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Los Angeles based writer, Margie Anne Clark covers the entertainment world in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding entertainment venues in Southern California.

City of Santa Clarita’s presents Pirate themed Thursdays@Newhall at the MAIN. Thursday fun runs September 5 – 26, 2019.

Ahoy matey! It’s time to celebrate Davy Jones style on National Speak Like a Pirate Day. Walk the plank at the Pirates of Santa Clarita SENSES block party on Thursday,September 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Leave your flask at home because we will have an on-street bar hosted by Eighth & Rail.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – School may be back in session, but the fun doesn’t stop for Thursdays@Newhall in September! Featured events in Old Town Newhall this month include a variety show, salsa dancing lessons, a “Pirates of Santa Clarita” SENSES Block party and more – all for free! Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursday nights from March through October.

Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursday nights from March through October. (Photos/City of Santa Clarita)

Ten performers will take to the stage on Thursday, September 5, at The MAIN (24266 Main Street) for 10 minutes each and dazzle the audience with music, comedy, storytelling and more at the monthly 10 by 10Variety Show, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Performers in September include magic from Glenndalf; storytelling with Oscar Sagastume and Pablo Marz; music with Janine Cooper Ayres and Jim Jeffrey; comedy from Chris Cope, Samantha Hale and Julia Pels; dance by Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company; and a screening of the short film “ALOHA.”

JoinD’Wilfri DanceArt and Entertainment for  JAM Sessions at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) on September 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to learn to Salsa! Attendees will engage in an exciting exploration of this fun, social dance with local dance instructor Ingrid Blanco, then put their moves to the test while enjoying live music. JAM Sessionsare hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation,bringing dance and original live performances to Old Town Newhall.

Explore 20,000 leagues under the sea but be sure not to walk the plank at the Pirates of Santa Clarita SENSES Block Party on September 19, starting at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate National Speak Like a Pirate Day in true Davy Jones style and follow your treasure map down Main Street for the grandest party on the high seas. Leave the landlubbers at home and sail in early for dinner at the event or from restaurants in Newhall. Eighth & Rail will host the on-street bar at this month’s SENSES.

Also on September 19, The MAIN will host an artist reception for its Second Annual Photo Competition by the Community Hiking Club. In the last few years, California has been hit with several destructive wildfires, including the Sand, Station, Woolsey, Thomas and Camp Fires. Most people know fire by the destruction left in its wake. But fire can have a different side as well. In the photo exhibition, you will see the starkness of the devastation, the beauty of the recovery and a few of the magnificent fire followers. Guests attending the free reception will enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet the photographers from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Note by Note music night on September 26, wraps up the month’s schedule and will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The MAIN. Note by Note is a free night of music that delights audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! Featured performers in September include The Los Angeles Fifes and Drums, Heather Lockie, Melonie Carroll Dolci and Lilia Bogoeva. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

2019 Fall Lineup

September 19:  Pirates of Santa Clarita

Ahoy matey! It’s time to celebrate Davy Jones style on National Speak Like a Pirate Day. Walk the plank at the Pirates of Santa Clarita SENSES block party on Thursday, September 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Leave your flask at home because we will have an on-street bar hosted by Eighth & Rail.


October 17:  Halloween Haunt

Halloween begins on October 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Halloween Haunt SENSES block party. Whether you come dressed in your spooky best or transform yourself into a monster onsite, be sure to participate in the Halloween costume contest for a chance to win ghoulish prizes! Enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks and drinks from the on-street bar hosted by El Trocadero.

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“Halloween Horror Nights” Kicks Off with Fan Preview Night on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 Officially opens on Friday, Sept. 13 2019, Continues on Select Nights through Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Premium R.I.P. Tours and Popular Multi-Night Frequent Fear Passes Offer “Halloween Horror Nights” Fans Ultimate Ways of Maximizing Visits to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Premier Halloween Event

Universal City, CA, August 29, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood ups the “Halloween Horror Nights” scare factor by tenfold this year and offers fans exclusive ways to maximize the terror with a variety of specialty tickets, including the premium R.I.P. Tour and must-have multi-night Frequent Fear passes.

