BETTY Central

BETTY are to perform at the Feminist Health Center's Annual Awards Celebration, "Stand Up for Reproductive Justice" on Saturday, April 12th 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

Poster for the "Stand Up for Reproductive Justice"event
 

Unstoppable activists, BETTY use music for humanitarian outreach: working for equal rights, peace and aid, as well as the empowerment of girls and women. Named Arts Envoys in 2012, the trio often works with the U.S. State Department internationally in Cultural Diplomacy.

The event will also feature musical performances by Madam Cj, and the Love Supremes.

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BETTY, freshly back from their US State Department-sponsored visit to India, have been active again in the studio, this time with Thorne producing.

The artist Darren Waterston has constructed a warped and destroyed version of Whistler’s Peacock Room, the same size, and he asked the band to contribute music and sounds to be played from what will be around eight sources scattered around the space.

The full piece is about 11 minutes long, and excerpts from it are being stitched into place. As yet, we don’t know where or when a release of the complete version might happen.

The opening took place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adam on March 29th 2014..

 

Amy and Alyson from BETTY, with the artist Darren Waterstone

BETTY performed At MassMOCA, 87 Marshall St, North Adams, MA 01247 Club B-10, tel: 413.MoCA.111 Saturday March 22 at 8pm.

Darren Waterston spoke briefly about his collaboration with BETTY before the show.

 
BETTY Rules is the story of the band's development, the ups and downs and the sideways lurches. The reviews after the first night were rave, as were the audiences. As the slogan went, truly 'the exception to the musical'.

BETTY continued to develop the show, going to Chicage in 2004 and Washington DC 2005 and 2006.

Click to go to the show page

 

On March 30 2003, BETTY closed their off-Broadway musical in New York at the Zipper Theater. From October 15 2002, they delivered 212 performances. They took the show to Chicago May 6 2004, finishing six weeks later on June 20.

A five week run in Washington DC finished April 3 2005, having sold out every show.

Click to take the photo tour of New York 2003

Click to take the photo tour of Chicago 2004

  BETTY reviews and photographs:
To The Washington Post CD review of Carnival
To BETTY press and news clippings
To Carnival's CD Release Concert at Bowery Ballroom
To BETTY at Fragglerock
To BETTY: A Group History, photos 1987 to 1998
To BETTY: Punctuations In Time, Flyers and posters

To BETTY Rules last NY night photo gallery

Download a free mp3 of BETTY's music:
Millennium Man
Jungle Jane's Dancing (remix)
Jungle Jane Has More To Say (remix)
Here He Come Millennium Man (remix

BETTY production commentaries:
To BETTY: A Day At The Carnival
To Mike Thorne's production commentary: Carnival
To Mike Thorne's production commentary: Jungle Jane Remixes
To Mike Thorne's production commentary: Hello BETTY!

 

BETTY: CarnivalSpecial thanks to you all for storming Amazon.com to buy our Carnival CD, and landing it at #8 in their sales chart for one glorious day during the last millennium (March 2000). You proved that Independents and BETTY can rule......

  BETTY odds and ends:
To BETTY's personal website
To other BETTY CDs
To BETTY's Big Brown Betty recipe
To BETTY's BETTY3 Rocks recipe
To a homage to the fabulous BETTY Book
To an unsolicited E-mail from a fan in D.C.

A brief geography lesson:
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BETTY have released their BETTY Rules cast CD. On the show's latest outing, it sold out every night of its run in Washington DC.

 

BETTY is featured singing principal vocals on Thorne's albums:

The Contessa's Party: Can Catch, Fire

Sprawl: You Got Me Anyway, Natural Beauty, Ships That Pass In The Night,
Le Ballet

The Carnival CD from BETTY
buy BETTY's Carnival CD
from CD Baby

buy BETTY's Snowbiz CD
from CD Baby

The Sprawl CD from Mike Thorne

to the BETTY Rules last New York night photos
to the BETTY Rules Chicago photos
to the BETTY Snow Biz session photos
to the Punctuations in Time page: flyers and posters

to the BETTY interview Part 1
to the BETTY interview Part 2

to production commentary on Carnival
to production commentary on Hello BETTY!
to production commentary on Jungle Jane