Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: August 27th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: ‘Back Hoff’ the talent!
By Jaya Saxena

The real challenge of the human spirit returned to NBC yesterday in the form of America’s Got Talent. Sure, winning 8 gold medals for swimming is impressive, but would Michael Phelps be able to withstand a critique from…
Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch –

‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: ‘Back Hoff’ the talent!
Entertainment Weekly – USA

The real challenge of the human spirit returned to NBC yesterday in the form of America’s Got Talent. Sure, winning 8 gold medals for swimming is impressive …read more

3 Doors Down, Bo Bice, Gloria Gaynor And Others Sign On For Jerry Lewis Telethon
CKTB – St. Catherines,ON,Canada

3 Doors Down, Bo Bice and Gloria Gaynor are among the artists taking part in the annual Jerry Lewis telethon, kicking off August 31st and wrapping September …read more

ET Exclusive: Jennifer Hudson On Singing For Barack Obama – Jacksonville,FL,USA

Jennifer Hudson broke the news to ET that she feels honored to sing the national anthem on the night Barack Obama accepts the nomination for president at …read more

Jennifer Hudson: Star-spangled belter
Entertainment Weekly – USA

People reports that Barack Obama has booked Jennifer Hudson to sing the national anthem on Thursday night, before his acceptance speech at Denver’s Mile …read more

We hear: Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Affleck, Jennifer Hudson
Boston Herald – United States

That Barack Obama personally enlisted Oscar winner – and ex- ”American Idol” wannabe – Jennifer Hudson to sing the National Anthem Thursday night when he …read more

Barack Obama asks Jennifer Hudson to sing the National Anthem
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

Barack Obama has asked “American Idol” contestant and Oscar-winning “Dreamgrls” actress Jennifer Hudson to sing at the Democratic National Convention in …read more

Former “American Idol” Jennifer Hudson To Sing National Anthem At Democratic Convention
Denver, CO (CNS)
– Former “American Idol” Jennifer Hudson is living the dream. Following her turn on the singing reality show she landed a part in the movie …read more

David Archuleta in Dallas (Videos and Fan Stories and Pictures …
By Jenny of FansOfDavid.Com

David Archuleta will be a music legend. He was born to sing and to inspire people with his voice… After the concert we went to the meet and greet… Archie was amazing and very gracious. You must have seen the pictures already of him with …read more

Review: David Archuleta – “Crush”
The first post-show single by American Idol runner-up David Archuleta is taking off like lightning on pop singles charts. He appears to be as hot with pop audiences as…
About Top 40 / Pop –

A few questions … with your American Idols!
Palm Beach Post – FL, United States

By Leslie Gray Streeter I’m not saying that a bite-sized bit of interaction with David Cook, Ramiele Malubay, Jason Castro and Brooke White, …read more

‘Idol’s’ fourth judge may be one too many – St. Petersburg,FL,USA

Due respect to David Cook and Jordin Sparks, but the past two Idol seasons have felt hobbled by a collection of mostly underwhelming contestants (yes, …read more

David Cook Fans Host Power & Light Benefit for American Cancer Society
MyFox Kansas City – Kansas City,MO,USA

On Saturday before the concert, organizers with are putting together a fundraiser at the Power and Light District to benefit the American …read more

Idol’s Earl Stevenson Eliminated After Nearly 4 Million Vote
Canada NewsWire (press release) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada

26 /CNW/ – With only two weeks to go before Canada crowns its next Canadian Idol, host Ben Mulroney revealed live on CTV tonight this season’s Top 3. …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


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