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Take a ride on Portland's trolleys with rail historian Richard Thompson: Cedar Mill Library news
Who doesn't love the adorable scene of Judy Garland singing her way into our hearts as she rides a crowded trolley in " Meet Me in St. Louis "? Did you know that this classic song, which I'll bet is now playing an endless loop in your head, has a library connection? When Hollywood commissioned songwriter Ralph Blane to write a song about trolleys, ... (more)
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Avon Theatre Celebrates 75th Anniversary
On Tuesday, August 12, the Avon Theatre will present a special free screening of the Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 75th anniversary of both the film and the theatre.
Lorna Luft Set to Tour Uk in Puttin' on the Ritz
According to What's On Stage, Lorna Luft will be touring the UK with Spirit Productions' "Puttin' On The Ritz" Tour.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Tony Bennett Comes to The Mesa Arts Center, 8/23
Mesa Arts Center presents Tony Bennett , the 17 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Saturday, August 23 at the Ikeda Theater.
The true meaning of 'The Wizard of Oz'
Inspired by the classic story penned by L. Frank Baum , " The Wizard of Oz " is a timeless, heartwarming, and deeply emotional film that defines the very essence of imagination.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Uptown Players Presents the Regional Premiere of the Boy from Oz, Now thru 8/10
Uptown Players closes its 2014 season with the Regional Premiere of the 2003 Tony Award winning musical, The Boy From Oz.
Melinda Ryder and her stable of 'Delicious Divas' bring high charged show
For a really fun alternative show, be sure to check out Melinda Ryder's "Delicious Divas Show" that features for female impersonators along with other entertainers, appearing at the Off-Center Theatre in Kansas City's Crown Center as part of the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Book Review: 'The Wizard of Oz FAQ' by David J. Hogan
Applause recently released a book called The Wizard of Oz FAQ by David J. Hogan .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
SF Classical Voice
Rufus Wainwright at Stern Grove
Canadian-American troubador Rufus Wainwright will make his debut at the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on Sunday, July 27. The program will feature his signature blend of theatrical pop, cabaret, and classical styles.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Arlington Heights author digs up 'Wizard of Oz' history
What if Shirley Temple had played Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" instead of Judy Garland? Arlington Heights writer David J. Hogan, author of the new book "The Wizard of Oz FAQ," said it almost happened.
Contra Costa Times
Joey Luft celebrates mom Judy Garland onstage
Joey Luft remembers it well -- appearing on the 1963 Christmas episode of his mother Judy Garland's CBS musical-variety series with his two older sisters, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli.
'The Wizard of Oz' opens at Richter
Shows run July 25, 26, 27 and 31, and Aug. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9. Adapted from the movie starring Judy Garland , the stage version incorporates songs like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow ," "If I Only Had a Brain," and "King of Forest" -- with the rare dance number, "The Jitterbug," which was cut from the original movie.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Society Cabaret's Night of Music, Movies and Champagne
Connie Champagne, who has long been the go-to person to perform Judy Garland in shows and movies, is bringing a different show to the beautiful Society Cabaret on Friday, July 25. The show, entitled "Ready for My Close-Up" will "of course feature Garland songs," says Champagne, "though I won't be portraying Miss Garland.
The Times of Trenton
Yardley Players stage 'Meet Me in St. Louis' at Kelsey Theatre
Portraying the members of the Smith family in the Yardley Players' production of "Meet Me in St. Louis are Introducing the Smiths of St. Louis are, first row from left, Brent Tuccillo, Makenna Katz, Shealyn Davis, Colleen McDonald, Brooke Calderone and Maureen Hackett; second row, Charlotte Singh , Walter Smyth and Fred Gropper.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
15 Baby Girl Names That Pay Homage To Hollywood's Most Iconic Characters
Some movie characters have a long afterlife, remembered way beyond their release dates, their names firmly attached to the actor who inhabited the role.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Yorkshire Evening Post
There's no place like home for Judy fans in Leeds
From her appearance in the 1939 Wizard of Oz film in those ruby red slippers at the age of 17, Judy Garland became an instant superstar.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Jane Monheit Confirms Hello Bluebird: Celebrating The Jazz Of Judy...
Jane Monheit Confirms Hello Bluebird: Celebrating The Jazz Of Judy Garland - The Tour Comes To Dimitriou's Jazz Alley In Seattle For Four Nights And Six Shows, August 21-24 Website: http://www.janemonheitonline.com Jane Monheit confirms Hello Bluebird: Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland - the tour comes to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle for ... (more)
Sat Jul 12, 2014
One for the Books: Reimagining classic children's* stories
" Dorothy Must Die " by Danielle Paige is a modern-day sequel to "The Wizard of Oz."
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Clash of the Classics: 'Bound' vs. 'The Wizard of Oz'
After compiling a list of the most essential LGBT movies , The Advocate is pitting the top 32 entries against one another in a series of one-on-one face-offs.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Peaches Christ :: Off to See the Wizard
Drag icons Peaches Christ, Sharon Needles and Heklina will go skipping down the yellow brick road for a trip over the rainbow unlike any other on Sat., July 12. The trio, along with a number of guest stars, will appear on the Castro Theatre stage for a ribald consultation with the Wizard.