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‘Tis The Season: Yep Roc Records Decks The Halls with New Holiday Music.

New Holiday Music From Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Grant-Lee Phillips, Eli Paperboy Reed and Josh Rouse.

Music News – Yep Roc Records brings seasonal cheer with new holiday music from Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Grant-Lee Phillips, Eli Paperboy Reed, and Josh Rouse. 

Following 2013’s Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family, one of the decade’s most acclaimed holiday albums, Nick Lowe teams up with Los Straitjackets for two rocking renditions of holiday classics: “Winter Wonderland” and “Let It Snow.” Staples in the set from their ‘Quality Holiday Revue’ tours, these newly-recorded fan-favorites recently came together in a series of Trans-Atlantic sessions. A Bandcamp exclusive on December 4; available at all streaming services on December 7.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grant-Lee Phillips has unwrapped Yuletide, a four-song EP of Americana-crooning holiday tunes. The EP features Phillips’ original “Winterglow,” popularized by his town troubadour character on the “Gilmore Girls,” and he breathes new life into classics like Nat King Cole’s “Take Me Back to Toyland” and Frank Sinatra’s “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” The set concludes with his spin on the New Year’s staple “Auld Lang Syne,” adding a topical new verse to inspire hope towards days of peace. The EP is available at all DSPs.

Eli Paperboy Reed puts his soulful spin on Wham!’s “Last Christmas” with big band-style horns and an arrangement that makes it sound like it was recorded two decades prior to the original 1984 version. The B-side is an original, “Merry Christmas To Me,” which he co-wrote with Ryan Sparker on a hot July day, while both were on tour in Portugal and feeling homesick. A deeply soulful song that conjures the melancholy feeling of being alone at Christmas, reflecting on a troublesome year, with a gleam of hope that “next year will be better.” Here’s to that! Available at all DSPs on November 30.

Originally only available on his first-ever holiday album, The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse (First Edition CD/LP,) Josh Rouse’s rendition of Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”  makes its digital debut. The song shifts from big, bright bouncy pop to a softer, gentler vibe, as he delivers the lyrics with a more introspective tone. The B-side is a new version of the traditional “Angels We Have Heard On High.” Both songs were recorded in Nashville and produced by Rouse’s longtime partner in vibe, Brad Jones. Available at all DSPs on December 1.

Listen Links (download or stream):Nick Lowe & Los StraitjacketsGrant-Lee PhillipsEli Paperboy ReedJosh Rouse

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Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience a Magical Night to remember! Nov. 20 – January 31, 2021.

By Margie Anne Clark, Los Angeles Life and Style / SCV Style

Santa Clarita, Calif. – What a magical night it was at Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience! For diehard theme park aficionados, what a fascinating trek it was to drive along the familiar foot-paths that we’ve come to love in the heart of the Valencia.

Beautiful glittering lights greeted a caravan of cars, trucks and vans filled with passengers who took in the ethereal sights and sounds of a splendidly decked Six Flags Magic Mountain. Reams of tinseled holiday garland, complete with waving toy soldiers, candy canes, top-hatted stilt walkers, victorian gowned greeters, mystically dressed cast members – and even Santa and his sleigh full of elves and toys, ushered in a colorful kick-off to the Holiday season.

The VIP drive-thru event also gave a glimpse of the park’s familiar rides, such as CraZanity, Riddler’s Revenge and JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis. The quieted rides seemed to beckon the drivers through the twinkling crystal covered trees, with a nod and a wink as if to say, “We’ll be back again soon!” Still, I could almost hear the swooshing roller coasters, and happy screams of delight from last December when my family and I strolled the park by foot, braving the brisk winter weather bundled in coats and gloves. Driving by the familiar restaurant hubs evoked memories of chowing on delicious hamburgers and fries, funnel cakes and churros as part of the usual theme park ambience, but for now remaining quietly in repose.

I applaud and thank the creative folks at Six Flags Magic Mountain for opening up our beloved theme park for a nostalgic drive-thru journey into what we’ve missed from spring-break through the usually packed and bustling summer months. We love our Six Flags Magic Mountain and it touched my heart to traverse the old familiar trails, albeit behind the wheel of my car while glancing up at the storied roller coaster loops that await us, reflecting colors of joy, goodwill and optimism for the future.

Story and Photos by Margie Anne Clark, Los Angeles Life and Style

About the Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience

For the first time ever at Six Flags Magic Mountain, will give theme-park goers an experience of a millions of lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music favorites in a drive-thru nighttime spectacular, Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience running through November 20 – January 3, 2021. Due to popular demand Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience has been extended to January 31, 2021.

Due to popular demand Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience has been extended to January 31, 2021.

A magical winter wonderland with millions of colorful lights filling in until the thrill of coasters returns. . . . . . Until then, you’ll be dazzled by all the wonderful sights and sounds of the holiday season from the comfort of your car.

I applaud and thank the creative folks at Six Flags Magic Mountain for opening up our beloved theme park for a nostalgic drive-thru journey into what we’ve missed from spring-break through the usually packed and bustling summer months. We love our Six Flags Magic Mountain and it touched my heart to traverse the old familiar trails, albeit behind the wheel of my car while glancing up at the storied roller coaster loops that await us, reflecting colors of joy, goodwill and optimism for the future. – Margie Anne Clark, Los Angeles Life and Style

Dates:  November 20-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-31 , January 1-3

Due to popular demand Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience has been extended to January 31, 2021.

Due to popular demand Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience has been extended to January 31, 2021.

