Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9: Week Three

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent It. Is. Tuesday! And that means only one thing! America’s Got Talent is set to bring you more excellent and innovative talent interspersed with the zany antics of Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. And we can’t forget host extraordinaire, Nick Cannon. Remember when he donned a disguise and spooked Howie […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season 4 Week 3: The Top 20 Hit The Battlefield

Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Last week’s show unveiled some interesting characters within this talented group of 20 home cooks. I can envision some juicy drama emerging within the MasterChef kitchens. Can you? I have to say that I am still not attaching names to faces as of this writing but, over time, my favorites – or […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Two: The World On The Brink

Picture Credit: CNN.Com Did everyone catch last week’s premiere of CNN’s fantastic series – The Sixties? What fun! Last week focused on the iconic shows and personalities dominating the Television Era in The Sixties. As someone who began her young adult years during the 1960s, these precious televised memories came flooding back. For an hour, […]

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Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9: Week Two

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent I am a little late posting this topic for America’s Got Talent. Forgive me! Long day! Some great talent surfaced last week. I particularly loved the young pianist. He was exceptional. Let’s see what this week brings to the table. The show begins at 8:00 PM on NBC on Tuesday, […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 5: The Top 22

Picture Credit: Fox/MasterChef Boy, that was quick! We are already at the Top 22 showdown. I guess all the reality shows are on fast forward this season due to an overall ratings slump. I am sure this show rates well in the Nielsons because it does deserve to be at the top of the heap. […]

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CNN To Air A Ten-Week Special Television Event Focused On The Sixties

CNN has been heavily publicizing their upcoming special focusing on the historical, political and cultural events that occurred during The Sixties. Personally, The Sixties were huge for me – I graduated from Secondary School and University, was married, witnessed the moon landing, rocked on to a new group called The Beatles and suffered the tragedy […]

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Performing Masterclass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 9 Premiere

Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Well it is officially summer! And our favorite summertime pastime, America’s Got Talent, is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 27th on NBC at 8:00 PM. Back again are zany host, Nick Cannon, alongside judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B. and Howie Mandel. Hmph! Howard Mandel. I wonder if […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 5 Premiere

Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Wheee! My favorite reality show begins this week! MasterChef! Yes – a cooking show – not a singing show. Strange but true! MasterChef is a slick, entertaining and crisply edited show that enjoys enormous appeal, due to the ingenuous melding of artistic and dramatic elements. You laugh, you cry, you are inspired! […]

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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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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol XIII Top 2 Performance Show

Picture Credit: American Idol Well, here we go! The Top 2 Performance Finale for American Idol Season XIII will air on FOX Tuesday, May 20th, followed by the Results Finale on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00 PM. Vying for the American Idol crown are retro rocker Caleb Johnson and multi-genre artist, Jena Irene. At this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 3 Live Show

Well, the end is near for Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. And, quite frankly, I did not envision this Top 3 – not at all. I am missing Sisaundra Lewis and Bria Kelly – two entirely different vocalists, but brilliant at their craft. So, it is safe to say that I am not particularly […]

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Flight MH370: Finding the Truth With Don Lemon On CNN Tonight

The disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 on March 8th, 2014 has been addressed as one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. But, more than that, given that we are living in an advanced technological age, where everything from a cell phone to a missing person can be readily traced, it is completely unfathomable that […]

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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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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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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol XIII Top 3 Performance Show

Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I will not be contributing a Vocal Masterclass article for the remaining two shows of American Idol Season XIII. I am honestly just too busy this season and need every free moment to either deal with real life and/or relax. Also, I feel I have said everything I could possibly say to […]

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Anderson Cooper Brings The Magic To AC 360

Picture Credit: CNN.Com Last evening, Don Sterling spun his tale with his feet and hands and everything else he could shove into his mouth during his interview by the crafty Anderson Cooper on AC 360 on CNN. During the course of the interview, instead of performing damage control over the racially biased telephone conversations with […]

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Clay Aiken’s Congressional Seat Opponent, Keith Crisco, Has Died

I almost fell off my chair when they flashed Clay Aiken’s face on Jake Tapper’s The Lead show on CNN and saw the words “has died” in the headline. For one brief moment, I thought Clay Aiken had died but then quickly realized that his opponent for the U.S. House District 2 seat, 71-year-old Keith […]

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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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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 5 Live Show

Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice “The Voice” Season 6 Top 5 show airs on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 PM on NBC. This will be followed by the Results Show on Tuesday, May 13th, where two singers will be eliminated based on viewers’ votes. Boy, this show really knows how to dump a boatload of talent […]

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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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