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60th Annual Grammy Awards To Air On CBS Live At Madison Square Gardens


The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will be the first time since 2003 that the ceremony is held outside Los Angeles (where the Staples Center had been the home of the […]

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MasterClass Monday: The Fascinating Creation Of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You And A New Use For Legos


About a month ago, the New York Times published a great article about the conceptualization of Ed Sheeran’s humongous hit, “Shape Of You“. I was busy enjoying Christmas so thanks Heavens for loyal MCL readers like Rachel for bringing this to my attention. A month late but better late than never. Thank you Rachel. So, […]

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It’s That Time Of The Year: Award Season In Hollywood Starting With The Golden Globes


elebrating the best in TV and Film, Seth Myers will host the 75th Anniversary Of the Golden Globes on Sunday, January 7th on NBC at 8:09 PM. Among the plethora of awards to be presented during this show, Oprah Winfrey will receive the coveted Cecil B. de Mille Award for outstanding contribution to the world […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Finale: Top 4 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice I can’t believe The Voice is still going strong with Christmas only one week away. I am no where near a TV set. Baking, shopping, cooking, partying. ”Tis the season to celebrate. However, some of The Voice diehards are still going strong. You know a show has a certain kind of magic […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Semi-Finals: Top 8 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice I have been busy baking up a storm and almost forgot that it was Monday – which means The Voice. ”’Tis the season where all the days of the week blur into one big 25 day marathon! Hard to decipher where one week ends and another begins! How can you tell I […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Top 10 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week, The Top 10 remaining singers will compete for your votes on The Voice when it airs on NBC at 8:00 PM on Monday, December 4th. The results will be revealed on Tuesday, December 5th at 8:00 PM where two singers with the least amount of votes will be eliminated. Guest […]

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A Star-Studded Christmas In Rockefeller Center Airs On November 29th on NBC


From TVGuide.Com Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie host the 79th annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Manhattan. Adding glow are slated performances by Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Big Time Rush and Javier Colon. Included: the Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber video “All I […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Top 11 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice We are whittling down the singers on Season 13 of The Voice. This week , the Top 11 will sing for your votes on Monday, November 27th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Then on Tuesday, November 28th, the Top 11 Results will be revealed. Glad you are enjoying the show. I have […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part Three: Teen POP Idol David Cassidy


On November 21st, 2017, Teen pop star David Cassidy died from organ failure. But, that is not the whole story: “On February 20, 2017, Cassidy announced that he was living with dementia, the condition that his mother suffered from at the end of her life. He retired from performing in early 2017 when the condition […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part Two: Russian Operatic Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky


Look at that face. How charismatic is this talented man? This face could have graced the pages of fashion magazines or illuminated the silver screen through a career in the movies.. But, sometimes, how one looks pales in comparison to how one sounds. And for Russian Operatic Superstar Dimitri Hvorostovsky, this statement became all too […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part One: Canadian Musical Theatre Star Gregory Cross


This week, we lost three phenomenal singers, each noted for their outstanding work in different genres of vocal music. The first, pictured above with me, is the wonderfully talented and genuinely charismatic Gregory Cross. We were musical colleagues and shared so many musical memories together that it hurts me to write each word of this […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Top 12 Live Shows


Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice Let the live shows begin!! This week, The Voice begins the whittling down process in pursuit of another winner. The Final 12 will sing for your votes on Monday, November 20th at 8:00 PM with the results being revealed on Tuesday, November 21st – all on NBC, of course. On the […]

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MasterClass Monday: Pink Performs An Aerial Choreographed Version Of Her Hit, Beautiful Trauma


Okay, I have seen everything now! Musical artist, Pink, just surpassed artistic expectations for the gutsiest performance on live TV when she sang Beautiful Trauma at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19th on ABC. And this is me – watching her: I mean – have you ever, EVER, seen anything like this? Oh, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 13: The Playoffs


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice We have entered The Playoffs segment on The Voice and here is what is happening (Source: Wikipedia) “The Playoffs were taped on August 31 and September 1, and comprised episodes 15, 16, and 17. As in season 6, the Playoffs were prerecorded, this time featuring no interactive viewer voting component, and therefore […]

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MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Emotional And Moving Musical Tribute To Late Country Music Stars And The Victims In The Las Vegas Tragedy


There are not too many performances capable of stopping everyone in their tracks and giving one pause. However, at the 51st Country Music Association Awards which aired on Wednesday, November 8th, the talented and charismatic Carrie Underwood did just that when she memorialized not only deceased Country Music Stars Troy Gentry, Glen Campbell and Don […]

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


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice Are you loving the lovely and talented Kelly Clarkson on The Voice?  She is like a breath of fresh air. So down to earth and so supportive to the singers.  She is The Perfect Coach. She was the original reality superstar, having won American Idol Season through her phenomenal singing talent and […]

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MasterClass Monday: Kelly Clarkson Dazzles With Whole Lotta Woman From Her New CD – Meaning Of Life 


There is no one quite like Kelly Clarkson, is there?  The Original American Idol rose to stardom and never ceased control of her own special. brand of music. She is not only a brilliant vocalist but also, she is a passionate and charismatic singer with an engaging personality.  So relatable to so many.   She […]

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Ryan Seacrest Reveals New Premiere Date For American Idol.  


On Monday, November 6th 2017, Ryan Seacrest announced on Live With Kelly And Ryan that the new version of American Idol will premiere on Sunday, March 11th 2018 from 8:00 -10:00 PM.  Sunday Night?  As in family night?   Methinks that the Disney-owned ABC network is trying to recreate the beloved Ed Sullivan show.  That […]

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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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