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Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute – To Air On February 16th


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Picture Credit: The Grammys

Well, your Monday night just became more exciting!

On Monday, February 16th, Stevie Wonder will headline a star-studded cast who have come together to celebrate the 25 -time Grammy winner’s outstanding musical career.

Here is what to expect, courtesy of Grammy.Com:

“The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will present “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” a primetime entertainment special that will celebrate the iconic songbook and remarkable legacy of the 25-time GRAMMY winner. The two-hour show will tape at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, two days after the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT. Performers and presenters will be announced shortly.

“Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” will feature some of today’s top artists covering songs by the legendary GRAMMY winner, as well as other archival material. In addition, various presenters will help highlight the historical impact of Wonder’s songs on music and our culture.

In the 56-year history of the GRAMMY Awards, Wonder is the only artist to have received Album Of The Year honors in three out of four consecutive years with Innervisions, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, and the seminal Songs In The Key Of Life. With a catalog that is one of the richest treasure troves in American music, his songs are still revered and influential today and his longevity as one of America’s — and the world’s — most respected and beloved artists is well earned”.

As you can plainly see from the headline picture, we are in for a very entertaining show which will center around the legendary Stevie Wonder.

I don’t know about you but I am thrilled that the TV industry is acknowledging the importance of adding a strong musical component to their TV Lineup. It is great to be able to enjoy really good music – non-controversial one would hope – with family members.

Let’s bring back those old fashioned values and embrace the golden age of music, an age that is too easily forgotten or dismissed by today’s generation.

Bravo CBS! This is very good investment in the future of the next generation of superstars. Watch and learn everyone.

Will you be tuning in?

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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

4 Responses to “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute – To Air On February 16th”

  1. Really enjoying this show!!!

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  2. What a totally entertaining show! I literally grew up with Motown music and saw Stevie perform at a dance when he was 12-13 years old. Who knew? What a musical genius he is. I am happy they are acknowledging an artist’s talent while he is still living. Congratulations, Stevie! I remember his work and dedication to Civil Rights and Human Rights programs. A good man. Music needs people like this today. I cannot think of anyone except Bono (U2). Current artists?

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  3. I clearly remember the first time I saw Stevie perform. It was on American Bandstand when it was broadcast from Philly. He was perhaps 11 years old and sang Fingertips. He was phenomenal!!!

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  4. Great show for a great man!! He is legendary. However, there are currently many artists desperately paving the way for really great music – like Michael Buble and Bruno Mars.

    However, many are performing “under the radar” and it is our mission to support these musicians and bring them to the forefront.

    I cannot begin to tell you how hard Michael worked before being discovered by David Foster. It was a long road and his fans ultimately catapulted him to fame.

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