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Weinstein Confirms 'A Friend of Dorothy' in Anne Hathaway!

Peter Mac | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

There is nothing to get the Judy Garland fan community more fired up than the news of a biopic of their favorite rainbow diva. Well the flames have be...

The Hobby Every Post 50 Needs To Take Up

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

If you're looking for a fun way to make music, energize your body, and stimulate your brain then consider tap dancing. The 'noise' we make reminds the world that boomers want to be heard!

Dancing Through the Pain

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I know my body has been undergoing changes from the day I was born, but most of those changes brought positive results; unlike now, when each change has me rolling further down the other side of the hill.

You'll Love This Father-Daughter Dance

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 11.26.2012 | Weddings

For their father-daughter dance, a Broadway-loving bride and her dad put on their dancing shoes -- their tap dancing shoes, that is. Heather and Wi...

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Xanadu

Dan Persons | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Temple of Bad clerics Andrea Lipinsky, Kevin Lauderdale and I shed our vestments and put on our widest lapels to celebrate this landmark of singing, skating, and really glowy people, a movie with a theme song so infectious that you will never be able to shake it from your memory.

At 60, The Best Movie Musical Ever Deserves Another Look

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Singin' In The Rain is certainly the funniest musical ever produced. Beyond the succession of peerless gags and zingers, the zany tone and breakneck pacing, the movie skewers all the hype and make-believe of Tinseltown, but does it with considerable affection.

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Wilco, Whitney Houston, Sonny Sharrock, Count Basie, Gene Kelly, Joe Jackson and more.

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."

National Tap Dance Day: Show Us Your Moves

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 05.25.2012 | Home

Today marks the 22nd annual National Tap Dance Day, as well as the 134th birthday of tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. In fact, May 25th w...

The Academy Wishes Gene Kelly A Happy 100th Birthday

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A parade of Technicolor-tinged dance sequences enchanted a full house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday night. "A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kel...

Gary Susman

25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Singin' in the Rain'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment

In a year when the Best Picture Oscar went to a comedy about Hollywood's turbulent transition from silence to sound, "Singin' in the Rain" suddenly se...

Why Judy Garland Is So Beloved

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

She is an empath. That is, she is someone who can not only feel others' pain but make the pain go away. I believe this quality is what makes Judy Ga...

Through a Lens, Starkly: Weegee's Naked Hollywood

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.29.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

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A Festival to Remember: TCM's Opening Night

Penelope Andrew | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Leslie Caron walks the red carpet to the 60th-anniversary screening of An American in Paris, which opened the TCM Film Festival on April 28. Photo: J...

The Joy of Glee

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

What Glee shows us is that viewers still hunger for quality. For originality. For something different. For shows that break the mold and succeed in turning old-fashioned into new-fashioned.

Missing Mr. Matthau

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

On the first of this month, Walter Matthau, who left us just a decade ago, would have turned ninety. Ruminating on this unnoted milestone made me consider anew what a unique and gifted screen actor he was.

The Philip Roth Reader: Putting the Ire in Satire

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

I admire Roth for being able to discipline rage into something that makes us feel smarter just for reading it.

Who Inspired Michael Jackson's Fashion?

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

One of the amazing aspects of Jackson's style is that no matter how outrageous he looked throughout his life, he was consistent in the visual motifs in which he decorated himself.

Is Blu-ray That Red-Hot?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

With time it was inevitable that the technological innovation called "Blu-ray" would impinge on my particular corner of the movie universe, and I would have to confront it, willingly or not.

Dancing and Singing Holiday Hosannas Through Movie Musicals

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates this July 4th weekend with "All Singin' All Dancin' All Weekend!"-- a marathon of American musicals spanning six decades

Betsy Blair, Blacklisted Actress And Gene Kelly's Teen Bride, Dies

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Betsy Blair, the Oscar-nominated actress and teenage bride of Gene Kelly, has died in London at the age of 85, her publisher said on Th...

InStyle's Hal Rubenstein: "The Only Thing George W. Bush Ever Did Right Was Wear A Well-Cut Suit And Great Cowboy Boots"

Amanda Christine Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amanda Christine Miller

Although he's a native New Yorker, InStyle Fashion Director Hal Rubenstein started wearing cowboy boots in college and has seldom been seen without th...

Actress-Dancer Cyd Charisse Passes Away

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire ...