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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Artists React To Doug Jones Victory In Alabama

News Radio
Artists React To Doug Jones Victory In Alabama
December 13, 2017 at 9:24 am
By Robyn Collins

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When Democrat Doug Jones was declared the winner of the Alabama special election at around 10:30 EST last night (Dec. 12), many musicians took to social media to express their joy and support.

“Congratulations Alabama,” wrote P!nk. “One small step in the right direction for all of us. ???? our voices are being heard.”

“I love you Alabama! ??????,” tweeted Cyndi Lauper.

Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui, T.I., 2 Chainz, Bette Midler and producer Jack Antonoff also chimed in. Read More

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bette Midler revisits ‘old friends’ — her star-making songs

The Seattle Times
Bette Midler revisits ‘old friends’ — her star-making songs
Originally published October 17, 2016 at 7:25 am
By MARK KENNEDY
The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is going back to the beginning of her career — the divine beginning.

The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner is re-releasing a deluxe version of “The Divine Miss M,” her 1972 debut album that included the hits “Do You Want To Dance,” ”Chapel Of Love,” ”Friends” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Read More

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Give up on ‘Gypsy’, Barbra Streisand

New York Post
Give up on ‘Gypsy’, Barbra Streisand
By Johnny Oleksinski
April 12, 2016 | 4:31pm

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Ready or not, here comes Barbra.

A new film version of the classic 1959 musical “Gypsy,” starring Barbra Streisand, might finally happen.

Variety reports that STX Entertainment is in “advanced negotiations” to make the movie starring Streisand as the larger-than-life mother of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

Put that one on the WTF pile next to “Indiana Jones 5.” Read More

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

BetteBack February 26, 1995: A Look At Grammy’s Best New Artist’s Past

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February 26, 1995

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Whatever happened to …

In the Grammy world, there are big categories (Record of the Year), strange categories (Best Polka Album) and extinct categories (Best Disco Recording).

And then there are the fun ones like Best New Artist, home to some of the more interesting names over the Grammys’ ears. From the legendary (The Beatles ’64, Bette Midler ’73) to the luckless (Bobbie Gentry ’67, Rickie Lee Jones ’79) to the “why?!” (Starland Vocal Band ’76,
Debby Boone ’77), best new artists have come in all shapes and styles. Read More

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

BetteBack February 23, 1995: USA for Africa raised $61.8 million with a simple song

Kokomo Tribune
February 23, 1995

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JAN. 28,1985, was a big night for Lionel Richie. He hosted the American Music Awards and picked up six trophies for himself.

But the rewards were just beginning.

A few hours later, instead of doing the party circuit, Richie was working with more than 40 other musicians in recording the single that would be heard ’round the world. When they were done, “We Are the World” eventually would raise $61.8 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.

The inspiration for the song had come from England, where Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof had assembled a group of British musicians under the name of Band Aid. Read More

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Music of David Bowie – Carnegie Hall Line-Up (Probably Same As Radio City Music Hall)

The Music of David Bowie

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage   Seating Chart (PDF) 12534231_1641100152809641_620323144_n Michael Dorf and City Winery present their 12th annual tribute at Carnegie Hall, March 31, 2016, featuring 20 artists, each performing songs by =&0=&. The concert is a benefit for a variety of music education programs serving underprivileged youth.

Performers

Bette Midler
Ann Wilson
The Mountain Goats
Robyn Hitchcock
Michael Stipe
Perry Farrell
Jakob Dylan
Cyndi Lauper
The Roots
Bettye LaVette
Cat Power

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bette Talks Show Biz, It’s The Girls, Sleeping In Separate Rooms, Keeping Grounded, And Touring

The Hemi Q&A: Bette Midler
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The legendary star of stage and screen lives in a tony Manhattan penthouse filled with more than four decades’ worth of memorabilia from her career, but with a new album coming out and an active commitment to social causes, the Divine Miss M is a long way from Sunset Boulevard

