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Saturday, September 30, 2017

She Kissed A Girl: Jill Sobule – Bette Midler Recorded One Of Her Songs – Never Released

Out
She Kissed A Girl: Jill Sobule
BY BELISSA COHEN
FRI, 2017-09-15 11:56

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This article originally appeared in the June 1995 issue of OUT.

It’s the sort of daydream around which Jill Sobule might fashion one of her whimsical songs: she was hanging around her house in Los Angeles, in her pajamas, when a talent scout who had acquired her demo tape purely by accident called to invite her to perform at the Atlantic Records office the next day. Two days later, he called again—from an airplane— to tell Sobule she was as good as signed. All this as a result of “demos that my previous manager, who dropped me, said were ‘Terrible! You’re never gonna get anywhere!’” Read More

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BetteBack February 8, 1975: What To Expect On The Cher Special

Hillsdale Daily News
February 8, 1975

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Music: Elton John sings hit version of the Beatle’s song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” ; Bette Midler sings “Higher And Higher”; Bette Midler playing Sleeping Beauty and Elton John playing the Lone Ranger; dressed in girdles, garter belts and boas, Cher and Bette Midler camp it up in a medley that includes”I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” and “Put The Blame On Mame” ; and, in another medley, Cher, Bette, Elton and Flip Wilson highlight the hour with “Mockingbird” “Proud Mary “Ainâ’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Never – Can Say Goodbye” Read More

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Robin Williams And Bette Midler At The Golden Globe Awards 1993

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2012 – The Book That Inspired Bette Midler

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

BetteBack October 28, 1973: Bette Midler’s, Bette Midler. Coming Out Soon

Abilene Reporter News
October 28, 1973

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On the recording scene we’re expecting a host of good LPs this month from Atlantic Records which you may want to be on the lookout for.

There’s the latest BETTE MIDLER album, which bears her name. This exciting new star has a TV special in the offing and already has a gold
album to her credit.

On her new one she does, among other songs, Glenn Miller’s” In the Mood,” singing all the parts- lead and background vocals.

Other songs include Jackie Wilson‘s ” Higher & Higher” and “Lullabye of Broadway.” Read More

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

1987 – American Comedy Awards – Bette Midler

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Forbes: Music, Tax & The Prime Minister: How Live Aid Changed The UK And The World

Forbes
Music, Tax & The Prime Minister: How Live Aid Changed The UK And The World
By Kelly Phillips Erb
July 13, 2016

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I was just a kid when Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially opened Live Aid on July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London. Only Live Aid didn’t just play in London. It also played just up the road from me – simultaneously – in John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Live Aid was a “super concert,” 16 hours of rock music in two venues linked by satellite so that folks at home could watch, too. More than a billion viewers in 110 nations were said to have viewed the concert which raised more than $125 million in famine relief for Africa. People were starving not only in Ethiopia, almost one million people died between 1984 and 1985, but also neighboring Sudan. Read More

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shayna Steele, Background Singer For Bette Midler & Rihanna, will perform in Biloxi on June 18

Sun Herald
Shayna Steele will perform on the Coast on June 18
JUNE 14, 2016 5:14 AM

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Call it the return of the hometown girl who’s done well. Really well.

Shayna Steele, who left the Coast in 1993 to pursue a career in New York, is coming back with her touring band for a performance at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs at 7:30 p.m. June 18. Tickets, at $20 general admission, are available at shaynasteele.brownpapertickets.com

She’s been back several times to visit her parents, Bobby and Kande Steele of Biloxi, as well as for special events, such as receiving the Biloxian Made Good award and performing in Sounds of the Holidays and in Lynn Meadows’ “Dreams,” all in 2009. Read More

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BetteBack September 14, 1995: Wesley Snipes Describes His Character In “To Wong Fu…”

Kokomo Tribune
September 14, 1995

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Snipes said he thought his character —Noxeema Jackson — was a combination of Bette Midler in “The Rose” and “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” with a bit of his grandmother, and maybe some Tina Turner thrown in.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

BetteBack September 12, 1994: Bette Loses ‘Gypsy’ Emmy To Kirstie Alley; Performs Rose’s Turn

Syracuse Herald Journal
September 12, 1994

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – “Frasier” faces No. 1-rated “Home Improvement” this fall with power to match Tim Allen’s tool Ixw : The freshman sitcom captured five Emmys, including best comedy series.

NYPD Blue,” the expected big winner at Sunday’s 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, managed only six awards after a record 26 nominations,
and only one was major: Dennis Franz won for best dramatic actor.

“Picket Fences,” the CBS drama that explores ethical and moral issues in a small Midwestern town, captured the best drama award for a second consecutive year. Read More

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