Bruno Mars Brings Some Uptown Funk To The Super Bowl 50 


Sometimes, I marvel at my extra-sensory perception (ESP) abilities. Or just get really frightened!  

In the past, I have had interesting experiences with my intuition – some with good results and some with sad results. 

However, this latest personal prediction is all good.  Yesterday morning, I woke up and, for some reason, thought of Bruno Mars. Yes, Bruno Mars was the first think I thought of when I jumped out of bed. I don’t know what it says about me but those who know me have stopped trying to figure me out. 

So, let’s step into the workings of my mind, shall we?  Here goes! 

Yesterday morning, I was lamenting how sad that Bruno Mars was not asked to perform at the Super Bowl 2016 – even though he did so a couple of years ago. Couldn’t they implement him into the 2016 halftime show – just for me?  We need a little Uptown Funk in our Super Bowl experience.

Oh well, what can you do?  Log on to Facebook and mindlessly scroll through my news feed. Just another morning. 

Except – it wasn’t!

Staring back at me was a CNN news release confirming Bruno Mars as a performer during the Super Bowl. What?  Did we go back in time to Super Bowl 48 or is this another one of my hunches?  

Well, by all accounts, it appears to be the latter. Wow.  Let the Uptown Funkiness begin.  And Bruno Mars will join another Super Bowl favourites – Beyoncé – plus Coldplay

And, oh yes, I think there is some little thing – known as football – happening.  Good. Some variety. I am all about combining music and athletics. 

So, is it Uptown Funk time yet?  No?  Okay. I have stuff to do anyway so I can wait. 

Coverage for the Super Bowl will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 7th on CBS.  Kickoff is slated for 6:30 PM but make sure you tune into CBS at 6:00 so yo can watch Lady Gaga rock the USA National Anthem. I wonder if she will be swinging from a trapeze?  

In the meantime, enjoy Bruno Mars’ performance at Super Bowl 48. It is truly incredible.  And stream Uptown Funk on APPLE MUSIC or download it on iTUNES

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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