Home » star wars » Recent Articles:

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #180 w/ Special Guest SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Artist, and more!)

Show #180 w/ Special Guest SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Artist, and more!)

Show #180 w/ Special Guest SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Artist, and more!)

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com

June 8, 2017 – Show #180

It’s Time D-Heads! This week head off in search of a demi god, steer clear of Hades and head onto Broadway as we welcome the iconic SUSAN EGAN (Meg in Hercules, The Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Solo Music Artist and more) to the show! Susan stops in and talks about playing Disney’s flawed Heroine in Meg, how she landed the starring role in the ground breaking Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and many behind the scenes stories from her career. 

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Domenic stops in with his Disney Short Leash to give you some tips and tricks for a quick Disney World Trip, and you ask the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know! We have Paige fresh off of work from the Walt Disney World Resort with a symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review, and Jason digs deep into The Vault with a Blu-Ray and DVD you must add to your collection. And let’s not forget Cailtin with the latest happening at the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2!

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news about Animal Kingdom, Disney Junior, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney Channel, Clothing, The Walt Disney Company, The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Apps, Toys, Music, Marvel, Star Wars and more happening with the Disney Company this week!

SUSAN EGAN

SUSAN EGAN

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

THIS WEEK’S SHOW: LISTEN NOW BELOW OR

Right Click, Save Link/Target As To This Link: DOD SHOW #180 6-8-2017

(saves it as an mp3 to your computer)

PAST SHOWS:

Diz on Demand Rewind: Podcast Archives

SUBSCRIBE ON:

iTunes

Stitcher

GET OUR FREE iPHONE APP:

DizRadio APP

CONTACT US:

DizRadio@GMail.com with Show Ideas, Questions, Comments and more!

 

iTunes

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Show #175 w/ Special Guest DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV’s Undressed, Performer and more) on DizRadio.com

DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV's Undressed)

DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV’s Undressed)

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com

April 27, 2017 – Show #175

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate summer early as we welcome DAMON PAMPOLINA (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party, MTV’s Undressed, and more) to the show! Damon stops in and talks about being part of the MMC, his memories and reunion with the band The Party, and the upcoming 30th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club, his favorite skits and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Domenic stops in with his Disney Short Leash to give you some tips and tricks for a quick Disney World Trip, and we have Paige with the symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review while you have the question and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from Disney Springs, Walt Disney World, The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Star Wars, Build-A-Bear, Disney’s Miracle, Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp, Jack Sparrow, Descendants, and more!

Damon Pampolina of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party

Damon Pampolina of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club, The Party

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

THIS WEEK’S SHOW: LISTEN NOW BELOW OR

Right Click, Save Link/Target As To This Link: DOD SHOW #175 4-27-2017

(saves it as an mp3 to your computer)

PAST SHOWS:

Diz on Demand Rewind: Podcast Archives

SUBSCRIBE ON:

iTunes

Stitcher

GET OUR FREE iPHONE APP:

DizRadio APP

CONTACT US:

DizRadio@GMail.com with Show Ideas, Questions, Comments and more!

 

iTunes

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet) on DizRadio.com

BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature's Born in China, Netflix's Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet)

BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet)

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com

April 20, 2017 – Show #174

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate Earth Day and nature as we welcome BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China, Netflix’s Ghosts in the Mountains, Wild China, Frozen Planet) to the show! Barnaby stops in and talks about composing Disneynature’s Born in China, his most compelling scenes, upcoming projects, and who inspired him in composing!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Domenic stops in with his Disney Short Leash to give you some tips and tricks for a quick Disney World Trip, while Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. We have Paige with the symphony for your ears in the Magical Music Review while Nathan returns and dusts off the books with This Week in Disney History. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news from The Disney Channel, Descendants, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Disney Expo, Pandora, Animal Kingdom, Disney Make Up and so much more!

