Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

American Idol News

Andrew Cook Reviews Brother David Cook’s New Single
MyFox Kansas City – Kansas City,MO,USA

Andrew Cook admits he shed a few tears when he heard his brother, David Cook’s, new single “Light On.” The song was released on AOL’s Tuesday …read more

‘Idol’ Winner David Cook Releases New Single On AOL
MyFox Kansas City – Kansas City,MO,USA

Cook’s new track “Light On” appeared on AOL’s pop culture site Tuesday afternoon, and Mix 93 in Kansas City began playing the Missouri native’s …read more

David Cook Releases First Single
Hollyscoop – Los Angeles,CA,USA

David Cook has released his first single off his first album since winning American Idol. The song is called Light On, and will be on the unnamed album that …read more

AI Vocal Coach Puts Out Album
It’s been a big news week for the American Idol Associate Music Directors. First, we got word that Michael Orland is offering students from Sonoma State a one-day music seminar. We now have confirmation that Associate Music Director …American IDOL –

Clay Aiken to reveal he is gay
Reuters – USA

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After years of dodging questions, former “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken will acknowledge he is a gay man in an interview with …read more

David Cook — “Light On” to Premiere on AOL Radio on Wednesday
By Rickey

Last week marked the launch of, Cook’s official social networking site where fans can interact with David, his music and each other. Fans can create their own profiles, make friends and contribute their own blogs, …read more

American Idol Winner David Cook Will Release His Debut Album on 11/18
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA

23 /PRNewswire/ — American Idol winner David Cook will release his debut album on November 18th, 2008 (19 Recordings / RCA Records)…read more

Chris Cornell Co-Writes David Cook Single
Billboard – New York,NY,USA

“American Idol” champ David Cook has selected “Light On,” a co-write by Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and Hinder/Puddle Of Mudd collaborator …read more

American Idol Winner David Cook Will Release His Debut Album on 11/18
Earthtimes (press release) – London,UK

Last week marked the launch of, Cook’s official social networking site where fans can interact with David, his music and each other…read more

David Archuleta — To Record 2 Songs in Spanish — Angels and Crush
By Rickey

[quote] David Archuleta Fan Scene has just learned that David will be recording two songs in Spanish! It is still undetermined whether or not the Spanish language versions of “Angels” and “Crush” will be on his upcoming self-titled CD…American Idol 24/7 –

Michael Orland’s One-Day Music Seminar
A group of six lucky students in Northern California will soon discover what it’s like to learn from one of American Idol’s best, associate musical director Michael Orland. You know Michael from seeing him work with the Idols at the …American IDOL –

Jennifer Hudson in Idol Duet With Fantasia

By Roger Friedman AP Jennifer Hudson: she lost “American Idol” to Fantasia a few seasons ago. Then she got the part of Effie in “Dreamgirls,” which led to …read more

Broadway News

Broadway Company of ‘Chicago’ Announces ‘Talkback Tuesdays …
Broadway World – New York,NY,USA

The Broadway company of CHICAGO announces “Talkback Tuesdays,” a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of …read more

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Harper, Ross and More Sept. 23 – New York,NY,USA

By Andrew Gans Broadway Sessions with Ben D, the weekly musical theatre-themed evening at the Manhattan bar Therapy, will continue Sept. 23…read more

Canadian Idol News

General Entertainment News

Amazon, Google Partner for Mobile Music Store
Wired News – USA

Owners of the device will be able to browse, search, preview and purchase music on the Amazon MP3 store using the phone’s cellular connection…read more

Music Review | Metropolitan Opera Fleming Gala Opens the Met’s Season
New York Times – United States

Still, I have seldom heard the music sung with such rhythmic honesty. The tenor Ramón Vargas was an impassioned Alfredo. But the baritone Thomas Hampson was …read more

Television News

Late Night Political Humor
By iron
–Jay Leno. “President Bush had a press conference today outside the Oval Office to talk about the economy. He would have had it inside, but, you know, the bank has foreclosed on it. ” –Jay Leno. “To give you an idea how bad the American …Political Irony –

The View’ Has Its Eye on Politics This Year
New York Times – United States

So far it is drawing some of its largest audiences since Ms. O’Donnell served as the show’s moderator in the 2006-7 television season…read more

Netflix Signs Deals With CBS and Disney
Wall Street Journal – USA

By NICK WINGFIELD Netflix Inc. has cut deals with CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co. that will give a boost to the library of television shows available to …read more


Mavis Leno appears in Denver – Denver,CO,USA

This is message of Mavis Leno, female activist and wife of Jay Leno. Before the 9/11 attacks, Leno became a voice for the women of Afghanistan…read more

Angry voters back Obama to fix crisis
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

THE US financial crisis has propelled Barack Obama into the lead with polls showing angry Americans blame the Republicans for the financial meltdown, …read more

Obama, McCain Prep for Presidential Debates
ABC News – USA
With the presidential campaign locked in a near dead heat, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are carefully preparing …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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