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Judy Garland

The Gays Behind Barbra (And Nearly Every Other Gay Icon)

William J. Mann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William J. Mann

In the early 1960s, when Streisand was just starting out, gay audiences instinctively recognized something very familiar about her, a shared sensibility. That was only logical, given that her sensibility had been nurtured by gay men, after all. And this was hardly a new phenomenon.

Cloris Leachman's Sad Judy Garland Stories On 'WWHL'

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

Before her appearance on Tuesday night's "Watch What Happens: Live," Cloris Leachman took to Twitter to promote the segment, and share a cryptic warni...

Dog Ears Music: National Meaning of "Is" Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Cowboy Junkies, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Judy Garland, Salt 'N' Pepa, Bob Schneider and more.

Curtis M. Wong

WATCH: Could This Young Man Be The Next Judy Garland?

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"I'm Lindon Warren -- that's Lindon with an 'I,' like Liza with a 'Z.'" That's how the young subject of "Finding Judy," a new short film by actor-...

The Wizard of Oz Meets the San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

The film will be screened in High Definition and -- NO! -- this is not the sing-along version. It is as close as we'll ever get to actually being with Herbert Stothart and to his experience of matching music with action.

Curtis M. Wong

Remembering Judy: New York Event To Honor Legendary Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Whether it's the fresh-faced Kansas girl on the yellow brick road to Oz or the throaty, triumphant diva who brought a sold-out Carnegie crowd to its f...

Judy Garland's Most Glamorous Gowns

Shana Honig | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

When you hear Judy Garland's name, there's a very good chance that you picture the late actress as Dorothy wandering a yellow brick road in her signat...

Everybody's Talkin': A Conversation With Derek Trucks and Kat Edmonson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a lot of ways to do a live album; you can just record a few shows and throw a quick mix on it and throw it out there and if the playing is good enough, it'll hold up."

End of the Rainbow, Where You'll Find Judy Garland

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Watching this play, you understand that the high price of a performance means more than the cost of your ticket.

How Much For Judy Garland's 'Wizard Of Oz' Ruby Slippers?

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

On the season premiere of "Hollywood Treasure" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy) auctioneer Joe Maddalena got his hands on a legendary piece of Hollywood his...

Diva Worship And Gay Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

With the passing of Whitney Houston and now Donna Summer, I've been thinking about why divas are so important to the gay community. Although not every gay boy or man worships divas, a good many do. Why is that? There are many theories.

Judy Garland: Gone, But Still On The Comeback Trail

Liz Smith | Posted 07.01.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

"End of the Rainbow" is a troubling experience in Broadway's new musical theater, being both thrilling and depressing. I suppose the dichotomy of it all goes to the heart of those of us who remember the real, live Judy Garland and others, to whom her early tragic death and unending genius, remain mysterious.

The Death Of Judyism And What It Means For Gay Men

Carlos Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carlos Fernandez

Regardless of how difficult each of us gay men had it growing up, we all had a sense that we were "different." We listen and identify with icons like Judy because through their voices we can silence the one we hear inside ourselves that tells us we're wrong for being who we are.

LISTEN: Re-Live Judy Garland's Carnegie Hall Performance, 51 Years Later

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It was called "the greatest night in showbiz history," and remains an inspiration for dozens of present-day pop performers. Exactly 51 years ago on Ap...

Stage Door: One Man, Two Guvnors, End of the Rainbow

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One Man, Two Guvnors is simply the funniest play on Broadway. From its stupendously silly one-liners to its outrageously silly plot, the show is a triumph of slapstick and satire. End of the Rainbowis also a tour de force.

How To Wear Florals Like Judy Garland

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of Judy Garland in a studio portrait circa 1945...

The New York Times: Judy Garland, Gay Icon Then And 'Over The Rainbow' Now

Robert Leleux | The New York Times | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LAST Saturday I invited my friend Brodie, a 30ish gay man like myself, to a preview performance of “End of the Rainbow,” Peter Quilter’s play ab...

Theater: There's Nothing at the End of the Rainbow for Judy

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This look at the legendary Judy Garland during her final comeback tour in London is made with all the affection and love in the world. That doesn't prevent it from being the worst sort of bio-musical.

Tracie Bennett: The Pot of Gold at Rainbow's End

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Do not miss Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. The petite frame, boyish chestnut do, twitchy gesture, agile thrashing, lusty bravado, pouting tantrums, and powerhouse voice, Tracie Bennett has the "Over the Rainbow" girl down.

Judy Garland Lives on at West Hollywood's French Market

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

With 2012 marking the 90th birthday of Judy Garland, there's a special way to celebrate, at West Hollywood's French Market Showroom with acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac as a triumphant 1960s-era Judy Garland.

Before There Was Whitney, There Was Judy

Shelley Ross | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Shelley Ross

It is March 19, 2012 and the Belasco Theater in New York is debuting the preview of End of the Rainbow, the story of the last brilliant weeks in the life of Judy Garland

Liza Minnelli Talks Outliving Her Famous Friends On 'The Rosie Show'

Posted 05.12.2012 | TV

There is a notable photograph of four very close Hollywood friends from many years ago. In it and smiling back are Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mi...

Marta Eggerth, Operetta Superstar, Turning 100

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Sigman

There's no denying either the sheer beauty of Eggerth's singing or the overwhelming accomplishments of a (so far) 90-year career.

There's A Wizard Of Oz Silent Film?!

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

We've all seen Judy Garland follow the yellow brick road in the 1939's classic film, "The Wizard Of Oz," and hopefully most of us have seen Diana Ross...

Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...