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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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We Love Disney CD Produced By David Foster Is Available Now


  Now what do we have here?   David Foster’s prolific mind never stops ticking does it?    Look at the lineup of artists in this great new Disney-themed CD.  They cross all genres and, with Disney at the center of their collective performances, this CD is destined for great success.  Here is some noteworthy […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Three Show With Videos


   Here are my picks for Week 3 on America’s Got Talent Season 10.  Did they jive with yours? Comment below.  DJ Smart, Freelusion Dance Company, Dancer:  Uh Oh!  Competition from last week’s act, Freckled Sky.  And he was excellent.  I think Freckled Sky  has the edge, especially since Howard Stern gifted them with the […]

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Okay Shania Fans: A Blast From The Past. 


 This performance of the Timmins High And Vocational School Band brought a smile to my face. Recorded sometime in the 80s, many of my vocalists were dedicated members of this band, conducted here by Joe Bilenki.  Those kids were so dedicated to their music. They lived the art – as instrumentalists and singers – and […]

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Scott Borchetta Speaks Out About The Quentin/Harry Brouhaha 


   Through all the years that I have been watching American Idol, Ihave never seen such a spectacle as what was displayed on the Wednesday, April 15th Performance show. Whether it was scripted or spontaneous, it was quite a ride. I still giggle like a school girl when I think about it.  In a nutshell, […]

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MasterClass Monday: Mandy Patinkin’s Glorious Performance Of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”


How often will you hear a male singer performing “Somewhere Ofer The Rainbow”? Not too often. Originally performed by Judy Garland in “The Wizard Of Oz”, we normally associate this song with a female vocalist. However, this performance by Mandy Patinkin erased any doubt that a male singer, with the right voice and artistic sensibility, […]

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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: This Officer Knows How To Shake Off A Boring Patrol Day


Welcome to the return of MasterClass Monday. I know this video can hardly be perceived as a MasterClass Vocal Masterpiece but, as far as comedy goes, with the aim to induce belly laughs, Officer Jeff Davis packs a musical comedic punch. The video was produced by The Dover Police Department in Delaware in an effort […]

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Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York Special To Air December 16th and December 17th


Ah, yes. This picture says it all, doesn’t it? Babs and Michael. Michael and Babs. Can this annual Michael Buble Christmas Special get any better? Barbra Streisand and Michael Bublé truly are two of my favorite singers on the planet. I have been a champion of both artists from Day One because each offer gifts […]

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A MasterClass Moment: Barbra Streisand And Jimmy Fallon Sing A Medley Of Duets


Are you kidding me? Seriously? Barbra and Jimmy together = woweewowow!! Yes, I am at a loss for words and I apologize for this. But it is not every day you see La Streisand perform live and in color on TV. So, I was transfixed watching this video from Monday’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. […]

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