#174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature's Born in China)

#174 w/ Special Guest BARNABY TAYLOR (Composer for Disneynature’s Born in China)

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

THIS WEEK’S SHOW: LISTEN NOW BELOW OR

Right Click, Save Link/Target As To This Link: DOD SHOW #174 4-20-2017

(saves it as an mp3 to your computer)

PAST SHOWS:

Diz on Demand Rewind: Podcast Archives

SUBSCRIBE ON:

iTunes

Stitcher

GET OUR FREE iPHONE APP:

DizRadio APP

CONTACT US:

DizRadio@GMail.com with Show Ideas, Questions, Comments and more!

 

iTunes

From Surreal Worlds to Super Heroes, Groundbreaking New Experiences Premiere During Blockbuster Summer of Fun at Disney Parks

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Floating mountains grace the sky in the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Anchored by two amazing new experiences ­– one an alien planet where mountains float and Banshees fly, the other an epic adventure inviting a breathtaking drop into the world of Super Heroes – Disney parks on both coasts are poised to make summer 2017 a season like none other. It all begins May 27, with the debuts of Pandora ­– The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort and Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at the Disneyland Resort.

With a supporting cast of even more new events and great attractions at both resorts, there’s plenty of fun in the sun for Disney Parks guests in California and Florida.

“In the U.S. and around the world, Disney parks are making new magic for our guests,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With an irreverent and rockin’ new attraction at Disneyland Resort and an entire never-before-seen world at Walt Disney World Resort opening this May, there are fantastic experiences in store for our guests. Starting this summer they will be able to step into the worlds of their favorite stories and characters like never before.” 

Throughout the season, guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will experience the kind of sensational adventures only Disney can create.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, opening May 27: Pandora – The World of Avatar, an all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s epic film AVATAR. Guests will fly above the jungles of Pandora while riding on a mountain banshee on the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage. And they’ll board reed boats for Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly excursion down a rainforest river to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Debuting May 27, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

At Disneyland Resort in California, opening May 27: Outrageous and irreverent characters from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, comics and animated series lead guests on a high-energy adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park. The chaotic and hilarious adventure combines a breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, plus the attraction’s “awesome mix tape” of music inspired by the films’ soundtracks. Guests will board a gantry lift for multiple, random ride experiences in a pulse-pounding rise and fall as they join Rocket, one of the most unusual heroes a guest will encounter, in a daring plan to free the captive Guardians from The Collector’s Fortress. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is the cornerstone of the summertime celebration, Summer of Heroes, where guests will enjoy Super Hero encounters; an awesome dance-off featuring Star-Lord and Gamora; and, for a limited time, a challenging “Avengers Training Initiative” for young recruits.

The two, all-new experiences are just the beginning of the fun at Disney Parks on both coasts this summer:

 AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

As Disney California Adventure unveils the sensational new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and Summer of Heroes, exciting experiences will be found all across the Disneyland Resort this summer. Specific dates for some will be announced soon. 

  • Guests have a chance to be dazzled by the beloved and iconic “Main Street Electrical Parade,” with an extended run through Aug. 20.
  • The spectacular nighttime “Fantasmic!” show re-opens at Disneyland this summer, and the classic Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions return to delight park guests.
  • Also in Disneyland, Star Wars and Disney fans will step into out-of-this-galaxy adventures at Star Wars Launch Bay, meeting some Star Wars characters and getting an up-close look at replica props and models from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
  • Across both parks, guests will meet characters familiar and new – from Moana and Chewbacca to the stars of Summer of Heroes, including Groot, Captain America and Spider-Man. Photos with Groot are sure to be a big hit as he makes his first appearance in a Disney park.
  • “Disney Junior Dance Party” debuts Friday, May 26, at Disney California Adventure, creating a fun concert experience where adults and kids can sing and dance along to the music. Popular Disney Junior characters from Disney Junior TV shows “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First” and “The Lion Guard” will be joined by characters from the new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers.”

AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

The stunning world of Pandora headlines a full lineup of new attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.  From theme parks to water parks to resorts to Disney Springs, there’s something new in every corner of this world.

