70TH Annual Tony Awards Set To Entertain You With Incredible And Memorable Performances. 


You  Picture Credit: The Tonys/CBS Get ready to be dazzled by some of the finest performers on the planet when the Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th on CBS from 8:00 – 11:00 PM.   This is the music which defines me as an artist and as a teacher.  The vast array of styles […]

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The Voice’s Christina Grimmie Dies After Concert Shooting


Picture Credit: ChristinaGrimmie.Com What is this world coming to?  This is just so sad and incredibly heartbreaking.  Christina Grimmie, a Season 6 competitor on Team Adam in the NBC series, The Voice, was inexplicably murdered after an Orlando Concert at Plaza Live early on Saturday, June 11th.  Christina was signing autographs after the show when […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Preliminary Auditions Week Two


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC The picture above this article says it all. Look at that zany bunch of characters!  Their playful expressions and mannerisms speak volumes and explain why this show has been such a pleasurable and entertaining presence in our lives every summer.  It is such a gem of a show and the […]

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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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Cooking MasterChef Discussion For MasterChef Season 7: Battle For The White Apron Part 1. 


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Good Heavens. I can’t believe I forgot to add a blog topic for the MasterChef Season 7 Premiere which aired this evening at 8:00 PM on Fox. I am grateful that my DVR saved the day – I always have my favorite shows scheduled in advance so – phew!  I am good […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 11 Premiere: Simon’s Back!


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC It’s summer!  Well, almost – but, as I write this, the sun is shining and you can smell and feel the warm weather in the air.  So, good times ahead for all!  And with the warmer weather comes our favorite summer time reality show – America’s Got Talent. However, I […]

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MasterClass Memorial Day Monday: Katharine McPhee And Trent Harmon’s 2016 Performance At The National Memorial Day Concert 


As I write this article about Katharine McPhee’s and Trent Harmon’s beautiful performances at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC which  aired on PBS on May 29th, I am also watching the CNN coverage of President Obama’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery. These tributes deserve your time – today and always.   I […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Top 4 Finale


Well, here we go The Voice fans. The Season 10 Finale is upon us.  As I have not been able to regularly follow the show this season, I have no idea who is the  favorite to win. Do you?   The four finalists, Adam Wakefield, Alisan Porter, Hannah Huston and Laith Al-Saadi, will perform for your votes […]

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MasterClass Monday: Steven Spielberg Inspires Us To Listen To The Whisper. 


Happy Monday to all of you! And to my Canadian readers, Happy Victoria Day! Below, you will find a 2.11 minute video chock full of inspiration, delivered by the incomparable filmmaker and visionary, Steven Spielberg.  You can access the entire speech HERE and it is worthy of your time to listen and be inspired.  However, the […]

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Important Notice 


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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iTunes Download Links For The Top 9 Singers On Season 10 Of The Voice


Here are the iTunes links for the Top 11 on The Voice Season 10, with special thanks to MJsBigBlog.Com for the info.  Remember – by downloading the contestant’s song on iTunes, you can ensure victory for your favorite singer if they manage to enter into the Top 10 on iTunes. Any singer that enters the […]

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


Picture Credit: The Voice/NBC We are down to the Top 9 of Season 10 of The Voice.  Below, you will find the names of the remaining singers. I will add the iTunes Links to their numbers in a separate blog topic.  Team Pharrell Hannah Huston Team Blake Adam Wakefield Mary Sarah Paxton Ingram Team Christina […]

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MasterClass Monday: Jackie Evancho Crosses Over To The Pop Genre With a Gorgeous Performance Of Her New Song – Apocalypse


Picture Credit: JackieEvancho.Com Update: May 9th, 2016 9:00 PM Eastern.  If you wish to join Jackie Evancho’s Facebook Page, please click HERE Now, this is the Jackie Evancho I have been waiting for!  She is finally singing with the full complement of her enormous vocal ability. But, more on this in a bit.  As Runner-Up […]

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ITunes Download Links For The Voice Season 10 Top 10 Singers


Here are the iTunes links for the Top 11 on The Voice Season 10, with special thanks to MJsBigBlog.Com for the info.  Remember – by downloading the contestant’s song on iTunes, you can ensure victory for your favorite singer if they manage to enter into the Top 10 on iTunes. Any singer that enters the […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Top 10 Live Show


Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice We are down to the Top 10 and the competition is still pretty keen.  Below, you will find the names of the remaining singers.   I will add the iTunes Links to their numbers in a separate blog topic.  Team Pharrell Hannah Huston Daniel Passino Team Blake Adam Wakefield Mary Sarah Paxton […]

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MasterClass Monday: American Idol Season 11 Finalist DeAndre Brackensick’s Incredible Performance Of Pretty Wings


I don’t know how DeAndre Brackensick lost the American Idol Season 11 win.  Don’t. Know. How!  Seriously – listen to his relaxed, spontaneous, meticulous vocal of Pretty Wings (featured below this article)  and then you decide if American Idol dropped the ball with this unbelievably gifted and charismatic young artist.  Not only does he have […]

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Classical Crossover Artist Fernando Varela Manifests A Meet And Greet With Oprah Winfrey 


I Picture Credit: FernandoVarela.Com Have you ever heard the of manifestation?  No?  Me either – until yesterday. I knew this phenomenon by the name of visualization but, at the end of the day, who cares what name you give it as long as it works – correct?  Check out the very cool picture and the […]

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David Cook Meets Vice President Joe Biden At The Race For Hope Benefit Concert


Picture Credit: DavidCookOfficial.Com This picture made me smile. Season 7 American Idol winner, David Cook, was fortunate to meet Vice-President Joe Biden at the benefit concert, Race For Hope 2016.  The Race For Hope concert is an annual event and the proceeds support the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.  David Cook’s brother, Adam, […]

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ITunes Download Links For The Voice Season 10 Top 11 Singers


Here are the iTunes links for the Top 11 on The Voice Season 10, with special thanks to MJsBigBlog.Com for the info.  Remember –  by downloading the contestant’s song on iTunes, you can ensure victory for your favorite singer if they manage to enter into the Top 10 on iTunes.  Any singer that enters the […]

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Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 10 Of The Voice: The Top 11 Live Shows. 


  Picture Credit: NBC/The Voice  I was shocked to see that Emily Keener was eliminated last week.  Although there are still very strong singers remaining with The Voice Season 10, I thought she was one of the strongest.  She possessed great stage presence and sang with amazing technical skill. What a shame.  For this very reason, […]

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