Oz in the News 10.24.11

Judy Garland Sound Board  Judy Garland Sound Board 1.2 is a iPhone Entertainment App which is developed by PowerSlave Developments. Play your favourite Judy Garland phrases from your iPhone! Hear our movie legend idol as often as you like…
(Auntie) Jo said, “now I have Judy in my pocket”, while Jackboy said of our Wizard of Oz app, “This app has completed my life…”
There’s also a selection of photos from days gone by as well as a biography and filmography!

The London Studio Recordings 1957-1964  It’s fascinating to hear a great singer in a state of transition. The cleaner vocalism of the 1950s is still apparent in 1960, although showstoppers such as “Chicago” and “San Francisco” are mere shadows of their future selves. In “Stormy Weather,” though, she became more emotionally restrained in later performances. And you will laugh to hear a British chorus trying to approximate “Swanee.”

Sedona Film Festival Presents Wizard of Oz Sing-Along in Sedona Arizona  Follow the yellow brick road and enjoy a trip to the Emerald City like you’ve never experienced before! Enjoy a journey to Oz with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion — and a whole lot of toe-tapping fun — as the Sedona International Film Festival presents “The Wizard of Oz Sing-Along” on Tuesday, October 25. Showtime will be 6 p.m., at the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School. The Film Festival is proud to welcome two of the three remaining cast members of the original film:  Margaret Pellegrini (who played one of the Munchkins) and Caren Doll (who was Judy Garland’s stand-in). Both have traveled extensively to Oz-related events and celebrations. They will introduce the film and host a Q&A discussion following the screening where they will take you on a trip behind the curtain in the making of “The Wizard of Oz.”

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