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Over the Rainbow: The Life and Music of Judy Garland


Instructor, John Tuohy
Monday, February 22nd
2 pm - 3 pm

via Zoom

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, vaudevillian and dancer. With a career spanning 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage.

Join guitarist John Tuohy as he discusses the incredible yet tragic career of childhood singer and actress Judy Garland. Attendees will watch some of her most iconic film scenes and listen to her most memorable recordings. In addition, John will play guitar arrangements of some of her most well-known tunes.

Instructor, John Tuohy is a guitarist, based out of Fairfield County, Connecticut and a music lecturer focusing on the artists and their lives along with live performances. John lectures and demonstrations to a diverse group of audiences on many topics pertaining to the development of musical artists and styles from the first half of the 20th century. He currently is the in-house “Music Lecturer” at Riverwalk Assisted Living in the Bronx, NY.  

John has performed with many groups across multiple styles and genres over the past 20 years.  Winner of “Best Band in Connecticut,” at the 2016 New England Music Awards, the progressive rock band, Mile Marker Zero has been his main group for over 10 years. 

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance, and his work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 20 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument.

John has also contributed session work for various artists and companies as well as having the honor of being featured by and judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center.  

The fee for the lecture is $10.

Attendees must register by Sunday, February 21st to receive the Zoom link on Monday morning.

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