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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • L.A. production company executives accused of defrauding investors

    Federal agents arrested the principals of a Los Angeles production company Thursday on charges that they defrauded investors in a 3-D film version of "The Wizard of Oz" and other projects of more than $22 million. In an indictment unsealed in U.S....
  • Peyton Reed to Direct 'Ant-Man'

    Peyton Reed is set to direct "Ant-Man," with Adam McKay contributing to the script, Marvel announced Saturday on their official website. The project has been at the center of directing rumors in recent weeks. In May, Edgar Wright dropped out of...
  • Hometown Fans Celebrate Careers of Lucille Ball, Judy Garland and Dean Martin

    Stars may head to Hollywood to make their careers, but their hometown fans don't have to travel far for the festivals that celebrate them. Regional fests are taking place throughout the country this summer to honor showbiz legends Lucille Ball, Judy...
  • Ivan Reitman on how 'Ghostbusters' is still saving the world at 30

    Ivan Reitman on how 'Ghostbusters' is still saving the world at 30
    "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman came up with the seminal tag line "Coming to Save the World This Summer" for the film's pre-release poster as a way of "focusing that this movie is perhaps larger than you expect." The quirky horror comedy starring...
  • Oz's Dorothy, Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch get makeovers

    Oz's Dorothy,  Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch get makeovers
    What would happen if the tornado that took farm girl Dorothy Gale for a spin had set her down in a modern fashion designer's atelier instead of in Oz? Would her blue gingham pinafore and demure white blouse be tossed out like yesterday's news? Well,...
  • "The Wizard Of Oz" Celebrated Friday At Library In Newington

    NEWINGTON -- The Lucy Robbins Welles Library will transform itself into the Emerald City Friday evening. The library is celebrating the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz" with multiple screenings of the classic movie, costumes and snacks from 1939,...
  • Oz fest gives up on Orland Park, looks to Tinley Park

    Oz fest gives up on Orland Park, looks to Tinley Park
    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...
  • Folk group's farewell tour, all-star country group, Grateful Dead member highlight area venue's new season

     
    The farewell tour of a folk group after more than 50 years together, an all-star group featuring the artist who has won more Grammy Awards than any other male country singer, the songwriter from the best-loved jam group of all......
  • "Wizard of Oz" in Philly features winner of Candadian TV show

     
    Philadelphia will host the first stop in the region of the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new flashy adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” staring the winner of a "American Idol"-style show in Canada. Danielle Wade, who stars......
  • DISC REVIEW: Stanley Schumacher's 'No Technique' a hypnotic, experimental journey

     
    "No Technique” is one 42-minute track performed by David Taylor on bass trombone. It is a series of buzzing drones that often remind you of the humming of a bee.It's on trombone player Stanley Schmacher's new CD....
  • Hollywood's hedgehog mentality threatens its survival

    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,...