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Monthly Archives: January 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
On The Record
by Ed Huyck
Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook
The Divine One continues her lucrative exploration of the great female artists of the past century on this trim collection of hot jazz and pop standards. Following in the footsteps of her Rosemary Clooney collection, Midler dives headfirst into these 10 tunes, opening with perennial favorite â€œFever,â€ and then working her way through nine more classic ditties.
Midler walks a fine line throughout the collection, as she pays homage to one of the great singers of the 20th Century, while also working to make the songs her own.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
The Daily Pilot
Bawdy ‘Best Bette’
(Published: January 26, 2006)
The ribald music and comedy of Bette Midler will be on display in Laguna Beach next weekend — even if the Divine Miss M herself, a onetime Laguna resident, won’t be.
Laguna’s No Square Theater is kicking off its 2006 season next weekend with a tribute to Midler entitled “Best Bette: The Bette Midler Songbook,” at the Artists Theater of Laguna Beach High School.
“I don’t know another singer who has put her stamp on such a wide range of material,” says No Square board member Chris Quilter.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Star-Bulletin staff and wire services
Margaret South, co-founder of All Girl Productions, presents a six-week workshop, “Screenwriting: The Art of Story,” beginning Tuesday, through the University of Hawaii’s Outreach College.
Photo: Bonnie, Bette, and Margaret South
South produced the films “Beaches,” “For the Boys” and “Man of the House” and co-wrote, with actress Bette Midler, “A View from a Broad.” She has developed scripts for Disney, Fox and Tri-Star Studios.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Show: Live with Regis and Kelly
Network: (SYN) Syndicated
Date: Thursday – February 2, 2006
Time: 9/8c AM
About: Live with Regis and Kelly: 2006/02/02
Bette Midler is here to perform a classic from her new album, “Bette Midler sings the Peggy Lee Songbook.” And the Fab Five return from the hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.”
Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings!
Love, Mister D
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Mister D: I’m still on break, but this is news enough to post. Thanks to Caroline for sending this to my attention.
Show: Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Network: (NBC) NBC Television Network
Date: Friday – February 3, 2006
Time: 12:35/11:35c AM
About: Late Night with Conan O’Brien: 2006/02/02
Musical guest Bette Midler.
Love, Mister D
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
First, I want to thank everybody who sent me Christmas Cards and E-Cards….what a surprise!!! I hope to write you all back. You didn’t have to do that, but it was very surprising and cool.
Anyway, I have to take leave, go away, bow out…whatever… for an extended amount of time and am not quite sure when I will return. I know I’ll be back, but I just don’t know when. So I hope everyone starts the New Year off right by being safe, keeping your health in tip top shape, and above all…keeping yourself happy.
Danny from The Uptown Men’s Party in New York writes in that the Junior Vasquez remix of “Fever” is rated #10 on the DJ Top 10 chart in Next Magazine (A gay magazine in NYC).
However, so far, he has not been able to find a copy. If anyone happens to run across a copy or a commercial copy, please drop a line.
Love, Mister D
From Sara, The Divine Dutchie: Here’s a short wrap up of Bette’s position in the end of year charts. In Holland she does better than in Belgium, but it has always been that way.
Radio Donna Top 2005 (Belgian Radio Channel)883 – The Rose (2004 – 1174) 1143 – Beast of Burden (2004 – 629)
Radio 2 Top 2000 (Dutch Radio Channel)
You guys helped Bette, check it out:32 – The Rose (2004 – 34) 571 – Beast of Burden (2004 – 547) 626 – Wind beneath my wings (2004 – NO ENTRY!) 721 – From a distance (2004 – 756)
There is one other main Dutch hitlist, Radio Veronica’s Top 1000 best songs ever. I remember reading in the paper that Beast of Burden was on number 300, but they took the list offline, so I have no way of checking it.