Oz in the News 5.15.14

56a860ede8c541f3a66b72181899125e‘Over the Rainbow’ is named SongHall’s ‘Towering Song’  The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s (SHOF) Towering Song Award winner this year is “Over the Rainbow”—the historic pop standard written for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz and famously sung in it by Judy Garland. The award will be presented at the 45th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 12 at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. “Over the Rainbow” was written by SHOF inductees Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, and published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc. Among its many accolades over the past 75 years is its ranking as No. 1 on the “Songs of the Century” list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts; the American Film Institute also placed it at the top of its list of “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs.”

Top 10 ‘Wizard of Oz’ destinations  2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the release of the much beloved film “The Wizard of Oz.” In celebration of this classic piece of cinematic history, and in honor of L. Frank Baum’s birthday on May 15, we’ve tracked down 10 “Wizard of Oz” destinations every Oz fan should visit…

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