“Monster Masquarade” scare zone at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018.
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“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Thursday, September 12 with an exclusive first look Fan Preview Night, which features a limited number of tickets and the chance to explore this year’s 10 terrifying new mazes.

Opening night and event dates are: September 13-15, 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; and November 1-3, 2019. Advanced purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.

The new R.I.P. Tour offer groups of up to 12 a chance to scare in style and features exclusive access to “Halloween Horror Nights.” Helmed by a VIP Guide, R.I.P. Tour guests will be treated to unlimited Universal Express™ access to all mazes and attractions as well as reserved VIP seating at the Jabbawockeez show, private VIP trolley transportation to the backlot mazes, exclusive interactive themed photo ops and a special tour of the Universal backlot, gourmet buffet dinner at the exclusive VIP Dining Room & Lounge, access to exclusive lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.

For fans who just can’t get enough, a series of multi-night Frequent Fear passes is also available.  Guests can choose from four different Frequent Fear ticket options:

  • Ultimate Fear Pass:  scare every night of the 32 day event, including a ticket to Fan Preview Night
  • Fan Preview and Frequent Fear Pass:  26 select nights including Fan Preview on September 12
  • Frequent Fear Pass:  25 select nights
  • September Pass:  11 select nights throughout the month of September

Visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com for more details and to purchase tickets.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.      Following is a list of this year’s wicked line-up: 

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” inspired by the 1982 cult classic horror movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow@HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

About Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the all-new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)

Hollywood, Calif. – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America and will play at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood from Oct.  29 – Nov. 3, 2019.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)


Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)

Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)

Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar.’

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, October 29 – November 3 2019. (Photos, Pantages Theatre)

The 26th Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Charity Auction, Sept. 21, 2019 at the Southern California Innovation Park in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The 26th Annual An Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Charity Auction will be held Saturday, September 21,2019.   The event will return to the Southern California Innovation Park (formerly Mann Biomedical Park). 

We anticipate a beautiful evening and will update with details as they are confirmed.An Evening under the Stars is one of only two Foundation events and is significant to our fundraising each year.  Money raised at this event will help us to offer support to our MHF families. 

Throughout the year, the Foundation helps in many ways, including providing gas and grocery assistance, support group meetings, and family outings – aid crucial to families dealing with the emotional and unexpected financial burden of cancer.

For more information visit: https://www.mhf.org/events/silver/

MTV’s 2019 Video Music Awards (VMA’s) Airs Monday, August 26, 2019, live from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, 8 p.m. ET. on MTV, MTV Live.

Newark, New Jersey – The 2019 mtv video music awardsSebastian Maniscalco will host the event live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Monday. There will be performances by Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty by Nature, Wyclef Jean, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Rosalía, H.E.R. and A$AP Ferg, and Missy Elliott will receive the Video Vanguard Award.

Sebastian Maniscalco, host of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo, MTV)
Taylor Swift will open the MTV VMA’s on Monday August 26, 2019.

Missy Elliott is a groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering producer, songwriter, singer, rapper and cultural icon who has transformed the global music scene. The five-time GRAMMY® Award winner has achieved unprecedented success and sold over 30 million records worldwide. Known for her classic hit singles “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “WTF (Where They From),” Elliott leads the field in innovation, creativity and influence on other artists. Earlier this year, she was the first female hip-hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Last year’s winner, Camila Cabello will be a featured performer at the 2019 MTV VMA’s. (Photo/MTV)

Elliott has an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music, and she is the only female rapper to have six studio albums certified platinum, including her debut 1997 album “Supa Dupa Fly” and her 2002 blockbuster “Under Construction.” She joins a prestigious list of past Video Vanguard Award recipients, including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna and P!nk. Elliott will be performing at the VMAs.

In partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Marc Jacobs will receive the first-ever MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award at the 2019 VMAs, which honors fashion designers who have made an indelible impact within the world of musical artist fashion.

