Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Entertainment and Political News Updates

American Idol News

Chris Cornell Pens New Single for American Idol Winner David Cook …
Earthtimes (press release), UK – 3 minutes ago

… has co-written the new single from American Idol winner David Cook , entitled “Light On.” The track, which is being released to radio this week, …read more

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David Cook fan club hosts cancer fundraiser
Blue Springs Examiner, USA – 1 hour ago

By Staff reports An event that will support the American Cancer Society through the music of American Idol winner David Cook is scheduled for Saturday in …read more

3 hours ago by Jenny

We want to make a real difference for his fans, and for David. The Archuleta family knows about and is appreciative of our campaign. Let’s rally together and continue to make them proud. If you’d like to participate, …read more

Fans of David Archuleta –

‘Idol’ runner-up Archuleta to make acting debut
Newsday, NY – 6 hours ago

“‘iCarly’ is all about super-talented teens so David Archuleta is an ideal fit,” says show executive producer and creator Dan Schneider…read more

David Cook Fans Cause Havoc With Sony BMG Internet Database
3 hours ago by popdirt

David Cook updated fans on his YouTube channel, thanking them for the initial success of his official web site,, and for the new single ‘Light On’. “You guys actually crashed…read more

2009 Taylor Hicks Calendar to Benefit Kid One Transport is Now … (press release), NY – 6 hours ago

The 2009 Taylor Hicks calendar “A Year Full of Heart and Soul” is being sold by Kid One Patrol of Soul (KOPS) through the Kid One Transport website…read more

Broadway News

Broadway pays tribute to Newman
The Gazette (Montreal), Canada – 6 hours ago

Broadway theatres planned to dim their lights last night to honour the late Paul Newman, who first set foot on a Broadway stage in 1953. …
Paul Newman: Broadway to dim lights in actor’s honour
Broadway Tribute To Newman Hartford Courant
Broadway to dim its lights for Paul Newman Reuters

Taylor Hicks to do “Grease” in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, United States – Sep 15, 2008

Taylor Hicks, the gray-haired winner of American Idol in 2006 (63.4 million total votes cast), has signed up to play the Teen Angel in the national tour of …
American Idol star Taylor Hicks to join “Grease” tour Boston Herald
‘Idol’ winner Hicks traveling with ‘Grease’ Chicago Sun-Times
Taylor Hicks to Star in National Tour of ‘Grease’; Dates and … Broadway World

Taylor Hicks and his harmonica have made “Grease!’ groovy
The Birmingham News –, AL – Sep 5, 2008

SPECIAL/RD/Leon/Retna Digital The hair’s a little poufy, but that’s definitely Taylor Hicks in “Grease!” Soul Patrol takes NYC: Hoover native Taylor Hicks, …read more

‘Hairspray’ Loses Its Hold After More Than Six Years On Broadway – 14 hours ago

The show is closing its curtains on Broadway, with a final performance January 18. The producers say the closing has nothing to do with last year’s strike, …
Hairspray Likely to Close in January; Fierstein Will Return

Canadian Idol News

General Entertainment News

Diary: Patricia O’Callaghan
National Post, Canada – Oct 2, 2008

This week’s diarist is singer Patricia O’Callaghan, whose repertoire runs from opera and cabaret to jazz and beyond, and who will be appearing this weekend …read more

Close encounters
Metro Canada – Toronto, Canada – 9 hours ago

There will be solo turns from the eclectic likes of Steven Page, Andrew Craig, Patricia O’Callaghan, Mel-anie Doane and Canada’s own hot songwriting duo, …read more

Television News

Late Night Political Humor52 minutes ago by Iron Knee
-Jay Leno.
“I don’t know if Palin is ready. You know you’re in trouble, debating like this, you know you’re in trouble when your debate goal is to do as well as Dan Quayle did.” -David Letterman. “Well, some people think Sarah Palin …
Political Irony –

Campaign Comedy: Thursday’s late-night TV wrap-up
The Associated Press – 53 minutes ago

In more political comedy from Thursday’s late-night television, Jay Leno on NBC’s “Tonight” show said: “The bailout bail — I’m sorry, the rescue bill — has …
Campaign Comedy: Wednesday’s late-night TV wrap-up The Canadian Press
Campaign Comedy: Tuesday’s late-night TV wrap-up The Associated Press


Barack Obama and John McCain focus on economy
Los Angeles Times, CA – 1 hour ago

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer The economy took center stage today as presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain pressed their …read more

Palin rebounds in debate – but is it too late?
Christian Science Monitor, MA – 1 hour ago

The Sarah Palin who showed up to debate Joseph Biden here in St. Louis Friday night was articulate, charming, and well-prepared. The Sarah Palin who was …read more

CBS Webcast: Examining the Biden-Palin debate
CNET News, CA – 29 minutes ago

Sarah Palin, covered a broad array of subjects, including the economy, war, taxes, and their readiness to help govern the country…read more

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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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