Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Entertainment and Political News Updates

American Idol News

3 hours ago by Jenny

and posted them here, I am beginning to fear the day when David Archuleta (the debut CD) hits the internet. Believe me, FOD staffers are makings plans already, and hoping that the whole thing doesn’t crash (but that would be kind of …
Fans of David Archuleta – – References

David Cook puts the finishing touches on his upcoming album
Entertainment Weekly – 19 hours ago

David Cook has been pretty quiet since the American Idol tour wrapped Sept. 13, but with his debut due on Nov. 18, the season 7 champ is preparing for …read more

Decoding ‘American Idol’ Winner David Cook’s Song Titles – 18 hours ago

We’re not going to pretend we know what goes on in “American Idol” season-seven winner David Cook’s swirly little head. But a peep at some of the song …read more

Jason Castro: The ‘American Idol’ torch is passed!
Los Angeles Times, CA – Oct 13, 2008

Matea Gold, Maria Elena Fernandez, Lynn Smith, Greg Braxton, Kate Aurthur and Martin Miller are Los Angeles Times staff writers who track news…

Broadway News

Chicago’s ‘Forbidden Broadway’ is fresh and funnier than ever
Chicago Tribune, United States – 2 hours ago

In one of the many inspired pieces of goofery in Chicago’s hilarious new version of “Forbidden Broadway,” the pianist takes up “Part of Your World” from …

The Footlights: Broadway business slips, movie adaptations to the …
Entertainment Weekly – 9 minutes ago

Or at least that’s what seems to be happening, but how does that affect Broadway? Quite directly, it would seem. As of now, Xanadu and [title of show] have …

Canadian Idol News

Canadian Idol’s Jaydee Bixby is coming to the Algonquin Theatre …
Huntsville Forester, Canada – Oct 15, 2008

Canadian Idol fans will have no trouble remembering Jaydee Bixby. He’s the teenager with the heart-throb looks (a young Leonardo diCaprio comes to mind), …

Jaydee Bixby in Moncton Nov. 28
Times and Transcript, Canada – 4 hours ago

Canadian Idol 2007 runner-up and Alberta singing star Jaydee Bixby will be in Moncton Nov. 28 to perform hits from his debut album “Cowboys and Cadillacs. …

General Entertainment News

Alicia Keys In The Lead For American Music Award Nominees
TopNews, India – 5 hours ago

Jimmy Kimmel host of the American Music Awards was joined by Jesse McCartney and Julianne Hough for a press conference held at the Beverly Hills Hotel for …

MCL NOTE: My personal pet peeve. Banish earplugs!
Can listening to personal music players damage hearing? (Communiqués de presse), France – 17 hours ago

In the EU, some 50 to 100 million people listen to personal music players on a daily basis. While most users choose volume settings which are unlikely to …

Macy’s heir’s estate sues Jay Leno over car
The Canadian Press, NEW YORK – 9 hours ago

NEW YORK — The estate of a Macy’s heir has sued Jay Leno and others, saying the “Tonight Show” host was illegally sold a valuable automobile at a sham …

Leno: Everyone should have a voice, celebrity or not
Jackson County Chronicle, WI – 17 hours ago

The wife of “The Tonight Show” host, Jay Leno, said she was compelled to fight for the rights of Afghan women starting in the 1990s because she thought …

Television News

Biden coming to town for Leno, DeGeneres taping
Contra Costa Times, CA – 11 hours ago

He will tape an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” that will air Thursday night, opposite an appearance by Republican presidential …


After debate, mixed reaction to McCain and a tilt toward Obama’s …
Christian Science Monitor, MA – 1 hour ago

John McCain and Barack Obama. Senator McCain brought a pugilistic attitude to the night and took nearly every opportunity to hit at Senator Obama. …
Obama, McCain debate campaign smears
McCain, Obama duel in caustic debate finale Los Angeles Times

Wall Street expects an Obama victory
Daily Nation, Kenya – 6 hours ago

By MACHARIA GAITHO in New York (email the author) Top players in the US financial industry are convinced Senator Barack Obama will beat Senator John McCain …

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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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