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  Hop on the Band-wagon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She explained that the band has become even more of a presence this year as the band's decision to drop basketball games to focus exclusively on hockey this winter has led to greatly increased reliability.
Band manager Matthew Katcher '05 explained that as the band operates primarily on alumni and patron donations, a trip to Minnesota was out of the cards.
Katcher said that although the band has purchased commercial music in the past, the vast majority of its athletic event repertoire comes from arrangements by students in the band.
www.harvardindependent.com /main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/614062.html   (1263 words)

  
 THE EARLY BAND WAGON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The wagon was drawn by four horses, and when loaded with uniformed men and polished uniforms, and with Uncle Henry Correll, a Mexican War veteran, sitting on the back seat playing the bass drum – this spectacle to small, and not so small, children had all the lure of a circus parade.
This Clarksburg band was much in demand for celebrations and picnics, and did more than its share in bringing recognition to Odon; personnel of the band changed, and it would be impossible to name even a small number of musicians who served.
Contemporary with the Clarksburg band was a group known as a “Sheepskin Band”, composed of fife, snare drum, and bass drum.
www.dmrtc.net /~odonin/history3.htm   (7288 words)

  
 DVDFILE.COM: The Band Wagon Review
The Band Wagon has been adored and adored again by many musical lovers who love the way Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse dance around in their lovely costumes and on even lovelier sets.
Dialogue remains fairly tinny and the few sound effects and atmospherics utilized are pretty front-heavy (with the exception of the outrageously strong musical sequences, the surround channels here are rarely utilized), but all in all, this is the kind of sound mix upgrade every film from the 1950s deserves; it swings.
The Band Wagon, a retrospective look at the film and it legacy, as well as a vintage documentary, The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli, which looks less at The Band Wagon specifically and more at Minnelli's overall output during his wonderfully diverse career (it runs about an hour).
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video_11/bandwagon.html   (724 words)

  
 The Band Wagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Band Wagon is a musical comedy film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1953, which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career.
But the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the show's star.
Many critics rank The Band Wagon (along with Singin' in the Rain, also released in 1953) as the finest of the MGM musicals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Band_Wagon   (337 words)

  
 #198 The Band Wagon
The bottom of the wagon has two concealed cams that activate musical vibrators when the toy is pulled.
The wagon is "pulled" by two wooden cut-out horses with paper lithographs attached to both sides of white horses with a fl mane, white tail, and a red saddle with yellow edges.
When the toy is pulled, the horses rock back and forth in time to the music played by the wagon.
www.thisoldtoy.com /L_FP_Set/toy-pages/100-199/198-thebandwagon.html   (165 words)

  
 Arts Victoria - News - Funding Announcements
Four-piece band Catnip will complete recording/mixing of tracks for a debut album featuring their ethereal, swirling pop music.
Pop band Sarah Sarah will record an album to build on their previous EP release.
Funding towards recording of a third CD by four-piece Melbourne band Splurge to be distributed by Laughing Outlaw records.
www.arts.vic.gov.au /arts/news/fundann/14bandwagon.htm   (1460 words)

  
 American Classics - The Band Wagon
The 2001 performances of The Band Wagon on the American Classics Musicals in Concert series were the first revival of this revue, long considered one of the best ever written.
In 1931, The Band Wagon, under producer Max Gordon, brought together all the traditional elements of the revue format: skits, songs, and dance.
One of The Band Wagon's most innovative features was a revolving stage, which was perhaps utilized best in the first act finale, "I Love Louisa" (see photo).
www.amclass.org /bandwagon.html   (1052 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Vincente Minnelli: The Band Wagon
The plot of The Band Wagon is totally inconsequential, though scenarists Betty Comden and Adolph Green have claimed The Band Wagon as a film a clef.
In The Band Wagon she did pretty well, and danced like an angel, thanks at least partly to choreography from Michael Kidd that, of its particular kind, has never been surpassed.
The Band Wagon was scarcely that, being more like one of Shakespeare's comedies, pushed up to date and set to music and dance.
film.guardian.co.uk /Century_Of_Films/Story/0,4135,36068,00.html   (732 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: The Band Wagon
The film's most elaborate number is the "Girl Hunt Ballet," a spoof of Mickey Spillane hard-boiled detective novels, featuring Astaire and Charisse.
The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress.
Join NEWSWEEK's David Ansen for a Live Talk about The Band Wagon on Friday, June 24, at 1 p.m.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Band-Wagon   (806 words)

