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Emmy Awarding Winning Actor Ed Asner Visits Madera South

MADERA -  "Hollywood legend Ed Asner, co-star of the Mary Tyler Moore show, winner of five Golden Globes, Seven Primetime Emmy Awards and a slew of various TV and feature film roles paid a visit to the Madera South High School last Friday to promote and discuss his REELZ Channel Docudrama, “Titanic: Sinking The Myths;” portions of which were filmed in Madera County.

After a lunch at the Vineyard Restaurant with city, county and school district leaders, Mr. Asner met with drama students from Madera South who wish to pursue an acting and entertainment career. He took questions from teachers and students and shared stories from his 60 plus year career in acting.


Magic of the Seasons Returns to Tulare County Fairgrounds

TULARE  – The world’s largest light sculpture display has returned to Tulare, with new lanterns representing  “The Magic of the Seasons,” including a massive new Winter Castle lantern and a new glow-in-the-dark activity area for children.

Global Winter Wonderland, which debuted in Tulare in 2015, opened on Friday, Nov. 25, and will be open select days through Jan. 8. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.globalwonderland.com.

Jesus Christ Superstar: One Night Screening with Q/A of Stars

MODESTO - "Jesus Christ Superstar", the original rock opera global phenomenon, that keeps inspiring audiences around the world is celebrating the anniversary of its release date.  There will be a special one-night-only screening of the brand new digitally remastered and restored DCP print of the ground breaking Norman Jewison film in Modesto on Wednesday, August 17th at the iconic State Theatre.

The the film’s stars, Ted Neeley who played Jesus of Nazareth and Barry Dennen who played Pontius Pilate, will be live in-person for a Q&A, answering questions and giving commentary. Since Universal Studios remastered the film in HD, Ted Neeley has launched a “Cinema Event” tour across the country to astounding sold-out crowds everywhere.

Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feature the debut of never-before-seen content from Rogue One followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members from the film.

Live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. The live stream will be available worldwide to Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices and can be found at RogueOne.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments and through @StarWars and @people.

Six Flags and Gildan Kickstart the Summer with Sweepstakes Promotion

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced a new partnership with Gildan USA Inc., centered around a national promotion with Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” in Milwaukee, WI.

The program will launch April 16 with a national sweepstakes for a chance to win a fly-away trip for two to Summerfest® and to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. The winners will receive travel and accommodations, tickets to the theme park and admission for two days at Summerfest, including tickets for two headlining shows in the Marcus Amphitheater. As the official sweepstakes sponsor, Gildan® will be integrated into Six Flags and Summerfest’s promotional materials in parks, at the festival, online and on social media channels.

Graceland® Lighting Ceremony T.G. Sheppard “Flips the Switch”

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  – Elvis Presley's Graceland® in Memphis, Tenn., will officially begin the holiday season when Country Music Award winner singer-songwriter T.G. Sheppard “flips the switch” on the traditional lights and decorations during the annual lighting ceremony on Thursday,November 17 at 6:00 p.m. CST and lights up Elvis Presley’s iconic home for the season. Santa has guaranteed there will be a 100% chance of snow during the event.

The extensive Christmas display at the king’s castle includes hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh, and much more, all originally displayed at Graceland by Elvis and the Presley family. The interiors of Graceland mansion will feature the Presley family’s Christmas décor starting on November 17 for seasonal holiday tours through his birthday celebration in January. Included will be his traditional red velvet drapes as well as Presley family Christmas artifacts on display around several trees throughout the home.

Madera South Choir Performs at Valley Children's

MADERA - The Madera Couth Choir performed this morning at Valley Children's Hospital for the patients, families and staff. The half hour performance was a warm up for their concert next week at Disneyland's California Adventure. The group will take a stage at the park's Hollywood Backlot and perform 50's favorites for the guest of the park. After their performance the students will go into a recording studio at the park and learn the process of recording a soundtrack.

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