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USATODAY.com - Reunited, and it feels so wait, who's reuniting again?
Where they'll be: It depends who you ask. Dates posted on thewonderstuff.co.uk, billed as the official Wonder Stuff site, list most major U.S. cities. But on thewonderstuff.com, former members are denouncing the tour, saying the only original member involved is singer Miles Hunt, who has been using the Wonder Stuff name without their permission.
Is "singer Miles Hunt" correct? Is it incorrect to say "the singer Miles Hunt"?
BBC News | AMERICAS | George Michael video case dismissed
An attempt by an undercover Los Angeles policeman to sue the singer George Michael has been dismissed by a court in California.
Is "the singer George Michael ..." correct? Is it incorrect to say "singer George Michael"?
the singer George Michael < I would say that using the definite article in this phrase emphasizes the fact that this singer is well known - unique - the one and only George Michael. Though to be grammatically correct, it is not necessary to use the definite article here. The sentence - phrase - is correct with or without "the".
As I said before, it's good to remember that sometimes there is more than one correct answer with articles, and their usage can be very tricky, as well, sometimes, especially for those whose first language does not have articles.
If there is only one famous George Michael, there is no need to further define him as "the singer George Michael". But that's not to say that nobody would say that.
"the singer George Michael" would be important when there is at least one other famous George Michael.
Both have the article, it's just a lot earlier in the first case, if you look closely. A proper name and a definite article both make the reader understand the unique character of the person being mentioned.