Oz in the News 9.21.14

-331821dd236851fbDorothy in Oz: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the Portland Children’s Museum, through the eyes of a child  At 3 years old, Dorothy “Dot” Houston doesn’t know much about “The Wizard of Oz.” She’s never seen the movie, her parents tell me, and she wasn’t named after the hero of the story, but rather after her great-grandmother and great-great aunt. That didn’t stop friends and family from making the connection. “We have three pairs of ruby red slippers,” her mom Abby says.

Fans get to see live Wizard of Oz concert with Symphoria Sean O’Loughlin is conducting this concert. “The munchkins seem to really jump off the screen, hopefully not too much and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” seems like that much more over the rainbow,” says O’Loughlin. Many of us have seen the 1939 MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz,” but the movie comes with a pre-recorded soundtrack. To start off its 2014-2015 season, Symphoria is providing every tuba, trumpet and tambourine live for the concert “Oz and Orchestra.”

Accessorise your pretty feet Four thousand six hundred rubies and 50 carats of diamonds — this is what these bright pair of heels created by the famous jewellery house, are made of. When what you’re wearing is essentially jewellery for the feet, what’s the price that you can be expected to pay? Why, just the piffling little amount of $3 million, of course. The story goes that Harry Winston’s son Ronald wanted to create a special pair of heels to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Judy Garland film Wizard of Oz. He promptly recreated the shoes worn by the actress in the film, wholly with precious stones, and voila! No other pair of shoes can match their sparkle.

65th Carnival of Flowers proves to be the best MUNCHKINS won out in the keenly contested champion float of the Carnival of Flowers Grand Central Floral Parade which was awarded to the entry from Woolworths. In keeping with this year’s parade theme of Storybook of Colour, Woolworths staff and Pine Valley Flowers joined to create a Wizard of Oz themed float.


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