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ColdPlay, Beyoncé, Bruno. Doesn’t Get Much Better Than That at The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show #SB50


  What a fantastic journey for all of us during the  Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. There were fireworks and marching bands during ColdPlay’s musical segment but, undeniably, their fantastic songs were front and center.   I have to say, though, that the audio feed was pretty weak.  I could barely hear Chris Martin. Can these audio […]

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Lady Gaga Performs a Magnificent Version Of The Star Spangled Banner At SuperBowl 50. 


   It doesn’t get much better than this.   Lady Gaga was in her “gagalicious” element when she performed the USA National Anthem at the Super Bowl 50.  She did a phenomenal job and it was wonderful to see her go back to her traditional performing roots. Gone was all the smoke and mirrors which has defined […]

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Bruno Mars Brings Some Uptown Funk To The Super Bowl 50 


  Sometimes, I marvel at my extra-sensory perception (ESP) abilities. Or just get really frightened!   In the past, I have had interesting experiences with my intuition – some with good results and some with sad results.  However, this latest personal prediction is all good.  Yesterday morning, I woke up and, for some reason, thought […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: And The Top 24 Semi-Finalists Are? 


   Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox Well, this is the week everyone. Over the next two nights, The Top 24 of American Idol Season 15 will be revealed.  I think it is safe to say that American Idol has exposed some wonderful talent for its Farewell Season and this will be the week where we gain a first […]

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Grease Live Out-FOXES NBC. Let The Musical Games Begin. 


  I don’t know about you all, but Sunday evening’s production of Grease Live  on the Fox network was beyond outstanding.  It was brimming with creativity, enthusiasm, impeccable casting/star power, phenomenal vocals and choreography, – need I go on?   And, by numerous accounts across the digital board, Grease Live set the bar extremely high […]

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Alert The Fam Jam! Grease Live To Air On Fox On Sunday


   Picture Credit: FOX Finally!  Quality live programming on a Sunday night in January!   With the cooler temps outside, you have a reason to stay inside when Fox airs its first live musical, Grease, on Sunday, January 31st at 7:00 PM/6:00 PM Central.  This is such a great musical. I have seen it several times and […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Hollywood Rounds


  Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox This week, we are off to the gruelling phase on American Idol known as Hollywood Week.  This phase of the competition will air over the next two weeks on Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 PM. In reality, the Top 24 semi-finalists have been selected and are ready to sing for your […]

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American Idol Winners: Would You Have Picked Them At First Glance?


    As this is the Farewell Season of American Idol, I thought I would cull through the video archives featuring past auditions of former  winners from this popular reality show.  For old times sake.   And to see if there was a hint of what was to come in their future.  Now, I know many […]

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CNN Special: The Person Who Changed My Life Airs On Sunday


   I would be hard-pressed to single out one person who changed my life. Maybe I was blessed because I was surrounded by positive, life-changing family members and friends who continually encouraged me in my career.  That is not to say that I didn’t encounter negative people and experience frustrating roadblocks  in the course of […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: Week Three Of The Judges’ Auditions. 


 Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox This week, American Idol will stop off in Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Little Rock on Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st.  However, there is an non-substantiated rumor that this may not be Idol’s FINAL season.  Just the FAREWELL season. As in SEE YOU AGAIN season.  Has anyone obtained further information on this […]

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MasterClass Monday: David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco Perform A Singularly Magnificent Version Of The Prayer


   Update: I just received an email from Richard Parkinson that he did not arrange this song. I trusted a site source and should have gone to the main source – Richard.  However, I still know Richard to be an incredible arranger and he has worked with many singers, including David Archuleta, in the past […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season. Week Two Of The Judges’ Auditions. 


 Picture Credit: American Idol/Fox We witnessed some remarkable talent last week and I expect to see some more this week and in the weeks to follow. This is American Idol’s Swan Song and I am sure that everyone involved with the show will work very hard to produce a musically rich and memorable competition.  This week, […]

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Remembering The Iconic David Bowie  


   He had so many looks. So many voices. So many personas. And, yesterday, he passed away but left behind a legacy of musical memories that will remain indelible in the minds and hearts of many.  I am, of course, speaking about the great David Bowie, who died on Sunday, January 10th after his private […]

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The 73rd Annual Golden Globes Have Amassed An Eclectic Array Of Nominees


   Picture Credit: NBC Another year and another awards season begins.  It seems to be coming our way faster with each passing year. I totally missed the People’s Choice Awards last week.   Didn’t we just celebrate New Year’s?  I’m confused.  Irregardless of the time, the Golden Globes are full steam ahead on NBC on Sunday, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Continues in San Francisco And Little Rock


   Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol Last night’s American Idol Season 15 Premiere Part One showcased some pretty solid singers.  If you didn’t have a chance to watch the show, I added some COMMENTS about some of the singers who were featured in Wednesday’s program.   I also picked my three favorite singers from Wednesday’s show.  […]

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Early Picks For American Idol Farewell Season: Denver And Atlanta Auditions


   Here we go everyone!  These are the singers who most impressed me during Wednesday’s Premiere a Show for American Idol’s Farewell Season: Michelle Marie (15 years old): Michelle performed “Blue”  and her voice sounded full and resonant. Really reminiscent of Lee Ann Rimes.   I loved the sparkle and clarity of her voice.  Plus […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Begins in Denver And Atlanta


   Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol And so the beginning of the end of a musical legacy premieres this week on Wednesday, January 6th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  American Idol, The Farewell Season, will kick off in grand style in Denver and Atlanta, showcasing some of the best auditions in the Preliminary Auditions.  Of course, […]

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American Idol: The Farewell Season. Who Will Be The Other Half Of The Kelly Clarkson Bookend? 


  Picture Credit: Fox/AmericanIdol  It is going to be a bittersweet experience when American Idol launches its Farewell Season at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 6th and Thursday, January 4th on Fox. And, in my mind, I have always felt that the winner of Season 15 would turn out to be an important and powerful force […]

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Steve Jobs – The Man In The Machine Rings In The New Year On CNN


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
I?? Happy New Year One And All. I hope this year brings you peace, prosperity, good health and joy. ?We all need these elements in our lives ?- now more than ever before. Therefore, ?as we look ahead to 2016, ?I wish you only the very best that life can…

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Michael Buble’s Christmas In Hollywood Special Will Make Your Season Bright


  Picture Credit: NBC I am so grateful to NBC for hosting this annual Christmas special with Michael Buble.  It is reminiscent of years past when we were annually treated to wonderful Christmas Specials by  legends such as Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra,  Judy Garland, Andy Williams and so many more.  We need to see and […]

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