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Opera Star Renee Fleming And Pop Star Bruno Mars Set To Perform At Super Bowl Sunday


As I write this article, I am enjoying a performance of Phillip Phillips as he sings an excellent live version of his mega hit, Gone, Gone, Gone at the Super Bowl Pre-Show. And he does very well indeed. I can’t get enough of this song! However, as a classical artist, I am intrigued to hear […]

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56th Annual Grammy Awards To Air Sunday, January 26th On CBS.


And the award shows keep on coming! Ya gotta love this time of year. One awards show after another – a fantastic way to chase away these very cold, winter blues. The Grammy Awards show will be televised live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26th at 8:00 PM on CBS. […]

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A Masterclass Performance Of Smile By Kristen Chenoweth On the Tonight Show With Jay Leno


I had three reasons to smile when I watched the sublimely talented Kristen Chenoweth perform Charlie Chaplin’s Smile on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Thursday, January 16th. This song is one of my absolute favorites and, for whatever reason, I needed to hear this song at this precise moment. The message it brings […]

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Happy New Year. Masterclass Lady Is In The Building!


Welcome to the Year 2014! And I hope the Holiday Season was a bright and magical for you. I had a wonderful Christmas and it was very difficult to tuck away my Christmas decorations. However, all good things must come to an end as we prepare for an even better year ahead of us. There […]

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[VIDEO]Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Set To Light Up Your TV Screens


Are you ready for a little Kelly? Wednesday, December 11th at 10:00 Eastern on NBC? Let’s here a resounding YES! It looks like this Christmas special is going to be a spectacular event. Here is the scoop – straight off of the NBC page. About Superstars Blake Shelton, Reba and Trisha Yearwood will appear as […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 5


Here we go! The Top 5 are set to entertain us on NBC’s The Voice Season 5 on Monday at 8:00 PM. The show will deviate from their two-hour format in favor of one hour (thank you!) in order to make room for the return of the very popular show, The Sing-Off. NBC is really […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 22: Ave Maria


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Christmas season, that very special time of year when we join our loved ones in sharing old traditions. What better way to celebrate the season than with David Archuleta’s “Ave Maria”. It is a traditional Catholic prayer asking […]

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It’s December! And the TV Networks Have You Covered With Tons Of Christmas And Holiday Specials


Happy December everyone! And what a December it is going to be! There are innumerable television specials – most of which are happening on NBC. The NBC network is digging into some deep pockets this season to bring us some exciting holiday fare. First and foremost, with only two months left in Jay Leno’s contract, […]

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Operatic Trio Forte Takes Carnegie Hall By Vocal Storm


Update: Forte Tenors Fans raised $3,135 in Forte’s name (goal was $3,000) for Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation for Autism. Sean, Josh & Fernando were extremely appreciative about this. They kept saying, “Best Fans Ever!” (and we kept saying, “Best Tenors Ever!”). On Saturday, November 16th, Forte made its Carnegie Hall debut as part of […]

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Kelly Clarkson Is Releasing A New Christmas CD And It Is Out! Stand! Ing!


First of all, congratulations to Kelly Clarkson on two fronts: her recent marriage to Brandon Blackstock AND the impending release of her spanking new Christmas CD “Wrapped in Red. The CD is scheduled to drop in stores and online on October 29th. Here is the official release notes from KellyClarkson.Com “Start the holiday season early […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Eighteen: Forevermore


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Can some popular Filipino pop ballads from the 1980’s and 1990’s create that romantic evening with your special someone? Love is such an exciting feeling that should be celebrated and decorated with words and feelings and David’s tribute of “Forevermore” to the Filipino writers give you […]

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John Stevens Band Releases A New Music Video For “Intoxicated”


Remember my man, John Stevens, from American Idol Season 3? Oh my how I loved this kid and his retro style and substance. Well, guess what? He is back and all grown up and, after watching this video below, I love him even more. And, his hair is still red! Always loved the red hair […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 3 Results Finale


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice Well, this is it! The Fourth winner of The Voice shall be crowned tonight and, if I was a betting gal, I would wager that Danielle takes the prize this year. Or Michelle. Wait – maybe The Swan Brothers. So, okay, I am not a betting gal! However, that was […]

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[Video] Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 3 Performance Finale


Picture Credit: NBC The Voice Well, I predicted that the Top 2 would come down to Danielle and Michelle, but those Swan Brothers have come on strong over the last few weeks. So, will the country fans win this year with a country-styled Top 2? Or will Michelle with her quirky, singular and immensely talented […]

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Update For The Voice Season 4 Finale: It’s Going To Be A Party!


Bookmark and refresh this topic. It will be the place to check updates about The Voice Season 4 Finale scheduled to air on NBC on Tuesday, June 18th at 9:00 P.M. Eastern So far, the line-up is very exciting. We have Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Nelly & Cher on tap to perform. Yes, Cher […]

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Performance Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 8: Los Angeles Baby


Picture Credit: NBC’s America’s Got Talent This week, the judges continue to evaluate the talent seen at the Los Angeles Auditions. And, yes, we can expect to see the trio, Forte, featuring singer, Fernando Varela, at these auditions but, like any reality show, anything can change at the very last minute. We just have to […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 5


Picture Courtesy Of NBC The Voice This is an exciting Top 5 week. It’s anybody’s game. All of the remaining singers are excellent and diverse, which will make for some interesting voting numbers. The Voice Top 5 Performance Show airs Monday, June 10th, with the Results Show on Tuesday, June 11th at 8:00 P.M. on […]

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DeAndre’s New Single, Her Crazy, Now Available On iTunes.


I don’t know if I am more excited over the fact that DeAndre Brackensick has a new single out or that he has now shortened his name to DeAndre? I was hoping that the latter would have happened while he was still on American Idol – it’s not like there are any more DeAndres out […]

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Rising Singing Star Fernando Varela To Appear on America’s Got Talent Season 8


Picture Courtesy Of NBC’s America’s Got Talent It is always exciting when someone close to home has gained a spot on any major television show. And, this year, the exquisitely talented Fernando Varela, who is managed by my cousin, Paul Mascioli of Mascioli Entertainment based in Orlando Florida, has snagged an opportunity to hopefully share […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 4: The Top 6


Picture Courtesy Of NBC The Voice So, Country truly rules the world of reality-based music shows, doesn’t it? Even a country artist from American Idol, Kellie Pickler, won Dancing With The Stars this season. And yet, she absolutely deserved the win. She was outstanding! However, I am beyond disbelief that Blake has 3 – count […]

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