Liza Minnelli bags Icon prize at Silver Clef Awards

Updated: Jul 02, 2011, 12:45 PM IST

London: American actress/singer Liza Minnelli has been awarded the Icon prize at the Silver Clef Awards in central London.

Minnelli, 65, praised the organisers, music therapy charity Nordoff Robins, as she said that when she felt “cranky” she “put some happy music on and it heals me up”.

“What I wanted to say is I believe in this project more than anything I’ve heard in the last 20 years because I do believe in the healing power of music and even lyrics,” the BBC quoted Minnelli as saying.

“Sometimes a lyric can completely change your mind, which is what this is about,” she added.