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Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

An Interview With Ben Rimalower: 'The Lady's Got Potential'

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

"They are all women that I've seen on stage in musicals or cabarets, but they also all have this quality -- you can call it the 'it factor' if you want."

Move Over Sam! Play It Again, Richard Glazier!

Peter Mac | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

I was nonplussed watching much of the 86th Annual Academy Awards celebration on CBS earlier this month. Perhaps I went in with too high of expectation...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Story and Obamacare Coverage of Drug Addiction

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Addiction is everywhere, help is more available, and you have friends and/or family who care about you. Take the first steps today to know your risks and find solutions for a better tomorrow.

Remembering Ruby Slippers

Bianca Turetsky | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Bianca Turetsky

Even though there may be more glamorous and magical worlds out there, there's nothing like the comfort of your own family and waking up in your childhood bed underneath a cozy familiar quilt.

The Truth About Shirley Temple's "Wizard of Oz" Connection

Jay Scarfone | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Shirley Temple did in fact have an Oz connection, but one that requires clarification in lieu of urban mythology.

Meryl Streep Deserves to Win Her Fourth Oscar

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

In a perfect world Meryl Streep would win her fourth Academy Award for ‎"August: Osage County." If the Oscars were awarded for pure performance, I don't see how she could not win.

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...

Tribute to the Beatles -- and Sid Bernstein Who Brought Them to America

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.

The Wizard of Oz and Innocence Lost

Jay Scarfone | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Unfortunately, it seems the latest return to Oz sounds it keeping with our culture's taste for the amplification and perversion of nearly everything. Regrettably, even The Wizard of Oz isn't immune from our culture's apparent erosion of innocence. It should be remembered, though, that in 1939, MGM's version of Oz was technically a remake.

Returning for the Spring Semester, Inspired by Judy and Patti

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

This week I return to the classroom, having enjoyed time away from campus on a sabbatical graciously granted by our board of trustees. In anticipatio...

Operetta Superstar Marta Eggerth Dies at 101

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Sigman

(Operetta great Marta Eggerth died at her Rye, N.Y. home on December 26th at 101. This blog was posted as she neared her centennial birthday in 2012.)...

Marvin Hamlisch Loved Sweets

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The entertaining PBS portrait of composer Marvin Hamlisch, aptly titled, "What He Did For Love," provides the music, his method for creating it, and t...

"Muddling Through" the Wilderness at Christmas

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

Yet, as we muddle through this season, there may be moments when we can begin to see the first rays of dawn. Maybe we begin to observe a few beams of light trickling into a shadow-filled room.

WATCH: Are These The Best Costumes Judy Garland Never Wore?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.19.2013 | Style

Judy Garland playing Helen Lawson in "Valley of the Dolls" may just be the best film role that never happened. The actress was infamously cast and ...

A Conversation With Chris Isaak, Plus an Exclusive from The Record Company

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I made a Christmas album years back. You only get to sing Christmas songs one time a year and this is it. My drummer Kenny and I got together yesterday and we were singing Christmas songs all day. So we're ready."

10 More Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Jay Scarfone | Posted 02.07.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

As a follow-up piece for all of you dedicated Ozophiles, here are a few more intriguing tidbits about this movie classic. Be sure to look for them on your next trip down the Yellow Brick Road!

10 Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Jay Scarfone | Posted 01.31.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Since Oz is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, here's a fun peek at a few details that may have escaped the attention of even the most ardent Ozophiles.

Not the End of the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz Turns 75

Peter Mac | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Mac

"From now on you'll be history!" So says the Munchkin Mayor to Judy Garland's Dorothy. Foreshadowing? In my opinion that would be an understatement!

Judge Judy Meets Judy Garland

Abby Heugel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

You are about to enter the courtroom of Judge Judith Sheindlin. The people are real, the cases are real, the rulings are final. This is Judge Judy.

Curtis M. Wong

Judy Garland's Daughters To Reunite Onstage For The First Time In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

If there's one lesson Lorna Luft learned early, it's that the show must always go on. The singer-actress and her sister Liza Minnelli share more in co...

Musical Psychic Claims To Channel New Songs From Dead Celebs . . . And She Sings

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weird News

Death may be called the eternal slumber, but is it possible that deceased 20th century entertainers are still creating new product? That's what an ...

Why Do Gay Men Historically Adopt Female Stars as Their Icons?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

In adulthood we discover that other gay men had adopted these women in exactly the same way in childhood. Why do we, as individuals, gravitate to women, even the same women, before we are part of a gay scene, and before we are swept up in any collective gay groupthink?

Just Relax and Enjoy It

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

A series of shorts that were screened at the recent Frameline 37 Film Festival revealed thrilling combinations of imagination and technique. Some were animated, some were not. What each film boasted, however, was an abundance of fantastical possibilities.

Marilyn Maye Takes Five - Singin' and Swingin' at the Iridium on Broadway

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

When I decided to take in the late set of Marilyn Maye's recent New York City appearance, I assumed that I could slip in and out quickly and call it a night. Boy, was I surprised upon arrival to see the swelling crowd on Broadway, milling around the door of the Iridium Jazz Club.