“ELTON JOHN LIVE: FAREWELL FROM DODGER STADIUM”: SIR ELTON TAKES HIS FINAL NORTH AMERICAN BOW AT DODGER STADIUM, SEEN LIVE ON DISNEY+.

Los Angeles, Calif.Global superstar Elton John made music history with “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium,” his final North American concert, which was livestreamed exclusively on Disney+ earlier tonight at 8PM PT/ 4AM GMT.

In one of the greatest send-offs of all time, artists, entertainers and special guests, along with a packed stadium of fans and admirers worldwide, celebrated the music legend’s epic full-circle moment at Dodger Stadium, paying tribute to his 1975 performance that cemented his global success.

(Courtesy: Rocket Entertainment, Fulwell 73 Productions, Disney+):

The three-hour concert event, from Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment, gave Disney+ audiences a front-row seat to his electrifying and legendary performance, which included Bennie and the Jets, Tiny Dancer, I’m Still Standing, Crocodile Rock and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

(Courtesy: Rocket Entertainment, Fulwell 73 Productions, Disney+):

GRAMMYⓇ-winning artists Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee and Brandi Carlile each honored Elton John on stage with duet performances of Cold Heart, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, respectively.

Attendees and notable guests included Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee, Brandi Carlile, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Taron Egerton, Bernie Taupin, Jude Law, Billie Jean King, H.E.R, Donatella Versace, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Miles Teller, Jude Law, Heidi Klum, Joni Mitchell, JoJo Siwa, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Lloyd, Connie Britton, Kirsten Dunst, Jenna Dewan, John Stamos, Lucy Hale, Raven Simone, Sara Gilbert, Sophia Bush, Erick McCormack, Lisa Rinna, Diana Jenkins, Reed Horstmann and more.

As part of Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, presented by Alliance for Lifetime Income, Elton John performed 183 shows across the United States and Canada. His final home stretch at Dodger Stadium on November 17, 19 and 20 was attended in person by more than 140,000 fans. Gucci refashioned his sparkly 1975 Dodger uniform into a robe, and Bob Mackie recreated his iconic Dodger cap.

“Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” is produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment. Fulwell 73 Productions has executed and captured some of the biggest moments in music history, including Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party, “Adele: One Night Only,” “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at The Apollo,” “GRAMMYS®,” and many more. Executive producers for Fulwell 73 Productions are Gabe Turner, Ben Winston, Emma Conway and Sally Wood, who also serves as showrunner. For Rocket Entertainment, Elton John, David Furnish and Luke Lloyd Davies are executive producers. RJ Cutler is executive producer. For Disney Branded Television, Marc Buhaj is vice president, unscripted and nonfiction, and Nicole Silveira is vice president, unscripted.

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About Elton John

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. In the UK and US charts alone he has 1 diamond, 32 platinum or multi-platinum, and 21 gold albums as well as over 70 Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.

He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which sold over 33 million copies. Released in 2017 ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, became Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album and has spent over 200 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK album charts, over 110 of these in the top 20, and in August 2022 surpassed the threshold for 1 million combined chart unites in the UK. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history. At present, he has logged 70 Billboard Hot 100 entries, including nine No. 1s and 28 Top 10s. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, an album of collaborations recorded in 2020 was released in October 2021 and went straight to number 1 in the UK album Charts, becoming Elton’s 8th UK number 1 album in the process. Its lead single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa” became a bona fide global hit, reaching number 1 in the UK and Australian singles charts. Its success meant that Elton became the first ever solo artist to score a UK Top 10 hit single in 6 consecutive decades. His most recent release, “Hold Me Closer,” featuring Britney Spears debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, providing Elton with his tenth Top 10 hit. The song also climbed to #1 in Australia and Canada, #3 in the UK, and most notable, #1 on iTunes in over 40 countries upon release. In America, Elton John holds the record for longest span between Billboard top 40 hits at 50 years.

Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 5-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, ‘Rocketman’ has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and two Oscars, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services”. Most recently, Elton was awarded the 2021 iHeartRadio “Golden Icon” Award in recognition of his incredible influence on music and pop culture. In February 2022, he topped the inaugural Pollstar Artist Power Index, a weekly rank of the world’s most popular artists based on streaming, touring, airplay, and social media metrics.

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $515 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts. Elton was awarded the Companion of Honor in the 2021 New Year Honors list. The highest acknowledgement in the list, Elton became one of only 64 people to hold the honor. September 2019 saw The Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton was only the second individual music artist to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue. In July 2020 the Royal Mint released an Elton John commemorative coin, the second in their music legends series to celebrate ‘one of the most successful and enduring artists of all time’. Always a tireless champion of new artists, Elton has been a leading industry voice in lobbying the government for young artists visa-free touring rights in Europe post Brexit.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment . The service offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers, and production and marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group helps fuel the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Growing Up,” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” as well as upcoming “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy® Award winners “Big City Greens,” “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts,” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.

About Fulwell 73 Productions

Fulwell 73 Productions is a London- and Los Angeles-based production company making top-quality television programs and motion pictures that both entertain and inform. Born in 2005 from a lifelong friendship between founding partners Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner, Fulwell 73 expanded in 2017 with the addition of partner James Corden.

On the television side, Fulwell 73 produces the AppleTV+ multi-Emmy Award-winning “Carpool Karaoke The Series,” Emmy and Critics Choice Award-winning “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and the hit Hulu series “The Kardashians.” They also produced the Emmy Award-winning CBS special “Adele: One Night Only” and BAFTA-nominated “An Audience with Adele,” for ITV, the Disney+ space series “Among the Stars” and Netflix unscripted series “Sex Unzipped,” hosted by Saweetie. For the second consecutive year Fulwell 73 produced the GRAMMY Awards, the biggest musical celebration on television, and are credited with revitalizing the awards program.

Additional television credits include Amazon documentary “All or Nothing Juventus,” Netflix documentary “Sunderland ‘til I Die,” BBC’s “Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation” and BAFTA winning feature doc “Bros: After the Screaming Stops,” Channel 4’s “Auschwitz Untold: In Colour,” the hit “Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special” for BBC One and the UK’s “Stand Up to Cancer” special, which raised more than 31 million pounds.

Los Angeles Life and Style Review

Elton John returns to Dodger Stadium with tributes to friends and fans of a long long time.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour in North America draws thousands of fans in epic finale winding up Sunday, live streaming on Disney+.

By Margie Anne Clark

It’s been a long long time, but nearly 50 years after donning his glittering Dodger blues, Elton John and his band proved that the ’70s will never go out of style, much like the 75-year-old icon of sequin and cool himself, as he took to the stage once again at Dodger Stadium during the opening set of his final North American tour in Los Angeles this weekend.

It was a jam night like no other as Sir Elton and his bandmates poured their heart and soul into the rhythm and blues, fused with the familiar glam-rock ‘n’ roll ballads that generations of fans have come to know and love, a masterpiece for all to see.

Excitement and a certain sparkle lit up Dodger Stadium and the world watched his the final North American concert tour stream live on Sunday on Disney+. The opening night, as well as the closing night of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, took fans on a journey through time and space as the Rocket Man himself showed that he’s still standing after all these years as he reflected on his friendships, paying tribute to those who influenced his art. A master showman, his gospel was well received by his fans.

“Without America I wouldn’t be here. I wish you health and prosperity and be kind to each other.” – Elton John

Sir Elton, wearing shimmering Dodger robe and cap, thanked his fans for dressing up, as rows of feathers, sequin, hats, blinking necklaces and rhinestone studded glasses glittered in the night. Filled with emotion, the icon, whose songs traverse the universe of musical genres, also thanked the crowd for still buying his records after all these years.

