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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tonight Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

Danny Gokey, Milwaukee's first major “American Idol” contestant,” having finished third on the show's 2009 season, surprised his followers when he announced that he would record a country album. His hard-sung performances of staples by Marvin...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine and Danny Gokey

The Black Keys recorded 2010's Brothers after a period of inner-band turmoil that threatened to permanently send singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney their separate ways. It's a good thing they regrouped: Brothers turned out to be the blues-rock duo's most...
Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tonight @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, Summerfest, 9:30 p.m.

One-time church music director Danny Gokey was Milwaukee’s first remotely successful “American Idol” contestant, finishing third in the show’s eighth season, though with any luck he won’t be the last: The show is filming auditions...
Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Danny Gokey’s gone country? Actually, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Milwaukee’s most successful “American Idol” contender was never shy about expressing his Christian faith, but the Christian contemporary music...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Danny Gokey

The fervor over “American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey hit its apex in early May, when the program hosted a day of Gokey appearances and parades throughout Milwaukee, including a free concer
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Danny Gokey

Well, this was inevitable, wasn’t it? As a finalist on the country’s top-rated television show, Danny Gokey had a good leg up on his competition in this category this year, and with his de
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

In a sign that phony Gokey-mania may be biting the dust, tonight’s free Danny Gokey event at the Riverside Theater, an appearance in support of his Sophia’s Heart Foundation charity, hasn’t attracted the screaming headlines that his free concert at Summerfest did several weeks back, but it’s still a safe bet that the former “American Idol” contestant will pack the venue quickly tonight. The blue-eyed soul singer will share the stage with members of his church choir and his fellow one-time “Idol” hopeful Jamar Rogers, but as per his contract with "Idol," won't be performing himself.
05.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In the end, "American Idol" voters opted for two finalists with more commercial appeal than Danny Gokey, the soft-rocking Milwaukeean who likely would have cut a Christian pop album had he won the big prize. Not a shocker, really. In the end, my autographed 8' by 10'' of Joe Biden will remain on my wall, where it belongs. It was a fun ride while it lasted, though, giving Milwaukee something to tal...
Friday, May 8, 2009

Today @ Summerfest Grounds, 5:15 p.m.

Milwaukee “American Idol” hopeful Danny Gokey returns home for a day of pomp and ceremony today, visiting TV and radio stations and Milwaukee landmarks in advance of a 4:30 p.m. parade down Chicago toward the Summerfest grounds, where he’ll give a short 5:15 p.m. concert. The whole day will be filmed by “American Idol,” which will broadcast the footage next week—so if you want to see yourself on national television, spare...