“Judy Garland: Moments of Magic” with Lawrence Schulman on Wed., June 6

Learn more about the life, career and music of Judy Garland and her indelible mark on American culture with Lawrence Schulman, an award-winning music producer, critic, and translator, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.  The presentation will feature audio and video clips followed by a question-and-answer session.

Schulman will explain Garland’s place in popular culture, using her music as well as film and television performances. Schulman has been responsible for numerous CD sets devoted to Garland over the past 24 years, and has written the liner notes for most of them. His 2010 four-CD set, “Judy Garland: Lost Tracks,” was featured in The Wall Street Journal, and won the Best of 2010 award from the French public radio station France Musique. His 2013 four-CD set, “Judy Garland: Creations,” and his 2014 five-CD set, “Judy Garland: The Garland Variations,” were nominated by the website The Second Disc as the best jazz and vocal reissues of the year. His 2015 three-CD set “Judy Garland: Swan Songs, First Flights” was also featured in The Wall Street Journal. Schulman also has written extensively about Garland for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Journal, including the article “The Plagued History of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli “Live” at the London Palladium, 1965-2009.” He is responsible for the release of Garland’s historic 1935 Decca test records and he unearthed the complete recording of “Lose That Long Face” from the 1954 film “A Star Is Born” and her 1960 concert at the Paris Olympia, and had those records issued.

Schulman lived in Paris for 26 years and was a producer and host on France Musique and France Culture. He translated the book “Distributed Computing Systems: Communication, Cooperation, Consistency” and he continues to translate for the French music website OpusHD.net, which is devoted to high-resolution classical sound recordings.

For more information about the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.