“This will be my last concert in North America and Canada and the reason is because I want to spend time with my family,” Sir Elton told the crowd as his Dodger robe shimmered in the night, noting that he’d soon be turning 76. “Thank you all for dressing up … well you know what, without America I wouldn’t be here, so I want to thank you. I wish you health and prosperity and be kind to each other.”

The legend then closed with his upbeat and soulful rendition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as he took his bow and floated away into the screen, like a painting, into the night.

The legendary singer’s candle will never go out, but with a little luck, lets hope this won’t be his last goodbye along the Yellow Brick Road with all of the love that was felt tonight. – Margie Anne Clark is a Los Angeles based writer.

Elton John returns to Dodger Stadium with tributes to friends and fans of a long long time.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour in North America draws thousands of fans in epic finale winding up Sunday, live streaming on Disney+.

By Margie Anne Clark

It’s been a long long time, but nearly 50 years after donning his glittering Dodger blues, Elton John and his band proved that the ’70s will never go out of style, much like the 75-year-old icon of sequin and cool himself, as he took to the stage once again at Dodger Stadium during the opening set of his final North American tour in Los Angeles this weekend. It was a jam night like no other as Sir Elton and his bandmates poured their heart and soul into the rhythm and blues, fused with the familiar glam-rock ‘n’ roll ballads that generations of fans have come to know and love, a masterpiece for all to see.

Excitement and a certain sparkle lit up Dodger Stadium and the world can watch as the final show streams live on Sunday on Disney+. The opening night of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, took fans on a journey through time and space as the Rocket Man himself showed that he’s still standing after all these years as he reflected on his friendships, paying tribute to those who influenced his art. A master showman, his gospel was well received by his fans.

Sir Elton, wearing shimmering Dodger robe and cap, thanked his fans for dressing up, as rows of feathers, sequin, hats, blinking necklaces and rhinestone studded glasses glittered in the night. Filled with emotion, John, whose songs traverse the universe of musical genres, also thanked the crowd for still buying his records after all these years. The legendary singer’s candle will never go out, but with a little luck, lets hope this won’t be his last goodbye along the Yellow Brick Road with all of the love that was felt tonight.

Stay tuned for more coverage and highlights from Elton John’s final bow at Dodger Stadium. Story and photos by Margie Anne Clark, Los Angeles Life and Style.

Margie Anne Clark is a Los Angeles based writer.

Dave Alvin’s Eleven Eleven 11th Anniversary Expanded Edition now out. Features Three Bonus Tracks and New Sequencing.

New Highway: Selected Lyrics, Poems, Prose, Essays, Eulogies and Blues Out Now. Plus January 2023 Texas Tour Dates with Jimmie Dale Gilmore Announced.

Hillsborough, NC – Today, Yep Roc Records celebrates the 11th anniversary of roots legend Dave Alvin’s critically acclaimed Eleven Eleven with an expanded edition out today; listen/buy here

Originally released in 2011, Eleven Eleven  includes songs often heard in Alvin’s live set, including “Johnny Ace is Dead,” “What’s Up With Your Brother” featuring Phil Alvin, and “Harlan County Line,” which was featured on the TV show Justified, in which Alvin guest starred. With new sequencing by Alvin, the expanded edition features three bonus tracks and is available on CD and LP.

Upon its original release, the album received critical praise with American Songwriter noting the album’s best songs were “character studies or snapshots of history. Many hailed “Johnny Ace is Dead” as one of the best songs on the album with PopMatters hailing it “the best damn Johnny Ace song one could ever imagine.”

BMG Books recently released New Highway, which features a generous selection of Alvin’s celebrated poetry; excerpts of his moving prose; newspaper articles and essays on artists including Frank Zappa, Bo Diddley and Ray Charles, a piece which earned Alvin a Grammy® nomination; tributes to friends and influences such as Nanci Griffith and Merle Haggard; a long-lost interview with Buck Owens; several of his album notes and, of course, a carefully curated representation of his inimitable lyrics. 

