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PBS & American Experience Developing 4-Hour Walt Disney Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference today, PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced that 'Walt Disney,' a new four-hour, two-night film that explores the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, will premiere in fall 2015. (more...)

PBS & AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Announce WALT DISNEY Film, Premiering Fall 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference today, PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced that “Walt Disney,” a new four-hour, two-night film that explores the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, will premiere in fall 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gilbert and Sullivan Society Magically Presents THE SORCERER
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 20, 2014

Gilbert and Sullivan Society's THE SORCERER Is Pure Magic (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents DISNEY 'FANTASIA': LIVE IN CONCERT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

“Fantasia”—Disney's crown jewel that changed the course of animation forever when it was released in 1940—is brought to fresh, new life when Pacific Symphony presents the captivating blend of music and moving pictures, live and under the stars, as part of “Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014.” A perfect evening for reliving childhood memories or introducing new ones to youngsters, “Disney 'Fantasia': Live in Concert” features stunning footage from the original version as well as “Fantasia 2000” shown on the big screen above the stage, as the orchestra performs classical masterpieces in sync with the animation. Starring the iconic Mickey Mouse in “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” the presentation also delights with colorful and vibrant animations of dancing hippos, baby unicorns, flamingos and Disney's other favorite characters—Donald and Daisy Duck in the 2000 version of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the Symphony also performs selections from Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth symphonies, “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Carnival of the Animals,” “Firebird,” “Pines of Rome,” “Claire de Lune” and “Dance of the Hours.” (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. For the first time, this year's nominees were selected via online voting. (more...)

Disney XD Launches GRAND PRIX Racing-Game App
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Disney XD is today announcing the launch of the 'Disney XD Grand Prix' racing-game app for smartphones and tablets (more...)

Ariana Grande Celebrates 21st Birthday with Mickey Mouse!
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The pop singer shared a photo on Twitter of her celebration with none other than Mickey himself (more...)

Disney Begins Production on PICKLE AND PEANUT, a Buddy Comedy Starring Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Adding to the creative strength that helps fuel Disney-branded channels and platforms worldwide, Disney Television Animation has begun production on 'Pickle & Peanut,' a buddy-comedy series about two unlikely friends - an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut - voiced by Jon Heder ('Napoleon Dynamite') and Johnny Pemberton ('21 Jump Street'), respectively. (more...)

Disney Junior Announces Original July Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Disney Junior recently announced episode premieres for its original programs coming up in the month of July. (more...)

Macy's Appoints SpongeBob SquarePants as 2014 Holiday Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon today announced that beloved pop-culture phenomenon SpongeBob SquarePants will serve as Macy's 2014 Holiday Ambassador. (more...)

Disney Jr Launches 1st Spanish-Language Appisode w/ SOFIA THE FIRST: The Great Aunt-Venture
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

A Spanish-language version of the 'Sofia the First: The Great Aunt-Venture' appisode is now live in the App Store for $4.99 on the groundbreaking Disney Junior Appisodes app (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago to Mark 100th Anniversary of Saul Steinberg's Birth, 7/4-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of noted artist Saul Steinberg (1914 - 1999) on June 15, the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce that The Saul Steinberg Foundation has donated 54 of his original works on paper to the museum, including five of his distinctively whimsical masks drawn on paper bags. (more...)

Second Season of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY to Premiere 7/1
by TV News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! Ten episodes of the hit Comedy Central series 'Drunk History' begin on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of 'Nathan For You.' For fans that want to relive every sloshed moment of season one, all episodes are now available on the Comedy Central App and atcc.com/drunk. (more...)

