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American Idol Watch Party Continues in Support of UCM Alum

Contact: Mike Greife
UCM and Union Station in Kansas City are hosting an American Idol Watch Party from 6-9 p.m., every Tuesday, in support of UCM alumnus and Blue Springs resident David Cook, a finalist this season on the hit Fox TV show. The party is being held in the Bistro located inside the station’s Grand Hall. Admission is free to the public.

David Cook/American Idol Watch Party Video - click play button below to view the video

David Cook
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Food and Drink Offered

Offering food and drink specials, the Bistro provides an atmosphere that is fun for families with younger members as well as for adults. Weekly watch parties will continue there as long as Cook remains a contestant.

UCM Graduate Drawing Rave Reviews

Cook, a 2006 UCM graphic arts technology management graduate, is grabbing the nation’s attention for his bold rock music. His performances are getting rave reviews and millions of votes every week. Drawing inspiration from his two brothers, Andrew, a current UCM student, and Adam, an attorney in Indiana, Cook says his proudest moment to date is “graduating from college.”

Joining Forces to Bring Alumni and Friends Together

UCM has an office at Union Station. Together, the two organizations want to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends in the Kansas City metro area to come together and support Cook. Union Station is also exploring the possibility of bringing a concert series to the station this fall that might feature former and current American Idol contestants.