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10th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

We are excited to announce that Idina will be participating in the 10th Annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show! The event kicks off New York Fashion Week on February 8. Expect the event to be heavily covered by the media, and we'll be sure to post the coverage on FACEBOOK for you! Also, THE HEART TRUTH will be streaming the event LIVE on their own Facebook page, beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI's) Press Release:

As part of American Heart Month, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI’s) The Heart Truth campaign, with the support of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), will showcase its signature event, the RED DRESS COLLECTION 2012 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. As part of its 10th anniversary this year, The Heart Truth has partnered with Million Hearts, a national initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.

The Heart Truth unveils the 10th Red Dress Collection at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Kicking off New York Fashion Week, the Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show will feature more than 18 celebrities walking the runway in fashions created by some of America’s top designers. During The Heart Truth’s 10 years of partnership with the fashion industry, nearly 80 designers and 162 celebrities have participated in the annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Shows.

The Heart Truth brings the Red Dress Collection to life on the runway with the support of the FNIH. The Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show is presented by Diet Coke with partners Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas.

Celebrity participants in this year’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show include: The Talk’s Aisha Tyler; Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps; Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chaka Khan; Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive; supermodel Christie Brinkley; Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ mother, Debbie Phelps; television actress Elisabeth Rohm; host of the popular reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina Giselle Blondet; Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel; Discovery Familia’s Jeannette Torres-Álvarez; television and film actress Jenna Elfman; country music artist Jennifer Nettles; actress and disc jockey La La (Vazquez) Anthony; Dynasty’s Golden Globe Award-winning actress Linda Evans; Entertainment Tonight anchor Nancy O’Dell; Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger; and actress and former fashion model Rebecca Romijn.*

Participating designers include: Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Chris March, Marc Bouwer, Marchesa, Carmen Mark Valvo, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta.

® The Heart Truth logo is a registered trademark of HHS.

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"Barefoot at the Symphony" Releases March 6!

Idina is excited to share with you that on March 6, 2012, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony will be released on full-length CD and DVD!


Idina's first live solo recording, Barefoot at the Symphony was recorded at Toronto, Ontario's Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory with Marvin Hamlisch and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The CD will feature several songs that you won't see when the concert special begins airing on PBS affiliates on March 3, so make sure you pre-order your copy TODAY via Amazon.com.

Stay tuned for more information about the accompanying DVD!
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Chicago Press Mini-Tour

Idina will be making the rounds with Chicago-area press tomorrow (Monday, January 9) in support of the exclusive broadcast premiere of Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot with the Symphony, airing at 9:00 pm CST on Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW.  Those that receive Chicago broadcasts (and some are streamed live online for everyone!) can tune in to see and hear Idina the following times and places: 

WINDY CITY LIVE!
9:00 am
ABC7 in Chicago or stream it LIVE!

WGN-TV
12:00 pm
WGN9 in Chicago 

THE JOHN WILLIAMS SHOW (Radio)
2:00 pm
720AM in Chicago or stream it LIVE! 

CHICAGO TONIGHT
7:00 pm
WTTW11 in Chicago 

IDINA MENZEL LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY
9:00 pm
WTTW11 in Chicago

Debbie Downer Note:  As this community is affiliated IdinaMenzel.com, illegal YouTube (etc) videos of Barefoot will not be allowed here until after it airs nationally in March.
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Idina to Play Ravinia

Breaking news! Idina will make her long-awaited return to the Windy City this summer! She will make her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois on July 8, 2012. The concert - which will feature a new repertoire - will be conducted by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public in April. Stay tuned to IDINAMENZEL.COM for more information.
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Live: Barefoot at the Symphony

Idina's new PBS concert special, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, will exclusively premiere on Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW on January 9 at 9:00 pm CST. Idina will be live in their studio to discuss her concert as part of a pledge drive for the station during its airing. The rest of the US will be able to tune in to their local PBS affiliate beginning March 3 for the special - check your local listings at PBS.ORG.



As previously announced, the concert – filmed in November in Toronto featuring husband Taye Diggs and legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch – will be released on DVD and CD in March. We will have more info coming soon so keep checking IDINAMENZEL.COM for details! Mark your calendars for the broadcasts!
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First Listen Friday

Today is First Listen Friday, aka the Friday before the new episode of Glee when the upcoming tracks are released to the public for streaming. Idina will be singing her 3rd song of Season 3, and just in case people don't want spoilers I will cut this, so if you want to listen to Idina's next Glee single, you can stream it here.

Make sure you buy the track on Tuesday when it hits iTunes! And obviously tune in Tuesday night to watch. :)
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Glee's First Listen Friday: Mash Off

First of all, I'm totally neglecting this community. I'm sorry.

Second of all, today is First Listen Friday, aka the Friday before the new episode of Glee when the upcoming tracks are released to the public for streaming. Idina will be singing her 2nd song of Season 3, and just in case people don't want spoilers I will cut this, so if you want to listen to Idina's next Glee single, you can stream it Collapse )

Make sure you buy the track on Tuesday when it hits iTunes! And obviously tune in Tuesday night to watch. :)
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"Somewhere" Lands on Billboard

Idina & Lea Michele's "Somewhere" from Glee is the first track of Season 3 to crack the Billboard Hot 100 chart! It debuted this week at #75.

It also hit #42 in Hot Digital Singles for the week, and peaked at #14 on iTunes the day after the episode aired in the US.

Not too shabby for a non-Top-40 song on Glee. :) (Though I think I Dreamed a Dream performed better, but Glee's sales were much higher then than now.)

- Billboard.com
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Toronto + PBS Special!

Idina will be crossing the 49th parallel into Canada for a two-night concert stand in Toronto, Ontario on November 17 and 18! She's bringing her acclaimed concert tour to The Royal Conservatory of Music's spectacular Koerner Hall with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony conducted by the award-winning Marvin Hamlisch. The concerts will be filmed for future broadcast!

We'll have more on that for you later, but for now, get ready to buy your pre-sale tickets beginning at 12:00 pm EDT Saturday, October 1. Tickets will be available exclusively to Idina's fans all weekend by getting your code at the below link. Public on-sale will begin Monday, October 3 at 10:00 am EDT.

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