Neighborhoods

LIZA = NEW YORK

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Liza Minnelli is a resilient gal: At her free concert on Coney Island this
summer, the living legend sang her greatest hits from an odd reclining
position, her body spilled into a director’s chair that she dragged around the stage with her. Her frame is fragile now, sure, but that didn’t stop her from showing off her newly toned miles of legs in a super-short sequined cocktail dress. Like the city itself, Liza doesn’t quit, says the
world-renowned performance artist Karen Finley: “She keeps on trying. After
her hip replacement, she still gets up and dances.” For this reason, Finley concludes, “Liza Minnelli is New York.” And since the anniversary of 9/11 is clearly the perfect occasion for a good old-fashioned drag show, Finley and
friends will channel the unstoppable Minnelli in a revival of the
performance artist’s celebrated Make Love, an alternative take on the events of 9/11 featuring torch songs, drag, pathos—and undoubtedly more sequined cocktail dresses.

Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 10. Continues through Sept. 11, 2008