Oz in the News 1.25.17

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Krewe of Apollo melds Wizard of Oz and Elton John into a charming ball Combining a timeless story with classic songs by a renowned rock star for a ball? For the Krewe of Apollo, a mash-up of “The Wizard of Oz” with Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album (along with a few of his other songs) was a charming way to theme the group’s 88th annual ball on Jan. 7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. After the 50-year Queen was presented — Miss Henrietta Creevy Clay, who reigned in 1967 members of the krewe entered with shouts and cheers, heralding the appearance of the King (his identity is not revealed) whose costume was Wizard of Oz-meets-’70s Elton John (the heyday of his on-stage costumes) and his pages, Masters Robert Edward Milling and Robert Wade Van Horn, who costumed as members of the Lollipop Guild.

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