  • A dazzling new after-dark show, Rivers of Light, treats Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to a celebration of nature in an experience that features water, floats, projections, fire and light choreographed to an original musical score.
  • A new nighttime experience premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 26. A full orchestra will provide the soundtrack for a 40-minute visual journey into The Music of Pixar LIVE!
  • Additional movie replicas from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story welcome guests to Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • A new family-friendly raft adventure, Miss Adventure Falls, recently debuted at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.
  • A May 12 opening is set for “Happily Ever After,” the most spectacular fireworks display in the history of the Magic Kingdom.
  • Disney Springs rocks out with more new, food and beverage locations to complete its transition from Downtown Disney.

All of these new experiences add up to a thrilling summer at Disney Parks, with blockbuster excitement awaiting guests at parks on both coasts.

Find out more at:  Disney.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock! and more) on DizRadio.com

#171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!)

#171 w/ Special Guest STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!)

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com

March 30, 2017 – Show #171

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we talk from the heart and take that ride again as we welcome STEFANIE POWERS (Herbie Rides Again, The Boatniks, Hart to Hart, McLintock!) to the show! Stefanie stops in and discusses her longstanding career, favorite Disney moments, Herbie, being a Boatnik, the popularity of Hart to Hart, Wildlife Conservation and more! 

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. While Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Stefanie Powers. And Jason is here digging deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray and DVD you have to add to your collection. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest on Disney’s Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with the latest news Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix, The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Star Wars, Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company, Moana, Walt Disney Records, Tangled the Series, Disney Channel, Security at Walt Disney World, and more!

STEFANIE POWERS

STEFANIE POWERS

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

THIS WEEK’S SHOW: LISTEN NOW BELOW OR

Right Click, Save Link/Target As To This Link: DOD SHOW #171 3-30-2017

(saves it as an mp3 to your computer)

PAST SHOWS:

Diz on Demand Rewind: Podcast Archives

SUBSCRIBE ON:

iTunes

Stitcher

GET OUR FREE iPHONE APP:

DizRadio APP

CONTACT US:

DizRadio@GMail.com with Show Ideas, Questions, Comments and more!

 

iTunes

Dole and The Walt Disney Company Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating through the Magic of Disney Characters and Storytelling

Dole and The Walt Disney Company Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating through the Magic of Disney Characters and Storytelling

Dole and The Walt Disney Company Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating through the Magic of Disney Characters and Storytelling

The Walt Disney Company and Dole Food Company continue their multi-year healthy living initiative with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring consumer promotions, digital integrations, in-store activities and Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. The ongoing collaboration serves as part of a nutrition alliance aimed at helping parents encourage their kids and families to make healthier food choices and formally launched last fall with a successful campaign around Disney’s Moana.

The latest promotion, Disney Beauty and the Beast, features Belle, Beast, Lumiere and other beloved characters on DOLE Bananas, Pineapples and salads, and will continue through April 16. These characters also serve as the inspiration for a host of healthy recipes, serving suggestions and nutrition tips.

“Disney and Dole are working together to give parents high-quality, nutritional food options that make it easier for families to make healthy choices,” said John T. King, vice president-licensing, Disney Consumables. “The new program will combine Disney’s characters and stories with Dole’s fruits and vegetables to help inform and inspire families to live healthier.”

“As one of the world’s foremost nutrition leaders, Dole is committed to the idea that the best stories begin with healthy eating,” said Bil Goldfield, director of communications for the Dole Food Company. “We’re delighted to work with Disney to make fruits and vegetables more accessible – and fun – for families in North America and around the world, by sharing our nutrition messages through their iconic characters and transforming our collective healthy living commitments into lasting, positive change for future generations.”

Disney and Dole will also debut healthy living programs themed to Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 this summer and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi later this year. This mission seeks to help change daily eating habits, one meal at a time, to create a lasting impact for families in the U.S. and Canada.

Last year’s dual-branded announcement at the 2016 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention in October promised the launch of an assortment of fresh DOLE produce featuring iconic Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel characters at grocery and retail stores nationwide.

