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I am a freelance writer who specializes in music and entertainment journalism. This is my life, my passion and I can't imagine doing anything else.

Doobies Do It Right In Jersey

10/18/2012 3:20pm EDT
The Doobie Brothers
The Classics never die, that was evident on Tuesday night when the Doobie Brothers played the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown, NJ. I was looking forward to the show since I was meeting up with an old friend and wanted to shake up my musical landscape a bit and give something new a try since it’s a bad I would not normally gravitate too. Since it’s something I didn’t want to do alone, I took a friend along to enjoy the concert with me. Truth be told the band was suited more to her age bracket than mind the average age was adults in their fifties, I guess all my efforts get...

Punta Cana 'The Jersey Housewives' Are On Display

10/4/2011 7:38am EDT
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
In Punta the drama continues as Teresa continues to lament over Kathy’s comments that were taken out of context. It looks like Teresa is looking for a fight and wants to continue to hold a grudge against her saintly cousin. Kathy tries to reiterate to the group that her comment was not even aimed at Teresa but just how she felt in general and the group tells her not to worry, they know what she meant. Kathy still takes responsibility and Ritchie tries to smooth things over with Joe Guidice and it seems like Joe doesn’t want to deal with the problem or his wife anymore, as he is sick over h...

Royalty Reigns On 'Drop Dead Diva'

9/20/2011 11:53pm EDT
Drop Dead Diva
On Last night’s episode of Drop Dead Diva the term “diva” was in full effect as Kim and Stacy got their claws out and Grayson and Owen battle it out. At the apartment Stacy is pestering Jane about whether or not she has had a chance to review her contract. Jane tells Stacy to be patient, she just got it and she had a date with Owen the night before. As Jane tries to talk to Stacy about, Stacy asks if they can talk about later because she just wants to talk about her problems. Stacy tells Jane that she is concerned because it seems like her co-star and boyfriend Brian has photo approval an...

TMI Invades The Lives Of 'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey'

9/14/2011 10:20am EDT
This week’s episode of the Jersey Housewives explored innuendos, innocence insensitivity touching more nerves than one person can take. One thing always seems to be a constant on the housewives series and tonight’s episode was no exception as it focused on the never-ending Gorga-Guidice feud at Miliana’s fifth birthday party and the a charity 5k run that got the whole cast involved leading to more drama adding fuel to the fire that has been ignited by the housewives themselves.

The episode begins with the whole cast gearing up for a charity 5K run. The run aimed at helping these housewive...

Gossip And Innuendo Are The Name Of The Game On 'Drop Dead Diva'

9/7/2011 8:55am EDT
Drop Dead Diva
It seems like gossip and innuendo are the name of the game in Drop Dead Diva. The episode opens in Jane’s apartment with her and Stacy preparing breakfast and chatting before work. Jane dishes with Stacy about her successful date with judge French. She tells Stacy she really enjoyed her date with the judge and gives her all the romantic details and tells Stacy she hopes he’ll call again. Stacy interrupts her and confesses her guilt for kissing her co-star Bryan and her attraction to him and doesn’t know how or what to tell Fred. Jane tells Stacy not to hurt Fred and tell him the truth as ...

Perceptions and Lies on Diva

8/26/2011 3:11pm EDT
Drop Dead Diva
Sunday’s episode of Drop Dead Diva began with Jane being distraught over Grayson’s continued sadness and disappointment about losing the loves of his life. Jane asks Fred to take Grayson out. Fred mistakenly thinks Jane wants him to murder Grayson, she says no she wants him to take Grayson out to make him feel better. She also says she feels it will help Fred feel more like a man, bonding in a relaxing setting over beers and gripping about their problems. Meanwhile, Kim and Parker go to see Dr. Audrey Foley whom they think is in the middle of a divorce dispute but find out it’s quite diffe...

Romantic Indiscretions Dominate 'Drop Dead Diva'

8/16/2011 7:58am EDT
He said, She said
Season 3, Episode 8: Romantic indiscretions and entanglements are the focus of this week’s episode of Drop Dead Diva and ends up a battle of “He said, She said”.

Jane arrives to work to find out she was late for the morning staff meeting, so Terri gives her a peace offering to get on Parker’s good side his favorite sandwich. Jane decides to apologize to Parker in purpose and walks in on Bobbie and him in a compromising position. Jane is shocked and horrified and decides to take a breather on the balcony.

Fred finds Jane on th...

Family Comes First For 'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey'

8/16/2011 7:41am EDT
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Episode 13: Child's Play No More: Sunday's episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey centered on mothers and daughters as the housewives dealt with various issues concerning their young and all dealt with it in different ways. From Weight loss and self-acceptance, to self-respect and disrespect the Jersey moms had their hands full.

We find Teresa trying to coordinate a family photo shoot for her new cookbook but as the girls act up arguing and making faces, the photographers get frustrated and shut it down. They tell Teresa to take a break and they’ll try again in an hour but a temperam...

Vertical Horizon Rocks Mohegan Sun

7/27/2011 10:15pm EDT
Vertical Horizon
Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, Connecticut, is best known for its casinos, gambling and trendy shops, but there is a hidden gem called the Wolf Den that houses some of the industry’s hottest music of the 80’s, 90’s and beyond. The Wolf Den is located on the heart of the casino floor in the beautiful Casino of the Earth. The venue itself is unique in the fact that it’s a small intimate venue so seating is on a first come, first serve basis only. On this night, I was there to see Vertical Horizon. The band has seemed to become regulars, as they've played there at least once every year.

'America's Got Talent' Tightens Up As Acts Advance To Semi Finals

7/21/2011 11:45am EDT
Steve Retchless
Live from Hollywood, It’s the results of America's Got Talent, time to find out who will move on to the semi-finals and get the chance at a million dollars and have their own Vegas act. Host Nick Cannon explains to the audience that the audience votes choose the three acts who make it through to the semi-finals with the fourth act being chosen by the judges. First up for elimination, The Rhinestone Ropers, Thomas Johns and Silhouettes. Cannon asks Sharon whom she thinks the audience has put through. Sharon says it’s pretty obvious from the acts standing up there that silhouettes is moving ...

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