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'A Queen and Her Consorts': Fort Lauderdale man writes about Liza Minnelli's recent Broward concert

Jared Kenwood of Fort Lauderdale has just written an essay about Liza Minnelli's recent concert at Broward Center For the Performing Arts.

Kenwood interviewed Liza's musical director, singer-pianist Billy Stritch, and trumpeter Ross Konikoff.

His article is posted on The Judy Garland Experience website:

A Queen and Her Consorts

An essay/review by Jared Kenwood

Featuring interviews with Billy Stritch and  Ross Konikoff

After twenty-one years, the legendary Liza Minnelli returned to the Broward Center For The Performing Arts in FT. Lauderdale, Florida on February 16th. This time kicking off a brand new tour called Simply Liza, A show devoted to songs that have been most requested by her fans. It’s an hour and a half of just Liza, and her band of seven, in a very intimate show.

One could only feel a wave of exhilaration and anticipation sweeping over them as the band played the overture. Then Liza walked out onto the stage, sending the sold-out house into rapturous applause. Dressed in all black, draped with a red scarf around her neck, and looking absolutely stunning, she greeted the audience, “Wow! Hi Guys!” And immediately launched into her opening number, “Teach Me Tonight”. A reminiscence of her Radio City days, despite the voice having changed since, she sounds strong and determined to give it her all. And boy, does she deliver. 

Click here to read the complete essay.


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