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Bette Midler

Bette Midler now stars in "The Showgirl Must Go On" at Caesar's Palace.

Las Vegas’ marketing machine seen as key to ousting NYC as top gay destination
Las Vegas’ marketing machine seen as key to ousting NYC as top gay destination
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
When Las Vegas businessman Kelly Murphy last week announced the conversion of the old Neonopolis movie theaters into the largest gay nightclub anywhere, he also declared the beginning of the end to New York City’s reign as the top vacation destination for gays. “My goal is to knock New York out of the No. 1 spot for gays and lesbians in the United States,” he said.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and Bette Midler perform during the final performance of her show The Showgirl Must Go On in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Jan. 31, 2010.
Round-table brainstorming session revisited as Bette Midler is replaced
Monday, February 1, 2010
She performed her final "The Showgirl Must Go On" show Sunday at The Colosseum, but talk of how to fill her dates has been going on for weeks. ...
Bette Midler takes a bow during the final show of "The Showgirl Must Go On" at Caesars Palace Sunday, January 31, 2010.
The Showgirl must move on
Bette Midler's exultant Vegas victory lap
Monday, February 1, 2010
As Bette Midler folded up her feathered fans - after singing the first verse of "Wind Beneath My Wings" to her orchestra, the next to "4,500 of my closest friends" - it felt like something more than a Vegas show was ending.
Bette Midler in The Showgirl Must Go On.
Bette Midler leaving after seemingly unhappy residency
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The Divine Miss M takes her leave from that gargantuan stage on January 31, checking out precisely when her contract is fulfilled and not a day or performance longer.
Bette Midler in The Showgirl Must Go On in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Bette Midler's residency at Caesars Palace to end Jan. 31
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Bette Midler began her residency at Caesars Palace on Feb. 20, 2008. She called the experience "fabulous."
Bette Midler with her Nevada Ballet Theater Woman of the Year Award on Jan. 17, 2009.
Midler's name, brief appearance, enough to please Nevada Ballet Theatre
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Bette Midler spent just a few minutes at the Nevada Ballet Theatre event honoring her as Woman of the Year, but organizers say her celebrity is invaluable for a company in need of money.
Bette Midler stars in The Showgirl Must Go On at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace. It's a girly show, bedazzled with fishnets, feathers and fans.
Bette Midler: The Showgirl must stay on
REVIEW: A year later, Bette Midler’s more refined act returns her to a time of heightened glory
Monday, January 12, 2009
A good Vegas show has become a great Vegas show.
Midler to campaign for Obama tonight
Monday, October 20, 2008
Bette Midler will stump for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a rally at 6 tonight at Krave, Las Vegas’ premier gay nightclub.
Twenty showgirls surround Bette Midler during “Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On,” which opened Friday at Caesars Palace.
The Showgirl’s great, but the rest of the show ...
Even in Vegas, there’s such a thing as too much
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Bette Midler built her four-decade career on famously never needing padding. So why has she stuffed her Las Vegas revue with so much filler?
Next Big Thing? Working on it.
Next Big Thing? Working on it.
Bette Midler still polishing show for Caesars
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The day has dawned, the panting can stop. The Next Big Thing on the Strip is now open for business at Caesars Palace: the Bette Midler boutique. Merchandisers have plundered pop culture warehouses for relics and souvenirs spanning Midler’s millennium in showbiz. That’s a lot of tchotckes.
Fat City Horns, from left, Nathan Tanouye, Phil Wigfall and Rob Mader perform with Santa Fe last month at The Lounge at The Palms. They are part of a 14-piece band backing Bette Midler at the Colosseum.
Brassy, just like Bette
Fat City Horns hand-picked for top gig, Midler’s show on Strip
Monday, February 18, 2008
When “The Showgirl Must Go On” debuts Wednesday in the Colosseum, the 4,000-seat theater where Celine Dion held court for more than four years, Bette Midler will shine an international spotlight on what had been one of those hidden Vegas treasures.
Bette Midler
Q+A: Bette Midler
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Sometimes the rumors are true.Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion at the Colosseum, it will be announced at a news conference today at Caesars Palace. Dion's reign ends in December.
Midler's stellar voice at MGM outshines some dated material
Monday, February 16, 2004
Who: Bette Midler.
An elevator causes Bette Midler to rise above stage during her "Divine Miss Millennium" tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, December 31, 1999.
Midler divine for her globe-hopping followers
Monday, January 3, 2000
"The Divine Miss Millennium" was the best "Bette" for concert entertainment in Las Vegas as the year-decade-century-millennium drew to a close.