Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book describes the ‘two faces’ of Liza Minnelli

http://pagesix.com/2016/01/18/book-describes-the-two-faces-of-liza-minnelli/

Book describes the ‘two faces’ of Liza Minnelli


Barry Avrich — the documentary director who’s profiled Harvey Weinstein, Lew Wasserman and Bob Guccione — has written an upcoming tell-all, “Moguls, Monsters and Madmen: An Uncensored Life in Show Business.”
In the book, out in May from ECW Press, he recalls a truly unusual meeting with Liza Minnelli for a video to benefit AIDS research.
“I knocked on her door and a woman answered,” Avrich writes. “She was wearing a colorful caftan, a matching turban and not a stitch of makeup . . . she told us to have a seat in the living room and that Ms. Minnelli would be with us shortly. I assumed this rather eccentric woman was Liza’s assistant or maid.”
After he’d waited 45 minutes Minnelli “made her entrance looking radiant and quite glamorous. I then realized that the woman who answered the door was actually Liza.”
Minnelli proceeded to have an impressive technical conversation about filmmaking.
Later on set, “she would . . . suggest camera angles by holding up a compact mirror to check lighting. She was a one-woman tour de force.”

Sunday, January 3, 2016

God bless the child who's got his own...


Friday, January 1, 2016

Liza in Badgastein: New Year's Eve 1982!


STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Celebrates NYE 2015 with Bad Gastein Throwback Performance

December 31
11:59 AM2015
Liza Minnelli is ringing in the New Year with a little throwback to 1982! The legendary stage and screen star took to Facebook to share her New Year's Eve performance in Bad Gastein in celebration of tonight's festivities. Check it out below!
Minnelli posted: "Thank you for the love you have shown me throughout my life. I am so grateful and love you very much. I wish the best for you and your family throughout 2016 and beyond. Happy New Year."
Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, remains one of the world's most beloved entertainers.

Liza Minnelli was born in Los Angeles and made her screen debut as a toddler in the musical In the Good Old Summertime in 1949. One of the world's best-loved entertainers, she won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965, Liza at the Winter Garden in 1977, The Act in 1978 and Liza's at the Palace in 2009. Nominated for an Academy Award for The Sterile Cuckoo in 1969, she went on to win the Best Actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1973), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a Z (72) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1990 making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards. Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (67), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (70), Lucky Lady (75), A Matter of Time (76), New York, New York (77), Arthur (81), Stepping Out (91), and Oh In Ohio (06).

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

'Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium' Celebrated with Remastered Vinyl

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Judy-Garland-Liza-Minnelli-Live-at-the-London-Palladium-Celebrated-with-Remastered-Vinyl-20151201

'Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium' Celebrated with Remastered Vinyl

December 1
9:572015
'Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium' Celebrated with Remastered Vinyl
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium," Universal Music Enterprises has released a remastered 180-gram vinyl reissue of the 1965 classic recording which is available now.

The landmark concert took place on November 8 and 15, 1964 with studio retakes done in England later that month. The original recording was released by Capitol Records on August 2, 1965 as a two-LP set. The Universal Music Enterprises reissue is a remastered version of the 1965 release.

Like the original the 50th anniversary edition features Garland and daughter Minnelli performing separately and together on two vinyl discs, joining forces on "Hello Dolly!," "Together (Wherever We Go)," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" and several medleys. The new vinyl version of the album, which originally peaked at #41 on the Billboard 200 after its 1965 release, includes new liner notes by Liza Minnelli.

Liza wrote:

How did the Palladium concert come about? My mother tricked me into doing the show. She asked me to come perform in London with her but I declined. I felt I wasn't ready, I was too young. But Mama didn't take no for an answer. She went ahead and announced the concert to the press. When I saw the announcement in the newspaper I knew there was no turning back.

I'd performed with Mama on her TV series, and as big as that was for me, it wasn't anything liked standing and singing with her on a stage like the London Palladium. Listen, Mama owned whatever stage she was on. So we did it, and it was great and exhilarating and terrifying.

