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Astaire Awards

On June 4th at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York City, The 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor Liza Minnelli with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Liza Minnelli is the winner of four Tony Awards, a special Drama Desk Award, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy and is one of the entertainment world’s consummate performers.

On June 4th at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York City, The 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor Liza Minnelli with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Liza Minnelli is the winner of four Tony Awards, a special Drama Desk Award, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy and is one of the entertainment world’s consummate performers.

 In addition to honoring Ms. Minnelli this year, The Astaire Awards which recognize excellence in dance & choreography on Broadway & in film will also begin a new tradition, paying tribute to the career and work of a choreographer and dancer during the awards. This year it will be Bob Fosse & Gwen Verdon. The evening will be dedicated to legendary producer Martin Richards and will also honor 3 X Tony winning producer Kathleen Raitt. The Awards gala benefits the Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts’ Dance & Movement Therapy Program for autistic children. Ricky Martin, Matthew Broderick & Hugh Jackman are among the nominees.
For Tickets and more information go to www.TheAstaireAwards.org
Photo: Barry Gordin
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