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Cartoon Network Sets Premiere For Miniseries ‘Over The Garden Wall’

Cartoon Network Sets Premiere For Miniseries ‘Over The Garden Wall’
Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries “Over The Garden Wall” is set to make its debut on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., and will run over five consecutive nights.

The ten-episode mystery adventure is created by Patrick McHale (“Adventure Time”) and features the voices of Elijah Wood, Melanie Lynskey and Collin Dean (“The War At Home”). The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Over The Garden Wall” follows two brothers named Wirt (Wood) and Greg (Dean) who find themselves lost in the Unknown, a forest adrift in time. With the help of an old woodsman (Christopher Lloyd) and a bluebird named Beatrice (Lynskey), the two must travel to try and find their way home.

The series also features guest voices including Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth, John Cleese, Shannyn Sossamon, Jack Jones, Samuel Ramey, Tim Curry and more.

“Over the Garden Wall” is based on McHale’s “Tome of the Unknown,
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The Football Player Turned Opera Singer

Keith Miller was headed for an enviable position in the NFL-until the velvet-voiced gridiron star was serenaded by the opera. He talks to Eve Conant about exchanging his helmet for tights.

Meeting Keith Miller for the first time backstage at the Washington National Opera, in a black kimono and Japanese Tabi slippers, he comes across as a gentle performer with a voice that impresses, even when just speaking quietly.

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But if you were to look at his old driver's license? In that hulking mug shot is a man who weighs 265 pounds and sports a menacing Fu Manchu goatee. The photo barely resembles the now 220-pound budding opera star who will sing a commanding solo when Madame Butterfly opens in the nation's capital next week. If there is a disconnect, it's because Miller's rise in the rarified world of opera
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Metropolitan Opera's Samuel Ramey Joins America Dances!, Career Transition For Dancers? 24th Anniversary Jubilee

Rolex presents ?America Dances! Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage ? Broadway, TV & Film?- Career Transition For Dancers? 24th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Aves) NYC. Samuel Ramey joins the Gala, which will be the entertainment-dance event of the new season. Mr. Ramey appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera. The Rolex Dance Award will be given to Patrick Swayze. Lawrence Herbert and the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation will receive the Career Transition For Dancers' Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance.
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