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CNN Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History Will Feature Billy Joel. 


CNN has developed a new series called Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History.   The 8-part series airs every Thursday on CNN at 10:00 PM.  This week’s episode features Billy Joel and his iconic song New York State Of Mind. This song took on a more poignant meaning after the tragedy of the September 11th terrorist […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Shania Twain Joins The Live Shows 


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice This week,  the Top 12 vocalists from Season 12 of The Voice perform live. The performance show takes place on Monday, April 24th at 8:00 PM, followed by the Results Show on Tuesday, April 25th.   Viewers can vote in real time – during the show and after. However, this tactic […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Last Week Of The Knockouts


                                                            Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice Okay everyone.  I am back after a lovely vacation. I really did think I was going to blog while on vacation but warm […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 5: Batter Hurry Up


Picture Credit: MasterChef Junior/Fox I have been on vacation and will continue to be so until the end of March. Therefore, I  apologize for not adding a Discussion topic for last week’s MasterChef Junior episode which featured Guest Judge, Aaron Sanchez.    It is always difficult to say goodbye to these young talented chefs and, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Premiere Week


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Season 12 of The Voice is upon is and it is starting with a 3 night Blind Auditions Premiere on Monday, February 27th, Tuesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 2nd.  Wow – that’s a whole lot of singing and chair turning going on this week. I wonder if they are fast […]

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Oscar Nominated Song, The Empty Chair, Is My Pick To Win Best Song. 


When I heard about the backstory surrounding  J Ralph and Sting’s musical composition, “The Empty Chair“,  I was moved to tears before I had even listened to the song.  Based on the heroic life of American journalist, James Foley, this song captures the sadness  and the heartbreak everyone felt when this brave young man lost […]

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The Oscars Are Coming!  The Oscars Are Coming!  


So, as you can tell by the headline, I am a tad excited for the  89th Annual Academy Awards, set to air on Sunday, February 26th on ABC at 8:00 PM.   Here is the scoopy do via Wikipedia: “The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), […]

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Must See TV Tonight: The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary


                                                           Picture Credit: NBC.Com Usually Sunday is a kind of ho -hum evening of television for me. But, now we have Homeland and, tonight, the premiere of The […]

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MasterChef Junior Season 5 Episode 2 Recap: The Quest For An Apron. 


                                         Picture Credit: MasterChef Junior/Fox Unfortunately, I missed the Season 5 Premiere of MasterChef Junior. I deeply apologize for this. However, I did DVR Episode 2 so I was able to provide a recap of this […]

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59th Grammy Awards Set To Air On CBS on Sunday, February 12th at 8:00 PM


Picture Credit: Grammys/CBS Set your timer, DVR, mental note to remind you that there is more to life than politics.  Enough is enough already!  There is this wonderful, heartwarming, positive force called music and the best of the best of this sublime art form will be celebrated on Sunday, February 12th  at 8:00 PM when CBS […]

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MasterClass Monday Eve/Super Bowl 2017: Lady Gaga Shows Why She Is An Unstoppable Force


Did you see Lady Gaga perform at the HalfTime Show during Super Bowl LI?   If not, the video is below – but be prepared for your jaw to drop and your eyes to widen in amazement.  This performance was the best Super Bowl Halftime show I have seen in a while and, if memory […]

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Oh Ya!  And Lady Gaga Is Ready To Rock The HalfTime Show


Guess what everyone?  Super Bowl Sunday gives you another reason to go off your diet – you know, the one you resolved to commit to  with the dawn of the New Year?   Well, resolutions can take a hike. For a day or so. Super Bowl has you covered. Someone told me that calories don’t […]

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Legendary Actress Mary Tyler Moore Has Died At The Age of 80


Update: My original article about Mary Tyler Moore’s passing  was captured and held hostage by WordPress. I am negotiating for its release as we speak. Ha!  Gotta love technical glitches.  Look at that beautiful and charismatic face. Is it any wonder that she was beloved by legions of fans?  Not only was she a talented […]

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MasterClass Monday: The Best Musical Moments From The 45th Presidential Inauguration. 


Now, no matter which side of the aisle you gravitate towards, one has to admit that the United States Of America ‘s Presidential Inauguration is a very spectacular event.  One experiences wonderful and inspiring speeches, parades, musical performances etc. – all thoroughly memorable.  The pomp and the circumstance associated with any Presidential Inauguration cannot be […]

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MasterClass Monday:  One Voice Performed By 15 Years Of Americans Idols.


I was mindlessly browsing Facebook today and came across this gem. Performed as the opening number during the Finale of the American Idol Farewell Season, it brought an immediate smile to my face and a glorious warmth to my heart.  Gracing the stage with their infectious personalities and gorgeous voices, these singers gave new purpose […]

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Homeland Season 6 Premieres on Showtime On Sunday January 15th 


Picture Credit: Homeland/Showtime Any Homeland fans out there?  Hello?  I sure hope I have company because I am a rabid fan of this series. I love the production, the actors, the script, the pacing and the incredible research that goes into this extremely popular series. Here is some background, courtesy of Wikipedia: “The sixth season […]

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President Barack Obama Gives Vice-President Joe Biden A Surpising Farewell Gift. 


Somedays, it pays to wake up in the morning and face another day – even if it’s a cold January day.  Because, there just might be some sunshine and warmth as the day moves forward.  And, for Vice-President Joe Biden, this is exactly what happened on Thursday, January 12th when President Barack Obama surprised him […]

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President Barack Obama Delivers His Momentous Farewell Speech In His Hometown Of Chicago 


                                                           Picture Credit: Washington Post I hope you are watching President Obama’s Farewell Speech because it is on now. Like right now.  I have tuned in to […]

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MasterClass Monday: Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher Share A Heartwarming And Memorable Musical Moment


When I saw this beautiful video of Debbie Reynolds performing with her daughter, Carrie Fisher, I couldn’t help but notice the tender and committed love they shared.  From Debbie  gently stroking her daughter’s hair, to the genuine spoken moments and then that final hug,  I was extremely touched and teary -eyed that two Hollywood legends […]

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74th Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony Set To Kick Off The Awards Season


                                           Picture Credit: NBC Another year and another awards season begins.  Which also means I have to get this blog back on track. Sorry for deserting you, dear readers, but I was stricken with a very […]

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