Legion of Honour awaits Liza Minnelli in Paris

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Liza Minnelli, in Paris for a one-night concert next Monday at the fabled Olympia music hall, is to be inducted into France's order of the legion of honour, the culture ministry said.

The 65-year-old entertainer, who collected an Oscar in 1972 for her performance in "Cabaret", is to made an officer of the order by Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand at a ceremony a few hours before her show.

Minnelli will be playing the Olympia -- where her 1969 appearance became a live album three years later -- as part of an international tour that took her to the Royal Albert Hall in London at the end of June.

© 2011 AFP

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