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Christmas In Rockefeller Center Heralds The Spirit Of The Season


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Okay – let the Christmas Blog Topics begin!!

It’s December and that means the TV shows will be all decked out with everything Christmas and/or Holiday-themed. Man, I love this time of year so much. Totally the best!

And nothing kick starts Christmas like NBC’s offering of the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony during their special, Christmas In Rockefeller Center.

Here is what is happening on Wednesday, December 3rd on NBC at 8:00 PM, courtesy of NBC.Com:

“All-New Wednesday, December 3 8/7c. Mariah Carey, Prince Royce, Darius Rucker and the Rockettes will join the star-studded holiday special, “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” airing live from Rockefeller Center Wednesday, December 3 beginning at 8/7c. Carey will open the holiday program with a very special performance of her No. 1 smash hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.

The show will be hosted by “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, and will also feature previously announced performances from Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper featuring Billy Porter, Seth MacFarlane featuring Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood.

The 82nd annual holiday extravaganza will feature an 85-foot tall Norway Spruce from Hemlock Township, PA. It is approximately 90 years old and weighs approximately 13 tons.

Prior to this year’s primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) will be broadcast by select NBC stations. Check local listings.”

I am anxious to hear the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga Collaboration. I PVRed their special and have yet to watch it; however, from all accounts, it was fantastic.

Their album, Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe Version) – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga is available on iTunes. It is wonderful and will have you toe-tapping around that Christmas Tree in no time.

Enjoy the show everyone and bring along some egg nog when you stop by the comments section.

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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

3 Responses to “Christmas In Rockefeller Center Heralds The Spirit Of The Season”

  1. The tree was beautiful but Mariah’s boobs and Gaga’s boobs and LeAnn Rimes trying to be a sex pot ruined the show for me.

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  2. I agree with Idol Girl. Trisha Yearwood also sounded better than some of the pop singers.

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  3. Oh I know. I think they must have told Lee Ann to cover up. I was winding why she was wearing that overcoat. I thought she was cold – but then I saw the outfit underneath. Not exactly family – friendly. And Mariah and Gaga were equally disgusting. Dress classy ladies.

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