Jr. Philharmonic to honor Variety’s Army Archerd

Army Archerd with Marilyn Monroe in 1953 on the set of ‘Some Like It Hot.’

Legendary entertainment reporter and Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd (1922-2009) will be remembered in a special tribute on Wednesday evening, June 9, 2010 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

In his memory, there will be a tribute feature by Debra Marisa Greene and musical performance by Selma Archerd. Army, who passed away last year, was the official host of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual celebrity “Battle of Batons.” The “Battle” invites stars of stage, screen and television — with no musical experience — to conduct the orchestra in a comedic routine, and they battle for the Golden Baton.

Army will be remembered along with his friend, Dr. Ernst Katz, who also died last year, and was the founder-conductor of the Jr. Phil.

Dick Van Dyke, Ashley Brown and The Vantastix, Edward Asner, Stefanie Powers, Connie Stevens, Pat Boone and June Lockhart will also be featured in the concert program.

For ticket information, please visit JrPhil.org.

Related: Army Archerd Remembered: 1922-2009

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