It was a year on the move, in more ways than one.
Lorna Luft's performance came 47 years to the day of her mother's death.
Love is too weak a word for what I feel - I lurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F's, yes I have to invent, of
Even by Hollywood standards, the majesty and misery of Judy Garland's short life was extreme, defined by its operatic intensity and an epic series of (mostly) public peaks and valleys.
If you come across this episode prior to February 7th, 2015, attend this year's gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
"I spent a lot of time at Studio 54 in the '80s, and they tell me I had a good time," Luft quipped with a laugh. "It was
"The responsibility I feel to my mom's legacy is always making sure it is held in high regard, with respect and with honor
In a night of spectacular entertainment, taking the stage were Matthew Morrison (Hairspray, Fox-TV's Glee), Melissa Etheridge, Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Queen Latifah, and Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, NBC-TV's Smash).
She was lucky in that she did what she was born to do: be an outstanding entertainer and heal those who allowed her in. If only she could have healed herself.
Does director Terry Johnson see to it that Bennett delivers a terrifyingly manic version of "Come Rain or Come Shine" supposed to mimic Garland at her hopped-up worst? What do you think?