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Hello everyone.  My dear, sweet father-in-law passed away today at the age of 97 years. He lived a wonderful, full life and was cherished by all who had the good fortune to know him.  Therefore, I will not be adding topics over the next few days as we are preparing his memorial service and, of […]

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How To Prevent Your Apple Watch From Locking While On Your Wrist


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
?? ? Are you one of the bzillions of people who have trouble keeping your Apple Watch unlocked after entering the passcode when you first place it on your wrist?? Wow. Look at all the virtual hand raises! ?So many elevated hands, so little time, so little solutions.? Well, actually,…

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Spoiler: ITunes Download Links For The Voice Season 10 Top 12 Singers


Here are the iTunes links for the Top 12, with special thanks to MJsBigBlog.Com for the info.   Daniel Passino – Team Pharrell – Human Nature by Michael Jackson – Download from iTunes Emily Keener – Team Pharrell – Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley – Download from iTunes Hannah Huston – Team Pharrell – Something’s […]

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Vocal MasterClass Article For The American Idol Season 15 Top 8: Grammy Award Winning Songs. 


By: Rosanne Simunovic Although all 10 singers performed this week, two were eliminated at the end of the show. Therefore, since I am on vacation for a month or so and have limited time to write these MasterClass articles , I will critique only the Top 8 singers. Also, if any of the singers or […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Blind Auditions Week One


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC Please forgive me. I totally forgot that The Voice Season 10 Premiere was starting this evening.  Thank you to one of my readers, Vonnie, for unfreezing my brain.   It has already aired on the East Coast but I am right on time for the West Coast Feed which begins […]

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Vocal MasterClass Article For American Idol Season 15 Top 10


Finally – my evaluations for the Top 10. I love writing these Vocal Masterclass articles for the American Idol performances and feel sad knowing that this will be the last year for these publications. It has been one fun and joyous ride and you – the MCL community – have made this journey particularly special.  […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For American Idol Season 15: The Farewell Season Continues in San Francisco And Little Rock


   Picture Credit: Fox/American Idol Last night’s American Idol Season 15 Premiere Part One showcased some pretty solid singers.  If you didn’t have a chance to watch the show, I added some COMMENTS about some of the singers who were featured in Wednesday’s program.   I also picked my three favorite singers from Wednesday’s show.  […]

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American Idol: The Farewell Season. Who Will Be The Other Half Of The Kelly Clarkson Bookend? 


  Picture Credit: Fox/AmericanIdol  It is going to be a bittersweet experience when American Idol launches its Farewell Season at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 6th and Thursday, January 4th on Fox. And, in my mind, I have always felt that the winner of Season 15 would turn out to be an important and powerful force […]

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Steve Jobs – The Man In The Machine Rings In The New Year On CNN


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
I?? Happy New Year One And All. I hope this year brings you peace, prosperity, good health and joy. ?We all need these elements in our lives ?- now more than ever before. Therefore, ?as we look ahead to 2016, ?I wish you only the very best that life can…

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Season 9 Top 10 Live Show


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC My deepest apologies. I forgot to add a topic for last week’s session of The Voice.   I have not been watching this show on a regular basis so I am leaving it up to all of you out there to fill me in.  Here is what is happening this […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The Live PlayOffs 


   Vocal Credit: The Voice/NBC Well, well, well. Isn’t this special?  The Voice has decided to spice things up a little and add a new and exciting twist to the the wild card format. Here is what I have garnered from The Voice’s Wikipedia Page: “The Live Playoffs comprises episodes 15, 16, and 17 (the results show). […]

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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For The Voice Season 9: The KnockOut Rounds Begin


   Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC I don’t know about all of you but I am slightly obsessed with the photos of the Season 9 judges for The Voice. They are beyond cool and perfectly capture the star chemistry of this particular grouping of judges: Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.  Plus, Adam still […]

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The Voice Season 9 Premieres This Week With The Blind Auditions 


   Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice The ninth season of the American reality talent show The Voice will premiere on Monday, September 21, 2015 on NBC at 8:00 PM. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will return as coaches for the season. To open this week’s show, each of the coaches will be singing […]

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Tim Cook To Appear On Late Show With Stephen Colbert On September 2015


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
"Siri, put Apple CEO Tim Cook on my calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 15. Oh, and come up with some questions to ask him." http://t.co/mXutum0Bp6 — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 12, 2015 I knew there was a reason I loved Stephen Colbert. I was waiting for this announcement and – voilà-…

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Surprise! Taylor Swift’s New Album – 1989 – To Stream On Apple Music On June 30th 


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
?? Well, that didn’t take long, did it? ? Looks like Taylor Swift and Apple made “nice, nice” after this past week’s -uhm – “misunderstanding“. According to Taylor Swift’s Twitter account, the popular recording artist has decided to release her 1989 Album for streaming on Apple Music.? Apple Music is…

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 5


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Welcome to Week 5 of America’s Got Talent Season 10!   If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show, where the majority of the acts were of the “extreme, daredevil” variety.  It wasn’t my favorite episode, as I much prefer the indoor acts. What […]

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CNN Premieres Eight-Part Series About The Seventies. Episode One: Television Gets Real


   Picture Credit: #SeventiesCNN Last year, CNN aired the award -winning 10-part documentary, The Sixties.  It was just wonderful and it always left me wanting more.  Most episodes were an only an hour long and easily could have been stretched to a two hour- time frame without losing viewer interest.  This year, CNN is focusing on The […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4/3 Performance Show. 


By: Rosanne Simunovic Okay, so this week, all the Top 4 singers sang even though it was a Top 3 show. I am so confused. Seriously, this show changes the rules every week. Anyway, let us move forward to my Vocal Masterclass evaluations and I welcome your commentary and suggestions after the read!

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Masterclass Memo To American Idol: Lengthen The Performance Time Frame And More. So.Much.More. 


Am I the only one who detests the watered down time frame for the performances by the American Idol finalists?  Yes, they can squeeze in two songs in two hours but, after watching the full – length performances on The Voice, I much prefer the “quality over the quantity” mentality of arranging songs.  The 90-minute […]

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Vocal Masterclass Article For American Idol Season XIV Top 4 Show: Personal and Judges’ Hometowns Choice 


By: Rosanne Simunovic We are getting down to the wire now. In just three weeks, we will be crowning a new American Idol and this Top 4 are pulling out every trick in the book to be the last woman or man standing. I was so sad to see the elimination of Tyanna. Like really […]

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