  
 Watsonville leaders hop on the ‘Band Wagon’ By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER WATSONVILLE — The bad luck began a ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A longtime guru who kept the books and planned the band’s fundraising, he and his business partner were arrested on charges of embezzlement in early December at his Salinas travel agency, leaving the band in a financial lurch.
But the 70-member band has been a musical mainstay in Santa Cruz County for nearly 60 years, performing in parades and concerts in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, not to mention a gig on the White House lawn a few years back.
Band members, however, are careful not to talk about Pio’s alleged wrongdoing at his travel agency, Edward Pio Travel and Global Music Exchange.
www.santacruzsentinel.com /archive/2005/August/11/local/stories/06local.htm   (741 words)

  
 slant // magazine.com: DVD Review - The Band Wagon
The commentary by Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein ranges from Minnelli talking about herself ("I was on the set that day!"), her clothes ("I wore a child’s size version of that dress!"), and the glory of show biz ("We stayed up all night if we had to!").
The Band Wagon" delves into the backstage shenanigans behind The Band Wagon, and paints nimble mini-pictures of Astaire, Minnelli, and some of the other cast members (with some not-so-flattering tales of Oscar Lavant’s swinishness).
The Band Wagon is a love song for the narcissistic, and theater people are sure to eat up the film, commentary, extras, and first rate DVD packaging.
www.slantmagazine.com /dvd/dvd_review.asp?ID=590   (550 words)

  
 Medialunchbox - DVD : The Band Wagon (Two-Disc Special Edition) with Slipcover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Band Wagon (1953) marked the culmination of a series of near-autobiographical pictures Fred Astaire made for MGM following his return from premature retirement in the late '40s.
"The Band Wagon" is one of the NY Times' "1000 Best Films Ever Made," and I've seen about 300 of them.
Personally the list of such films I've enjoyed is quite short, and it doesn't include "The Band Wagon." This makes me sad, having just enjoyed Fred and Ginger's 1936 classic "Swing Time" from the NY Times list.
www.medialunchbox.com /ItemId/B0007939MK   (419 words)

  
 DVD Talk > Reviews > The Band Wagon: Two-Disc Special Edition
The Band Wagon may not be as inspired or original as its fellow MGM musicals but it's still Savant's favorite.
Singin' in the Rain was conceived as a way of rounding up a group of older songs, and The Band Wagon does the same for Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, mainly concentrating on material at least twenty years old.
The Band Wagon was a hit, but the show to have one's money in must have been a non-existent but real-sound movie called The Proud Land.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=14845   (1904 words)

  
 The Band Wagon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The film's most elaborate number is the "Girl Hunt Ballet," a spoof of (United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)) Mickey Spillane hard-boiled detective novels, featuring Astaire and Charisse.
Many critics rank The Band Wagon along with (Click link for more info and facts about Singin' in the Rain) Singin' in the Rain as the finest of the (Click link for more info and facts about MGM) MGM musicals.
The film has been selected for preservation in the United States (Click link for more info and facts about National Film Registry) National Film Registry.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_band_wagon.htm   (235 words)

  
 Medialunchbox - Music : The Band Wagon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE BAND WAGON is still regarded as one of the greatest M-G-M musicals ever made.
I have no idea why THE BAND WAGON is so hard to find on VHS and is not yet released on DVD.
Another great CD soundtrack from Turner/Rhino is found in their CD issue of "The Band Wagon." All of the original songs are here, plus underscoring and outtakes.
www.medialunchbox.com /ItemId/B0000033PP   (458 words)

  
 The Band Wagon Encounter
That it was not their intention to harm the band members and their mission was one of peace.
However Tom was still asking questions in his mind and also telepathically eavesdropping, (reading THEIR thoughts), which were that they were willing to direct us, but did not wish to interfere in our decision making, such as what religion to go to.
The three band members were escorted to the door and the bass player was sent out.
www.ufobc.ca /Reports/bandwagon.htm   (2113 words)

  
 BAND WAGON
No matter how technical that person is, he or she can take it only so far before it becomes repetitive.
Most of the turntable bands I've seen have really aggressive routines with a lot of diss phrases and power soloing.
As the turntable becomes more widely accepted by traditional musicians, you'll start to see a fusion — bands that have both conventional instruments and turntables.
remixmag.com /mag/remix_band_wagon/index.html   (951 words)

  
 The Band Wagon (1953)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Band Wagon is certainly not the best of what was produced then.
At times it's noisy, irritating and the acting performances are often poor.
Please sign my petition for the release for the Band Wagon
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 Sky Showbiz - Nic's On The Band Wagon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nicole Kidman chose the UK premiere of her new movie to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Nic's mum bravely battled back from the killer disease when she was 17 while her dad is a respected cancer doctor.
And she proudly posed with the band as she arrived in London's Leicester Square - before batting off yet more rumours that she is pregnant with Steve Bing's child.
www.sky.com /showbiz/article/0,,50001-1178464,00.html   (216 words)

