Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Parental Guidance: International Release Dates

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Bette Midler: Patron Saint To Downtown Cabaret ~ But Is It A Dying Art Form?

The New York Times
Only the Songs Remain the Same
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: September 28, 2012

WHEN the 23rd annual New York Cabaret Convention begins three nights of performances on Oct. 17 at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, it will start a new chapter both for the convention and the nostalgic genre it celebrates. The future of both depends on cabaret’s reinvention into something more contemporary than a museum for the American songbook.

After the death last March of the convention’s founder, Donald F. Smith, the singer K T Sullivan, a Smith protégé, took over the creative reins with the tricky mission of attracting younger artists and audiences while preserving Smith’s legacy. The convention, whose patron saints are Cole Porter, Noël Coward and Mabel Mercer, draws a loyal but diminishing and largely senior audience still in thrall to the golden age of New York night life before its decimation by television and rock ’n’ roll. Read More

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bootleg Betty Poll: Out Of The Supposed Movies Bette Turned Down Which 3 Do You Wish She Would Have Made?

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Video: It Should’ve Been Me/Soda And A Souvenir/Beast Of Burden

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Bootleg Betty Jukebox October 2012

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Mister D’s October Playlist: Optimistic Pessimism

Mister D’s October Playlist: Optimistic Pessimism ~ Featuring new music by Pink, Ben Folds Five, Bettye Lavette, Green Day, No Doubt, John Hiatt, and The Heavy. Hope you enjoy! To listen: Click Here

Love, Mister D

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Friday, September 28, 2012

“Parental Guidance,” Entertainment Industry Has Huge Economic Impact On Georgia

Pickens Progress
Films shot in Ga. generate $3 billion this year
Entertainment industry economic impact in Georgia up nearly 30 percent
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:16 | Written by staff

ATLANTA, September 24, 2012 — The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced today that Georgia-lensed productions generated an economic impact of $3.1 billion in the state during FY12 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012), a 29% increase from FY11. Read More

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Bette Tweets: Bette Midler Takes In The Diana Vreeland Doc “The Eye Has to Travel”

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Pink Gets Compared To Bette Midler On Latest CD, “The Truth About Love”

Tampa Bay Times
Pink uses personal past to ponder love on ‘The Truth About Love’
By Amber McDonald, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Since before Shakespeare put quill to scroll — or Pat Benatar belted out synth-pop harmonies about torments of the heart — those who practice the art of lyrical expression have aimed to answer a universal question: What is love? Poetic declarations have varied: Love is blind. Love is a battlefield. Love is an overrated four-letter word. Read More

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The Radford High Superstar ~ Bette Midler

Star Advertiser
How a Radford High grad became ‘the Divine Miss M
By Bob Sigall
Sep 28, 2012

Ruth Midler named her baby, born on Dec. 1, 1945, after one of her favorite actresses, Bette Davis. “My mother was a seamstress,” Bette Midler recalls. “She was supportive. She had a tinge of showbiz fever and named me and my sisters after Hollywood icons. My dad, Fred, a painter, was like, ‘Get a job.’ But that gave me something to fight against. His saving grace was a wicked sense of humor. He was a good provider.” Read More

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