I don't know that I had much of a style at that point, but I was young and fresh and, well -- loud! I think Mama was a little startled. She was one of the most generous performers -- ask anybody she worked with. She always gave, never took. But something slightly competitive came out that night, an energy I hadn't seen before. Nerves be damned I was gonna give my all - all that I had in 1964 - and Mama was certainly going to give HER all. So there we were, the two of us, the ALL of us! I was thrilled to have done it, and survived it; there was great joy on the stage, and I'm so glad this recording survives.

After working with her, I was never nervous about appearing with anyone again. I had already appeared with the best. Its part of history I guess, though I don't think of myself like that. I suppose, for me, it's a personal history.

I hope that one day the complete concert will be released for everyone to enjoy. Until then, I hope you enjoy this new release of the original LP of my Palladium concert with Mama, who also happened to be Judy Garland. Thank you Mama ... for everything!

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium

A1 Overture
A2 The Man That Got Away (Judy Garland)
A3 The Travelin' Life (Liza Minnelli)
A4 Gypsy In My Soul (Liza Minnelli)
A5 Hello, Dolly! (Liza Minnelli)
A6 Together (Liza Minnelli/Judy Garland)

B1 Medley (Liza Minnelli/Judy Garland)
B2 Who's Sorry Now (Liza Minnelli)
B3 Smile (Judy Garland)
B4 How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life (Liza Minnelli)
B5 What Now My Love (Judy Garland)

C1 Medley (Liza Minnelli)
C2 Make Someone Happy (Judy Garland)
C3 Pass That Peace Pipe (Judy Garland)
C4 The Music That Makes Me Dance (Judy Garland)
C5 Medley: When the Saints Go Marching In/He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (Liza Minnelli)

D1 Never Will I Marry (Judy Garland)
D2 Encore: Swanee/Chicago/Over the Rainbow/San Francisco (Judy Garland)

Liza Minnelli On How Legendary Concert with Judy Garland Came About: “My mother tricked me into doing the show”

http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/12/01/liza-minnelli-on-how-legendary-concert-with-judy-garland-came-about-my-mother-tricked-me-into-doing-the-show


Liza Minnelli On How Legendary Concert with Judy Garland Came About: “My mother tricked me into doing the show”

Liza Minnelli has written new liner notes for the 50th anniversary edition of “Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium” album. Universal is issuing a newly remastered vinyl edition for the occasion. The landmark concert took place on November 8 and 15, 1964 with studio retakes done in England later that month. The original recording was released by Capitol Records on August 2, 1965 as a two-LP set. The Universal Music Enterprises reissue is a remastered version of the 1965 release.
Here’s what Liza, who should do a book at this point, writes now.

How did the Palladium concert come about? My mother tricked me into doing the show. She asked me to come perform in London with her but I declined. I felt I wasn’t ready, I was too young. But Mama didn’t take no for an answer. She went ahead and announced the concert to the press. When I saw the announcement in the newspaper I knew there was no turning back.
I’d performed with Mama on her TV series, and as big as that was for me, it wasn’t anything liked standing and singing with her on a stage like the London Palladium. Listen, Mama owned whatever stage she was on. So we did it, and it was great and exhilarating and terrifying.
I don’t know that I had much of a style at that point, but I was young and fresh and, well — loud! I think Mama was a little startled. She was one of the most generous performers — ask anybody she worked with. She always gave, never took. But something slightly competitive came out that night, an energy I hadn’t seen before. Nerves be damned I was gonna give my all – all that I had in 1964 – and Mama was certainly going to give HER all. So there we were, the two of us, the ALL of us! I was thrilled to have done it, and survived it; there was great joy on the stage, and I’m so glad this recording survives.
After working with her, I was never nervous about appearing with anyone again. I had already appeared with the best. Its part of history I guess, though I don’t think of myself like that. I suppose, for me, it’s a personal history.
I hope that one day the complete concert will be released for everyone to enjoy. Until then, I hope you enjoy this new release of the original LP of my Palladium concert with Mama, who also happened to be Judy Garland. Thank you Mama … for everything!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Liza Minnelli claims she doesn't smoke marijuana