For a fun night out and a little drive down memory lane, head down to Six Flags Magic Mountain this Holiday Season. It will warm your heart and put a smile on your face! Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience includes eight distinctly different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, iconic Holiday in the Park decorations, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. New this year, go for a ride in The Underground featuring several of the famous West Coast Customs show cars on display.

Online reservations will be required and tickets must be purchased in advance at sixflags.com. A limited number of cars will be allowed each night so be sure to make your reservation and purchase early.  Admission tickets for this first-ever experience will be sold on a per person basis for each night, with a minimum of two individuals per vehicle required. Members and Season Pass Holders can use their valid pass for free admission, along with a required reservation made online in advance. Admission prices will vary by day. Tickets will not be available for sale at the park and all reservations must be made in advance.Make Reservations

ONLINE TICKETS & RESERVATIONS

HOLIDAY SWEETS & TREATS

Special Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience food and gift packages will also be available for purchase online in advance and will be delivered to guest cars when they present their purchase voucher at the parking lot entrance.

As an added bonus for every merchandise bundle purchased, a Holiday Buddy Bear will be donated to charities throughout the Los Angeles area to children for the holiday season.

Our holiday snack packs and merchandise bundles include sweets and treats that are perfect for sharing and taking home a piece of this unique event. All pre-purchased items will be delivered directly to your vehicle during the drive-thru experience. 

Holiday Snack Pack (up to 4 people)

  • 4 cups of hot chocolate
  • 1 dozen tasty holiday cookies
  • 2 bags of tasty candy
  • 1 large buttery popcorn & souvenir bucket

Holiday Merchandise Bundles

To tie in the merriment, all holiday merchandise bundles will be delivered in a special Holiday in the Park drawstring bag. As an added bonus for every merchandise bundle purchased, a Holiday Buddy Bear will be donated to charities throughout the Los Angeles area to children for the holiday season.

  • 4 Holiday in the Park themed face masks
  • 4 holiday light-up necklaces
  • 4 holiday 3D light glasses that add a bonus element to this unique experience

Handmade Coaster Candy Fudge 

  • 1.5lb assorted holiday flavors made fresh daily at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Flavors include: chocolate, rocky road, raspberry dream, peppermint bark, cookie dough, and mint chocolate swirl

Holiday Funnel Cake

  • Indulge in a Six Flags powdered sugar funnel cake made fresh throughout the night and delivered directly to your vehicle near the end of the event route

Buy Holiday Treats & Sweets

SAFETY GUIDELINES

The following safety guidelines are based off the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Appendix G in conjunction with Six Flags Magic Mountain policies. Your safety and the safety of others is a shared responsibility during COVID-19. All participants of the Vehicle-Based Parade route must adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • All occupants of each enclosed vehicle are members of a single household or living unit. Occupants may not change vehicles during the parade route. For clarity, an enclosed vehicle does not include a motorcycle, a convertible with the top open, a vehicle without doors or a bicycle.
  • If any of the windows on a vehicle is open, the occupants of the vehicles must wear a face covering when approached by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Occupants of a participating vehicle cannot leave their vehicles except for emergency purposes. During this exception, the participant must use a cloth face covering while maintaining social/physical distancing.
  • Participating vehicles cannot exceed their maximum occupancy and must follow motor vehicle laws.
  • Vehicle-Based Parade must proceed by invitation/reservation only.
  • Any items or food and drink related trash must remain in the vehicle.
  • Vehicle-Based Parade must allow enough spacing between vehicles to allow for emergency entry and exit.
  • While traveling throughout the Vehicle-Based Parade route, the speed limit is 3 mph.
  • Restrooms are provided prior to entering the Vehicle-Based Parade route and at the conclusion of the route. In-Park restrooms are not available.
  • No stopping or parking along the Vehicle-Based Parade route is permitted unless directed by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Smoking is not permitted while participating in the Vehicle-Based Parade route.
  • All vehicles are subject to a search by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain only cars, SUV’s, vans and pick-up trucks are permitted. No buses, RV’s, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, motorcycles etc.
  • Please adhere to the direction of Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Alcohol, drugs and illegal substances are not permitted. Individuals in possession or under the influence will be denied entry or ejected.
  • For more information visit: https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain//events/holiday-in-the-park

Butterbeer now served at Universal CityWalk Hollywood’s “Wizarding World of Harry Potter Sweets & Treats.”

Universal CityWalk Introduces “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Sweets & Treats,” Offering Guests and Fans a Chance to Enjoy Magical and Delicious Confections and Snacks Just in Time for the Holiday Season, Beginning Friday, November 20, 2020

Universal City, California, November 20, 2020 – Here’s the scoop: Beginning Friday, November 20, Butterbeer favorites and more will be served at Universal CityWalk’s newest seasonal walk-up location, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™—Sweets & Treats,” offering fans a chance to enjoy the beloved beverage and ice-cream from Universal Studios Hollywood’s immersive land.

            Traditional cold, frozen and hot Butterbeer along with delectable Butterbeer-flavoured hard pack ice-cream and Chocolate Frog confections will delight the palates of fans who have long craved these popular temptations from the theme park’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

            The Butterbeer beverages will be available for purchase in a cup or souvenir stein.  Gilly Water and classic cinnamon Churros will also be on the menu.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Sweets & Treats” will be open on weekends from Friday through Sunday during CityWalk’s operating hours, noon to 8:00 p.m.  Free self-parking is available to all guests during this initial re-opening phase.