Missy Elliott will receive the Video Vanguard Award. Elliott is a groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering producer, songwriter, singer, rapper and cultural icon who has transformed the global music scene. Atlantic Records/Derek Blanks

During his illustrious career, the designer has embodied the spirit of the award as he’s featured Cher and Missy Elliott in ad campaigns and dressed music icons Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.

In partnership with The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), MTV announced today, July 30, that Jacobs will receive the inaugural award for his “indelible impact within the world of music-artist fashion.”

Presenters includes Lenny Kravitz, John Travolta, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonathan Van Ness, Keke Palmer, Lindsey Vonn, Rick Ross, Salt-N-Pepa and Ice-T. In addition, The Sopranosstars Drea De Matteo, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Vincent Pastore are reuniting to present.

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team members Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris; Bebe Rexha; Megan Thee Stallion; French Montana; Hailee Steinfeld; P.K. Subban; and Victor Cruz will also present during Monday night’s ceremony. 

Lil Nas X will be performing at the VMA’s. (Photo/Lil Nas x.com)

Handfuls of the show’s nominees are also slated to perform. Nominees Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Rosalía will perform their hits, and Lizzo will make her VMA debut. 

Lil Nas X and “Seniorita” singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes will perform.

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET/PT
  • Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Where: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
  • On TV: MTV
  • Live stream: Viewers who subscribe to a TV service that includes MTV can watch the show on MTV.com and the MTV app. You can also stream it on fuboTV – start a free trialET Live will have coverage before and after the show.

Complete List of 2019 Winners to be announced.

Residents Encouraged to Share Feedback for the City of Santa Clarita’s Parks and Recreation Work Plan.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – In ongoing effort to update the 2008 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan to a fluid Work Plan, the City of Santa Clarita is now conducting a community-wide survey to solicit feedback and information about the programs and services the City offers.

The community survey is an opportunity to gage residents’ satisfaction, priorities and concerns as they relate to parks and recreation opportunities in the City of Santa Clarita.

In addition to the randomly sampled survey conducted by True North Research Inc., the results of this survey will inform the Parks and Recreation Work Plan, which will then be integrated into the City’s next comprehensive strategic plan. All residents are highly encouraged to participate in this survey as it will ensure that the results reflect the diverse experiences and needs of the community.

Some of the questions residents will be asked to respond to include; what park amenities they would like to see and where do they get information about classes, events, parks and more. The survey will close August 30, so please visit santa-clarita.com to participate.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Parks and Recreation Work Plan or the community survey, please contact (661) 286-4176.

A Whole New World: D23 Expo 2019: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals the Next Generation of Storytelling at Disney Parks Around the World.

New details shared on the Avengers Campus coming to both California and Paris, the transformation of Epcot, the expansion of Disney Cruise Line, and uniquely Disney experiences beyond the parks.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2019) – Today at D23 Expo 2019, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled details on how Disney is bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life.

Expo 2019: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals the Next Generation of Storytelling at Disney Parks Around the World. (Photos/Disney)

Chapek welcomed thousands of fans as he shared more about the ambitious plans in store for one of the most extraordinary periods of expansion in Disney history. From Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and the timeless transformation of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, to the Avengers Campuscoming to both Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris, to the Disney Wish arriving on the high seas in January 2022, there are more ways than ever for guests to be front and center in their favorite stories.

“It was Walt’s vision for our theme parks to be places where Disney stories come to life in amazing ways, and with the world’s most creative and talented team of artists and dreamers, there’s no shortage of inspiration,” Chapek said.

The audience was amazed as Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke joined Chapek onstage for a sweeping performance of “Step in Time” to announce the first Mary Poppins attraction at a Disney park, coming to Epcot. Live music continued to swell in the auditorium as award-winning composer Pinar Toprak performed her new anthem for Epcot on piano. Noted singer Jordan Fisher also surprised guests with a sneak peek of the musical score for Disneyland’s new parade.

