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March 22, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
In the next few months, Liza Minnelli will bring her new musical show, "Simply Liza," to Vienna, London, Paris and Amsterdam, among other places. There's one stage, however, on which this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony winner has never set foot: Walt Disney Concert Hall. That'll change on Tuesday night, when "Liza With a Z" heads to downtown L.A. for a one-night-only performance of some of her favorite songs. Minnelli recently chatted about the show from her home in New York, on the eve of her 68th birthday.
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March 22, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
In the next few months, Liza Minnelli will bring her new musical show, "Simply Liza," to Vienna, London, Paris and Amsterdam, among other places. There's one stage, however, on which this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony winner has never set foot: Walt Disney Concert Hall. That'll change on Tuesday night, when "Liza With a Z" heads to downtown L.A. for a one-night-only performance of some of her favorite songs. Minnelli recently chatted about the show from her home in New York, on the eve of her 68th birthday.
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November 13, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
The legendary Liza Minnelli epitomizes Broadway flash and pop - and now she'll sing and dance her way across the small screen in “Smash.” NBC announced Tuesday that Minnelli -- already a Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winner - - will appear as herself in an episode of “Smash.”  The show returns for a second season in early February. Minnelli's episode, “The Surprise Party,” will air later in the spring. Minnelli, daughter of actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, will sing an original song in her “Smash” debut with Christian Borle (who plays Tom on the show)
NEWS
March 3, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On the whole, the Oscars' red carpet was one elegant look after another , with some singular statements, as Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore notes. Among some we're still thinking about Monday morning are Lupita Nyongo's Nairobi blue accordian-pleat gown and Cate Blanchett's pale gold Armani Prive -- both were winning looks for Academy Award-winning actresses. PHOTOS: Best and worst dressed on the red carpet A couple of others we are thinking about that didn't get as much attention on Oscar Sunday represent two ends of a spectrum: Liza Minnelli in a vintage Halston pantsuit and Emma Watson in a spanking-new rib-knit godet skirt from Vera Wang's fall-winter 2014 collection.
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March 3, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On the whole, the Oscars' red carpet was one elegant look after another , with some singular statements, as Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore notes. Among some we're still thinking about Monday morning are Lupita Nyongo's Nairobi blue accordian-pleat gown and Cate Blanchett's pale gold Armani Prive -- both were winning looks for Academy Award-winning actresses. PHOTOS: Best and worst dressed on the red carpet A couple of others we are thinking about that didn't get as much attention on Oscar Sunday represent two ends of a spectrum: Liza Minnelli in a vintage Halston pantsuit and Emma Watson in a spanking-new rib-knit godet skirt from Vera Wang's fall-winter 2014 collection.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland , to mark what would have been her 90 th birthday. "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about ourselves until she exquisitely translated them to us with her voice. "She is to be missed deeply, yes… But, what if we never had her?
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August 12, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
The crowd was growing restless at the Hollywood Bowl for Liza Minnelli to take the stage. An announcement explaining that there was some "technical difficulty" didn't prevent an outbreak of rhythmic clapping or a wildfire of snarky speculation on the precise nature of the snafu. Was it really a sound problem or had Minnelli suffered one of her, define the word as you like, relapses? Her reassurance to the audience from offstage that she was here and dying to perform hardly settled the matter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1985 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer and
In her first TV movie, Liza Minnelli gives a strong, uncharacteristically unmannered performance as the mother of a young muscular dystrophy victim in "A Time to Live," airing at 9 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39. Even with her bright presence, however, the NBC film is a fairly routine rendering of the "fatal illness drama" that has been a TV-movie staple since "Brian's Song" in 1971.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
When Liza Minnelli's current tour stops at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, expect her to draw from her 2010 album, "Confessions," and the long-delayed "Live at the Winter Garden" CD that was released in April. But which particular songs she sings are anybody's guess. "There is really no written script," said Minnelli, 66, who earned her first Tony Award in 1965 for the musical "Flora the Red Menace" and the lead actress Oscar for portraying Sally Bowles in Bob Fosse's influential 1972 adaptation of the Broadway musical "Cabaret.
