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December 05, 1901
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Ronnie McDowell Signs Five-Year Deal with Disney Fine ArtRonnie McDowell Signs Five-Year Deal with Disney Fine Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Country music sensation Ronnie McDowell is a true artist in every sense of the word. He's known coast to coast for his chart-topping radio hits and showmanship from his sold-out performances and now he is being recognized for his original art work. Disney Fine Art saw one painting by McDowell and signed him to a 5-year deal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Images from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Celebration Anaheim!Photo Flash: Images from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Celebration Anaheim!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Below, check out photos from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, featuring more than 30 hours of panels, interviews, and floor coverage, live from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! (more...)

LA Master Chorale's 2015 High School Choir Festival Set for Walt Disney Concert Hall, 5/1LA Master Chorale's 2015 High School Choir Festival Set for Walt Disney Concert Hall, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) continues its vital role of championing and training the next generation of musical talent at its acclaimed High School Choir Festival showcasing some 1,000 choir students from 29 Southland high schools in massed choir in a free concert on Friday, May 1, 2015, 1 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Anna Kendrick to Pen 'Witty' Essay CollectionAnna Kendrick to Pen 'Witty' Essay Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

According to USA Today, INTO THE WOODS and PITCH PERFECT star Anna Kendrick is writing a collection of autobiographical essays for Touchstone, set for release next fall. (more...)

Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Digital Album Out 4/28Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Digital Album Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'on April 28, 2015. (more...)

Avril Lavigne Releases New Single 'Fly' And Music Video To Benefit Special OlympicsAvril Lavigne Releases New Single 'Fly' And Music Video To Benefit Special Olympics
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

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2015 Special Olympics World Games Celebrates '100 Days Away'2015 Special Olympics World Games Celebrates '100 Days Away'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

100 days from today, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will assemble in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 25, for the start of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Teaser Trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!VIDEO: Watch New Teaser Trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The first full trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was revealed today during the opening of Star Wars Celebration Live, a four-day event held at the Anaheim Convention Center. (more...)

Paul Moravec & Terry Teachout to Create New Work Honoring John V. Sinclair's 25th Anniversary with Bach Festival Society of Winter ParkPaul Moravec & Terry Teachout to Create New Work Honoring John V. Sinclair's 25th Anniversary with Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to announce the commissioning of a new work in celebration of conductor and artistic director John V. Sinclair's 25th anniversary with the Society. The piece, titled Music, Awake!, with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and words by distinguished author Terry Teachout, celebrates the universal power of music. It will be premiered during concerts with the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra on April 16 and 17, 2016. Terry Teachout and Paul Moravec are experienced collaborators, having premiered three operas in recent years for companies such as The Santa Fe Opera and Philadelphia's Center City Opera Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Senate Hearings Interrupted by 'Let It Go' Ringtone of U.S. Senator's CellVIDEO: Senate Hearings Interrupted by 'Let It Go' Ringtone of U.S. Senator's Cell
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 16, 2015

Senator Pat Roberts was in the midst of answering questions on free trade during the Senate Finance Committee hearings when he was interrupted by a call on his cell phone which evidently rings to the tune of Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' from the hit film FROZEN. (more...)

ESPN Announces Coverage of SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES LOS ANGELESESPN Announces Coverage of SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES LOS ANGELES
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

ESPN, the official media partner of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015), today announced its initial coverage team and plans for the event that will begin July 25 with live coverage of the Opening Ceremony at 9 p.m. ET. (more...)

Twenty Olympic Medalists Participate in the First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across AmericaTwenty Olympic Medalists Participate in the First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In anticipation of the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles this summer, 20 Olympic medalists across the world have come together to show their support of Special Olympics by participating in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America. Leading the challenge is Olympic swimmer Donna de Varona, along with American gymnast Bart Conner, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Russian-American artistic gymnast Nastia Liukin, American figure skaters Scott Hamilton and Michelle Kwan, American snowboarder Hannah Teter, American short track speed skater Apolo Ohno, American speed skater Casey FitzRandolph, American professional basketball players Sam Perkins and Ruth Riley, American swimmers John Naber and Jessica Hardy, American soccer player Kristine Lilly, American freestyle skier Ashley Caldwell, Swiss swimmer Dominik Meichtry, Paralympic athlete April Holmes, American bobsledder Steven Holcomb and American ice hockey players Julie Chu and Jocelyne Lamoureux. (more...)

Toys'R'Us Campaign Raises More Than $2 Million For Special OlympicsToys'R'Us Campaign Raises More Than $2 Million For Special Olympics
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

WAYNE, N.J., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Toys'R'Us today announced that a recent campaign hosted in its stores across the U.S. and online at Toysrus.com to benefit Special Olympics raised more than $2 million. Throughout the duration of the eight-week awareness and fundraising program, Toys'R'Us customers pledged their support to help children with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience #MyFirstSportsMoment by learning how to hit balls, run bases, take jump shots and more through Special Olympics. One hundred percent of customer donations will be directed to Special Olympics and applied towards the upcoming 2015 World Games, as well as the expansion of the Young Athletes Program around the world. Additionally, the company celebrated the youngest Special Olympics athletes on its official social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, where fans and followers shared their #MyFirstSportsMoment memories and experiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Promo Art for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSPhoto Flash: New Promo Art for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Tim Veekhoven, an official contributor of the Star Wars site has shared new promo art or STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, on Twitter. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

TIME reveals the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Kanye West, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Jorge Ramos. (more...)

Ian McKellen Writes About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Rehearsal- 'It's the First Time I've Heard Applause at a Read-Through'Ian McKellen Writes About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Rehearsal- 'It's the First Time I've Heard Applause at a Read-Through'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson andDan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston.Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Josh Gad will take on the role of Le Fou, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Garderobe. Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen is set to take on Cogsworth, and he recently wrote about his first day in rehearsal in London. Check out his full diary entry below! (more...)

VIDEO: George Clooney Stars in All-New TOMORROWLAND FeaturetteVIDEO: George Clooney Stars in All-New TOMORROWLAND Featurette
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Learn about Walt Disney's vision for the future in the TOMORROWLAND featurette below starring George Clooney, producer/writer Damon Lindelof, and director Brad Bird! (more...)

Chris Montan, Alexandre Desplat to Be Honored at BMI Film & TV AwardsChris Montan, Alexandre Desplat to Be Honored at BMI Film & TV Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Alexandre Desplat at the organization's 2015 Film & Television Awards. (more...)

Dolby Vision to Launch with Disney's TOMORROWLAND and Disney/Pixar's INSIDE OUTDolby Vision to Launch with Disney's TOMORROWLAND and Disney/Pixar's INSIDE OUT
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Disney's Tomorrowland, in theatres May 22, 2015, and Disney•Pixar's Inside Out, in theatres June 19, 2015, will be the first Dolby Vision titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. (more...)

Neeme Järvi to Conduct LA Philharmonic for Three Performances, 4/17Neeme Järvi to Conduct LA Philharmonic for Three Performances, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

WHAT: Esteemed conductor Neeme Järvi leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in three performances, Friday, April 17, at 8 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, at 2 pm. The program features LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour as the soloist in Suk's Fantasie, the composer's brilliant and rarely heard fantasy-concerto. Bookending the Suk work are two offerings from Brahms – his Tragic Overture and the dramatic Fourth Symphony, for which the LA Phil won its most recent Grammy award. (more...)

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