Hollywood’s Biggest Night Of The Year – The Oscars – Will Air On ABC On Sunday, February 28th

 88th Annual Academy Awards With Chris Rock 
Picture Credit: Oscars/ABC

Hollywood is all a-glitter and a-flutter as the countdown to the Oscars has been set in motion. With less than 6 hours until airtime, I wish I could be a fly on the wall inside the Dolby Theatre as the producers scurry around, putting on the finishing touches to what will be another night of surprises, entertainment and stargazing. 

The Oscars were always a huge deal in our family and for me, as a future artist and producer, I always allowed myself to escape into the magic and splendour of it all.  The Oscar shows filled my mind with ideas and dreams that, perhaps, I could recreate when producing my own concerts. 

Well, those champagne dreams and caviar wishes never fully panned out but I did manage to create generic versions of some of the productions. Very generic. On the cheap. Because we were on a small town budget not a Hollwood budget. 

So, on Sunday, February 28th, I will once again immerse myself in my little dream world here, surrounded by family members for a night of fun and fantasy and take in the splendour and spectacle of it all. 

The Oscars begin at 8:30 PM on ABC; however, there will be extensive Red Carpet coverage on many networks, so check your local listings for specific times in your area. 

For a complete list of the Presenters and Performers, you can click HERE and, for the list of Nominees, you can click HERE.

The wildly talented Chris Rock will be your host for the evening, so, suffice it to say, you are in for a lot of laughs. 

Have fun everyone and join us in the comments section with your thoughts. 

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

3 Responses to “Hollywood’s Biggest Night Of The Year – The Oscars – Will Air On ABC On Sunday, February 28th”

  1. WHAT, did I just watch???


  2. Yes I know. It was. It of a bit of a mess. And to think Lady Gaga’s song didn’t snag the win for Best Song. Awful

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  3. And once more Hollywood proves that only theater people know how to cope with a live show. (You’d think music people would know how, but going by the Grammy’s, nope!)

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