Km Fine Arts Los Angeles Presents Tête-a-Tête
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The exhibition will be punctuated by a selection of works by guest artists, Nigel Daly, C. Gregory Gummersall, Marisa Howenstine, Stephanie Bell May, Sela Ward, and Estella Warren. The exhibition will run from May 20 - June 18, with a VIP Preview on May 17. Hal Buckner's simple, aluminum cut sculptures recount the elegant simplicity of contour drawings, yet culminate in a complete, seemingly voluminous forms. Often life-sized in scale, the surfaces of his works are painted matte black to provide contrast and to highlight the drawn-line element. Once installed, light casts dramatic shadows on the walls, adding volume and depth. Buckner is a professor emeritus of Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington and has taught sculpture at a collegiate level for over 25 years. He currently lives and works in Southampton, NY. Ramsey Dau: Highlighted in Modern Painters 25 Artists to Watch December 2013 and is currently living in Los Angeles. 'My work is really about tension,' says Dau, a largely self-taught painter. He has painted small, highly detailed street scenes of the urban landscape-kung-Fu studios or the El Chubasco bar in Echo Park-as well as neo-Pop canvases that combine politically charged text-shout-outs to Grover Norquist and Ruth Bader Ginsburg-with images of Homer Simpson and Mickey Mouse. Kim Gottlieb-Walker is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 45 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the '60s and '70s, including her candid photographs of Bob Marley and other iconic members of the Reggae movement. Many of her photos are in the current Bob Marley Collectors Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. Dana Louise Kirkpatrick is known for her bold, large-scale paintings and drawings which reference themes such as popular culture, religion, war, race, poverty, love and sex. Kirkpatrick's sure, confident line work oscillates between being hard and dark or shaky and scrawling, dependent on the attitude of each piece. She studied Fine Arts at Georgetown University, graduating with honors in 2001 and receiving the DaVinci Medal for Excellence in Studio Art and the Misty Dailey Award for Outstanding Work in Studio Art. Kirkpatrick's work is in a large number of important private collections. Victor Matthews's paintings and sculptures convert urban city street grids into metropolises of softened-white, celebrating what has been and what can still be. Born in Brooklyn in 1963, Matthews draws inspiration from every day objects and happenings of urban New York and transforms the chaos into serene, yet stunning story-like interpretations. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, including the 48th Venice Biennale, Museum Sala Uno (Rome), the Boca Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum (Venice) and The Sculpture Center (New York). His work can be found in museums and important private collections worldwide. Brendan Murphy's work focuses on the genuine cultivation of beauty by utilizing color and movement to confront life's experiences. Working primarily with large format canvas, Murphy's paintings display an effortless blending of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint to create floating backgrounds, moving pieces, and a push/pull multi-dimensional visual experience. Murphy has shown his work in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Calgary, Houston, and Buenos Aires. His work can be seen in over 500 private and public art collections internationally. Bernie Taupin: Stemming from his world famous career as a lyricist Taupin incorporates words and language in to his artistic works. Taupin has no set pattern or definitive style. He claims it is hard to conform when there are so many options. Taupin sees his art as a visual extension of what he has spent his life creating through words 'The imagination, in my estimation, is the most powerful tool the artist possess enabling us to conjure up beautiful distraction for the ears and eyes.' He has been busy touring with his art exhibitions all across the US. Taupin born in the United Kingdom currently resides in California. His works are included in many significant collections worldwide. Federico Uribe is a conceptual artist resorting to the language of pop art through the use of objects of daily life. He creates sculptures, which are not sculpted but constructed, and weaved, in all kinds of different ways, curious and unpredictable, repetitive and almost compulsive. They follow the classics canons of figurative and abstract art, but the result is absolutely unusual, whimsical, of enormous efficacy and communicability. Federico Uribe has had over 20 solo shows to date, including exhibitions in London, Padova, Italy, his hometown of Bogota and his 2013 installation, 'Fantasy River' at the Hudson River Museum in New York. For more information please contact: KM Fine Arts: Ana M. Hollinger, Director & Managing Partner P: 310. 854. 0540 E: director@kmfinearts.com www.kmfinearts.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: FANTASIA at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 03, 2014

Classical music and drawn animation might be considered things of the past, but they had glorious relevance at the Davies Symphony Hall this past weekend. The Disney cartoons of 1940's revolutionary Fantasia played in brilliant, restored, high-definition color alongside clips from Fantasia 2000 with musical accompaniment by the San Francisco Symphony. (more...)

Disney/ABC Television Group is Launching Two New Spanish-Language Digital Programming Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Disney Junior en Español kicks off with the world premiere of the new 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse' episode 'Donald Jr.' and includes Spanish-language versions of such popular shows as 'Sofia the First,' 'Doc McStuffins,' 'Jake and the Never Land Pirates,' 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse' and 'Henry Hugglemonster,' as well as short-form series 'Minnie's Bow-Toons' and 'The Doc Files.' Android and Kindle Fire users can also draw, paint and color pages from their favorite Disney Junior shows with Disney Junior Color! en Español. (more...)

Disney Unveils New Design & Features for WATCH DISNEY & More
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

Disney/ABC Television Group is today re-launching its industry-defining WATCH services for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior with an intuitive, character-focused redesign and new features t (more...)

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL Set for The VETS, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival debuts at The VETS in Providence on November 16th, 2014. Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney• Pixar's Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival strives to be the biggest concert experience to hit live family entertainment. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Premiere of LUCKY DUCK Among Disney Channel's June Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

Disney Channel announces June 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

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