Midler Fulfils Her UKulele Ambition
Singer BETTE MIDLER has embraced her Hawaiian roots and learned to play the ukulele for her Las Vegas show.
The superstar treats fans to a rendition of the traditional islands instrument during performances at Caesar's Palace, where she has been performing nightly.
And she reveals it has fulfilled a lifelong ambition - because she could never afford her own ukulele when growing up in Honolulu.
Midler says, "I always admired it. I used to see the kids orchestras... the men and women who used to sing Hawaiian music and I was so envious of them. But you know, I was poor, and I didn't have the money for a ukulele.
"I picked it up and I've been playing it for a little less than a year."