2012 Newspaper Articles
Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:16 AM
Musical Success and the Fame Game
FORGING a career after starring on television talent shows can be a tricky business, writes Entertainment Editor Jessica Leo.
Fame can be a fickle game - and the fate of our nation's reality singing hopefuls is clear evidence of this.
Some claimed glory only to fade out faster than their ascent to fame.
Others who didn't win a TV title - such as Adelaide's blind singer Rachael Leahcar, who came third on The Voice's grand final - can still profit from their public profile, building strong, slow-burning careers.
Former Warner Music executive turned talent manager Michael Parisi said the real challenge begins when the cameras stop rolling.
"Once a TV show stops, the novelty tends to wear off," he said. "Some are lucky and/or talented enough to go further ... (but) history tells us only a handful have gone on to have great success."
Australian Idol winners Natalie Gauci (2007) and Casey Donovan (2004) know all too well this fate. Gauci failed to cash in on her early success, never releasing a studio album of her own material. Similarly Donovan couldn't get a recording career off the ground - but did find some success in stage performances including The Sapphires.
Dr Rob Cover, formerly of Adelaide University, now associate professor at the University of WA's School of Social and Cultural Studies, says it's at this juncture the singing hopefuls fall victim to the fickle nature of today's world. "Popular culture effectively `makes room' for new celebrities," Dr Cover told The Advertiser.
"In fact, this is necessary for programs such as Australian Idol and Australia's Got Talent to continue.
"There are only so many celebrities that can be known and remembered and written about and listened to - it is in the interests of the music and television industries to forget about the vast majority so new participants can be consumed and then themselves forgotten."
However, Mr Parisi says true talent will always triumph. Despite not winning Australian Idol, alumni Lisa Mitchell and Matt Corby are now darlings of the indie music scene.
"The cream always rises to the top ... real talent and genuine talent will always get there in the end," he said.
Mr Parisi and Dr Cover believe The Voice provides a promising vehicle that will put Monday night's winner, Karise Eden, in good stead.
"For the first time in a long time there's a TV show that could produce long-term careers. It's freshened up a tired format," Mr Parisi said.
Altiyan Childs (2010 - winner): His time in the limelight was short-lived following a string of controversies including dating a young fan.
Reece Mastin (2011 - winner): A firm favourite with teenage girls, Adelaide's Mastin has forged an enviable pop career.
Johnny Ruffo (2011): Coming third on the series was no barrier for Ruffo who this week won the Dancing With Stars crown.
AUSTRALIA'S GOT TALENT
"Smokin" Joe Robinson (2008 - winner): Now an internationally recognised guitar player who this year released his first vocal album to promising reviews.
Mark Vincent (2009 - winner): Released his fourth album last year and currently writing songs for a new album, which is scheduled for release in 2013.
Justice Crew (2010 - winner): The dance act recently supported supporting UK superstars One Direction on their Australian Tour after releasing one album and a mix CD of their favourite dance songs.
Jack Vidgen (2011 - winner): Australia's answer to Justin Bieber recently released his second album Inspire but is struggling to match the success of his peers.
Timomatic (2011): Has released two promising singles and is one of the many faces of the Swisse campaign. Set to release his debut album later this year.
Consentino (2011): The magician continues to tour performing at theatres and casinos around the country.
Guy Sebastian (2003 - winner): Continues to build a stellar career, judging on X Factor and releasing six top ten platinum/multi-platinum albums.
Shannon Noll (2003): Injured himself on Dancing With The Stars but is currently flat out touring Australia until November 2012.
Rob Mills (2003): Host of Network Ten's revamped Young Talent Time.
Casey Donovan (2004 - winner): The youngest winner at 16, Donovan struggled to get her career off the ground but recently found success in the musical stage production of The Sapphires.
Anthony Callea (2004): His latest single Last To Go was released in March and he is working on his third studio album.
Ricki-Lee Coulter (2004): Forged a television, singing and radio career and was a mentor on the first season of The Voice Australia.
Kate DeAraugo (2005 - winner): Working on her second album following her appearance in Nine's weight-loss show Excess Baggage.
Damien Leith (2006 - winner): The ARIA award winner has carved a strong post-Idol career as he continues to tour and released his fifth studio album this year.
Jessica Mauboy (2006): Starred in film Bran Nue Dae for which she received a nomination for Female Actress of the Year at the 2010 Deadly Awards. She will play a lead role in the film, The Sapphires, out in August.
Dean Geyer (2006): The singer songwriter starred in Neighbours from 2008-09 and was last seen in TV series Terra Nova in 2011.
Lisa Mitchell (2006): The ARIA-nominated artist tours Australia and is working on her second album Bless This Mess due to be released in September 2012.
Natalie Gauci (2007 - winner): After slipping off the radar following her win, in 2010 she formed an electro-pop band with producer Paul Brandoli called Tune In Tokyo, of which she is the lead singer.
Matt Corby (2007): Disappeared following his minor success before reappearing last year as one of the country's hottest indie acts.
Wes Carr (2008 - winner): Married his long-time love, actress Charlotte Gregg, this year and is working on a new single.
