Kris Allen – Infinity Music Hall – Canceled due to Snow

You may have seen on the sidebar that I was planning on going to see Kris Allen at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT February 13.  But as my luck would have it, a huge snow storm decided to come and I made the decision that I wouldn’t be going unless things looked much, much better than what they were anticipating.  Fortunately, the night before I received this email from the venue – the show would be canceled and all tickets refunded.  I am hoping that perhaps they can work out another date with Kris in the future (Spring or Summer, perhaps?) because I do really like this venue!  I do have tickets to see him in Fairfield on the 19th so I won’t be missing him entirely and I am keeping my fingers crossed that more snow won’t be coming by to mess with my plans again!  (Kris ended up scheduling a last minute show in NYC instead the night of the 13)


Product Review: Roger Love Singing Academy

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

rogerRoger Love’s Singing Academy has already helped thousands of people, including stars like Jeff Bridges and Anthony Robbins, Selena Gomez and John Mayer, find their voice and learn to communicate effectively. Whether you are a professional singer, sing in your church choir, or just want to hear how good your voice really can sound, Roger Love’s Singing Academy can coach you.

In five weeks I can teach you the basics of mastering all three of your voices – Chest, Middle and Head.


I’ve always been told that I’m a pretty decent singer – but it can’t hurt to try and get better, right? Now that I’m looking to become a Pop Star… but I’d hate to be that person that somehow always ends up behind me at concerts who can’t sing at all (yet they always seem to be the loudest and proudest?)

Week 1 begins with you recording yourself singing ‘Happy Birthday’, this is so that you have your “before” sound and can figure out what progress you’ve made when you complete the course and sing it again. Then you go into Vocal Evaluation. There are 2 videos one for males and one for females. And the final video is about Diaphragmatic Breathing.  (Turns out that it is a very good thing that I’m not a mouth breather!)

The videos are neat because Roger will go through things with you and then pause for you to sing along.  It’s almost as if he is in the room with you telling you you are doing beautifully and great!

Week 2 we have videos about the Larynx, How the Vocal Chords Work and Intro to Chest, Middle and Head Voice.

Roger has a lot of great advice and techniques for singing, a lot of stuff that I am sure many people don’t even think about before singing or trying to sing. There is really a lot that goes in to properly breathing and singing.

Week 3 is separated by Male and Female once again with different videos about Chest, Middle and Head Voice as well as a Special Message from Roger.

Week 4 gets into Vibrato and an Intro to Love Notes.  This is where the actual voice lessons begin!

That is how far I have gotten so far with my Academy Lessons, but I do plan to finish them out.  Maybe, if I’m feeling up to it, I’ll post a video in a bit of me singing after going through all the videos (but don’t count on it. I’m camera shy!)

If you think you are a singer or just want to improve your singing for the heck of it – be sure to check out Roger at  You can get access to 4 Free video lessons right now!  The 5 week course is just $297 , the 10 week course $497 and the Advanced 14 week course is just $997.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Book Review: The Science of Happily Ever After

happilyI was intrigued by the concept of The Science of Happily Ever After – What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love. Could you really figure out using science how to find love? I was also shocked when I saw the statistic that only 3 in 10 people find “happily ever after”, if everyone is looking for it, why do so few actually find it? What are we doing wrong?

Each chapter has a real person’s experience and then the book kind of mentions where things went wrong or right and how to better approach these kinds of situations. There isn’t a crystal ball that will tell us the outcome of a relationship, we have to try and piece these things together ourselves to figure out if it will be a good match.  Bad  decisions are made when we think traits are present in the potential mate that actually aren’t. (And remember – what you see is what you get!)

I found the most interesting chapter to be the one on Red Flags in Relationships. The real-life story was pretty amazing and unfortunately the couple dropped out of therapy so we don’t know what ended up happening!

After reading the book I’m still not sure if there really is a science for finding love, but the book has certainly given me a lot to think about and take in to consideration when looking for a relationship.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

In this playful and informative exploration of the science behind compatibility, Dr. Ty Tashiro explores how and why we fall in love. Dr. Tashiro, an acclaimed relationship psychologist, translates reams of scientific studies and research data into the first book to revolutionize the way we search for love. His own research has pinpointed why our decision making abilities seem to fail when it comes to love and how to rewire our brains to make smarter choices.

Illustrated using entertaining stories based on real-life situations and backed by scientific findings from fields such a demography, sociology, medical science and psychology, Dr. Tashiro provides an accessible framework to help singles find their happily-ever-afters.

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