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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 14: Happy Birthday MasterChef


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox This week, MasterChef is celebrating their 100th episode. That is quite an achievement!  Think of all the fantastic food moving through the MasterChef kitchen over the past 6 seasons. The recipes have been spectacular and unique, mirroring the special productive elements that make this show one of the best on television. Congratulations […]

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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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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 17: 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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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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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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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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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Premiere Show With Videos


   Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Quick Update: I forgot to mention how absolutely thrilled I am with this Golden Buzzer option.  This is new to AGT this season and, if the act achieves a Golden Buzz by one of the judges, they are instantly advanced to the live shows. Each judge can use the buzzer once […]

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


    Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC  It’s summer time!  Well, almost!  And with the premiere of Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, we know that our summertime TV fun has just begun.   This show packs a wallop of surprises to entertain and sustain you on a warm summer night after a day at the […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 4 Results Show: The Finale


   Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Look at that fabulous lineup!  Wheeeee!!   We are in for a phenomenal ride on Tuesday evening.   The Voice Finale airs at 8:00 PM on NBC and the winner will finally be announced. I will be monumentally surprised if it is not Sawyer Fredericks.  I predicted his win months ago!  I feel […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 8 Top 4 Performance Show


    Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Well, The Voice took a nasty turn last week when they voted out one of the most talented vocalists to ever appear on this show, India Carney, in favor of Koryn Hawthorne.  Look, I  harbour no animosity toward  Koryn.  She is a passionate, if not “over the top” vocalist that everyone feels is […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season XIV Top 2 Results Show: The Grand Finale 


   Picture Credit: American Idol Before I begin, let me just say how upset I am at the multitude of people cheering the demise of American Idol. Really? REALLY?  This show was and continues to be (for one more year) a ground – breaking show, discovering and nurturing talent better than anything currently happening on […]

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