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore will hit the road again in January with three Texas dates, followed by a rescheduled eight-date run through CA and AZ in February. The complete list of dates is below; tickets are now on sale.

Since their last tour in the fall of 2019, much has happened in the world, including Alvin’s private battle with cancer. He recently talked exclusively with Rolling Stone about that journey: read here. “As you can imagine, after the last two and half years of fighting cancer, I am very excited and happy to be going out on the road again,” exclaims Dave Alvin. “Please join me, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and all of our musical tribe, as we celebrate with some loud and glorious, guitar bashing and life affirming noise.”

Named for their hometowns in Southern California and West Texas, respectively, on their critically acclaimed collaborative album, Downey To Lubbock, “the two combine their individual aesthetics perfectly” (Paste) delivering “an alternatively sweet, touching, rousing and undeniably heartfelt set that plays to both artist’s strengths.” (American Songwriter). Part road map and part love letter: the twelve-song collection spans nearly a century of material and are tributes to mutual heroes, friends gone too soon and lifetimes spent on the highway “living off dreams and gasoline.” 

Eleven Eleven is among several artist anniversary titles being reissued on LP by Yep Roc Records this fall.

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore Tour Dates 

January 19 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX

January 20 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

January 21 – The 04 Center – Austin, TX

February 22 – Tales from the Tavern – Santa Ynez, CA

February 23 – Ventura Music Hall – Ventura, CA

February 24 – World Records – Bakersfield, CA

February 25 – Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA

February 28 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA

March 2 – Coach House Concert Hall – San Juan Capistrano, CA

March 3 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ

 *New Date TBA – Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ

Eleven Eleven Tracklisting 

1. Harlan County Line

2. Johnny Ace is Dead

3. Black Rose of Texas

4. Gary, Indiana 1959

5. Run Conejo Run

6. No Worries Mija (w/Chris Gaffney)

7. What’s Up with Your Brother? (w/Phil Alvin)

8. Murrietta’s Head

9. Manzanita (w/Christy McWilson)

10. Dirty Nightgown

11. Two Lucky Burns (w/Chris Gaffney)

12. Never Trust a Woman*

13. Signal Hill*

14. Beautiful City ‘Cross the River*

* Bonus tracks

POWERHOUSE SONGSTRESS SAYED SABRINA PERFORMING LIVE AT THE DESERT THE DESERT BLUES REVIVAL REVIVAL AT AGUA CALIENTE CASINO IN PALM SPRINGS.

Hollywood, Calif. Sayed Sabrina delivers an uncanny blend of emotional honesty and unapologetic boldness, with her sweating, cryin’, stompin’ Blues.  Sayed Sabrina’s is doing a brand new live show on November 16, 2022 at the well-known concert and events venue, The Cascade Lounge at Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs.

Sayed will be singing a combination of chart toppers from her Album “Thou Art That”, plus some big inspirational blues songs, all part of The Desert Blue Revival, presented by Take Five Entertainment. Sayed will be performing with her killer band for a high-voltage blues rock soul jazz funk kinda thing – Vince White – Guitar, Brad Rabuchin – Guitar, Bryan Head – Drums, Brandon Fansher – Bass and Brad Black – Trumpet. Super exciting stuff is about to happen with Sayed and her band on this remarkable evening.

Sayed Sabrina’s voice is unlike any other, thrilling her audiences across the globe. Sayed’s current chart topping release, “Thou Art That”, has had 3 successful radio singles, “Goodie Two Shoes”, “The Pedestrian”, and now “Ghosts”.  Sayed Sabrina’s lyrics paint a picture of bold colors, and nuances, like a fine art masterpiece; timeless, exquisite, and always cherished. The super talented Sayed Sabrina multi-tasked this project, playing the piano on all tracks, responsible for composition and lyrics of all songs, as well as producing the album. “Thou Art That” is filled with a mix of blues, funk, soul and alternative rock with a jazzy overtone, the 12-track album will for sure be a staple in your music collection, it is just that good!

