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Bette Midler turns 68 on Sunday, and like Tina Turner a few days ago, it’s hard to remember a time when she wasn’t part of our lives, either on the radio or on the big screen. Last year Louis asked for The Greatest Bette Moment, with an emphasis on her film career (and I have to agree with the worship of Big Business, although Outrageous Fortune comes very close “Does the phrase needledick, the bugf*cker mean anything to you?”), but this year let’s focus on her music.
Bette has had a wildly varied musical career, from stage rock to big band to pure pop to standards, and much more. But if you had to pick a favorite from her vast songbook, what would it be? Her first top ten hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy?” Her biggest hits “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “From A Distance?” The classic “The Rose? »
New Delhi, Nov 19: Small screen actress Sargun Mehta will step into the anchor's shoes for dance reality show "Boogie Woogie". She says she will just be herself instead of imitating any other person.
She is nervous but excited to host the show.
"I think when you forcibly try to connect with someone, it does not work. In my real life also, I am very bubbly and chirpy, so I feel that just being my normal self, I will be able to make a good connection (with participants and viewers)," the 25-year-old told Ians in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.
Asked if her fiance Ravi Dubey, who hosted reality show "India's. »
- Anita Agarwal
Mumbai, Nov 12: It was celebration time on the sets of TV show "Amita Ka Amit" as it completed a successful run of 200 episodes.
The show's producer Siddharth Kumar Tewary threw a bash Monday for the entire cast and crew of the show.
The party was held on the sets itself.
"It was a blast, we all were just enjoying every moment. This journey has been so memorable and I will forever cherish it," Chandni Bhagwanani, who plays Amita, said in a statement.
"Amita Ka Amit" airs on Sony Entertainment Television and Nishad Vaidya plays the male lead in it.
Sargun Mehta, Rakshit Wahi to host 'Boogie Woogie'. »
- Shiva Prakash
The chair creaks as you settle onto it. The candlelight flickers. All around you the ravenous faces of your so-called friends twist in delight as you slowly open the box laid out on the table. Welcome to Dangerous Games! Each week, we'll feature a horror/thriller/monster tabletop game you should be playing. Don't be scared… roll the dice… what's the worst that could happen? King of Tokyo: Halloween Collector Pack (Iello Games, 2013) A looming ape tears down a skyscraper. A giant lizard breathes atomic fire down on the bay. Tokyo is under attack! Giant denizens of the deep seas and hidden forests tear the city apart in a desperate vie for power. This is nothing new, nothing the city doesn't have answers for. But the clock is ticking closer to Halloween… you've heard rumors about monsters that come out on October 31st. Suddenly, a rain of flaming pumpkins pelt »
- Giaco Furino
Mumbai, Aug 5: The Rs.370 billion (about $6.05 bn) Indian television industry offers a plethora of opportunities to every talent and allows each to nurture its skills, says Javed Jaffrey, who associated himself with the small screen through "Boogie Woogie", one of the longest running dance reality shows.
"TV has opened the gates. Earlier it was only restricted to films," Javed told Ians in an interview.
"Some good talent was just hanging around and waiting for someone to spot them and TV gave them the spotlight. Actors got this platform, which is so great, and could accommodate anyone," added the son of Bollywood's popular. »
- Lohit Reddy
Mumbai, Aug 4: Actor-comedian-choreographer-producer Javed Jaffrey, whose dance show "Boogie Woogie" was one of the first dance reality shows on the small screen, says nowadays the focus is less on dancing skills and more on other things.
"Now the platform is there, but somewhere it becomes exploitative. They zoom in on, say the eyes of the participant or show the participant's old mother... The shows focuses on the reality part of it more than the ance. There was a lot of respect during our show," Javed told Ians.
Javed judged "Boogie Woogie", which ran for 15 years and became one of longest running dance shows, along with. »
- Diksha Singh
Jaaved Jaffrey, the man who changed the face of dancing in India with the TV show “Boogie Woogie” is back with another agenda, “Documentary films”. Just as dancing was in the 90s treated as a mere past time and a hobby, documentary films also do not reach out to mainstream audiences. Jaffrey produced a national award winning documentary “Inshallah Kashmir”, which was banned by the Censor Board because of its sensitive content. When this happened, Jaffery took a decision that can only be taken by a producer with amazing panache, he decided to release the film online. Jaffery says, “The purpose of any documentary is to change the way we perceive life and ask the questions that everyone seems to be afraid to ask. With “Inshallah Kashmir”, we did just that. We presented the truth as it was. And when the film got banned by the censors, as a producer »
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Having grown up with dance reality series, Boogie Woogie being the first, harboring a penchant for dance and ensuring I’ve caught every dance flick that’s ever been made, the not-so successful history with Bollywood dance flicks (remember Chance Pe Dance) had made me very wary of reviewing Abcd – AnyBody Can Dance. Being a loyal audience of ‘So you think you can dance’ and the ‘Step Up’ series, although not the biggest fan of the latter, I usually felt that we lacked the finesse that was required of western routines. With Abcd I had two major apprehensions – How much originality would Remo be able to introduce in dance routines that haven’t been done before and secondly having keenly followed the telecasted dance performances of the films protagonists, Dharmesh, Salman, Lauren, would their inexperience in acting cause hiccups in matching the standards set by its Hollywood contemporary?
