Monday, July 11, 2011

Liza Minnelli returns to Olympia in Paris and says he feels "fit" (+ photos)

 The actress and singer Liza Minnelli appeared today in Paris full of energy and "fit" a few hours before returning to the stage of the legendary Olympia French theater, where in 1969 he recorded his fourth album, "Live At The Olympia In Paris". "I feel great," said the artist of 65 years, received this morning from the hands of the French Culture Minister, Frederic Mitterrand, the insignia of the Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest distinction awarded by the French Republic.

Minnelli was in the past and the title of "Knight of the Legion of Honor," a lower level award to "Officer" that has been granted on this occasion. "He's progressing," joked Mitterrand. The daughter of director Vincente Minnelli and actress and singer Judy Garland, who is immersed in a European tour that ends in early August in Monte Carlo, said in a statement to the media that "when you get older, find new distractions." "As an artist I am an athlete and trained as such.

You have to be strong enough to concentrate on doing what you want, and that requires physical strength, "Minnelli said a visibly excited about the distinction has been awarded the French Government. Indeed, the interpreter of the musical film "New York, New York" (1977) with Robert De Niro, said that France is his "second home".

"There is a part of me that is only satisfied when I am in France (... ), Paris is my country, "he added, while recalling his shows with the exponent of the French chanson Charles Aznavour. Minnelli, that shares voice on the album Aznavour duo, said to be "lucky" with songs written for her "because so many people so wonderful." "To think that if they had been written for me not exist, is unheard of!" He said.

Known for his philanthropic work and support the fight against HIV, Minnelli said she was "concerned about people suffering and what can be done" to help them.

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