More of Bette In The Woods: The Walden Woods Project

She was only kidding, of course, when she called her pal Don Henley “pushy.” Bette Midler was in town already to perform at the FleetCenter, so naturally the Divine Miss M did a few tunes at Tuesday’s benefit at the Park Plaza for Henley’s Walden Woods Project. (Midler looked marvelous, and sung some of her greatest hits: “The Rose,” “From a Distance,” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.”) Aside from Henley, VIPs in the audience included actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.; Paul Tsongas’s widow, Niki; Senator John Kerry’s daughter, Vanessa; and, toward the end of the evening, Sting, who stopped by after his show at the Orpheum. The evening raised an estimated $250,000.

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