In 2006, The Walt Disney Company became the first major media company to establish a Nutrition Guideline Policy in North America to associate its brands and characters with a more nutritious portfolio of foods and beverages. The company has since marked every year of its Healthy Living Commitment with significant milestones such as becoming the first major media company to launch food advertising standards for kids, launching new content and experiences that inspire healthier lifestyles, and introducing the Disney Mickey Check. The Disney Mickey Check is a quick and easy way for families to identify healthier food and beverage options in stores, on-air, on-line, at Disney theme parks and resorts, and other places where Disney products are sold. Foods and recipes that feature the Disney Mickey Check adhere to the rigorous Disney Nutrition Guideline Criteria. To learn more about The Walt Disney Company Healthy Living Commitment and the Disney Mickey Check, visit Disney.com/HealthyLiving.

For more than a century, Dole has served as a health and wellness resource to millions of healthy-eating enthusiasts worldwide. Dole is committed to nutrition and nutrition education, encouraging the world to adopt a healthier diet including more fresh fruits and vegetables. Dole believes that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can increase America’s nutritional health and help reverse a number of negative health trends. In 2003 Dole established the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) specifically to study the health and wellness benefits of fruits and vegetables, and a plant-based diet. In addition, Dole recently established a Director and Department of Culinary Nutrition to translate produce-based research into compelling meals that underscore the vital role fruits and vegetables play in maintaining a healthy diet.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel's Bunk'd, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com

March 9, 2017 – Show #168

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head on off to camp with none other than TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d, Billy Elliot on Broadway, YouTube Sensation)! Tessa stops in and talks about being on the hit Disney Channel Show Bunk’d, her favorite episodes, memories, jokes and more. In addition she talks about her love of Harry Potter, Charities we works with and so much more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. We have Cody taking a stroll on the Hollywood Walk with more about Tessa Netting. And you have the questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know.

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on Pandora, Beauty and the Beast, Disney Channel, John Stamos, Disneyland, California Adventure, Food and Wine Festival, Chef Goofy, Star Wars, Avatar and more. 

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney's Bunk'd)

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d)

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

THIS WEEK’S SHOW: LISTEN NOW BELOW OR

Right Click, Save Link/Target As To This Link: DOD SHOW #168 3-9-2017

(saves it as an mp3 to your computer)

PAST SHOWS:

Diz on Demand Rewind: Podcast Archives

SUBSCRIBE ON:

iTunes

Stitcher

GET OUR FREE iPHONE APP:

DizRadio APP

CONTACT US:

DizRadio@GMail.com with Show Ideas, Questions, Comments and more!

 

iTunes

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #166 w/ Special Guest TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat) on DizRadio.com

#166 w/ Special Guest TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

#166 w/ Special Guest TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com

February 23, 2017 – Show #166

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we take a ride in the Gnome Mobile looking for That Darn Cat as we welcome TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat) to the show! Tom discusses his career, memories working on these classic films, Walt Disney himself, his fans and more.

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and Paige is here with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Domenic let’s the dogs out as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash. And let’s not forget Randy with the latest from Disney Multi-Media

There is news fresh off the D-Wire with news on The Disney Channel, MikiLabs, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, Star Wars, Han Solo, Chewbacca, The Lion King Live Action Film, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Disney Junior, and more!

TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

THIS WEEK’S SHOW: LISTEN NOW BELOW OR

Right Click, Save Link/Target As To This Link: DOD SHOW #166 2-23-2017

(saves it as an mp3 to your computer)

PAST SHOWS:

Diz on Demand Rewind: Podcast Archives

SUBSCRIBE ON:

iTunes

Stitcher

GET OUR FREE iPHONE APP:

DizRadio APP

CONTACT US:

DizRadio@GMail.com with Show Ideas, Questions, Comments and more!

 

iTunes

New Museum Exhibition to Feature Original Works by Renowned Comic Book Artist Alex Ross

New Museum Exhibition to Feature Original Works by Renowned Comic Book Artist Alex Ross

New Museum Exhibition to Feature Original Works by Renowned Comic Book Artist Alex Ross

“Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross”—a new exhibition featuring the work of one of the world’s greatest comic book artists—will be on view at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) from February 11 through May 14, 2017.

