Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: September 3rd, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

‘Idol’ press conference introduces sleepy Chikezie, sick David …
The Grand Rapids Press – – Grand Rapids,MI,USA

Fischer also met and shook hands with Chikezie, Kristy Lee Cook, and runner-up David Archuleta, who fought a cold as he signed autographs and posed for …read more

David Archuleta’s New Single; “Crush”.
By StoneRose

Millions have already expressed their opinions on David’s new single; and millions more couldn’t care less. But here I am, nonetheless, to give my belated thoughts. By all means, Archie has me hooked. I love the kid, I really do….read more at StoneRose Valley –

Contest Winner(s) of Autographed Picture; David Archuleta Orders …
By Jenny

David Archuleta’s team is pulling ahead of the pack…I believe he was in third place the last time I was updated (the top 2 teams get announced on TV). Let’s make one last push! The deadline is September 5th. Instructions: …more at Fans of David –

Oprah, Mayor Daley and David Cook pay tribute to Olympic champs
By Tempo

Does Oprah control the weather? I submit that the temperature was pleasant and breezy during the 90-minute taping, which began at 10 am, but it turned decidedly chilly as soon as the Olympic rally was over. As the athletes exited though …read more at The Watcher –

BNA Records artist, American Idol alum Kellie Pickler to sing …</strong>
Four nights before she’s set to join a lineup of fellow country music stars performing at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, American Idol alum and BNA Records artist Kellie Pickler will pay tribute to her American roots by …read more at Headlines: Football –

Spears to open MTV Video Music Awards
The Associated Press –
Despite her train-wreck performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last year, the network confirms Spears will kick off the show once again…read more

Oprah Winfrey hosts Olympians in Chicago
The Associated Press –
Oprah Winfrey was taping the season premiere for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at a downtown park, and she invited 150 US Olympic athletes to join her…read more

LAST CHANCE: Rent, Boo, Whoopi and East 14th – New York,NY,USA

Taylor Hicks, Grease (Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre). Season five “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks croons one last time as Teen Angel in the …read more

Van Andel Arena presales: ‘American Idol,’ Kelly Clarkson/Reba … – MI,USA

Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids is jamming with activity, beginning with tonight’s “American Idols Live Tour.” In fact, I bumped into Tim Doty of …read more

FANTASIA SAYS SURGERY ENDED ‘PURPLE’ RUN: ‘American Idol’ champ … – Los Angeles,CA,USA

*Fantasia Barrino has come clean about why she left The Color Purple before its official end on Broadway. The actress said she developed a tumor on her …read more

New CD, TV special make Pickler a busy girl
WCNC (subscription) – Charlotte,NC,USA

The “American Idol” alum co-hosts “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” with Taylor Swift and Julianne Hough at 9 pm Sept…read more

New music site gives fans a cut of tune sales
The Associated Press –
But a new Web site is trying to make it profitable for music lovers to stay ahead of the curve — by paying them when other people purchase MP3s they’ve …read more

Drew Wright eliminated from Canadian Idol.
The rock legend stopped by Canadian Idol to mentor the Top 3 competitors and perform live. Drew’s elimination means Mitch MacDonald from Port Hood, NS, …read more at CTV Canada

Stevie Wonder honoured by US Library of Congress
LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 (Reuters)
– Stevie Wonder was named on Tuesday as the second recipient of the US Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song after singing for nearly five decades about love, joy and injustices in the …read more in Top Music News on AOL –

MDA Telethon’s $65 Million Breaks Record
Included in the lineup this year were Celine Dion, 3 Doors Down, Kid Rock, Sugarland, Ludacris, Tracy Lawrence, Menudo, Will Downing, Billy Bob Thornton, Jimmy Wayne, Lance Burton, Bo Bice, George Wallace, Gloria Gaynor, Joshua Bell,…read more
Accessibility News – Health –

George Clooney Parties for Barack Obama
By TheInsider(The Insider)

George Clooney helped raise big bucks for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign by appearing at two intimate events in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday night, says Reuters. The news organization says that around 170 donors paid $1000 each to …read more at The Insider Featured News –

Cook leads ‘Idol’ cast to arena
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader – Wilkes Barre,PA,USA

Cook, Archuelta, Brooke White, Carly Smithson, Chikezie, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay and Syesha Mercado are performing on …read more

Special thanks to Wadahoot for this wonderful idea. I welcome your news items in the comments section below this article.

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About Masterclass Lady

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

4 Responses to “Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: September 3rd, 2008”

  1. Just wanted to thank you for your many vocal tips. I have used many of them in my vocal lessons, and can say without a doubt that they really help! My range has increased by using your tips, not to mention the overall tone and quality of my vocals.

    I also appreciate keeping up with the American Idol contestants through you; keep up the good work!

    One more thing, if you follow the link on my name, you won’t get me, I’ve moved on from that address to this new one; I tried signing in on my new one, but WordPress wouldn’t let me; go figure. 🙂
    Just thought I’d save anyone interested a couple clicks, as you’d only be redirected following my name. 🙂

    Again, thanks for all you do here through your blog!


  2. Hi there StoneRose:

    I am so glad that my tips and suggestions have assisted you in your vocal development.

    It’s difficult to know how to assist singers solely through the written word and I often wonder if everyone is understanding all the technical jargon.

    So, this makes me happy – to know that some of my ideas are being correctly channelled.

    Also, I have added you link to my sidebar, incer the WordPress.Com Buddies section.

    Thanks for your link as well and for your support. It is greatly appreciated.

    P.S. You have a lovely blog, by the way. I will have to take a longer look tomorrow, but sleep beckons me!


  3. Here’s David hearing about Crush Kids Cancer donations in his name:


  4. MasterClassLady,

    Well, put your mind at ease, because your written tips have been some of the most useful I have ever received in my many years of vocal training!

    Thanks for the link! Always appreciated!

    As for my support of your site; it has definitely been the best, most accurate American Idol & Related blog/site I’ve ever come across (and I’ve done a good bit of surfing myself in this category). I’m only too happy to direct any of my readers and friends on to your site!


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