Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tucson: The Fox Tucson Theatre to host Oscar Night America, a simulcast presentation

From: Charity LaPonsie []
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:59 AM
Subject: Announcement for Tucson Stage


Oscar to Appear at Fox

Fox Tucson Theatre announced today that the Nelson Riddle Oscar will appear at Oscar Night America, a fundraiser on Sunday, February 24th.  The Oscar was loaned to Fox Theatre courtesy of the University of Arizona’s School of Music.

            Nelson Riddle won the Oscar in 1974 for the score of “The Great Gatsby.”  In1998, the University of Arizona received an endowment on behalf of the estate of the late Naomi Riddle, widow of the famed composer and arranger Nelson Riddle.  It comprised the entire personal collection of Nelson Riddle's arrangements, as well as a great many items that pertained to his life-long career in music, including his Oscar and Grammy awards.

            The Oscar will be available for photo opportunities at the event, which is to benefit the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation.

            “We are so excited to have an actual Oscar,” said Herb Stratford, Executive Director of Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation.  “How many chances do you have to take a picture with an Oscar?”

The Fox Tucson Theatre will host Oscar Night America, a simulcast presentation of the 80th Annual Academy Awards Presentation on February 24th at 6:00 pm. 

Fox Theatre’s Oscar Night will include a red carpet entrance, a photo opportunity with an actual Oscar, an official Oscar ballot to predict the results, cocktails, a silent auction, and the simulcast presentation of the Oscars on Fox Theatre’s 40 foot, high definition screen.  The Fox Theatre’s event is a black-tie affair.

Sponsors for Fox Tucson Theatre’s Oscar Night America include The Temp Connection and Tucson Electric Power.

For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Fox Tucson Theatre box office at (520) 547- 3040 or visit our website at


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