Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Legendary Minnelli Becomes Most Recent Entertainment Icon to Perform at Keith
Huntingtonnews.net Entertainment Editor
Photos By Chris Spencer
Huntington, WV (HNN) – Her list of film credits began with two dramatic performances as two different socially needy and eccentric dysfunctional women in “The Sterile Cuckoo” (1969) and “Tell Me That You Love Me , Junie Moon” (1970). However, just as her mother will always been remembered as “Dorothy” , Liza Minnelli will be Sally Bowles from “Cabaret” for which she took home an Oscar.
Her father, Vincent Minnelli, has a stellar directing career with his fame coming mostly from such musicals as “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “ Brigadoon,” “An American in Paris,” “Gigi,” and “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” He won best director for “Gigi,” making himself, his daughter and wife the only Hollywood “family” who each had their own Oscar.
Liza newest album, “Confessions” is due September 28 features some of her favorite songs, including “All the Way,””This Heart of Mine,” “He’s a Tramp” and “Moments Like This.” The release celebrates her sixty years in show business.
According to a news release, the origins of Confessions were entirely organic, almost accidental. "It just sort of happened," she says. "I used to have these evenings at my house, usually on a weekend, and people like Tony Bennett or more surprising people like Janet Jackson would come by, and we would end up singing around the piano." Inspired by the intimacy of those incredible evenings, Liza decided to start recording some of her favorite songs with long time pianist Billy Stritch, and producer Bruce Roberts.