Author Catie Lazarus Illustration Raphaël Vincenz

qandaWhen Bette Midler was starting out, she’d do anything. In 1970, while working as a performing waitress at the Improv comedy club in New York City, she got offered another gig at the Continental Baths, then a mecca for New York’s burgeoning underground gay culture. Midler had no idea she’d be singing in the sauna, never mind that the audience would barely be wearing towels. Still, the job paid $25 a night, so she said yes. Right before the emcee was to introduce her to the audience, he forgot her name. From offstage, Midler told him to just call her “divine.” So the emcee announced, “Here’s the Divine Miss M.” One Tony, three Grammys, three Emmys, four Golden Globes and an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame later, Midler has lived up to her chosen name. But what separates Midler from most entertainers is that after more than four decades in show business, she remains as driven, droll and, yes, divine as ever.

Midler phoned Hemispheres for this interview from her three-story penthouse overlooking Central Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She was in the midst of planning her upcoming annual masquerade Hulaween Benefit for New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit Midler founded 19 years ago to create green spaces in the city. She also released her 14th solo album, her first in eight years, last month. Called It’s the Girls, the record serves as a valentine to famous girl groups from the 1960s through the 1990s, including the Ronettes, the Exciters, the Supremes and TLC. We talked to Midler about the new album and her upcoming tour, but first we asked about her uncanny ability to move people to tears. Read More

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

BetteBack February 6, 1990: Midler Wrings Everything She Can From The ‘Stella’ Material

Doylestown Intelligencer
February 6, 1990

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Bawdy Bette becomes Bawling Bette in “Stella,” a no holds barred mother/daughter tearjerker that will have Midler fans and die hard romantics reaching for the tissues and casual viewers — particularly males — looking for the nearest exit.

“Stella,” a remake of the 1937 Samuel Goldwyn production with Barbara Stanwyck is a love it or leave it picture that clobbers the audience with contrived situations aimed at the heartstrings and tear ducts, not necessarily in that order Those willing to surrender to its charms and forgive its excesses should be suitably drained by the end credits In the story, feisty barmaid Stella Claire (Midler) begins an ill fated affair with a voung doctor, Stephen Dallas (Stephen Collins), in 1969 and suddenly finds herself pregnant Refusing the handsome doctor’s help because she knows their marriage would be doomed, the spunky Stella, who decides against an abortion, single handedly raises their offspring, Jenny (Trim Alvarado). Read More

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bette Midler talks girl groups and her 20th concert tour

Tampa Bay Times
Bette Midler talks girl groups and her 20th concert tour
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 5:06pm

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Three weeks before her 20th concert tour, Bette Midler isn’t feeling entirely divine. • “You don’t even want to know,” Midler sighed by telephone from California. “The story is much too sad to be told … I’m wearing hats to cheer myself up.” • Costumes still must be fitted, rehearsals endured. Midler, 69, interrupted herself, complaining how expensive going on the road is these days: • “Wait a minute,” she said, snapping to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy attention. “Are you kidding me? I’ve been on 20 tours? You know what? You’re probably right. Oh, my God.” • How does that make Midler feel? • “Like retiring,” she said, laughing like that’s the last thing on her mind. Read More

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bette Midler: I live by three commandments

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Bette Midler: I live by three commandments
April 23, 2015

Bette Midler Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Bette Midler insists she’s a “very simple person”.

The 69-year-old singer is set to hit the road once again with her upcoming Divine Intervention tour, which kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood.

And revealing she was inspired by Moses and the original Ten Commandments for the tour, Bette opened up about the commandments she lives her life by.

“The tour is called the Divine Intervention,” Bette told US TV show Extra. “Sort of like the ‘Divine’ has deigned to come down into the arena and tell you how to live. Sort of like Moses with his 10 commandments, I have my own personal commandments – there’s only three of them, I’m a very simple person.” Read More

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