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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Todrick Hall On People Who’ve Stood The Test Of Time

Out Smart Magazine
HOUSTON PRIDE HEADLINER TODRICK HALL: ‘BE YOURSELF AND BE TRUTHFUL’
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
By Gregg Shapiro

If you put out great work, people will listen to it. They will respond and purchase it. In this world, where everyone gets a trophy just for participating, you sometimes forget that real talent will shine through, and it will always win. People can come and go with their hits about big booties or popping bottles in the club. But the people who have truly stood the test of time are Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion and Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. People who have an undeniable, God-given gift and a different perspective to show. Now that I know that, and have proven that to myself accidentally, while the cameras were watching me, I’m so charged up and ignited and ready to enter the next chapter of my life. I know that if I work hard and put out something great, that it can be successful, whereas before I didn’t necessarily believe that was the truth. Read More

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

BetteBack February 13, 1975: Cher comes back – A TV Review

Appleton Post Crescent
February 13, 1975

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Once upon a time there lived a couple named Sonny and Cher.

Their names went together as well as salt and pepper, bacon and eggs or spareribs and sauerkraut.

Sonny and Cher were not your average couple. They did things most couples never do, such as recording hit songs and naming their daughter Chastity. Later, they had a hit television show.

More recently upon a time, Sonny ” and Cher decided “for better or worse” did not mean “till death us do part,” and they decided to divorce. Read More

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Bootleg Betty Exclusive – The missing lyrics: “I Put My Hand In” from Hello, Dolly! For now, Bette’s extra verse can only be heard on Broadway

A Bootleg Betty Exclusive 

The missing lyrics: “I Put My Hand In” from Hello, Dolly!  For now, Bette’s extra verse can only be heard on Broadway

BY TODD SUSSMAN

July 22, 2017

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By golly, Miss Dolly…say it isn’t so.  For the complete version of Bette Midler‘s vocal performance of her opening number, “I Put My Hand In,” you have to see Hello, Dolly! live at the Shubert Theatre.  The song quickly introduces Dolly Levi as the meddlesome matchmaker who gets the job done, and lucky ticket holders get to hear the entire song with all of composer Jerry Herman’s verses.  However, for owners of the cast CD, it’s another story.  That’s because the final verse of the song has been omitted for the recording.  On the CD, the song ends with this verse: Read More

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

BetteBack January 20, 2000: Music To Die For…

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
January 20, 2000 | Houston, Simon

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A TOP funeral firm are urging teenagers to pick the music they would like to have played at their funerals.

Bosses at the Co-op want to know what will be popular in years to come – after releasing their own survey of the top 10 funeral tunes in the UK last year.

Young people can click on to the firm’s website and select their favourite song at www.funeral-services.co.uk until the end of the month.

The Co-op’s Ben Jason said: “People are increasingly choosing songs which say more about their life. Read More

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

BetteBack Sept. 21, 1998: Bathhouse Betty Review

Time
Sept. 21, 1998

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It’s not fair that the Diva Divine makes albums only as vacations from movies and motherhood, for her genius is as a singer-entertainer. Midler‘s vocal voltage and pristine song salesmanship are on display here in tunes by Leonard Cohen, Chuckii Booker, Carole King, Ben Folds–lots of fine folk. Her voice can ache with hard-won wisdom (on the first single, My One True Friend) or smile with the sweet clarity of her Honolulu youth (Gus Kahn‘s 1925 Ukulele Lady). Songs like Laughing Matters, I’m Beautiful and I’m Hip give the album the sassy intimacy of a pep talk from an old friend. But Midler is not aging; those pipes are still brass-bold and silk-smooth. At 52, Bette’s still best. Read More

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Carole Bayer Sager Lands Deal With Simon & Schuster

Galley Cat
Carole Bayer Sager Lands Deal With Simon & Schuster
By Maryann Yin on Mar. 24, 2016 – 9:45 AM

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Carole Bayer Sager has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster. The renowned songwriter has written a memoir entitled They’re Playing Our Song.

The title of Sager’s book comes from the 1978 hit musical; she wrote the lyrics for the songs featured in this show. The publisher has scheduled the release date for October 2016.

Here’s more from the press release: “For five decades, Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for lyrics to ‘Nobody Does It Better,’ ‘A Groovy Kind of Love,’ ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud,’ and the theme from the movie Arthur, ‘The Best That You Can Do.’ In her memoir, she describes her many collaborations, including work with Peter Allen, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, and Frank Sinatra.” ( Read More

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jann Arden’s dog Midi (short for Midler) does not like her singing

The Star
Jann Arden’s dog Midi does not like her singing
By: Jane Welowszky Special to the Star, Published on Sat Dec 26 2015

Jann Arden and her beloved dog Midi, a Maltese and Yokrshire cross known as a Morkie.

Most adoring pet owners would do anything for their cherished companions, but could they speak for their furry or feathered or finned friends and tell us what they are thinking? To find out, we’re putting pet owners to the test with the personality questionnaire made famous by French novelist, Marcel Proust.

Meet Jann Arden and Midi.

For the past seven years, they’ve been inseparable. Weighing in at less than seven pounds, the tiny Morkie (a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire terrier) makes for the perfect travel-sized companion. And while Midi is accustomed to life in the spotlight, she counts having her picture taken as one of her least favourite things about fame. Read More

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