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Well, this isn't something I would normally report but it's getting a ton of coverage so here's one for the record...

Steve Friess, of the Strip Podcast and his new blog was the one that broke the story - Harrah's clearly should have embargoed some more bloggers because they just lost control of their story (don't get me started on how these PR departments treat most bloggers - we have more traffic than many of the print magazines covering the industry but often I'm treated like we are of no consequence here - big mistake guys - I can give you a HUGE number of readers a month that all *want* to hear your message and yet I often have a hard time getting phone calls returned. I digress).

Anyway, Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion in 2008 when her Caesars Palace show closes. This will likely be a smashing success - the appetite for Celine was ravenous.

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May 3, 2007 1:41 AM Posted by mike_ch

Celine was so popular that I've long heard talk of empty seats and anyone with a local address were recently offered discount tickets through Total Rewards.

May 3, 2007 12:49 PM Posted by Brian Fey

Besides "The Rose" I don't even know any of her songs. At least Celine had a TON of hits. Can Bette even come clost to filling this place night after night?

May 4, 2007 4:38 PM Posted by Steve Friess

Brian -- Miles asked me that very question last night and the answer is absolutely. Bette has loads of hits, many of which you know even if you don't, and she also has albums singing Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee songs. She's got an enormous fan base and she's a much better on-stage performer than Celine.

There's a reason Bette was Johnny Carson's last guest. She's timeless, she's got an enormous songbook to lean on and she draws precisely the demographic they need.

May 12, 2007 6:58 PM Posted by isabel

what was the purpose of writing this song? and what's the theme of the song?