“It was Walt’s vision for our theme parks to be places where Disney stories come to life in amazing ways, and with the world’s most creative and talented team of artists and dreamers, there’s no shortage of inspiration.”

The morning was full of exciting announcements on plans for Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships and beyond:

Super Heroes Assembling Around the World
Avengers Campus Coming to California and Paris
Guests can suit up alongside their favorite Super Heroes at the Avengers Campus, beginning in 2020 at Disney California Adventure park and later at Disneyland Paris. Both campuses will feature the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature Spider-Man. The attraction will give guests a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers as they sling webs to help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok.

As Super Heroes continue to assemble at both campuses, one of the iconic buildings in California will be the Avengers Headquarters. The building will become the future entrance to a brand-new E-Ticket attraction where guests will fly alongside the Avengers in an epic adventure to Wakanda and beyond when it opens in the next phase of development.

Avengers Campus will feature Pym Test Kitchen where Pym Technologies is using the latest innovations to grow and shrink food.

Guests will also find heroic encounters throughout the campus, including Ant-Man and The Wasp, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Super Heroes from Wakanda and Asgard, and Iron Man. Guests may even catch a glimpse of the Avengers along the rooftops of the Avengers Headquarters.

At Disneyland Paris, guests can extend their adventures at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, opening next summer. The hotel will celebrate 80 years of Marvel art and artists, with more than 300 stunning pieces on display. Rooms will include one-of-a-kind themed suites featuring favorite Super Heroes like Spider-Man, and guests can even meet these legends in a dedicated space.

Star Wars Voyage Unlike Any Other 
Guests are eagerly awaiting the immersive Star Wars vacation experience coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a glamorous ship – the Halcyon – where every window features stellar views into space. Guests will embark together on a two-night adventure that includes special activities, incredible dining, and a “spaceport” day on Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, inviting guests even deeper into their own Star Wars stories.

Disney Cruise Line Magic On and Off the Ships
With three new ships coming to the Disney Cruise Line fleet, there’s so much to look forward to on the high seas. Today, Chapek announced the first of the three ships – the Disney Wish – will be delivered in late 2021 and will set sail in January 2022. Reflecting the theme of the vessel, Rapunzel will grace the stern, representing her character’s wish to see the world. D23 Expo attendees also got a first look at the ship’s three-story atrium, inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale.

Guests can also look forward to a signature island experience that celebrates nature and the spirit and culture of The Bahamas at a new Disney port of call located on the breathtaking island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point.

Timeless Transformation of Epcot
Chapek shared more of the ways Epcot will stay true to its original vision while bringing timeless Disney storytelling to life with the magic of possibility. The park will be unified with four neighborhoods that each celebrate a unique aspect of what makes Epcot so special:

World Showcase

  • World Showcase will welcome the first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane, which will join the United Kingdom pavilion as an entirely new neighborhood.
  • Following the limited-time run of Epcot Forever, the new nighttime spectacular HarmonioUS will be the largest ever created for a Disney park, celebrating how the music of Disney inspires people the world over.
  • In summer 2020, the France pavilion will offer even more for guests to discover, including the much-anticipated attractionRemy’s Ratatouille Adventure, as well as a delicious new restaurant called La Crêperie de Paris.
  • Also in the France pavilion, the classic Impressions de France film will be joined by an all-new “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in January 2020.
  • “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” will debut in January 2020 in the Canada pavilion with new scenes and a new story.
  • In the China pavilion, “Wondrous China” will take guests on a spectacular journey across China, filmed and presented in a completely seamless 360-degree digital format.

World Celebration

  • The iconic Spaceship Earth will remain a voyage through time as the journey transforms with new scenes reflecting the universal nature of the human experience. A new guide and all-new narration will focus on the storytelling that brings people together.
  • new pavilion will be the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals. It will provide a stunning view of World Showcase and an ideal spot to witness the park’s nighttime spectacular. This beautiful, three-level structure will have one of the most remarkable designs at any Disney park and will fast become a new icon for Epcot.
  • World Celebration will also feature breathtaking views at Dreamers Point, lush gardens, a wishing tree, an interactive new fountain and a statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney.

