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Judy Garland

27 Of The Hottest Photos From The Fire Island Pines Party 2015

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

July 25 marked the return of the all-night Pines Party fundraiser on New York's Fire Island, and for many gay men in the Tri-State area, it was t...

Judy Garland: The Joy and the Genius Remembered and Remastered

Peter Mac | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

Proof that a legend never dies, two new works have emerged celebrating her 47 years on this earth, and the rich legacy she has left behind.

Who Controls the Rainbow? A New Memoir By Stevie Phillips Revisits the Judy Garland Myth

David Munk | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

Even by Hollywood standards, the majesty and misery of Judy Garland's short life was extreme, defined by its operatic intensity and an epic series of (mostly) public peaks and valleys.

Somewhere...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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For The Love Of Judy Garland

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.31.2015 | Gay Voices

In what has become a hotly-anticipated LGBT Pride Month tradition, New York- and Los Angeles-based writer-actor Justin Sayre will host an evening of s...

'Get Happy' With These Incredible Judy Garland-Inspired Performances Honoring Homeless LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Judy Garland enjoys a near-mythic relationship with gay audiences past and present, so it's only fitting that her legacy would become a tribute to hom...

Here's A Modern Twist On Classic Judy With A Great Gay Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Among gay audiences, Judy Garland is one of few performers who never seems to go out of style. New York singer-actress Bridget Barkan proved that ...

Conversation with Artist Micki Pellerano

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of my friend Micki Pellerano's solo show at American Medium in Brooklyn, I spoke to him about the things that matter to him: drawing, growing down, experiencing pain, pop music and of course love.

A Celebration Of Judy Garland's Legacy In Honor Of Homeless LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Judy Garland became the consummate star of Hollywood's golden age thanks to turns in “The Wizard of Oz” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Nearly 46 ...

Judy Collins at the Café Carlyle: A Master at Work

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Beginning with her first song, "Open the Door", Judy Collins had her audience at the Café Carlyle on the opening night of her two-week run in thrall. A performer for 56 years, her crystalline sound, whether she's accompanying herself on acoustic guitar or at piano, rang clear.

The Gay Culture Every Queer Should Know About

Matt Baume | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

What's the entertainment that made you who you are today? That Eagle conversation left me wanting to find more of the formative media that shaped gay men's lives. I've never read any Isherwood, and haven't seen Mame. What else have I been missing?

Curtis M. Wong

After Years Backstage, This Man's Love Of Judy Garland Is Putting Him In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices

If Seth Sikes is truly “a piano bar addict,” his new cabaret act could very well be the equivalent of a 90-minute bender. With that in mind, ...

La Cage aux Palm Springs? Meet Gypsy, the World's Oldest Professional Female impersonator

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live I welcome masters of celebrity female impersonation, the cast and crew members of Palm Springs' hit dinner show, Carnival Cabaret, starring James GYPSY Haake and produced by Dan Gore and his team.

Jonathan Groff Reveals What Makes Him The Happiest

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices

"Looking" hunk Jonathan Groff took to the stage of FOX 5's Good Day New York to honor the U.N.-sanctioned International Day of Happiness with a stunni...

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

Horse Wedding: With This Carrot I Thee Wed

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chaker Khazaal

What do Judy Garland, Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, and two horses named Romy and Rocky all have in common? I would normally come up with many witty, even snide retorts, but what I now know for sure is that they were all married at the same famous "Little Church of the West" in sunny Las Vegas. Yes, you read that right.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Florence is Where the Heart Is

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I've searched my soul for personal thoughts about the attacks in France and have still to figure out how I feel. I know I'm sad, I find the events tragic and discouraging, but beyond that, I don't know.

First Nighter: Sam Harris' Expertly Baked Ham, Victor L. Cahn's Sly Villainous Company

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you were to ask me who the best male pop singer in the country is, I would immediately say Sam Harris. After seeing Ham, the adaptation of his beautifully written and often humorous memoir Ham: Slices of a Life, at Ars Nova, I'm even more committed to my belief.

Theatre Review: Ben Rimalower's Bad With Money

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

How was it that my best friend's parents could afford a new car and an annual trip to Disney World when we had a ten-year-old Ford Taurus and vacationed at a campsite where the most exciting feature was a public pool?

North Shore Music Theatre's a Christmas Carol Proves Dickens Tale Still Resonates

Peter Mac | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Peter Mac

went to see the perennial stage version at Bill Haney's North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT). Now in its 24th year! Once again I was blown away by the high caliber of theater that the adorable Mr. Hanney and his company have assembled.

Curtis M. Wong

Judy Garland's Legacy Is 'A Gift' And 'Very, Very Cool,' Says Daughter Lorna Luft

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Lorna Luft loves a good Christmas celebration, and for good reason. She's been associated with the holiday season since she was 11 years old, when she...

Why We Love Divas...Let Us Count the Ways

Leon Acord | Posted 01.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

Many of our favorite divas have taken hit after hit, only to bounce back, bigger and better than ever. Gay men certainly take their share of hard knocks in life -- maybe we identify with their resilience?

My Dream Duets: Chatting With Barry Manilow, Andre Cymone and Carroll Matthews Tracks and The Hawthorne Chronicles

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A conversation with Barry Manilow.

Courage for Sale: Oz's Cowardly Lion Costume Heads to The Auction Block

Jay Scarfone | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jay Scarfone

When the Cowardly Lion costume was discovered in one of the oldest buildings on the M-G-M lot -- where The Wizard of Oz was filmed in late 1938 and early 1939 -- it was in need of careful repair and restoration to most closely return it to its original state.

A 75th Anniversary This Month: The Wizard of Oz!

Jay Scarfone | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

In honor of its 75th anniversary, my co-author, William Stillman, of the new compendium The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion, and I look back at some of the origins of what is arguably the best-loved motion picture of all time.