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Saturday, September 9, 2017

60 Minutes Australia -1990 – Bette Midler – Stella Interview

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BetteBack March 8, 1975: Was Bette Midler In A Broadway Show?

Alton Telegraph
March 8, 1975

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Q. – Bette Midler was in the musical on Broadway. “Fiddler on the Roof,” playing one of the daughters, right? I can’t convince my boyfriend. L.W., Perth Amboy. N J

A. – Bette Midler was indeed in the Broadway company of Fiddler on the Roof However, it did virtually nothing for her career. She didn t start to make it big until she adopted her own approach to singing.

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(On For The Boys): “I loved the music, so I felt the movie had a shot

(On For The Boys): “I loved the music, so I felt the movie had a shot I felt strongly, too, about the idea of raising a child you’re absolutely crazy about, and to lose that child to a war you don’t understand as I do with my son in the film And I believed in the two characters (hers and Caan’s) ” (1991) – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler – Stuff Like That There -Bette Midler – Johnny Carson

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BetteBack March 3, 1975: Is Bette Midler going to appear on TV as a regular on a show without singing?

News Journal Mansfield
March 3, 1975

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Q. – I was told that Bette Midler is going to appear on TV as a regular on a show without singing. Is this possible?  P.B., Bridgeport, Conn.

A. – It’s possible, but it’s not about to happen. Bette Midler has not signed to star in a straight non – musical TV series. However, she is a capable actress and would probably do well playing an offbeat character in a TV series. Bette’s current plans do not involve TV … she is readying a Broadway revue in which she will star. Read More

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(On finding good original material for movies): People these days cannot write from scratch. They can adapt a novel or a play.

(On finding good original material for movies): People these days cannot write from scratch. They can adapt a novel or a play. They can even create something from a newspaper clipping. But when it comes to sitting down with no previous source material and saying these are the characters, let’s find a home for them well they can’t do it. (1991) – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Bette Midler – Papa Loves Mambo from Jinxed

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6 recording artists for fall

Bay Area Reporter
6 recording artists for fall
by Roberto Friedman
Published 09/07/2017

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1. The celebrated Bay Area string ensemble Kronos Quartet has made some kick-ass collaborations with other musical artists over the years, but their new album “Ladilikan,” a creation with the Malian group Trio Da Kali, is certainly one of their best.

Da Kali is a trio that brings contemporary edge to traditional Malian music, blending a balafon (xylophone), a bass ngoni (flute) and a vocalist. The Kronos, consisting of violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt and cellist Sunny Yang , are no strangers to world music. Da Kali singer Hawa Diabate is the daughter of Mali’s great traditional singer Kasse Mady Diabate . Kronos leader Harrington compares her voice to that of the late American gospel legend Mahalia Jackson . Composer Jacob Garchik , son of SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, arranged Trio Da Kali’s repertoire for string quartet. Read More

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