| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The packaging is unadorned, the artwork rudimentary, the promotion nonexistent.
Yet in an era in which artists feel liberated to produce and distribute their music in their own way — minus record-label intrusion — singer Linda Eder has...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A press release from Random House sent Jan. 4, 1960, proclaimed “a book for which publishers have been angling for years has been signed and sealed.”
That book was “The Judy Garland Story.” The then-37-year-old star of such...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days," said Robin Williams.
REALLY AND truly, some of the recent dead are just too heartbreaking.
What about Robin Williams, who I knew throughout his amazing career as...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Joey Luft remembers it well: appearing on the 1963 Christmas episode of his mother Judy Garland's CBS musical-variety series with his two older sisters, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli.
On a recent afternoon, Luft was rewatching the show, his eyes wide and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Tester- Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland, to mark what would have been her 90th birthday.
"Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
At this year's Academy Awards, the red carpet will lead to the yellow brick road as Judy Garland's three children -- Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft -- gather to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of their late mother's beloved film "The Wizard...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Joey Luft, son of Judy Garland, will headline a show about his mother at this year's Summer at the Pasadena Playhouse, the company's annual performing arts offerings. The lineup also includes Mary Bridget Davies, who was recently seen on Broadway...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"CONTROL YOUR own destiny, or someone else will," said entrepreneur Jack Welch.
PEOPLE SEND me the most fascinating things! The other day I received a wonderful photograph of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe embracing. I love it because it is so dramatic,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:25 AM
On the surface, Karen Mason and Freddy Cole would appear to be polar opposites.
She's ferocious, wringing every drop of drama from every note she sings. He's relaxed, easing his way through ballads and blues with apparent nonchalance.
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The musical performances at this year's Academy Awards have tended toward the more stately. Rock stars U2 went acoustic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O stayed seated. Surely Pink would bring some showbiz excitement to the Oscars, no?
Not quite. Pink...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Burt Reynolds told Lee Marlow “I will walk with you as far as you want to go with this” when the Wellington actress read scenes from “The Property Known as Garland” in one of his master classes.
Marlow replied, “Great....