Monthly Archives: February 2005

Monday, February 28, 2005

Prairie Prince and Stan Peskett: Kiss My Brass Art Work (Thank You, Peter)

Mister D: I was sent this link by the curator of Mr. Peskett’s work that was used by Ms. M for her lastest extravaganza. There are some great close-up shots of his work:

A cool collection of Bette Midler art work as executed by Prairie Prince and Stan Peskett for her 2003 tour, the ’40s-style boardwalk scene can be seen in graphic detail.

“Cotten’s busy Las Vegas schedule did not allow him to join Prairie Prince in the actual painting of the sets in San Francisco, so Prince and longtime associate Stan Peskett did the brush and pail work. Among their work is a 60- by-30-foot stage curtain of a ’40s-style boardwalk scene, featuring about 30 figures, each 12 feet tall. Midler approved every step of the work. “ Read More

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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Midlerettes, Bettettes, TidBettes, Whatever!….

Look for the Aussie Tour to be the end at this time…at least that’s what I was told, but with that kind of wording, it seems as if more touring is a possibility. Maybe I should rephrase my questions? Oh well…I’m the Jeff Gannon of Bette journalists, cept I ain’t no hooker….who’d want me? 🙂

Spring Benefit: June 14th

Hulaween: Oct 31, 2005, Halloween night with Auntie Elton entertaining. Wonder if he’ll pull a Patti, too? Lately he’s been telling it like it is….uh huh…. Read More

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Reminder: Adelaide Tix On Sale Monday Feb 28th

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass Tour
Tuesday 26 April 2005

It’s been 26 years since the world-renowned entertainer Bette Midler toured Australia on her record breaking THE DIVINE MISS M TOUR, which sold out, un precedented 34 shows in 1979 – Australia could not get enough! Now in 2005, promotr Garry Van Egmond, Jack Utsick and Michael Chugg are thrilled to confirm Bette Midler will return to Australia in April to perform her lavishly staged, citically acclaimed hit show KISS MY BRASS! to Australian audiences. Read More

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Friday, February 25, 2005

Walt Disney Presents Wishes

Mister D: Not sure if Bette’s contribution will be new or something previously released.

LOS ANGELES (Walt Disney Records) – Walt Disney Records is set to release a powerhouse compilation CD that will include the brand new song, ‘Make A Wish’, by country star Kevin Sharp. Additional platinum-selling artist’s involved with the project are James Taylor, Elton John, Bette Midler and Barbara Streisand to name a few.

The album, titled Walt Disney Presents Wishes, arrives in stores May 3rd and all proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Kevin is currently in the studio with producer and industry veteran, Jerry Cupit, putting the finishing touches on his upcoming yet-to-be-titled album slated for release on Cupit Records early this summer. Read More

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Director RJ-A: From Bette to Boone

Debby Boone — of “You Light Up My Life” fame — was one of the many stars to catch Brian Stokes Mitchell’s recent cabaret debut at Feinstein’s at the Regency. Boone will take to the intimate stage of Feinstein’s herself this May in a new show directed by Richard Jay Alexander. From May 10-21, Boone will celebrate the release of her new CD, “Reflections of Rosemary,” which pays tribute to her late mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney.

Feinstein’s will also continue its “Broadway’s Brightest Stars” series with Orfeh (March 7) and Bare’s Natalie Joy Johnson and Adam Fleming (March 28). Visit for more information. Read More

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Welcome Back Darrell

Mister D: Darrell’s back and he’s got sumpin’ to say and he’s also put a fabu new song of the week. Check it out at: Bette On The Boards

February 23, 2005

Song Of The Week Updated

Email Troubles
I must apologize to anybody who emailed me while I was away and did not get a reply. I tried to reply to as many messages as I could, but the ones that I didn’t get a chance to reply to were deleted on me by the site I checked my mail on, since it only stores the messages for a limited amount of time I later found out. So if you wrote and did not hear back from me and still need help with something, please feel free to write again and I’ll do my best to get back to you. Sorry for the inconvenience. Read More

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Time Machine: Apr. 17, 1978

Mister D: It’s Oscar Week, so let’s take a look back at Ms. M and her road to the Academy Awards

“I have never met a dumber broad,” complains Bette Midler. Who could it be?

Why, the Divine Miss M happens to be describing the Divine Miss M.

The occasion: an interview with herself for the tenth-anniversary issue of After Dark magazine.

She also appears on the cover, kicking up her heels above a sea of balloons.

Soon she will be kicking off her first movie, which, she promises, is “nothing with flying saucers. Nothing with sharks.” The Rose is the story of a flamboyant, 1960s blues singer. “It’s not about Janis Joplin. It’s about a blues singer who wins—beats life at its own game,” insists Bette. Read More

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Bette To Play Adelaide And Drop One Sydney Date

SYDNEY'S loss is Adelaide's gain – entertainer Bette Midler has abandoned one New South Wales date in favour of coming to SA, The Advertiser can exclusively announce.

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Today In History: 02-23-05

On February 23rd, 1957, Porter Wagoner joined the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74.

In 1970, Canada’s music awards, known as the Junos, were presented for the first time. The Guess Who won for best group that year.

In 1978, at the 20th annual Grammy Awards, The Eagles won Record of the Year for “Hotel California.” “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac won the Album of the Year award.

In 1979, Dire Straits began its first tour of the U-S and Canada. Read More

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Random Stuff

Darrell from Bette On The Boards should be arriving home today….FINALLY!!! But give him time to catch his breath so he can do his thang!

I saw the Saturday Night Live special Sunday night. I really enjoyed watching it, but there’s a book that came out a few years ago that really told the story of what went on backstage….chaos, people!:-) I thought it was great they used the Bette clip where she sings “Martha” to close out the show…. “those were days of roses, poetry and prose…” Very nice. Has Bette become the “Queen of Singing Out The End Of Eras?” Seems so…some of her song choices are so timeless. Read More

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