NBC puts on 'The Wiz Live!'

NEW YORK — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”

Hers is an odyssey that began in 1900 with the publication of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” then continued with the classic 1939 movie musical starring Judy Garland, followed by the 1975 Broadway production of “The Wiz” (which, billed as “the Super Soul Musical,” won seven Tonys, including best musical) and, in 1978, by the film starring Diana Ross.

Brian Williams settles into job

NEW YORK — Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande.

“We have an eye on the East Room of the White House,” Williams said, where reporters waited to question the two leaders. Williams set the scene and talked about the day’s news for 40 minutes before the two men emerged, and he was off the air after the news conference and analysis.

Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.

The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival’s honorary committee, organizers said.

The Mines to bring "It's A Wonderful Life" to the stage

Sulphur’s The Mines community theater will bring the enduring and beloved “It’s A Wonderful Life” to the stage this weekend.

“We try to do what we consider classic stories each year around this time,” said Robin Settoon, executive director of the nonprofit group. “Last year we did ‘A Christmas Carol,’ and this year several people kind of threw ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ in the hat and we voted and chose it for our performance.”

Walk-On's breathes new life into Lake Area dining scene

Is Thanksgiving not really going the way you planned right now? Did the turkey not come out exactly the way you wanted? Did you accidentally drop it while pulling it out of the oven and now find yourself frantically rinsing it off in the sink before anyone sees you? Are the two rowdy uncles getting into a heated argument about the Saints again that is kind of ruining the party?