Michael Jackson Billie Jean Motown HQ Original

On this Independence Day, let us celebrate one of the greatest talents to emerge from the 20th Century – Michael Jackson.

I have tears in my eyes when I watch young Michael – all that natural talent and now a music legend.

R.I.P. Michael.

Update: Check out this great YouTube.Com tribute clip of Michael Jackson’s legendary “Moonwalk”.

About Masterclass Lady

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

5 Responses to “Michael Jackson Billie Jean Motown HQ Original”

  1. Thanks for the memories!


  2. Jessica Turner July 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    MCL – I’m hoping you might review two singers on America’s Got Talent: the Latina woman who performed opera and the African-American gentleman who sang Old Man River.

    Well, anyone you’d like to review! The Texas Trio?


  3. Well, I swore that I was not going to get drawn into the media’s “Drama”! However, I did watch bits and pieces of the Memorial Service. It was much as I expected a Media Frenzy.

    I watched the videos of Michael’s 80’s years (My stomping ground) and the memories of those songs, Wow! Did it ever take me back!!!

    While watching though, the saddness of his life flooded me. We have only heard the negatives of him for so long…Media! As people spoke of the Humanitarian Michael; why didn’t we hear of that all these years. He did so much for other people; and the world did nothing for him in return, except ridicule him. I would be the first one to say that I would be just as guilty as anyone else, getting caught up in all the negatives. How sad! Hindsight is always better than foresight…I wish I had looked for the Michael that loved this world and the people in it.


  4. Looks like the video is gone now…

    Ah well, I have seen if often the last week or so.

    Michael was amazing!

    Agree that we were never shown the humanitarian-side of MJ. I mean it is in the Guiness Book of WR so it was out there. The press, however, often chooses to slant things and in Michael’s case “freaky” and “odd” are more attention grabbing than “generous humanitarian”….

    And his kids loved him >> his being a “loving father” was so evident in his daughter’s heart breaking good-bye to her “Daddy”.


  5. he is one of the of the world singer


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