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'Night Of A Thousand Judys' Is A Pride Month Event You Shouldn't Miss

The annual Judy Garland tribute will benefit homeless LGBT youth.

Performers from the worlds of Broadway, television and film will come together June 6 to pay tribute to the legendary Judy Garland for a great cause. 

Now in its sixth year, “Night of a Thousand Judys” will feature Garland-inspired performances by Lillias White, Annie Golden, Alice Ripley and Nathan Lee Graham, among other artists. Proceeds from the show, which is hosted by writer-performer Justin Sayre, will benefit the Ali Forney Center, a New York advocacy group dedicated to homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. 

To celebrate “Night of a Thousand Judys,” The Huffington Post is taking a look back with three exclusive performances from the 2015 event. At top, “neo-Weimar, cabaret-pop” singer Kim David Smith puts a disco-flavored twist on "The Trolley Song" from 1944's "Meet Me In St. Louis." 

Below, singer-actress Molly Pope croons the jazz standard "By Myself." (Pope will tackle more of the Garland songbook July 12 in a staged re-imagining of "A Star is Born" at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below)  

Meanwhile, Australian-born actor-singer Brendan Maclean offers a pantless take on "Down With Love." 

“Night of A Thousand Judys” plays New York’s Kaufman Music Center on June 6. Head here for more information. 

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