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Archive | October, 2017

Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Knockout Rounds With Kelly Clarkson


The Knockout Rounds begin this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st on NBC at 8:00 PM. Kelly Clarkson will be adding her special brand of charm, knowledge and enthusiasm when she acts as guest coach/ mentor to the singers’ experience.  I am loving the fact that […]

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MasterClass Monday: Barry Manilow’s Heartfelt Recording Of The Mercer/Manilow Classic “When October Goes”


Thank Heavens for the musical gift known as Barry Manilow.  He is a legend, a unique and sensitive performer who has always valued the importance of the creative process when writing or performing his music.  He is and will always remain a class act in every sense of the word.  Additionally, he is a consummate […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Battle Rounds Parts 3 and 4


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The Battle Rounds conclude this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th on NBC at 8:00 PM. I have been reading that the ratings are down and everyone is blaming Jennifer Hudson.  Say what?  I love her. Some people don’t like her coaching […]

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MasterClass Monday: Katharine McPhee’s Gorgeous New Single – Night And Day


Some of the most enjoyable and memorable performances on American Idol came from Season 5 Top 2 Finalist, Katharine McPhee.  Her chameleon type voice coupled with her undeniable charisma and radiance on stage were responsible for many singular performances, captivating an American Idol audience as diverse as the artist herself.  Initially showcased via the American […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Battle Rounds Week One


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The Battle Rounds begin this week on The Voice at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 16th and Tuesday, October 17th on NBC  at 8:00 PM. Who has the strongest team – Adam, Blake, Jennifer of Miley?   Season thirteen’s advisors include: Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Billy Ray Cyrus for Team […]

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MasterClass Monday: Billy Joel Performs An Early Live Version Of Scenes From An Italian Restaurant


Can you beat this? Seriously – does anyone perform like this anymore. Live. Multitasking voice and piano skills with aplomb and professionalism?   Yes, I know what my regular readers are thinking. Another article about Billy Joel?  Think outside the Billy Joel box MCL!  Ha! But this performance was too good to pass up and […]

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MasterClass Thanksgiving Monday: Count Your Blessings From The Film White Christmas Performed by Bing Crosby And Rosemary Clooney


A Very Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!  There is nothing better than this holiday. Not only does it kickstart the Fall/Winter Holiday season, but also, gives us an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the blessings we have in our collective lives.  And blessings come in all shapes and sizes: the strength and support […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Blind Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice We are in week 2 of The Voice which airs on NBC at 8:00 PM on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd at 8:00 PM. I have been watching sporadically but it is difficult to become personally invested in this show when so many great singers are eliminated early on in this competition.  […]

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MasterClass Monday: Canadian Icon Burton Cummings’ Impeccable Version Of Dream Of A Child


                                      On this October Monday morning, I have re-discovered a real gem of a singer and his song. Burton Cummings is a Canadian Icon –  a singer – songwriter who enjoyed enviable fame in the 60s and […]

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