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2014-05-28 12:27:15

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., the birthplace of Judy Garland, is celebrating the entertainer and her timeless film, The Wizard of Oz, during its weeklong Wizard of Oz Festival, taking place June 10 - 15, 2014. In recognition of the 75(th) anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, this year's festival, formerly the Judy Garland Festival, includes a number of special events. Kicking off the...

2014-04-14 12:27:11

New Editions to Best Selling Jazz Midline Series of All Time Are: SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Savoy Jazz is set to release three new editions in its successful Jazz For midline series of compilations: Jazz for Spring, Jazz at the Movies and Jazz in the Afternoon with Cole--Celebrating the Songs of Cole Porter (celebrating the 50(th) Anniversary of his death in 2014). The pioneering theme-based collections are aimed at the casual consumer as opposed to...

2011-08-01 14:18:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An exhibition presenting the iconic images and portraits of Judy Garland in her major roles as film and Broadway star can be viewed online at Big Eye Gallery. Running in conjunction with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Judy Garland film series, Judy Garland: 75 Years of Magic honors the brilliantly rich body of work this astoundingly short life contributed to cinema, acting, and music. In collaboration with The Kobal Collection Big Eye Gallery...

2010-07-14 13:06:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating sixty years in show business, the iconic Liza Minnelli is about to release the most intimate and revealing recording of her career, Confessions, available everywhere on September 28(th) (Decca). A collection of American classics, Confessions features some of Minnelli's favorite songs of all time, arranged simply and elegantly, with accompaniment by her long-time pianist Billy Stritch. Though the album will surely stand as a landmark in her...

2010-05-20 08:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM musical star Jane Powell, 81, will make a personal appearance in Minneapolis/St. Paul when Judy Garland's 88th birthday, June 10, 1922, is celebrated at "The 35th Annual Judy Garland Festival" Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 12, 2010. Festival sites include the Heights Theatre, Windows on Minnesota, the Marquette Hotel and the Great American History Theatre. All proceeds will benefit the Judy Garland Museum® and the...

2009-08-30 11:40:17

The late pop star Michael Jackson has been honored in Las Vegas with a star on the Palms Casino Resort's Walk of Fame, his father says. Jackson's father, Joe, spoke to those in attendance at Saturday's Walk of Fame event in honor the Beat It singer, who died on June 25 at the age of 50, People.com reported. I wish he was here to see this take place, Joe Jackson said. Event emcee Robin Leach said the initial plan for the Walk of Fame event was for Jackson to accept the star following the pop...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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