Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Friday, September 26th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

American Idol News

Photo: A Eagle-eye View
Daily Herald – Provo,UT,USA

A 12-acre corn maze featuring the likeness of Utah’s American Idol star, David Archuleta, is seen from above on Wednesday, September 24, 2008…read more

David Cook’s First Single Debuts Today
KBS Radio – Trail,BC,Canada

David Cook’s first single, “Light On,” debuts exclusively on AOL today and goes up on iTunes on September 30th. The track finds Cook teaming up with former …read more

Broadway News

Music Review | New York Festival of Song
New York Times – United States

By ALLAN KOZINN Leonard Bernstein’s music has long been a staple of the New York Festival of Song’s thematic programming, so this year, with the 90th …read more

Jazzy Energy and the Jets: Bernstein’s Wide Legacy
New York Times – United States

Segueing with hardly a break from the ebullient Broadway star Christine Ebersole singing “I Can Cook, Too” from “On the Town” to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma …read more

Canadian Idol News

General Entertainment News

Jennifer Hudson grateful to Whitney Houston for career
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia

OSCAR-winner and American Idol alumna Jennifer Hudson is about to release her own album, and says she has Whitney Houston to thank for saving her career…read more

America’s Got Talent Launching First Live Stage Spectacular for …
Centre Daily Times – Centre,PA,USA

LAS VEGAS — America’s Got Talent, the #1 rated show on television, today announced plans to bring a spectacular live stage version of the international …read more

He’s Simon Cowell’s latest prodigy and has sung for Lloyd Webber …
Cumberland News – Carlisle,England,UK

After finishing third in TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent, Andrew won a lucrative recording contract with Simon Cowell’s label SyCo, …read more

Myspace Starts a Music Service, but Indie Labels Cry Foul
New York Times – United States, the popular online social network and procrastination tool, began its long-awaited music service Thursday. MySpace Music ( …read more

Television News

Late Night Political Humor
By iron
-Jay Leno.
“I tell you, the economy continues to spiral. Oh, man, I saw a bank robber today being held up by a teller.” -Jay Leno. “They’re still calling it a correction. I love this. When CEOs make bad decisions that cause Wall Street …Political Irony –


Pro-Con: Is Barack Obama a better debater than John McCain? YES
Kansas City Star – MO,USA

Worse, he will look and sound old and weak next to Obama. Ronald Reagan was about McCain’s current age when he ran for re-election against Walter Mondale, …read more

Nine Networks To Broadcast McCain, Obama In First Presidential Debate
Hartford Courant – United States

His opponent Barack Obama is ready to debate, though, as is the debate commission and presumably the moderator tonight at the University of Mississippi in …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

2 Responses to “Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Friday, September 26th, 2008”

  1. The David picture in the cornfield is awesome! I love it! How cool would it be to go into the maze?? Whoever did that has quite the talent 🙂



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