Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Entertainment and Political News Updates

American Idol News

David Will Sing “God Bless America” in Tomorrow’s Devil Rays Vs …
2 hours ago by Jenny

Local saxophonist BK Jackson will perform the national anthem before the first pitch, and American Idol star David Archuleta will sing God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. Ceremonial first pitch lineups for the weekend …
Fans of David Archuleta –

Margret Cassidy Robinson, Eva Cassidy’s Sister, In an Exclusive
4 hours ago by Jenny

In anticipation of Margret’s interview, FOD’er KT emailed me a beautiful, poignant story about seeing Eva Cassidy perform live and then experiencing the power of David Archuleta. The Call that Did not Happen …
Fans of David Archuleta –

Cook-ing up tunes
The Sun Daily, Malaysia – 10 hours ago

AMERICAN Idol winner David Cook, 25, who hails from Blue Springs, Missouri, will release his debut album on Nov 18, 2008. The first single, Light On, …read more

Jason Castro — Brother Michael Castro Auditions in Kansas City
51 minutes ago by Rickey

Jason Castro made an appearance at the Kansas City, where his brother Michael Castro auditioned for American Idol. Did Michael make it to the Hollywood Round? Video from MJ’s Big Blog. — American Idol 24/7 –

Broadway News

Oliver Platt will star in ‘Guys and Dolls’ revival
The Associated Press – 10 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway has found its Nathan Detroit for the upcoming revival of “Guys and Dolls” — Oliver Platt. Platt will portray the unapologetic …read more

Canadian Idol News

General Entertainment News

YouTube introduces music downloads, UK – 3 hours ago

Video sharing website YouTube bosses have introduced a new feature that allows users to download music via the site. Through the new program users are able …read more

EMI Plans to Launch Online Music Service
Wall Street Journal – 10 hours ago

By ETHAN SMITH Music company EMI Group Ltd. is planning to launch an online music service later this year, wading into an increasingly crowded field of …read more

Television News

Late Night Political Humor
7 hours ago by Iron Knee

-Jay Leno. “This was what they call the town hall format, and that means that the candidates get to walk around on stage, and it was pretty successful, John McCain only wandered off twice.” -David Letterman. “It’sa town hall format, …
Political Irony –


Palin May Face TV Lookalike Fey
Sky News, UK – 2 hours ago

Sarah Palin may come face to face with her chief impersonator, Tina Fey, in an appearance on TV comedy show Saturday Night Live. …
Will Palin play Fey playing Palin on SNL? Globe and Mail

Obama leads in spending, polls
USA Today – 47 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama is far outspending Republican John McCain in TV advertising, allowing him to better target the swing voters who will …read more

Polls say Obama won debate
Baltimore Sun, United States – 2 hours ago

According to two polls, Barack Obama beat John McCain in Tuesday night’s debate. CNN’s national poll of debate watchers found that 54 percent said Obama did …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

4 Responses to “Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, October 9th, 2008”

  1. hi mcl!!

    i hope you will consider reviewing the archu-performance of god bless america.

    listening him sing this had me wondering how he would do with the canadian national anthem…


  2. Tomsuzuki…MCL posted her review a few day ago. I’ll repost it here for you.

    masterclasslady Says:
    October 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Hi everyone:

    I just listened to David’s version of “God Bless America” and was absolutely astounded by his performance. He has such a confident, centered vocal sound and this aspect, coupled with his liberated soulful style, made this performance truly stellar.

    He must have perfect pitch or, perhaps, absolute pitch. It’s hard to say. Whatever pitch he has, it is truly remarkable and the clarity of his voice, as he spins those runs and turns, is so consistent. There is no clutter in David’s vocal timbre – his voice is extremely transparent.

    You can feel the spiritual energy emanating from his soul, once again highlighting David’s personal mission to communicate the lyrics with honesty and integrity. Just beautiful!

    I also listened to the snippets of his new songs and have to say that I like both of them, However, I LOVE “Touch My Hands” – you can hear the depth of David’s voice in this song, especially when he enters his baritone range. His voice is so rich and robust – such a contrast from his upper “head voice” range.

    In fairness, it is difficult to pass judgement on these songs until one hears the entire track(s), but, I have no doubt that many songs will emerge as Number One hits from this CD.


  3. Hi, David (Archie) has been doing such a great job on the performances I have seen on TV. It seems his voice is already maturing!

    OK, so did Jason’s brother go on or not? He feels Michael is much more talented, but how did the judges feel?



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