2009 Newspaper Articles
Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:02 AM
Whitney Houston Sings Brisbane
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Whitney Houston comes to Brisbane.
Genre R&B, soul
Location Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Drive, Boondall
Date February 22
Tickets $125 - $195
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Whitney Houston is the ultimate soul-pop diva and the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.
And in 2010, local fans will have the chance to catch The Bodyguard star in the flesh as she performs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Singing all of her greatest hits, along with new songs from her recent Top 10 album, I Look To You, Houston will demonstrate why she remains a singular force in music today and one the worlds most beloved pop icons.
Supporting Whitney in her Australian Arena shows is one of Australia's most recognized singers and performers, Anthony Callea.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:59 AM
What's In Store For The Stars In 2010
Sunday Herald Sun
What's in store for the stars in 2010.
Christmas is over and the stars are looking forward to a big 2010. The Sunday Herald Sun had exclusive access with Channel 9 behind the scenes at this year's Carols By Candlelight at the Myer Music Bowl and some of the big names revealed their plans for the New Year.
Lovely write-up re: Anthony and Tim.
ACTOR and musician TIM CAMPBELL will go to Los Angeles next month to try his luck in the pilot season.
Campbell was in Tinseltown recently and secured a US Management team.
''I guess I don't feel like I'm an Aussie actor unless I go to Los Angeles," he said.
"I've been already sending audition tapes over from here, but I guess this will be the next big step."
The Former Home and Away star said he had held off going overseas because he had rarely been out of work.
''I've been lucky I've been busy working here all the time, but I thought 'I've got a window here now', so
I thought 'It's now or never'."
Campbell's partner ANTHONY CALLEA will head to Los Angeles in January to visit him.
Callea is also planning a big year, with a new album ready to be recorded. It will be his first original album
He has a new manager in DAVID CHAMPION, who guided JESSICA MAUBOY to great success this year.
Callea has done the demos for the new music, and will go into the recording studio early next year.
"Everything is virtually in place," he said.
The couple spent Christmas at the Callea household, with Campbell's parents flying in from Sydney.
''They are getting the whole Callea experience of food and indulgence," Campbell said.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:02 AM
Star-Studded Line-up of Musical Favourites
Sunshine Coast Daily
ANTHONY Callea, Humphrey B. Bear, and Jo Camilleri are among the Australian showbiz names who take the stage for the 2009 Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight which will be broadcast live from Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl tonight.
The event, hosted by Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic, also features Wilbur Wilde, Ross Wilson, Glenn Shorrock, and the Jersey Boys.
The Ten Tenors' stirring vocals will enchant young and old alike, while the cast of Jersey Boys will have viewers rockin' to a Christmas medley, and Hi-5 jump in with Humphrey to keep the littlies entertained.
Australia idol favourites Guy Sebastian, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Paulini Curuenavuli and Carl Risely each perform a selection of Christmas favourites.
The carols will be conducted under the guidance of John Foreman, who has returned as music director and is also producing the event for the first time.
The Carols by Candlelight are an institution in Melbourne, where they have been performed for 72 years.
Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight ? Nine at 8pm, December 24.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:05 AM
Celebrity Scandals, Bust-ups And Deaths Year In Review
Gold Coast News
Year in Review
The award for the most bizarre wedding of the year must surely go to Geoffrey Edelsten, 66, and Brynne Gordon, 26.
Gordon was splashed all over the gossip magazines after she wore a revealing Las Vegas showgirl-inspired outfit to the AFL Brownlow medal presentation in September.
Hollywood stars Jason Alexander and Fran Drescher were part of official proceedings at the wedding, as were James Reyne and Anthony Callea and hundreds of dancers.
The event is rumoured to have cost more than $3 million, and boasted the likes of Molly Meldrum, Chris Judd, Peter Helliar, Dave Hughes and Tottie Goldsmith among the 500 guests.
About two weeks later, Edelsten crashed the helicopter that had featured at his wedding, but escaped unharmed.
Aussie model and TV personality Kristy Hinze, 30, married billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark, 65, in a beach ceremony in March.
Hinze wore an Oscar de la Renta gown as she wed Clark on the Caribbean island of Virgin Gorda, attended by seven bridesmaids.
