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Monthly Archives: January 2005
Monday, January 31, 2005
UC Riverside Graduate Directs Documentary on Shirley Chisholm
“CHISHOLM ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed” to air on the award-winning P.O.V. series Saturday, February 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS/KCET, during Black History Month
(January 31, 2005)
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The work of University of California, Riverside graduate Shola Lynch will be broadcast at 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, on PBS’ “P.O.V.” series. The television documentary recalls the groundbreaking Presidential bid of Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for president.
Mar. 1, 1976
It was a performance fit for the Queen of Kitsch. With a yellow Rolls-Royce as her carriage and the Harvard marching band for footmen, Singer Bette Midler trouped into Cambridge, Mass., last week to collect her Woman of the Year award from Hasty Pudding, the university’s 181-year-old theatrical club.
“I’ve showered, shaved and F.D.S.ed myself into a stupor,” announced Midler, who happily accepted a gold brassiere from club officials and a third-row seat for the annual Hasty Pudding drag musical.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Mister D: Bette actually was escorted to the Oscar’s by musician Chaz Sanford…I have a picture of their arrival further down….the picture with Peter Riegert was taken at the 1979 New York premiere of “The Rose” (November 6. 1979)
25 Years Ago: Yuks by Johnny, a Field day, and a future Focker– recalling 1980’s Oscar night.(Oscar Guide 2005)
Entertainment Weekly; 2/4/2005; Wulf, Steve
Byline: Steve Wulf
Photo: Bette and Peter Riegert
THE 52ND ACADEMY AWARDS WAS ONE FOR THE AGES. FOR INstance, 8-year-old Justin Henry (Kramer vs. Kramer) was up against 79-year-old Melvyn Douglas (Being There) and 59-year-old MickeyRooney(The Black Stallion), a former child star himself, in the Best Supporting Actor category. An 18-year-old, Mariel Hemingway, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Woody Allen’s lover in Manhattan. The former Gidget, Sally Field, was among the Best Actress nominees for her role in Norma Rae. The generation gap that had colored the ’70s seemed to be playing itself out in the last year of the decade, and at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion no less.
Carson Was Generous Host to Musicians
Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:58 PM ET
By Geoff Mayfield
Photo Scan: BaltoBoy Steve
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Comedy was absolutely king during the 30 years that Johnny Carson ruled late-night TV from his desk at “The Tonight Show,” but from his very first program in 1962, the landmark series also made time for music.
Tony Bennett was one of the guests the night Carson took the reins, and music would continue to have a place at the table through the next three decades.
Friday, January 28, 2005
January 28, 1985
The all-star band USA For Africa, inspired by the UK effort Band Aid and organized by singer Harry Belafonte with the help of businessman Ken Kragen, record the Ethiopian benefit song “We Are the World”, written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson. Artists included Belafonte, Jackson and Richie, Ray Charles, Lindsay Buckingham, Dan Ackroyd, James Ingram, Kim Carnes, Sheila E., Jackie, LaToya, Marlon, Randy and Tito Jackson, Darryl Hall, John Oates, Bob Dylan, Al Jarreau, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Loggins, Tina Turner, Huey Lewis and the News, Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Billy Joel, Waylon Jennings, Bette Midler, Steve Perry, Dionne Warwick, the Pointer Sisters, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Geldof. It was produced by Quincy Jones.
Andrea McArdle to Premiere New Show at Joe’s Pub
By Andrew Gans
January 28, 2005
Andrea McArdle, best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the title role of the original Broadway production of Annie, will premiere a new concert/cabaret act at Joe’s Pub in March.On March 13, McArdle will present So Far, a new act directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (Bette Midler’s “Kiss My Brass”). In addition to several of her signature tunes, McArdle will also perform material by Stephen Sondheim and other theatre composers. Show time is 9:30 PM.
Second Bette Midler Show for Melbourne
by Paul Cashmere
28 January 2005
Bette Midler will perform a second show in Melbourne on April 21.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Saturday January 29).
The 2 hour show, which has been described as a Broadway-esque concert event features multiple costume changes and is framed by a huge spectacular stage set, which re-creates Coney Island at the turn of the 19th century. Bette is backed up on stage by a 12-piece band plus the singing and dancing trio of Harlettes.
This comes from Bette’s “Official” Site. but the main date is wrong for Melbourne…should be the 18th. Can someone get it together at Sony….????
If you’re going to have an “official” site, then please give Ms. M the respect she deserves or else I’ll tell your parent company….who owns Sony anyway??? I can’t keep up with all these mergers!!! 🙂 And what about Perth???? Or western Australia???
Australian Dates are as follows:
Thursday, January 27, 2005
For The Bostonians: Schmoozing with Sophie (Thank You Lisa M.)
BEHIND THE SCENES
by DONNA NOVAK
Vaudeville’s exuberant star shines again
January 27, 2005
Schmoozing with Sophie
One-woman show on Sophie Tucker
Performed by Linda Myer
Sunday, 2 p.m.
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton St., Lowell
$10/members, $20/nonmembers; includes dessert and beverage
In the era of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, entertainer Sophie Tucker rose above her humble beginnings as the daughter of Jewish Russian immigrants in Boston’s North End to become an international showbiz star.
Bette Midler Sells Out In Sydney
Bette Midler from Kiss My Brass
by Paul Cashmere
27 January 2005
Photo: Ken Mazur
Tickets for Bette Midler’s Sydney show sold out quicker than you could say “no tits and a tight box”. The Divine Miss M has now announced a second for Sydney on Friday 15 April.
The demand for the Midler tickets is not surprising. Bette first (and last) toured Australia in 1979 and sold out 34 shows.
Tickets for the first Sydney show were snapped up before lunch-time. Melbourne has nearly also completely sold-out.