Les Miserables: a conversation about what the movie means

   Here's is a conversation that I had with radio host Sharon DiCicca of Toronto's Radio Maria. Sharon is a wonderful host and producer and I think you will enjoy this show.  HMWN Radio Maria is a Canadian Catholic Radio Station based in Toronto.This is a link to the HMWN Radio Maria Audio Archives:Click here for the audio file: In conversation about the 2012 film"Les Miserables". -- Sharon DiCecco says:  -- -- To love another person is to see the face of … [Read more...]

The Voice – they are all winners but I am voting for Cassadee Pope (and she won!)

The Voice is a terrific show and as Season Three marched on these final three singers, Cassadee, Nicholas David, and Terry McDermott were voted through over and over. The judges didn't nit-pick (as much) as in Season Two and the show was always entertaining (especially watching a recording to skip commercials.)I think most of the singers that the judges "turned around for" during the audition/selection process could have made it; there are so many people "praying twice" out there, singing t … [Read more...]

Carrie Underwood to star in remake of “Sound of Music”

 Although nothing should surprise me anymore, I was fairly amused when I read this news on Facebook today. CNN Reports:Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens and Carrie Underwood as Maria?On Friday, NBC announced its plans to air a live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” starring Underwood as Maria, based on the original musical.The three-hour telecast is expected to air sometime during the 2013 holiday season.“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to … [Read more...]

Susan Boyle’s best yet: “Standing Ovation: the greatest songs from the stage” CD

  In 2009 I wrote a blog post "What should Susan Boyle sing next?" I said in part:Some may think a Disney soundtrack should be Susan's first release, but I think she could sing"Send in the Clowns" that so many famous artists have voiced before: Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey. "Send in the Clowns" was created for the British actress Glynis Johns (bn. 1923) who played Desiree in Sondheim's 1973 "A Little Night Music" based on Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film, … [Read more...]

Les Miserables preview: live singing (I dare you not to cry)

This is my #1 anticipated film with The Hobbit a close second. Les Miz opens in December. … [Read more...]