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April 4, 2002 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entertainer Liza Minnelli has been accused in a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit of neglecting her 94-year-old stepmother and selling her longtime Beverly Hills home "out from under her." As the entertainer was sitting down March 16 to a lavish New York wedding supper with groom David Gest and "850 of their closest friends," her stepmother faced losing her home of many years, according to lawyer Tamara L. Green.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah - George Takei and William Shatner haven't exactly had a warm relationships in the four-plus decades since “Star Trek” went off the air, as anyone who saw the Shatner Comedy Central Roast in 2010 will remember. But the man who played Helmsman Sulu wants the man who played Captain Kirk to know: he thinks Shatner's resentment of Takei is ginned up. And he wants peace. “'Bill, 'fess up,'” Takei said when asked what he would say to the actor if he were sitting in the room.
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November 13, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
The legendary Liza Minnelli epitomizes Broadway flash and pop - and now she'll sing and dance her way across the small screen in “Smash.” NBC announced Tuesday that Minnelli -- already a Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winner - - will appear as herself in an episode of “Smash.”  The show returns for a second season in early February. Minnelli's episode, “The Surprise Party,” will air later in the spring. Minnelli, daughter of actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, will sing an original song in her “Smash” debut with Christian Borle (who plays Tom on the show)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
The crowd was growing restless at the Hollywood Bowl for Liza Minnelli to take the stage. An announcement explaining that there was some "technical difficulty" didn't prevent an outbreak of rhythmic clapping or a wildfire of snarky speculation on the precise nature of the snafu. Was it really a sound problem or had Minnelli suffered one of her, define the word as you like, relapses? Her reassurance to the audience from offstage that she was here and dying to perform hardly settled the matter.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
When Liza Minnelli's current tour stops at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, expect her to draw from her 2010 album, "Confessions," and the long-delayed "Live at the Winter Garden" CD that was released in April. But which particular songs she sings are anybody's guess. "There is really no written script," said Minnelli, 66, who earned her first Tony Award in 1965 for the musical "Flora the Red Menace" and the lead actress Oscar for portraying Sally Bowles in Bob Fosse's influential 1972 adaptation of the Broadway musical "Cabaret.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland , to mark what would have been her 90 th birthday. "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about ourselves until she exquisitely translated them to us with her voice. "She is to be missed deeply, yes… But, what if we never had her?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2011 | By Kevin Thomas
The new documentary "Dzi Croquettes" brings to mind San Francisco's legendary gender-bending Cockettes, a collection of drag performers who made no effort to hide their more masculine attributes. But the Dzi Croquettes, a 1970s-era troupe whose members also celebrated their bodies while clad in glitter and spangles, were a much bigger deal. Lennie Dale, a virtuoso Broadway dancer and émigré to Brazil, founded the 13-member group in 1973. Their productions were lavish explosions of creativity and imagination that had wide audience appeal.
NEWS
April 17, 1989 | From Times wire services
Liza Minnelli, suffering from a severe ear infection, pulled out of a Sunday concert with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., officials said today. Minnelli was unable to fly from Sweden to take part in the concert at Helsinki's ice stadium, the latest stop on a world tour by the three stars. Sinatra and Davis went ahead with the show for more than 4,000 fans, stadium officials said. The Uusi Suomi newspaper reported that Minnelli will be unable to fly for 10 days because of her illness and has left Sweden for Britain.
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April 11, 1989 | Reuters
Sweden today deported Lilly the terrier, the pet dog of Liza Minnelli. Customs officials said they escorted the dog onto a plane to Paris after discovering that Minnelli had illegally brought it into Sweden. The singer now could face a hefty fine. Swedish law requires that animals entering the country spend four months in quarantine. Officials said that Minnelli entered Sweden by car and that customs officials failed to spot the dog. But Lilly's presence in Minnelli's Stockholm hotel suite was reported, and two officers were sent to investigate.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art / But life is meaningless without art. " Finley may be speaking in the voice of Jackie Kennedy, but she is also referring to herself. In the generation since she, along with fellow performance artists John Fleck, Tim Miller and Holly Hughes, were stripped of federal grant funding as members of the NEA Four, Finley has found herself represented in ways she never imagined, turned into a mirror for those on both sides of the free expression divide.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2009
In response to Charles McNulty's review of Liza Minnelli's performance at the Hollywood Bowl ["Here's Liza to a T," Aug. 31], I would like to say that his negative remarks were uncalled for. Liza brought to the Hollywood Bowl thousands of patrons, energy, electricity and passion rarely seen anywhere. Everyone except McNulty left the concert feeling a passion for life. It must be that, as a critic, he feels a need to focus on the negative, which is a sad commentary, indeed. Liza Minnelli's performance was magnificent!
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