now, several years later, the show has experienced several changes from first losing Paula Abdul and adding on judges, comdedian/talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres and singer-songwriter, Kara Dioguardi, to then losing Ellen and Kara along with critical Idol judge, Simon Cowell. As we approach the middle of Season 10 with new judges, Aerosmith star, Steven Tyler, and singer, dancer, and actress, Jennifer Lopez having been added on to the judge panel, many are left wondering whether the judges are the main cause for the decrease in ratings Idol has received.

Although questioning began when Ellen and Kara joined back in 2009 and 2010, as many believed the two were two lenient, now with the crowd's favorite, blunt Simon having left the show, is it possible the entire judge panel is being too nice? Are they giving too much positive feedback instead of giving constructive criticism? This is not to say the current contestants aren't doing a good job, but even on past seasons when amazing talent was  heard, more criticism was involved. Sometimes that's what the audience/viewers wants to hear.

So, what do you think will happen next year? Will American Idol keep the same judges? Do they need to bring on a judge, like Simon, who will voice his opinion for the sake of creating a worth while American Idol? Or what will happen if the same panel remains next year?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Of Mice and Men

Coming in April, Of Mice and Men!!!

 "It's the story of best friends Lennie and George who find themselves unemployed in Depression-era, California, unable to maintain a stable working pattern for long because of Lennie's low mental capacity. They soon get hired at Tyler Ranch, working under strict supervision of Curley, the boss's mean-spirited son. But after settling in and making friends, their world is ripped apart by tragedy when Curley's beautiful but unhappy wife becomes the innocent victim of Lennie's compassion."

You don't want to miss this fantastic opportunity!

Show Dates: April 8th-April 10th & April 15th-April 17th
Show Times: 7:00 Friday & Saturday, 2:00 Sunday

Visit or call us at the box office, (254)526-9090, to purchase your tickets today! Also note, if you check into VLA Theatre via Facebook Places, you can receive 20% off regular ticket prices!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Thank you to all who attended our yearly fundraiser, Legends. This years, Billboard's 40 Greatest Hits was a success, and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves! Please check out some pictures from the night's events!