MasterclassLady.Com Update For Threaded Comments And More

Hey everyone! Just thought I would let you know that I disabled the threaded comments feature.

It seemed to be a source of confusion for the majority of the readers and, quite franky, I didn’t really like it myself. haha!

If you want to place an excerpt of someone’s comments in your comment,  just use a simple cut and paste  – that should do the trick!

I have also divided the comment into pages, as it will eliminate endless scrolling up and down on one page.

There should be five comments per page on any one blog topic – the oldest comment will be displayed first – and you can move on to other pages by clicking on the newer page option to the right of the last comment of the presently viewed page.

Any questions? Add them here in this blog topic and I will be appy to answer them!

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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

25 Responses to “MasterclassLady.Com Update For Threaded Comments And More”

  1. Hey MCL. I think I preferred leaving all the comments on one page. It’s been confusing trying to navigate since you changed it!

    But the other change is great.



  2. Actually, I like having all the comments on one page, too.

    Besides preferring it visually, I’m often reading at the computer with a baby in one hand, so the fewer clicks I have to make, the better!

    But again, it’s your blog, and if you like it that way the best, then that’s perfectly fine with me.

    Thank you for making the other change though. I had gotten used to it after a little bit, but I do prefer everything to be in order!


  3. Oh – and how did you get a box around someone’s comment that you quoted? I believe it was in the blog post prior to this one?


  4. masterclasslady April 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Done- all the comments are on one page.

    Do you know HTML? Use blockquote before and then close the blockquote at the end of the other person’s comments.


  5. Testing:

    Oh – and how did you get a box around someone’s comment that you quoted? I believe it was in the blog post prior to this one?


  6. masterclasslady April 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    J – you did it! Good work! I can’t write out the HTML because WordPress “strips it out”


  7. Basically, what MCL is saying is that you use angle brackets around blockquote tags. So, it’s similar to:

    [blockquote]Text here[/blockquote]

    EXCEPT you use angle brackets instead of square brackets.


  8. MCL – I just saw your reply comment! Yay! Very cool, I’m glad it worked. I noticed that you were trying to explain how to do so, but the HTML was quite functioning right. I have an idea, but I’m not sure if it’ll show up right. So I just explained above by using square brackets. 😉


  9. masterclasslady April 3, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for doing this J! Much appreciated as I am head out the door. THis is a link that might help the others.


  10. Thank you MCL for this pleasant change. I must admit that whole “threading” thing was becoming kind of confusing. I guess sometimes something sounds better in theory than in practice, you know?

    I appreciate so much you putting all the work you do into this site. It makes talking about Idol fun, inviting, and interesting. Anyway, God bless and thanks again!


  11. Oh, and thank you for that link! That was very helpful to me!


  12. masterclasslady April 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    You are most welcome, Galen. Yes, I was really excited about the threading option, as were many of the bloggers here on WordPress.Com.

    But, honestly, it was just so confusing and my readers were upset and I can’t have that, can I? 🙂


  13. I think threading would be cool if everyone used it consistently, but not everyone does, you know? So that led to more confusion.

    Thanks for the blockquote explanation. I do know how to do that, but I always have to refresh my memory on it. WordPress should just have it as an option to click! (Are you reading this, wordpress powers-that-be?)


  14. Thank you so much, MCL!! I admit I did get confused, so this will make it so much easier for me!

    We appreciate all you do with your website, especially the reviews of the performances. I know you have helped many of the singers improve their technique!


  15. hi MCL and everyone…just wanted to stop by to thank you for all the wonderful insights and comments. i don’t have much to add but i wanted you to know i come by often and really look forward to everyone’s take on this season’s AI.

    for your listening enjoyment. David Archuleta singing How Great Thou Art, a capella, from a recent Fireside.


  16. masterclasslady April 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Janey – i just saw this on the Facebook site earlier this evening. I will follow up with a blog topic tomorrow. It’s beautiful, though, isn’t it? Thanks for sending the link.


  17. MCL. i can’t begin to describe how incredible this is. i’ll leave that to you.

    time for a short story? last Saturday at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Richard Parkinson told us (I was in town as were many of David’s fans for his final performance of his sold-out solo tour) that the previous Thursday evening David, with Kendra accompanying him at the piano performed Be Still MY Soul at the Mormon Tabernacle rehearsal. The choir rewarded him with a standing ovation.

    Now! what I wouldn’t give to hear that performance!


  18. I agree, janey, I would love to hear that performance as well. David is doing absolutely amazing and deserves every standing ovation he gets! I wonder when they are going to have him back on Idol?


  19. David Archuleta singing How Great Thou Art, a capella, from a recent Fireside.

    My favorite version of “How Great Thou Art” has been Elvis Presley. I am trying to understand what type of singer Elvis was (baritone?) compared to David A. Is there someone who can help me?


  20. galen. David will be back on idol sometime in May. as soon as i know the date, i will post it on MCL. or you will be able to find it on Snarky Archies.


  21. Thank you, janey. I’m relieved to know that David will be on the show at some point this season! I’ll have my DVR ready for that for sure!


  22. Oh, please understand that I love David’s performances. Even though I was a huge fan of Jason Castro, it is David Archuleta who gave the best performance on the tour. For me, that was Stand by Me!


  23. I agree that David gave the best performance on the tour as well, Kariann. For me, though, I would have to say it was Angels. That was my favorite performance of all of Season 7 on Idol, and it didn’t disappoint me on the tour!


  24. Thanks for sharing this with us. I appreciate your service to singers!


  25. Galen, I was fortunate to be able to see Season 7 Idols in Concert. What a joy that was. It doesn’t look like I’ll be going on the tour this year. I’d love to see Siobhan Magnus!


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