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CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute Set To Air On December 7th


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CNN will be airing a very special program focusing on the Top 10 Heroes of 2014 on Sunday, December 7th on CNN at 8:00 PM.

Popular and revered CNN Journalist, Anderson Cooper, will be hosting this prestigious event. Here is the official press release from CNN:

“Celebrity presenters are set to honor the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2014 — everyday people doing extraordinary things to help change the world — from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The presenters include actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Christina Hendricks, Taye Diggs, Rosie Perez, Uzo Aduba and John Leguizamo. Also appearing will be comedian Kathy Griffin, musician Questlove of The Roots, Kelly Ripa of “Live with Kelly and Michael” and Morgan Spurlock of CNN’s “Inside Man.”

The event will also include musical performances by Sheryl Crow and Trisha Yearwood. Yearwood will be singing her latest song, “PrizeFighter,” while Crow will be performing “Wide River to Cross” with CNN Hero Arthur Bloom and his MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band.”

You can read more at CNN.Com.

However, this much I know: expect to be inspired when each honoree shares his or her own inspirational story about the exemplary work they carry out in an effort to make the world a better place in which to live.

The Top 10 Heros are:

Arthur Bloom, Jon Burns, Pen Farthing – HERO OF THE YEAR, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, Leela Hazzah, Patricia Kelly, Annette March-Grier, Ned Norton, Juan Pablo Romero and Dr. Wendy Ross

Make sure you tune in and be inspired by these exceptionally devoted and talented individuals.

And come back to add your thoughts and insights in the the comments section below.

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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

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