Archive | January, 2009

Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: New York And San Juan Auditions


New York and San Juan Auditions are featured in this last episode of the preliminaries and not a moment too soon. I just find this leg of the American Idol journey so tedious – necessary, yes – but tedious. And I am sure that many very talented singers were deprived of airtime, but, then that’s […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: Salt Lake City, Utah Auditions


Salt Lake City, Utah!  Home to Season 7 Runner-Up, the extraordinary David Archuleta. More than anything else, I am excited to see if David will be featured on the Salt Lake City episode. I am thinking not, as his career is jam-packed and enjoying the skyrocketing ride reserved for emerging superstars. However, according to the […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: Jacksonville, Florida Auditions


Jacksonville auditions are in full swing, as the producers and judges reach their next stop of the American Idol Season 8 Preliminary Auditions Tour. I am really pumped for the show this evening. Last week was a disturbing week for me – for a variety of reasons – but, this week, it’s all sunshine and […]

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Jason Castro: Hallelujah: Amar A Morir Premiere: The Santa Barbara Film Festival


Jason Castro’s performance of the Leonard Cohen classic, Hallelujah, at the Santa Barbara Film Festival is nothing short of outstanding. In fact, it is a distinctly inspirational vocal interpretation, one that signifies that, beneath Jason’s shy demeanor,  lies a sensitive, yet sophisticated artistic soul. Through this vocal performance, it was exciting to hear the advancement […]

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A Tribute To President Barack Obama, Featuring The Voices Of The Canadian Tenors


MasterclassLady.Com is very fortunate to be the recipient of numerous video contributions from intelligent and creative readers. One such reader who frequents the MCL blog goes by the pseudonym of “Bizzee24“.  As you will soon see when you watch the video accompanying this article, Bizzee24  is indeed a very busy, imaginative and artistic young lady. […]

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Air & Simple Gifts – President Obama Inauguration Performance 2009


Who cares if this performance was live or pre-recorded? It was brutally cold outside and and the subpar temperature would have hindered these classical artists and their instruments to perform to this level of perfection. What a performance! These stellar world-class artists have nothing to prove. They have given an infinite number of extraordinary live […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: Louisville, Kentucky Auditions


Louisville, Kentucky is featured this evening and let’s hope that more talented singers surface on this stop of the American Ido Audition Tour than was the case yesterday in San Francisco. I am a little busy this evening, as I am pre-occuopied with students who are trying voice exams tomorrow. Since I will be accompanying […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: San Francisco Auditions


San Francisco is our next stop of the American Idol Season 8 Preliminary Auditions Tour. In just one-hour of televsion time, we shall see which singers  “left their voices in San Francisco” and which moved on to the coveted Hollywood rounds. This article will be written in real time and published immediately after the end of […]

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The Stuff of Dreams: Barack Obama Becomes The 44th President Of The United States Of America


On this day in history, Barack Obama became the first black American to be sworn in to the most powerful political position in the world – the office of the President Of The United States Of America. The ceremony took place at precisely 12:05 P.M. ET and it was a long time coming. Fullfilling the dreams […]

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David and Daniel Archuleta Create A Memorable Performance At Sundance Film Festival


David Archuleta combined his stellar talent with his brother, Daniel, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. According to Janey, a very devoted David Archuleta fan who attended the showcase, David was in a superb form as always. His musical talent is truly special and his voice is a gift from God – […]

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A Retrospective Of Jason Castro’s Performance In Garland, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma On December 2008


Well, as the saying goes: “Better late than never”. I have finally found a pocket of time to have a relaxing and, might I add, very enjoyable listen to Jason Castro’s outstanding December 2008 performance in Garland and Tulsa. However, if you wish to access all the videos assembled on one page, click here at […]

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The Canadian Tenors’ First Single: I Only Know How To Love


There are no words to describe this beautifully performed song by The Canadian Tenors. This song is exquisitely written and their voices soar to inspiring heights as they ride the melodic and lyrical waves of this beautiful composition. These four talented and sensitive young artists make me very proud to call myself Canadian. They have […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: Kansas City Auditions


Kansas City -home to current American idol winner, David Cook. This second show focuses on the auditions that take place in the state of Missouri. Think we can find another Cookie? Ummm – I don’t think so. David Cook is pretty special – both as a person and as a musician. However, the judges are […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 8: Arizona Auditions


Thank heavens for my spiffy new, wireless notebook. I could sit in the comfort of my bedroom and type in real time as another season of American Idol invaded my musical space. And it was a great beginning to Season 8, as the producers, thankfully, increased the “on air” time for the more talented singers […]

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American Idol Season 8 to Premiere on Fox on Tuesday, January 13th & Wednesday, January 14th , 2009


Well, in just 48 hours or so, the musical ride called American Idol will begin its eighth successful season. I am waiting with bated breath to see how the producers and judges are going to top the magic and charisma of the Top 12 singers from Season 7. It won’t be easy, but they have […]

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And A New Year Begins!


Happy New Year one and all! I hope all of you have had a relaxing and healthy holiday and are ready to begin another year full of fun, surprises, success and, most of all, good health. I had a wonderful time over the Christmas season and am happy to announce that my younger daughter, Maria, […]

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