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Friday, September 22, 2017

Bette Midler on David Letterman 1994 as Delores Delago the Mermaid

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On Disney homogenizing her:

On Disney homogenizing her:“Well, I don’t think they intended that to happen,” Midler says, “but I think they just couldn’t help themselves. That’s the way they are. They’re extremely nervous, cautious people and it served them well for a long time, but I think the formula has pretty much run itself into the ground, and it’s time to get a new formula. It might be that it’s time for them to let people be what they are. (1993, Washington Post)

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Oh My My Friends ~ Bette Midler ~ 1976

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Tupac? Bette Midler? Studies have shown music can be beneficial to athletes.

Cronkite News
Tupac? Bette Midler? Valley high school pregame football music runs gamut
By Rafael Alvarez | Cronkite News
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

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PHOENIX — Football now comes with a soundtrack. From high school to the NFL, athletes can be spotted before games with a popular piece of equipment.

Headphones.

In the Valley, the music high school players and coaches listen to ranges from hardcore rap by Tupac to easy listening by Bette Midler.

“Football is definitely and mostly business, but music puts the emotion in it and gets you going and gets you hyped before the game,” Goodyear Millennium wide receiver Aidan Diggs said. “(It) definitely gets your mind right depending on the song, and just makes you want to go out there and do big things.” Read More

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Sophie on her mom’s Tony acceptance speech

Sophie on her mom’s Tony acceptance speech: “First of all, I just love that she turned the entire thing into a bit,” said von Haselberg. “Everybody was sitting there, and all of a sudden she’s saying, ‘Cut that- turn that shit off!’ I think that she took the space in a way that, to me, not a lot of other people are capable of doing. And I just loved watching it. My dad and I were sitting there, half-cringing, half-grinning because it was just so classically her. It was great—and I’m just happy it made such an impression.” (2017) – Sophie von Haseiberg Read More

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Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Grammy’s 1974

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Bette Midler and Nona Hendryx (Labelle) First met in a gay bathhouse

New York Post
Bette Midler and Nona Hendryx first met in a gay bathhouse
By Hardeep Phull
September 18, 2017

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Most music fans know Nona Hendryx as a member of Labelle, the trio of divas who scored a No. 1 hit in 1974 with “Lady Marmalade.” But the 72-year-old soul sister has worked with everyone from Keith Richards to the Talking Heads over her illustrious career.

For her latest project, she’s working with guitarist Gary Lucas to reinterpret the complex but brilliant experimental rock of Captain Beefheart (they play Joe’s Pub on Wednesday). Here, the long-time Upper West Side resident tells Hardeep Phull about her New York weekends. Read More

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