Monthly Archives: September 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

October Music In BLB Jukebox

There’s new music up in the BLB jukebox. It’s pretty stuffed, so I hope you enjoy. To Listen: Click Here

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photo: Dr. Longjohn

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Video: The Today Show – 3 Songs

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Photo: Hocus Pocus Montage

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Video: Slow Boat To China – Bette & Barry Manilow

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BetteBack: A Valentine To Rosemary Clooney

Rosie, Bette’s way; Midler true to ’50s Clooney classics.
Article from:The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Article date:October 10, 2003

Rosemary Clooney, who lost her life to lung cancer in 2002 at age 74, was proof positive that America is the land of the second chance.

After a meteoric rise to musical fame culminating in her appearance with Bing Crosby in 1954’s hit film “White Christmas,” the blond, fresh-faced girl singer from Kentucky made a string of hit recordings and married film star Jose Ferrer seemingly out of the blue. Hardly pausing for breath, she cranked out five babies in short order and also landed her own TV show, but her personal wheel of fortune took an abrupt downward spin in the 1960s. Read More

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Well, We Know Who’s Queen Of Children’s Books

Brisbane Times
Celebrities find writing isn’t child’s play
Stephen Cauchi
September 26, 2010

Ex-PM Kevin Rudd with Jasper and Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle, 2010.
Fame doesn’t guarantee success as a children’s author, writes Stephen Cauchi.

BARACK Obama’s presidency will reach a milestone of historic proportions on November 16. No, it is not the mid-term congressional elections. It is the release of his new book. A children’s book.

With the publication of Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, Mr Obama will join the throng of celebrities, including some Australians, with a mystifying desire to fill the gaps left by The Wind in the Willows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other works by recognised children’s authors. Read More

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From Where are you ? We still need you…
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Watch Bette Midler Perform At The Benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles (1991)

In 1991 Hollywood’s largest response to the AIDS epidemic, a $1 million fund raiser at the Universal Amphitheater that honored, among others, Bette Midler and gathered the support of the most powerful players in the television and film comunities was presented for AIDS Project Los Angeles

The entertainment was glittering — with such stars as Robin Williams, Tyne Daly, Carol Channing, Sarah Brightman and Melissa Manchester — it was Lainie Kazan, the Commitments and Jennifer Holliday who brought down the house. As well as Bette Midler, who spoke passionately about the devastation caused by AIDS, and sang the finale, “Friends,” with the entire cast. Read More

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Veggie Tales: Truckloads Of Money

Mister D: Screw  eating vegetables!  Who knew they could be so profitable!

New York Times
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010, 12:40 PM
Vegetables Bring In $100,000 at Sotheby’s

Christopher Smith for The New York Times Brent Ridge, in his Wellington boots, waits for a chance to bid.
Last night the old masters up for auction at Sotheby’s on York Avenue were heirloom vegetables. And they brought in more than $100,000 to support local farming programs.

“I’ve never sold some of these things,” said Jamie Niven, the auctioneer, who added that he had presided over more than 600 charity auctions. “I’m amazed.” Read More

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Friday, September 24, 2010

New Music Up In “Same Songs, Other Voices”

There's new music up in the "Same Songs, Other Voices" section of Bootleg Betty.

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