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Judy Garland

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

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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 11.24.2015 | 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 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Valley of the Judys

Noah Tsika | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay 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 09.09.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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 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.


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


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 | 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?