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“On Broadway, Two of a Trashy Kind,” New York Daily News, Jan. 12, 1975

“Cinema: Black-and-Tan Fantasy,” Time, Oct. 27, 1975

“Ask Dick Kleiner: Imaginative Show-Biz Rumor,” Rocky Mount Telegram, May 15, 1977

“Michael Jackson and the Signs of Success or Can a Young Man from a Small Mining Town in Indiana Achieve Fame and Fortune in the Big, Dirty City and Still Remain a Young Man",” Soul, September 12, 1977

“The Wiz,” Roger Ebert, Oct. 24, 1978

“Cinema: Nowhere Over the Rainbow,” Time, Oct. 30, 1978

“‘The Wiz’: A Rich but Costly Album,” Washington Post, Nov. 19, 1978

“Pop: The Jacksons Perform at Garden,” New York Times, Aug. 20, 1981

“Dance Clubs Put Spin on New Disks,” New York Times, Jan. 29, 1985

“Michael Jackson on Film: No Fizz After ‘The Wiz,’” Washington Post, Jan. 30, 2005

“How Lumet’s ‘The Wiz’ Became a Black Cult Classic,” The Grio, Apr. 11, 2011

“Revisiting MJ in ‘The Wiz’: Michael Jackson’s Only Feature Film Role,” Vibe, Jun. 25, 2011

“Blond Ambitions,” A&U Magazine, Nov. 2014

“Behind the Scenes of ‘The Wiz’ with Michael Jackson,” Time, Dec. 30, 2015

“How ‘Off the Wall’ Launched Michael Jackson into Orbit,” Ebony, Jan. 27, 2016

“Michael Jackson’s Secret Letter,” The Michael Jackson World Network, Feb. 29, 2016

“The Wiz Wasn’t So Wonderful for Black Cinema,” Toronto Star, Mar. 21, 2018

“A Look Back at the Blaxploitation Era Through 2018 Eyes,” Los Angeles Times, Jun. 8, 2018

“‘The Wiz,’” AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 2019

“You Can’t Win and You Can’t Break Even: The Afro-American Experience Meets Est in ‘The Wiz,’” Diabolique Magazine, May 28, 2019

“The Number Ones: Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,’” Stereogum, Feb. 21, 2020

“How I Came Out in Hollywood: A Decade-by-Decade Oral History,” The Hollywood Reporter, Jun. 4, 2020

“Quincy Jones Recalls Meeting Michael Jackson for the First Time,” NME, May 25, 2021

Radio & TV

“The Jacksons on Jermaine Staying at Motown,” Radio Andy, Apr. 28, 2021“

The Wiz: Conversation with Production Designer Tony Walton,” Library of Congress, Jun. 7, 2021