Monthly Archives: September 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Events for Wednesday, October 1, 2008

6 p.m. Bette Midler and the New York Restoration Project celebrate the opening of the Target East Harlem Community Garden, at 415-417 East 117th St. Bette Midler opens another New York urban garden NEW YORK – Bette Midler will be partying in East Harlem. The star entertainer is expected to help open a community garden Wednesday on East 117th Street _ complete with music and dancing. The Target East Harlem Community Garden is part of a network of gardens throughout the inner city that Midler has championed for years as part of the New York Restoration Project she founded. The Project is also planting a million trees in the city over a decade. Several years ago, Midler opened a public park on the Harlem River that offers educational facilities and a community rowing facility. ___ New York Restoration Project:
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VH1 Talks “The Rose” (Thanks Jamie Lee)

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More Bette Bytes: It’s A Virus Catchin’ On I Say

  • I have another story by Ray Cooper that’s ready for your reading enjoyment. And we got purty pictures to go along with it.
    Bette’s opening line that night was “Now I know where they keep Diana Ross’s earrings when she’s not on the road.” The theatre had two very large chandeliers hanging from the ceiling that she was referring to. The crowd loved that joke and Bette made them feel like she really knew something about Detroit.
    For the whole article: Click Here For more of Ray’s stories: Click Here
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    For Londonites: Win A Copy Of The Best Bette!

    London Smooth Radio 102.2 All this week on Take Five with Mark Goodier his guest is the legendary singer, actress and comedian Bette Midler. She talks to Mark about her career spanning 40 years. Telling Smooth Radio about all the songs, all the movies, the green causes, being a mum and how it still upsets her that the Beatles split up. We have 5 signed copies of Bette Midler’s new album Best Bette to be won. To enter just answer the simple question below…Click Here
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    January Vegas Show 2009 (Thanks Michael)

    Tickets for Bette’s January shows go on sale Oct 5th. For more information, check Ticketmaster: Click Here Fri, 01/02/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sat, 01/03/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sun, 01/04/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Tue, 01/06/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Wed, 01/07/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Fri, 01/09/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sat, 01/10/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sun, 01/11/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Tue, 01/13/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Wed, 01/14/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Fri, 01/16/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sat, 01/17/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sun, 01/18/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Tue, 01/20/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Wed, 01/21/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Fri, 01/23/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sat, 01/24/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM Sun, 01/25/09 07:30 PM on sale: Sun, 10/05/08 10:00 AM
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    Review: The Best Bette

    Calgary Herald – AB, Canada Discs Picks September 30, 2008 Best of Bette Midler, Jackpot The Best of Bette – Big hair, big personality, big voice. That says just about everything you need to know about this compilation of the best of Bette Midler. While the critics may scoff as hordes of diehards snap up copies of Bette’s best, she’s an icon for a reason. When she controls herself, she can pack emotion into her voice like few others.
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    Monday, September 29, 2008

    The One Show (Thanks Hayley!)

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    New Music And Bootleg Betty Hits Facebook

    New music uploaded to the Bootleg Betty jukebox: Click Here New music in the Same Songs, Other Voices jukebox: Click Here The Bootleg Betty Fan Page hits Facebook, so all BetteHead Facebook members please get your asteroids over there and join! This is not the same as the network page. I know I’m just as confused, but like my partner in crime, Katrin, told me….JUST DO IT MISTER D…so I DID!!!!! I will have Ray’s new story up tomorrow. Just finishing up with photos and such…. BUT, struggling with relevant polls…ideas???? Darrell will no longer be sharing videos due to people downloading his videos and then putting them on You Tube. He warned us all about this and I guess some people could have cared less…HOWEVER he has updated some material including Other Tours And Appearances: A Star Spangled Night For Rights; Looking Through The Lens: Don Bandel; and The Atlantic Recording Sessions Love, Mister D
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    Take the ‘What Do I Want?’ challenge

    Boston College Heights Take the ‘What Do I Want?’ challenge Arts & Review editors invite you to a dose of self-help through film By: Joseph Neese “What do I want?” These four words are posted above my computer in the Heights office. It’s a challenge that I’ve designed for myself and one that we at The Heights hope that you’ll partake in, too. This journey started two weeks ago when I went to Loews Cinema at Boston Common on a cold Saturday night to see Diane English’s latest work, The Women. The film, which is a remake of the classic 1959 version, deals with the trials and tribulations of rich, powerful women who live in New York City. Naturally, these women are forces to be reckoned with. They can control almost every aspect of their lives, with the exception of their relationships. At the center of the plot is Meg Ryan’s character, Mary Haines, whose husband is having an affair with the “spritzer girl” at Saks Fith Avenue. Mary is a strong woman in every capacity of her life, but in this situation, she seeps into a clinical depression and ceases to really live her life. Eventually Mary goes to a self-help clinic for women. The program doesn’t help her, but someone that she meets there leaves an indelible mark on her. That someone is Bette Midler, who as Leah “The Countess” Miller, delivers a tour-de-force scene. She’s high on marijuana, but she gives a piece of advice to Mary that’s better than any that she’s ever gotten in her life. As Leah told Mary, the only way that she will ever be happy again is if she asks herself, “What do I want?” Mary allows herself to waste away because she’s not living for herself – she’s living for a man who is controlling every aspect of her life. Mary goes back to New York, and she takes a peg board and cuts out the crucial four words from different magazines and places them on it. It’s the start of a collage that helps her claim her life back. She’s a fashion designer, but she’s wasted her talent designing clothes for her father’s fashion company that she would herself never wear. So, she comes back to the board with fabric and pictures that help her find her inspiration. And eventually she does what she always wanted to do in life – start her own fashion line. I’ve had a Mary experience. No, I’ve never been married or suffered from clinical depression. But, I recently got out of a long-term relationship and moving on hasn’t been that simple for me. Thankfully, I had a Leah in the form of my mom, who experienced Mary’s same situation and was there to give me the same sort of advice. Getting my first Lacoste polo provided some temporary relief, but I know that the journey back to selfdom has just begun. So, I’m following Mary’s lead, having cut out the four words. And, I’m embarking on a semester-long journey to fill out my collage and discover what I want. I invite you to e-mail me and partake in this journey with me. I feel that here at Boston College we spend so much time being “men and women for others” – whether it’s significant others or friends – that we don’t really take the time to make ourselves happy. When I publish the results of my journey at the end of the semester, I’ll make a call for your own. The best will be published in the paper as well as be taken to dinner and a movie with the Arts editors. Go see The Women, because it’s amazing, and embark on this journey with me. Ask yourself, “What do I want?”
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    I’m Late, I’m Late, For A Very Important Date….

    Okay, I didn’t put up new music, polls(can’t think of any) nor Mr. Cooper’s new story, but I had an assload of company this weekend…I mean, someone even used my computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is just not done in MY household, but sometimes we have to share (shit on the person whoever came up with that concept!) 🙂 Anyway, I’m going to try and do all that today IN ONE SITTING. I alread have my bedpan and catheter entrenched ( it could happen). No I will be taking breaks, because I know in my heart of hearts, you would not show me the same dedication and perseverance…(did I spell that last word correctly? Who gives a fuck!) Okay…now I have a lot of work to do, so see ya later. In the meantime, I have a favor to ask. If you’re on FaceBook, please, I”m begging you to become my friend. I’m crying right now: Click Here and then join the Bootleg Betty network … I have no idea what it means or what I get or least importantly what you get…just join it: Click Here Now let me do what I do best…work for you!!! Love, Mister D
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