Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jenifer Lewis Review: “…an African-American Bette Midler-plus” ~ July 28, 54 Below

New York Times
Self-Aware as a Diva With Showy Peculiarities and Opinions
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
July 27, 2012

There are divas (run-of-the-mill pop stars with followings), superdivas (the Lady Gagas and Madonnas of the world) and mega-divas (the little-known but explosive volcano known as Jenifer Lewis). If you haven’t heard of Ms. Lewis, who is appearing at 54 Below in an uproariously campy and profane one-woman show, “Black Don’t Crack,” you’re not alone.

Ms. Lewis’s swirling entrance (she was dressed in orange glitter and a turban) on Wednesday evening was so grand and gaudy it made Norma Desmond’s descent on a staircase in “Sunset Boulevard” look like the timid steps of a wallflower. What qualifies her as a mega-diva is the size of her stage personality, combined with her raw talent. In her brashness, Ms. Lewis, a onetime member of Bette Midler’s backup group, the Harlettes, might be described as an African-American Bette Midler-plus. Read More

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Win tickets to see Barry Manilow at Wolf Trap ~ Vienna, VA

August 16 & 17
8 pm
Wolf Trap
Vienna VA

Legendary pop star woos and wows with his signature romantic ballads and feel-good singles like “Mandy,” “Copacabana,” and “I Write the Songs.” Barry Manilow served as pianist, arranger, and musical director for Bette Midler before his solo career took off in the mid-1970s. He has sold more than 80 million albums, 29 of which are certified platinum, with 3 additional albums that have gone triple platinum.

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Bette On The Boards Presents ~ Bette Midler – Rare Footage

1) Bette Midler rehearses “Friends” at the Merriwether Post Pavilion in preparation for the second leg of The Divine Miss M Tour in 1973

2) Bette performs “Long John Blues” at the Roxy Theater during the closing night show on December 18, 1977

3) Bette performs “Rainbow Sleeve” at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This footage is from the theatrical version of the movie “Divine Madness”

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BetteBack: Bette Obsessed With Ecology Even Then…April 23, 1973

San Mateo Times
Lyon’s Den
By LEONARD LYONS
May 9, 1973

Bette Midler, who was honored by After Dark magazine with its Ruby Award, is obsessed with ecology.

Barry Manilow, her conductor-arranger, said: “She starts walking down a block empty-handed, but has her arms filled with the litter she’s collected by the time she reaches the end.” . . .

Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of “Fiddler on the Roof,” recalled Miss Midler’s role in the musical.

“Her style was different then, because of the songs she sang. But even then she had acting ability and potential. Read More

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