Inspired by the compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.  Now, for the first time and during this Holiday season, some of the iconic beverages and desserts featured in the land will be served for a limited time at this new and special Universal CityWalk location.

Universal CityWalk continues to work closely with local health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing.  Health and safety protocols are outlined below, highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

  • Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.
  • Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.
  • Controlled occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations and all high touch points areas.
  • Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout CityWalk.
  • Cashless payments and “no touch” policies wherever possible.

Please visit the Universal CityWalk website or the Universal Studios Hollywood official app for updated information.

More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Universal CityWalk Health and Safety Guidelines

All Universal guests are urged to follow CDC guidelines and conduct temperature checks prior to their arrival.  Guests should evaluate their own risk before they visit, and it is not recommended that older adults or individuals at high-risk with serious underlying medical conditions visit.  People who are asymptomatic can still spread COVID-19 if they are infected.  Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and Universal cannot guarantee guests will not be exposed during their visit. For information on CDC guidelines, click here. Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling.  In the years since, the seven Harry Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage play, and, more recently, the start of the Fantastic Beasts five-film series. People of all ages have been enthralled by these extraordinary adventures, set within an expanding universe, inspired by the vision of J.K. Rowling.

For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe — past, present and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted kite-mark of quality and authenticity.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

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ACADEMY GIVES EXCLUSIVE LOOK INTO ITS FILM ARCHIVE WITH “HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES” EVENT.

ACADEMY GIVES EXCLUSIVE LOOK INTO ITS FILM ARCHIVE WITH “HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES” EVENT With special guests Hayley Mills, Bob Koster and Gregory Nava.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy Film Archive gives an exclusive look into the lives of classic Hollywood figures with its annual “Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” event available for streaming online for the first time. 

The collection of home movies celebrates individuals who overcame barriers to work in the motion picture industry, with personal footage captured between the 1930s and the 1960s.  Actor Hayley Mills joins to discuss her 1966 comedy “The Trouble with Angels,” while writer-director Gregory Nava and Bob Koster, son of director Henry Koster, share stories about their family films.  Lastly, Academy archivist Sean Savage provides tips on caring for your own home movies.  Original music for the program is composed and performed by Michael Mortilla.  For more information, visit Oscars.org.



Footage includes:

  • Director Dorothy Arzner – the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America – boating with her friend Billie Burke
  • Gilbert Roland’s 16mm home movies in early Kodachrome
  • A party at the home of Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons
  • A road trip with cinematographer James Wong Howe
  • Director Henry Koster leaving Europe as the Nazis come to power
  • Behind the scenes with Loretta Young, Celeste Holm and Elsa Lanchester
  • Nat King Cole at a movie premiere
  • Ida Lupino directing a female cast led by Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills in “The Trouble with Angels”
  • Plus, Constance Bennett, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, William Haines, Gypsy Rose Lee, Satchel Paige and more.

Randy Haberkamp (presenter), Academy’s Senior Vice President, Preservation and Foundation Programs
Lynne Kirste (presenter), Academy Film Archive’s Special Collections Curator
Bob Koster (special guest)
Hayley Mills (special guest), actor
Michael Mortilla, musician
Gregory Nava (special guest), writer-director

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PEGGY LEE 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DIGITAL EXHIBIT AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IN LOS ANGELES.

PEGGY LEE

Los Angeles, Calif. – Norma Deloris Egstrom, better known to the entertainment world as Peggy Lee, was born on May 26, 1920 in Jamestown, North Dakota. After surviving a brutal childhood, she left home at the age of 17 and began her recording career in the early 1940s. Music was her escape from a grim reality.

Over her seven-decade career, Peggy Lee was involved in every aspect of her performances, from producing to costume and lighting design. She was a creative powerhouse, directing her life and career on her own terms. She is often cited as an inspiration by strong contemporary female singers including Adele, Katy Perry, Debbie Harry, Billie Eilish, Diana Krall, and k.d. lang.

Lee stayed active as a concert performer until 1995, when she gave her final performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In 1998 she suffered a stroke, and on January 21, 2002 she passed away at her home in California.

May 26, 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of this extraordinary artist and her considerable contributions to the world of jazz and popular music. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host the Peggy Lee 100th Birthday Celebration. The artifacts below represent accomplishments from each decade of Peggy Lee’s long, prolific musical life.

1930S: RADIO BEGINNINGS

Norma Deloris Egstrom grew up in North Dakota in the 1930s amidst the Great Depression. She helped take care of her beloved father while suffering abuse by her stepmother. Norma’s earliest exposure to music involved learning to play the piano and listening to the popular big bands of the day on her family’s first radio. Between 1935 and 1936, Egstrom gave some of her earliest performances, participating in one-act play contests organized by her county’s Kiwanis club, singing in her church’s chorus, and joining the glee club at her high school.

Norma Egstrom made her presence known on the radio throughout North Dakota in the 1930s. In 1936, Egstrom joined Lyle “Doc” Haines’ band and made her radio debut on KOVC in Valley City. In 1937, she auditioned for Ken Kennedy, the program director at WDAY in Fargo, the biggest radio station in North Dakota at the time. Kennedy was impressed, gave her a job, and put her on the radio later that day. When Norma Egstrom hit the airwaves that afternoon, Ken Kennedy introduced her by her new name… Peggy Lee.

