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The 58th Grammy Awards Will Air On Monday, February 14th on CBS


  Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift 

Picture Credit: Grammys/CBS

How about taking a break from all that political “mumbo  jumbo” on TV and celebrate this special Monday here in North America with style and substance?  Set your timer, DVR, mental note to remind you that there is more to life than politics. There is this wonderful, heartwarming, positive force called music and the best of the best of this sublime art form will be celebrated on Monday, February 15th  at 8:00 PM when CBS airs the 58th Grammy Awards.

And, if you need further coaxing, here are 58 REASONS, courtesy of the Grammys, why you should tune in. It is a really terrific list and it acknowledges artists from every genre except classical – which saddens me.  Hello?  We do exist Grammy people. And, the last time I listened, classical artists are pretty amazing.  And, actually, – at second glance –  they forgot the crossover artists and big band artists like Michael Buble  (unless you want to lump Jazz into this category – which would make most jazz purists shudder with shock). 

At any rate, it is always a great evening of phenomenal and memorable performances. Last year’s show was amazing and I expect no less from this year’s offering. 

So pop the popcorn and gather the family around the TV!  It’s a great way to end your day and start your week. Oh – and comment away below. Let me know which performances peaked your interest or if your favorite artist won (yay) or lost(boo). 

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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

2 Responses to “The 58th Grammy Awards Will Air On Monday, February 14th on CBS”

  1. MCL, just to let you know, that David Cook has been doing Red Carpet interviews backstage at the Grammy’s. I don’t know if he’s attending the actual awards show, but he was doing interviews with all kinds of radio people from across the U.S. He had just been in L.A. taping his mentoring sessions and duets with Idol contestants for this week, so I assume the timing of this was somewhat expected.
    Perhaps this was meant to coincide with the second leg of his Digital Vein tour, which kicks off on the 23rd of Feb. in Chattanooga TN. Whatever is happening, I hope it means good things for him musically in 2016!

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  2. …You’d think people in the music industry would have a better sense of pacing, wouldn’t you? That was one disjointed mess, with a few YES! moments flashing out here and there.

    I was delighted that “Thinking Out Loud” got best song, it’s lovely and beautifully crafted. (What can I say, I’m a sucker for melody and lyrics that I can hear and enjoy.) Mic drop of the night is split between Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rapping his acceptance speech and Taylor Swift slamming Kanye. (SIT DOWN, KANYE! Always.) I confess I was more confused than delighted by the whole of Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute–too many songs, and not enough of each.

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