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Friday, August 3, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Live at The Roxy (1977) – Complete

From her tour “An Intimate Evening With Bette” Songlist: Friends Empty Bed Blues In The Mood La Vie En Rose Superstar Bang You´re Dead Long John Blues Sophie Tucker Lets Shoot The Breeze Rag Doll / I Shall Be Released Love Says It´s Waiting Friends
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bette Midler – Friends/People/I’ve Still Got My Health – CHF Benefit – 2011

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Bette Midler – Friends Rehearsal – Clams On The Half Shell Rehearsal – 1974 (Thanks to Bette On The Boards)

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Buzzy Linhart Suffers Major Seizure, Recovering in Hospital – He Wrote Bette’s Signature Song – “Friends”

VVN Music Buzzy Linhart Suffers Major Seizure, Recovering in Hospital 6:52 PM -News-, Buzzy Linhart by VVN Music Buzzy Linhart, Bette Midler Multi-instrumentalist and recording artist Buzzy Linhart suffered what is described as a “major seizure event” on Tuesday (May 29) and remains in the hospital recovering. Buzzy’s son, Xeno David Rasmusson, posted about the situation on Tuesday: Hey Friends, my father Buzzy Linhart had a major seizure event this morning and is in the ICU at Alta Bates in Berkeley. He is sedated, intubated and resting after a lot of testing today. MRI came back normal, so we are hopeful he will emerge from sedation in the morning. Room mate Lenny acted quickly so the care was delivered quickly, so for now all we can do is rest, pray, and fire up the Buzzy Linhart music. @linhartbuzzy #buzzylovesyou Since then, he has been keeping Linhart fans updated on a regular basis. On Wednesday afternoon, they knew there was no brain damage and had been intubated and under sedation but, by the next day, he was breathing on his own. According to Rasmusson, one of the first things he asked was whether he would be able to sing again and medical personnel told him he would. A page is available on the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund site to help Buzzy with costs. Buzzy, 75, moved to New York in 1963 where he roomed with John Sebastian and became a protege of Fred Neil. He recorded his first album in 1969, buzzy, and has released over a dozen albums over the years. Along with his own albums, Linhart has appeared on sets by John Sebastian (John B. Sebastian), Jimi Hendrix (The Cry of Love), Carly Simon (Carly Simon), Midler (The Divine Miss M), Labelle (Labelle, Moon Shadow) and others. As a songwriter, he wrote the song “Friends” which is best known from the recording by Bette Midler. He has also acted in movies like The Groove Tube and Modern Problems along with Bill Cosby’s mid-70’s series Cos.
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Bette Midler & Barry Manilow – Friends – Roseanne Talk Show

Bette Midler & Barry Manilow – Friends – Roseanne Talk Show I thought this would be a little timely. Now, none of these 3 talk to each other. Too bad how symbolic this is because we really need to start working with one another again. Now I’m not talking in place of Bette. These are my opinions, and I’m sure they are different than Bette’s, but if you speak to all walks of life off of social media, it’s different. Yeah, both sides have their bad apples, but I have no trouble discussing my ideas with right-wingers in TN. People are more alike than they are different and how they behave on social media. You all know this because you work with so many different characters every day. In my ???? years, I’ve never run into monsters, well I have, but I think they were bipartisan. Anyway, Try your best to understand people. I know it’s hard. Don PS: The good news is that I think the Harlettes all get along! Yay! #BetteMidler #BarryManilow #Friends #RoseanneBarr
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What’s Bette Midler’s Connection To “The Golden Girls”

BuzzFeed 35 Facts That Every “Golden Girls” Fanatic Should Know It’s time to learn somethings you might not know about your favorite Miami ladies. Posted on May 27, 2018, at 6:16 p.m. By Brian Galindo BuzzFeed Staff

The producers originally wanted to use Bette Midler’s song, “Friends,” as the theme song. But, it was too expensive so they settled on “Thank You For Being A Friend.” (Thankfully!)

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Excellent Analysis By Christina Francine Of Bette Midler’s “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today”

