Liza Minnelli to receive Icon prize

Liza Minnelli will receive the Investec Icon prize at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.
The singer-and-actress famous for her roles in Cabaret and Sex and the City 2 will be presented with the accolade at the ceremony on July 1 at the London Hilton hotel and she admits she is “delighted” to have been chosen as this year’s recipient.
“What a great honour it is to receive this prestigious award,” she said. “The work of Nordoff Robbins helps so many people, and I am truly delighted to be invited to the Silver Clef Awards this year.”
Nordoff Robbins is the chosen charity of the British music industry and its aim is to provide therapy to vulnerable people through music in a number of different places across the UK including schools, day centers, hospitals and care homes.
David Munns, the chairman of the charity, added he was “proud” to be giving Liza the prize.
“We are extremely pleased to be awarding Liza Minnelli with the Investec Icon Award,” he said. “She is a true star and such a magnificent artist, we are very proud to be honoring her at the Awards in July.”
Among the other winners this year are Tinie Tempah, who will receive the Best Newcomer accolade, and Annie Lennox, who will go home with the prestigious 02 Silver Clef Award.