Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: August 26th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

Kara DioGuardi joins `Idol’ judges for NYC tryouts
The Associated Press –

DioGuardi, the freshly-installed fourth “Idol” critic, joined Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson in a public show of solidarity Tuesday afternoon …read more

Fourth `Idol’ judge a straight-shooting hitmaker
Scooching in between Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson sounds intimidating, if not a little scary.
eSearchNet News – Entertainment…read more

Blake Shelton’s “Home” Celebrated
Great American Country – Nashville,TN,USA

The performing rights organization BMI, which represents songwriters, paid homage to Blake’s single and to the composers — pop singer Michael Buble, >>>read more

Taylor Hicks before Idol
Tb Television – Thunder Bay,ON,Canada

If you want to hear how Taylor Hicks sounded before he wonAmerican Idol, he’s happy to give you the unvarnished version. Hicks’ two independent albums, …read more

Ace Young To Join Grease On Broadway
Hollyscoop – Los Angeles,CA,USA

In fact, Ace is joining AI winner Taylor Hicks in the Grease cast. He plays the part of Teen Angel. You can find more info at >>> read more

Simon Cowell Touts Wild Card Reveal On NBC’S “America’s Got Talent”
The Futon Critic – By Jim Halterman San Jose,CA,USA

Simon Cowell is a man with an eye for talent and success. While “American Idol” preps for a new season starting in January, “The X Factor” …click here to read more

Songwriter Kara DioGuardi joins ‘American Idol’ panel
By Bill Keveney and Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY

American Idol’s judging trio is now a quartet.
Kara DioGuardi, a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has penned hits for Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera, will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul for the Fox singing competition’s eighth season, which starts in January…click here to read more

Will Kara DioGuardi be a female Simon Cowell?

Meet Kara DioGuardi, a Grammy-nominated songwriter who will be the new fourth judge on American Idol, sitting right next to Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell trio.
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New faces on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘American Idol’
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA

ABC unveiled the cast for the highly rated Dancing With the Stars, while Fox’s American Idol broke the news that it’s turning its judging threesome into a …click here to read more

American Idol News: Obama Taps Jennifer Hudson For Anthem; New AI …
Cinema Blend – USA

By Glen Boyd: 2008-08-26 02:42:57 American Idol may be off the tube for this year, but that dosesn’t stop the weekly karaoke fest and ratings juggernaut …click here to read more

Jason Castro, other American Idols talk about their new realities
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA

… Hours before he took the stage at American Airlines Center, Jason Castro already knew that this stop on the American Idol tour would be his highlight. …click here to read more

Top 4 perform songs from the ‘Anne Murray Songbook’ – Canada

Canadian Idol’s Top 4 took the stage singing songs from the ‘Anne Murray Songbook,’ after mentoring with the legendary songstress this week. …click here to read more

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

2 Responses to “Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: August 26th, 2008”

  1. I don’t have an article to link, but feel compelled to express my opinion that American Idol has made the wrong selection for their new judge… should have been YOU, MCL!! I’m sure many agree with me….can I get an AMEN? 😉


  2. Awww-hazelnut. Thank you so much. However, truth be told, I would love to work personally with the singers, as Debra Byrd does. But, I love her and so do the singers, so I don’t think that will ever happen.

    But my strengths really do lie in the process of training the voice and not in the quick fix method necessary for judging the singers. I’ve never been in that position, so it’s hard to say if it would work for me.

    But, I am perfectly happy hear, communicating with my readers and, at times, some of the singers.

    Thanks so much again, Hazelnut! You put a 🙂 on my face!


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