Monthly Archives: February 2004

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Hey NYC: Bette To Participate in Carnegie Hall Benefit April 21st!

At the same time, Styler told me she’s added Bette Midler to her long list of performers at the April 21st Rainforest Foundation concert at Carnegie Hall. Styler is still searching for movie stars who are capable of belting a Broadway tune. If you know one, give us a call and we’ll pass on the name. And don’t say Hugh Jackman! Even though he wanted to do it, the Rainforest show is on a Wednesday night, which means Hugh will be on stage across town in “The Boy from Oz.” Read More

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A Sold Out, Fun-Filled Night In Ft Lauderdale

Ms. M demands notice – and she gets it
By Sean Piccoli
Pop Music Writer

February 29, 2004

SUNRISE · People have gotten so used to Bette Midler the movie actress, it is easy to forget her origins as a live entertainer.

But Midler quickly re-establishes her bawdy, singing, high-strung self whenever she goes on tour.

A sold-out performance on Saturday night at the Office Depot Center was no exception.

“I opened the door for trashy singers with bad taste and big [breasts],” Midler said between numbers, asking aloud why younger idols such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and, of course, Janet Jackson never call or write. Read More

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News and Requests

Teddy Bear Auction

New Bruce Vilanch Interview

I need reviews from Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale if anyone would like to write one…

Happy Oscar night everybody….may your favorites win! 🙂

Love, Mister D

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Teddy Bear Auction: March 20, 2004, Denver

City spirit
By Bill Husted
Denver Post

The Bear to Make a Difference funder for the Matthew Shepard Foundation holds its Celebrity Teddy Bear Auction March 20 at the Westin Tabor Center. Look for custom-make bears from Elton John, Bette Midler, Leslea Newman (“Heather Has Two Mommies”), Tipper Gore, Katie Couric. … Sez who: “I never know how much of what I say is true.” Bette Midler

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A Great Interview With Mister V

Lunch with Bruce Vilanch of ‘Hairspray’
February 29, 2004
Debra Pickett
Chicago TRibune

Bruce Vilanch, in town to star in the national touring production of “Hairspray,” has all kinds of road warrior stories about life on tour.

There was the massive blackout in New York when he was there in August for rehearsals. Then Hurricane Isabel hit Baltimore, where the show opened.

And, when we sit down at Bob Chinn’s Crabhouse, on La Salle Street and the Chicago River, on a frigid late January afternoon, he is anticipating some serious weather at his next stop: Minneapolis. Read More

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Friday, February 27, 2004

KMB Review: San Diego

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A truly divine Bette
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BY COCO LACHINE

Bette Midler declared she isn’t retiring, and nobody can make her! Thank God, because her concert last week at the Sports Arena was every bit what you came to see. She opened with a production number of “Kiss My Brass”, descending on stage riding a carousel horse in a beautiful nautical pant outfit, amidst a set reminiscent of vintage Coney Island. She immediately wowed the crowd with her standards “Stuff Like That” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, recreating the exact choreography with the Harlettes from a 1970s TV show clip. Bette did a set from her latest album featuring the songs of Rosemary Clooney, including “Come On – A My House” and “Hey There”. She also brought out Soph’ from the dusty closet, along with Ernie and Clementine. Read More

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KMB Interview: Trekking Towards Tampa

Article published Feb 27, 2004
The Divine Miss M returns
Tampa Herald Tribune
By Jay Handelman

TAMPA — If you had any illusions (or delusions) about Bette Midler getting all soft and mushy as she ages, get rid of them.

After all, her new concert tour, which stops at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa at 8 p.m. Tuesday, is called “Kiss My Brass.”

Even though it’s a reference to the large brass section that’s traveling with her, it’s actually a fitting title for the Divine Miss M, who has never been afraid to express an opinion or potentially offend someone in the name of good fun and entertainment. Read More

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KMB Review: One More From The OC

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WITTY, WARM AND WICKED, MIDLER TAKES POND BYSTORM
Daily News (Los Angeles, CA); 2/24/2004
Byline: Fred Shuster Music Critic

BETTE MIDLER brought her over-the-top mix of Broadway and Coney Island to the Anaheim Pond on Sunday in a dazzling concert that brightened a miserably rainy night and offered witty commentary on the state of the world.

Always a top-notch, tireless entertainer, Midler’s lavish two-hour-plus road show features a tight script and new choreography alongside some familiar ingredients. In one of two touching segments, Midler paid tribute to Rosemary Clooney, interpreting “Come On-a My House” and “Hey There” while gorgeous ’50s black-and-white photos of the late standards singer played on a large screen. Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Thursday, February 26, 2004

For Amy: Bette As ‘Mother Earth’

Photo Scan: BaltoBoy Steve

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Love. Mister D

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

The L.A. Concert….

Would anybody like to weigh in on the L.A. concert…so far, I can’t find any reviews of it at all….

Thanks, Mister D

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com