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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 Gardens


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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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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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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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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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 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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