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Saturday, September 9, 2017

6 recording artists for fall

Bay Area Reporter
6 recording artists for fall
by Roberto Friedman
Published 09/07/2017

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1. The celebrated Bay Area string ensemble Kronos Quartet has made some kick-ass collaborations with other musical artists over the years, but their new album “Ladilikan,” a creation with the Malian group Trio Da Kali, is certainly one of their best.

Da Kali is a trio that brings contemporary edge to traditional Malian music, blending a balafon (xylophone), a bass ngoni (flute) and a vocalist. The Kronos, consisting of violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt and cellist Sunny Yang , are no strangers to world music. Da Kali singer Hawa Diabate is the daughter of Mali’s great traditional singer Kasse Mady Diabate . Kronos leader Harrington compares her voice to that of the late American gospel legend Mahalia Jackson . Composer Jacob Garchik , son of SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, arranged Trio Da Kali’s repertoire for string quartet. Read More

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The New York Times
Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!
By MICHAEL PAULSONSEPT. 5, 2017

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Hello, Bernadette!

Bernadette Peters, the much-loved and much-honored star of Broadway musical theater, will succeed Bette Midler in the title role of “Hello, Dolly!,” the show’s lead producer, Scott Rudin, said Tuesday.

Victor Garber will join Ms. Peters, playing the man she fancies, Horace Vandergelder. That role is currently played by David Hyde Pierce.

Both performers will join the production on Jan. 20. Ms. Midler and Mr. Hyde Pierce will play their final performances Jan. 14, after which the show will be dark for a few days. Read More

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BetteBack January 30, 2000: Susann’s success a great filmgoing treat

The Boston Herald
January 30, 2000 | Schaefer, Stephen

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It’s easy to be dismissive of the writing of Jacqueline Susann. Easy and, well, probably called for.

But the “Valley of the Dolls” author’s impact on the entertainment industry is not so easily dismissed. In some ways, she changed the way entertainment product – from books to films – is sold to the public.

Isn’t She Great,” a new film featuring Bette Midler as Susann, initially presents her as glamorous but unfulfilled. As the film begins, she is a woman undaunted by her life of continual failure – as a playwright, actress, quiz-show panelist and product demonstrator. She remains determined, despite the odds, to become famous. Read More

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Performances Save ‘Great’

The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH)
January 28, 2000

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Early on in ”Isn’t She Great,” the perpetually struggling Jacqueline Susann – apparently the most incurable showbiz wannabe since Lucy Ricardo – gets a pep talk from her best girlfriend.

Keep at it, the woman advises. Send out those headshots, go out for those auditions, and one day you’re bound to make it. After all, she points out, ”Talent isn’t everything.”

She’s right about that. Just look at ”Isn’t She Great.” Read More

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Friday, June 23, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Great? Not by a Long Shot

The Washington Post
January 28, 2000 | Desson Howe

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I SLOGGED my way through a blizzard to watch this?

Isn’t She Great,” a woefully ungreat biopic about trash-writing queen Jacqueline Susann, is definitely not worth braving any weather for.

Although Bette Midler, who plays “Valley of the Dolls” author Jackie-S, proves to be an amusing live wire at times, and although screenwriter Paul Rudnick (who co-wrote “AddamsFamily Values”) has a wicked talent for drag-queen-culture one-liners, this movie slumps endlessly through the Valley of the Dulls. Read More

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: DIVINE MISS M MERELY OK IN SHALLOW `ISN’T SHE GREAT’

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
January 28, 2000

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Truman Capote once famously said that Jacqueline Susann‘s best-selling trashy novel, “Valley of the Dolls,” was not writing, so much as it was typing. Deep down, Susann probably didn’t mind, since the mention by Capote confirmed her celebrity. And fame was Susann’s be-all, end-all, a heady rush better than any of the salacious sex that filled her three carnal-corn potboilers.

Undoubtedly, Susann would have been pleased that someone saw fit to make a movie of her life, even if it as shallow as “Isn’t She Great.” The intermittently funny film is a camp lover’s dream, full of fantastic Pucci outfits and the perverse spectacle of a paisley-clad John Cleese saying the grooviest things as Susann’s publisher. Read More

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: “Isn’t She Great,” played in steamroller-diva style by Bette Midler

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
January 28, 2000 | Covert, Colin

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Didn’t she grate? What the midi skirt was to fashion, what the Village People were to music, what Rod McKuen was to verse, Jacqueline Susann‘s trashy potboilers were to the American novel: inexplicable relics of the 1970s whose main entertainment value today is provoking a chuckle at garage sales.

Susann chronicled the lives of pill-popping, bed-hopping, scenery-gnawing actresses and models in such classics as “Valley of the Dolls,” “The Love Machine” and “Once is Not Enough.” Now she’s back as the heroine of a camp biopic, “Isn’t She Great,” played in steamroller-diva style by Bette Midler. Read More

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bette Midler On Trying Too Much To Carry The Bette TV Series:

Bette Midler On Trying Too Much To Carry The Bette TV Series: “It was like doing a little Broadway show every week. I had no idea it was going to be that hard The first four or five episodes I was sick to my stomach. It was absolutely horrifying. We need more and funnier characters. And I think that’s what we’re going to go for.” (Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, January 9, 2001)

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

‘Isn’t She Great’ January 28, 2000: More Fat, Less Filling

The Washington Post
January 28, 2000 | Rita Kempley

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Isn’t She Great” asks one question too many, the answer to which is “No she ain’t.”

The truth is, this ludicrously hagiographic tribute to Jacqueline Susann–failed actress turned pulp novelist and poodle owner–has very little to do with the best-selling writer. The movie may be inspired by a New Yorker article by Susann’s former editor, Michael Korda, but Paul Rudnick‘s screenplay was tailored to fit the star, brassy Bette Midler. Read More

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: THE ART OF THE SALE | MIDLER AS SUSANN

Sun Publications (IL)
January 28, 2000

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At a time when we’ve got celebrities coming out of our ears — whether they’re showing up at omnipresent awards ceremonies or on E’s latest “True Hollywood Story” — do we need a movie that glorifies the pursuit of fame for fame’s sake? You wouldn’t think so, but that movie has arrived.

Isn’t She Great,” based on the life of “Valley of the Dolls” author Jacqueline Susann, blows a big kiss to a woman who helped turn stardom into the new American dream.

Unlike Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” Gus Van Sant‘s “To Die For” or a sunnier picture such as “The Truman Show,” “Isn’t She Great” has no room for satire. Indeed, when one character tells Susann that “talent isn’t everything,” there’s not a trace of irony in her voice. Read More

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