Liza Minnelli Offers Free Coney Island Concert Aug. 7

News   Liza Minnelli Offers Free Coney Island Concert Aug. 7 Tony, Grammy, Oscar and Emmy Award winner Liza Minnelli offers a free concert in Coney Island, NY, Aug. 7.
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The 7:30 PM concert will be held in Asser Levy Park in Brighton Beach, according to the Daily News. Christopher Cross will open for the award-winning actress-singer-dancer.

Minnelli will be accompanied by 12 musicians and is expected to belt out "Maybe This Time," "My Ship" and "The Man I Love," among others.

Minnelli told the New York daily, "I choose songs as an actress chooses roles. Each song to me is a different character. I know what color hair and eyes the girl has, how many decals are on her refrigerator, what has led her to this exact moment."

Liza Minnelli, an Oscar winner for her performance in Cabaret, was last on Broadway in a tribute to her late father entitled Minnelli on Minnelli; she also returned to New York City's Beacon Theatre with her acclaimed concert Liza's Back! In addition to her Tonys for Flora, the Red Menace and The Act, Minnelli was awarded a special Tony in 1974 for "adding lustre to the Broadway season." Her film credits include "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress. Her album "Liza's Back!" is available on the J Records label, and "The Best of Liza Minnelli" was released on the Columbia/Legacy label. Showtime aired "Liza with a 'Z'," and Minnelli also received the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 10th Annual Tony Awards Bash in Los Angeles.

Asser Levy Park is a short walk from the Stillwell Avenue/Coney Island Station on the D Train and the West Eighth Street/N.Y. Aquarium Station on the Q or F. For more information visit www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html.

For a complete list of Liza Minnelli tour dates, visit www.officiallizaminnelli.com.

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