Daily Archives: December 12, 2003

Friday, December 12, 2003

Interview: Minneapolis Star

Jon Bream
Star Tribune
Published 12/14/2003

Bette Midler was multi-tasking recently in her Dallas hotel room: eating breakfast, doing a phone interview, answering another phone, gushing about this, kvetching about that.

In other words, being the Divine Miss M.

She was about to head to rehearsal for her Kiss My Brass Tour, which comes to St. Paul on Friday. She was excited but exhausted — and a little on edge.

“I have a lot of people on this show who have been with me before, and they say this is the smoothest one ever,” she said. “From where I’m standing, it looks like a rocky mountain.” Read More

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Some Things Never Change! Thanks Cris!!!

Miss M is still Divine
Kevin Johnson
Post-Dispatch Pop Music Critic
12/10/2003

Fear overcame popular entertainer Bette Midler every time she walked onto the Los Angeles lot where she rehearsed for her new “Kiss My Brass” tour – and for good reason. Rehearsals took place on the same lot where her sitcom “Bette,” perhaps the debacle of her career, was filmed.

“Every time I came through those gates, I shivered with terror and horror because I had to come back to the scene of the crime,” the singer-actress jokes during a telephone interview last month during a break in rehearsals. “I’m still in recovery from my sitcom.” Read More

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KMB Tour Review: Sun-Times

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Chicago Sun Times
December 12, 2003
BY MISHA DAVENPORT Staff Reporter

It probably wasn’t the best way to begin the first concert on a new tour — the first in four years — but midway through the title song of her “Kiss My Brass” concert at the United Center Wednesday night, Bette Midler ran out of gas and paused between singing and banter for a moment to catch her breath.

Think the comedian/sing-er/actress who recently celebrated her 58th birthday is getting too old for the concert circuit? Don’t Bette on it. Read More

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CD Review: Out.com

Midler’s tribute, with arrangements and even some vocal help from her old pal and bathhouse accompanist Barry Manilow, isn’t a substitute for Clooney’s originals but will stand beside them nicely. The selections focus on Clooney’s 1950s pop songbird era, when she recorded some fine tunes that were worthy of her talents (“Tenderly”), some silly novelties that weren’t (“Come on-a My House”), and some that have become such a part of our cultural—and camp!—sensibilities that they defy criticism (“Sisters”). Midler does pretty well with songs from all these categories. Her performance of “Tenderly” is outstanding—passionate and heartfelt—and she’s appropriately torchy on “Memories of You” but is not quite as warm as Clooney on another great ballad, “You’ll Never Know.” She’s fine on the novelties “Come on-a My House” and “Mambo Italiano,” although we didn’t really need to hear those songs again; much more fun are her rollicking rendition of the pseudogospel “This Ole House” and her humorous banter with Manilow on the swinging “Slow Boat to China,” a highlight of the disc. Of course, no Clooney homage would be complete without tunes from the movie White Christmas, and Midler’s excellent versions of “Sisters” with Linda Ronstadt and the title carol, including its oft-deleted verse, will remind fans why they loved the flick in the first place and may inspire the uninitiated to check out Rosie and Bing this holiday season. And if this disc inspires listeners to pick up some Clooney recordings, both the pop stuff from the ’50s and her later work as a gifted jazz interpreter, so much the better—you Bette! Trudy Ring Read More

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Billboard Charts: December 20th

Top Internet Albums: Jumps from Number 18 up to Number 8
The Billboard 200: Jumps from Number 75 to Number 55

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