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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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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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MasterClass Monday: Michael Buble’s Amazing Acoustic Cover Of “Home”

There is a reason why I love Michael Buble so much. It is his heart. Pure and simple – his heart. His vocal delivery is always pure and authentic and this acoustic performance of “Home”really accentuates this very fact. Michael tries to incorporate an acoustic set into the majority -if not all -of his concerts. […]

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MasterClass Monday: Two Legends – Barbra And Billy – Inspire With A New York State Of Mind

Barbra Streisand released a record-breaking CD in 2014 – Partners – pairing her with arguably some of the best male artists in the music business. The CD is on my iPad and I never tire of listening to the collaborative work between Barbra and her Guest Artists. The creativity and vocal power exuded by the […]

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Barbra Streisand Set To Appear On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Set your DVRs Streisand fans. Your favorite diva, Barbra Streisand, will make a special appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Why now, you say? Well, Ms. Streisand is set to release a new CD called “Partners” which will include show-stopping vocal duo performances of Barbra with an eclectic array of artists including Andrea […]

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America’s Got Talent Stars – Forte – Release A Spanking New CD For Your Holiday Listening Pleasure

Set your Clock Alarm, Calendar or Reminder App to 12 Midnight November 12th. That is when the much-anticipated inaugural Forte CD is officially released. It seems like just a short time ago these guys were enjoying successful yet below radar careers. Then, by discovering and collaborating their enormous individual talents, they introduced an exciting new […]

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Kelly Clarkson Is Releasing A New Christmas CD And It Is Out! Stand! Ing!

First of all, congratulations to Kelly Clarkson on two fronts: her recent marriage to Brandon Blackstock AND the impending release of her spanking new Christmas CD “Wrapped in Red. The CD is scheduled to drop in stores and online on October 29th. Here is the official release notes from KellyClarkson.Com “Start the holiday season early […]

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Track List For America’s Got Talent’s Forte’s New CD, Caruso Single Available Today, and Official News Release From SYCO.

Forte is well on their way to superstardom. Earlier, I was emailed the Official News Release from SYCO and Columbia Records, stipulating the exciting projects awaiting the talented members of Forte, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela. Included with the official release is the much-awaited track listing for their new CD. And I am […]

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DeAndre’s New Single, Her Crazy, Now Available On iTunes.

I don’t know if I am more excited over the fact that DeAndre Brackensick has a new single out or that he has now shortened his name to DeAndre? I was hoping that the latter would have happened while he was still on American Idol – it’s not like there are any more DeAndres out […]

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Creating The Annette (Funicello) Sound: [Video]

I found this video (featured below) so fascinating. The late Annette Funicello explains how the distinct Annette Sound associated with her singing was created. Apparently, she had a small voice so, to broaden the timbre, she basically recorded the song then sang live with the song – basically singing back to it, as she explains. […]

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Michael Bublé to Release New CD and Single in April And February

International Star, Michael Bublé, is set to release a new CD, To Be Loved, on April 23rd (US), April 22nd (Canada) and April 15th (International). Here is the official press release from Michael’s website: “Get ready Bublé fans – Michael is releasing a brand new album! To Be Loved was recorded in Vancouver and Los […]

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David Archuleta, Crush

David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Six: Crush

By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Crush was the first official track released as a single by David Archuleta back in August 2008 and was also included on his debut album, simply entitled David Archuleta. Crush was co-written by Emanuel Kiriakou, Jess Cates and Dave Hodges. The single debuted on New York […]

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David Archuleta Performs "I'll Never Go" From His "Forevermore" CD.

David Archuleta’s Sensitive Performance Of “I’ll Never Go”.

What is it about David Archuleta’s singing that makes me drop everything I’m doing and just bask in the beauty of his voice? This beautiful and sensitive video of David performing “I’ll Never Go” from his Forevermore CD made me do just that. This song lingers with you long after the song is over. David […]

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Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s Last Song – Celebrate – With Jordin Sparks

Oh darn! I wish I could say that I love this song, but I don’t. And, it has nothing to do with the singing talent. I mean between the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, there was more than enough vocal power with which to work. But, at the end of the day, the song […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 11 Top 4 Results Show With David Cook

Big night tonight on American Idol! The Top 3 singers of Season 11 will be unveiled. Top 3 is a prestigious honor as each of the final three singers get to experience a multi-media homecoming in the company of eagerly awaiting fans from their community. It is quite the emotional event and one that all […]

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David Archuleta, Forevermore, You Are My Song

David Archuleta’s Masterclass Performance Of You Are My Song

You know a singer is doing something right when he can melt away all the stress and fatigue of the day, transporting you to another world of absolute bliss and harmony. And no one does this better than David Archuleta. He has such a gift – a beautiful charismatic voice and presence that draws you […]

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Carly Rae Jepson

Canadian Carly Rae Jepson Signed By Justin Bieber

Someone else has come out to play with teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber. Canadian songbird, Carly Rae Jepson, has just been signed by Justin Bieber’s label, “School Boy Records”. Who knew he even had his own label? Talk about fast-forwarding a musical career. I remember seeing Carly Rae on Canadian Idol. She wasn’t my favorite singer […]

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David Archuleta And The Morman Tabernacle Choir Release Multiple Music Products For Christmas

David Archuleta And The Morman Tabernacle Choir Release Multiple Music Products For Christmas

Christmas 2011 just gets better and better, doesn’t it? In addition to Michael Buble’s Christmas special and new Christmas CD news, we also will be treated to the glorious voice of David Archuleta in company with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir this Christmas. In September, a CD, an HD DVD and a Blue-Ray Disc will […]

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Michael Buble Releases New Album, "Christmas"

Christmas Comes Early For Michael Buble Fans

Just the thought and anticipation of Michael Buble’s new Christmas album, “Christmas”, makes me want to deck my halls with boughs of holly in August. And, even more exciting is this news from Michael’s Official Website: “To celebrate the release of Michael’s upcoming Christmas album, he will be headlining his first network television variety special […]

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