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1940S: THE SINGER IN THE BAND

Nationwide popularity and chart-hitting success first came to Peggy Lee in 1941 after being hired as the singer in the Benny Goodman Orchestra, one of the most influential swing bands of the era. Lee’s earliest recordings with Goodman’s band exhibited her versatile, expressive voice— something that would become one of her most defining characteristics. In July of 1942, Peggy Lee and the Goodman Band recorded “Why Don’t You Do Right?,” a song Lee had been playing frequently in her dressing room. Their cut became one of the best-known versions of the song and sold over 1 million copies over the years, marking Peggy Lee’s first major hit.

While working with Goodman, Peggy Lee met Dave Barbour, the band’s guitarist and the man who would become her first husband and father to her daughter, Nicki. After Barbour was fired from the band for spending time with Lee, she briefly retired to focus on being a full-time wife and mother. Upon returning to show business, Peggy Lee established her solo career by joining the then-emerging Capitol Records in 1945, where she stayed for 24 years. Before the end of the 1940s, Lee scored over two dozen chart entries, many of which were collaborations with Barbour. Although Lee’s marriage to Barbour only lasted eight years, she considered him the love of her life and greatest musical collaborator.

1950S: FILMS AND “FEVER”

The 1950s were an extremely prolific decade for Peggy Lee. The 1953 Decca Records release, Black Coffee, (and its 1956 expanded re-release) is considered one of Lee’s best albums, as well as one of the top ten vocal albums in jazz history. That same year, Lee landed her first major role in a film, opposite Danny Thomas in The Jazz Singer. Lee contributed an original song to the film—“This Is a Very Special Day”—and delivered a legendary performance of Rodgers and Hart’s “Lover” onscreen. The critical reception of Lee’s performance outshone that of the film itself.

Peggy Lee joined forces with composer Sonny Burke to score and pen lyrics for Walt Disney’s newest animated feature, Lady and the Tramp. Lee also lent her voice to the film, portraying a human, a dog, and two cats. In 1955, actor Jack Webb asked Lee to play an alcoholic saloon singer in his upcoming jazz-centric film, Pete Kelly’s Blues. The challenging role earned Lee an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

At the end of the 1950s, Peggy Lee’s low-key, finger-snapping tune, “Fever,” began to take the world by storm. When nominations for the 1st Annual GRAMMY Awards came out in 1959, “Fever” was nominated for Record Of The Year, Best Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Arrangement. Although Jack Marshall, the arranger hired for the “Fever” recording session, got credit for the chart, Peggy Lee was the mastermind behind the minimalistic, lounge-y sound that makes “Fever” so unique. Lee’s song, “Alright, Okay, You Win,” earned her another nomination for Best Vocal Performance, Female at the 2nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Lee attended both GRAMMY Awards ceremonies and celebrated her musical peers.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The centennial celebration of Peggy Lee’s birth—May 26, 1920—continues to be commemorated with new music releases and the airing of an updated documentary. Honoring one of the 20th century’s most important musical influences in the world of jazz and popular music, and in conjunction with UMe/Capitol, the Peggy Lee Estate today announces the digital-only release of The Capitol Transcriptions 1946-1949, and the airing of an updated edition of Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee in partnership with American Public Television.

During the 1940s, Capitol’s Transcription Library Service produced records exclusively for radio airplay and not commercial sale. From 1946-1949, Peggy Lee, backed mostly by a small jazz group, recorded masters for the Capitol Transcription Library Service. The Capitol Transcriptions 1946-1949a 72-track collection, features 55 songs making their worldwide digital debut and includes two Peggy Lee compositions, “Don’t Be So Mean to Baby” and “I Don’t Know Enough About You.”

Fever: The Music of Peggy Leewhich originally aired in 2004, has been newly updated for the centennial commemoration. The 60-minute PBS program, which will air in select markets in mid-July and premieres in most areas the week of August 29, explores her life and songs as told in her own words, though vintage interviews and performances. Check local listings for air dates and times.

Featuring her biggest hits and most famous signature songs, spanning the 1940s through the 1980s, Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee offers a wealth of extremely rare footage and images, including photographs and home movies. The program also includes commentary by family, friends, and colleagues, including k.d. lang, Quincy Jones, Andy Williams, Nancy Sinatra, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Margaret Whiting, and interviews with Michael Feinstein and Lee’s daughter, Nicki Lee Foster, and her granddaughter, Holly Foster Wells.

Three premiums for the Public Television pledge drive include: Something Wonderful: Peggy Lee Sings the Great American Songbook, a new 2-CD set with dozens of never-before-released recordings from Lee’s radio series and featuring performances with guest songwriters Hoagy Carmichael, Matt Dennis, Frank Loesser and Johnny Mercer; and Peggy Lee, Things Are Swingin’: Her Greatest Songs, an exclusive new DVD featuring a color television special from 1967, plus several previously unavailable bonus performances from each decade from 1940s-1970s, plus a new featurette with Michael Feinstein titled Singing Peggy’s Praises.

This year has already seen the release of Ultimate Peggy Lee, a new 22-track career retrospective that features her hits, five songs she co-wrote, as well as the previously unreleased “Try a Little Tenderness,” which makes its world debut 57 years after it was recorded. This set is among three titles offered during the PBS pledge drive.

Also recently released is Peggy Lee Decca Rarities, a 31-song digital-only collection of artistically and commercially successful recordings over her career with Decca Records. Eleven of the featured tracks were co-composed by Lee, among these are seven songs co-written by Lee and Sonny Burke for Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, some of which did not make the final film. Though long associated with Capitol Records, Peggy Lee recorded with Decca for five years (1952-1956).

