Oz in the News 1.12.11

Universal Music Group’s vintage recordings head to Library of Congress There’s good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation’s musical heritage in Monday’s announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress for preservation and digitizing.  They include Bing Crosby’s original recording of “White Christmas” and thousands more by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, the Andrews Sisters and other lesser-known musicians who recorded from the late 1920s to the late 1940s for labels now under the UMG umbrella.

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Opens at The Children’s Museum of Memphis Follow the yellow brick road and step into the pages of the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, at The Children’s Museum of Memphis January 15-June 12, 2011. In 1900, the publication of L. Frank Baum’s book caused a national sensation that led to 13 sequels over the next 20 years. This timeless tale has been brought to life in a colorful traveling exhibition that dazzles the eyes and stimulates the mind, while instilling a love of reading.

 

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