TCM: The classic festival to highlight Disney's legacy musicals

March 25, 2011

TCM Classic Film Festival to Spotlight Disney’s Musical Legacy Multi-Faceted Celebration Presented in Collaboration with D23, The Official Disney Fan Club.

The TCM Classic Film Festival will have more than 50 screenings throughout the April 28 to May 1 weekend. Vanity Fair Magazine will partner with the annual event that will feature special introductions, red carpet galas,

The oppening night of the star studded event will include an opening-night after-party that will follow the red-carpet gala screening of An American in Paris. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will serve as official host of the festival. “When it comes to the merging of music and motion pictures, no single studio has made as consistent and important contributions as Disney,” said Osborne.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which was the site of the first Oscar's ceremony, will once serve as the official hotel for the festival, as well as home to Club TCM, a central gathering point for attendees.

Other locations for the events and screenings will be Hollywood's Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Mann’s Chinese 6 and the Egyptian Theatre.

Notable festival highlights include screenings of:

•Fantasia (1940) – Recently restored edition
This groundbreaking animated anthology, one of Walt Disney’s most astonishing achievements, combines classical music with animated imagery, from the abstract (“Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”) to the hilarious (“Dance of the Hours”) to the awe-inspiring (“Night on Bald Mountain” / “Ave Maria”). A commercial failure when it was first released, the film has since become a cultural treasure, thanks not only to the innovative recording and animation techniques, but also to Mickey Mouse’s memorable appearance as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

•A Special Tribute to Disney Live-Action Musicals
After establishing its artistic reputation through animated films, the Disney studio moved into the realm of live-action musicals. The TCM Classic Film Festival’s Disney celebration will include a special tribute to the Disney Live-Action Musicals.

Some of the notable stars slated to appear are Oscar winners Shirley Jones and Mickey Rooney, Debbie Ryenolds and Leslie Caron.

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NAMM 2012: TEC Awards to be held at 2012 NAMM Show

March 12, 2011

The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM announced today that the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards®, the professional audio and sound production industry's most prestigious awards event, will once again be held at the NAMM Show, the largest trade show for the international music products industry, on Friday Jan. 20, 2012, in Anaheim, California.

Negotiations have been ongoing since January following a successful 26th Annual TEC Awards event, which was hosted for the first time at the NAMM Show. Under the new agreement, the organizations will remain autonomous with the TEC Foundation continuing to conduct the nominations and voting process as well as pursuing its charitable interests. For its part, NAMM will provide production and event management services for the TEC Awards. The TEC Awards is attended by manufacturers of audio equipment and software and the world’s top music producers, engineers, sound mixers and musical artists. A highpoint of the show is the Les Paul Award, presented to musical artists and others whose careers have exemplified the creative application of audio technology.

“Presenting the TEC Awards at the NAMM Show this past January was a major step toward our goal of broadening the constituency of the awards," said Hillel Resner, president of the TEC Foundation. "NAMM is where music makers and the technology innovators come together and we hope to be a key part of this exciting environment for a long time to come."

"The pro audio and recording community really enjoyed having the TEC Awards at the NAMM Show this year," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. "And we look forward to a bright future of serving this important segment of the NAMM Membership alongside the TEC Foundation."

The 2012 NAMM Show will take place Jan. 19-22, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif. For more information, please visit

TCM Classic Film festival to run from April 28th to May 1

March 4, 2011

The TCM Classic Film Festival heads back to Hollywood for the second straight year. The series will include over 70 screenings, as well as special introductions, guest appearances, panel discussions and more. The four-day festival kicks off Thursday April 28th and runs through May 1, 2011, in Hollywood. are just some of the stars expected to appear. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will be the event's official host. The official Twitter of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival: @tcmfilmfest


'All My Children': Susan Lucci launches book tour (Full Schedule)

Emmy winner Susan Lucci, will be signing copies of her memoir “All My Life” which hits bookshelves on March 29, 2011.

The “All My Children” star is the first daytime actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other list of achievements include an induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Lucci is an original cast member of ABC's "All My Children" which premiered in 1970. As the most famous face in daytime television history, Ms. Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sexy, sassy, beautiful “woman you love to hate,” Erica Kane on ABC’s “All My Children.”

She has guest starred in a number of prime-time series, most recently participating in a "All My Children"/"Hot In Cleveland" cross over last month.

Pre-order your copy of “All My Life” today on

A list of cities and dates are listed below:

Susan Lucci is doing book signings across the country to promote her auto-biography out later this month called "All My Life." Most are Barnes & Noble locations. Here's some cities and dates she posted on her Facebook page:

Book Signing
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:00pm
Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Book Signing
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00pm
Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ

Book Signing - Long Island, NY
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:00pm
Book Revue...

Book Signing - Cincinnati, OH
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:00pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH

Book Signing - Chicago, IL
Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12:00pm
Union League of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Book Signing - Naperville, IL
Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, Naperville, IL

Book Signing - Mall of America / MN
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00pm
Mall of America - Best Buy Rotunda, Bloomington, MN

Book Signing - Atlanta, GA
Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:00pm
Margaret Mitchell House ,...

Book Signing - McLean, VA
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:00pm
Books-A-Million Chain Bridge Center, McLean, VA

Book Signing - Glendale, CA
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble (The Americana), Glendale, CA

Book Signing - Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00pm
Arizona Women’s Expo / Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

"All My Children" airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet. Full episodes are available for streaming at
March 3, 2011
Emmy winner Susan Lucci, will be signing copies of her memoir “All My Life” which hits bookshelves on March 29, 2011.

The “All My Children” star who plays the world famous character, Erica Kane, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other list of achievements include an induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Lucci is an original cast member of ABC's "All My Children" since in 2006. In 1999, she FINALLY won the Emmy award for Best Actress for her role as the formidable Erica Kane after years of being nominated and narrowly missing. She’s been named one of VH1′s 200 top icons of all-time and and one of Barbara Walters’s “ten most fascinating people.” She is the recipient of the Muse Award for Women in Film & Television, the New York City Gracie Award, and the People’s Choice Award.

Pre-order your copy of “All My Life” today on

Jimmy Fallon and Ben & Jerry’s announce new ice cream flavor – "Late Night Snack"

Move over "Chunky Monkey" and "Cherry Garcia", ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's are teaming up Jimmy Fallon to create a new flavor of the popular ice cream. The talk show host is teaming with iconic ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s to introduce the new flavor entitled “Late Night Snack.” The flavor is inspired by Fallon's NBC show "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." The flavor features vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and crunchy fudge covered potato chip clusters.

The idea for the collaboration came from a skit performed on "Late Night" in with Fallon and house band, The Roots in which they sang a song based on Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

“Having our own flavor of Ben and Jerry’s gives everyone here at ‘Late Night’ an excuse to do what we were doing anyway, staying up late and eating pint after pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Only now we can call it ‘research,’” said Fallon. “And we came up with the perfect combo of salty and sweet. I can't wait for people to try it!”

The new flavor will arrive in stores across the country this week.