Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LIZA @ World Aid's Day is December 1, In New York City's Washington Square Park between 5:30 and 6:30 P.M.
World Aids Day this year is all about "Getting to Zero" by 2015: Zero Aids-related deaths, Zero new infections, and Zero discrimination. Unfortunately this goal cannot be realized as organizations slash their budgets in face of the economic crisis.

The Global Fund to fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently announced its intention to abandon the next round of funding due to a ten billion dollar shortfall. While services currently financed will continue with transitional finances, this means there will be no new funding possibilities until 2014. The announcement comes alongside a new report released by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and UNAIDS. The report revealed that increased access to HIV services resulted in a 15 percent reduction of new infections over the past decade, and a 22 percent decline in AIDS-related deaths in the last five years.

With around 34 million people worldwide living with HIV, the medical services and education campaigns that will suffer from these lower budgets are a dire problem. "There is now a very real possibility of getting ahead of the epidemic," said Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of WHO's HIV Department. "But this can only be achieved by both sustaining and accelerating this momentum over the next decade and beyond."

See what you can do to commemorate World Aids Day and show your support for HIV/AIDS funding after the jump...

The easiest way to show your support is by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness. You can also raise funds by passing around a red ribbon collection box at your work, school, or community center.

You can also partake in the numerous World Aids Day events happening worldwide. In New York City's Washington Square Park between 5:30 and 6:30 P.M., celebrities including Kenneth Cole and Liza Minnelli will dim the lights of Washington Square Park's Centennial Arch in commemoration of the event. Housing Works will host a 7 p.m. screening of the film Untitled, by artist Jim Hodges with Carlos Marques da Cruz and Encke Kingrls. The film looks at the activism of AIDS' early years. You can also stop by the Bookstore Cafe to create a video message for the World AIDS Day Memorial Video Project, commemorating loved ones lost to AIDS.

In Dagenham, a suburb of London, check out the Go Viral Against HIV fashion and music show 6 P.M. December 2 at the Castle Green Conference Centre. The show will feature a runway catwalk, film, dance, and music. There will be models representing different countries and a live chat with outspoken HIV-positive individuals as well as health practitioners and community leaders. A screening of Kenyan film Unseen, Unsung, Unforgotten, will also take place.

For more information on how you can participate in World Aids Day, click here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Liza Minnelli Gets Behind Drag Troupe!
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Liza Minnelli loves the gays--and let's not dregde up another "Yeah, she marries them" joke--so it's no surprise that in the '70s, she hooked up with Dzi Croquettes, a Brazilian theater troupe of glammed up, half naked, muscle-and-feathers-sporting folks who made a sensation.
In Brazil, they went against the dictatorship government, promoting freedom and homosexuality with every bump, and in Paris, they were embraced by the fabulous, the famous, and the artsy who thrilled to their energy, originality, and samba moves.
And their godmother was Liza.
In the new documentary, DZI Croquettes, Liza says, "It was so kind of avant garde."
She pronounces "avant garde" with a really thick, phlegmy French accent that's sort of fabulous.
"They were constantly outrageous--I just loved it!" she adds, eyes glowing.
Liza applauded them, promoted them, and even learned dance moves from them.
As she recalls it, discovering her love of Brazilian music "was almost like I found my own heartbeat."
Gosh, I'd love to find mine! Any ideas on how to be as eternally positive as Liza?
And how can we start some American Croquettes?
Liza Minnelli surrounded by members of Dzi Croquettes in 1974

Monday, November 21, 2011

BWW TV: First Look at Liza Minnelli & Sam Harris in 'Schmoolie & Minnooli'! (TV Content)

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Liza Minnelli My Leg is BROKEN in 3 Places!!!

Broadway star Liza Minnelli breaks her leg in three places after tripping over her pet dog

By Jade Watkins
Last updated at 9:14 PM on 21st November 2011

Award-winning Broadway star Liza Minnelli has broken her leg in three places.
The injury was sustained after the 65-year-old star tripped over one of her dogs, according to TMZ.
The American singer and actress was seen being wheeled around New York City in a wheelchair with her leg in a cast, over the weekend.

And yesterday, she was carried from the device to a deckchair by two muscly men as she took to the stage for the Schmoolie & Minnooli in concert at Birdland, NYC.
Liza has already undergone three major surgeries for other injuries endured in the past.
She's notched up two hip replacements and last year received a new knee.
The legendary performer once described herself as the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz, on account of all of her injuries.

'I like to say that on the top half I'm the daughter of Dorothy; on the bottom, I'm the daughter of the Tin Man,' she said.
Her knee-replacement surgery took place last year, in a New York hospital.
'Minnelli, who has been dancing on stage since she was a teenager, is 63,' her rep told People magazine at the time. 'She is expected to make a full recovery.'
In 2000, Liza also suffered from Viral encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) caused by an infected mosquito bite.

It left Liza unable to walk and talk.
Doctors predicted that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair and perhaps never be able to speak again.
But the following year she surprised everyone, when she returned to the stage in 2001 with longtime friend Michael Jackson to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In her long-spanning career Liza has won three Tony awards, an Emmy, two Golden Globes, a Grammy Legend award and an Oscar.

