The Voice Recap: Ricky Manning & Reagan James boldly surge through intricate songs (10/21/14)

The final battle night in The Voice ended with a groovy bang, courtesy of two young singers who surrendered to their songs and let loose from start to finish. Ricky Manning finally found his bearings after months of playing in the streets, unleashing his ability to permeate soulful vocals. And then there’s 15-year old Reagan James (left, on photo in this recap) who was a pro in both her artistic abilities and live performance. Here’s our recap for this episode. Team Pharrell. This team’s last pairing tested a music school-trained singer’s chops, Brittany Butler, against a street-savvy performer in the…

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The Voice Recap: Taylor Brashears, Toia Jones & DaNica Shirey push limits, assert dominance (10/20/14)

Week 2 of The Voice’s battle rounds was another high moment this season as the artists pushed their limits further from what we’ve already seen during their blind auditions. From tonight’s duets, two stood out: the power sing-off between Toia Jones and DaNica Shirey at the end of the show and Taylor Brashears’ uber poise in her battle with Bree Fondacaro. One battle ended on a high note while the other showed a kind of singing prowess that can’t just be ignored. I’m referring to Taylor’s knock-out attitude on stage that speaks volumes of confidence, fierceness and power. Let’s start…

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Shark Tank Recap: Kevin O’Leary demands 50% stake for professional female caddy services (10/17/14)

Business plans anchored on services come occasionally on Shark Tank and today is one of those exceptional days when the Sharks are offered a chance to invest in Meghan Tarmey  (photo in this recap)for The Caddy Girls. Meghan offered a chance for the Sharks to get involved in the business of golf caddying and the potential to get the professional services of females into the golf market. Unfortunately, she hit a wall when a majority of her prospective investors failed to see how the business can go big given its nature. Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary demanded a 50% stake and…

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The Biggest Loser Recap: Matt Miller springs back, pushes limits with Mike Murburg (10/16/14)

The 6th week of The Biggest Loser: Glory Days will be remembered as the time where Matt Miller (photo in this recap) and Mike Murburg found friendship as the biggest push factor in their recovery from personal setbacks. Last week, Matt was automatically eliminated from the ranch after registering a three-pound loss that fell below the red line. In Comeback Canyon, Matt recovered his bearings in the company of Mike and Bob Harper. Whether Matt’s change of attitude and perspective were due to the absence of the pressure in the ranch or simply an acceptance of the “nothing-to-lose” mindset, there…

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The Voice Recap: Pop, rock & reggae flourish in Menlik Zergabachew & Troy Ritchie battle (10/14/14)

Night 2 of The Voice’s battle rounds was a fantastic extension of two of last night’s patent feats: the creative process involving the coaches and guest mentors as well as the flawless execution of lessons learned by the artists. Tonight, the small tweaks employed by Gwen Stefani and hubby Gavin Rossdale created a brilliant fusion of pop, rock and reggae that made Menlik Zergabachew and Troy Ritchie the coolest dudes in the battles. Last night, Alicia Keys’ brilliance was key to the best duet (Luke Wade vs. Griffin); tonight, the honor went to Gwen and Gavin with the unusual pairing…

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