Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz :The Weekend Edition:                September 6th and 7th, 2008

Jennifer Hudson Says She Still Watches ‘Idol’
Entertainment Tonight News – USA
Superstar and former “Idol” contestant Jennifer Hudson tells ET’s Jann Carl that she made sure to watch “American Idol” while filming her new movie, …read more

Canadian Idol final two happy for ‘great start’ to careers …
The Canadian Press – HALIFAX

“There is all this buzz and before you know it, there’s going to be another Canadian Idol going on and we’ll be old news.” The guitar-playing carpenter from …read more

Multi-network cancer telethon donations top $100M
The Associated Press –
That dollar figure reflects contributions from viewers of the telethon, “Stand Up to Cancer,” as well as money raised since late May, when the Stand Up to …read more

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘I Love Broadway!
People Magazine – USA

By Jessica Gold Haralson It’s only the second day previews for Broadway’s Equus, but Daniel Radcliffe has made it clear he loves his new home…read more

David Cook Talks About Pressure, David Archuleta And Writing Songs – Ireland

On the “American Idol” runner-up, the singer explained: “David (Archuleta) and I aren’t the same artist. He’s more pop and R&B. Comparing us, for lack of a …read more

Touring preps cast for future ‘Idols’ tour bringing in the energy
Evansville Courier & Press – Evansville,IN,USA

David Cook was the winner of the seventh edition of the popular show; he bested David Archuleta in the finals, grabbing 56 percent of the 97.5 million votes …read more

No Day But Today: Broadway’s Rent Sign Comes Down Sept. 7 – New York,NY,USA

By Kenneth Jones Rent, the landmark Broadway musical that melded a rock sound with story and character like no other musical before it, ends its 12-year run … read more

David Archuleta — Fans Raise $31000 for Standup2Cancer
By Rickey

This is a great thing that you have done in David Archuleta’s name, although I feel that we should continue to give even if David is not involved. Make a donation! David Archuleta blogs on MySpace about StandUp2Cancer.

Daniel Radcliffe Wows in First Broadway Performance
People Magazine – USA

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe appeared in his first preview performance of the Broadway drama Equus Friday, earning raves from fans…read more

Rock group Heart says ‘Barracuda’ use is fishy
– The rock group Heart, angry that its ’70s hit “Barracuda” is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is taking aim at the Alaska governor.
Top Music News on AOL – – Celebrities ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ in Historic …
Celebrities ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ in Historic Telethon, Cancer research advocates and more than 60 celebrities ranging from Jennifer Aniston to the US …read more

With an open house today and American Idols tomorrow, the Dunkin …
Providence Journal – Providence,RI,USA

BY RICK MASSIMO David Archuleta, left, and David Cook will be performing with the “American Idol Live Tour 2008” at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center tomorrow night …read more

Idol” grad Pickler writes from the heart
Reuters – USA

That release was something of a rush job, completed while Pickler was on the “American Idol” tour. The new RCA album, Pickler says, is “a lot more ‘me’ …read more

American Idol alumna Mandisa preps for Disney World appearance …
Theme Park Rangers – Orlando,FL,USA

The former American Idol finalist — she finished ninth the season Taylor Hicks won — will sing at Night of Joy, a Christian music gathering, …read more

Behind The Scenes At ‘Stand Up To Cancer’
CBS 2 – Los Angeles,CA,USA

But most importantly, be sure to click on Stand Up To Cancer and donate today. This is a change we should all be voting for.

Stars ‘Stand Up to Cancer,’ offer hope
USA Today – USA

By Bill Keveney, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — Entertainers not only gave their time to Stand Up To Cancer, Friday’s three-network, primetime fundraiser…read more

Stand Up to Cancer telethon takes over network TV
The Associated Press –
The aim of Stand Up to Cancer is to raise funds for “translational research,” Ziskin said, which encourages scientists to collaborate rather than compete, …read more

Evening Archuleta Fix: New Blog from David; Thud-Worthy Concert Photos
By Jenny

Congratulations to us, and thank you so much for your hard work, Stacie and your team! AMAZING! Over 30000 for cancer research in the name of David Archuleta, who has been such a healing force in so many of our lives…read more at Fans of David –

Stars Help Stand Up To Cancer Telethon Take Over Network TV
Access Hollywood – USA

The cast of the new “90210” hits the red carpet at the Nylon Magazine party to talk about their show being the highest rated premiere ever on The CW…read more

Hudson exceeds career expectations
Windsor Star – Ontario, Canada

Jennifer Hudson has learned to ignore what doubters say. She did so famously after American Idol judge Simon Cowell told her that “she was out of her …read more

Kanye West to Close Video Music Awards
New York Times – United States

The hip-hop star Kanye West will be the closing act at the 25th annual MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, The Associated Press reported…read more

American Idol’ stars rock Wolstein Center
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA

Most performers toed a party line, all the more reason to give dreadlocked dark horse Jason Castro his due for tackling a few unusual selections in unusual …read more

Homegrown kids’ music quartet Imagination Movers hits the big time …
The Times-Picayune – – New Orleans,LA,USA

Disney will eventually broadcast the homegrown kids’ music quartet to more than 40 countries from South Korea to Spain. To promote the series, …read more

Broadway hit set for North east premiere
Sunderland Echo – Sunderland,England,UK

Musical fans are in for a treat when Broadway show Rent hits the UK – with the North East its first stop. Gareth Hunter, owner of Sunderland-based …read more

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

Bookmark and Share

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

One Response to “Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz :The Weekend Edition:                September 6th and 7th, 2008”







%d bloggers like this: