Liza Minnelli Concert Cancelled; Illness Cited

By Carol McCracken (Post # 597)

As patrons arrived at the box office at Merrill Auditorium earlier this evening, tickets holders were informed that the much-anticipated Liza Minnelli In Concert had been cancelled for the evening. The reason given was that Ms. Minnelli was ill.

Ms. Minnelli arrived in Portland and was preparing for a sound check at Merrill when she was sick. She is on her back back to New York City. The iconic star also canceled a presentation of the key to the city yesterday afternoon on the steps of city hall. The Mayor was supposed to have presented it to her at 4 pm. It was rescheduled and was supposed to have been presented at tonight’s concert instead.

Portland Ovations is trying to reschedule the performance and ask tickets holders to await further word. Pls. visit www.portlandovations.org for more details.