Born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, she was christened Peggy Lee in 1937 by a local North Dakota deejay. A 13-time Grammy® Award-nominee, Peggy Lee helped redefine what it meant to be a female singer with her captivating voice, which continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. Her compositions and recordings, including “It’s a Good Day,” “I Don’t Know Enough About You” and “I Love Being Here With You,” can be heard today in countless television shows and feature films.

Best known for such songs as “Is That All There Is?,” “Fever,” “Why Don’t You Do Right,” and “I’m a Woman,” which made her a jazz and pop legend, she recorded over 50 albums and amassed over 100 chart entries. She won the Grammy® for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for her 1969 hit “Is That All There Is?” In 1995, she received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Coined “the female Frank Sinatra” by Tony Bennett, Lee did something few of her male counterparts ever attempted: she wrote songs. As one of the foremothers of the singer-songwriter school, Lee ranks among the most successful female singer-songwriters in the annals of American popular music. Over her remarkable seven-decade career, singer, songwriter and composer Peggy Lee wrote over 250 songs and recorded over 1,100 masters.

Her vast and varied catalog of compositions have been covered by Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Diana Krall, Queen Latifah, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Janelle Monae, Nina Simone, Regina Spektor and Sarah Vaughan.

The  Capitol Transcriptions 1946-1949 [digital-only]

  1. Wherever There’s Me There’s You
  2. All The Cats Join In
  3. A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues
  4. Come Rain or Come Shine
  5. The Best Man
  6. If You Were The Only Boy
  7. Love Doesn’t Grow On Trees
  8. I Guess I’ll Get The Papers And Go Home
  9. My Sugar Is So Refined
  10. I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
  11. Lonesome Road
  12. Them There Eyes
  13. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
  14. The Glory Of Love
  15. Melancholy Lullaby
  16. Taking A Chance On Love
  17. A Cottage For Sale
  18. Fools Rush In
  19. Sometimes I’m Happy
  20. The Way You Look Tonight
  21. Love Is Just Around The Corner
  22. Porgy
  23. Blue Skies
  24. I’ve Had My Moments
  25. Blue Moon
  26. Don’t Be So Mean To Baby (‘Cause Baby’s Good To You)
  27. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
  28. Mean To Me
  29. I’m Confessin’
  30. Summertime
  31. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  32. Georgia On My Mind
  33. Rockin’ Chair
  34. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  35. Just Like A Gypsy
  36. Somebody Loves Me
  37. The Lullaby Of Broadway
  38. In My Solitude
  39. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  40. Lover Come Back To Me
  41. I Don’t Know Enough About You
  42. Oh, Look At Me Now
  43. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
  44. Someday, Sweetheart
  45. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
  46. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
  47. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
  48. Birth Of The Blues
  49. Careless
  50. Then I’ll Be Happy
  51. I Only Have Eyes For You
  52. Back In Your Own Back Yard
  53. How Long Has This Been Going On
  54. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  55. As Long As I’m Dreaming
  56. Swinging On A Star
  57. Aren’t You Glad You’re You
  58. Trav’lin’ Light
  59. Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow
  60. Oh! You Crazy Moon
  61. ‘S Wonderful
  62. Imagination
  63. This Can’t Be Love
  64. You’re Driving Me Crazy
  65. Goody Goody
  66. I Ain’t Got Nobody
  67. Molly Malone
  68. This Little Piggie
  69. But Beautiful
  70. Fine and Dandy
  71. ‘T Ain’t So, Honey, ‘T Ain’t So
  72. When A Woman Loves A Man

About Peggy Lee

One of the most important musical influences of the 20th century, Peggy Lee wrote over 250 songs, recorded over 1,100 masters, and had over 100 chart hits throughout her seven-decade career. As one of the world’s first female contemporary singer-songwriters, she co-wrote and sang many of her own hits, most notably “He’s A Tramp” for Disney’s Lady and the Tramp as well as “It’s A Good Day” and “Mañana.”  She’s best known for hits “Why Don’t You Do Right?” “Fever,” “I’m A Woman,” and “Is That All There Is?,” for which she won the Grammy® for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. A 13-time GRAMMY® nominee, she received Lifetime Achievement awards from NARAS, ASCAP and The Society of Singers, was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Pete Kelly’s Blues. For more information about Peggy Lee, visit peggylee.com.

1960S: “IS THAT ALL THERE IS?”

Peggy Lee continued to record at a rapid pace in the 1960s, releasing over 20 albums and 30 singles. Lee was constantly evolving as an artist, embracing new musical styles and working with up-and-coming musicians, conductors, and orchestrators. During this time, she appeared as a special guest on numerous television variety shows hosted by notable entertainers of the day, including Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Andy Williams, and more. As the decade progressed, Lee also hosted her own television specials, accompanied by the orchestras of Sid Feller (1966) and Ralph Carmichael (1967) as well as her own jazz combo, featuring the likes of Mundell Lowe and Toots Thielemans.

Peggy Lee’s nonstop hard work paid off in a big way in 1969. First, National Educational Television made her the subject of a biopic, titled Miss Peggy Lee. The documentary featured interviews and exclusive video access to Lee’s rehearsals and performances—a look behind the curtain at her extraordinary career thus far. Second, Lee released her most successful track since 1958’s “Fever.” Penned by songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller and arranged by Randy Newman at Lee’s request, “Is That All There Is?” was a haunting, philosophical song about disillusionment that resonated with Americans at the height of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. The track earned Peggy Lee three more GRAMMY nominations, including Record Of The Year.