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11549483

Entertainer Liza Minnelli claims she doesn't smoke marijuana

Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli denies the accusation that she smokes marijuana. Photo / Getty
A representative for Liza Minnelli has dismissed allegations the veteran entertainer smokes marijuana.Leslie Odom, Jr. alleged Liza Minelli smelt like pot when she went to see him backstage. Photo / Getty
Leslie Odom, Jr. alleged Liza Minelli smelt like pot when she went to see him backstage. Photo / Getty
He claimed she arrived in "a cloud of medicinal marijuana smoke", but said that made her "cool" in his book, a sentiment Minnelli does not share as her representative has completely dismissed his version of events.
"It never happened," her spokesperson tells the New York Post.
"Liza saw him in [different play] Leap of Faith. Also, she does not smoke marijuana. [Liza saw Leap of Faith in] April, 2012, so he's way off."
Odom appeared to pre-empt the comment with a message penned on Twitter on Monday, in which he appeared to explain he was only joking with his comments on the US TV show.
"A.) Liza, I love you. The pot cloud is alleged. B.) Liza, was so kind to me bacjstage (sic) atLeap of Faith. I'll never forget it ever," he wrote.
Apparently the two shared a short conversation in which Minnelli enquired whether Odom had ever seen her perform.
When he admitted he hadn't, she responded: "Then you still have something to look forward to."
The issue of substance abuse is a sensitive one for Minnelli, as the 69-year-old star has spent time in rehab in the past, most recently in March.
In an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 2008, the star opened up about how hard controlling her intake of alcohol had been.
"My whole life, this disease has been rampant," she said. "I inherited it, and it's been horrendous, but I have always asked for help."
The star's mother Judy Garland suffered from her own addictions before overdosing in 1969.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Liza Minnelli cancels Broken Arrow appearance

http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scene/offbeat/liza-minnelli-cancels-broken-arrow-appearance/article_8b92f9d4-3d29-555e-aff4-75da98364691.html

Liza Minnelli cancels Broken Arrow appearance...


Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11:37 am | Updated: 3:15 pm, Wed Oct 28, 2015.

Acting and singing legend Liza Minnelli has canceled her national tour — including an appearance at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center — due to health concerns, according to the venue.
Minnelli was scheduled to perform Nov. 12, a bonus show on the Broken Arrow PAC’s big Spotlight Series that features some of the biggest names of stage and screen.
Refunds will be available to those who purchased tickets. For refund information, call the box office at 918-259-5778 or in person at 701 S. Main St. in downtown Broken Arrow. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Officials with Minnelli’s management said Minnelli’s doctor requested she cancel a series of shows to focus on improving her health.
“Liza Minnelli has been advised by her physician to cancel her upcoming concerts in Oklahoma and Texas. She deeply regrets that she will not be able to perform for her devoted fans and is very grateful for the love they have shown her throughout her career,” said manager Ken DiCamillo of WME Entertainment.
Officials with the Broken Arrow PAC said a replacement show is in the works for spring 2016, though details are still being determined.
“We wish Ms. Minnelli the best, and although we are disappointed, we realize her health is of the utmost importance,” said Mark Frie, executive director of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. “We thank our patrons for their support and excitement generated from this year’s line-up and promise to continue to bring legendary talent to the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre for years to come.”
More information about the show and upcoming shows is at brokenarrowpac.com.

"New York, New York" (Live) - Liza Minnelli - San Francisco, Davies Symp...fabulously fun version!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Liza needlepoint! pillow!

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Official Liza Minnelli
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Liza comes in all forms - even needlepoint! This pillow was made by Marlene Shmalo - one of Liza's fans from Cincinnati.