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November 6, 1985 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
Inspired in part by Lyman Frank Baum and the demands of a small budget, director William Virchis has staged an imaginative and thoroughly "warped" production of the jive musical, "The Wiz." Homing in on the time warp overtones in Baum's original tale of the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz," the Southwestern College production features a sprinkling of characters from throughout history. In this show, the part of the Scarecrow is Harlequin, with his broad range of character types.
March 2, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
What does Magic Johnson think about Michael Jordan running the Washington Wizards? "I'm glad Michael is doing this. And I'm glad he's doing it with the Wizards," Johnson told Michael Wilbon of the Washington Post. "Now, he has to let everybody know to be patient. This isn't going to happen in one year, it's not going to happen in two years. You have to take your lumps for two years. I know he knew that coming in. "My advice: unload everything. You know what he's going to do?
July 18, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
THE Harry Potter books are usually viewed alongside the children's and young adult world that they grew out of and radically reshaped. When viewed in literary terms, though, J.K. Rowling's novels stand up pretty well, book critics say, and in some ways go refreshingly against the grain of much of contemporary fiction.
September 6, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
What is it about a moon man that inspires fertility? For the second year in a row, a star couple has announced a pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards: This time it's Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa expecting. Beyoncé broke Twitter records for speed in sharing news of her bundle, now the well-dressed tot Blue Ivy Carter, when she showed off her baby bump at the 2011 show. “We do know the sex, but we're [keeping it private] for now,” Rose, rocking a healthy bump in an embroidered black dress, told People on Thursday.
November 28, 1995
Wiz Technology Inc., publisher of low-cost computer software, said Monday it will provide a variety of products to the 734 Osco and Sav-On drug stores throughout the United States. Wiz received a purchase order for the products and permanent displays from the drug store division of American Stores Co. of Oak Brook, Ill.
July 24, 1996
Software publisher Wiz Technology Inc. said it has received an order from Bluepoint Monitor Corp. for software products valued at about $250,000. San Juan Capistrano-based Wiz said it expects to receive additional orders from Bluepoint, a British manufacturer and distributor of computer hardware, for products worth $1 million or more over the next 12 months.
October 5, 2006
In "The Wiz," Dorothy and friends brought a Tony Award-winning 1970s urban beat to the Land of Oz. Now the musical based on L. Frank Baum's classic, with book by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, gets a 21st century re-envisioning from director Des McAnuff and original "Wiz" orchestrator Harold Wheeler, reflecting cultural changes since the show's original Broadway debut decades ago. David Alan Grier is the Wiz to Nikki M.
October 13, 1994
Wiz Technology Inc. said Wednesday that it has received orders for 1,115 of its kiosk displays of bargain computer software. Among the supermarkets and convenience stores that have ordered the displays for their aisles are Alpha Beta and Lucky supermarkets in California, HEB markets in Texas and Furrs stores in New Mexico. Each kiosk displays hundreds of computer software titles that sell for $5 to $10 apiece. Wiz Technology, based in San Juan Capistrano, said it expects $1.
June 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Mike Sorber scored in the 39th minute to give the Kansas City Wiz a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Burn on Saturday night in a Major League Soccer game played in sweltering 104-degree conditions in Dallas. Garth Lagerwey made four saves for the Wiz, who improved to 6-9 with their first three-point road victory of the season. Dallas dropped to 6-7 before a crowd of 9,615 at the Cotton Bowl.
May 23, 1996
Midfielder Preki headed in a goal with three minutes to play Wednesday as the Kansas City Wiz (4-5) broke a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the New York/New Jersey MetroStars (3-5) before 8,916 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Giovanni Savarese gave the MetroStars the lead in the 26th minute with his league-leading eighth goal, but the Wiz tied it on a goal by Alan Prampin in the 82nd minute.
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