Oz in the News 2.4.11

JSP to Release Double-LP Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall on CD in 2012 The release will include all of the music heard at the event and preserve the LP’s running order of the legendary performer’s April 23, 1961 appearance at the venue, while simultaneously retaining certain technological enhancements which were made for the original LPs. When Judy at Carnegie Hall was released on vinyl, the multi-Grammy award-winning album remained on the charts for 95 weeks and spent 13 of them in the number 1 position.  In related news, JSP has announced that it will also release a 4-CD box set, Judy Garland – Smilin’ Through: The Singles Collection 1936-1947 in 2011. These discs will include singles of Garland’s known master takes, alternates and outtakes at Decca Records.

NY Pops Honor Judy Garland’s Carnegie Hall Debut with Reineke, Brown, Headley & Olivo Fifty years after her legendary Carnegie Hall debut, The New York Pops remembers Hollywood icon Judy Garland with a song-for-song re-creation of the 1961 performance that is referred to by so many as “the greatest night in show business history”. Under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke, Broadway luminary Ashley Brown, Grammy Award winner Heather Headley  and West Side Story star Karen Olivo take the stage in this vibrant revival of the historic concert, which features signature Garland favorites, such as “Over the Rainbow”, “The Trolley Song”, “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “The Man That Got Away”.  “I’m thrilled to recreate this iconic concert back here in Carnegie Hall,” said Reineke.”To perform the original arrangements of these timeless classics is a dream come true. Even more, I’m excited to be working with three of Broadway’s finest leading ladies.”

There’s No Place Like (Judy Garland’s Former Bel-Air) Home In 1938, the year she was cast as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland hired architect Wallace Neff to design this East Coast traditional in Bel-Air, where she lived with her mother, sister, and grandmother. (Style blog Bluetramontana has several charming vintage “Judy at home” publicity shots with captions.)

Salina Symphony Planning “Night in Oz” Follow the yellow brick road to the Salina Symphony’s “A Night in Oz” Fundraiser Gala.  The event is Friday, March 4th, at the Salina Country Club.  The unique evening will include dinner and a benefit auction. It also includes music from “The Wizard of Oz” and the Broadway smash-hit musical, “Wicked.”

Estate of Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming Hits the Auction Block Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to present the Estate of well-known collectors and autograph dealers, Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming, on April 20, 2011. The sale, simulcast between Los Angeles and New York, features an impressive collection of approximately 600 lots highlighted by one-of-a-kind personal letters, documents, and photographs covering literature, art and film.  19th and 20th century literature, music, and art highlights include an archive of letters from Paul Bowles to James Herlihy (est. $8,000-1,200); a letter signed by Paul Gauguin (est. $10,000-15,000); a rare autograph letter signed of L. Frank Baum of Wizard of Oz fame, on pictorial letterhead, featuring the covers of his novels: “I’ve looked in my magic box and find I’ve used up all my magic words and things just now and will have to wait till the Fairies put more in it” (est. $3,000-5,000)




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