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‘Judy’ depicts the connection between the struggles of diva Judy Garland and the hardships historically faced by white, cisgender gay men. (David Hindley/LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions)

‘Judy’ Grammy nomination: Beyond this film’s rainbow is a wider complexity of queer musical theatre fans

Fans of divas like Judy Garland formed complex social networks and communities around their fandom that were also about joy and celebration.
Prince performs at Minneapolis’ First Avenue nightclub in August 1983. Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

How Minneapolis made Prince

Prince was a musical genius, but he didn't come of age in a vacuum. A human geographer explains how Minneapolis' unique musical culture nurtured and inspired the budding star.
Nodding to the past in the present. Matt Sayles/AP

Grammys remain out of touch with the modern music industry

Given the group’s sonic ownership of last summer with Get Lucky, it seems apt that Daft Punk collaborators dominated last night’s Grammy Awards. They had a total of seven wins, including Album of the Year…
Daft Punk may get lucky Andre Felipe

This year Grammys glitterfest looks set to be a Brit flop

The Grammys, that great annual showcase of the American popular music business, may not rank quite with the Oscars. But there is no doubt, that in the prize-giving season, this jamboree of self-congratulation…
The Grammys are about selling the industry, as much as its products. EPA/Paul Buck

The Grammys: music’s grim battle for industrial supremacy

On Sunday, “music’s biggest night,” the 56th Grammy Awards, will be held in Los Angeles – no doubt with the customary level of humility and circumspection so characteristic of the music industry. Commentators…

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