World Nature

  • Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” will be a lush exploration trail where guests can meet and play with magical, living water.
  • The Land pavilion’s new film “Awesome Planet,” which showcases the spectacular beauty, diversity, and dynamic story of the planet, will begin welcoming guests in January 2020.

World Discovery

  • Guests will ride on a daring adventure featuring the first reverse launch into space on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This thrilling, family-friendly attraction will feature a never-before-seen storytelling coaster that rotates to focus on the action, wherever it may be.
  • An expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion, the new restaurant Space 220 will open this winter as an out-of-this-world culinary experience with the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.
  • PLAY! pavilion will open in time for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. In this interactive metropolis, guests will discover a city bursting with games, activities, and experiences that connect them with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.

50 Years of Walt Disney World Resort
Anniversaries are serious fun at Disney parks – and the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort will be one of the biggest ever. For the first time, the celebration will extend beyond Magic Kingdom to each of the resort’s four theme parks with highly anticipated attraction openings and new entertainment, food and beverage, merchandise, and more.

Planned to debut in late 2020, Disney Genie is a revolutionary new digital offering that will enhance the way guests plan for and experience a trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Genie will make planning easier and more fun by providing guests customized itineraries geared to princesses, thrill seekers, foodies, families and more. Guests will even be able to tell Disney Genie what they want to experience, and it will quickly evaluate millions of options to present them with an optimal day.

Next Generation of Animated Stories at Disney Parks
New Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland Park 
Set to debut in spring 2020, the new Magic Happens parade will come to life with an energetic musical score and a new song produced in partnership with singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. Celebrating awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories, the parade will feature stunning floats, beautiful costumes, and beloved Disney characters from “Moana,” “Coco,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and more – all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.

First Ride-through Attraction Featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
Attendees got a first look inside Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 2020 and Disneyland in 2022. Chapek also revealed a first look at the new area of Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland that will be home to this exciting attraction, which will take guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy® Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts.

“Zootopia” at Shanghai Disney Resort
D23 Expo fans heard more details about the “Zootopia”-themed land coming to Shanghai Disney Resort. In addition to a major new attraction that blends storytelling and state-of-the-art technology to bring this favorite film to life, guests can expect immersive entertainment, merchandise, and dining options that can only be found in this mammalian metropolis.

Celebrating Animated Stories at Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland will celebrate some of the greatest animated stories of all time when the park’s castle transforms into the Castle of Magical Dreams. Drawing inspiration from 13 beloved Disney stories featuring princesses and heroines, the castle will feature adornments like Snow White’s apple, Cinderella’s coach, and Belle’s rose. The castle will be a canvas for new entertainment, including a daytime show and nighttime spectacular, and will be home to a new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where children can receive royal transformations.

As part of the multi-year transformation of the park, guests will be able to visit the world of Frozen, complete with all its sights, sounds, cuisine, and traditions. The area will feature two incredible attractions – a new coaster called Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs that takes guests on a winding journey through the kingdom, and Frozen Ever After, inspired by the incredibly popular family attraction in Epcot’s Norway pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort. Also, for the first time (in forever), guests will experience the full force of Elsa’s powers as she creates a beautiful “winter-in-summer” day.

First Cirque du Soleil Show Celebrating Walt Disney Animation Studios
A first-of-its-kind show will celebrate the magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios in a touching story brought to life by Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Imagineering, and legendary Disney animators. It will combine Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. Previews will begin March 20, 2020, leading up to the world premiere on April 17.

Uniquely Disney Lodging
Chapek also shared more details about the previously announced Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a unique hotel and proposed Disney Vacation Club resort drawing inspiration from the wonders of nature and artistry of Walt Disney.

Bringing Magic into the Daily Lives of Families and Fans 
The audience was the first to hear how Target and Disney will come together with a creative retail collaboration that encompasses experiential retail and merchandising – including the launch of 25 Disney stores within select Target stores nationwide on Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020. The “shop-in-shop” will feature an enhanced Disney assortment of more than 450 items, including more than 100 products that were previously only available at Disney retail locations.