1970S: A GRAMMY WIN… AND A BEATLE

Peggy Lee entered the 1970s with three GRAMMY nominations. The 12th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place on March 11, 1970, and Lee received her first gramophone for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female. The long-awaited win acknowledged Lee’s decades of performing and hit-making, and marked yet another high point in her career.

In June of 1972, Peggy Lee released her final album under Capitol Records. To date, Lee ranks as the female act with the longest stay at the renowned label. Although the album’s title, Norma Deloris Egstrom from Jamestown, North Dakota, suggests a look back at her past, it included all new material.

After leaving Capitol, Lee continued to exhibit her adaptability to modern sounds. In 1974, she co-produced an album with the multi-talented Dave Grusin, titled Let’s Love, whose title track was a collaboration with Paul McCartney, a longtime fan of Lee’s.

1980S: HITTING THE STAGE

In the early 1980s, Peggy Lee kept a busy performance schedule and still found time to try her hand at live theater. During the summer of 1980, Lee was cast in Side By Side By Sondheim—a musical homage to the great Broadway composer—and her performance was met with positive reviews. A few years later, she collaborated with pianist Paul Horner on an autobiographical musical for Broadway, titled Peg.

In 1986, Peggy Lee became the first female recipient of the Songwriters Guild of America’s Aggie and Presidents Awards for her composing skills and support of young songwriters, respectively.

Lee released two more noteworthy albums in the late 1980s: Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues (1988) and The Peggy Lee Songbook: There’ll Be Another Spring (1989). Both albums earned nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female at the 31st and 33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Lee continued to pack performance venues as she approached her seventieth birthday.

1990S: A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT

In the 1990s, Peggy Lee received a series of honors that celebrated her outstanding career. In 1990, she was presented with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ highest accolade, the Pied Piper Award. Four years later, Lee received the Society of Singers’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and her Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award came shortly after that.

Peggy Lee gave her final performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl during the summer of 1995. Towards the end of the decade, Lee’s health began to decline after suffering a debilitating stroke in 1998. In June 1999, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, however, she was physically unable to attend the ceremony and her daughter and granddaughter, Nicki Lee Foster and Holly Foster Wells, accepted the award in-person on her behalf.

2000S: HER LEGACY LIVES ON

Peggy Lee passed away on January 21, 2002 at her home in Los Angeles, California. Dozens of tribute performances celebrating Lee’s musical legacy were held in the years following her passing, including ones at Carnegie Hall’s JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl—the same venues that hosted Lee’s last two performances.

Peggy Lee’s music lives on in almost every facet of pop culture. Beyoncé, the Beastie Boys, Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas, and A$AP Rocky are just a few of the contemporary recording artists who have covered or sampled Lee’s songs, and her hits are often heard in movies and television shows like Mad Men, The Good Place, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In 2017, Lee’s 1949 recording of “Similau (See-Me-Lo)” was the soundtrack for a Samsung cell phone commercial, inspiring thousands of viewers to reach for their Shazam app.

In April 2020, the ASCAP Foundation established the Peggy Lee Songwriter Award to mark her 100th birthday and annually recognize a songwriter who “demonstrates intelligent use of language, talent and career potential.”

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Six Flags Magic Mountain lights up the holidays for Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience in Santa Clarita, Nov. 20-29; Dec. 4-6, 11-13; 18-31 ; Jan. 1-3.

Valencia, Calif. – For the first time ever at Six Flags Magic Mountain, experience millions of lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music favorites in a drive-thru nighttime spectacular, Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience. Beginning at 6pm on select evenings November 20 – January 3 , make merry memories as the park transforms into a magical winter wonderland with millions of colorful lights. While the thrill of coasters will have to wait, you’ll be dazzled by all the wonderful sights and sounds of the holiday season from the comfort of your car. 

Dates:  November 20-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-31 , January 1-3

Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience will include eight distinctly different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, iconic Holiday in the Park decorations, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. New this year, go for a ride in The Underground featuring several of the famous West Coast Customs show cars on display.

ONLINE TICKETS & RESERVATIONS

Online reservations will be required and tickets must be purchased in advance at sixflags.com. A limited number of cars will be allowed each night so be sure to make your reservation and purchase early.  Admission tickets for this first-ever experience will be sold on a per person basis for each night, with a minimum of two individuals per vehicle required. Members and Season Pass Holders can use their valid pass for free admission, along with a required reservation made online in advance. Admission prices will vary by day. Tickets will not be available for sale at the park and all reservations must be made in advance.Make Reservations

HOLIDAY SWEETS & TREATS

Special Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience food and gift packages will also be available for purchase online in advance and will be delivered to guest cars when they present their purchase voucher at the parking lot entrance.

Our holiday snack packs and merchandise bundles include sweets and treats that are perfect for sharing and taking home a piece of this unique event. All pre-purchased items will be delivered directly to your vehicle during the drive-thru experience. 

Holiday Snack Pack (up to 4 people)

  • 4 cups of hot chocolate
  • 1 dozen tasty holiday cookies
  • 2 bags of tasty candy
  • 1 large buttery popcorn & souvenir bucket

Holiday Merchandise Bundles

To tie in the merriment, all holiday merchandise bundles will be delivered in a special Holiday in the Park drawstring bag. As an added bonus for every merchandise bundle purchased, a Holiday Buddy Bear will be donated to charities throughout the Los Angeles area to children for the holiday season.