Many legendary players shares this Sayed Sabrina project: Bobby Watson (Rufus, Michael Jackson), Sarah Morrow (Dr. John, Ray Charles), Gary Herbig (Elvis, Tower of Power), Carlos De La Paz (Cid, Mandrels) and Bryan Head (Dick Dale, Roger Hodgson).

Sayed Sabrina’s many accolades include; NeuFutur Magazine, “The arrangements are deep and thrushy. Inimitable vocals separates anything else we have heard so far this year.” Blues Blast Magazine, “Sayed’s music – a sweet serving of soul stew”, and Roots Music Reports, says, “Sayed is a world-class singer songwriter”. 

Sayed Sabrina’s previous release “Big Boy Blues,” was a huge international success and is currently in its 3rd printing. Not a stranger to performing, Sayed playing on the same bill as B.B. King, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, Dr. John, Leon Russell, The Temptations, The Motels to name a few. She is a consummate entertainer, with her blazing vocal prowess, fiery and enchanting, always leaving her fans wanting more. 

Sayed Sabrina’s sound has been compared to Shakira with Janis Joplin sprinkled in for good measure. Whatever Sayed’s exceptional music is, it is clear that she is here to stay. Sayed is her own unique messenger, spreading her music, her way. 

Tickets:

JAZZVILLEPALMSPRINGS.COM

Agua Caliente Casino

Cascade Lounge

401 E Amado Rd, 

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(888) 999-1995

THERE’S SNOW PLACE LIKE OLD TOWN NEWHALL DURING “LIGHT UP MAIN STREET.”

Annual Kick-Off to the Holiday Season to Take Place November 19.

Newhall, Calif. – When you think of the holiday season, do you imagine yourself in a Winter Wonderland? A pile of snow? Taking pictures with Santa? If so, then you’re in luck! The City of Santa Clarita is thrilled to welcome the community to Light Up Main Street in Old Town Newhall on Saturday, November 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy holiday festivities with family, friends and neighbors during an evening out on Main Street in the City’s premiere Arts and Entertainment District.

Join the Santa Clarita City Council in front of the Santa Clarita Public Library Old Town Newhall Branch as they flip the switch and illuminate a giant Christmas tree, as well as thousands of lights along Main Street, at 6:00 p.m. Following the tree lighting, attendees can enjoy live tunes from Michael Physick on the Main Stage (Main Street and Lyons Avenue) until 8:00 p.m. and dance the night away to a blend of holiday favorites and Top 40 hits. In front of The MAIN theatre, eventgoers can relish the sounds of eight different performance groups on the Community Stage, which can be found between Market Street and 6th Street.

 Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa Claus, play in real snow, write letters to Santa, create festive crafts and witness an ice sculptor create a masterpiece in real time. Enjoy flavorful foods from local businesses or tasty treats from food trucks on site. Be sure to stop by the Maker’s Marketplace as well to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans.

The City of Santa Clarita would like to thank Infiniti of Valencia, Logix Federal Credit Union, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Snow OrthodonticsLaw Offices of Owen, Patterson & Owen, Re/Max, Thomas Pools and State Farm Insurance Agent Nilton Rodrigues for their support of Light Up Main Street.

Residents are asked to be mindful of road closures that will be in effect for Light Up Main Street. Lyons Avenue will be closed between Walnut Street and Railroad Avenue, and Main Street will be closed between Lyons Avenue and the roundabout. Residents are asked to use Railroad Avenue or Newhall Avenue as a detour. Closures on Main Street will begin at 8:00 a.m. on November 19, while the rest will follow at 10:00 a.m. All closures will be lifted by midnight.

Free public parking is available at the parking structure on 9th Street between Main Street and Railroad Avenue, as well as at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street). To find more information about Light Up Main Street, please visit OldTownNewhall.com.

JIMMY KIMMEL RETURNS TO HOST 95TH OSCARS® THE OSCARS IS SET TO AIR LIVE ON MARCH 12, 2023, ON ABC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 95th Oscars®, executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner announced today. Kimmel hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards). Molly McNearney will also serve as an executive producer. The 95th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12, 2023. 

