Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Entertainment and Political News Updates

American Idol News

David Archuleta signs with Azoff Management
11 hours ago by Shirley Halperin

David Archuleta has signed with Azoff Management, the career-launching (and often sustaining) music powerhouse that counts The Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Neil Diamond, and, most recently, Morrissey among its clients. …
Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider –

Mission Impossible for David Archuleta Fans, Part 1: Choose your …
4 hours ago by Becky

We have 33 days until the Next Big Step in David Archuleta’s career descends upon us: his first major label album release (ok, his first album release ever, anywhere). Until then, let’s take one more long, lingering, …
Fans of David Archuleta –

American Idol’ Alum Paris Bennett Gives Birth To A Girl Named Egypt
Oct 2008 by Gil Kaufman

We’re not that into numerology, but it was hard not to notice the following coincidences when we heard former “American Idol” contestant Paris Bennett, 20, gave birth to her first child on Monday, according to The Associated Press. …
MTV Newsroom –

Broadway News

Matthew Broderick teams with Christopher Hampton on Broadway
Los Angeles Times, CA – 18 hours ago

The play had its Broadway debut in 1971 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and received a Tony nomination for best play. Hampton, who won an Oscar for his …read more

On Broadway, A ‘Seagull’ Carried On Strong Wings
Washington Post, United States – 7 hours ago

By Peter Marks NEW YORK — To see in succession the new Broadway revivals of “A Man for All Seasons” and “The Seagull” is to navigate between poles of …read more

Canadian Idol News

General Entertainment News

YouTube to sell music, games in revenue push
Reuters – 11 hours ago

By Yinka Adegoke NEW YORK (Reuters) – YouTube, the world’s most popular video-sharing site, will start to sell music and video games and experiment with new …read more

If you love the contemporary cool music of Michael Bublé and Diana Krall to the classic cool sounds of Frank and Ella, check out MartiniInTheMorning , a popular 24/7 internet radio stream that plays more Bublé music daily, …

R. Kelly awarded $3.4 million in promoter dispute, UK – 16 hours ago

An arbitrator decided that the singer should be awarded the money in back pay from Rowe Entertainment after company head Leonard Rowe allegedly sold shares …read more

Television News

Late Night Political Humor6 hours ago
by Iron Knee -Jay Leno.
“Are you excited about Sarah Palin? Well, yesterday she referred to Afghanistan as our neighboring country. Apparently, she can see bin Laden’s cave from her house.” -David Letterman. During the vice presidential debate, …
Political Irony –

Campaign Comedy: Tuesday’s late-night TV wrap-up
The Associated Press – 58 minutes ago

Which is perfect, because the economy right now is like a bad country music song: `I lost my girl, I lost the house, the dog died,'” Jay Leno said on NBC’s …read more

Jay Leno’s concise analysis of the McCain-Obama debate
Los Angeles Times, CA – 5 hours ago

“Which means instead of ignoring the moderator’s questions, the candidates can ignore the voters directly.” If you are under 13 years of age you may read …read more


The debate: The McCain-Obama waltz
MSNBC – 39 minutes ago

The Los Angeles Times: “John McCain and Barack Obama tussled over taxes, diplomacy and personal judgment in an often testy debate Tuesday night that …read more

Media Sees McCain Failing To Dent Obama Momentum
U.S. News & World Report, DC – 1 hour ago

Barack Obama and John McCain as a draw. However, because Obama appears to have the momentum and is leading in key battleground states, the apparent …read more

Obama picks up second debate win, poll says
CNN – 6 hours ago

Barack Obama won the second presidential debate. Fifty-four percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey conducted after the debate …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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