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CNN’s Phenomenal Documentary Of Apollo 11 Premieres Sunday, June 23rd


Picture Credit: CNN.COM Fifty Years! Can you believe it? Fifty years. Where did the time go? I happened to be alive and celebratory when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. In fact – I was preparing for my wedding a couple of weeks away and the Apollo 11 moon landing propelled the festive excitement to […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 14: The. Auditions Continue Into Week 4


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Auditions continue into Week 4 of America’s Got Talent and there are still some surprises in store for all of you. And two Golden Buzzers are still in play. What is a Golden Buzzer you say? “The golden buzzer means that the act will be given a straight pass to […]

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Fashion Icon And Artist Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At The Age Of 95


Fashion icon and multi- faceted celebrity, Gloria Vanderbilt, has died at the age of 95. She was also the mother of CNN journalist, Anderson Cooper. She lived an extraordinary life, with multiple tragic events mixed in to her glamorous and legendary journey. She was an absolute visionary in the arts world and, despite her struggles, […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 14: The. Auditions Continue


This week on America’s Got Talent the auditions continue as variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize. The Golden Buzzer is still in play, which means that three more lucky acts have a chance to go directly to the live shows. So, […]

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MasterClass Monday: Tony Award Winner And Role Model Ali Stroker


Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have tears in my eyes while watching a singer perform “I Cain’t Say Know” from the musical Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein. But also, I never could envision this exceptional performance by singer/actress Ali Stroker in a wheelchair on the Tony Awards last evening. […]

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Sunday TV Event: 73rd Annual Tony Awards Set To Dazzle You On CBS With James Cordon As Host


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 fail to disappoint with their live,  colourful and inspiring performances and memorable speeches.  The New York Times has a wonderful article about what is in store for […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 14: The. Auditions Continue


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Last week’s America’s Got Talent premiere was fantastic. All the acts were wonderful in their own special way. My favourites were V.Unbeatable Dance Crew ( who made my jaw drop with their aerial dance moves), magician Eric Chien (who mesmerized me with his talent and acting skills), campy entertainer Gingzilla […]

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MasterClass Monday: It’s All About America’s Got Talent Superstar Kodi Lee


First of all – why isn’t Kodi Lee’s emergence on national television Breaking News? He is one of 25 musical savants world wide and there is radio silence from all the networks. Now, to be fair, CNN Entertainment wrote a wonderful article about him but, as we all know, most people get their news from […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 14: The Premiere Auditions


Yay. It’s summer. Well somewhere it’s summer. Our region just hasn’t realized it yet. And,with summer, comes another round of America’s Got Talent. Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough join returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel as contestants and variety acts audition for the chance to win $1 million And, there is a new host […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: The Grand Finale


It’s Sunday, March 19th and the American Idol Grand Finale is on now. Tune into ABC at 8:00 PM to see a star-studded lineup in the company of this season’s Top 3 – Alejandro Alandra, Laine Hardy and Madison Vandenburg. Who will be crowned American Idol Season 17? Your live votes will decide and the […]

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Comedy Legend Tim Conway Dies At The Age Of 85 Years


Oh Tim Conway. You will definitely be missed. The comedic legend died on Tuesday, May 15th at the age of 85. Although he was quite ill for a long while prior to his death, Howard Bragman, Conway’s representative, said he was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes it takes one amazing gig to […]

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Hollywood Legend Doris Day Dies At The Age Of 97


Actress, singer and animal welfare activist, Doris Day, died of pneumonia on Monday, May 13th at the age of 97 years. And, with her passing, so did another important piece of my childhood memories. Everyone wanted to be like Doris Day – beautiful inside and out and with a sunny disposition that would not quit! […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: The Top 6 Sing Woodstock And Show Stoppers


We are down to the Top 6 on American Idol. Each contestant performs one inspirational and powerful song with the help of Lauren Daigle, then the contestants take on songs performed at the famed Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. The shows airs Monday, May 5th on ABC at 8:00:PM. I am running late tonight. My […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: The Top 8 Sing The Music Of Queen With Adam Lambert and So Much More


This is a humongous week on American Idol. Totally. The. Best. Each of the Top 8 singers will perform a song from the Queen catalogue, before partnering up for classic movie duet performances. The fabulous Adam Lambert will add even more glitz and glamour to this week’s performances when he returns as mentor to each […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 16 Of The Voice: Live Cross Battles Part One


This week on The Voice (whom I credit for the pictures in the above collage), we journey through a new feature on the show called the Cross Battles. Say what? Well, here you go: “This game-changing stage of The Voice will replace the Knockouts, and start with the 32 remaining contestants. Each of the four coaches—Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, John Legend, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: The Top 14 Live Performances


In hopes of winning over the hearts of viewers and being voted through to the next phase of the competition, the top 14 contestants perform on the iconic Idol stage for the first time. This American Idol show will air on Sunday, April 14th on ABC at 8:00 PM. Then, on Monday April 15th, the […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 16 Of The Voice: The Battles Parts 3 And 4


I just discovered this great photo of the judges (above) on The Voice’s Facebook Page. Isn’t it wonderful? One of the best yet! This week on The Voice, the Battles continue as the coaches enlist music industry powerhouses ,Charlie Puth, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn and Khalid to prepare their artists for dueling duets. Winners […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 17: All-Star Duets Parts One And Two


Over the next two days on American Idol, the top 20 finalists will perform duets with celebrity partners as the search for America’s next superstar continues. What a fantastic idea and, suffice it to say, you are in for four hours of great entertainment. American Idol airs on Sunday, April 7th and Monday April 8th […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 16 Of The Voice: The Battles Part 2


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice Hey there The Voice fans. I am back from vacay and am ready to enjoy what The Voice is offering this season. This week, The Battles continue as the coaches enlist music industry powerhouses Charlie Puth, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn and Khalid to prepare their artists for dueling duets. Winners of […]

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A MasterClass Moment: Almost Heaven by Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon: The American Idol Contestant With The Heavenly Voice


So, while I was on vacation and enjoying the enormous talents of THIS GUY (more about Drey-C in the coming weeks), it appears that I missed the inaugural American Idol performance of THIS GUY – Jeremiah- on American Idol. What. A. Story. Everything is beautifully told in the video below but, suffice it to say, […]

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