Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: September 5th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

MCL Pick Of The Day Discover the secret of slow

I was in my car, tearing it up in hopeful duet with Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, when I noticed something interesting. Throughout “Come Fly With Me,” I …read more

Debra Byrd more than a vocal coach to Idols – Canada

Every week during Canadian Idol’s live performance show, there’s someone cheering louder than anyone else from the sidelines. It’s Debra Byrd, Idol’s vocal …read more

Jennifer Hudson readies new album, two films
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA

Jennifer Hudson is cutting it close to the wire. The 2004 “American Idol” contestant has been working on her first album for a year and a half, …read more

Pavarotti to be remembered around the world
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Fans line up to see “Rent” last time on Broadway
Reuters Canada – Toronto,Ontario,Canada

“Rent” was the first Broadway show to start the practice of selling same-day orchestra seats for $20 in a lottery that allowed die-hard fans, …read more

Reliving my ‘American Idol’ experience at Van Andel Arena – MI,USA

Then, one-by-one, in walked Michael Johns, Kristy Lee Cook, Carly Smithson, David Archuleta and Chikezie. Brook Taylor and Tommy Dylan of Star 105.7, … read more

Friday’s Talk Shows
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

7 am KCBS 85940 Today Republican Convention; Michael Bublé performs; Gene Simmons; Joan Baez. 7 am KNBC 660501 Good Morning America Sally Field; …read more

Imagine a political convention, only with more Aerosmith tunes …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA

Before the concert, we caught up with “American Idol” champ David Cook and finalists Syesha Mercado and Jason Castro. Click on the links below to hear what …read more

David Cook Adds to Oprah’s Season Opener
MyFox Kansas City – Kansas City,MO,USA

American Idol David Cook showed up to sing “Time of My Life”, his single, to the athletes, according to blogger Maureen Ryan. Read more

Taylor Hicks and his harmonica have made “Grease!’ groovy
The Birmingham News – – Birmingham,AL,USA

Bice is nice (but we always knew that): Southern rocker Bo Bice might not be topping the charts, but he remains in the public eye. Even better, Bice is …read more

Michelle Obama: No More Kids for Barack and Me
By Associated Press

Michelle Obama says she and Democrat Barack Obama probably won’t have any more children because the presidential race is enough additional responsibility. “I think I’m done,” she told TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in an interview. …read more at America’s Election HQ –

Tams tough to beat
Winnipeg Sun – Canada

That’s right — it’s time for the sixth annual Canadian Idol crowning. On Monday, Nova Scotia’s Mitch MacDonald and Alberta’s Theo Tams will have one last … read more

Oprah Presents the World’s Smartest Kids – Chicago,IL,USA

They may look like ordinary kids…but what they’re getting ready to do on our stage will blow you away! Meet a 15-year-old who’s bringing down the house…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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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

10 Responses to “Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: September 5th, 2008”

  1. I’m so sad that Rent is closing – but I guess all good things must come to an end! I never did see this show (maybe I should put my name in for the lottery..ha!) however, I did see the movie and LOVE it!!!

    MCL, I have a little video I put together for you (…and your readers…) is there a way I can post the video or do I need to email it to you?


  2. Hi Bizzee -how sweet of you to make this video and I am very anxious to see it. I guess you will have to email it to me – that or add it to YouTube?

    The file may be too large for a regular email and I’m not sure if Hotmail can handle large files. Any suggestions?

    And, I did not have to opportunity to see Rent- film or stage. How sad is that? However, I have rehearsed some songs from the score with my vocal students and loved it very much. Great music.

    Thanks again, Bizzee!:)


  3. I will give youtube a try…although, I am not to sure how it will work out. I just may have to email it to you.

    I would definitely recommending seeing the movie, if you have a chance! It is a tad long, but worth it 🙂


  4. I just tried uploading it on youtube and it was VERY choppy and the music did not flow with the pictures they way I wanted it too – so I deleted the video and will try again tomorrow. If still not successful, I will email it to you – hopefully that will work. 🙂

    P.S. I borrowed a few of your personal pictures from your blog about your experience at the concert in Toronto – I hope this was okay. I probably should have asked you first – my sincere apologies.


  5. Bizzee – you are so sweet. And, absolutely, you can borrow those pictures. No problem.

    However, the video will have to be uploaded to YouTube.Com or another video site, as WordPress, where MCL.COM is hosted, is really specific about how the video content is to be displayed.

    So, I will have to figure out how to make this video avaialble to all. You can email it to me, if you like, and I can work on it.

    I am very anxious to see it and thank you so much for your thoughtful gesture.


  6. Bizzee – I checked with WordPress and I can indeed upload a video from my computer to my blogging site.

    So, send it to me when you have a chance and I will display it!

    Thanks again.


  7. Okay, so here it is! 🙂 It is a tad choppy (not as bad as it was though). However, being my stubborn self, I had to get it on youtube!



  8. Hm that’s weird, I just tried posting and lost the comment…let me try again!


  9. Well after much fustration, here is the video! 🙂 I could have sent it to you, but I am VERY stubborn and had to get it on youtube. The quality is still not the greatest, but it is a lot better



  10. Bizzee – it is gorgeous! Oh my, I was a teary mess here. And check out the newest blog entry – it’s live and in living color for all to see.

    I have to run out for a bit, but will check back again soon.

    Thank you so, so much. What a treasure!


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