Listen to Song Previews From Tim Halperin’s Upcoming Album, Rise & Fall

Tim Halperin’s full-length debut album, Rise & Fall,  is set to be released in just under two weeks on September 27 via iTunes.

Check out the video below for song previews from Rise & Fall, including: “I Wanna Fall in Love,” “Crash Course to Hollywood,” “I Gotta Know,” “Pretty Girls,” “New York,” and “American Fame”!

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Music Review >> Glee Cast – “New York”

Included in the last batch of Glee tracks which could be heard in last week’s season two finale “New York” were four new original songs, Matthew Morrison’s latest single, and one of the best duets from the entire season.

It wouldn’t truly be Glee without one final mash-up of the season. The mash-up of Madonna’s “I Love New York” with On The Town’s “New York, New York” is interesting. Glee definitely sped up the tempo from the original Madonna song, which gave it more of a pop feel and kind of took away the song’s edge. I did like Cory Monteith (Finn) and Naya Rivera (Santana) on lead vocals together. It’s nice to mix up the Lea Michele/Monteith leads every so often. I like that Glee kind of put in the effort this season to let Rivera shine a little more.

I couldn’t help, but crack up a little at Mark Salling (Puck), Chord Overstreet (Sam), and Kevin McHale’s (Artie) “Bella Notte,” which is from Disney’s Lady and The Tramp. It’s one of those songs that you don’t expect to hear on Glee, but it’s still just oh-so charming. The song is sung well by all three guys. I like that it’s not overtly cheesy, and would fit nicely alongside other tracks on your Glee playlist.

Matt Morrison (Will) took a turn in the spotlight with “Still Got Tonight,” which was co-written by American Idol season eight winner, Kris Allen. The song is Morrison’s current single off of his recently released debut album. Crossover promotion at it’s finest! I really like this song. I think it’s a great mid-tempo pop track that I hope does well for Morrison.

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Behind the ‘Glee’ >> “New York”

Season two of Glee comes to a close tomorrow night with it’s finale entitled, “New York.” Check out what Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith had to say about filming in New York!

Also, Michael Ausiello over at TV|Line just posted a sneak preview of the “I Love New York”/”New York, New York” mash-up performance from tomorrow night’s episode!

Who’s excited for tomorrow night’s episode?

Kris Allen Covers “Stand By Me” During Berklee City Music Tour Stop

During the first stop of the Berklee City Music Tour in New York, Kris Allen decided to “wing it” and perform a ridiculously awesome cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.”

Check out video of Kris’s performance below!

Follow the cut for more video from the New York show!

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President Obama Announces Osama bin Laden is Dead

I usually don’t get political on my blog, but last night (May 1) something big happened. Around 11:30 EST, President Barack Obama confirmed what all the major news outlets had been reporting on for about an hour, that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

I don’t know if I’ll always remember where I was or what I was doing when this announcement was made, but I will never forget the morning of September 11, 2001 when my mom woke me up to let me know that there had been an attack on the United States in New York.

At the time, I was 18-years-old and about to begin my sophomore year of college. I spent the day flipping between various news outlets on TV, trying to wrap my mind around everything that had happened that day.

 Here is the President’s speech, which he delivered ever so eloquently last night.

Cheers to the men and women overseas fighting on our behalf and to the US Intelligence. Thank you for all that you do.

God Bless the USA.

NKOTBSB Perform on ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years’ Eve’

All I really can say about the NKOTBSB performance from last night is that it was such a great improvement from the hot mess performance from the AMAs.

The Backstreet Boys sounded so much better last night, although I think the definitely were out-performed by the New Kids. (This is something I never thought I would see myself say. But, it’s true.) I do have to add that the high note Brian Littrell hit during “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” was fantastic, and took  me straight back to high school.

Check out there performance from NYE below!

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