Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

American Idol News

10 American Idol finalists thrill a screaming coliseum crowd
News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA

Johns finished with Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” the song that finished him off in Week 8 on the “American Idol” TV show, though it sounded pretty good to me…read more

Afternoon Archuleta Fix: Sales, Charts, Entertainment Tonight …
By Becky

24 22 DAVID ARCHULETA Crush 2690 2177 513 17.225. HAC: 36 31 DAVID ARCHULETA Crush 452 310 142 1.720. AC: 23 21 DAVID ARCHULETA Crush 204 149 55 1.348 (2 spins off from being #20 on AC). *Remember: The first number is the OLD rank and …read more

9/11: Diana DeGarmo at Go Arts Month event at Underground October 4
Access Atlanta – Atlanta,GA,USA
-David Archuleta “Crush” is now up to No. 22 and showing strong growth on the top 40 chart, according to Radio and Records.. Daughtry’s “What About Now” …read more

Idol’ finalists talk about life on the tour
News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA

A very laid-back Jason Castro said the tour has been “awesome.” Castro, who was humming between interview questions, said opening night was his highlight of …read more

Broadway News

Grease Revival Welcomes “Idol” Finalist Young Sept. 11 – New York,NY,USA

By Andrew Gans Ace Young, a finalist on the hit Fox TV singing competition “American Idol,” makes his Broadway debut Sept. 11 in the Tony-nominated Broadway …read more

MCL Note: A good reason to visit New York
Starry Lineup Set for Broadway on Broadway Concert – New York,NY,USA

by Staff An all-star lineup, including Broadway powerhouse Bebe Neuwirth, has been announced for the 2008 Broadway on Broadway concert, …read more

Broadway: What’s on tap this fall
amNewYork – New York,USA

13 the Musical Penned by Jason Robert Brown (“The Last Five Years”), “13” is the first Broadway musical where not only the cast, but even the orchestra, …read more

Canadian Idol News

Theo Tams Crowned Canadian Idol
ChartAttack – Toronto,Ontario,Canada

This year’s Canadian Idol is Theo Tams. The 23-year-old music student from Lethbridge, Alta., who watched the past five seasons of the show on television, …read more

Theo Tams will ‘Sing’ as the next Canadian Idol! – Canada

“After Canada voted more than 33 million times this season … the next Canadian Idol is Theo Tams!” said host Ben Mulroney. Tams put his hands to his face …read more

Life after Idol just fine for Klippert
Medicine Hat News – Medicine Hat,AB,Canada

Billy Klippert has had his share of ups and downs since he left the Canadian Idol stage in 2003: He’s gone through a slew of band member changes, …read more

General Entertainment News

Barack Obama’s ‘SNL’ Season Premiere Surprise!
By TheInsider(The Insider)

Not only is Olympic champ Michael Phelps hosting, but Barack Obama is slated to make a guest appearance. People magazine says that Obama will fly in from New Hampshire to be “live from New York,” but the extent of his on-air involvement …
The Insider Featured News –

Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America Bring ‘Dora the Explorer …
Broadway World – New York,NY,USA

Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America are teaming up to bring “Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys,” starring the world’s most famous …read more

Hamlisch named pops conductor for Colo. Symphony
Marvin Hamlisch has been named principal pops conductor for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for two seasons starting in 2009-10.
Top Music News on AOL –

So you think you can impress these judges?
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada

… manager behind the British Pop Idol shows and its progeny American Idol and Canadian Idol, and his partnering producer and SYTYCD judge Nigel Lythgoe…read more

Seattle Symphony music director stepping down
The Associated Press –

SEATTLE (AP) — Gerard Schwarz, who brought the Seattle Symphony to prominence as music director since 1985, is stepping down in three years…read more

Pop News

Daughtry brings gritty rock to Allegan County Fair – MI,USA

ALLEGAN — From the fifth season of “American Idol” to the fairgrounds of Allegan County comes rocker Chris Daughtry, backed by his band Daughtry…read more

The Twist’ is top song of Billboard Hot 100 era
– How’s this for a twist: Of all the No. 1 songs in the 50 years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” ranks as the most popular single.
Top Music News on AOL –


Bill Clinton predicts Obama will win ‘handily’
The Associated Press – NEW YORK (AP)
— Barack Obama and former President Clinton talked for two hours on Thursday, their first meeting in a White House race that had once bitterly …read more

Barack Obama on David Letterman
The Swamp – Tribune’s Washington Bureau – Washington,DC,USA

Barack Obama was worried about his declining poll ratings and such the Sarah palin phenomenon, you’d never know it from his appearance on CBS’s Late Night …read more

Obama calls on US to renew 9/11 spirit of service
The Associated Press –

11 attacks, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called on Americans to renew “that spirit of service and that sense of common purpose” that …read more

Bill Clinton to join Obama
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

From AP, From the Associated Press NEW YORK — Barack Obama revealed Wednesday that former President Clinton will campaign for him in the weeks leading up …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

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