Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

American Idol News

ROLL CALL: David Archuleta Feels The Post ‘Idol Tour’ Blues
Access Hollywood – USA

David Archuleta’s Post “Idol” Tour Blues: The “American Idol” tour has ended and David Archuleta is feeling a bit melancholy. “I’m here in Tulsa for the …read more

Behind the Music with David Archuleta
Entertainment Tonight News – USA

David Archuleta’s got a crush! The “American Idol” wunderkind is taking ET behind the scenes of his first ever music video! Watch as the golden-voiced … read more

Judges give Utah ‘Idol’ hopeful thumbs down
Salt Lake Tribune – United States

By Vince Horiuchi After waiting more than a month for the second round of auditions, 18-year-old Kelly Coombs finally stood in front of four “American Idol” …read more

Broadway News

Hollywood stars cause bright lights, big hubbub on Broadway
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA

Click to see more big-screen stars on Broadway this fall. Katie Holmes has been spotted around New York while in rehearsals for ‘All My Sons…read more

Chorus Line’ still gets kick from group dynamic
Boston Globe – United States

The show’s original Broadway run began in 1975 and ended in 1990. But this national tour, which follows on the heels of the 2006 Broadway revival that …read more

Broadway’s behind-the-scenes players
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA

Stars get all the attention on Broadway, but there are players whose contributions are regularly seen even if they’re not. Meet three go-to players for …read more

Canadian Idol News

Posted By The Sault Star
Sault Star – Sault Ste-Marie,Ontario,Canada

Canadian Idol Theo Tams will perform in three Northern Ontario cities this fall, but not in Sault Ste. Marie. The Top 3 tour, which also features Mitch …read more

Canadian Idol performers highlight 150th fall fair
Caledon Enterprise – Bolton,ON,Canada

This weekend marks the 150th annual Bolton Fall Fair and you won’t want to miss the excitement, which includes performances by two Canadian Idols…read more

General Entertainment News

Vivendi sees music biz hitting digital stride
Hollywood Reporter – United States

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK — Vivendi expects the music business could finally hit its digital growth stride, and Universal Music Group will shine, …read more

Music on YouTube doesn’t even need the ’tube part
Chicago Sun-Times – United States
‘‘You actually get to visualize the music,’’ said Zulu, who is also co-founder of Ludacris’ Disturbing tha Peace label. ‘‘Even if it’s not a real video, …read more


Behind the Music with David Archuleta
Entertainment Tonight News – USA

David Archuleta’s got a crush! The “American Idol” wunderkind is taking ET behind the scenes of his first ever music video! Watch as the golden-voiced … read more

Beau Biden Goes To Hollywood
The News Journal – Wilmington,DE,USA

But on Tuesday night, Biden seemed somewhat stiff as he slogged through the brief talk with NBC’s talk show king. Most of the interview covered well-worn …read more


Obama mingles with Hollywood royalty at lucrative fundraiser
— Hollywood’s A-list was out in force Tuesday at a fundraiser for Barack Obama with stars including Leonardo DiCaprio …read more

Women’s groups back Obama over McCain, Palin – Australia

The leaders of six women’s groups stood together overnight to announce that they were backing Barack Obama in the US presidential election, …read more

He’s a man who walks the talk
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada

Artists who will perform include Tafelmusik’s Jeanne Lamon, cellist Shauna Ralston, jazz vocalist Patricia O’Callaghan and opera singer Mark DuBois…read more

Barbra Streisand to Headline Obama Fundraiser
Barbra Streisand to Headline Obama Fundraiser. (EZ-Tracks)
– Once a Hillary supporter, Barbra Streisand is now putting her considerable weight behind Barack Obama’s presidential bid and will headline a Los Angeles fundraiser for Obama …EZ-Tracks Music News, RSS –

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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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