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0 Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Oz with a free NYC Concert

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  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 09/15/2009

Jennifer Hudson with Questlove aka ?uestlove of the Roots, are scheduled to perform songs from The Wizard of Oz, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the historic 1939 movie.

The free outdoor concert in New York City's Central Park, Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 7:30 pm is being sponsored by the online movie rental company Netflix.

Following the concert, there will be an outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz. (8:30 pm - Rumsey Playfield).

Have lots of bandwidth? Netflix says you can watch the movie online (no charge) on Saturday, October 3, from www.netflix.com/wizardofoz.

We don't know what songs Jennifer Hudson and company will be singing in Central Park, but here are the top 5 songs from the original Wizard of Oz soundtrack:

  • "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"
  • "We're Off to See The Wizard"
  • "If I Only Had a Brain"
  • "If I Only Had a Heart"
  • "Over the Rainbow"

Judy Garland lit up the silver screen with her version. Now listen to 30 seconds of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles singing "Over the Rainbow," followed by 30 seconds of Michael Jackson's "Ease on Down The Road" from the Wiz (1978).

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