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Ever divine, Miss M is famed for looming larger than life, a powerful persona on stage, screen or in the studio. Through more than thirty years of performing -- from playing gay bathhouses, to being signed at her first meeting with the president of Atlantic Records, to countless tours and recordings, to today's lavish concerts -- Bette Midler has destroyed conventions and defied the rules. Brassy, bawdy and proudly tacky, this omni-talented entertainer is the saving lack-of-grace in movies silly (Big Business), sappy (Beaches) and Disney (Hocus Pocus). She made Johnny Carson cry on his farewell Tonight Show, published a children's book 21 years ago (long before Madonna started writing), and admits to screaming at Paul Simon. Despite numerous awards for her humor, music and acting -- plus accolades for founding the New York Restoration Project -- Miss M's eternal divinity stems from her irresistible transcendental presence. Feel the wind beneath your wings when Bette Midler appears at CU-Boulder's Macky Auditorium on Wednesday, December 15.


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