Gov. Nikki Haley was in Beaufort this weekend to celebrate an “American Idol” from South Carolina who has made it to the show’s top three.

A parade in Candice Glover’s honor began at 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Beaufort. Then Glover gave a concert at 7 p.m.

The 23-year-old Glover made it to the top three last week. This is the third season she has been on “American Idol,” and the furthest she has ever gotten on the show.

The two-night “American Idol” finale starts May 15 on Fox.

Sunshine and blue skies were a welcome sight Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

The outdoor festival has been inundated by rain in previous days, but that hasn’t stopped the show. On tap were Fleetwood Mac, Frank Ocean, Phoenix, Little Big Town and Los Lobos.

Little Big Town vocalists Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild said playing the festival is an opportunity to strike something off their “bucket list.” And they said playing before Fleetwood Mac is another wish come true.

The festival ends today.

Wire reports

Charlie Sheen supports a decision by child protective services to remove his twin sons from the custody of his ex-wife and have them live temporarily with another of his exes, actress Denise Richards, his spokesman said Friday.

Larry Solters wrote in a statement that Sheen will participate in court proceedings related to ex-wife Brooke Mueller’s custody of their 4-year-old sons. Mueller and Sheen were married in 2008 and divorced in 2011.

Celebrity website reported Friday that the twins were removed from Mueller’s custody by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Mueller has struggled with addiction for years, but it remains unclear what prompted officials to remove her sons from her care.

Associated Press