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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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Okay Shania Fans: A Blast From The Past. 


 This performance of the Timmins High And Vocational School Band brought a smile to my face. Recorded sometime in the 80s, many of my vocalists were dedicated members of this band, conducted here by Joe Bilenki.  Those kids were so dedicated to their music. They lived the art – as instrumentalists and singers – and […]

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Scott Borchetta Speaks Out About The Quentin/Harry Brouhaha 


   Through all the years that I have been watching American Idol, Ihave never seen such a spectacle as what was displayed on the Wednesday, April 15th Performance show. Whether it was scripted or spontaneous, it was quite a ride. I still giggle like a school girl when I think about it.  In a nutshell, […]

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MasterClass Monday: Mandy Patinkin’s Glorious Performance Of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”


How often will you hear a male singer performing “Somewhere Ofer The Rainbow”? Not too often. Originally performed by Judy Garland in “The Wizard Of Oz”, we normally associate this song with a female vocalist. However, this performance by Mandy Patinkin erased any doubt that a male singer, with the right voice and artistic sensibility, […]

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MasterClass Monday: Michael Buble’s Amazing Acoustic Cover Of “Home”


There is a reason why I love Michael Buble so much. It is his heart. Pure and simple – his heart. His vocal delivery is always pure and authentic and this acoustic performance of “Home”really accentuates this very fact. Michael tries to incorporate an acoustic set into the majority -if not all -of his concerts. […]

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MasterClass Monday: This Officer Knows How To Shake Off A Boring Patrol Day


Welcome to the return of MasterClass Monday. I know this video can hardly be perceived as a MasterClass Vocal Masterpiece but, as far as comedy goes, with the aim to induce belly laughs, Officer Jeff Davis packs a musical comedic punch. The video was produced by The Dover Police Department in Delaware in an effort […]

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Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York Special To Air December 16th and December 17th


Ah, yes. This picture says it all, doesn’t it? Babs and Michael. Michael and Babs. Can this annual Michael Buble Christmas Special get any better? Barbra Streisand and Michael Bublé truly are two of my favorite singers on the planet. I have been a champion of both artists from Day One because each offer gifts […]

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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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