Oz in the News 4.23.15

887899-thumbWatch a Man Sing ‘Wizard of Oz’ Tune On Super-Fast MRI  The video wasn’t created for an all-MRI production of “The Wizard of Oz.” It’s an example of a high-speed, high-resolution MRI technique. The technique, which is being developed by the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group at the Beckman Institute, acquires about 100 frames per second.

‘Wizard of Oz’ in sand coming to Arlington  Fantasy in Sand will transform three million pounds of dry sand into sculptures up to 20 feet high and will feature 11 unique scenes from L. Frank Baum’s iconic book and a finale called America The Beautiful. The attraction, from Nashville-based 12 Degree Entertainment, will also contain Texas’ largest sandbox, a 2,000-square-foot area where children can create their own sand sculptures. Sandsational Sand Sculpting will mold the sand. The second planned experience, Fantasy in Ice, will take place in at least one city this year. Said Madden, “We plan to have Fantasy in Sand and Fantasy in Ice each operating in multiple cities in the next three years.” Fantasy in Sand details are available at www.FantasyInSand.com.

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