Monday, September 28, 2009

We're Off to See the Wizard!

Most American children grew up at least knowing the classic songs from “The Wizard of Oz”, if not actually seeing the film a dozen times or dressing up as one of its characters for Halloween.
This week, “The Wizard of Oz” celebrates its 70th anniversary with a very special free concert and screening tomorrow night in Central Park.
The festivities kick off with a free concert featuring the contemporary interpretations of classic songs from the "The Wizard of Oz" by Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson and two-time American Country Music winner and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" winner Julianne Hough. The show is produced by and will also feature The Roots' Grammy Award™-winning drummer and record producer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson and a band assembled especially for the show.
Following the concert is an outdoor screening of the film. Bring blankets, snacks and friends!
The concert performance and movie screening are free, but seating is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early for the event.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 29, concert begins at 7:30 PM; screening starts at 8:30 PM
Where: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Read more about the event in today;s column.

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