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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
OK, Midweek Madness fans, I thought a little something related to Easter would be in order (I'll find something for Passover next year).  So here is one of the cutest 60 seconds or so in the delectable movie "Easter Parade" with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. This particular scene has nothing to do with Easter, but who cares? This is Midweek Madness, not Midweek Relevance. 
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Poor Anthony Weiner. Just when he thinks the coast is clear, along comes another, um, flash. He  needs a lift, surely. Midweek Madness, which would normally avoid anything political, feels compelled to come to the rescue with the suggestion for a catchy campaign song. It not only carries a confidence-building message ( "I figure whenever you're down and out the only way is up"), but also perfectly captures Weiner's determination, chutzpah and deep-seated need to be looked at, all over.
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By Paul Moore and Paul Moore,Sun staff | May 24, 1998
"Me and My Shadows: Living with the Legacy of Judy Garland," by Lorna Luft. Pocket Books. 417 pages. $25. The Life magazine photograph from 1969 remains etched in memory. Singer and screen idol Judy Garland and her younger husband pose unsmiling, each casually smoking a cigarette, moments after getting married. What lingers is Garland's ravaged face, with its huge and haunted eyes. Six months later she was dead.Although Garland's "other daughter," Lorna Luft, never mentions the 1969 photo in her unsentimental and insightful new book, she writes that when nightclub manager Mickey Deans became her mother's fifth husband, Garland was in the final stages of prescription drug addiction and "was dying in front of his eyes."
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
OK, Midweek Madness fans, I thought a little something related to Easter would be in order (I'll find something for Passover next year).  So here is one of the cutest 60 seconds or so in the delectable movie "Easter Parade" with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. This particular scene has nothing to do with Easter, but who cares? This is Midweek Madness, not Midweek Relevance. 
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 25, 2004
No one on television does show business biography better than PBS' American Masters series. Tonight, American Masters revisits the life of Judy Garland, one of the greatest concert hall performers we have ever known, and it is two hours of pop culture bliss. It's not a perfect biography. In fact, some might argue it's not even a biography if the word is meant to include a critical study of a life or career. There is little criticism here. American Masters' Judy Garland: By Myself is an appreciation of her fabulous career from vaudeville to MGM films, and the concert stages of America and Europe.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1997
Judy Garland would have turned 75 today, and TCM reminds us why her life is worth celebrating."Sea World and Busch Gardens Adventures: Alien Vacation!" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Rodney Dangerfield and Dave Coulier are aliens (tell us something we don't know) who visit Earth to watch how we interact with the animals! What an amazing coincidence that they land in a theme park! Lucky for us, there are plenty of celebrities on hand -- R&B group All-4-One, country singer Bryan White, ice skater Michelle Kwan -- to help keep the hour moving along!
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 24, 2001
Every year, the networks afflict us with hundreds of mediocre and dozens of truly awful made-for-TV movies. Except for HBO, that's the norm for films on network television. But there are the two or three made-for-TV movies each season that are so daring, smart, well-written and splendidly acted that they redeem the entire industry and make us believe in television as the greatest storyteller of our times. "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," an ABC biography of the legendary singer starring Judy Davis, is one of those rare films.
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By Richard M. Sudhalter and Richard M. Sudhalter,Special to the Sun | April 2, 2000
June 29 marked the 30th anniversary of Judy Garland's death. What made the day a signal one was less its lack of fuss than the realization that, in the three decades she's been gone, show business still has not produced anyone to equal her. One of the major performers spawned in the between-the-world-wars glory years of American popular entertainment, she was at her best a singer of rare gifts, an actress of depth and potential; above all she was a...
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | December 14, 1990
"The Judy Garland Christmas Show" isn't for everyone.But if you love Garland, Liza Minnelli, the holidays, television or the delicious ironies often at the heart of popular culture, this is the gem of TV's holiday season.It airs Sunday night at 9 on the Disney cable channel. Mark your calendar. Set your VCR. Put out milk and cookies, start a fire in the fireplace and savor this collector's item of superb music, genuine emotion, near-camp and exquisite show-biz tension as Judy Garland and her three children try to come off as a perfect, mainstream, suburban, television family, circa 1963.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | May 9, 2009
MICKEY CARROLL, 89 One of last surviving Munchkins from 'Wizard of Oz' Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, died Thursday of natural causes at a caretaker's home in Crestwood, Mo. While in elementary school, Mr. Carroll danced at the Muny Opera. When his father died when Mr. Carroll was in his teens, he helped support his family by working in vaudeville. He later traveled to Chicago and worked in clubs and on the Orpheum Theater vaudeville circuit.
