Multiple Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys Returns To Host The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards


Multiple Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys Returns To Host The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

She’s back! The beautiful and talented Alicia Keys is ready to act as host for the 62nd Grammy Awards which will air on CBS on Sunday, January 26th at 8:00 PM.

However, in the wake of the sudden and tragic death of basketball great, Kobe Bryant, a dark cloud will be hanging over this event. Kobe transcended his love for basketball by embracing the music and entertainment world as well. He was so loved and so respected by millions of people from every walk of life. Time has stood still on this Sunday in January. The world is numb.

However, I am sure that the healing power of music on tonight’s Grammy show will help to soothe the pain we are all experiencing. I expect that the performers will find a respectful way to pay tribute to this wonderful and caring athlete and person.

Best of luck to all the performers and presenters.

Enjoy the show one and all and please add your comments below.

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

2 Responses to “Multiple Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys Returns To Host The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards”

  1. Devastating loss. So much potential & talent. Did not watch Grammies but will be interested to see who wins. Thanks for your columns, MCL and if you can think of any way that I can move to Canada let me know!!!

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  2. I’m popping back to this post because the Grammys apparently was the occasion for YouTube to decide I needed to hear Billie Eilish. And I’d really love to hear your take on her–all those Grammys between her and her brother, and them only 18 and 22! I admit I can’t watch her videos (too weird for me!) but a lot of what I see written about her seems inaccurate–surely being able to pop in and out of that breathy tone at will and with control is very difficult? Anyway, maybe you’d like to look at her singing the new Bond theme song live at the Brit awards, and I’d love your take on her Grammy performance.

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