About Chuck Campbell
BiographyChuck Campbell is the Entertainment Editor at the News Sentinel. As part of that duty, his tireless efforts help maintain and update Knoxville.Com, keeping it as the hub for all entertainment news and events in Knoxville.
- Entertainment Editor
06/15/2007 - current
‘Tuned In’ review: Lenny Cooper’s music is muddy, but his aim is clear
Published 05/21/2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Just about everyone wants to feel good about themselves, even if society in general has disdain for their lifestyle, and music has long been an effective means to rally the disenfranchised. For example, although they built their genre on hyperbole ...
‘Tuned In’ review: Aussie band Airbourne bares teeth with ‘Dog’
Published 05/21/2013 at 11:47 a.m.
Airbourne’s “Black Dog Barking” is a celebration of obnoxious hard rock music – crass and clichéd lyrics, rote guitar solos, obligatory scream-along lyrics ... In other words, it’s great fun.
‘Tuned In’ review: ABBA’s Agnetha Faltskog keeps it classy
Published 05/21/2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Some might shudder to learn ABBA’s Agnetha Faltskog drafted a producer of Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson to helm her new solo release, “A.” But they might also be surprised to learn Faltskog is less than a decade older than ...
‘Tuned In’ review: Exposed roots don’t help More Like Trees
Published 05/14/2013 at 12:08 p.m.
The London trio More Like Trees jumped the gun with its debut full-length album, “Roots, Shoots & Leaves.”
‘Tuned In’ review: Nashville’s Here Come the Mummies create a party oasis
Published 05/14/2013 at 12:03 p.m.
Party bands have been a guilty pleasure since ancient times. And maybe the Nashville-based Here Come the Mummies have been around that long.
‘Tuned In’ review: Look out Nicki Minaj, Sam Amidon may cover you next
Published 05/14/2013 at 11:45 a.m.
Given that Sam Amidon slid a sly remake of R. Kelly’s “Relief” into his 2010 album of covers of traditional hymns and folk music (“I See the Sign”), it’s no surprise to hear him taking a stab at Mariah Carey ...
'Tuned In' review: 'Nashville' tries again with another soundtrack
Published 05/07/2013 at 5:18 p.m.
The TV show “Glee” managed to spawn 11 top 10 albums in less than three years, so why shouldn’t “Nashville” follow suit? The title of this past December’s “The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1” signaled the expected production ...
'Tuned In' review: Ola Podrida discovers more life for 'Ghosts'
Published 05/07/2013 at 4:49 p.m.
On its new "Ghosts Go Blind," Ola Podrida is more accessible than on 2009's "Belly of Lion," though the act doesn't lose its indie-rock cred.
'Tuned In' review: 'American Idol' collection runs the gamut
Published 05/07/2013 at 2:24 p.m.
“American Idol” has been eclipsed by “The Voice,” and the once-solid No. 1 show is in blatant decline, as reflected by the compilation of songs by this season's finalists, "Idols Singing Idols."
‘Tuned In’ review: Alice Russell’s ‘Dust’ needs tidying up
Published 04/30/2013 at 10:42 a.m.
Alice Russell puts it all out there on “To Dust.” And then she more or less leaves.
Candice Glover wins 'Idol,' Janelle Arthur has her moments, too
Published 05/16/2013 at 10:03 p.m.
South Carolina singer Candice Glover won "American Idol" Thursday night in a finale that also had a strong East Tennessee flavor.
Dolly Parton remembers News Sentinel reporter Terry Morrow
Published 05/09/2013 at 6:36 p.m.
When the late Terry Morrow conducted his first interview with Dolly Parton as a writer for the Mountain Press in Sevierville in the late 1980s, the experience set in motion his career as a dedicated, prolific celebrity reporter.
Oliver Springs singer Janelle Arthur eliminated from 'American Idol'
Published 04/18/2013 at 10:03 p.m.
Janelle Arthur’s quest to win “American Idol” came to an end Thursday night as she was eliminated from the reality show. But the Oliver Springs singer left the same way she came in: with a smile.
Oliver Springs singer's rendition of Dolly Parton song falls flat with 'American Idol' judges
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:58 p.m.
The “American Idol” judges unofficially put Oliver Springs singer Janelle Arthur near the bottom of the five remaining contestants tonight, and Arthur’s undoing on the show could well be her rendition of a song by her idol, Dolly Parton.
'Tuned In' review: Charli XCX's debut reveals true talent
Published 04/16/2013 at 3:48 p.m.
Charli XCX’s high-octane debut, “True Romance,” blows in with commanding force yet ultimately collapses under the weight of its dense arrangements. Even if the overall result is messy, the 20-year-old U.K. singer delivers a fascinating exercise in dark pop.
'Tuned In' review: OMD recycles its power with 'Engilsh Electric'
Published 04/16/2013 at 3:26 p.m.
OMD (once better known as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) is doing some heavy lifting, mentally, on its new “English Electric” - especially considering how it's a deceptively simple sounding, retro-synth-pop album.
Oliver Springs' Janelle Arthur advances to Top 5 of 'American Idol'
Published 04/11/2013 at 9:40 p.m.
Girl power is back, and Oliver Springs singer Janelle Arthur is one of the women in charge as she advanced another week on “American Idol” Thursday night.
Oliver Springs singer battles to stay on 'American Idol'
Published 04/10/2013 at 10:54 p.m.
The signs indicate Oliver Springs singer Janelle Arthur could be in a fight for survival Thursday night on “American Idol,” airing at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Oliver Springs singer advances to Top 6 of 'American Idol'
Published 04/04/2013 at 9:09 p.m.
Oliver Springs native Janelle Arthur advanced again on “American Idol” Thursday night, landing her in the show’s Top 6. But she’s got her work cut out for her if she’s going to get much further in the singing competition.
Oliver Springs' Janelle Arthur rocks out on 'American Idol'
Published 04/03/2013 at 10:59 p.m.
Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur impressed the “American Idol” judges Wednesday night with her rendition of Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right,” but she may have been upstaged by her own wardrobe.
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