At the »
- Pooja Rao
Patty Andrews, who has died aged 94, was the lead singer and soloist with the Andrews Sisters. The swinging American trio, comprising Patty and her older siblings, Laverne and Maxene, achieved their greatest success in the 1940s, contributing to the war effort with catchy songs including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) and, with Bing Crosby, Don't Fence Me In.
The Andrews Sisters performed at military bases and raised money for war bonds; their hits were sung by the troops and by women working in factories. Patty, Laverne and Maxene accompanied the most popular singers and big bands of the day; enjoyed success not just on radio but also in musical comedy films; and spawned a host of other sister acts – not all of whom were real siblings. »
- Michael Freedland
Patty Andrews was lead singer and youngest member of 1940s swing trio whose hits included Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Andrews died at her home in the Northridge area of Los Angeles, said Alan Eichler on Wednesday.
She was the youngest of the singing threesome, who were renowned for their tight harmonies in hits including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree. The Andrews Sisters sold more than 75m records and became household names in the 1940s when they entertained second world war troops in Africa, the Us and Europe.
The sisters also appeared in 16 films, »
Los Angeles — Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and the poignant "I Can Dream, Can't I?" captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94.
Andrews died of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, said family spokesman Alan Eichler in a statement.
Patty was the Andrews in the middle, the lead singer and chief clown, whose raucous jitterbugging delighted American servicemen abroad and audiences at home.
She could also deliver sentimental ballads like "I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time" with a sincerity that caused hardened GIs far from home to weep.
Patty Andrews Returns: Bette Midler revives the ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B’ [See previous post: "Patty Andrews: The Andrews Sisters' Last Surviving Member Has Died."] In 1974, a year after Bette Midler repopularized "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B," Maxene and Patty Andrews reunited for the World War II Broadway musical Over Here. (Laverne Andrews had died in 1967.) With a score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and book by Will Holt, Over Here, a mix of rose-colored nostalgia and social criticism, ran for a year. (Photo: The older Patty Andrews.) Three years earlier, Patty Andrews had starred off-Broadway in the Sherman brothers’ Victory Canteen, a sort of prequel to Over Here. The show, also featuring Sherry Alberoni, Lorene Yarnell, and Anson Williams, ran for seven months. Rift between Maxene and Patty Andrews Following that last major hit, the two surviving Andrews sisters, both San Fernando Valley residents, went their own way. According to reports, in the two decades »
- Andre Soares
[Left: Patty Andrews in the 1940s / Right: With sisters Maxene and Laverne] Andrews and sisters Laverne and Maxene began their singing career in the 1920s, becoming one of the biggest selling girl groups in history. They are best known for their popular World War II-era song 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', as well as 'Rum and Coca Cola' and 'Apple (more) »
- By Zeba Blay
Patty Andrews, last surviving member of the Andrews sisters, has died. She was 94 and died today at her home in Northridge, CA. The phenomenally popular singing trio that entertained U.S. troops during World War II even announced the war’s end in 1945 to 5,000 G.I.’s while they were performing at a show in Italy. Laverne (top), Patty (center), and Maxene (bottom) also appeared in movies and on TV. A signature song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy From Company B” was featured in the 1941 Abbott & Costello film Buck Privates. They appeared in more than a dozen features, including another Abbott & Costello film In the Navy, and the 1947 Bob Hope-Bing Crosby-Dorothy Lamour vehicle Road to Rio. With Crosby they also performed the hit “Don’t Fence Me In” and several other tunes. They also sang with the big bands of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Patty Andrews, the last remaining member of The Andrews Sisters, has died. She was 94. The Andrews Sisters were active for over 40 years, from 1925 to 1967 and, as of last count, had sold over 75 million records, making them the best-selling female vocal group of all time. Composed of three actual sisters—contralto Laverne, soprano Maxene, and mezzo-soprano Patty—the group recorded a number of swing and boogie-woogie hits, including their 1941 smash, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” During World War II, the sisters went from base to base in America, Africa, and Italy and sung for countless members »
15 items from 2013
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