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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2008

American Idol contestant set to perform at Power & Light District

City of Kansas City, Mo., proclaims May 9 “David Cook Day”

The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Council has declared May 9 to be David Cook Day in the city. The honor is to recognize the Kansas City area resident who is one of four finalists on the popular reality TV show American Idol.

Cook will receive a resolution from the City Council, and should Cook continue to advance to the top three after the results show tonight, he will perform a mini concert at 11:15 a.m. on May 9 at the outdoor stage in the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City.

As a top three finalist, Cook also is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the Kansas City Royals game on May 9, and be honored at various events in Blue Springs, including a school assembly and a parade.

All of Cook’s activities will be taped by a production crew from American Idol for use on the show.

City Councilwoman Jan Marcason, 4th District, will present the resolution to Cook in the absence of Mayor Mark Funkhouser. City Councilmembers and City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen will be on hand.

The resolution cites Cook’s role in bringing national attention to Kansas City and congratulates him on his continuing success.

On the Question and Answer section of the American Idol Web site, Cook says if he could perform in any venue he would choose to perform at Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

Cook was the lead singer and guitarist of the band Axium from 1999 until 2006. Axium played at various venues in Kansas City and was chosen as the best band in Kansas City in 2004

    
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