Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Friday, September 12th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

American Idol News

For All The Dreadheads! Woo!
Pick six: A half-dozen cool things in music
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA

AP NewsAlert Jason Castro, Target Center. His covering Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” at the “American Idols Live” concert was hip, modern, unexpected and so …read more

‘Idol’ troupe presents seasoned show
Evansville Courier & Press – Evansville,IN,USA

Jason Castro had an apparent following among the young ladies in the audience who screamed excitedly. With his trademark laidback style, Castro sang well, …read more

Broadway News

Canadian Idol News

Canadian Idol: Theo Tams speaks about his win
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada

He is everything that Canadian Idol viewers saw on screen all summer. Talking with Tams about an hour after he was crowned the Canadian Idol, … read more

New Idol wears crown with pride
Metro Canada – Toronto – Toronto,Ontario,Canada

But despite his obvious exterior poise, newly named Canadian Idol Theo Tams admits he is brimming with insecurity. “From my first audition, when I walked in …read more

General Entertainment News

Robert Kennedy Jr. Movie in Turmoil

Michael Buble and Josh Groban are the Jack Joneses of today. If you’re in New York, don’t miss him. Jones turned 70 last January. He’s still partying like …read more

Obama to appear on ‘Saturday Night Live’
The Associated Press –

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh how things have changed for Barack Obama since he last appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” The Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign …read more

Pop News

For All The Dreadheads! Woo!
Pick six: A half-dozen cool things in music
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA

AP NewsAlert Jason Castro, Target Center. His covering Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” at the “American Idols Live” concert was hip, modern, unexpected and so …read more


Obama’s Slightly Sharper Tone
CBS News – New York,NY,USA

I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message because this year, change has to be more than a slogan.” In terms of the “edge,” there’s still an overwhelming …read more

McCain, Obama find common ground on national service

McCain and Obama met at a forum on national service in NYC Thursday night WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama showed Thursday night that …read more

For Barack Obama, Bill Clinton says he’ll do ‘whatever I’m asked’
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

Obama will win and win handily.” Then again, she doesn’t over-commit herself. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been pretty disparaging of Democrat Barack Obama’s …read more

In one mutual moment of peace, John McCain and Barack Obama mark 9/11
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

John McCain and Barack Obama. A welcome respite as both marked, with the nation, those decisively unpeaceful moments of 9/11 that sure don’t seem like seven …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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