2005-02-11 / Community

Westbury Music Fair

Liza Minnelli,

Feburary 18 - 20

Westbury Music Fair is proud to announce that the incomparable Liza Minnelli perform a three-night engagement beginning Friday, February 18th and continuing on Saturday and Sunday, February 19th and 20th. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 pm and Sunday’s show begins at 7 pm. Miss Minnelli is sure to deliver a show that should not be missed! Tickets are $65.00 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com.

Liza Minnelli is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved the “quadruple crown” of entertainment honors, having won three Tony Awards, an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy. Her current J Records CD, “Liza’s Back!” includes live versions of her classic hit tunes “New York, New York,” “Cabaret,” “Money,” “Mein Herr” as well as two new John Kander-Fred Ebb compositions, “Liza’s Back!” and “Don’t Smoke In Bed.” Her recording career also includes acclaimed releases such as “Liza With A ‘Z,’” “The Singer,” “Liza Minnelli: Live at the Winter Garden,” “Tropical Nights,” “The Act,” “Liza Minnelli: Live at Carnegie Hall,” “The Rink” and “Liza Minnelli: Live at Radio City Music Hall”. “Results,” a pop album produced by The Pet Shop Boys yielded the hit dance single “Losing My Mind,” which earned Liza a gold record in England, throughout Europe and the Far East. Liza’s 1996 concert recording “Gently” is a collection of sultry arrangements of American popular standards. Liza’s television appearances have garnered a total of five Emmy nominations. In 1972, her first television special, the trademark “Liza With A ‘Z’” received an Emmy for Outstanding Single Program—Variety or Popular Music. Two Liza TV classics followed in 1980: “Goldie and Liza Together” and “Baryshnikov on Broadway,” which showcased Liza and ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov in a one-hour salute to the American musical theatre. Television also provided the vehicle for “A Time To Live,” based on the best-selling book by Mary Lou Weisman, which earned her a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

In 1965, at age 17, Liza became the youngest artist ever to win a Tony Award for a musical role for her Broadway debut in Kander and Ebb’s “Flora, The Red Menace.” She was awarded a special Tony in 1973 for breaking the box office record at the Winter Garden Theater in her one-woman show, “Liza At The Winter Garden. In 1975, with only one week of rehearsal, she replaced an ailing Gwen Verdon in Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago,” playing to standing-room-only crowds for five weeks. She went on to win her third Tony Award for Best Actress in 1978 for her performance in Kander and Ebb’s “The Act.” In 1984, Liza re-united with her “Chicago” co-star and close friend, Chita Rivera, as well as with Kander and Ebb, for the musical “The Rink,” which earned Liza a Tony nomination as Best Actress. In 1997, Liza returned to Broadway to substitute for her friend Julie Andrews in her hit musical “Victor/Victoria.”

Liza made her motion picture debut in Universal’s “Charlie Bubbles” in 1968. The next year, she starred in Paramount Pictures’ “The Sterile Cuckoo, “for which she received her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. Her other film credits include “Cabaret,” for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actress; “New York, New York;” “Arthur;” “Stepping Out;” and many, many more.

Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, March 18

The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band will be performing at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, March 18 at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, online at cc.com or musicfair.com and most Ticketmaster ticket centers.

The Charlie Daniels Band recorded their first album, Charlie Daniels in the 1970’s. Their next album, Honey in the Rock , included “Uneasy Rider,” which reached # 9 on the Billboard Charts in 1973. Fire on the Mountain , included “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” which hit the Top 30, and “Long Haired Country Boy,” which peaked at # 56. Other albums include Tailgate Party , Road Dogs , and How Sweet The Sound-25 Favorite Hymns and Gospel Greats , offering a bonus single “This Ain’t No Rag, It’s A Flag.” The Charlie Daniels Band has recorded over 36 albums and they are still going. In 2001 Charlie Daniels opened a museum in downtown Nashville. The museum is filled with memorabilia and photo’s chronicling Charlie’s career including photos with presidents, celebrities from the sports, music, film, television and famous cowboy worlds. They have won up to 50 awards, including NARAS Grammy Awards, GMA, CCMA, BMI and CM. Charlie Daniels was inducted into his hometown of North Carolina’s prestigious Walk of Fame. It hasn’t been so much a style of music, but more the values consistently reflected in several styles that has connected Charlie Daniels with millions of fans.

The Marshall Tucker Band’s newest album, Beyond the Horizon, was released in the Spring of 2004. “The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock and roll” says founding member Doug Gray. “They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country to blues and all things in-between. We’re still playing all of the classic songs, but we are moving ahead into other styles as well. We’re also playing for a younger audience than we have in the past, perhaps to the kids of the fans we played in front of in the 70’s and 80’s.” Over 30 years have passed and the self-titled album, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played regularly on classic rock and country radio. With hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90’s, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard ’s country chart and one on Billboard ’s gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit , The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper , Shipwrecked and Blow among many others.

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