Bette Midler

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Meet Vance Opperman, Minnesota's top Super PAC donor

    The 2014 midterm elections may not be considered as important as the presidential race we saw two years ago, but don't tell that to millionaires. Wealthy businessmen are still spending like crazy on Super PACs in the 2014 race, led by former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, who's already given more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Patty Andrews, last remaining Andrews Sister, dead at 94

    At Are You Ready for the Country, there are two things we love: close-harmonizing sibling acts, and tough old broads. And so, we're sad to report that Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters, died on Wednesday at the age of 94.Andrews was interviewed by City Pages' Lindsey Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Tony Bennett at State Theatre, 1/20/13

    Tony Bennett State Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, January 20, 2013 At the Electric Fetus, Tony Bennett is filed in a section titled "Vocals." Such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, and Barbara Streisand also live in this section. There's a reason that even though these musicians hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Bette Midler at the Orpheum, 1/18/11

    Photo by Brio Images​Bette Midler at SmartTalkJanuary 18, 2011Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis"I'm so excited to be in the land of 10,000 Petersons!" Bette Midler joked at the beginning of her appearance last night, warming instantly to the appreciative crowd.Midler came to Minneapolis last night as p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2009
  • Music

    April 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    While Chicago clubs ban bachelorette parties, Gay 90s tries to embrace them

    Why would any gay club, meant to attract gay men who would like to meet each other, allow a pack of drunken bachelorettes and their backup team in for the night? It's all about acceptance.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Zombie sounds: Nellie McKay at the Dakota

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    You have two more nights to catch Nellie McKay's zombie voices, Bertolt Brecht jokes, and songs from "Election: The Musical." You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Parlour Suitehearts

    At their CD release show, I learn that the Parlour Suite don't quite have their sea-legs, though their look is cover-art ready.

  • Unknown

    June 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2005

    All Cooped up

    America needs, needs a new father figure/sex symbol/empathetic figure to buoy our hearts. Enter Anderson Cooper. The Scud Stud's appeal has been easily outdone and usurped by CNN's Cooper, aka "The Coop," aka "The Flood Stud," who offered compelling coverage of Katrina and the news ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.

  • Movies

    June 16, 2004

    Queer Eye For The Cult Movie

    The new 'Stepford Wives' has a gay ol' time in the gated community

  • Movies

    December 10, 2003


    Coppola's 'One from the Heart' is no more of a Valentine now than it was in '82

  • Arts

    May 21, 2003

    The Birch is Back

    Cabaret chameleon Melissa Birch takes the kind of performance risks that can come back to bite you in the ass--literally.

  • Sports

    November 14, 2001

    Petting Teachers

    'The Education of Max Bickford' Strokes Richard Dreyfuss--But Gets a Passing Grade

  • Arts

    October 17, 2001

    Rinky Dink

    A dopey plot sinks Theatre Latté Da's roller-skating musical

  • Sports

    August 16, 2000

    Padre Knows Best

    The Latino melodrama Resurrection Blvd. depicts a corner of East L.A. where the streets are paved with clichés

  • Movies

    March 8, 2000

    Hard-Luck Humor

    Drowning Mona and 3 Strikes are comedies of misfortune in more ways than one

  • Books

    September 1, 1999

    The Plot Thickens

    Community gardens in Phillips get weeded out

  • Sports

    January 6, 1999

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

    VH1 goes Behind the Music and finds a new set of American fables

  • Feature

    October 1, 1998

    Spin It: I'm Beautiful, Dammit

    Bette's back with Bathhouse Betty

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998
  • Arts

    July 16, 1997

    Foxy Lady

    Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls: Heather Wilson & Co. primp for the Foxy Tan Revue