Monday, September 1, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts' Season to start!!! Tickets on sale the 4th!


SINGLE TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4 FOR NEARLY 40 PERFORMANCES IN 2014/2015 SEASON
Omaha Performing Arts’ Season Runs Through May 2015

Single tickets for more than 40 of Omaha Performing Arts’ 2014/2015 performances will go on sale Thursday, September 4, 2014. The performances, scheduled for October 2014 through and May 2015, include: The Omaha premiere of THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Starring THE ROCKETTES*; Grammy®-winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson’s celebration of the music of Billie Holiday; and MOTOWN THE MUSICALa Broadway touring production featuring more than 40 classic hits.

Single tickets start as low as $10 and will be available through Ticket Omaha at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or in person at the Ticket Omaha office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets beginning September 4 at 10 a.m. Single tickets will remain on sale until the performance date or until they are sold out.


Tickets to THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Starring THE ROCKETTES are already on sale.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Frozen, ABC Family



THE STORY OF FROZEN:
MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC

Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf

All-New Exclusive ABC Special Features Interviews with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,  Josh Gad as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen Filmmaking Team

AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, “THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET, WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS

FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF “BIG HERO 6,” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ NEXT COMEDY ACTION ADVENTURE & MORE

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2(8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

            Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical.   Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle  and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

            This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6” is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.” 

Click here for an interactive experience:


ABOUT “FROZEN”
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, “Frozen” posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. The film’s Feb. 25 digital debut was the biggest digital release (sell-through) ever; it’s Blu-ray/DVD release on March 18 was No. 1 on the Nielsen overall disc charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks. The “Frozen” soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 and spent 31 consecutive weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.2 million units. The “Let It Go” film clip from “Frozen” has been viewed nearly 300 million times on YouTube.

Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Lincoln Square Productions:
Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in entertaining ways to tell fact based stories.  Clients include ABC Television Group, Scripps Networks, Viacom, Discovery Communications, National Geographic Networks, and more.   Lincoln Square Productions is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City.


                        Twitter -- @DisneyAnimation, @ABC




Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!


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Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – TV Spot







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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters October 10th!
  


ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
DISNEY

Genre:                                      Family Comedy
Rating:                                      TBD
U.S. Release Date:                    October 10, 2014
Cast:                                        Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne
Director:                                   Miguel Arteta
Producers:                                Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson, Dan Levine
Executive Producers:                Philip Steuer, Jason Lust
Writer:                                       Rob Lieber
Based on the novel by:              Judith Viorst

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.
 
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

NOTES:
·       Director Miguel Arteta won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 for “Chuck & Buck.”
·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” published in 1972, was written by Judith Viorst,   illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book. Viorst penned the sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995).
·       The 1972 book was first adapted to the small screen as a half-hour HBO animated musical in 1990 before Viorst collaborated with composers Charles Strouse (music) and Shelley Markham (musical score) for a 1998 stage musical at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is the first live-action film adaptation of the children’s classic.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Color Run with guest blogger Lori!

The Color Run is a MUCH bigger event then the "Color Me Rad" race, and MUCH better organized.  There was no questions about what to do or where to go once you got there.  Even though there was no official "wave" times that we were assigned to, the race was still ran in waves.  When you arrived you just fell into the very LARGE line, and then at start time, they set off the first group of people.  We didn't have anything to tell us the time, but what felt like every 10-15 minutes or so, they sent out the next group of people.  Because of the volume of people, it was almost impossible to run at times.  The color zones were about like "Color Me Rad"...4 of them...and the finish line was confetti. We felt like we received more "color" at this race...some of it but have been us being more intentional about stopping and letting them get us, but also they had some better ways of applying the color.   The before race pick-up was much more convenient...held at Scheels at Village Pointe.  In our swag-bag we received the T-shirts (which most people wore in the race and we weren't discouraged to wear them, as we were at Color Me Rad), a "Color Run" tattoo, and a "HAPPY" tattoo, as well as a fun headband and bracelet.  No sunglasses to protect our eyes though, which was a big bummer, but we knew that much at least before heading down to the run, so we wore our ones from Color Me Rad.  The route was also very enjoyable, with good scenery, and a few minor hills to "test your endurance".  We also learned that they had a very effective "lost and found" system...which came in very handy when we lost our car keys (I can tell you more about that sometime). 

Lori






 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Review and Giveaway

Experience the Ultra Fresh Hydration of NEW Dial Coconut Water 
Refreshing Mango Body Wash!

Introducing NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash, the newest member of the Dial Coconut Water family.  Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango is the first of its kind to contain coconut water and refreshing mango for clean, healthy and hydrated skin.  Let the fresh hint of green coconut and tropical mango whisk your mind away to distant island shores without ever leaving the shower.

Coconut water is a leading trend known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration.  Mango is known for being nutrient rich and adds a touch of tropical freshness.

At Dial, they understand how hard it can be to lead a healthy lifestyle.  With their NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash, they want to help you along the path to healthier skin.

NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash can be found at your local retailer starting this past July.

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It is AWESOME!  Nuff said!  I love this body wash.  I love Dial body wash regardless....but this one has such a refreshing scent....it just stays with me.  The first time I used it, my 6 year old came into my room after I had taken a shower and gotten my jammies on and said, "Mommy...you smell good!"  I was floored!  He had NEVER said that before!  Apparently I either stink or smell like nothing....but this particular day, he took notice!

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Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo: Side By Side


DISCOVER DAVINCI & MICHELANGELO:
SIDE BY SIDE
HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 – 7:30 P.M.

The “Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side” original theater performance will continue its inaugural North American Tour at the Holland Performing Arts Center Peter Kiewit Concert Hall in Omaha on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Mark Rodgers, the creator and host of the multi-media performance, is also the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions, from the permanent Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy currently touring the United States.
Reserved seat tickets priced $20.25-$41.25 are available exclusively through Ticket Omaha located inside the Holland Center at 13th and Douglas streets, 402-345-0606, or purchase online at www.ticketomaha.com. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount by calling 402-661-8516. The performance lasts approximately two hours and 20 minutes including intermission. It is appropriate for audiences age 6 and older.