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Monthly Archives: August 2004
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Expect some changes in the KMB II schedule. Looks like some changes are going to be made with some cities added and some cities dropped.
Don’t write asking what they are becuase I was not given privy to that information, but keep your eyes on Bette’s official site and here for more details….
You can be sure I will alert you as soon as possible to any changes that are made. For those venues that are already on sale, there should be no need to worry…
Unfortunately, this is the nature of the concert business. Just stick in there and try to be patient…
Monday, August 30, 2004
For those interested, here’s the group of peaceful activists that Bette marched with on Sunday. Check out their organization and read what they stand for:
Love, Mister D
Join NYRP at Los Amigos Community Garden in East Harlem on Sunday, September 5, to celebrate the area’s rich Puerto Rican culture. Featuring crafts, music, and refreshments, including:
Plenaluna performing plena music, a popular style of Puerto Rican folk music that chronicles the daily lives of people in the community.
Felipe Rangel teaching children how to make vejigante masks based on a character from the festive Puerto Rican Carnival tradition.
Francisco Torres demonstrating wood and gourd carving techniques as he carves santos, small devotional figures made for household worship since the 16th century.
Scroll down on this page until you see Bette’s pic in the right hand margin…click on her and the interview will play:
Love, Mister D
As I was driving home today I heard a familiar voice on my favorite talk radio show, The Randi Rhodes Show…it was Ms. Midler!!!! … my 2 favorite ladies in the world (besides my mother!!!)
Bette was on to promote the “Light Up The Sky”campaign…a form of protest against the Bush administration that doesn’t require a permit….the metaphor being that ” light transforms darkness.”
Bette talked briefly about marching with the Pink Lady’s yesterday (along with dragons!). She didn’t want to get too deep into the arena of harsh politics, but she let it be known that she thought the last 4 years had been some of the worst our nation has ever seen and that it’s time for a change….
Sara the Divine Dutchie Queen sent this SW’s link from the Netherlands which may be of interest to some of you…it was to me:
Randy: I’m dreadfully sorry I didn’t write you back AND I lost your email. I remember a few things you asked and I’ll try to write soon…
Jaque and Linda: Write and let me know what concert you are going to if you fly over….
Cris: Your email is sitting in my box…I’ve been bogged down…taking a class…yay…and may have gotten some freelance work for a publication…I’ll write soon.
Today in Entertainment History
Aug 30, 2004
On Aug. 30, 1969, the three-day Texas International Pop Festival opened at the Dallas International Motor Speedway. Performers included Chicago Transit Authority, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and Santana.
_ In 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono (news) staged their “One To One” concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden to benefit mentally handicapped children. They were joined by Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack to sing “Give Peace A Chance” during the finale.
Sunday, August 29, 2004
New York Daily News
By BREANNE HELDMAN
Season’s fab 4 concerts
We’ve picked fall’s hottest tickets;
make sure you buy yours now
Sketch: Tom Miro
Usher, Oct. 13-14, Madison Square Garden, $49.50-$89.50.
The R&B muscleman has already owned the better part of 2004, and he appears ready to “twork it” well into next year. His Michael Jackson dance moves, shirtless antics, pyrotechnics and steady flow of chart-topping singles should have fans screaming “Yeah!” all the way home.
Green Bay Cronicle
August 29th, 2004
It was announced this week that Hollywood is planning a remake of “Oh, God!” with Ellen De Generes in the title role (we have to say this) made famous by George Burns. Bad, bad casting. The only woman in Hollywood who could possibly play God is Bette Midler.
Friday, August 27, 2004
The TV series Bette! is being shown on HDTV over the next month. That’s High Definition TV for those that have it…