Stage and screen star Liza Minnelli is coming to Portland.

Minnelli, daughter of actress Judy Garland, will open the Portland Ovations’ 2010-11 performance season.

She will sing at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Sept. 29, appearing with a quartet led by jazz pianist Billy Stritch. Minnelli will perform American standards.

Members of Portland Ovations will get the first shot at tickets beginning June 7. Tickets to the general public will be available beginning June 21. Ticket prices have not been set yet.

Portland Ovations will preview its season with an event June 2 at the Portland Public Library.

The other performance in the Portland Ovations’ season that has been announced is Bill Cosby, who will perform in Portland on Oct. 16.

Cosby tickets are on sale. Minnelli has won an Oscar, an Emmy, two Golden Globes, multiple Tony Awards and numerous other awards.

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