Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 12 Females


 Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Live Update Of Performances At The End Of The Post Well, did you enjoy the male performances on Wednesday evening?  Personally, I felt that the strongest performances came from those who sang without a guitar in hand. They were able to connect more fully with their audience and propel their songs to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 12 Males


 Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Live Update Of Performances At The End Of The Post Over the next three weeks,  the Semi-Final Rounds of American Idol Season 14 will feature the Top 24 Singers.   On Wednesday, February 25th, the Top 12 Guys will perform, with the viewing audience  deciding via voting who will advance to the […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Finale: The Final Two Showdown: Andrew And Nathan


 Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox   Last week, The Top 4 Mini Chefs made various desserts involving raspberries as the key ingredient. And, to a certain extent, they all struggled to complete the task. Well, not all, actually! Jimmy calmly and professionally made a beautiful raspberry tart. It was restaurant ready to go – it looked and […]

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The Voice Season 8 Is Set To Air On Mondays And Tuesdays Beginning This Week.


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Well, away we go! Another season of The Voice is upon us. So now, with the addition of American Idol over on Fox. we have four nights of reality singing shows. Who can keep up with all this? I will try my best but I am going to need some serious […]

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MasterClass Monday: Mandy Patinkin’s Glorious Performance Of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”


How often will you hear a male singer performing “Somewhere Ofer The Rainbow”? Not too often. Originally performed by Judy Garland in “The Wizard Of Oz”, we normally associate this song with a female vocalist. However, this performance by Mandy Patinkin erased any doubt that a male singer, with the right voice and artistic sensibility, […]

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87th Academy Awards Will Air On Sunday, February 22nd At 8:30 PM On ABC


Picture Credit: Oscar.Com Today is Oscar Sunday everyone. Like you didn’t know. Like you have been living under a rock for the past week! Ha! Watching the telecast of the Academy Awards has been a family tradition from as far back as I can remember. It was a HUGE deal in our house and it […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: The Top 40 House Of Blues Showcase And The Top 24 Reveal


Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Well, this is it everyone! The week of the Top 24 Reveal! I am very excited and hopeful about this season – American Idol, the one that I know and love, is back with a vengeance. Now, I know the Top 24 names have been leaked all over the Internet but […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Week 7: The Crème De La Crème


Last week, The Top 6 Mini Chefs headed to a fancy restaurant in Los Angeles and pandemonium ensued. This was one nail biter of a show. I am amazed these kids managed to pull any of these dishes off! However, at the end of the say, MasterChef Junior said goodbye to Ayla and Kayla. Hmm. […]

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Tune In And Test Your Presidential Knowledge During The CNN Quiz Show


Picture Credit: CNN.COM I look for any excuse to add Anderson Cooper’s charismatic face to my blogging site. I have tremendous respect for his brand of reporting – his humble, yet assertive demeanor makes for an intriguing “watch and listen”. However, truth be told, I admire the collective intelligence and expertise which all the CNN […]

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Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute – To Air On February 16th


Picture Credit: The Grammys Well, your Monday night just became more exciting! On Monday, February 16th, Stevie Wonder will headline a star-studded cast who have come together to celebrate the 25 -time Grammy winner’s outstanding musical career. Here is what to expect, courtesy of Grammy.Com: “The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will present […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: The Final Journey


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Well, we have reached the end of the road. It has been a privilege to review this brilliantly produced mini-series based on Lawrence Hill’s book, “The Book Of Negroes”. As I previously said, no stone was left unturned and no emotion untouched. Kudos to everyone involved with this project. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: Hollywood Week Part Two


Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox I thought last week’s show highlighted some very promising singers. Some of the solo performances and a couple of the group numbers were absolutely outstanding. American Idol, it appears, seems to be on the right track this season and I have fingers crossed that the show does not become derailed over […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Week 6:Restaurant Takeover


Last week’s show was packed full of fun and surprises. And, the Top 8 Mini Chefs were on fire, but a fire fuelled by enthusiasm and positive energy. The Mystery Box Challenge was presented via a dry ice Intro enveloping a banana. Yes. A banana. Apparently, bananas have been on earth longer than humans. Who […]

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MasterClass Monday: Michael Buble’s Amazing Acoustic Cover Of “Home”


There is a reason why I love Michael Buble so much. It is his heart. Pure and simple – his heart. His vocal delivery is always pure and authentic and this acoustic performance of “Home”really accentuates this very fact. Michael tries to incorporate an acoustic set into the majority -if not all -of his concerts. […]

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57TH Grammy Awards Set To Air On CBS on Sunday, February 8th at 8:00 PM


Picture Credit: GRAMMYS The Grammys are ready to rock your world starting at 8:00 PM on CBS. And a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters are set to take the stage and dazzle you with their singing or speaking voices. The performers for the 57th GRAMMY Awards are: AC/DC Beck and Chris Martin Tony Bennett […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Five


Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week’s episode of The Book Of Negroes was bathed in history. The heart and soul of the story was firmly in place, creating context for the title of the film. To quickly summarize, with the British now defeated, Animata registers the Black Loyalists in The Book Of Negroes […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV: Hollywood Week Part One


Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Over the next three weeks, the viewers will be treated to the drama and excitement traditionally known as Hollywood Week. This is the point in American Idol where the curtain rises to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the singers. Can they withstand this pressure cooker experience or not? Also, we […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Week 5: The Kids Go Bananas!


Last week, Cory, Jenna and Nathan won the last challenge. However, in order to eliminate these three munchkins down to one lucky contestant, the three young cooks were still faced with the task of identifying 20 random ingredients. And – the ingredient labels were removed from the panty. The contestant who identified the majority of […]

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MasterClass Monday: Cabaret Star Patricia O’Callaghan’s Mesmerizing Performance Of Leonard Cohen’s Alexandra Leaving


I am naturally drawn to singers who deliver their songs via an expressively committed narrative. Singers who dig deep, wear their emotions on their sleeve and can expose their soul while flawlessly singing a beautiful melody and lyric. Patricia O’Callaghan is a gem of a singer. And I had the immense pleasure of teaching her […]

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A Telephone Interview With Season 2 MasterChef Junior Winner, Logan Guleff


Picture Credits: MasterChef Junior I recently had the immense pleasure to interview MasterChef Junior Season 2 Winner, Logan Guleff. I would like to thank his parents, Tom and Kim Guleff, as well as the PR Representative for MasterChef Junior, Courtney Bland, for facilitating this interview. Logan was a wonderland of information and, upon completion of […]

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