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Sunday, September 23, 2018

25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus”

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus” September 21, 2018

25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus”

Those who know me well, know that the film “Hocus Pocus” is one of my favorite Disney movies, and it’s become a yearly tradition to watch it a few times (at least) each and every Halloween season. This fantastic film is celebrating 25 years this year as well! It’s hard to believe it’s been out that long! I came across this article about Hocus Pocus, on hollywood.com, regarding fun facts that most fans didn’t know about the movie. I know I didn’t know, so the article was a fun read. That being said, I thought I’d share the info with our readers as I know we have a lot of fans of the Sanderson Sisters! So here we go, 25 things you didn’t know about Hocus Pocus~ Read More

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Betty Buckley: Hello, Dolly! National Tour is a “Gift”

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Betty Buckley: Hello, Dolly! National Tour is a “Gift”
Sep 20, 2018

Betty Buckley: Hello, Dolly! National Tour is a “Gift”

Broadway legend Betty Buckley says she’s “so excited” to be a part of the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!

Buckley told Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy on “In the Wings” that it’s a “gift” to be able to take this show on the road.

“It’s a beautiful production and our cast is absolutely glorious,” Buckley said.

Buckley stars as Dolly Gallagher Levi.  She admits she had to think about whether to take the role, because much of her adult life has been in dramatic performances. Read More

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ Gets Giant Sanderson Sisters Plushies For Halloween

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Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ Gets Giant Sanderson Sisters Plushies For Halloween
By SEAN FALLON – September 21, 2018

Winifred Sanderson from Disney‘s cult classic film Hocus Pocus isn’t often described as “cuddly”, but this 18-inch plush doll version of her certainly is. The Winifred plush is a Spirit Halloween exclusive that you can order right here along with her sisters Sarah and Mary for $24.99 each.

Winifred wouldn’t admit it, but these plush shouldn’t be purchased individually. The Sanderson Sisters need to stick together. The same is true for Spirit Halloween’s exclusive Hocus Pocus Funko Pop collection… Read More

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Five best songs about Miami

Five best songs about Miami
By: Kareem Gantt  
AXS Contributor 
Sep 12, 2018

There is something about Miami that captures the soul of an artist.

Maybe it’s colorful neighborhoods awash in tropical colors and scents? Maybe it’s the sultry beaches and nightlife of Miami Beach? Maybe it’s the eclectic nature of the people who inhabit this stretch of land between the Florida Everglades and the mighty Atlantic Ocean?

Or, it could be a combination of the three?

Whatever the case, the Magic City and its environs have long captured the hearts of music artists in every genre, and for this AXS Top five list, let’s look at the top five songs that perfectly portrayed life in South Florida. Read More

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Midler, Springsteen, and Crystal Each Give A Million Dollars In Scholarships To Temple University’s Arts Cirriculum

Delco Times
Rock Music Menu: Philly’s iconic Electric Factory sold
By Michael Christopher Times Music Columnist
Sep 13, 2018

Wednesday marked the end of an era on the Philly music scene as the iconic Electric Factory announced it has been sold to The Bowery Presents, a concert promotion and venue management group that itself was acquired by global concert promoting behemoth AEG Live in 2016.

“What a ride it’s been,” said Larry Magid, head of Electric Factory and Electric Factory Concerts, in a statement. “We would like to thank the hundreds of thousands of fans who have attended the over 2,500 shows at Electric Factory from its original location at 22nd and Arch from 1968-1970 to its rebirth in 1995 at Seventh and Willow. A special thanks to all the employees, old and new, that have worked at the Factory over the years and to the great acts who have graced our stage, it’s been our privilege to work with you.” Read More

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

We Reveal 7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary

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We Reveal 7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
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7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary

Ready for a serious flashback? Hocus Pocus is 25 years old.

That means it’s been a quarter century since the coven of evil witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy were accidentally set free to wreak havoc on Salem, Mass. And it’s been 25 years since a cult favorite was born.

hocus pocus 1140x733 - We Reveal 7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary

For many of us, October means grabbing a pumpkin spice latte, loading up on candy corn, hitting the DVR and lining up every single showing of Hocus Pocus so we can just keep watching over and over and over again. It’s become Halloween tradition in many a household thanks to Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. But just maybe there’s a better way? Read More

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Bette Midler Taunts Donald Trump For Claiming Democrats Will Turn Violent After Midterms

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Bette Midler Taunts Donald Trump For Claiming Democrats Will Turn Violent After Midterms
By Lee Moran
08/31/2018 06:06 am ET

Bette Midler zinged President Donald Trump on Thursday after he warned of “violence” should Democrats wrestle control of the House of Representatives from the GOP in the upcoming November midterm elections.

Earlier this week, Trump reportedly told evangelical Christian leaders that Democrats would “overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence. When you look at antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people.” Read More

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hollywood Stars One Award Away From an EGOT

Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Stars One Award Away From an EGOT
By Katherine Schaffstall
9/4/2018

Hollywood Stars One Award Away From an EGOT

Only fifteen people have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony — the hard to achieve, highly coveted EGOT.

But more than 40 performers are just one win away from joining the EGOT ranks such as Richard Rodgers, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks.

Cher, Kate Winslet, Viola Davis, Common, Helen Mirren, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke, Lily Tomlin and Julie Andrews are just some of the actors and musicians that only need one award to have an EGOT.

Read on to see the list of performers who have won three of the four awards that make up an EGOT. Read More

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Bette Midler, Along With A Host Of Others, Will Chair Elton John’s Annual New York Fall Gala


Elton John AIDS Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation to Honor Darren Walker, Patricia Hearst, and Joe McMillan at its 2018 New York Fall Gala
PR Newswire
September 12, 2018

Bette Midler, Along With A Host Of Others, Will Chair Elton John's Annual New York Fall Gala
Bette Midler & Elton John

SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation

Featuring a Special Performance by 9-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter Sheryl Crow

Journalist and CBS This Morning Co-Anchor Gayle King Will Host the Event

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at Cipriani 42ndStreet in New York City.  At this year’s gala, EJAF Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will honor Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, philanthropist Patricia Hearst, and long-time advocate Joe McMillan, CEO and Chairman of DDG, with EJAF’s Enduring Vision Award.  Nine-time Grammy Award Winning singer, songwriter Sheryl Crow will be the special musical guest, and Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the featured speaker. CBS This Morning co-anchor and journalist Gayle King will host the event.    Read More

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Freeform’s ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Schedule Includes A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Marathon

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Freeform’s ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Schedule Includes A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Marathon
BY TARA MARTINEZ
September 4, 2018

Freeform's '31 Nights Of Halloween' Schedule Includes A 'Hocus Pocus' Marathon

It’s September now and that means it’s basically Halloween. Right? Well, it is for some folks out there who absolutely relish the fall season and can’t wait for All Hallows Eve to roll around. Luckily for those people, Halloween is coming early this year thanks to Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween schedule. The yearly occasion (which got bumped up from 13 nights to a whopping 31 this year) is set to start Oct. 1 (less than a month away!) and will let fans watch their favorite Halloween flick, Hocus Pocus, pretty much every other night throughout the whole month. Read More

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