Conversations: Creative & Inventive Christina Francine, Author & Educator Song Analysis: The Power With and Without Music in Newman’s “I Think It’s Going to Rain” April 11, 2018 I think power lies in this poem/song with and without music. However, the addition of music certainly strikes more emotion. Many understand the message is one of grief because of the music, but if you asked them for specifics they can’t place them. I believe that with close examination of Newman’s choice of title, the words, imagery and metaphors, one will understand its powerful message as well. The coming of rain, with dark clouds, bring both an image and a feeling. The title sets up the piece by using the words it does. A type of sad feeling comes from these images. This song/lyrical poem is set up to have four lines in each stanza with rhyme from the first one being at the end of line one, two, and four. In the second and forth stanzas (four actually being repeated again in the sixth stanza) the last word of the second and forth line rhyme. In the third stanza, this is actually repeated again in the fifth stanza, and is also the chorus, the last word in the second and third line rhyme. The repeated lines are called refrains, and the rhyming lines are couplets. This poem also has many words that end in “ly” even if they don’t rhyme. Figurative language is used more than precise words, and metaphors. This piece does not use similes. With the line, “Broken windows and empty hallways,” I think Newman is really saying to picture a place that is not taken care of and one that is lonely– no one dwells there. This uses visual, auditory (silence), tactile imagery, and emotion. In a line used in the first, second, forth, and sixth, I believe the author means the opposite of what he is saying, and is the use of irony. He is being sarcastic in a way. This tells me he is saddened by how human kindness is not what he believes it should be. More figurative language and imagery helps in creating the tone and theme with the lines: “Scarecrow is dressed in the latest styles, frozen smiles to chase love away.” This says to me that he sees people being manipulated, like a scarecrow, and not thinking for themselves when it comes to their appearance and how they act. This ties in with the next line that means people pretend instead of showing their real feelings, like what is painted on a scarecrow’s face, which chases away real love – real connection. This then takes us back to loneliness. The poem/song creates that feeling, by implication, and actually comes right out and says, “Lonely.” In the third and fifth lines, which are the chorus, they say the same thing. The lines “Tin can at my feet, I think I’ll kick it down the street” brings a slew of imagery and metaphors with it. The main ones are again, a feeling of being alone. The kicking of a can means the kicker views as useless, except for in his personal use. I get this by the next line that says, “That’s the way to treat a friend.” He doesn’t really mean friends should be treated this way. He’s saying that is how many treat their friends. I see this author as being disgusted and saddened by humanity. In the next line, the fourth, the author seems to be pleading with either society or God, to change this situation. He wants society and God, maybe both, to “help the needy and show them the way.” Newman implores his audience to DO something. He’s asking for action. Power lies in this piece with and without the music. Because many people today are often in a hurry, Newman feels he needs the help of music to set them up in understanding the emotion he wants them to have. In slowing down to examine the verse, an exact message is had without the music, however. Bibliography Kennedy, Gioia. Literature, An Introduction to Fiction and Drama. Part 2. Ninth Edition. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. Kinzie, Mary. A Poet’s Guide to Poetry. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999. Newman, Randy. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today. Arif Mardin, 1988. For more Conversations: Creative & Inventive: Click Here
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BETTE MIDLER – Friends (UJA Telethon 1975)

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

‘Beaches’ Musical Expected to Play London in 2019 Before Coming to Broadway

‘Beaches’ Musical Expected to Play London in 2019 Before Coming to Broadway (Exclusive) Entertainment Tonight Leigh Scheps? March 26, 2018 A musical adaptation of the 1988 Bette Midler film Beaches is expected to first hit the West End in London in 2019 before coming to Broadway. “That would be the hope,” Iris Rainer Dart, 74, who wrote the novel of which the movie is based, reveals to ET. “I feel very lucky, first of all, to be my age and doing this. The theater has much less ageism than the movie and television business.” Lonny Price (Desperate Housewives) has signed on to direct the show with a book by Dart and score by Dart and newcomer David Austin. The story, which takes place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is about two friends from different backgrounds who keep a long-lasting relationship after going their separate ways. Right now, the stage production is in the workshop stage, where the creative team is writing new songs and rewriting dialogue. “We’re just listening, refining, redoing and seeing which songs work and which ones don’t,” Dart explains. In 2014 and 2015, there were two mounted productions of the musical, each with different casts. One played the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, and the other at the Drury Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. While Dart wouldn’t reveal any casting choices moving forward, she hopes to incorporate some of the talent from both incarnations. In addition to the stage adaptation, Lifetime recently remade the film for TV with Idina Menzel and Nia Long taking on the roles originated by Midler and Barbara Hershey, respectively. Beaches will be Dart’s second musical after 2011’s People in the Picture starring Donna Murphy, which went straight to Broadway and ran for a limited engagement of 10 weeks. She says of the experience: “One of the things I’ve learned is to never open a show on Broadway before you’ve been out of town.” Meanwhile, Beaches is just the latest late ‘80s/early ‘90s classic film to be reimagined for the stage, following the successful run of Groundhog Day, which earned seven Tony Award nominations in 2017, and the upcoming Pretty Woman: The Musical, which is set to open on Broadway in July 2018. In addition to the newly announced Broadway Vacation musical adapted from National Lampoon’s Griswold family film franchise, Cyndi Lauper is still working on new music for Working Girl, based on the 1988 romantic comedy starring Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford. “I’m hoping to actually finish Working Girl while I still have teeth in my mouth,” Lauper joked with ET while promoting her upcoming summer tour with Rod Stewart.
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Bette Midler – Friends – Ol’ Red Hair Is Back – 1977

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