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Archive | November, 2013

Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 8


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice It’s Top 8 week and we have seen a great deal of phenomenal talent come and go but, overall, this is pretty decent Top 8. Team Adam seems to be kicking it this season. That’s what happens when the mentor is deemed by People as the “Sexiest Man Of The […]

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A Masterclass Interview With Author And Screenplay Writer, Dale Fowler, Author Of CrissCross And The Shroud


I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with prolific playwright and author, Dale Fowler. It was a wonderful and insightful conversation. Dale lead me through his complex and intriguing world in his multi-faceted career as a writer and author. Initially introduced to Dale via an acquaintance on Facebook, Julio Varela (thank you, […]

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Operatic Trio Forte Takes Carnegie Hall By Vocal Storm


Update: Forte Tenors Fans raised $3,135 in Forte’s name (goal was $3,000) for Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation for Autism. Sean, Josh & Fernando were extremely appreciative about this. They kept saying, “Best Fans Ever!” (and we kept saying, “Best Tenors Ever!”). On Saturday, November 16th, Forte made its Carnegie Hall debut as part of […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 10


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice Last week, Josh Logan from Team XTina and Jonny Gray from Team CeeLo were eliminated. I really liked those guys but oh well… That’s the way the cookie crumbles on these shows. Best of luck to both guys. They possess a singular style and substance that tapped in to my […]

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My Fashionably Late Video Of Forte’s Appearance On Un Nuevo Dia


Picture Credit: Sony Music/Columbia Records A representative from Sony Music/Columbia Records was kind enough to send me a link to Forte’s Un Nuevo Dia appearance on November 11th. During their interview, you could see and feel the excitement surrounding these three very talented singers. After they spoke with their very animated and entertaining host, we […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Top 12


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice Well, things are certainly heating up on The Voice. The talent has been through the roof this season. Where these singers are coming from is beyond me. Just goes to show that there is a big world out there full of talented singers waiting to be discovered and given an […]

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America’s Got Talent Stars – Forte – Release A Spanking New CD For Your Holiday Listening Pleasure


Set your Clock Alarm, Calendar or Reminder App to 12 Midnight November 12th. That is when the much-anticipated inaugural Forte CD is officially released. It seems like just a short time ago these guys were enjoying successful yet below radar careers. Then, by discovering and collaborating their enormous individual talents, they introduced an exciting new […]

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Reality Show Singers, Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken And Carly Rose Sonenclar To Star On Law And Order: Special Victims Unit


Picture Credit: NBC’s Law And Order Well, here’s something! Wednesday just became more interesting for me! American Idol Season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks, and Season 2 Runner-Up, Clay Aiken, will star on the Wednesday, November 6th episode of Law And Order on NBC. Additionally, The X Factor Season 2 Runner – Up, Carly Rose Sonenclar, […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 5 Of The Voice: The Live Shows – Finally


Picture Credit: NBC’s The Voice I cannot wrap my head around this show this season. Too! Much! Filler! Although, that being said, it is a very entertaining ride and, overall, the majority of the singers are excellent. Which forces the never-ending question: why can’t American Idol tap into this level of talent? They used to […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 21: O Holy Night


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections O Holy Night” was composed by Adolphe C. Adam in 1847 to the French Christmas poem “Midnight Christians” by Placide Cappeau. It was translated into English by Unitarian Minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music in 1855. The Carol’s text reflects on the […]

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