For a childhood, as for real estate, the key can be simple: Location, location, location.
Karen Rodriguez might have been ignored elsewhere. Instead, she grew up in New York, amid opportunities, scholarships and LaGuardia High School, made famous in the "Fame" movies and TV shows.
Rodriguez was voted out of "American Idol" Thursday, finishing 12th (see previous blogs), but made a strong impression. Here's the story I sent to papers, after a group interview today:
By MIKE HUGHES