| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Just six weeks before the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival was set to arrive in Orland Park, the organizers said it was moving to Tinley Park, although that was news to officials there.
The event's website last week said the festival celebrating the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox.
Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:07 AM
James Franco's history with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an infamous one: During his 2011 Oscar co-hosting stint with Anne Hathaway, the actor's low-key demeanor seemed more appropriate for a backyard barbecue than an entertainment...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The musical performances at this year's Academy Awards have tended toward the more stately. Rock stars U2 went acoustic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O stayed seated. Surely Pink would bring some showbiz excitement to the Oscars, no?
Not quite. Pink...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
At this year's Academy Awards, the red carpet will lead to the yellow brick road as Judy Garland's three children -- Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft -- gather to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of their late mother's beloved film "The Wizard...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition.
This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Fans of Dorothy, Toto and the Lollipop Guild won’t need to be swept away by a tornado to visit the land of Oz later this year.
The inaugural Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival is coming in September to Orland Park’s Centennial Park.
| May 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Fans of the Wizard of Oz can safely skip this animated adaptation, which is based on the book Dorothy Of Oz by L. Frank Baum’s great grandson, Roger S. Baum. Directed by Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre and produced by Summertime Entertainment, the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Beloved musical "The Wizard of Oz" will open this Friday, Aug. 2, at the Osceola Center for the Arts. The show, based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum, runs through Aug. 11. Garrett Sanders is directing.
"The Wizard of Oz" film — released in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As it moves into the digital future, the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre will draw from its Hollywood past when it unveils a giant Imax auditorium with a 3-D screening of "The Wizard of Oz."
The new theater, now called TCL Chinese Theatre Imax, will...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last of the 124 little people who played Munchkins in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday at her Glendale, Ariz., home. She was 89.
The 4-foot-tall Pellegrini, a frequent guest of honor at "Oz" festivals...