Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bette Number One On Billboard Boxscore Charts

1. Bette Midler
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 3-4, 7-8, 10-11, 13-15, 2009
$3,813,094 (gross)

She played 9 shows and had 2 sellouts.

Rounding out the Top 10:

2. Nickelback, Sick Puppies
3. AC/DC, Mustang
4. Jonas Brothers
5. Depeche Mode
6. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood
7. Leonard Cohen
8. Nickelback, Sick Puppies
9. Ricardo Arjona
10. Tina Turner

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PollStars Midyear Report On Concert Grosses

Variety
The Set List
November 19, 2009

Pollstar has released its midyear report on concert grosses with two New Jersey acts, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band, leading the way.
Bon Jovi has pulled in $56.3 million on its well-received North American tour and the second leg of Springsteen’s “Magic” tour has grossed $40.8 million.
Van Halen, Kenny Chesney, Michael Buble, Kanye West and the double bill of Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige all land between $36.8 million and $30.7 million.
Now that the big guns are out of the way, let’s examine the rest of the tote board. Read More

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Shayna Steele’s New CD Available Now On CD Baby

From CD Baby
Also available on iTunes and Amazon.com downloads

Boasting an industry resume as long as your arm, singer/songwriter Shayna Steele has acquired many labels over the course of her 12 year career, from “Broadway crooner” to “disco screamer”, “Chaka Khaner” to “r&b belter”, and “jazz chanteuse” to “electro diva.” But, while each denotes a unique facet, no one term is able to capture the whole. With her latest album, Steele delivers her most confident and cohesively eclectic set to date, answering the question “Who is Shayna Steele?” with a definitive (and defiant) I’ll Be Anything. Read More

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Film Capsule: The First Wives Club

The First Wives Club is a 1996 movie directed by Hugh Wilson based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith. It stars Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton as three divorced women who seek revenge on their husbands who left them for younger women.

The movie helped R&B singer Puff Johnson score a world-wide hit with the movie’s theme song “Over & Over”.

Composer/arranger Marc Shaiman was nominated for an Oscar for his score.

Plot

Elise Elliott (Goldie Hawn), Brenda Cushman (Bette Midler), Annie Paradis (Diane Keaton), and Cynthia Griffin (Stockard Channing) were best friends at Middlebury College during the 1960s, but marriage and children force them to drift apart. Decades later, Cynthia commits suicide because her husband has divorced her, having left her for a younger woman. The three remaining women reunite at her funeral. Subsequently, we learn that their husbands are divorcing them too, and, like Cynthia’s ex-husband, are taking up with younger women. Read More

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