With so many exceptional experiences set for Disney, the best is yet to come.

PaleyFest Fall TV Previews LA is the “go to” place for actors and creators to share behind-the-scenes insights and anecdotes with their fans in an intimate theater, September 5-15, 2019

See the Next Hits with the Hottest Stars!

PaleyFest Fall TV Previews LA is the “go to” place for actors and creators to share behind-the-scenes insights and anecdotes with their fans in an intimate theater. Eat, drink, and see the next TV hits with Bradley Whitford, Rosa Salazar, Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Kat Dennings, Matt Groening, Abbi Jacobson, and more!
PaleyFest Fall TV Previews LA is the “go to” place for actors and creators to share behind-the-scenes insights and anecdotes with their fans in an intimate theater, September 5-15, 2019
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9/5: NBC presents Perfect Harmony, Sunnyside, andBluff City Law  Doors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm:   
Perfect Harmony with Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Spencer Allport, Lesley Wake Webster, Jason Winer, Adam Anders, Jon Radler, in person.
“Comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places”ENews
Screenings: Sunnyside and Bluff City Law
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9/6 Amazon Prime Video presents UndoneDoors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm:   
Undone with Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Kate Purdy, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Hisko Hulsing, in person.
“It’s the first time that style of animation has been brought to TV.”The Daily Dot
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9/7 Spectrum Originals presents Mad About YouDoors Open, Reception Begins at 1:00 pm; Program at 1:30 pm:   
Mad About You with Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, in person.
“The new series will focus on Paul and Jamie Buchman’s new life after their daughter Mabel leaves the family home and heads to college.”Inquirer
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9/7 The CW presents Batwoman, Nancy Drew, andKaty Keene Doors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 6:30 pm:   
Batwoman Panelists to be announced.
“The first new live-action Arrow-verse show in several years. And the first to star a LGBT hero.”IGN
Nancy Drew with Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf, in person.Additional panelists to be announced.
Screening: Katy Keene
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9/9 FOX presents Almost Family, Prodigal Son, andBless the Harts Doors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm
Featured talent from Almost Family to be announced.
“The story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds. Exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family”The Wrap
Screenings: Prodigal Son and Bless the Harts
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9/10 Hulu presents Wu-Tang: An American Saga andDollface Doors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm:   
Wu-Tang: An American Saga with Alex Tse, The RZA, in person. (suggested for mature audiences)
Dollface with Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Esther Povitsky, Jordan Weiss, Ira Ungerleider, in person.
“Reading [Dollface creator] Jordan [Weiss]’s script was like opening a window into my own brain”Kat Dennings
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9/12: CBS presents Bob  Abishola and All RiseDoors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm:   
Bob  Abishola with Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Al Higgins, Gina Yashere, in person.
“A cardiac nurse in a Detroit hospital [played by Olowofoyeku], most people don’t get past her hard working, no nonsense attitude but that’s not going to stop her newest patient Bob (Gardell) from trying.”Deadline
All Rise with Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex Brinson, Jessica Camacho, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles, Greg Spottiswood, Sunil Nayar, in person.
BUY TICKETS9/13: TNT presents Chasing the CureDoors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm:   
Chasing the Cure with Ann Curry, Kim Bondy, Michael Bloom, in person.
“They’ll share their stories and interact with a panel of doctors and viewers, and try to find a cure.”Reality Blurred
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9/14: ABC presents Mixed-ish, Stumptown, and EmergenceDoors Open, Reception Begins at 1:00 pm; Program at 1:30 pm:   
Mixed-ish with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tika Sumpter, Christina Anthony, Arica Himmel, Ethan William Childress, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Gary Cole, Karin Gist, Peter Saji, in person.
“Centers on Tracee Ellis Ross’ character, Bow, as she grows up in a mixed race family in the 1980s”AV Club
“The story will be set in the 1980s and focus on Bow and her family as they move from a hippie compound to the suburbs and navigate the various challenges of that very big transition”Vulture
Screenings: Stumptown and Emergence
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9/15: Nickelodeon presents The Casagrandes  Doors Open, Reception Begins at 1:00 pm; Program at 1:30 pm:   
The Casagrande with Izabella Alvarez, Carlos Alazraqui, Sonia Manzano,Alan Foreman, Miguel Puga, Mike Rubiner, in person.
“The Casagrandes follows 11-year-old Ronnie Anne and her brother Bobby, who move in with their multi-generational Mexican-American extended family … and embark on an adventure in a new crowded, chaotic home (complete with a sass-talking parrot).”EW
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9/15 Netflix presents Disenchantment Season TwoDoors Open, Reception Begins at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm:   
Disenchantment with Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, in person.
“The characters resemble their predecessors from “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” but the world they inhabit lacks the screaming primary colors and free-floating surrealism we’re used to.”The New York TimesBUY TICKETS

