Archive | November, 2012
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Alan Chang Captures The Magic Of Christmas Through His Beautiful Rudolph Arrangement


For those of you who still don’t believe in Santa Claus, you may want to rethink those doubts. Alan Chang, who is the Pianist-Arranger for Michael Buble, wrote and produced an inspiring arrangement and video of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer that is thoroughly captivating. It will make you melt like marshmallows in hot chocolate on […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 8


The Top 8 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. Honestly, I don’t know what to say about this show anymore. I really don’t. The majority of the singers’ vocals are so off pitch that […]

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Christmas In Rockefeller Center Airs Wednesday Night on NBC


Christmas In Rockefeller Center is my favorite Christmas Show. Every year – for me – this show kicks off the Christmas season in a huge way! Scheduled to perform are American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery, David Foster, Rod Stewart, The Voice Season 2 Top 4 Finalist, Chris Mann and The Voice’s judge and mentor, Cee […]

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The Voice’s Trevin Hunte: The Gentle But Sublimely Talented Giant


On Monday evening, 18-year-old Trevin Hunte performed a stellar, jaw-dropping performance of Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love Of All”. Thankfully, Trevin returned to his roots. It is when Trevin performs this soulful genre of music that he truly excels . His voice is so rich, fluid, passionate and expressive that he can go places where […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Top Eight Perform


Well, from where I sit and type, this is shaping up to be a pretty amazing Top 8 show. And it looks like one of Cee Lo Green’s singers might win this thing, although Blake Shelton’s singers will give him a run for the money. However we should not cross Team Christina’s remaining singer, heartthrob, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 10


The Top 10 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. And, it will be a Thanksgiving Show this week, to commemorate the USA Thanksgiving celebrations this weekend. Wonderful idea. I was hoping this would happen. […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Top Ten Results


Okie Dokie everyone! We’ve got ourselves a competition. Was that an explosive performance show last evening or what? I have never seen such an impeccable array of talent in one reality singing competition. Add to this the precise and creative attention to song choice and production and one can safely say that the Top Ten […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Top Ten Perform


Here we go again. Either I am extremely forgetful lately or this incredibly busy season has caused permanent short-term memory regarding the remaining singers on The Voice. Okay, I can pinpoint one -Trevin Hunte. To me, he epitomizes every positive element I look for in A Voice – beautiful timbre, fluid phrasing, creativity, musicality and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 12


The Top 12 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. And, as I was on a vacation last week, I have no idea who is who on this show. I’m beginning to think that the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Live Shows Continue


I’ll be honest. I was on vacation last week and have no idea what went down on The Voice. And, I can’t remember the names of any – and I do mean any – of the contestants in this show. The producers have got this all wrong. There are too many singers and, although the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Top 13


The Top 13 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. Yes, you read that correctly. It is indeed a Top 13 show instead of a Top 12 show as Simon Cowell and Company have decided […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 3 Of The Voice: The Live Shows Begin – Finally!


I am on holidays this week and forgot to add this blog topic for tonight’s first live show on The Voice. Needless to say I missed the performances so I am counting on all of you to fill me in on what went down on tonight’s show. With the election in full swing tomorrow, I […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Nine: The Little Drummer Boy


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections The “Little Drummer Boy” originally known as “Carol of the Drums” was written by the American Classical music composer and teacher Katherine K. Davis in 1941. It was recorded in 1955 and further popularized by a 1958 recording by the Harry S. Simeone Chorale, arranged by […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 2 Of The X Factor: The Live Shows Begin


Finally! The live shows begin! The Top 16 are scheduled to perform on The X Factor Wednesday on Fox from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M. with the results to be revealed on Thursday at 8:00 P.M. I am totally lost with this show – last week’s cancellation threw me off and, I suspect, many of you […]

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