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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 17 Of The Voice: The Top 13 Live


We are one week closer to crowning a winner on Season 17 of The Voice. This week, the Top 13 artists perform live in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani for America’s vote.  The Performance Show airs on Monday, November 18th on NBC at 8:00 PM The Results […]

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North American Tour Of We Will Rock You Hits The Big Apple


It isn’t every day that I promote a new musical in New York. I mean, New York is the heartbeat of the musical theatre world and new musicals are mounted there on a regular basis. However, it also isn’t everyday that the Director of a musical just happens to be a former student of mine, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 17 Of The Voice: The Live Playoffs Begin


Here we go. The Voice is moving toward the home stretch when The Playoffs air this week. The Top 20 artists will perform live in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani for a chance to be voted through to the Top 13. The performance show airs Monday, November 11th […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 17 Of The Voice: The KnockOuts Begin


Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC This week on The Voice, the Battle Rounds conclude and the Knockout Rounds begin. Superstar, Taylor Swift serves as a mega mentor to all of the coaches teams, as the coaches prepare their artists to individually perform against a teammate. Following their performances, they select a winner to move on to […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 17 Of The Voice: Blind Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit:NBC/TheVoice This is Week Two of the Blind Auditions. The Voice aired last night and will air a second episode in a few minutes. There is a 14-year-old crooner a la Michael Buble who will make you swoon. I saw the teaser on The Voice’s Facebook page and he was pretty amazing. Where does […]

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MasterClass Monday : Mike DelGuidice Performs Nessun Dorma Accompanied By Billy Joel


Apparently, in order to be hired as a guitarist for Billy Joel, you have to be able to sing opera, specifically one of the most difficult tenor arias in operatic history. This performance of Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” by Mike DelGuidice proves that Billy Joel surrounds himself with the best and the brightest in the musical arena. […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 17 Of The Voice: Premiere Week


Coaches Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Blake Shelton are ready to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon or phenomenons. The Voice is set to air on Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th on NBC. Once again, Carson Daly returns as host. This season’s battle advisors are Normani for Team Kelly, Will.i.am for Team Gwen, Usher for […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 14: The Grand Finale


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Okay everyone. This. Is. It. The Grand Finale for America’s Got Talent Season 14. Hasn’t it been a wonderful season? The diversity of talent seems to break records with each passing year. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes another season of AGT. The Performance Finale airs […]

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New York State Of Mind: Billy Joel’s Memorable Live Performance on August 28th, 2019 At Madison Square Garden


Today is the 18th Anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. I thought this beautiful live version of Billy Joel singing New York State Of Mind is testament to the strength and resilience of the people from New York and beyond. Since this horrific attack, this song has become a resounding anthem commemorating not […]

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MasterClass Monday: Billy Joel’s Inspiring Tribute To Rock Icon Joe Cocker at Madison Square Garden


On August 28th, 2019, I had the opportunity to bear witness to a live Billy Joel Concert in Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was a personal dream come true for me and the experience can be described in one word : EPIC. From Billy Joel’s sensational musical ability, surrounded by his fantastic […]

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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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