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Friday, August 8, 2008

Saturday To-Do: Jon McLaughlin

Posted By on Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:08 PM

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9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10.

Jon McLaughlin's resume looks like a C-list-actor-turned-overnight sensation. The Indiana-born pop singer/songwriter has taken what's lately become a popular path to music stardom: He's scored placement of his songs on TV shows. So, off-brands like “Ghost Whisperer” and “A Little Thing Called Life.” But, too, shows like “Scrubs,” which probably helped McLaughlin make the jump into movies like “Bridge to Terabithia” and that Lindsey Lohan stinker “Georgia Rule.” Then, last year, came the coup: McLaughlin made an on-screen appearance performing the song “So Close” in Disney's “Enchanted.” The song, like just about every song in that movie, got nominated for an Oscar, and McLaughlin got to perform at the ceremony. Since then, he's toured with Kelly Clarkson, appeared on Leno and cut a track for a Randy Jackson comp. His second studio album, “OK Now,” comes out in October; the first single, “Beating My Heart,” is already getting radio play. You'll probably hear it on your favorite TV show soon.

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