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


PIcture Credit:AmericanIdol.Com What in tarnation is this all about. Makeup and breakup songs? Seriously? It makes me long for the days when Top 4 or 5 on American Idol thematically planned Big Band night and legends such as Tony Bennett acted as a worthy mentor for these kids. After all, last time I looked, he […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season Six: The Top 8 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice The Voice is rolling to a strong end and a very diverse group of singers still remain in this competition. I know I may be in he minority here but I thought Bria Kelly’s elimination was very unfortunate. She is an artistic, blues- infused gem and I absolutely love her. […]

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Season Premiere Of MasterChef Debuts On May 26th On Fox


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox You have to admit that Gordon Ramsay and his team at Fox really know how to add the drama to a cooking competition. MasterChef is a Masterpiece. The editing, the fast pace, the chemistry between judges and contestants, the suspense of it all – all of these elements and more make for […]

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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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