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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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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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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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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4/3 Performance Show. 

By: Rosanne Simunovic Okay, so this week, all the Top 4 singers sang even though it was a Top 3 show. I am so confused. Seriously, this show changes the rules every week. Anyway, let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I welcome your commentary and suggestions after the read!

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol: Lengthen The Performance Time Frame And More. So.Much.More. 

Am I the only one who detests the watered down time frame for the performances by the American Idol finalists?  Yes, they can squeeze in two songs in two hours but, after watching the full – length performances on The Voice, I much prefer the “quality over the quantity” mentality of arranging songs.  The 90-minute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4 Show: Personal and Judges’ Hometowns Choice 

By: Rosanne Simunovic We are getting down to the wire now. In just three weeks, we will be crowning a new American Idol and this Top 4 are pulling out every trick in the book to be the last woman or man standing. I was so sad to see the elimination of Tyanna. Like really […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 6/5 Show: Arena Anthems

By: Rosanne Simunovic Once again, out Top 6 Singers came out fighting. And, perhaps, a little more than usual.  Each was vying for placement in the Top 5 and an opportunity to be part for the Top 5 tour.  In the end, Quentin was eliminated, losing the Twitter Fan Save to Rayvon.  Did you agree […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 7/6 Show: The American Classics

   By: Rosanne Simunovic  I had other commitments last week so I am finally submitting my VM article for the Top 7.  It was a great week of singing and, quite frankly, it is going to be difficult to see any of these singers leave at this point.  And this is the week where the […]

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Spoilers And iTunes Links For The Voice Season 8 Top 12 Show

Okay, let’s try this again, shall we?  Obviously MJs is more reliable and trustworthy than The Voice Wikipedia page. Lol This is straight from MJsBigBlog: Brian Johnson – Team Adam – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You by Sting – Download from iTunesIndia Carney – Team Christina – Take Me to Church by Hozier – Download from […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/7 Show: The Billboard Top 100

By: Rosanne Simunovic   I was so impressed with last week’s performances highlighting the Kelly Clarkson songbook. The Top 8 added their own unique twists to Kelly’s songs, some of which were truly exceptional.  So this week I was expecting the singers to perform as well or better than last week considering they were able to […]

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Spoiler Alert: ITunes Links For The Voice Season 8 Top 20 Live Shows

I will update this post with Team Adam Levine and Team Christina Aguilera’s songs ASAP.  For now, this is what is happening on Monday, April 6th at 8:00 PM on NBC’s The Voice. I think these songs are excellent choices and I am very excited to hear pretty much all of them.  Team Christina Aguilera […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 8/9 Performances: The Music Of Kelly Clarkson 

By: Rosanne Simunovic   Wasn’t it great to see Kelly Clarkson again? She is arguably one of the best natural talents discovered by American Idol and, as the original winner of this show, was able to impart valuable and life-changing assistance to the Top 8/9.   Let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 3 Week 7: The Crème De La Crème

Last week, The Top 6 Mini Chefs headed to a fancy restaurant in Los Angeles and pandemonium ensued. This was one nail biter of a show. I am amazed these kids managed to pull any of these dishes off! However, at the end of the say, MasterChef Junior said goodbye to Ayla and Kayla. Hmm. […]

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The CBC Film Adaptation Of The Book Of Negroes: Episode Three

Picture Credit: The Book Of Negroes/CBC Last week, we were introduced to the adult Animata, impeccably portrayed by Aunjanue Ellis. The story surrounded Animata’s adjustment to her new home in The Carolinas while deflecting the affections of the two men who own her. I have to say that the acting was extremely powerful and the […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Eight: 1968

The 8th installment of The Sixties show airs on CNN at 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 31st. This week, the focus is on the year 1968. It was not a very good year. There was so much unrest and turmoil in the United States which culminated in the assassinations of the Reverend Martin Luther King […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Final Auditions

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent In a bit if a rush here. We are celebrating Canada Day and I totally forgot that this is America’s Got Talent night. What a great season. Apparently, the promo last week hyped that the AGT crew saved the “best for last”. Well, we shall see about that. There has […]

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Jessica’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol XIII Top 2 Performance Show

BY JESSICA TURNER For American Idol XIII contestants, the season is at the climax. Last night two went in, and tonight only one will come out. It is hard to imagine the chummy finalists, Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson, actually coming to fisticuffs, despite the faux prom battle that kicked off the show, but each […]

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Jessica’s Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol XIII Top 3 Performance Show

By: Jessica Reffler Turner MasterClass Lady Comments: Jessica Reffler Turner has provided a detailed, excellent critique of the Top 3 Show. It is full of interesting detail and insight and I am extremely grateful to her for taking the reins in light of my busy schedule over the next two weeks. Thank you Jessica. Your […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIII Top 4 Performance Show: Break-Up And Make-Up Songs

By: Rosanne Simunovic This week, the Top 4 were faced with three songs.. Three! I do believe this is the first time the Top 4 performed 3 numbers in any season. Usually this honor is reserved for the Top 3, so I wonder what constituted the reason for the change? I would much rather hear […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Top 5 Will Not Be Available This Week

Hi everyone: I am having another busy week and can only accomplish so much. I will probably miss part of this week’s show and the rest of the week is quickly being filled up with tons of activity. I will add comments In the comment section once I tune in to the show this evening. […]

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