The Paley Honors 2019: A Special Tribute to Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, Lily Tomlin and Norman Lear. Television’s Comedy Icons to be honored Nov. 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills.

November 21 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills, Calif. – Join The Paley Center for a once-in-a-lifetime evening as The Paley Honors celebrates the unique power of comedy to connect us, to make complex issues more understandable, and remind us of our shared humanity, all through the power of laughter.

This unforgettable evening will feature special salutes to some of comedy’s greatest icons including Carol BurnettNorman Lear,Bob NewhartCarl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin

The evening will highlight groundbreaking comedic moments across sitcoms, scripted comedies, animated series, as well as variety, talk, and sketch shows.

” The Paley Honors celebrates the unique power of comedy to connect us, to make complex issues more understandable, and remind us of our shared humanity, all through the power of laughter.”

This unforgettable evening will also feature special salutes to some of comedy’s greatest icons including Carol BurnettNorman Lear,Bob NewhartCarl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin

For more information visit: https://www.paleycenter.org/paleyhonors-la-2019

Groundwork Coffee, Summertime, Cold Brews and good taste to savor your summer.

Los Angeles, Calif. – We love summer! Really. But there are those moments when you’re sitting in traffic on your way to work, A.C. on at 8am, cupping a warm mug of coffee in your already sweaty hands because it’s just one of those hotter than hot L.A. mornings. Those moments when, damnit, we need to convinced being a grown up isn’t so bad because we should be on our way to the beach! And we wouldn’t be on our way to the beach with a hot cup of coffee, would we?! NO! We’d be on our way to freedom with an ice cold can of Cold Brew, man. 

Don’t stress. We’ve got more than a few Cold Brew cans and bottles at the ready. Because our love of coffee doesn’t get a summer break either:

  • Reach for our Classic Cold Brew, steeped 24 hours for optimal flavor. Chocolatey, nutty flavor in a super smooth Black Gold brew.
  • You can’t not be cool with a can of Nitro Cold Brew in your hand. Fruity, dark chocolate and marshmallow notes give this creamy coffee a uniquely refreshing feel.
  • Bitches Brew Nitro Cold Brew is exactly how it sounds: bold, rich and unexpected. Toasted Marshmallow and smoky caramel for the win.
  • Colombia AMUCC Single Origin Cold Brew is bright and acidic with notes of tangerine, red currant, milk chocolate and green apple. 
  • Rwanda Single Origin Cold Brew hits all the right notes with Bourbon varietal flavors and distinct fruity and floral notes of jasmine tea and milk chocolate.
  • Cold Brew Concentrate – coffee based recipes, marinades and sauces. Or for a Cold Brew at home, simply mix with water.

Read about all our Cold Brew coffees here and pick up yours at any of our cafes and in select Whole Foods Markets. 

We’re looking at you, kid. #ColdBrewNotHot your coolest Groundwork Coffee moments. We may just share your post with a few thousand of our closest friends.

As one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, Groundwork Coffee has been pioneering organic, relationship-based, and sustainable coffee sourcing since the early ’90s.