The MSV is the first venue to host this traveling exhibition, which has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

According to “Superheroes and Superstars” curator Jesse Kowalski, Alex Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his unique, painted photo-realistic style.

“The MSV is thrilled to be the first venue to present Superheroes and Superstars,” notes MSV Executive Director Dana Hand Evans, who adds that the Museum jumped at the chance to bring the exhibition to the region. “Alex Ross is one of the premier illustrators of our time,” says Evans. Along with offering comic book fans a rare opportunity to see Ross’s original artwork of classic superheroes, such as Wonder Woman, Superman, and Spider-Man, Evans says the exhibition illustrates the Museum’s commitment to present contemporary art in the Shenandoah Valley.

“Superheroes and Superstars” includes more than 100 original works created by Alex Ross, all on public display for the first time. Most of the works in the exhibition are on loan from Ross’s personal collection.

The new exhibition features Alex Ross’s well-known images of superheroes, villains, and his recent paintings of popular culture icons, such as The Beatles and Monty Python. Paintings, sketches, and models from his childhood and college years will also be on view, including “Spidey” booklets that Ross created at the age of four, action figures he made when he was 11 years old, and a self-portrait for a high school art class. Some of Ross’s more recent works in “Superheroes and Superstars” include “A Tale of Two Reeves,” a 2016 painting illustrating the two actors audiences most identify with Superman; the 2016 “Hulk Marvelmania” poster painting; “Flash Gordon,” a 2015 painting marking the 35th anniversary of the “Flash Gordon” film; and Ross’s variant cover for “Star Wars” #1, an homage to the original 1977 issue for Marvel’s relaunch of the classic “Star Wars” comic book series.

 

From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, the MSV will host Alex Ross for a rare signing event. Prints and Alex Ross merchandise will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Those interested in attending the signing may bring up to three items per person (no sketches and/or portfolio reviews). While a fee is not required to attend the signing event, MSV admission will apply to view “Superheroes and Superstars.”

The exhibition’s display at the MSV is sponsored by Shenandoah Country Q102.

A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. January through March and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through December. Admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. General admission is always free to youth ages 12 and under and to MSV Members. http://www.theMSV.org

Star Wars — Film Concert Series to Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film

Star Wars -- Film Concert Series to Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film

Star Wars — Film Concert Series to Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film

The New York Philharmonic will present the World Premiere of the Star Wars — Film Concert Series featuring screenings of the complete films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical scores performed live to the films. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience, as the Star Wars — Film Concert Series premieres from September 15 through October 7 at David Geffen Hall in New York City. The schedule is below:

Sept. 15, 8:00pm ConcertA New Hope (world premiere)
Sept. 16, 8:00pm ConcertA New Hope
Sept. 26, 7:30 pm ConcertThe Empire Strikes Back (world premiere)
Sept. 27, 7:30pm ConcertThe Empire Strikes Back
Sept. 28, 7:30pm ConcertThe Empire Strikes Back

Oct. 4, 7:30pm Concert Return of the Jedi (world premiere)
Oct. 5, 7:30pm ConcertReturn of the Jedi

Oct. 6, 8:00pm ConcertThe Force Awakens (world premiere)
Oct. 7, 8:00pm ConcertThe Force Awakens

Legendary composer Williams is well known for scoring all seven of the Star Wars saga films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score.  His scores for Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score.

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney.  In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams’ score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars also was preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”  Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2000, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016.  Williams has composed the scores for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).

The Star Wars — Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.

Join Our Family of D-Heads™







This text to be replaced by flash player.

D-NEWS: DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Newsletter Sign Up

* indicates required


















Search This Site:

DisneyBlu's DizRadio Twitter...



Recently Pinned...



Currently on the D-Wire...

