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50 years in 50 weeks: batting 2000 & love for Liza

by Jim Provenzano

50 years in 50 weeks: batting 2000 & love for Liza

We'll leave the coverage of the contentious 2000 presidential election to our news editor, and mull over some shining moments in arts, such as Sony Pictures Classics support of independent LGBT media with a full-page ad in our November 9 issue for the gay softball team romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Club.

Remember when big corporations bought ads? Remember when we thought it was so brave of an all-straight cast to play gay men, including Dean Cain, who would later whine about the comic book version of Superman's son being bisexual?

I could also give myself a pat on the back for one of my snarkiest Sports Complex columns (January 13), which explored the conundrum of race car driver Jeff Gordon's 'rainbow warrior' car and, despite being an alleged heterosexual, his provocatively bulging silver uniform.

But instead, let's focus on one delicious scoop; theatre writer Richard Dodd's March 9 interview with Liza Minnelli, as she prepared to perform her touring show, Minnelli on Minnelli at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre.

"It couldn't be more personal," she said of her song and storytelling concert. "I really fought hard to get back to where I am. I've done more rehab on my body than anybody I know. I really worked my butt off."

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