Guests celebrated over four days on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island and Clark's $US100 million yacht.
In a more low-key beach wedding, TV host Rove McManus married actress Tasma Walton in Broome, Western Australia, in June.
Walton proposed to McManus, having first asked his mother for her blessing.
The bride wore a white vintage 1970s sundress, while the groom went barefoot during the ceremony.
It was the second marriage for McManus, who lost his first wife Belinda Emmett to breast cancer in November 2006.
Shane Warne and his estranged wife Simone Callahan started appearing at events together, prompting speculation they are giving it another go.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:12 AM
Carols By Candlelight Souvenir Program
The Vision Australia's Carols By Candlelight 2009 Souvenir Program is available FREE with the Herald Sun today.
The 42-page souvenir program includes information on each star who will perform.
The impressive line-up includes Guy Sebastian, ANTHONY CALLEA, Marina Prior, Silvie Paladino, Rikki-Lee
Coulter, Paulini Curuenavuli, Michael Cormick and Denis Walter.
The program will also feature carol lyrics for each of the 14 songs performed on the evening.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:21 AM
Tim Gets A 'gaylie' Gong.
The Age Online
SOME celebrities win Logies and others win Gaylies - gongs awarded to the 25 most influential gay and lesbian Australians. And, today, the co-founder of the Same Same website, Tim Duggan, announces the winners. There's former High Court judge Michael Kirby, Senator Bob Brown, Kerryn Phelps, Jonathan Welch, Adam Elliot, Tim Campbell, Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham, Christos Tsiolkas, David Malouf, Julie McCrossin and Ruby Rose. The first posthumous award goes to poet Dorothy Porter. Kirby was recognised for continuing to ''influence and direct public debate with his reasoned and insightful commentary'' after hanging up his wig and gown. Campbell was gonged for ''living openly and successfully'' as a gay man, his prayers answered when meeting Anthony Callea.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:23 AM
Good Things Come In Small Packages - Not So Silent Night
TV Plus Carols
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:37 AM
Layla to shine at the Carols
Ambassador: Anthony Callea has performed at Carols by Candlelight six times.
Picture: Ron Wells Source: Herald Sun
BRIGHTON East youngster Layla Bodnar will be in experienced hands next week for her starring role in the Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Layla, 5, who has just been named the face of the event by Vision Australia, will be joined by singer Anthony Callea, who has been made official ambassador.
Just six weeks old when diagnosed with a serious eye condition, Layla remains an inspiration, say her parents Max and Konji.
As for Callea, it is the second time he will be the show's ambassador and the sixth time he has performed at the much-loved event.
"I couldn't imagine spending Christmas Eve any other way," he said.
"In the role of ambassador I've been lucky enough to meet some fantastic kids and their families who are achieving remarkable things despite being blind or having low vision.
"Their stories have inspired me and it will make this year's performance a lot more meaningful for me."
The official eight-page guide to Vision Australia's Carols By Candlelight will be published in tomorrow's Herald Sun.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:42 AM
It?s Just Not Christmas Without Carols
The Australian - Media Diary Blog
YOU can tell who is in favour at a TV network by who is picked to host the annual Christmas Carols broadcast. Network execs usually choose the stars who are the ?face of the network? - and those that appeal to the mums and dads of suburbia.
For 18 years Ray Martin was ?the face? of Channel Nine?s Christmas Carols, and he was incredibly proud of the fact, but he was dumped when he officially retired even though he does still appear on screen occasionally.
That honour has now gone to Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic, who also fronted Nine?s sales pitch to advertisers and media buyers last week.
The Today show co-hosts will present the 2009 Vision Australia?s Carols by Candlelight concert.
The free concert is also broadcast live from Melbourne?s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Thursday, December 24 from 8.00pm on Channel Nine.
Over on Seven, the faces of the carols have not been as consistent, but this year?s show will be hosted for the third time by presenter Grant Denyer and actress Kate Ritchie, who isn?t even signed to the network.
Ritchie was Seven?s Logie winning golden girl but she moved into breakfast radio after stepping down from Home and Away after 20 years.
Singer Anthony Callea is headlining Nine?s event which is celebrating its 72nd performance this year.
Callea, a former Australian idol runner-up will be joined by other former Idol contestants Guy Sebastian, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Paulini Curuenavuli and Carl Riseley.