“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage. We know he will be funny and ready for anything!” said Weiss and Kirshner.

“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang. “With Kimmel, Weiss and Kirshner’s fresh perspective and masterful guidance, the Oscars will celebrate its rich 95-year history, the collaborative nature of moviemaking, and our diverse, dynamic and deeply creative community of filmmakers.”

“Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host ‘The Oscars’ is a dream come true. As we see every night on his own show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor, and we know that he will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “We love being the home of Hollywood’s biggest night and can’t wait to toast the success of this year’s cinema and storytelling.”

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap.  Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no,” said Kimmel.  

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live! ” and recently signed a three-year contract extension, making him one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history.

The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
 

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THE OSCARS IS SET TO AIR LIVE ON MARCH 12, 2023, ON ABC

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” adaptation heading to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center in Valencia featuring beloved Whoville characters, Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Valencia, Calif. – Join Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch in Whoville as the 2nd annual Holiday Skate Show returns to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint. This year, the show will be an adaptation of the timeless classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” on Saturday, December 10, and with two separate times to attend (12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.).

The all-local cast includes more than a dozen featured skaters, a supporting cast of over 60 skaters and a special guest skater who has yet to be announced. The 90-minute performance will take place on the NHL Rink at The Cube. With the temperature kept at 54 degrees, attendees are encouraged to bring jackets, hats, mittens and blankets.

Two seating areas will be available for each show, giving attendees the chance to immerse themselves in the action. Seating in on-ice bleachers is $25 per person and upstairs bleacher seating is $15 per person. The Grille will also be serving fan-favorite meals, in addition to hot chocolate, coffee and churros to keep attendees warm during the show.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting TheCubeSantaClarita.com/HolidayShow. “The Grinch’s Holiday” show at The Cube is being produced by The Cube’s certified Ice Skating Directors, Kymberly Tompkins and Linda Stroh.

For more information about the event, please visit TheCubeSantaClarita.com or call (661) 257-CUBE.

ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES OPENS NEW STORIES OF CINEMA GALLERY ROTATIONS NEW GALLERIES INCLUDE IN-DEPTH LOOKS AT THE GODFATHER AND THE CAREER OF AGNÈS VARDA.

The Identity gallery at the Academy Museum will showcase original costumes such as David Bowie’s iconic Goblin King ensemble from Labyrinth (1986).

Los Angeles, CAToday, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens its doors to thrilling new gallery and object rotations in its Stories of Cinema exhibition. Like cinema itself, the galleries of the museum’s core exhibition Stories of Cinema are designed to evolve and change over time to highlight different movies, artists, eras, genres, and more. Following are new rotations that will be presented in the 2022–2023 season in Stories of Cinema:

THE ART OF MOVIEMAKING: THE GODFATHER


The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather showcases the collaborative process of the making of this masterpiece through a wide array of original objects, images, and stories. In 1972, director Francis Ford Coppola’s interpretation of Mario Puzo’s popular novel provided an operatic and poignant reflection on the American Dream that not only radically transformed the moviegoing experience, but also the moviemaking process. Featured costumes, props, scripts, and equipment will highlight the contributions of each cinematic branch, exploring how they innovated the changing landscape of Hollywood.

Object highlights include Don Corleone’s desk and chair used in The Godfather trilogy, Coppola’s original “Godfather notebook,” and a costume worn by Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II. This exhibition is curated by Assistant Curator Sophia Serrano with Curatorial Assistant Esme Douglas.

The Academy Museum Store will be releasing an exclusive collection of The Godfather merchandise in conjunction with the gallery. The products in this collection celebrate the Academy Award®-winning film’s 50th anniversary and are officially licensed by Paramount Pictures.

The products in this collection were created in conjunction with the museum’s gallery exhibition The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film and are officially licensed by Paramount Pictures.

