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2011-08-17 11:00:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A special event this Friday at 1 p.m. at the D23 Expo in the Anaheim Convention Center celebrates the power of imagination and the magic of Disney storytelling. Disney will donate $500,000 and 8 million Disney Publishing Worldwide books to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need. Disney's enduring commitment to kids, families and communities will be front and center at the event, as Disney...

2011-08-10 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) invites families and fans to experience The Wonderful Words of Disney. Guests have the opportunity to attend exclusive sessions with renowned children's authors, listen to timeless stories read live, and explore the ultimate Disney fan's dream library at the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, taking place at Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21, 2011. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in The...

2010-04-13 15:41:00

Roger McGuinn to Join Charity Tour for Washington, D.C. Show and Special Event "in conversation" with Sam Donaldson BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders--featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Greg Iles, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Kathi Kamen Goldmark--is going on tour April 20-24 with shows in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York...

2010-03-30 23:01:00

Coming to Philadelphia, April 22, 2010 PHILADELPHIA, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders--featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Greg Iles, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Kathi Kamen Goldmark--is going on tour! (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100331/DC79111-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100331/DC79111-b) Band members today...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

California's La Jolla Playhouse has announced it plans to present a new Peter Pan play, Peter and the Starcatchers, in the winter of 2009. To be performed by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, the play is based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's popular novel, Peter and the Starcatchers. The prequel to J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan, is to be performed in the La Jolla Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre from Feb. 13 through March 8 next year....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'