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York College alumnus gets ‘American Idol’ golden ticket to Hollywood

A York College alumnus appeared on Wednesday night’s season premiere of “American Idol” and received a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Or, as York’s website described it:

Caleb Hawley Rocks Out with Steven Tyler

If that last name sounds familiar, Hawley is the grandson of Monroe Hawley, a prominent Church of Christ preacher featured in a 2007 Christian Chronicle interview.
More on the younger Hawley, via York:

American Idol began season 10 this week with the first audition stop in New Jersey. The second contestant of the evening was York College’s own, Caleb Hawley who performed “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” by Ray Charles. Hawley impressed the judges enough to receive his golden ticket to Hollywood.
Hawley attended York College in 2003-2004 then went on to graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in jazz composition. Hawley, whose music doesn’t really fit a genre, is best described as soulful. He resides in New York City with his wife Samantha and dog Fargo.

To learn more about Caleb Hawley and his music, check out his website.

  • Feedback
    Love Caleb… love his talent… love his family… love their God… love that the guitar in the picture says, “GIG”! God Is Good – GIG!
    Patti Sikes
    January, 20 2011

    Way to go and God Bless you. Represent us Yorkies well.
    Doug Manchester
    January, 23 2011

    Whoa, he’s got a great set of pipes! Steve Tyler was jammin’.
    Wonder why he makes no mention of York College whatsoever in his bio on his site http://calebhawley.com/bio/ ?
    January, 31 2011

    Amazing! I can’t wait to see where this is going! So proud of you, and for you! The Hawley family holds a special place in the Dale Larsen families hearts! Blessings to you
    Aloha (Larsen) Humphrey
    February, 2 2011

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