Starting Sunday, November 6, Fanny’s Restaurant will introduce a weekly “Sunday Supper” menu with dishes in conjunction with the The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather . The family-style menu will include a weekly rotating selection of cheeky specials such as Connie’s Crispy Calamari, A Pasta You Can’t Refuse, Sunny’s “Bada-Bing!” Ribs, and more inspired plates, along with a selection of Italian wines and other cinema-inspired craft cocktails. Sunday dinner service will run from 5-9PM; reservations can be made via OpenTable and Resy, or by emailing info@fannysla.com.

DIRECTOR’S INSPIRATION: AGNÈS VARDA


This gallery is an exploration of one of global cinema’s most radical and transformative artists. Agnès Varda’s (1928-2019) work is undeniably personal drawing inspiration from her life, experiences, the people, and the world around her. Structured into three sections to reflect her life as a photographer, filmmaker, and fine artist, the gallery highlights influences and films from her seven-decade long career ranging from La Pointe Courte (1955), widely regarded as the first film of the French New Wave, to her autobiographical movie Varda by Agnès (2019). While the Photography section explores her time behind the still camera showcasing her Leica, as well as prints and contact sheets, the section focusing on her life as a filmmaker shows influences from her years living in Paris and Los Angeles including familial relationships, social rights movements, and other autobiographical elements that permeate all aspects of Varda’s filmography. At the heart of the gallery, a triptych montage invites visitors to immerse themselves in themes and motives from Varda’s vast cinematic oeuvre. Lastly, the Art section features works from Varda’s career as a fine artist including a model for one of her life-size cinema shack installations. One of Varda’s most important inspirations becomes palpable through the gallery’s design: her lifelong love for beaches. This gallery is curated by former Assistant Curator Ana Santiago and completed by Jessica Niebel, Exhibitions Curator with support from Manouchka Kelly Labouba, Research Assistant and the collaboration of Rosalie Varda-Demy, Mathieu Demy, and Ciné-Tamaris.

Shop the Academy Museum Store’s collection of Director’s Inspiration: Agnès Varda merchandise.

ADDITIONAL STORIES OF CINEMA ROTATIONS


IDENTITY
The Identity gallery will present a new lineup of original costumes, wigs, concept art, and other materials to explore the creation of characters through the art of hair, makeup, and costume design. Highlights include costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951), designed by Edith Head; Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror (2012), designed by Eiko Ishioka; David Bowie in Labyrinth (1986), designed by Brian Froud and Ellis Flyte; Richard Pryor in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1973), designed by Bernard Johnson; and a headdress worn by Greta Garbo in Mata Hari  (1931), designed by Adrian.

The gallery also focuses on the work of key artists in these fields, such as the tattoo work of make-up artist Ken Diaz on movies such as Red Dragon (2002) and Black Panther (2018), wigs by hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng from Beetlejuice (1988) and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), wigs and makeup by Nadia Stacey for The Favourite (2018), and costumes by designer Ann Roth from Mamma Mia! (2008) and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020).

OSCARS GALLERY AND ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY


The Academy Awards History gallery now features Gregory Peck’s Oscar for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), the Elie Saab gown worn by Halle Berry to the 74th Academy Awards in 2002, the tuxedo worn by Francis Ford Coppola to the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, and the Swarovski-studded vegan leather jacket worn by costume designer Jenny Beavan to the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

STORY
The Story gallery explores how cinema is first born on paper, through scriptwriting and storyboarding. Case studies of Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) and The Birds (1963) explore two different approaches to adapting Daphne du Maurier. The Rebecca study looks at the role producer David O. Selznick played in bringing the film to the screen, as well as the importance of Kay Brown, Selznick’s Story Editor, and screenwriter Joan Harrison. The Birds installation focuses on Evan Hunter’s script and Harold Michelson’s storyboards of the now iconic sequence outside the schoolhouse.

