Elton John and Leon Russell to Perform Live on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ October 20


Two music legends, Elton John and singer songwriter Leon Russell, will perform live on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, October 20th from the Beacon Theatre. The duo will perform new music from their upcoming album, “The Union,” as well as a classic Elton John song. This album marks the first time they have worked together in over 40 years.

Recorded live in the studio, “The Union” was produced by T Bone Burnett and features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock.  Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals on the 14-track record along with legendary R&B organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and a 10-piece gospel choir.  “The Union” will be released October 19th on Decca.

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Disney D23 Announces Sneak Peek at Disney Store Times Square in New York City, November 7

Disney Store Manhattan, New York City © Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved.On Sunday, November 7, Disney D23 members and their guests are invited to attend a sneak peek at the newest and largest Disney Store, the two-level level store in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

Beginning at 8 am ET (check-in at 7:30), D23 members will be served a complimentary continental breakfast inside the store. Jim Fielding, President of Disney Stores Worldwide, will share behind-the-scenes stories of the design, development, inspiration and evolution of this unique retail design. Disney Store cast members will also be on hand to show off the store’s interactive exhibits.

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Photo Gallery: Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Screening in Lexington, Kentucky

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Walt Disney Studios has shared with us some photos from a screening of its newest release, Secretariat, recently held at the historic Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Joining cast members Diane Lane and Otto Thornton were their real-life counterparts Penny Chenery and Secretariat jockey Ron Turcotte along with others involved with Secretariat’s life including exercise rider Charlie Davis, writer Bill Knack and other jockey hall of famers. Also counted in attendance were director Randall Wallace and Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear.

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Secretariat opens nationwide on October 8.

Photos by Doug Prather, © Disney Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

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Disneyland Cast Members Celebrate Disneyland Hotel’s 55th Birthday

The Disneyland Hotel in 1961. Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort.The Disneyland Hotel was built, owned and operated by Walt Disney’s friend Jack Wrather in 1955, opening just about five months after the Disneyland Park. In 1961, the Disneyland Monorail was expanded to allow transportation between the park and the hotel’s guests, making it the first monorail to cross over a public street. It wasn’t until 1988 that the Disneyland Resort acquired the hotel from The Wrather Corporation.

Disneyland Hotel birthday cake. Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort.Earlier today, cast members from the Disneyland Hotel celebrated its 55th birthday in style, by slicing into this cake inspired by the Disneyland Hotel itself and one of its towers, prepared by the Resort’s central bakery.

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Photo Gallery: ‘The Tempest’ North American Premiere at New York Film Festival

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This past weekend, the 48th Annual New York Film Festival honored director’s Julie Taymore’s spin on the Shakespeare classic by making The Tempest the Centerpiece of the festival. The first of the two screenings on Saturday night also managed to double as the North American premiere of the film. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the second screening, introduced by Julie Taymor. Noting The Tempest was celebrating its 400th anniversary, Taymor reflected on her experiences with the Shakespearean play dating back to directing a staged version of the play some time ago. Despite the material’s origins and mostly native British cast, she also quipped it was an American film as it had been filmed on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, a place she had once vacationed at and decided then and there ‘it was The Tempest.’ It’s also worth noting that portions of the film were also filmed in New York soundstages in addition to Hawaii.

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Photo Gallery: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Sing-Along Premiere at El Capitan in Hollywood

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A red-carpet premiere for the Beauty and the Beast sing-along limited theatrical release was held yesterday at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California yesterday. Attending celebrities and their families included Marcia Cross, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Andrea Bendewald, Kevin Nealon, Ali Landry, Shanna Moakler, Zane Holtz, Stephanie Pratt, Daphne Blunt, Ryan Newman, Jadin Gould, Chelsea Hobbs and many more. In addition, special appearances were made by the movie’s lead actors, Robby Benson and Paige O’Hara along with composer Alan Meken and Belle and Beast themselves.

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Disney Store Celebrates Halloween with Costume Contest and In-Store Event

Disney Store has announced a contest in which five correct entries will receive a free Halloween/roleplay costume from Disney Store. To enter, watch the video below and identify the 30 different Disney costumes in the order they appear in the video (costumes may appear more than once).

Once you have your list, email it to dcp.disneyliving@disney.com with the subject line of ’30 in 30.’ Entries must be received by the end of October 8 and are limited to one per person/address. For full details and rules, click here.

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ABC to Host ‘No Ordinary Family’ Family Event in Times Square, NYC on Sept. 28

In celebration of the premiere of “No Ordinary Family,” ABC will create a family friendly, highly visual and interactive experience in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday, September 28, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., ET. “No Ordinary Family” premieres Tuesday, September 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Just as the Powell family on the new television series have discovered their own unique and distinct super powers, other families will have the chance to demonstrate their own strength by seeing if they can lift a car off the ground or can run at the speed of lightning.

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ABC to Project 3D Promo of ‘No Ordinary Family’ on El Capitan Theatre on Saturday

On Saturday, September 25, ABC will display a three-minute 3D projection video that will come to life on the 100-foot high wall of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, featuring the cast of “No Ordinary Family.” The projection begins at sundown and will repeat throughout the night. The extraordinary video will showcase Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis) breaking the wall apart with his bare hands, before being joined by his family — all in 3D. “No Ordinary Family” T-shirts will also be given away at the location.

Location:
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
(Please note: 3D glasses are not required)

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Photo Gallery: Tinker Bell Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Earlier today, Tinker Bell was the latest celebrity to receive her very own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California and stars not only lined the streets, but walked them as well to help Tink celebrate. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has graciously provided us with these photos from the event. Guests included Walt Disney Imagineer and Disney Legend Alice Davis, Mae Whitman (voice of Tinker Bell), Raven Symone (voice of Iridessa), Pamela Adlon (voice of Vidia), Angela Bartys (voice of Fawn), Brad Raymond (director of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue) and of course the Pixie Hollow fairies themselves.

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