Meanwhile, in her personal life, Liza has been married (and divorced) four times.
Her first marriage was to Australian-born Peter Allen, whom she exchange vows with in 1967.
After just seven years together the couple divorced on July 24, 1974.
The same year she tied the knot with producer and director Jack Haley, Jr.
Their union lasted for just under five years, with the couple announcing their divorce in April 1979.
Just 10 months later, Liza married stage manager and sculptor Mark Gero.
The union was her longest lasting 12 years.
In 2002 she embarked upon her fourth ('and last') marriage to music producer David Gest.
The wedding, with Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Martine McCutcheon as witnesses, and the stomach-turning post-vows kiss in which Gest all but swallowed Liza whole, set the seal on the marriage that followed.
It ended in 2007 amid lurid and unsubstantiated allegations of abuse on both sides.
He claimed she beat him up, and she accused him of plotting to have her dog put down.
The Broadway star has never had any children.

Helping hand: Liza Minnelli is seen being helped onstage two muscly men at her concert Schmoolie & Minnooli in New York yesterday after breaking her leg

Accident: The injury was sustained after the 65-year-old star tripped over one of her dogs

Before the break: Liza performed live at the Olympia in Paris this July

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LIZA & SAM @ Birdland ~ SOLD OUT! Word is that this event is already sold out.
Liza will appear with Sam Harris at Birdland in NYC (315 West 44th Street), as a part of the "Broadway at Birdland" series.  The two concerts (Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. & Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.) are titled "Schmoolie & Minnooli."

SOLD OUT! Liza Minnelli & Sam Harris @ (BIRDLAND)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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LOVE LIZA ~ Speedy Recovery! Liza Minnelli - Liza Minnelli 'Undergoes Surgery For Broken Foot'
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli has undergone surgery after breaking her foot, according to a U.S. report.
The 65 year old is said to have sustained the injury over the weekend (05-06Nov11), and as a result she pulled out of attending the Police Athletic League's Women of the Year event in New York on Monday (07Nov11).
Editors at the New York Daily News report the ceremony's host, Liz Smith, told the audience at the Pierre Hotel that Minnelli had vowed to return to the prize-giving next year (12).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Liza Minnelli and Sam Harris in "Schmoolie & Minnooli," Sunday November 20 at 6pm and Monday, November 21 at 7pm. Billy Stritch musical directs.
Tickets are $75, $50, $40 with a $10 food/drink minimum per person. For tickets and more information, visit 212-581-3080 or
Minnelli first attracted critical acclaim for her dramatic performances in the movies The Sterile Cuckoo (1969),Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970) and Arthur (1981). Minnelli rose to international stardom for her appearance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.  Since then, Minnelli has became one of the most versatile, highly regarded and best-selling entertainers in television, beginning with Liza with a Z in 1972, and on stage in the Broadway productions of Flora the Red Menace, The Act and The Rink. Minnelli also toured internationally and did shows such as Liza Minnelli: At Carnegie Hall, Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event, and Liza Live from Radio City Music Hall. She starred in Liza's Back, in 2002. She had guest appearances in the sitcom Arrested Development and had a small role in the movie The OH in Ohio, while continuing to tour internationally. In 2008/09, she performed the Broadway show Liza's at The Palace...! which earned a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event. Minnelli has won a total of three Tony Awards awards, including a Special Tony Award, an Oscar, an Emmy Award, two Golden Globes and a Grammy Legend Award for her contributions and influence in the recording field.
Harris gained acclaim and became best known for his winning rendition of the song "Over the Rainbow" on Star Search. "Over the Rainbow" has since become his signature song. He went onto record the top 40 hit "Sugar Don't Bite," in 1984 and has since become a multi-million selling recording artist with nine studio albums to his credit. He has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences at major venues including New York's Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater and London's West End. He has appeared with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, at the White House and has sung on a variety of television specials and live productions. On Broadway, he received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in the Tommy Tune-directed revival of Grease, and a Drama League Award as well as Tony, Outer Critic's Circle and Drama Desk Award nominations for his work in Cy Coleman's Tony nominated musical The Life. He's also appeared on Broadway in Mel Brooks' Tony Award winning musical The Producers, in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and in the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Hair, and Pippin. He also starred in self-penned shows Hardcopy, Different Hats, Revival and his critically acclaimed show, SAM. Harris' most recent theatrical outing was the film-to-musical adaptation of The First Wives Club seen in a limited run at San Diego's The Old Globe Theatre in the summer of 2009. Film credits include In the Weeds (2000), the documentary Little Man (2005) and "Elena Undone" (2010). Harris co-created the television series Down to Earth (1984, which ran for 4 years and 104 episodes). He was a series regular on The Class (2006-2007 - Perry Pearl). Harris is also credited on "Rules of Engagement," (Jackie, recurring, 2009), The Wayne Brady Show (2003 - Actor, 1 episode) and the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001, music supervisor).

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011