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Liza Minnelli

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  • Life still a 'Cabaret' for Liza

    Life still a 'Cabaret' for Liza
    "Cabaret," the title number from Liza Minnelli's greatest screen musical, is a fight song as much as a showstopper. Midway through its celebration of a carefree life, the lyrics describe a girlfriend of the narrator who died of "too much pills and liquor,...
  • Stepping into the stars of Tinseltown

    Stepping into the stars of Tinseltown
    When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland. Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
  • Liza sings for 'freedom' in Costa Mesa

    Liza sings for 'freedom' in Costa Mesa
    It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood. "Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty. On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...
  • Standup Mario Cantone won't miss his bus to the Hard Rock

    Standup Mario Cantone won't miss his bus to the Hard Rock
    Mario Cantone brings his comedy act – a twisted romp through pop culture and song parody – to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood Thursday, Oct. 11 night at 8. The star of the Tony-nominated one-man show...
  • Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady

    Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady
    Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93. Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...
  • O'Neill Center's George White Honored at Theater Hall of Fame

    O'Neill Center's George White Honored at Theater Hall of Fame
    George C. White, founder and former executive director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford called it a “family affair.” Repeated references to the theater community as “family” and “home” marked the...
  • PASSINGS: Shelagh Delaney, Gregory Papalexis

    Shelagh Delaney Playwright wrote 'A Taste of Honey' Playwright Shelagh Delaney, 71, best known for her 1958 play "A Taste of Honey," died of cancer Sunday at her daughter's home in England, said her agent, Jane Villiers. Born Nov. 25, 1939, in England,...
  • Dory Previn dies at 86; Oscar-nominated songwriter

    Dory Previn dies at 86; Oscar-nominated songwriter
    Although she was an Oscar-nominated songwriter, Dory Previn was better known for ballads that spoke to wounded souls. A gifted lyricist, she mined her traumatic childhood and later mental illness to write confessional songs that found an audience —...
  • The Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, has old-school charms

    The Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, has old-school charms
    VIENNA — The Hotel Sacher will never be mistaken for a hip hotel. The elaborate gilt trim in public rooms, the old-school celebrity photos that adorn the walls and the tourists in line to sample Sacher torte — all evidence that guests are...
  • Review: Funny 'Arthur' remains an unexpectedly likable lout

    Review: Funny 'Arthur' remains an unexpectedly likable lout
    *** (out of four) Entitled, alcoholic mega-millionaire Arthur (Russell Brand) may entertain himself by crashing the Batmobile and sparring with Evander Holyfield, but he’s got principles when it comes to love. That leaves Arthur trapped between...
  • The expanding world of Rachel Zoe

    The expanding world of Rachel Zoe
    Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size...