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2009-10-01 08:29:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned pop artist Nelson De La Nuez had the paparazzi flashing as he exited his stretch limousine and made his entrance to the New York Emerald Gala. He maneuvered his way down the yellow brick "red carpet" smiling for the media and press line on September 24th after a yearlong tour of his artwork with the Inspirations of Oz collection for Warner Bros. His artwork was the talk of the town at this gala, as two of his Wizard of Oz paintings, "The...

2009-09-25 18:06:35

Warner Bros. Entertainment has marked the 70th anniversary of the classic film The Wizard of Oz with a glitzy Emerald Gala in New York. The event took place Thursday night at Manhattan's Tavern on the Green restaurant. The entire eatery and surrounding grounds were transformed for a night into the Emerald City, complete with a winding Yellow Brick Road, fields of poppies and a special appearance by a 7 1/2-story Wizard of Oz hot-air balloon. Among the guests were five of the original actors...

2009-09-25 14:22:00

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the course of this past year, Warner Bros. Entertainment has been celebrating the 70th Anniversary of an iconic American classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a slate of spectacular events spanning the globe. The celebration culminates this month in New York City with a series of festivities that commenced with last night's Emerald Gala. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/warnerbros/40215/ (Photo:...

2009-09-11 10:36:12

The winners of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's upcoming U.K. reality competition series will star in a new stage musical version of The Wizard of Oz, the BBC said. The show's producers are looking for a young woman to play Dorothy and a dog to play Toto in the planned West End production. I can't wait to work with the BBC again in the hunt for Dorothy -- an iconic role, of course, made famous by a young Judy Garland in the film in 1939, said composer and producer Lloyd-Webber. But, as a cat man myself,...

2009-08-27 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the September 29 release of The Wizard of Oz on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD, Teleflora, the world's leading flower wire service offering the best choice in floral arrangements and convenient local delivery, has created an enchanting gift, The Wizard of Oz Bouquet. Teleflora's new arrangement celebrates the release of the 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition of the film, which Warner Home Video has beautifully brought into the...

2009-08-11 13:11:00

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From Beverly Hills to Berlin; from Miami to Melbourne; from big screens to home screens, Warner Bros. Entertainment has for the past year been celebrating the 70th anniversary of an iconic American classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a slate of spectacular festivities spanning the globe. This September, the celebration culminates in New York City with a series of sparkling events. The festivities will commence on Thursday, September 24, with the...

2008-09-25 17:46:34

Hollywood film stars Uma Thurman and Nathan Lane have joined the cast of "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa," NBC announced Thursday. Thurman and Lane previously appeared together in the movie musical "The Producers." Also set to star in the "Muppets" special, airing Dec. 17, are Jane Krakowski from "30 Rock," Jesse L. Martin from "Law & Order," Petra Nemcova from "A Model Life," Paul Williams from "Georgia Rule" and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the network said....

2008-08-07 06:00:00

EDITOR'S NOTE: Emily Kay Shrader, a junior at Enochs High School in Modesto, Calif., and a member of The Modesto Bee's Teens in the Newsroom program, is playing Dorothy in YES Company's production of "The Wizard of Oz," which opens Aug. 8. She kept a journal during the several weeks of rehearsal. ___ Sunday, June 22, 2008 12:33 p.m. Have you ever dreamed of having or doing something, but you never believed it could actually become a reality? Well, this is proof that dreams like that...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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