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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists plan two days of theater – Bette Midler & Susan Sarandon Lend Their Support

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Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists plan two days of theater
By Ian Simpson
3-13-2018

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) – A makeshift memorial made up of 7,000 pairs of shoes will take shape on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, as gun control activists dramatize the number of children killed in the United States by gunfire since the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

The monument is being built on the day before a massive, nationwide walkout by students demanding tougher laws on gun ownership, part of a campaign that emerged after the killing of 17 students and staff at a Florida high school a month ago. Read More

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BetteBack February 19, 1973: After A While Bette Is Infectious

The Chicago Tribune
February 19, 1973

The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, posing on the tour truck during a break in rehearsal. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)

The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, posing on the tour truck during a break in rehearsal. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)

WELL, I may as well come out with this without mincing words; God knows there’s enough mincing associated with the subject as it is. The Bette Midler cult is going to have to camp along without me.

Big deal, of course. Because, right now, Bette Midler has enough fervent – no, rabidly rapturous – fans to fill the Auditorium twice, which is what happened Saturday night, and everybody seemed to get what they wanted.

Bette, that is. Camping it up ad infintium in the 40’s look: slacks and purple midriff tie shirt, an unappetizing mammary flopping out periodically. Bette, posturing and pouting and putting on and putting out the double and triple entendres about the gay, “quaint little crowd.” Bette, crooning in her sequined corset, singing ’40s fluff and ’60s Sangrilas, backed by a trollopy trio and, oh wow, this is Bette Midler so it must be divine and my dear, isn’t it just too, too trash-shy? Read More

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