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MINNELLI'S TOUR DE FORCE CLASSIC~BRAVO LIZA!!!
on May 10, 2004
Anyone lucky enough to experience the Magic of Minnelli in Kandler-Ebb classic "The Act", specially created to showcase Liza's kaleidoscopic talent, know this Legend has no peer then or now on the live concert stage...each time attending this incredible event, standing ovations were far too many to count, all being well earned by Miss Minnelli who received a "Tony Award" for this stunning Broadway Show. From the exhuberant opener "Shine It On", it is clear a soaring Liza is in peak vocal form, singing with all the passion and greatness that is her trademark. Romantic and reflective "It's The Strangest Thing" is a wonderfully appealing ballad while "Bobo's" is fun and energetic. Liza wearing a beautiful red dress came twirling down a pole with "Turning" becoming a beautifully flowing ballet that then turns in to an engrossing up-tempo spiritual! "Little Do They Know" is a cute number for the chorus while love in the afternoon to relieve stress with a hot personal trainer make "Arthur In The Afternoon" a Liza classic that she would continue to include in concerts for a number of years to great effect. Torchy and soulful "The Money Tree" is a passion filled stunning tour-de-force as Liza pours everything she has into this powerful ballad followed by another engrossing tour-de-force "City Lights" that builds into a classic dance routine with Liza being lifted high into the air by the troup of dancers while belting out the showstopping "City Lights", making this stunner a Liza Minnelli classic now posted on youtube from "Tony Award" program for all to savor and enjoy. Full voiced yet rich & tender is the breathtakingly beautiful vocal featured in the winning "There When I Need Him", making it easy to see why many fall in love with Minnelli's magical voice. No other singer who could bring so much passion & vocal grandeur to these songs as Liza does, simply incomparable throughout this wondrous collection! "Hot Enough For You" is funky fun with chorus doing a reprise of "Little Do They Know" while Liza readies for the finale, the reflective ballad "My Own Space", a sublime Liza vocal with piano only, always a special treat from Liza! Soaring and very soulful "Walking Papers" end this classic Tony Award Winning Show in a great spiritual fashion that has Liza singing with loads of passion and unmatched vocal brilliance. Anyone who appreciates a truly great singer will not want to miss this classic, Liza Minnelli is in peak form showing off the range of her remarkable talent~ Viva Liza Minnelli!