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October 5, 2011
David and Judy Garland, of Martinsville, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Palmer Garland, of Martinsville, to Timothy Brian Neary of Baldwin. He is the son of Patrick and Patricia Neary, of Baldwin. The bride to be is a 2004 graduate of Carlisle School in Martinsville, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry with minors in genetics and medical ethics from North Carolina State University in 2008. She is a 2012 candidate for a doctor of medicine degree fromEastern Virginia Medical School.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | May 9, 2009
MICKEY CARROLL, 89 One of last surviving Munchkins from 'Wizard of Oz' Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, died Thursday of natural causes at a caretaker's home in Crestwood, Mo. While in elementary school, Mr. Carroll danced at the Muny Opera. When his father died when Mr. Carroll was in his teens, he helped support his family by working in vaudeville. He later traveled to Chicago and worked in clubs and on the Orpheum Theater vaudeville circuit.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | March 25, 2009
Jack Bauer will be back, actor says Kiefer Sutherland, 42, will be back to play Jack Bauer for an eighth season of the hit counterterrorism drama 24, the actor said Tuesday. Sutherland told the Associated Press that 24, in its seventh season, will start shooting its eighth in May. Song and dance Anne Hathaway is set to play Judy Garland in both film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke's 2000 biography, Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. In other film news, Zac Efron has dropped out of his role in a remake of Footloose.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN REPORTER | December 22, 2006
Happy Feet, an animated musical centering on an emperor penguin who can't sing a lick (unlike all the other penguins, for whom singing is a birthright and who do so incessantly), will be playing on the Maryland Science Center's IMAX screen beginning today. Showtimes this weekend are 10 a.m., 4:25 p.m. and 8 p.m. today; 10 a.m., 5:35 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow; 10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The science center is at 601 Light St. Additional showtimes and ticket information: 410-685-5225 or mdsci.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,special to The Sun | November 10, 2006
The overture to the Merely Players' production of Meet Me in St. Louis, featuring "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," evoked a warm glow and signaled the start of what should have been an evening of pleasurable, nostalgic theater. What followed seldom met that promise, even casting doubt on whether the 1944 movie starring Judy Garland measures up to memory. Based on Sally Benson's The Kensington Stories, both the musical and the movie follow a family facing a father's transfer from St. Louis to New York City the year before the 1904 World's Fair.
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By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | June 18, 2006
Why? That was the inevitable reaction to the news that Rufus Wainwright, the innovative pop singer / songwriter, planned to re-create Judy Garland's justly famous solo concert in Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961 -- and to do so in that very place, right down to the original orchestrations. Even after attending Wainwright's performance last week (I caught the first of two quickly sold-out nights), I'm still not entirely sure why anybody would want to do this. Well, all right, except for female impersonators, who have long found in Garland a font of inspiration and would surely want to get out on that stage.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | March 25, 2009
Jack Bauer will be back, actor says Kiefer Sutherland, 42, will be back to play Jack Bauer for an eighth season of the hit counterterrorism drama 24, the actor said Tuesday. Sutherland told the Associated Press that 24, in its seventh season, will start shooting its eighth in May. Song and dance Anne Hathaway is set to play Judy Garland in both film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke's 2000 biography, Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. In other film news, Zac Efron has dropped out of his role in a remake of Footloose.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 14, 2004
There is something wrong with a society that can't allow itself to just enjoy the simple pleasures of a Christmas TV special without analyzing the experience to death. Have we become so media-critical and deconstructionist that there's no place for a little Rudolph joy in our post-postmodern hearts? That's what I was thinking as I sat down with Bravo's The Christmas Special Christmas Special, a one-hour look at the history of Christmas television shows. The special, hosted by Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 14, 2004
There is something wrong with a society that can't allow itself to just enjoy the simple pleasures of a Christmas TV special without analyzing the experience to death. Have we become so media-critical and deconstructionist that there's no place for a little Rudolph joy in our post-postmodern hearts? That's what I was thinking as I sat down with Bravo's The Christmas Special Christmas Special, a one-hour look at the history of Christmas television shows. The special, hosted by Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 25, 2004
No one on television does show business biography better than PBS' American Masters series. Tonight, American Masters revisits the life of Judy Garland, one of the greatest concert hall performers we have ever known, and it is two hours of pop culture bliss. It's not a perfect biography. In fact, some might argue it's not even a biography if the word is meant to include a critical study of a life or career. There is little criticism here. American Masters' Judy Garland: By Myself is an appreciation of her fabulous career from vaudeville to MGM films, and the concert stages of America and Europe.
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