  • 4 Holiday in the Park themed face masks
  • 4 holiday light-up necklaces
  • 4 holiday 3D light glasses that add a bonus element to this unique experience

Handmade Coaster Candy Fudge 

  • 1.5lb assorted holiday flavors made fresh daily at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Flavors include: chocolate, rocky road, raspberry dream, peppermint bark, cookie dough, and mint chocolate swirl

Holiday Funnel Cake

  • Indulge in a Six Flags powdered sugar funnel cake made fresh throughout the night and delivered directly to your vehicle near the end of the event route

Buy Holiday Treats & Sweets

SAFETY GUIDELINES

The following safety guidelines are based off the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Appendix G in conjunction with Six Flags Magic Mountain policies. Your safety and the safety of others is a shared responsibility during COVID-19. All participants of the Vehicle-Based Parade route must adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • All occupants of each enclosed vehicle are members of a single household or living unit. Occupants may not change vehicles during the parade route. For clarity, an enclosed vehicle does not include a motorcycle, a convertible with the top open, a vehicle without doors or a bicycle.
  • If any of the windows on a vehicle is open, the occupants of the vehicles must wear a face covering when approached by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Occupants of a participating vehicle cannot leave their vehicles except for emergency purposes. During this exception, the participant must use a cloth face covering while maintaining social/physical distancing.
  • Participating vehicles cannot exceed their maximum occupancy and must follow motor vehicle laws.
  • Vehicle-Based Parade must proceed by invitation/reservation only.
  • Any items or food and drink related trash must remain in the vehicle.
  • Vehicle-Based Parade must allow enough spacing between vehicles to allow for emergency entry and exit.
  • While traveling throughout the Vehicle-Based Parade route, the speed limit is 3 mph.
  • Restrooms are provided prior to entering the Vehicle-Based Parade route and at the conclusion of the route. In-Park restrooms are not available.
  • No stopping or parking along the Vehicle-Based Parade route is permitted unless directed by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Smoking is not permitted while participating in the Vehicle-Based Parade route.
  • All vehicles are subject to a search by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain only cars, SUV’s, vans and pick-up trucks are permitted. No buses, RV’s, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, motorcycles etc.
  • Please adhere to the direction of Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.
  • Alcohol, drugs and illegal substances are not permitted. Individuals in possession or under the influence will be denied entry or ejected.

“Light Up Main Street” in Newhall Rescheduled for November 23, 2019.

“Light Up Main Street” postponed in light of school tragedy. Annual Holiday Kickoff Event Rescheduled for November 23, 2019.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Following the tragic events that unfolded at Saugus High School on Thursday morning, the City of Santa Clarita has decided to postpone its annual holiday season celebration, Light Up Main Street. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 16, will now take place on Saturday, November 23, at 6:00 p.m.   

The City of Santa Clarita joins residents in mourning the loss of two victims in Thursday’s shooting and offers its full support to those recovering from injuries, as well as those students, faculty, staff and families impacted. In partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, the City will have The Centre (20880 Centre Pointe Parkway) open for community members until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, where residents can come for counseling and support services.

 The City would like to thank the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel for their quick response to this morning’s tragedy.

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena Unveils Newly Remodeled Restaurant. Reopening celebrations kick off on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 + Free Haus Dog Day on 8/10!

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena Unveils Newly Remodeled Restaurant, reopening on Friday, Aug. 2.

Acclaimed craft casual gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept renovates space and introduces new cocktail program to elevate guest experience. The transformed restaurant is also introducing an all-new cocktail program, handcrafted by celebrity mixologist Phil Wills. Then on Saturday, August 10, guests can also stop by to get a FREE Haus Dog in celebration of the reopening.

PASADENA, Calif.  – Dog Haus’ original Biergarten in Old Pasadena, which opened in 2011, has undergone a complete transformation and will reopen its doors to the public on Friday, Aug. 2. The craft casual concept, known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, will further elevate its guest experience by serving all-new cocktails alongside its praised menu offerings within its renovated modern industrial space.

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena is celebrating its reopening with a Free Haus Dog Day on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to midnight. During the celebration, guests can enjoy a *FREE Haus Dog from a selection of seven signature creations, featuring all beef handcrafted dogs with premium toppings, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. *Guests must download and scan the Dog Haus app to redeem.

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena is celebrating its reopening with a Free Haus Dog Day on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to midnight. During the celebration, guests can enjoy a *FREE Haus Dog from a selection of seven signature creations, featuring all beef handcrafted dogs with premium toppings, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. *Guests must download and scan the Dog Haus app to redeem.

“Dog Haus has had the incredible opportunity to serve the Old Pasadena community for more than eight years, but we knew that it was time for an upgrade in order to enhance our guests’ experience,” said General Manager Arjun Multani. “We’re thrilled to reopen and show off all of the improvements. Our first month back in business is going to be full of fun activations. We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!”

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena is part of a major expansion for the Dog Haus brand, which launched its first location in Pasadena, Calif. in 2010. With more than 30 stores currently open and over 10 in development across the country, Dog Haus continues to claim its stake in the craft casual world as a haus-hold name, with unique and chef-inspired handcrafted dogs, sausages and burgers paired with inspired toppings, all served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls.

Located at 93 E. Green St., Dog Haus’ improvements include an updated interior with double the number of taps and triple the number of seats at the bar, and it will also have an all-new cocktail program handcrafted by Phil Wills, as seen on Bar Rescue. Wills has a long-established relationship with Dog Haus, beginning when he was originally brought on to help create and design the bar program for the very first Dog Haus Biergarten in 2011.

