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May 6, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a girl in Fort Worth, Betty Buckley found herself placed at the back of the choir, with the director telling her, "Blend in, Betty Lynn, blend in." The admonishment perplexed Buckley because, she says, "I thought I was." Upon discovering the world of musical theater, however, the diva-in-training found where she belonged. "I was hugely relieved," she tells concert audiences, "to discover there was a purpose for girls with loud voices."
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June 15, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
Film, TV and Broadway star Betty Buckley moved back to the ranch in Texas nearly five years ago. She appears in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening." She has recently released two CDs, including an archival recording, "1967," which was engineered by T Bone Burnett. As she explains it: "He was the only game in town. We were both 19." So you're coming to New York. The premiere is Tuesday. It's very exciting. I haven't seen it.
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June 26, 1986 | CHRISTOPHER TRICARICO
If luck looks for a prepared mind, then Betty Buckley will always be lucky. "I've been very lucky," said the 38-year-old Texas native, "but my job has always been simply to prepare myself. . . . So I keep studying acting and music and singing to make myself more and more prepared for whatever the next gig is." Her last job was in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" on Broadway. She left the show Saturday to pursue what she has always wanted to do--a concert tour.
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December 15, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
When Betty Buckley came on stage Friday night at Feinstein's at the Cinegrill, it was a bit like discovering that your favorite aunt was also a really cool singer. Elegantly garbed in a black pants outfit, she exuded warmth and affability, blending her songs with whimsical, insightful reminiscences. The up-close and intimate Feinstein's environment provided the perfect living room-like ambience, a place in which her finely drawn musical portraits could be fully experienced and enjoyed.
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May 26, 1997
BETTY BUCKLEY joins the Pacific Symphony Pops, Friday and Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $22-$58. (714) 755-5799.
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December 15, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
When Betty Buckley came on stage Friday night at Feinstein's at the Cinegrill, it was a bit like discovering that your favorite aunt was also a really cool singer. Elegantly garbed in a black pants outfit, she exuded warmth and affability, blending her songs with whimsical, insightful reminiscences. The up-close and intimate Feinstein's environment provided the perfect living room-like ambience, a place in which her finely drawn musical portraits could be fully experienced and enjoyed.
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June 28, 1986 | DON HECKMAN
The last decade has seen Betty Buckley stride from TV stardom ("Eight Is Enough") to Broadway glitter ("Cats" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), with a few significant movie stops in between ("Carrie" and "Tender Mercies"). Now, Buckley's decided to be a singer-songwriter as well. It may be a giant step too soon. Thursday night at the Beverly Theatre, she unveiled a musical presentation that was long on original material and short on interest.
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February 7, 1987 | RODERICK MANN
"I'm a late bloomer, I suppose," said Betty Buckley. "But that's healthier than the panic some people have to make it in their 20s. I've always thought my prime would come in my 40s. And I'm right on schedule--I turn 40 in July." She will celebrate that birthday in Paris where she will be co-starring with Harrison Ford in an as-yet untitled movie directed by Roman Polanski. "Imagine," she said in her hotel suite. "Paris for three months. Harrison Ford. And Roman Polanski.
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June 15, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
Film, TV and Broadway star Betty Buckley moved back to the ranch in Texas nearly five years ago. She appears in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening." She has recently released two CDs, including an archival recording, "1967," which was engineered by T Bone Burnett. As she explains it: "He was the only game in town. We were both 19." So you're coming to New York. The premiere is Tuesday. It's very exciting. I haven't seen it.
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January 10, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
What has dancing felines, a chandelier and a singing savior? Why, "Andrew Lloyd Webber--Music of the Night," of course, which opened at the Pantages on Wednesday night. Betty Buckley stars in this tribute to Lord (recently upgraded from Sir) Andrew, along with a 32-piece onstage orchestra and a strong-voiced ensemble of 11. The show, a greatest-hits revue, is touring the United States and is only in Los Angeles through Jan. 19.
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May 6, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a girl in Fort Worth, Betty Buckley found herself placed at the back of the choir, with the director telling her, "Blend in, Betty Lynn, blend in." The admonishment perplexed Buckley because, she says, "I thought I was." Upon discovering the world of musical theater, however, the diva-in-training found where she belonged. "I was hugely relieved," she tells concert audiences, "to discover there was a purpose for girls with loud voices."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1997
BETTY BUCKLEY joins the Pacific Symphony Pops, Friday and Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $22-$58. (714) 755-5799.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
What has dancing felines, a chandelier and a singing savior? Why, "Andrew Lloyd Webber--Music of the Night," of course, which opened at the Pantages on Wednesday night. Betty Buckley stars in this tribute to Lord (recently upgraded from Sir) Andrew, along with a 32-piece onstage orchestra and a strong-voiced ensemble of 11. The show, a greatest-hits revue, is touring the United States and is only in Los Angeles through Jan. 19.
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January 5, 1997 | Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
Don't expect to see Betty Buckley giving one of what she calls her "Norma-obsessed performances" in "Andrew Lloyd Webber--Music of the Night," the touring production opening Wednesday at the Pantages Theatre. Yes, she played Norma Desmond, the diva of all divas, for nearly two years, first in London and then on Broadway.
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February 7, 1987 | RODERICK MANN
"I'm a late bloomer, I suppose," said Betty Buckley. "But that's healthier than the panic some people have to make it in their 20s. I've always thought my prime would come in my 40s. And I'm right on schedule--I turn 40 in July." She will celebrate that birthday in Paris where she will be co-starring with Harrison Ford in an as-yet untitled movie directed by Roman Polanski. "Imagine," she said in her hotel suite. "Paris for three months. Harrison Ford. And Roman Polanski.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1986 | DON HECKMAN
The last decade has seen Betty Buckley stride from TV stardom ("Eight Is Enough") to Broadway glitter ("Cats" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), with a few significant movie stops in between ("Carrie" and "Tender Mercies"). Now, Buckley's decided to be a singer-songwriter as well. It may be a giant step too soon. Thursday night at the Beverly Theatre, she unveiled a musical presentation that was long on original material and short on interest.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1997 | Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
Don't expect to see Betty Buckley giving one of what she calls her "Norma-obsessed performances" in "Andrew Lloyd Webber--Music of the Night," the touring production opening Wednesday at the Pantages Theatre. Yes, she played Norma Desmond, the diva of all divas, for nearly two years, first in London and then on Broadway.
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December 29, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Gershwin Celebration: The Ira and Lenore Gershwin Charitable Foundation has given $5,000 to kick off the annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event, which this year will be "George & Ira Gershwin--A Musical Celebration." Performances Feb. 5-7 at the Embassy Theater will feature a cast that is scheduled to include Lucie Arnaz, Betty Buckley, Davis Gaines, Shirley Jones, Dale Kristien, Michael Piontek and Richard Thomas. Monies raised benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles.
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June 26, 1986 | CHRISTOPHER TRICARICO
If luck looks for a prepared mind, then Betty Buckley will always be lucky. "I've been very lucky," said the 38-year-old Texas native, "but my job has always been simply to prepare myself. . . . So I keep studying acting and music and singing to make myself more and more prepared for whatever the next gig is." Her last job was in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" on Broadway. She left the show Saturday to pursue what she has always wanted to do--a concert tour.
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