Additional new objects from films spanning the silent era to the present day include script pages from Stella Dallas (1925), written by Frances Marion; scripts from Adam’s Rib (1949), written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin; Albert Nozaki’s storyboards from The War of the Worlds (1953); a working notebook and script for Mosquita y Mari (2012), written and directed by Aurora Guerrero; and script notes and pages from Queen and Slim (2019), written by Lena Waithe.  

PERFORMANCE
The Performance gallery, which explores the disciplines of casting and acting, features new materials from the collections of Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster, two casting directors who revolutionized the craft post-studio system, as well as new Polaroids from the collection of casting director Johanna Ray, who has worked with many notable directors but is perhaps best known for her longtime collaboration with David Lynch.

Stories of Cinema is organized by Vice President of Curatorial Affairs Doris Berger, Senior Curator for Collections and Curatorial Affairs Nathalie Morris, Exhibitions Curators Jenny He and Jessica Niebel, Associate Curator Dara Jaffe, and Assistant Curators J. Raúl Guzmán, Dara Jaffe, and Sophia Serrano, former Assistant Curator Ana Santiago, with support from Curatorial Assistant Esme Douglas and Research Assistant Manouchka Kelly Labouba, the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee, and the Academy Branch Task Forces.

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

All images:
(left) The Art of Moviemaking: The GodfatherStories of Cinema 2, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Photo by Joshua White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation. (right) Director’s Inspiration : Agnès Varda, Stories of Cinema 2 , Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Photo by Joshua White, JWPictures/©Academy Museum Foundation.
All b-roll footage: ©Academy Museum Foundation

ACADEMY’S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL ADDS NEW MEMBERS PAUL CAMERON, PAUL DEBEVEC, TOM DUFFIELD AND MARLON WEST.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Paul Cameron, Paul Debevec, Tom Duffield and Marlon West have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy’s Science and Technology Council focuses on the science and technology of motion pictures—preserving its history, developing educational programs, driving industry standards, and providing forums for the exchange of information and ideas.

Cameron’s cinematography credits include “Reminiscence,” “21 Bridges,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Collateral,” “Man on Fire,” “Swordfish,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds” and other notable films.  An Academy member since 2006, he currently serves as a Cinematographers Branch governor.

Debevec returns to the Council as co-chair after serving from 2012-2018, with three of those years as co-chair.  He is the director of research for production innovation at Netflix, where he oversees R&D in new technologies in computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning with applications in visual effects, virtual production and animation.  An Academy member since 2010, Debevec currently serves as a Visual Effects Branch governor.

Duffield’s production design credits include “Patriots Day,” “Hell or High Water,” “Lone Survivor” and “Ed Wood”; his credits as art director include “Men in Black,” “The Birdcage” and “Batman Returns.”  He has lectured at AFI, Chapman and Loyola universities and various other educational institutions around the United States.  Duffield, an Academy member since 1989, currently serves as a governor of the Production Design Branch. 

West is head of effects animation and a visual effects supervisor at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios.  He has worked on hand-drawn and computer-generated projects.  West’s credits include “Encanto,” “Frozen II,” “Moana,” “Frozen,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Atlantis: The Lost Empire,” “Fantasia 2000,” “Tarzan,” “Hercules,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Pocahontas” and “The Lion King.”  He is currently serving as VFX supervisor of “Iwájú” for Disney+.  An Academy member since 2015, West currently serves as a Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor.

The Council co-chairs for 2022–2023 are Lois Burwell and Paul Debevec. 

The Council’s other returning members are Bill Baggelaar, Linda Borgeson, Visual Effects Branch governor Brooke Breton, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor Bill Corso, Sound Branch governor Teri E. Dorman, Theo Gluck, Buzz Hays, Greg Hedgepath, Leslie Iwerks, Andrea Kalas, Colette Mullenhoff, Ujwal Nirgudkar, Helena Packer, David Pierce, David Schnuelle, Andy Serkis, Leon Silverman, Amy Vincent and Jeffrey White.

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