From Amusement Business
BETTE & FRIENDS—Bette Midler poses with staff at the Everett (Wash.) Events Center during a stop there Dec. 7 on her Kiss My Brass! tour. She is flanked by Kim Bedler, left, and Neil Sulkes, both of venue manager Global Spectrum; Lee Smith and Alex Kochan, both of Bill Graham Presents; and Dean Dennis, also of Global Spectrum. According to venue officials, Midler’s concert that night grossed $788,942.50 — a record for the venue, which opened in October 2003.