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59th Grammy Awards Set To Air On CBS on Sunday, February 12th at 8:00 PM


59th Grammy Awards


Picture Credit: Grammys/CBS

Set your timer, DVR, mental note to remind you that there is more to life than politics.  Enough is enough already!  There is this wonderful, heartwarming, positive force called music and the best of the best of this sublime art form will be celebrated on Sunday, February 12th  at 8:00 PM when CBS airs the 59th Grammy Awards.

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. 

If you want to know the list of nominees and performers click HERE and HERE.   Cannot wait to see and hear Beyoncé, Ed Sheerand and Bruno Mars. I love them like crazy. 

And expect to see numerous memorial tributes to great, iconic artists who have left us far too soon, including Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and many more.   

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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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

8 Responses to “59th Grammy Awards Set To Air On CBS on Sunday, February 12th at 8:00 PM”

  1. Well Beyonce and Gaga were a complete and utter mess…… Loved the Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood performance….. Gaga and Beyonce, talk about two of the most overrated and over the top females in music today. So I was glad to see Adele win for best Album…. I love Beyonce’s voice her music does nothing for me unfortunately….

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  2. I love Beyoncé and Gaga but was not impressed with their performances at all. I think both were over the top crazy and they need to go back to their roots. They are being misdirected.

    I am not an Adele fan at all. She is so over rated – I don’t know why she walked away with a ton of awards. I was confused but then I know I am in a minority here. And swearing on stage? Yes she apologized but all the drama took away from the George Michael tribute. Awful.

    Loved LOVED Carrie and Keith. Now THAT is talent. And Bruno? Simply phenomenal.

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  3. Oh, and Ed Sheeran! That’s the performance that is still sticking with me this morning–just him, the loop pedal, and his own talent–not even ear monitors. I’m not all that crazy about the song because some of the lyrics hit me the wrong way (although the melody is super addictive), but that took a lot of chutzpah–and he really carried it off. Where better than the Grammys to highlight the process of music making?

    And to my mind, coming right before Beyonce, his stripped-down performance really highlighted the pretentiousness of her whole…whatever that was. (I was put in mind of a super over-blown multicultural Christmas pageant! Were there songs in there? I didn’t really hear songs.)

    And THANK YOU for saying that about Adele! She is praised all over the place, and she does have great pipes, but “Hello” is a super creepy song that I can do without, and I think she was a bit off key in parts of it last night. And stopping in the middle of “Fastlove” to start over? That’s not professional, and it made what was supposed to be a tribute to George Michael all about her. I was annoyed. I wasn’t a fan of the Metallica/Lady Gaga performance either–I dislike metal–but their lead singer’s mike was dead and you didn’t see them starting over; professionals keep going and make it work somehow. (Props to Lady Gaga to dropping the choreography to run over to him and share her mike when she realized what was happening.)

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  4. Thank ReReader. I am so hesitant to criticize Adele because the media, for the most part, have a love affair with her lol. Enough already. I found an ally in you, RR! Lol

    And, YES, Ed Sheeran. As if I could forget him. He was brilliant. Beyond words really. I must add the video of this singular performance because it was so acoustically outstanding. I agree – the lyrics are a bit suggestive – but the tune and the arrangement. Oh My Goodness. He is going to give Bruno a run for his money next year at this time. Who will win the song of the year? Album of the year? Why did Adele win everything this year? Why? I love 7 years. Haha

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  5. Im not sold and never was on Adele’s voice but her songs are very well written. Had it been for Billy Gilman covering some of her songs, it was then when I realized her material was very well written. And I totally agree with you Roseanne, that swearing totally turns me off and no need for it….

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  6. Congrats to Adele. She deserved it.

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  7. I’ve watched that Ed Sheeran performance four or five times today already–it’s mesmerizing, the way he builds up the layers of music and then shuffles them around. Fantastic.

    (To be fair, it’s not that I DISlike “The Shape of You,” it’s just that it makes me want to say “Hey! You there–the face is up here!” I did read that Ed (and his cowriters) started out writing the song for Rihanna and then realized the lyrics they had didn’t really work for her so he decided to keep it. Maybe that’s why it came out more suggestive then his songs usually do?)

    Yes, Bruno Mars’ performances were great–his own song isn’t the most memorable, but he makes the absolute most of it, he’s a real performer. And he was amazing in the Prince tribute. (I was a little taken aback with the Prince coat and shirt–can’t decide whether it was fitting or a bit weird–but Mars sounded perfect and showed some real guitar skills there.)

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  8. Er, “dislike the lyrics to” etc.

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