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Sisters to sing at concerts

by The Associated Press on September 06, 2013 10:40 AM

NEW YORK — Judy Garland’s talented daughters Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli will perform together for the first time in 20 years during two concerts next month to raise money to fight breast cancer.

The concerts will be held Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 at the jazz club Birdland on West 44th Street. Most tickets start at $250 and include drinks and dinner.

The last time the sisters performed together was during a memorable duet at the 1993 Tony Awards. Other guest performers will be Nick Adams, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Jim Caruso, Kelly King, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phyllis Newman and Marcia Strassman. The concerts will benefit the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund of Tower Cancer Research Foundation

Online: www.actorsfund.org

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ALFRED, Maine — Maine prosecutors have dropped a drunken-driving charge against actress Sally Struthers under an agreement in which she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Struthers, 66, didn’t have to appear in court in Alfred last week when her plea was entered to a charge of driving to endanger. The Portland Press Herald reported she was ordered to pay $1,210 in fines and fees, and her driver’s license was suspended for a month.

The actress is best known for her role as Gloria Stivic in the 1970s TV sitcom “All in the Family.”

Police arrested her on Sept. 12, 2012, in the resort town of Ogunquit, where she was performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse in the musical “9 to 5.”

Struthers’ attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message Thursday.

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