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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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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Live Finale Performances And Results


                                                            Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week, the final four artists will perform for the judges and, more importantly, your votes.  The 4 remaining singers in this competition […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Live Semi-Finals Performances 


                                                            Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week, the Top 8 singers will perform for your votes. Each artist will attempt to reach the top 10 on iTunes in […]

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NBC Set To Air Bye Bye Birdie And Jesus Christ Superstar During The  2017-2018 Season 


Picture Credit: The Hollywood Reporter Happy Monday everyone. And, if you are experiencing the Monday blues, it is time to “put on a happy face” and revel in the news that NBC has recently announced two exciting live musical theatre events:  Bye Bye Birdie in late 2017 and Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter Sunday, April […]

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American Idol Returns On Disney Owned ABC Network


Well, that didn’t take long, did it?  After Fox cancelled American Idol at the end of its 15th season, ABC outbid both NBC and Fox  to revive it during the 2017-2018 network.  Boy, poor Fox.  All those slimy executives leaving their network and now they can’t even re-snag American Idol.  Hasn’t exactly been their year, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Top 10 Week


                                                            Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week, the Top 10 singers will perform for your votes. Each artist will attempt to reach the top 10 on iTunes in […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Tearfully Shares His Newborn Son’s Health Crisis


I think many of us can identify with what Jimmy Kimmel and his wife experienced when their new baby boy was born with a congenital heart condition – Tetralogy Of The Fallot with pulmonary atresia.   It seems that we all know someone who has had tremendous and challenging health issues with their children or, […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 12 Of The Voice: Top 11 Week


                                                            Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week, the Top 11 singers will perform for your votes. Each artist will attempt to reach the top 10 on iTunes in […]

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Are You Ready For Live With Kelly And Ryan?


Picture Credit: Live With Kelly And Ryan Yes Virginia – there is a co-host for Kelly Ripa. And he be the one and only Ryan Seacrest.  Well, phew!  I thought Ryan Seacrest would never find a job, poor guy.  After the demise of American Idol in 2916  (wink, wink), I thought my poor Ryan would […]

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MasterClass Monday: Presenting The Musical Theatre Phenomenon, Collabro


[ Picture Credit: Collabro Any Collabro fans out there?  Somewhere?  I am betting that there are a ton of you waiting to share your love about this phenomenal group known as Collabro.  Collabro  was discovered and signed by Simon Cowell when they overwhelmingly won the 2014 version of Britain’s Got Talent. According to Wikipedia, “the […]

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CNN Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History Will Feature Billy Joel. 


CNN has developed a new series called Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History.   The 8-part series airs every Thursday on CNN at 10:00 PM.  This week’s episode features Billy Joel and his iconic song New York State Of Mind. This song took on a more poignant meaning after the tragedy of the September 11th terrorist […]

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