Hillary Clinton Makes History As The First Female Presidential Nominee 


Picture Credit: CNN As I write this article, my eyes are tearing up with emotion. In this topsy turvy primary election season, to bear witness to such a positive historic moment in American Politics is validation that dreams can come true, even in the face of nightmares.  Love her or not, no one can deny […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 11: Judges’ Cuts


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Season 11/NBC Once again this week, America’s Got Talent airs on Tuesday and Wednesday, so hurray for back-to-back episodes of our favorite variety show.  And we are down to the Judges’ Cuts this week so ’twill be interesting to see if more singers advance since 4 vocalists have already been secured […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 11: More Outstanding Acts Are Discovered


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Season 11/NBC This week, America’s Got Talent airs on Tuesday and Wednesday, so hurray for back-to-back episodes of our favorite variety show.  Since all four Golden Buzzers have been assigned,  this does not mean that some incredible talent will not be discovered over the next two nights.  For instance, last week’s […]

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A MasterClass July 4th Monday Performance By Sandi Patti Of The Star Spangled Banner 


Happy 4th of July to my American readers.  And, of course, I had to include one of the best versions ever of your  American Anthem on Independence Day.  And, I must say, this is one  humongous version of the Star Spangled Banner by the one and only Sandi Patti.  Some of you may think it […]

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MasterClass Monday: Getting To Know The Vocal Phenomenon Known As The Tenors


Picture Credit: The Tenors I think it is about time I give these incredibly talented guys some more MCL love.  It is bordering on embarrassment that I have not covered their journey to international stardom on a more frequent basis. I apologize.  Originally known as The Canadian Tenors, The Tenors, comprised of Fraser Walters, Remigio […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 11: Preliminary Auditions Continue


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent Season 11/NBC Last week, I was overwhelmed by the coverage of the Orlando tragedy and did not watch the show. I think the entire world was thinking of those affected by the senseless deaths of so many beautiful individuals.  God Bless them and their families and friends.          […]

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MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Riveting Performance Of Something In The Water


I have been meaning to add this gorgeous Carrie Underwood performance of her hit single , “Something In The Water“, which was showcased during American Idol’s Farewell Season.  Carrie was one of many alumnae who participated in the Gala Finale of American Idol Season 15.  I loved each and every performance on this special show, […]

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Billy Joel Dedicates His MSG Concert To The Orlando Victims – Perfoming His Rarely Heard Song “You’re Only Human”.


Picture Credit:Myrna Suarez (@myrnasuarezphoto) You have seen and will continue to see many articles about Billy Joel on MasterClassLady.Com. I think he is one of the most prolific and gifted performers on the planet. His compositions cross multiple genres, having broad appeal to the mass audience.  Additionally, he is one of the most generous performers. […]

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Christina Aguilera Releases New Single As A Tribute To The Orlando Victims. 


Tonight I heard a newly released single by Christina Aguilera on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.  Entitled “Change“, the song played during a CNN video montage of the victims and their families. It tore my heart to pieces. It was gut-wrenching to see these beautiful people ripped from our lives through such a senseless tragedy. And […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Preliminary Auditions Week Three


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC I don’t know why this picture cracks me up but it does. It just does.  Nick Cannon and Simon Cowell look like regular guys, except Nick dresses better than me. I dress more like Simon. Low maintenance.   Nevertheless, they look confused. Maybe their GPS is demented and they got […]

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An In Memoriam MasterClass Monday: A Plea For Peace


Picture Credit: BuzzFeed.Com In the wake of the Orlando tragedies over the weekend, I honestly could not bring myself to publish my regular MasterClass Monday article.  I am just too sad and heartbroken and need to somehow address the turmoil that currently exists in our world  and, more recently , in Orlando, Florida. While browsing […]

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70TH Annual Tony Awards Set To Entertain You With Incredible And Memorable Performances. 


You  Picture Credit: The Tonys/CBS Get ready to be dazzled by some of the finest performers on the planet when the Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th on CBS from 8:00 – 11:00 PM.   This is the music which defines me as an artist and as a teacher.  The vast array of styles […]

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The Voice’s Christina Grimmie Dies After Concert Shooting


Picture Credit: ChristinaGrimmie.Com What is this world coming to?  This is just so sad and incredibly heartbreaking.  Christina Grimmie, a Season 6 competitor on Team Adam in the NBC series, The Voice, was inexplicably murdered after an Orlando Concert at Plaza Live early on Saturday, June 11th.  Christina was signing autographs after the show when […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Preliminary Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC The picture above this article says it all. Look at that zany bunch of characters!  Their playful expressions and mannerisms speak volumes and explain why this show has been such a pleasurable and entertaining presence in our lives every summer.  It is such a gem of a show and the […]

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A MasterClass Performance: Cecilia Bartoli Gives a Jaw-Dropping Performance Of “Non Piu Mesto” From La Cenerentola By Rossini


   I don’t know how many of you are classical music buffs but, at any rate, I thought I would give this video a try and see if I have – at the very least – a handful of classical appreciation readers on board here in the MCL Community.  Cecilia Bartoli is my favourite classical singer. […]

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Cooking MasterChef Discussion For MasterChef Season 7: Battle For The White Apron Part 1. 


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Good Heavens. I can’t believe I forgot to add a blog topic for the MasterChef Season 7 Premiere which aired this evening at 8:00 PM on Fox. I am grateful that my DVR saved the day – I always have my favorite shows scheduled in advance so – phew!  I am good […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 11 Premiere: Simon’s Back!


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC It’s summer!  Well, almost – but, as I write this, the sun is shining and you can smell and feel the warm weather in the air.  So, good times ahead for all!  And with the warmer weather comes our favorite summer time reality show – America’s Got Talent. However, I […]

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MasterClass Memorial Day Monday: Katharine McPhee And Trent Harmon’s 2016 Performance At The National Memorial Day Concert 


As I write this article about Katharine McPhee’s and Trent Harmon’s beautiful performances at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC which  aired on PBS on May 29th, I am also watching the CNN coverage of President Obama’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery. These tributes deserve your time – today and always.   I […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Top 4 Finale


Well, here we go The Voice fans. The Season 10 Finale is upon us.  As I have not been able to regularly follow the show this season, I have no idea who is the  favorite to win. Do you?   The four finalists, Adam Wakefield, Alisan Porter, Hannah Huston and Laith Al-Saadi, will perform for your votes […]

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MasterClass Monday: Steven Spielberg Inspires Us To Listen To The Whisper. 


Happy Monday to all of you! And to my Canadian readers, Happy Victoria Day! Below, you will find a 2.11 minute video chock full of inspiration, delivered by the incomparable filmmaker and visionary, Steven Spielberg.  You can access the entire speech HERE and it is worthy of your time to listen and be inspired.  However, the […]

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