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MasterClass Monday: Billy Joel Performs An Early Live Version Of Scenes From An Italian Restaurant


Can you beat this? Seriously – does anyone perform like this anymore. Live. Multitasking voice and piano skills with aplomb and professionalism?   Yes, I know what my regular readers are thinking. Another article about Billy Joel?  Think outside the Billy Joel box MCL!  Ha! But this performance was too good to pass up and […]

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MasterClass Thanksgiving Monday: Count Your Blessings From The Film White Christmas Performed by Bing Crosby And Rosemary Clooney


A Very Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!  There is nothing better than this holiday. Not only does it kickstart the Fall/Winter Holiday season, but also, gives us an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the blessings we have in our collective lives.  And blessings come in all shapes and sizes: the strength and support […]

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MasterClass Monday: Canadian Icon Burton Cummings’ Impeccable Version Of Dream Of A Child


                                      On this October Monday morning, I have re-discovered a real gem of a singer and his song. Burton Cummings is a Canadian Icon –  a singer – songwriter who enjoyed enviable fame in the 60s and […]

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MasterClass 9/11 Monday: An Inspiring Performance of Somewhere By Barbra Streisand


On this the day, the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, I found a song that truly speaks to where we are as a global entity and what we are striving to achieve in the years ahead. Let’s cut to the chase here – we want peace. Plain and […]

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MasterClass Monday: A Gorgeous Neil Diamond Performance Of September Morn


Happy Labour Day one and all. I hope your first Monday in September is going well. And, if not, this beautiful live performance by Neil Diamond is sure to captivate you and bring a nostalgic smile to your face. i have always loved the Fall Season as it brings so many opportunities for gatherings with […]

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MasterClass Monday: Billy Joel Gives A MasterClass Performance Of Just The Way You Are


Now you see? This! This is music. Expressively live, beautifully paced and exquisitely presented. It does not get much better than this folks. Listen to this voice. It never ages – it matures. Like a fine wine, it becomes more delicious over time, rich and full. The reason behind this is that Billy Joel’s roots […]

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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 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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MasterClass Monday: What The World Needs Now Is This.  Broadway, Music Industry And Entertainment Stars Rock The Democratic National Convention. 


Maybe we need, not only more love in our lives, but also this feel good, retro – style music. You know, music that just makes you happy to be alive or, if you are down in the dumps or having a hard day, will make you happy in an instant. Why is this not happening […]

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A MasterClass July 4th Monday Performance By Sandi Patti Of The Star Spangled Banner 


Happy 4th of July to my American readers.  And, of course, I had to include one of the best versions ever of your  American Anthem on Independence Day.  And, I must say, this is one  humongous version of the Star Spangled Banner by the one and only Sandi Patti.  Some of you may think it […]

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MasterClass Monday: Getting To Know The Vocal Phenomenon Known As The Tenors


Picture Credit: The Tenors I think it is about time I give these incredibly talented guys some more MCL love.  It is bordering on embarrassment that I have not covered their journey to international stardom on a more frequent basis. I apologize.  Originally known as The Canadian Tenors, The Tenors, comprised of Fraser Walters, Remigio […]

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MasterClass Monday: Carrie Underwood’s Riveting Performance Of Something In The Water


I have been meaning to add this gorgeous Carrie Underwood performance of her hit single , “Something In The Water“, which was showcased during American Idol’s Farewell Season.  Carrie was one of many alumnae who participated in the Gala Finale of American Idol Season 15.  I loved each and every performance on this special show, […]

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Billy Joel Dedicates His MSG Concert To The Orlando Victims – Perfoming His Rarely Heard Song “You’re Only Human”.


Picture Credit:Myrna Suarez (@myrnasuarezphoto) You have seen and will continue to see many articles about Billy Joel on MasterClassLady.Com. I think he is one of the most prolific and gifted performers on the planet. His compositions cross multiple genres, having broad appeal to the mass audience.  Additionally, he is one of the most generous performers. […]

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An In Memoriam MasterClass Monday: A Plea For Peace


Picture Credit: BuzzFeed.Com In the wake of the Orlando tragedies over the weekend, I honestly could not bring myself to publish my regular MasterClass Monday article.  I am just too sad and heartbroken and need to somehow address the turmoil that currently exists in our world  and, more recently , in Orlando, Florida. While browsing […]

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A MasterClass Performance: Cecilia Bartoli Gives a Jaw-Dropping Performance Of “Non Piu Mesto” From La Cenerentola By Rossini


   I don’t know how many of you are classical music buffs but, at any rate, I thought I would give this video a try and see if I have – at the very least – a handful of classical appreciation readers on board here in the MCL Community.  Cecilia Bartoli is my favourite classical singer. […]

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MasterClass Monday: Adam Lambert’s Extraordinary Version Of Come To Me From The Musical Brigadoon 


Picture Credit: AdamOfficial.Com Oh! My! Goodness!  If this isn ‘t the best thing I have heard in a long time, then I don’t know what is! Immortal Aria, a mother – son musical team on  Facebook- shared this gem of a number  performed by the talented Adam Lambert when he was 22-years-old.  Listen – I […]

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Adam Levine’s Incredible 2014 Cover Of Prince’s Purple Rain 


There have been many memorable tributes to Prince since his untimely and unexpected death a few days ago.  However, this cover of Purple Rain featuring Adam Levine and Pat Monahan’s band Train pretty much blew my mind. It was performed in 2014 at a birthday party for Howard Stern. The Howard Stern Show unveiled this video […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Top 12 Live Shows. 


  Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice   Now, this is the stage where The Voice takes on a more serious tone. We are entering the live show phase where the Top 12 singers, voted through by a combination of voters and judges selection, take to the stage. On Monday, April 18th, the Top 12 singers will attempt to […]

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MasterClass Monday: David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco Perform A Singularly Magnificent Version Of The Prayer


   Update: I just received an email from Richard Parkinson that he did not arrange this song. I trusted a site source and should have gone to the main source – Richard.  However, I still know Richard to be an incredible arranger and he has worked with many singers, including David Archuleta, in the past […]

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Classical Crossover Star Fernando Varela Signs Record Deal With Deutsche Grammophon of Germany


   Picture Credit: Mascioli Entertainment Here on this little ole’ blog of mine, I have repeatedly said that Reality Television Singing Competitions can only take you so far. There is a long road ahead for artists who crave fame and good fortune or, at the very least, a decent income on which to survive for the […]

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