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MasterClass Video Of The Century – President Obama Sings Amazing Grace In Memory Of Senator Clementa Pinckney


   I honestly don’t think that there will ever be a future moment in history as memorable, inspiring and politically current than when President Barack Obama eulogized State Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was one of nine victims in the June 17th, 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopla Church in Charleston, North Carolina. And if […]

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Surprise! Taylor Swift’s New Album – 1989 – To Stream On Apple Music On June 30th 


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
?? Well, that didn’t take long, did it? ? Looks like Taylor Swift and Apple made “nice, nice” after this past week’s -uhm – “misunderstanding“. According to Taylor Swift’s Twitter account, the popular recording artist has decided to release her 1989 Album for streaming on Apple Music.? Apple Music is…

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 18: Bring Home The Bacon


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Boy, what a drama – fest last week. Lots of underhanded comments and maneuvering. Oy!  The knives were not used to only eat the food, that’s for sure!  Heaven help us!   In the end, four members of the Blue Team – Claudia, Derrick, Ailsa and Christopher – were involved in a  two-phased […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Five Show With Videos


   Many of the acts were shown in collage videos and I have to say there was some exciting artistic potential in these videos.  In particular, I would like to give special mention to Metalachi, Animation Crew and Evoke Tap Movement. Hopefully, they will be selected for the live shows.  However, in fairness, I focused […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 5


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Welcome to Week 5 of America’s Got Talent Season 10!   If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show, where the majority of the acts were of the “extreme, daredevil” variety.  It wasn’t my favorite episode, as I much prefer the indoor acts. What […]

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James Horner, Renowned Film Composer for ‘Titanic’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies in Plane Crash


   Life is so fleeting, isn’t it?  My heart broke into little pieces when I read of the untimely and tragic death of prolific film composer, 61-year old James Horner.  He died in a plane crash on Monday, June 22nd, near Santa Barbara. He was the sole passenger on his privately – owned plane.  James Horner […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 18: What Happens In Vegas Steaks In Vegas!


  Picture Credit: MasterChef Well, some of those crab dishes in the Mystery Box Challenge last week were pretty sophisticated and amazing.  Some of the Southern -bred cooks had a distinct advantage because crab dishes are part of their food culture.  The three best crab dishes were created by Amanda (who made an absolutely scrumptious crab cake),  Olivia […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Four Show With Videos


  Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent  Most of this week’s show was devoted to extreme outdoor acts. And many were absolutely exciting. However, there was some promising talent indoors as well so, with that in mind, here are my picks for Week 4 on America’s Got Talent Season 10.   Did they jive with yours? Comment […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 4


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent America’s Got Talent Season 10 is already at Week 4 of the Preliminary Auditions  If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show.  And from the Premiere Show and Week Two Show.  I hope to continue to do the same this week and in the weeks […]

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Netflix TV’s Orange Is The New Black Season 3 Is Ready To Rock Your World 


   Picture Credit: Orange Is The New Black/Netflix Update:  OITNB is streaming now!  Have fun everyone!  On Friday June 12th, those naughty little inmates are back to entertain you when Orange Is The New Black Season 3 explodes on Netflix.  And explode it will as this show has captured the attention of audience and critics […]

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CNN Premieres Eight-Part Series About The Seventies. Episode One: Television Gets Real


   Picture Credit: #SeventiesCNN Last year, CNN aired the award -winning 10-part documentary, The Sixties.  It was just wonderful and it always left me wanting more.  Most episodes were an only an hour long and easily could have been stretched to a two hour- time frame without losing viewer interest.  This year, CNN is focusing on The […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 19: Clawing To Victory


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Things are going to get crabby this week on MasterChef and the claws will definitely be out!  And then it will be completely corny. Yea corny!  Okay, with those lame jokes out of the way, I can now get down to the serious stuff happening on MasterChef this week. Yes, the cooks […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Three Show With Videos


   Here are my picks for Week 3 on America’s Got Talent Season 10.  Did they jive with yours? Comment below.  DJ Smart, Freelusion Dance Company, Dancer:  Uh Oh!  Competition from last week’s act, Freckled Sky.  And he was excellent.  I think Freckled Sky  has the edge, especially since Howard Stern gifted them with the […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 3


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent America’s Got Talent Season 10 is churning out the talent in great style and substance..  If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show.  And from the Premiere Show.  I hope to continue to do the same this week and in the weeks to follow. […]

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69Th Annual Tony Awards Set To Entertain You With a Record Number of Performances


   Picture Credit: The Tonys Get ready to be dazzled by some of the finest performers on the planet when the Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 7th on CBS from 8:00 – 11:00 PM.  Yes, Broadway fans – this is your night!  And mine!  I am a Broadway Baby at heart and nothing makes me […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 20: Knotts’s Berry Farm And Cinnamon Buns 


  Last week, the Top 3 Cooks From The Mystery Box Challenge were: Katrina, who cooked a Pork Schnitzel with Bacon and Braised Red Cabbage. It was an homage to her Slovanian – German heritage.  Dan, who cooked a Savory Eclair with a Mushroom Filling.  It truly impressed Judge Christina Tosi.  Hetal, who cooked a Coconut Curry Soup […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Two Show With Videos


    Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Here are my Personal Picks from the June 2nd show.  DM Nation, Dance Ensemble:  They displayed some innovative moves on that stage, executed with exceptional precision.  Grade A: MCL Prediction:  Will advance to the live shows.  Wayne Hoffman, Mentalist: He brought the element of danger to his act in […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 2


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent America’s Got Talent Season 10 got off to a fantastic start last week.  If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show.  I hope to continue to do the same this week and in the weeks to follow.  Let’s see how great my instincts are! […]

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Four Guest Judges Coming To America’s For Talent Season 10 


   Picture Credit: America’s a Got Talent/NBC Four guest judges – Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Bublé, Piers Morgan and Marlon Wayans – will be added to the judging panel on America’s Got Talent beginning July 14th.  Here is the news release from NBC.Com “File this under #amazing – Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Bublé, Piers Morgan and […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 22: You’re The Apple Of My Eye 


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Last week heralded a great start to Season 6 of  MasterChef!  And, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the home cooks.  They all have great personalities and, of course, a true, raw desire to be the best cook possible.  However, for me, there were two standouts – personality […]

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