The new space also includes more exposed brick and new furniture and fixtures using reclaimed wood and hot-rolled steel. All of Dog Haus’ proprietary furniture is designed in-haus and manufactured by Pyramid Powder Coating, Dog Haus’ sister company. Like its furniture, Dog Haus locations are designed by the craft casual brand’s in-haus design team.

“From the new bar with Phil’s cocktail program to the modernized furniture, every part of this remodel is sure to give guests an upgraded dining experience,” said Dog Haus Co-Founder Quasim Riaz. “Having been the first Dog Haus Biergarten established, we felt it was time for a remodel, and we can’t wait to see the response.”

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena will be open Saturday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena is part of a major expansion for the Dog Haus brand, which launched its first location in Pasadena, Calif. in 2010. With more than 30 stores currently open and over 10 in development across the country, Dog Haus continues to claim its stake in the craft casual world as a haus-hold name, with unique and chef-inspired handcrafted dogs, sausages and burgers paired with inspired toppings, all served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. For more information, including a complete menu, visit oldpasadena.doghaus.com or follow Dog Haus on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @DogHausDogs.

About Dog Haus

Dog Haus is a craft casual hot dog concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one Bad Mutha Clucka. Founded by longtime friends Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. Dog Haus has garnered critical acclaim for its signature all beef dogs and hand-crafted sausages with no added nitrates, 100% Black Angus beef burgers, and a fried chicken sandwich – all of which are made with hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. With the brand’s mission to sustainably feed everyone who walks through their doors, Dog Haus also offers plant-based burger and sausage proteins. To chase it down, guests can select craft beers from a tap list emphasizing local favorites and finish their meals on a sweet note with premium shakes. As a brand who gives back, Dog Haus established an ongoing partnership with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger. Dog Haus currently has 30+ locations nationwide, and 10+ in development. For up to date location and brand information, visit doghaus.com or find us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram @DogHausDogs.

STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT, ‘Now you see Them, Soon You Won’t’ coming to The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, July 16, 2019.

Comedians and writers Steve Martin and Martin Short will perform a live comedy set with music by The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist, Jeff Babko in their tour, “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t.”

BUY TICKETS

  • JULY 16, 2019
  • EVENT STARTS8:00PM
  • DOORS OPEN:6:30PM
  • ON SALE:On Sale Now
  • TICKET PRICES$39.50 – $225.00 (plus fees)
  • PARKING:Buy Parking
  • AGE RESTRICTION:No one under the age of 2 admitted
  • PIT TYPE:Seated

Presented by Live Nation & Nederlander Concerts

  • TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019/8:00PM

Disneyland reservations for ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ starts today May 2, 2019: Reservations required between opening day May 31 through June 23, 2019. Eight Tips to ‘Know Before You Go.

Anaheim, Calif. – (May 2, 2019) – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the highly-anticipated new lands coming to Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, will invite guests to step into the Star Wars universe for the very first time and live their own Star Wars adventures. Reservations are being taken starting today, May 2, 2019 for reservations between May 31 and June 23.

Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is taking reservations starting today May 2, 2019: Reservations required between opening day May 31 through June 23, 2019. Eight Tips to ‘Know Before You Go.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open May 31, 2019, at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever, transporting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures in Black Spire Outpost, a village on the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests can become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Reservations are being taken starting today May 2, 2019, for reservations between May 31 and June 23 (Disney Parks)

To help guests plan ahead and prepare for their visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., here are eight tips to “know before you go” to this epic, new land, opening May 31.

  1. Reservations are required to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23. Guests visiting during this time will need valid theme park admission and a reservation to enter the new land at Disneyland. At this time, reservations are no longer available.
  2. Guests can still get a reservation to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel between May 31 and June 23*. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels between May 31 and June 23 will receive a designated reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest; valid theme park admission required). Hotel guests will be notified of their reservation date and time with their registration confirmation. Guests may book a stay at Disneyland.com/Hotels or call (714) 520-5060. If the hotel reservation is cancelled, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation will be cancelled.
  3. No standby line will be available to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between May 31 and June 23. Only guests with reservations will be able to access the land during this time.*
  4. Reservations will no longer be required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after June 23. As needed, to manage demand, Disneyland Resort will utilize a virtual queueing system, to visit the new land. Details on the virtual queuing system will be utilized, as needed.
  5. The current Disneyland Resort costume policy will be in effect in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older. Appropriate Disney bounding – dressing in outfits inspired by favorite characters – is permitted.
  6. Download the official Disneyland mobile app to plan ahead and make the most of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Disneyland app** allows guests to check the attraction wait time, locate character encounters and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when you are in the new land.
  7. Prepare for your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by downloading the Play Disney Parks mobile app in advance of your arrival. The Play Disney Parks app** allows guests to deepen their engagement with the land and interact with the world around them on the planet Batuu. Guests who choose to engage through the app will be able to interact with droids, translate Aurebesh, scan cargo crates and other containers to collect virtual items, and more.
  8. Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s goal is to provide a great guest experience. For example, guests who are in the queue at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will have the ability to purchase snacks, utilize a continued process to visit the restroom, enjoy cast interactions, and also engage with an in-queue game while using the Play Disney Parks mobile app to make wait times fun, interactive and enjoyable.
Access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experiences is subject to capacity. After June 23, 2019, when reservations will no longer be required, access to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences is subject to capacity.Reservations are being taken starting today May 2, 2019, for reservations between May 31 and June 23 (Disney Parks)

* Access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experiences is subject to capacity. After June 23, 2019, when reservations will no longer be required, access to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experiences is subject to capacity.

** Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.