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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Semi-Finals Week 2l


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC This week, the last group of America’s Got Talent semi-finalists will perform for your votes on Tuesday, September 12th at 9:00 PM, followed by the Results Show on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:00 PM. Then next week, the Finals will be n full swing, culminating another great season on this […]

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MasterClass 9/11 Monday: An Inspiring Performance of Somewhere By Barbra Streisand


On this the day, the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, I found a song that truly speaks to where we are as a global entity and what we are striving to achieve in the years ahead. Let’s cut to the chase here – we want peace. Plain and […]

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MasterClass Monday: A Gorgeous Neil Diamond Performance Of September Morn


Happy Labour Day one and all. I hope your first Monday in September is going well. And, if not, this beautiful live performance by Neil Diamond is sure to captivate you and bring a nostalgic smile to your face. i have always loved the Fall Season as it brings so many opportunities for gatherings with […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Live Shows Week 3


Before I begin, I would like to convey my sadness over the tragedy unfolding in Texas and Louisiana. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you as you strive to rebuild your lives in the face of incredible obstacles. My deepest condolences to those who lost their lives while battling this […]

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MasterClass Monday: Billy Joel Gives A MasterClass Performance Of Just The Way You Are


Now you see? This! This is music. Expressively live, beautifully paced and exquisitely presented. It does not get much better than this folks. Listen to this voice. It never ages – it matures. Like a fine wine, it becomes more delicious over time, rich and full. The reason behind this is that Billy Joel’s roots […]

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Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dies At The Age Of 91


This just in from CNN: (CNN)Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91. Cazau would not elaborate on the illness from which Lewis was suffering. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: The Quarterfinals Week One


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/ NBC We are live this week. Finally! America’s Got Talent airs at 8:00 PM on NBC From America’s Got Talent Wikipedia Page: “The live quarterfinals will begin at the Dolby Theatre, starting on August 15, 2017. They will feature nine golden buzzer acts, the 24 acts passed through during the […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Judge Cuts Week 4


Picture Credit: NBC/America's Got Talent This week on America's Got Talent. Seal joins the judges' panel and will probably access the Golden Buzzer, as did the adorable Laverne Cox did last week. Didn't you just love her? I miss her on Orange Is The New Black. Where did she gooooo? Boy, these Judges' cuts are […]

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Jim Carrey’s Mini Documentary Highlights His Talent As A Gifted Painter


I have been an enormous fan of Jim Carrey's prolific acting talent for as long as I can remember. He is one of the most gifted artists to emerge from Canada, achieving international fame through his iconic comedic and dramatic roles in a variety of films – from Dumb and Dumber to The Truman Show […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Judge Cuts Week 3k


Picture Credit: NBC/America's Got Talent This week on America's Got Talent. Laverne Cox joins the judges' panel and will probably access the Golden Buzzer. Contestants have one last opportunity to impress the judges. So, we are still on cruise control here until the live shows begin next week. That's when the race to the AGT […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Judge Cuts Week 2 And Remembering Brandon Rogers


Picture Credit: NBC/America's Got Talent This week, DJ Khaled joins the judges' panel and takes over the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent. Contestants have one last opportunity to impress the judges. I have seen drips and drabs of the show this season but will perk up my viewing status once the live shows begin […]

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MasterClass Monday: The Brilliance And Genius Of Canadian Music Icon Gino Vanelli


Years ago, one of my favourite artists on the planet was Canadian singer – songwriter, Gino Vannelli. His sophisticated musical style resonated with me because he was able to fuse a distinctive pop style with a bluesy and jazz component that tapped into every fibre of my musical being. He also had a classical approach […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week Five


Picture Credit: NBC/America's Got Talent Last week, a lighting dance group, Light Balance Dancers, made the stage sparkle with their creative and illuminating performance. It was unlike anything we have ever seen before. Truly spectacular.  As a result,  Tyra Banks awarded the Golden Buzzer to these incredible performers and, in doing so, broke the stream of […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week Four


Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Boy, this is a singer’s competition to lose this season on America’s Got Talent.  Last week, Howie Mandel awarded the Golden Buzzer to talented 16-year-old Christian Guardino. His shy demeanour coupled with his light speaking voice gave us no hint on what was to come once he began his song. […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week Three


Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent I am quickly adding this America’s Got Talent topic.  Another busy day here.  This show never never ceases to amaze!  The talent is “through the roof” this year but then I say this every year, don’t I?   And kudos to Simon for awarding the  Golden Buzzer to singer – songwriter, […]

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Sunday TV Event: 71st Annual Tony Awards Set To Dazzle You On CBS With Kevin Spacey As Host 


                                 Picture Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images It’s time to gather the family ’round the TV and watch our revered Tony Award ceremony live and in colour on CBS. With so few shows available for full family viewing, the Tonys never […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent I am quickly adding this America’s Got Talent topic. I am running a bit late today. I apologize for this. Last week’s premiere show was brilliant, wasn’t it?  That amazing 13-year-old ventriloquist, Darci Lynne, was one of the best acts I have ever seen on this show. The. Best.  I […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 12: Preliminary Auditions Week One


Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent It’s summer. Well, almost!  And that means that our favorite all round entertainment show, America’s Got Talent, is ready to keep you entertained with mind-blowing and/or hilarious acts and fantastic backstories.  And, if that wasn’t enough, the judges antics will also add a heightened entertainment perspective to this show. It’s a […]

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Ariana Grande And Friends To Stage Benefit Concert For The Victims In The Manchester Terrorist Attack


This just in from CNN:  “(CNN)Ariana Grande has called on her celebrity friends to join forces with her for a benefit concert honoring the victims and families of the Manchester terrorist attack. “One Love Manchester” will take place on June 4 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Coldplay, Katy Perry, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Miley […]

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On The 100th Anniversary Of His Birth, CNN Celebrates JFK And His Legacy


On this Memorial Day, it is time to reflect on the thousands of heroes all over the world who so selflessly gave their lives so that we may be able to live in a free and peaceful society.  Even though our world has become more chaotic and unpredictable than – say – the Sixties (my […]

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