Tag Archives: Janis Joplin

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tropes And Trivia From Bette Midler’s Film “The Rose”

Bette Midler, The Rose, Concert Scene

Source: TV Tropes

trope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the audience will recognize. Metaphors are the means by which a story is told by anyone who has a story to tell. We collect them, for fun involved.

Tropes are not the same thing as cliches. They may be brand new but seem trite and hackneyed; they may be thousands of years old but seem fresh and new. They are not bad; they are not good; tropes are tools that the creator of a work of art uses to express their ideas to the audience. It’s pretty much impossible to create a story without tropes. Read More

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

200-plus artists join chorus for CLASSICS Act

Wisconsin Gazette
200-plus artists join chorus for CLASSICS Act
By Lisa Neff, Staff writer Mar 10, 2018

Musicians are calling on Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act to remedy a digital royalties problem.

More than 200 musical artists make up the chorus calling on Congress to close a loophole allowing digital radio to play pre–1972 recordings without paying royalties.

The list of musicians in the coalition begins with Abdul “Duke” Fakir and ends with Yes.

Just a sampling of other signers: Alice Cooper, Arlo Guthrie, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, Blue Oyster Cult, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Carlene Carter, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, James Taylor and the estates of Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, George Harrison, Janis Joplin and Frank Sinatra. Read More

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stage Adaptation of Bette Midler Film THE ROSE Aiming for Broadway

Mister D: I just don’t know. It’s real cool seeing all these adapttions coming along from Bette Midler movies (Beaches, First Wives Club, Hocus Pocus, and now The Rose) but they could never hit the mark set by her. And different scores? Forget about it. The most it would be for me is a curiosity factor mixed in with some nostalgia.

Broadway World
Stage Adaptation of Bette Midler Film THE ROSE Aiming for Broadway
by BWW News Desk Jan. 22, 2018

According to Variety, a stage-musical adaptation of the Bette Midler film The Rose is aiming for Broadway. The Jackal Group just announced that Grammy winning composer Glen Ballard (Ghost the Musical) will write the music. Read More

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bette Midler On “The Rose” Character:

Bette Midler On “The Rose” Character: “No, it’s not a thinly veiled movie about Janis Joplin. Although there will be drinks, drugs, love and destruction. “She is a composite of all kinds of people trying to survive that decade.” (The Australian Women’s Weekly, 1977)

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie Holiday to Judy Garland. to Janis Joplin–have pretty much the same story. Â Those stories never grow old. People never tire of them. I don’t know if it’s something in the public conciousness or it’s just people looking for a good cry. People are fascinated by the rise and fall of these public personalities. But their story is not my story. I try to be relentlessly jolly. I want to survive. There are so many things to do in this business. I want to be able to do them all.” (The Milwaukee Journal Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler Read More

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie Holiday to Judy Garland. to Janis Joplin–have pretty much the same story.  Those stories never grow old. People never tire of them.  I don’t know if it’s something in the public conciousness or it’s just people looking for a good cry. People are fascinated by the rise and fall of these public personalities.  But their story is not my story. I try to be relentlessly jolly. I want to survive. There are so many things to do in this business. I want to be able to do them all.” (The Milwaukee Journal - Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler Read More

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amanda McBroom (Songwriter, The Rose): Golden Globe Memories

Golden Globes
Amanda McBroom: Golden Globe Memories
by Armando Gallo August 9, 2017

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In 1980 director Mark Rydell’s The Rose launched Bette Midler’s career in earnest and garnered five Golden Globe nominations, including two Globes for Middler and a Best Song Award for Amanda McBroom’s titular song. Amanda was born in Burbank, August 9, 1947, the daughter of film star of the 1940s David Bruce and a drama teacher. She was destined to follow in the family footsteps and she began acting at the age of 3.  Writing songs was always a hobby for her as she worked as an actress in films and many TV shows until her late ‘20s.  The Rose was a miracle waiting to happen. Read More

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Monday, July 17, 2017

40 years later, Bette Midler’s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study

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40 years later, Bette Midler‘s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study
RETRO FILM REVIEW: The Rose
July 15, 2017 Joseph Brant

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You’re either old enough to have seen this film at least once, or you’re so young that you’ve not ever heard of it. There doesn’t really seem to be an in-between.

Bette Midler is an icon, a gay icon of the highest stature and though she had a moment of breakthrough to the pop culture zeitgeist a year or so ago with a Kardashian Twitter fued(link is external), and despite a coveted ‘Belle of the Ball’ appearance (and win) at this year’s Tony Awards for her universally acclaimed performance in Hello Dolly, she’s not held the American imagination as much as when she first broke through in the 1970s. Or even during her return to form, a film renaissance in the late 1980s. Read More

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

‘Hello, Dolly!’: Bette Midler Proves She’s the New Queen of Broadway (Rolling Stone)

Rolling Stone
‘Hello, Dolly!’: Bette Midler Proves She’s the New Queen of Broadway
By Peter Travers
April 23, 2017

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It’s coronation time: Bette Midler is the new queen of Broadway. It really is a cultural moment when Miss M steps up top the plate to make her starring debut in a Broadway musical and knocks it out of the park. Hello, Dolly! is a song-and-dance warhorse, over half a century old, that Midler twists a little, stirs a little, shapes a little, molds a little and –voila! – it’s a musical comedy dream for a new generation to discover. Read More

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Well, Hello, Dollys!

New York Times
Well, Hello, Dollys!
By MARCH 22, 2017

Carol Channing originated the musical role of Dolly Levi and was considered irreplaceable.  Now Bette Midler steps into a long line of her successors.

Carol Channing, who created the title role in the 1964 smash hit musical “Hello, Dolly!,” has been called many things: “a walking alarm clock,” “a moon-mad hillbilly,” “an Al Hirschfeld caricature in the flesh,” with “a vocal range from deep foghorn to squeaky hinge.” Read More

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