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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 13: Preliminary Auditions Continue


Over the last couple of weeks, I have neglected to add topics for America’s Got Talent However, like a musical magnet, this amazing young talent, featured above, by the name of Angel Garcia, drew me in when I visited the AGT Facebook page. It was there that I was able to preview his showcase and […]

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CNN Premieres The 2000s With A Look Back At The Platinum Age Of Television


Picture Credit: CNN From executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, CNN’s Original Series “The 2000s” explores the decade that gave us Facebook, the iPhone and other cultural and political milestones. This 7-part series will focus on the journey of the Millennial Generation, highlighting the technological, political and cultural revolution that inspired a […]

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Champions For Change Feature CNN Anchors And Correspondents Connecting With People Who Are Making A Positive Difference In This World


I thought I would share a special programming event which will be featured on CNN on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 PM. If you are a parent, grandparent or guardian searching for positive reinforcement for all that is good and decent in the world, one which you can share with your child or grandchild, then […]

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Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 13: Preliminary Auditions Week Four


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Who will snag a Golden Buzzer this week? In the first episode, Tyra Banks was the first to press the golden buzzer for acrobatic and dance group Zurcaroh. Simon Cowell was second to press it for 40-year-old singer Michael Ketterer. Howie Mandel was third to press it for 13 year […]

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MasterClass Monday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Perform An Emotional Seasons Of Love At The Tony Awards.


First of all, my apologies yet again for not adding a topic for the Tony Awards telecast last evening. However, having woken up today to the hoopla surrounding the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ students’ performance of “Seasons Of Love“, I was moved to tears and inspired to add a MasterClass Monday topic. These Parkland survivors are […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Top 4 Live Performances


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This is Finale Week on The Voice and the four remaining singers – Brynn Cartelli, Kyla Jade, Britton Buchanan and Spensha Baker – are pulling out all the stops. These talented singers will perform a solo, a duet with their coach and their own original song. I know many MCL readers are […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 3 Finale


Last week, I was deeply embedded in Mother’s Day Celebrations and forgot to add a topic for Carrie Underwood’s appearance as a mentor and performer on last week’s American Idol show. I managed to watch some of the performances online and they were truly excellent. Additionally, Carrie performed exceptionally well and was and will remain […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Top 8 Live Performances


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice It’s semi-finals time on The Voice this week. The remaining eight singers will compete for your votes, performing solos and duets this week. I am rooting for all the singers. All are sublimely talented. But, my heart belongs to Britton. I am hoping that he makes wise song choices, reflecting the core […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Top 10 Live Performances


The Top 10 will be performing live this week on Monday, May 7th at 8:00 PM on NBC. The results will revealed on Tuesday, May 8th. You are in for a special treat tonight because Judge Kelly Clarkson will be performing as well. Additionally, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Charlie Puth will perform on the […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 7 Perform Prince And Birth Songs


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com/ABC I did a little gold digging about this week’s performance and found it HERE. “We have done some digging and discovered the two songs that each of Top 7 will sing on the May 6 episode of “American Idol.” One will be from the year that they were born while the other […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Live Top 11 Perform Your Favorite Songs


Well, this should be fun tonight. The Top 11 will be performing your song suggestions. And, after last week’s Wikipedia reveal, I decided to stay away from that site because it cannot be trusted. Or can it? Oh my – so many conspiracies so little time. Ha! The Voice airs on NBC on Monday, April […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 10 Perform Disney Songs


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com I am out of town and hoping to catch this show. It sounds amazing I love my Mickey Mouse. American Idol is sporting a Top 10 live show tonight and your votes will determine who will be moving on to the next phase of the competition. The show is on now – […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Live Top 12 Performances And Results Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week on The Voice, the Top 12 artists will perform live for your votes. The Voice airs on Monday, April 23rd and Tuesday, April 24th at 8:00 PM on NBC. On Tuesday’s results show, Maroon 5 will perform And look what I found on Wikipedia? The results – which should not […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 14 Perform Live


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com Yikes. i am running late with this blog topic American Idol is sporting a Top 14 live show tonight and your votes will determine who will be in the Top 10. The show is on now – Sunday April 22nd and Monday April 23rd at 8:00 PM on ABC. Enjoy the show […]

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MasterClass Monday: Marcio Donaldson Sings Inseparable On American Idol Top 24 Solo Performance Show


Thank Heavens for Facebook Friends (Bob rocks) for recommending Marcio Donaldson’s performance on last evening’s American Idol Top 24. I was busy watching Homeland. American Idol, on the other hand, was in DVR mode. But, believe you me, after Marcio’s outstanding performance I will be tuning in live from here on in. This guy is […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Live Playoffs Begin


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice This week on The Voice, the Top 24 artists will perform live for your votes. The results will determine who will secure a spot in the Top 12. I am attempting to do catch up here on both American Idol and The Voice. Keep sending me links to your favourite singers and […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 16: The Top 24 Perform Solos And Duets Part 2


Picture Credit: AmericanIdol.Com American Idol is counting down to a Top 14 live show. In doing so, the Top 24 will strut their vocal stuff by performing solos and duets. Ugh – I don’t know. Why can’t they just perform solos and whittle them down to a Top 12? Like in the old days. Which […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Knockouts Part 3


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice I apologize for this rushed blog topic for The Voice. I was away for the weekend and just arrived home late last evening. I know that some of you sent me names of some of their favourite singers and I will check them out this week. . Keep the suggestions flowing. As […]

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MidWeek MasterClass Memory: Brandon Victor Dixon’s Performance As Judas In NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar


So, I realize I am a little late to the show here, but I could not let another minute go by without addressing Brandon Victor Dixon’s electrifying performance as Judas in NBC’s live production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Full disclosure: I did not see the entire production […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 14: The Knockouts Premiere


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice If you are a devoted follower of past seasons of The Voice, you are in for a real treat this week when past winners Cassadee Pope, Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Chloe Kohanski serve as advisers during The Knockout Rounds. Other than that, I have nothing more to give you here. As […]

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