  
 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: The Band Wagon: Special Edition
Perhaps it's because the genre was often (at its best) lighthearted and ebullient, but it's also because the picture understands that, in making a great musical, the production should have as little pretense as possible.
Warner Home Video presents The Band Wagon in a two-disc Special Edition with a solid full-frame transfer (1.33:1 OAR) and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (for purists, the original 1.0 soundtrack also is included).
Supplements on Disc Two include "Get Aboard!: The Band Wagon" (37 min.), which features Liza Minnelli, Nanette Fabray, Jonathan Schwartz, (son of songwriter Arthur Schwartz), Cyd Charisse, James Mitchell, Ava Astaire McKenzie (Fred's daughter), and vintage interviews with Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and choreographer Michael Kidd.
www.dvdjournal.com /quickreviews/b/bandwagon.q.shtml   (880 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Band Wagon (1953) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE BAND WAGON is a unique film which gently mocks the conventions of the "backstage musical" genre by piling stereotype upon stereotype to comic effect.
As with most Vincent Minnelli films, THE BAND WAGON is visually stunning in virtually every manner possible, and the loose plot offers plenty of room for one dazzling musical number after another.
Although some find it extremely slight, THE BAND WAGON remains one of the few truly great movie musicals of the 1950s--and easily one of the truly great movie musicals of Hollywood's golden age.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/630236325X?v=glance   (1698 words)

  
 THE BAND WAGON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ever since I saw both SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) and THE BAND WAGON (1953) I've been unable to decide which is the greater of the two and therefore which deserves the crown as the finest film musical of all time.
The tone of WAGON, on the other hand, is in every way, shape and form a mirror image of the Astaire persona: sophisticated, refined, subtle, elegant, slyly witty, humble, hard-working to a fault but eager not to show it, shyly self-effacing and wistfully romantic.
The vast palette of colors that only true Technicolor could produce fairly leap off the screen with a degree of sharpness and utter lack of distortion or blooming that is simply mind-boggling to witness, as are the perfectly rendered skin tones.
dvdclassicscorner.net /wagon.htm   (1177 words)

  
 Movie Club: 'The Band Wagon' - Arts Extra - MSNBC.com
It seems as if current stage musicals have songs that relate better to their plots and 'The Band Wagon' was almost a Vaudevillian in a way.
The Band Wagon was probably the last great one to come from the Freed unit at MGM.
And Cyd Charisse, who would never have been cast as the star of Band Wagon has she not made such a sizzling impression in Singin in the Rain.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8007400/site/newsweek?rf=wiki   (2475 words)

  
 Playbill News: THE DVD SHELF: The Band Wagon, Mary Poppins and More
The Band Wagon [Warner Home Entertainment] might not be the best movie musical ever, or maybe it is. The property hails from Broadway, at least in a manner of speaking.
At the helm of this Band Wagon was Vincente Minnelli, whose first important Broadway credit was Dietz & Schwartz's 1935 revue At Home Abroad.
The Band Wagon is available singly or as part of Warner Home Entertainment's Classic Musicals box set.
www.playbill.com /news/article/93070.html   (1236 words)

  
 dOc DVD Review: The Band Wagon (1953)
Thankfully, The Band Wagon, like all of Warner's remastered classics, falls in the first category, but the fascinating story behind the sound is unique to this picture, and Warner Home Video Senior Vice President George Feltenstein was nice enough to share it with me.
According to Feltenstein, The Band Wagon was originally recorded in three-track stereo (a new process at the time), but because the technology was still developing and theaters in 1953 were not equipped to handle such advanced audio, it was never released as a stereophonic film.
Extras Review: Another jam-packed special edition from Warner, The Band Wagon DVD includes a host of enticing supplements, beginning with a lively, chummy commentary by Liza Minnelli and her good friend, musician Michael Feinstein.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showreview.php3?ID=7143   (2578 words)

  
 The Band Wagon News
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Newsweek's Movie Club continues this month with 1953's The Band Wagon, which was recently released on to DVD.
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 Ornamental Wigwam | Live on Band Wagon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Band Wagon was a tv show on University of Penn's Cable TV channel.
The show featured local bands playing live in the studio.
Jay Schwartz came along and brought some videos which were chromo-keyed behind us at various times.
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 The Band Wagon Movie: The Band Wagon DVD is available from Bestprices.com
The Band Wagon Movie: The Band Wagon DVD is available from Bestprices.com
THE BAND WAGON was was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1995.
In 1931, Fred Astaire appeared in the Broadway musical revue THE BAND WAGON, which also featured songs by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz.
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