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Friday, April 21, 2017

Bette Midler’s 7 Best Musical Moments

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Bette Midler’s 7 Best Musical Moments
By Alicia Kort | April 20, 2017 | 2:30pm
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Rejoice! Bette Midler is back onstage in New York, opening this week in the title role of the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!

Depending on your personal tastes, you may know Midler best from her 14 studio albums, her countless tours, or her colorful movie roles, from 1979’s The Rose (for which she won the first of her three Golden Globes) to this year’s Freak Show. Midler first garnered recognition worldwide for her 1972 album The Divine Miss M, which won her a Grammy for Best New Artist, and she has had more soundtrack credits than acting roles over the years. But her star trajectory can be traced back to an early string of off-off-Broadway productions after she moved to New York from her native Hawaii in 1965. Just a year after performing in roles that were many miles from the Great White Way (figuratively, anyway), Midler landed the role of a lifetime as Tzeitel in the 1967 Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, and the rest is history. Read More

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

“The Divine Miss M: Deluxe,” Bette Midler Review

Knoxville News Sentinel
Bette Midler reissue
Wayne Bledsoe , USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee 1:01 p.m. ET
Jan. 27, 2017

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The Divine Miss M: Deluxe,” Bette Midler (Rhino/Atlantic)

I know I’m not the only straight man in American who loves Bette Midler, but sometimes it seems like it. Midler’s musical ups and downs have been many in the past 40-plus years, but there has never been another singer quite like her.

When Midler’s debut album, “The Divine Miss M,” arrived in 1972, it was a welcome blast of nostalgia and musical bravado. Midler, whose most dedicated audiences at the time were the attendees of The Continental Baths, a gay bath house in New York City, was an irrepressible entertainer with a powerhouse voice and sense of history. She drew from swing, 1950s and ‘60s R&B and pop, she gave a breathy and emotional take of Leon Russell’s “Superstar,” which has since become a standard, and she even threw in a cover of John Prine’s folk tearjerker “Hello In There.” Read More

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

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Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40
7/28/2016 by Trevor Anderson

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As Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her firstBillboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of topping the chart after her 40th birthday. Just how unusual is the achievement?  Sia is…

— The first act to claim their first No. 1 after age 40 since Wanz, at 50, leapt to No. 1 as a featured act on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” which ruled for six weeks in 2013. Read More

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Some People’s Lives Album?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler‘s Some People’s Lives Album?


One More Round

Some People’s Lives

Miss Otis Regrets

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Night And Day

The Girl Is On To You

From A Distance

Moonlight Dancing

He Was Too Good For Me/Since You Stayed Here

All Of A Sudden

The Gift Of Love

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

BetteBack December 27, 1993: Bette Midler Donates Opera Singer Marion Anderson’s Gowns To Museum

Daily Globe
December 27, 1993

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NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway and screen star Bette Midler has given the Museum of the City of New York 11 gowns and one coat that once belonged to Marian Anderson.

The museum says the gowns were bought for the museum by Midler, “a patron whose historical and theatrical conscience provided the incentive for the purchase at auction.”

Anderson, renowned African American singer, wore the garments at concerts from the 1930s through the early 1950s. The museum says of them: “Spanning three decades and evidencing a preference for gilt lame, their sumptuous simplicity echoes the timeless perfection and richness of Miss Anderson’s contralto (regarded by many as the voice of the century).” Read More

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ana Gasteyer: New CD And Concerts Inspired By Bette Midler

Mister D: I bought this and it is great!

A gal with moxie: Gasteyer swings the Kate
Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
By Bryan Ethier

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OLD SAYBROOK >> Is Ana Gasteyer hip?

“I have no idea,” she says, with a sheepish chuckle. “If you ask my children, if you asked my 13-year-old, they’d definitely say no.”

Gasteyer may be more accustomed to hearing adjectives such as “hilarious” and “brilliant” to describe her work as a comic impressionist and television and stage actress. Thanks to a blossoming career as a jazz singer and the popularity of her latest CD (aptly named “I’m Hip”), Gasteyer may wish to reconsider how she views herself. Read More

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Bette Midler releasing new greatest hits album, “A Gift Of Love”

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Bette Midler releasing new greatest hits album, “A Gift Of Love”
6th Nov 15 | Entertainment News

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Bette Midler is set to release a new greatest hits album, ‘A Gift of Love,’ next month, featuring 18 romantic tracks from her studio albums and soundtrack recordings.

The legendary performer, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide since launching her career in 1972, has confirmed she’s put together a collection of 18 of her favourite ballads from her studio albums and soundtrack recordings that will go on sale on December 4, 2015. Read More

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Bette Midler Releases A Collection Of Her Favorite Love Songs – A Gift Of Love

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Bette Midler s A GIFT OF LOVE includes 18 of her best love songs. This new collection spotlights a number of incredibly poignant tracks, like her cover of Marshall Crenshaw s My Favorite Waste Of Time from No Frills (1983); Every Road Leads Back To You from the soundtrack to her film For the Boys (1991); Shining Star from Bette (2000); plus five tracks from her platinum release Bette of Roses (1995), including It s Too Late and As Dreams Go By.

A GIFT OF LOVE would not be complete without three of Midler s biggest hits: The Rose from the 1979 film of the same name in which Midler starred; the #1 Grammy-winning smash Wind Beneath My Wings from another Midler film, Beaches; and From A Distance, from her double-platinum album Some People s Lives (1990). Read More

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BetteBack November 25, 1991: Midler says her ‘Pink Cadillac’ got stop sign from Springsteen

Mister D: But alas, time heals all wounds and yes, now they have spoken and all is forgiven. Rock and Roll heals, you know?

Santa Ana Orange County Register
November 25, 1991

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Don’t invite Bette Midler and Bruce Springsteen to the same party.

Back in the ’70s, Midler was looking for a record producer who had access to songs. She went to Chuck Plotkin, who was then producing Springsteen. Plotkin told her she’d have no trouble getting rights to one of Springsteen’s songs. “So I went into business, he (Plotkin) became my producer, and I cut that record — it was ‘Pink Cadillac’ — and then Bruce wouldn’t let me have it,” Midler told Movieline
magazine. Read More

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Mainstream music embraces LGBT perspective

USA Today
Mainstream music embraces LGBT perspective
Sara Moniuszko, USA TODAY 6:58 p.m. EDT August 30, 2015

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From Bette Midler and Madonna all the way through Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, performers courting gay audiences and incorporating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes into their songs is a pop music tradition.

But increasingly, it’s more than just big-voiced divas tapping into the LGBT community: Just as Gaga’s 2011 hit was dubbed a LGBT anthem for its messages of self-love, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Same Love made waves in 2012 with strong statements against homophobia and for acceptance. Read More

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