Former Idol musical director John Foreman will direct and produce the event for Nine.
While Nine?s show is in Melbourne, Seven?s is in Sydney in The Domain, on Saturday December 19, at 8.30pm.
Woolworths Carols In The Domain provides crucial support to The Oasis Youth Support Network, The Salvation Army?s response to youth homelessness.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:45 AM
Carols by Candlelight: a Very Idol X'mas
By David Knox
The full line-up for Carols by Candlelight has now been announced.
Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic will once again host for Nine. John Foreman is again conducting.
The roll call includes
- Carols by Candlelight ambassador Anthony Callea- Guy Sebastian
- Ricki-Lee Coulter
- Paulini Curuenavuli
- Carl Riseley
- The Ten Tenors
- Jersey Boys
- Frankie J. Holden
- Wilbur Wilde
- Joe Camilleri
- Ross Wilson
- Glen Shorrock
- Humphrey B. Bear
- and Santa Claus who will take time out from his busy schedule to make an appearance at the Bowl.
It airs 8pm December 24th on Nine.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:47 AM
2009 Carols by Candlelight line-up on Nine
The Nine Network?s annual Carols by Candlelight will return again this year for the 72nd time in association with Vision Australia at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. Once again the event will be hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson who took over hosting duties from Ray Martin in 2008.
The Carols will broadcast live at 8:00pm on December 24 with this year?s ambassador being Anthony Callea saying, ?I love Christmas, there?s real magic in the air at this time of year and for me nothing captures the spirit of the season quite like Carols?.
This year?s performers include, Guy Sebastian, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Paulini Curuenavuli and Carl Riseley, who will each perform a selection of all-time Christmas favourites. The Ten Tenors and The Jersey Boys will also perform to entertain the older crowd while Frankie J. Holden, Wilbur Wilde, Joe Camilleri, Ross Wilson and Glen Shorrock will assemble for one night only as The Legends of Rock.
Of course it wouldn?t be a Carols without HI-5 and Humphrey B. Bear joining forces with Santa Clause. John Foreman is returning as musical director and for the first time will produce the entire evening.
Carols by Candlelight airs on the Nine Network, December 24 at 8:00pm
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:55 AM
Vision Australia's Carols By Candlelight? Launch
08 December 2009
6am - 8.30am
City Square (Corner Swanston and Collins Street), Melbourne, VIC
Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight? ambassador, Anthony Callea.
It's time get in the festive mood and join Vision Australia for the official launch of our flagship fundraising event - Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight? presented by Myer.
City Square, Melbourne will come alive as Channel Nine's TODAY Show weather presenter, Anna Freedman, presents live from the heart of Melbourne.
As the official countdown to Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight? begins, Anna will play host to an array of live entertainment to create the perfect Christmas party atmosphere including Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight? ambassador, Anthony Callea, Ricki-Lee Coulter and musical guru, John Foreman.
There is also a chance to meet five-year-old Victorian Layla who is among thousands of Australians who are living with blindness or low vision - a figure set to double to 600,000 by 2020. Layla is one of many children who are blind or have low vision across the country who will benefit from proceeds raised from this iconic Christmas event.
If you are not in Melbourne, tune into the festive fun on Channel 9 TODAY show from 6am.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:57 AM
Anthony Callea to be Here in Monash
JOY to the world: the Mt Waverley Carols is just around the corner, and this year a host of entertainers will make your local Mt Waverley Carols 2009 an unforgettable event.
Anthony Callea (pictured), Patti Newton and Silvie Paladino will serve as a fantastic introduction to the festive season, with more than 2000 people expected to attend the December 5 event.
This year the committee chose big-name stars to help entertain the increasing crowds, with the 80-piece Camberwell Chorale and orchestra also on hand to lead the singing.
Patti Newton returns as MC for the night, and the musical director of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl Carols by Candlelight, Douglas Heywood, will direct the show.
Originally just an event put on by the Mt Waverley Village traders, the carols has now expanded to include the whole of Mt Waverley.
The Mt Waverley Carols 2009 will be held on December 5 in the carpark of Mt Waverley Village, off Winbourne Rd. Gates open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Bring your own seating.
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