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A MasterClass Moment: Barbra Streisand And Jimmy Fallon Sing A Medley Of Duets


Are you kidding me? Seriously? Barbra and Jimmy together = woweewowow!! Yes, I am at a loss for words and I apologize for this. But it is not every day you see La Streisand perform live and in color on TV. So, I was transfixed watching this video from Monday’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. […]

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Barbra Streisand Set To Appear On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon


Set your DVRs Streisand fans. Your favorite diva, Barbra Streisand, will make a special appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Why now, you say? Well, Ms. Streisand is set to release a new CD called “Partners” which will include show-stopping vocal duo performances of Barbra with an eclectic array of artists including Andrea […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 6: Breakdown In The Kitchen


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox I am so sad. Big Willie was eliminated last week. He brought a sense of flair and enthusiasm to the MasterChef kitchen and all of the remaining competitors were noticeably saddened to see him leave. He was loved by all. And so, the Top 6 Home Cooks must forge on without her […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 7: Tag Teams Rule In The Kitchen


This week, the Top 7 are treated to letters from homes and, as a result, their morales and spirits are considerably boosted. Although this show is a blast to watch, for the home cooks, it is a very intense, sometimes lonely competition. I am sure the pressure to succeed is huge and many have sacrificed […]

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A MasterClass Moment: David Cook’s ShowStopping Response To Caleb Johnson


When will American Idol Season 13 winner, Caleb Johnson, ever learn to keep his mouth shut? Someone “google” him a filter and a brain because this guy does not know how “keep a lid on it” to save his life. Recently, he dissed American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook, by saying that he – […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 8: Fighting For The Perfect Teammate


Picture Credit: MasterChef This week, the MasterChef Top 8 will be working in Teams of 2 and the kicker is this: they have to pick their own teammates. I was chuckling when I watched the video below – that Leslie breaks me up! He proves that age and experience really rock and he is quite […]

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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies At Age 89


Well, today is another sad day. Hollywood star, Lauren Bacall, has died at the age of 89. I loved her. Everything about her – her exquisite acting, her classy look, her professionalism, her voice and her name. Lauren. So beautiful. However, her real name was Betty but she was convinced by her agent to change […]

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A Masterclass Moment: American Idol Contestant Serenades And Dances With Jennifer Lopez


Okay! this is too darn cute. It made me smile and I like to call it my Masterclass Moment of the Day. It appears that a contestant in Nashville, upon receiving his gold ticket for Hollywood, had another ticket in mind. An opportunity to slow dance with judge Jennifer Lopez. However, what made this moment […]

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Alex Preston – Please Help Him To STAY!


Excellence comes in a variety of packages. And Alex Preston has his own unique look and sound. Packaged in a sometimes awkward but always musical stage presence, Alex Preston gave three absolutely riveting performances on Wednesday’s American Idol Performance. However, his performance of Rhianna’s “Stay” on the American Idol Top 3 show was an absolute […]

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Anderson Cooper Interviews LA Clippers Owner, Don Sterling, On CNN


Picture Credit: CNN.Com I am an avid – AVID – CNN fan, so expect many future stories on this MCL site pertaining to some of CNN’s top stories. And, I am starting with this pretty crazy situation surrounding Los Angeles Clippers’ owner, Don Sterling and his recent racist remarks during a telephone conversation with his […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty Five: “Nature Boy”


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Most people know the song “Nature boy” either from Nat King Cole’s major hit a pop and jazz standard or from the movie “Moulin Rouge’. It was written by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947, and first to be heard in 1948 in Joseph Losey’s “The boy […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 22 – Broken


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections As their sun sets, fear rises in Africa. “Broken” written by Jon Hunt and David Archuleta aims to draw attention to the devastation of a lost generation of children in a long civil war in Africa being abducted, used as soldiers and slaves. Jon Hunt, a […]

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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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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 21: O Holy Night


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections O Holy Night” was composed by Adolphe C. Adam in 1847 to the French Christmas poem “Midnight Christians” by Placide Cappeau. It was translated into English by Unitarian Minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music in 1855. The Carol’s text reflects on the […]

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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 Twenty: Somewhere Only We Know


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections For as long as people have been making and recording music, people have been covering and reinterpreting music. While many covers are forgettable and easily dismissed, there are those that are so successful that they eclipse the source material. Some covers are so exceptional they way […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Nineteen: Gotta Get Thru This


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections “Gotta Get Thru This” is a title of a song by artist Daniel Bedingfield. It was released November 26, 2001 as a single from his album of the same name. It was one of the biggest hits in the UK and went to number one on […]

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Tenor Group Forte Raises The Roof And The Judges At Radio City Music Hall


On Tuesday, August 27th, Tenor Trio, Forte, brought down the house in Radio City Music Hall with their outstanding rendition of the pop classic, “Unchained Melody”. And received the only standing ovation of the night from all four judges in doing so. Commanding the America’s Got Talent stage with consummate professionalism and artistry, these three […]

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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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