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards Showcase The World’s Best Amusement Parks And Water Parks

June 28, 2017

TripAdvisor®, the travel site that helps you find the latest reviews and lowest prices, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over […]

Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Jennifer McGill to Release Faith-Based Debut Solo Album

June 27, 2017

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, “Unbreakable” – to be released in August. FoxNews.com is hosting today’s exclusive first interview and world premiere of the epic new music […]

2,000 Days and Nights at the Disneyland Resort

June 26, 2017

Huntington Beach resident Jeff Reitz, who has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marked his 2,000th consecutive visit on Thursday, June 22. When Reitz, a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder, began his daily sojourns to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in 2012, the resort was preparing to […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #181 w/ Special Guest ERNIE REYES JR. (Disney Channel’s Sidekicks, The Last Electric Knight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Surf Ninjas, Secret Bodyguard, Making of Star Tours and more)

June 15, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 15, 2017 – Show #181 It’s Time D-Heads! This week troll the sewers with Turtles, team up with a cop for some Sidekicks fun and find out who is the Last Electric Dragon as we welcome Martial Artist and Actor ERNIE REYES JR. (The Last Electric Dragon, Disney’s Sidekicks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, […]

San Diego Comic-Con International to Welcome Dick Van Dyke Documentary

June 14, 2017

Mary Poppins. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dick Tracy. A Night at the Museum. Even a turn as the voice of Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Gordon. Screen legend Dick Van Dyke is no stranger to the worlds of Fantasy and Comic Books. So it’s only fitting among all the superheroes, monsters, and giant robots, the […]

CJ 4DPLEX Announces “Cars 3” as First-Ever Disney•Pixar Film to be Available in the Immersive 4DX Format

June 13, 2017

CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading 4D cinema company, today announced that for the first time since the company’s inception, it will be premiering a Disney•Pixar film in the immersive film-viewing format at 4DX auditoriums around the globe. The announcement marks a significant moment for 4DX and fans worldwide as “Cars 3” is the first-ever Disney•Pixar […]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Announce the Launch of Cars 3: Driven to Win

June 13, 2017

Rev up your engines! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media today announced that Cars 3: Driven to Win is now available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch™ and Wii U™. Developed by Avalanche Software, Cars 3: Driven to Win […]

Invite Mickey and Donald into your Home for the Holidays in: Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is arriving on Disney DVD August 29th

June 9, 2017

Love Mickey Mouse? Can’t wait to spend the holidays with your best mouse friend? Invite Mickey and Donald into your home as they bring laughs and merriment to not one, but two holiday seasons! Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is arriving on Disney DVD August 29th, and you’ll want to catch their Halloween and Christmas […]

Calling Young Changemakers for a Disney Be Inspired ‘Summer of Service’ Grant!

June 9, 2017

Youth Service America (YSA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney|ABC Television Group, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and Walt Disney Studios, are working together this summer to inspire kids and families to make a positive impact in their communities through the Disney Summer of Service campaign. Youth can use fun summer activities — like […]

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Unveils “A Galaxy of Stories” Pavilion At D23 Expo, July 14–16, 2017

June 9, 2017

Showcasing the creative process of bringing new Disney park experiences to life, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites guests to discover its pavilion, “A Galaxy of Stories,” at D23 Expo, July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests will get an exclusive look at the new Star Wars-themed lands currently under development for Disneyland Park […]

s

Recent Comments:

  • R. Chloe: John, Great job, in the interview. You can talk so fast, professional, and keep listeners compelled, the entire 57 minutes in, when Wally comes ...
  • Steve: I remember this menu very well. In June of 1983 I was a Service Host at Liberty Tree Tavern on the weekends. Great times and great memories!...
  • Paige: When I first noticed it, it was with "The Muppets." The excuse I saw was "When someone is watching a movie on one of their smart devices (i.e. phone,...
  • Kevin Parcher: The positives here are the Lost Chords section and the LP version of the Overture. The Lost Chords are songs that were eliminated during the planning ...
  • Paige Zimmerman: I absolutely can't wait for these collections to be released. They are all on my calendar for their respective release dates!...