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“Local singer/songwriter Susan Rose isn’t your middling restaurant/lounge performer. She’s a dynamic entertainer with superior range and a vast portfolio of music that sets her apart from the pack. A Brevard resident, by way of Philadelphia, Rose writes and records original music and offers a refreshing take on a variety of cover songs . Performing each Friday at the Mouse Trap in Cocoa Beach, audiences will get plenty of chances to catch this artist and pick up a copy of her recently released “Just a Girl” CD. Skillfully blending pop, country, folk and rock music to create a style all her own, Rose is worth checking out. http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20111230/ENTERTAINMENT/312300001/Susan-Rose-springs-unique ”

“Musician Susan Rose Simonetti cranked out “Endeavour, It’s a Brand New Day” as soon as she heard NASA was hosting a songwriting contest to find some original tunes to wake the shuttle astronauts.A few weeks later, the Cocoa Beach woman’s tune was one of 10 songs chosen as a finalist in the contest.she’s now officially a part of the shuttle program’s history, as are many others: NASA said 1,350 songs were pitched from writers worldwide. “Just to be picked as one of 10? That’s a big ego boost right there,” said Simonetti, a longtime performer who moved to Brevard County four years ago from Philadelphia with her husband, Nick. “It’s a big honor. And the fact that the finalists were chosen out of Houston instead of here made me feel even better. They didn’t pick me just because I was a local girl.” ”

“A singer-songwriter from Cocoa Beach is among 10 finalists in a contest to select original music to wake up the crew of shuttle Endeavour during the orbiter's 25th and final flight Susan Rose Simonetti's "Endeavour, It's A Brand New Day" was picked by NASA's Space Rock Committee from a field of 1,350 entrants in a contest aimed at selecting two original songs that will be beamed up to the astronauts during the final days of their two-week mission.”