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Judy Garland

Judy Garland Molested By Munchkins On 'Oz' Set, Ex-Husband Claims

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment

Munchkins who served as lovable allies of Judy Garland’s Dorothy in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” were monsters offscreen, according to a ...

These 16 Great Videos Remind Us What It Meant To Be LGBTQ In 2016

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.03.2017 | Queer Voices

2016 will be remembered as a particularly challenging year for many people, including those in the LGBTQ community. The June 12 Pulse nightclub massac...

Hard Candy Christmas

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

God bless us, if not quite everyone. Nothing says Christmas to me more than buying cough medicine at the CVS and needing assistance because the aut...

Judy Garland's Daughter Honors Orlando With 'Over The Rainbow'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Lorna Luft surprised fans at a Wednesday concert in New York with her first-ever live performance of "Over the Rainbow," a song made famous by her mot...

'Night Of A Thousand Judys' Is A Pride Month Event You Shouldn't Miss

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Performers from the worlds of Broadway, television and film will come together June 6 to pay tribute to the legendary Judy Garland for a great cause. ...

Judy's Back! Rufus Wainwright Returns to Carnegie Hall with Renowned Garland Tribute

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Publicity Photo / Credit: Matthew Welch On June 16 and 17, singer, songwriter and composer, Rufus Wainwright will head back to Carnegie Hall to reviv...

Here's Judy Garland As You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Artists Michael Wertz and Jody Morlock are among those to put their creative spin on Judy Garland for "Night of a Thousand Judys," the annual LGBT Pri...

Meet me in Saint Louis, Louis

LGBT News | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel

By: Rory Winston "Meet me in St. Louis, Louis" sang the inimitable Judy Garland in the Hollywood classic of that name. The again, the city has long b...

Should President Obama Appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if the Senate 'Does Nothing'?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 04.11.2016 | Media
Andy Schmookler

An op/ed column in Saturday's Washington Post proposes a most interesting idea. The essence of the idea is suggested by its own title, "Obama can appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if the Senate does nothing."

This Man's Love Of Liza Minnelli To Shine Bright On Her 70th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.08.2016 | Queer Voices

After two years of musical tributes to Judy Garland, singer Seth Sikes will pay homage to the only other performer who he feels matches the "Wizard of...

Making Believe: Donald Trump Is Our Modern-Day Wizard of Oz

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Few people realize that the series of children's books by L. Frank Baum, on which the film was based -- most notably The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and some 15 subsequent Oz volumes published during the first two decades of the 20th Century -- is riddled with political references and serves as an allegory for American populism in the 1890s. The parallels to Trump's campaign are profound.

Falling In Luft with Lorna - at Feinstein's 54 Below

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

In the 1977 hit Annie Hall, Alvy (Woody Allen) Singer stops his new cabaret singer crush Annie (Diane Keaton) Hall on the street, in an awkward attemp...

An Indie Hip-Hop Homecoming: My Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Show Experience

Sydney Latimer | Posted 12.28.2016 | Entertainment
Sydney Latimer

The Rhymesayers label has become the international ambassador of Twin Cities hip-hop. Since 1995, they have consistently produced albums that have given underground hip-hop lovers exactly what they want.

Gay Men Share Their Favorite Holiday Movies, Books, Specials And More

Matt Baume | Posted 12.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Look, let's be honest: Christmas is super-gay. All that tinsel, the frolicsome dancing, mulled wine and all its fruity spices -- and oh goodness, all those holiday specials!

Liza Minnelli Recalls Her 'Exhilarating' Stage Moment With Judy Garland

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This holiday season, Judy Garland is being celebrated with a trio of remastered re-releases of her most famous recordings on vinyl. One of the three ...

'The Wiz Live!' Sparkles as Bright as the Emerald City!

Peter Mac | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

I clicked my heels three times and prayed that this year's NBC live musical would be a winner. There is a God! Or in this case, a wizard!

Arlene Wolff -- More Than You Know -- Cabaret at Stage 72/The Triad-NYC

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.25.2016 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Peter Martin, the owner of the theatre Stage 72/The Triad, has been responsible for the elegant renovation and upkeep of this Upper West Side treasure. He must be thanked for retaining this space for Theatre, Cabaret and almost any type of entertainment that deserves to be staged in the city of New York.

Prima Donna Revisited: Chats With Rufus Wainwright, Marty Balin and Band of Merrymakers, Plus Dre Towey and Pre-Christmas Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There are incredible opera houses and singers and orchestras that are really sweating it right now. I don't know if I'm going to save them necessarily myself but I do feel indebted to what that music has given me and I want to give back to that world."

Podtime Stories

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.23.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Valley of the Judys

Noah Tsika | Posted 11.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Tsika

Mateik, whose ongoing project There's No Place will be featured at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum on Friday, November 13th, is interested in what's unexpectedly, expansively queer about such "gay icons" as Garland, Diana Ross, and Billie Jean King, among a whole host of others.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Causing Quite a "Brouhaha" Over The Kickback and Newcomer Soren Bryce

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The classically-trained violinist and self-taught guitar, piano, banjo and ukulele player just dropped her self-titled EP, and it's an accomplished, often infectious, and sometimes lyrically biting experience. It's no wonder Ani DiFranco is a recent influence.

Lost in Translation: The 'Translational Fallacy' in Analyzing Lyric Writing

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Translating lyrics can be a noble calling. It's simply not what Carl did. When writing a lyric -- whether or not there was an already existing foreign-language one -- he focused on one thing and one thing alone: creating the perfect "wedding" of words and music.

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 the pl...

Judy Garland: The Joy and the Genius Remembered and Remastered

Peter Mac | Posted 06.19.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | Queer 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.