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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Black-ish Grandma Jenifer Lewis & Former Harlette Opens Up About Her Battle with Sex Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

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Black-ish Grandma Jenifer Lewis Opens Up About Her Battle with Sex Addiction and Bipolar Disorder
BY PATRICK GOMEZ
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2017 AT 10:00AM EDT

Jenifer Lewis is not one to hold anything back.

“We are as sick as our secrets, so I tell everything,” says the 60-year-old singer and actress, who lived with undiagnosed bipolar disorder and a sex addiction through her 20s.

Now starring on the ABC sitcom black-ish, Lewis, who proudly says she’s worked as the mom of “every black actor in the business,” is revealing her journey to a happier, healthier life in her memoir The Mother of Black Hollywood, excerpted exclusively in the current issue of PEOPLE. Read More

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Jenifer Lewis (Former Harlette), The “Black Bette Midler”, recalls one-night stand with Jon Voight

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Jenifer Lewis recalls one-night stand with Jon Voight
By Derrick Bryson Taylor November 2, 2017 | 11:52am

Jenifer Lewis bared her soul in her memoir “The Mother of Black Hollywood,” including the details of her sex addiction and a one-night stand with Jon Voight.

In the chapter titled “A Doll Named ‘Killer,’” Lewis, 60, recalls performing at Studio 54 one year for an AIDS charity and catching Voight’s eye.

Lewis, who currently stars on “Black-ish,” writes that she and Voight began their night with a walk through Central Park and took a romantic carriage ride. Read More

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Katey Sagal On Working With Bette Midler

LA Times
The Sunday Conversation: From Harlettes to Harleys to Donuts, Katey Sagal has lived a colorful life
By Meredith Blake
October 27, 2017

You performed with Bette Midler as one of the “Staggering Harlettes.” She’s such an accomplished performer. Did you learn from her?

She taught me so much about being disciplined and having a good work ethic. She taught me musically, the singing I did with her was all very intense harmony parts. I could never read music and I was always pretending I could read sheet music, but with her I just had to really learn how to sight-sing. I used to stand backstage and watch her night after night ,and she would do the same thing, but it would be like she was doing it for her first time. And she would make me cry, and make me laugh. Read More

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Former Harlette Carol Hatchett and The Bareroot Release A New EP, Music Will Lift You

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Chicago natives Carol Hatchett and Daniel Pearson collaborate to artfully deliver the soulful, deep house music of The BareRoot.

The BareRoot makes it’s summer ascension with the release of their brand new EP “Music Will Lift You”. A collection of grooves that celebrate self expression through music. Emotional anthems created to soothe, move and lift you!”

Album Notes
The inspiration behind this EP was to tap into the emotional journeys we all go through at different times during our lives. “Music Will Lift You” is a five-song EP collection that celebrates self-expression through music – anthems of love, joy and pain with all songs created to soothe, move and lift you. The track listing includes Fool For Your Love, Music Will Lift You, Trapped and Cornered, Maxi and Heartbreaker. Read More

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”

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Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”
August 15, 2017

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On Monday, Melissa Manchester gave fans a taste of her forthcoming album, The Fellas, sharing the album opener and first single, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head,” via her social media channels. Her rambunctious, horn-filled version of the song swings exuberantly from the rafters.

“I wanted to invite the audience in, right away, to what the album and song was going to feel like,” says Melissa Manchester. The classic song was first recorded in 1960 by Dean Martin, who also performed it in the film Oceans 11 the same year. Read More

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Former Harlette Katey Sagal Has A New Book, Grace Notes, Coming Out (Pre-Order)

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Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal—perfect for fans of Mary Louise Parker’s Dear Mr. You and Patti Smith’s M Train.

Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you’ve read before.

Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Read More

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Friday, November 4, 2016

BetteBack June 12, 1997: Bette Midler heading to TV in ‘The Harlettes’

Cedar Rapids Gazette
June 12, 1997

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HOLLYWOOD — Bette Midler is turning her talent to weekly TV.

She and her All Girl Productions partner Bonnie Bruckheimer are executive-producing a sitcom titled “The Harlettes” — which, of course, is the name of Bette’s backup group. It will deal not only with the personal lives of the trio, but with their professional responsibilities and pressures working with a temperamental superstar. Guess who? You don’t have to guess. Read More

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Former Harlette Melissa Manchester Returns To Feintein’s/54 Below November 5-7, 2015

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November 5-7, 2015

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After a triumphant debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below last March, Melissa Manchester returns with a brand new show! Her last engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below inspired The New York Times to write, “Frisky and ebullient… Manchester effused the high spirits of someone who had shed a heavy weight and was still dizzy with her freedom and sense of possibility… her rugged, chesty voice is as formidable as ever!”

In “I Happen To Like New York,” Melissa will pay tribute to one of her New York musical torch bearers, Laura Nyro. And Melissa will be recounting the New York locations from her own early career that inspired the writing (and performing) of her classic songs over the years. She will also debut material from the newest theatrical production she is co-writing with Sharon Vaughn and Rupert Holmes, Sweet Potato Queens: THE MUSICAL. The full production of the show will have its world premiere at Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) in Houston in March. Read More

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Friday, May 22, 2015

American Cinematheque Awards 1987

Bette Midler is honored with the American Cinematheque Award in 1987. Barry Manilow opens the tribute, telling stories of his time working with Bette in the Bath Houses and being her musical director. Barry then brings Melissa Manchester (one of the original Harlettes) up to the stage and they sing a duet (Friends). They then introduce all of the Harlettes one at a time… each wearing a different costume from a show or tour.

Enjoy this fun, rare footage. Also, you can ‘Like’ us on Face book at “Life_As_A_Harlette”. Read More

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Monday, May 18, 2015

EDM artist Carol Hatchett part of Bette Midler’s ‘Divine Intervention’

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EDM artist Carol Hatchett part of Bette Midler’s ‘Divine Intervention’
Posted on May 18, 2015 | BY HECTOR SALDAÑA

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SAN ANTONIO – Three hours to the east, Bette Midler’s “Divine Intervention” tour rolls into Houston’s Toyota Center for a concert tonight. Anyone who’s seen the Divine Miss M knows that Midler doesn’t pull off those fabulous,highly entertaining multi-costume shows all by herself.

Especially noteworthy is one of her backup singers and dancers — Carol Hatchett. Read More

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