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Bette Midler to end Las Vegas shows in January

 Actress Bette Midler poses for a portrait during a media day promoting the film
Actress Bette Midler poses for a portrait during a media day promoting the film 'Then She Found Me' in New York in this April 21, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Bette Midler will end a nearly two-year concert run in Las Vegas this coming January, her representatives said on Thursday.

Midler's "The Showgirl Must Go On" began in February 2008 amid great media attention at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace hotel and casino, and it will end on January 31, 2010, after about 180 performances.

"What a fabulous two years this has been," Midler said in a statement, adding that she is ending her Las Vegas residency to record an album of love songs.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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