Stan Walker (2009 - winner): He has won five New Zealand Music Awards and received four ARIA Music Award nominations and will make his acting debut in the upcoming New Zealand film, Mt Zion, due to be screened this year.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:23 AM
Tina Arena with the Sydney Symphony
She wasn’t much for banter or patter, Tina Arena. No doubt the enthusiastics in the audience – those who, at any concert that involves a personality shoved centre-stage, will spontaneously and vertically ovate as if their seats were covered in upturned pins, and any excuse for showing their appreciation of the performer is taken whole-heartedly (though admittedly there was less of this than, say, at Il Divo’s concert earlier in the year, where one assumes that it was only the power of the Sydney Opera House’s cultural prestige that stopped various undergarments being thrown on stage) – no doubt they were enamoured by her attempts, but this critic was, for the most part, unamused, especially when still living in the glow of Bramwell Tovey who conducted and acted as emcee for a recent Sydney Symphony concert entitled A Gershwin Tribute – a consummate showman if ever there was one.
Arena, it must be said, is entirely confident in herself, and is charismatic in her own, somewhat subdued way – so there was no awkwardness involved – but neither was there much genuine mirth, and when, for example, guest singer Anthony Callea took to the stage, cheekily apologising for “gatecrashing her party,” triggering a few back-and-forths that had all the excitement of a tennis match without the balls, the effect was quite cringeworthy. (Especially so as one considered that, this being the third performance, he had ‘gatecrashed’ her party twice before, and if she hadn’t noticed the pattern then she never would.)
Thankfully, her (and his) singing more than made up for any of these defects.
There were 19 songs for our perusal that evening, including her two encores, and there weren’t any disappointments. Which is not to say that every song reached heights of artistic and aesthetic ecstasy, but one was never bored, and one was never pained, with Arena in full command of her vocal powers for the night. Highlights of the first half included ‘Oh Me Oh My’, where Arena managed to achieve a smooth yearning, while her rendition of ‘My Husband Makes Movies’, from the musical Nine (recently released as a movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis playing a Fellini-esque film director), was emotionally deep and entrancing, two stagehands bringing a rather large and empty portrait frame on stage for Arena to sit in the middle of.
‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ came and went, as well as ‘The Prayer’, where Callea sprung up from nowhere to help with the duet, in a song he has become known for. They continued into ‘I Want to Spend my Lifetime Loving You’, which was suitably powerful.
After the interval the highlights included a medley of songs that itself included such hits as ‘Sorrento Moon’. Another peak was Arena’s performance for ‘Ja m’appelle Baghdad’, which, while bringing back memories of primary school French class, also managed to find a power even though the words were in French. (The French classes being long now forgotten by this critic.) A cover of Alice Cooper’s ‘Only Women Bleed’ was quite stirring, while ‘Goldeneye’ was a delicious and guilty pleasure for this critic. Renditions of ‘Symphony of Life’, ‘Cry Me a River’, and ‘I’m in Chains’ were all rather enjoyable, ‘Cry Me a River’ especially so.
The encores, after a ridiculously long period of applause (at least three minutes without the star coming back to the stage – she was changing her dress, though why she felt the need to for only two songs is beyond the my scope, and presumably the entire male gender), were ‘Both Sides’, ‘Now’, and ‘Call Me’, both great numbers to end the show on. All in all, a most pleasant evening out.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:27 AM
Delta and Silvie in Unison for Olympic Extravaganza
DELTA Goodrem sharing the stage with singer Silvie Paladino would have been unheard of a few years back
Goodrem controversially replaced Paladino to sing the national anthem at the 2005 AFL Grand Final.
But the two put their past behind them on Saturday night, performing together on stage at the Prime Minister's Olympic Dinner at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
The pair were part of the finale to a show of Olympic anthems, joining the stage with Anthony Callea, Todd McKenney, Marina Prior and David Hobson singing Queen's hit We Are The Champions.
Earlier, Goodrem sang a version of the 1996 Atlanta composition Power of The Dream originally sung by Celine Dion, while Paladino belted out the Sydney anthem Heroes Live Forever.
Goodrem's rumoured love interest Darren McMullen was on his way back to LA.
Goodrem, dressed in a blue Carla Zampatti full-length gown, sat next to Channel 9 boss Jeff Browne, who was celebrating his birthday.
Callea opened the night by singing the national anthem, while former PM Kevin Rudd was all smiles, arriving with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole.
Rudd joined one of his biggest critics during his leadership challenge earlier this year, Deputy PM Wayne Swan, for drinks beforehand.
and from Luke Dennehy's Sunday Pages
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:07 AM
VOICES OF DISSENT
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
IF you can’t beat ’ em, you may as well cash in. Sony and EMI have issued a very timely compilation called 101 Voices this week as their rival Universal releases My Journey, the debut album from The Voice winner Karise Eden.
Coach Delta Goodrem offers Lost Without You for the five-CD set with several songs performed on the show including Hallelujah ( Jeff Buckley’s version). Cher’s take on Bang Bang ( My Baby Shot Me Down) and The Prayer ( Anthony Callea’s Idol single) also featured on the compilation.
This is the most extensive collec-tion of those voices you'll never forget.
1.John Farnham - You're The Voice
2.Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
3.Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
4.Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
5.Sin ad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
6.Annie Lennox - Why
7.Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
8.Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love
9.Heart - Alone
10.Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Single Version)
11.Pat Benatar - We Belong
12.Blondie - Heart Of Glass
13.George Michael - Amazing
14.Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
15.Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
16.Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
17.Guy Sebastian feat. Jordin Sparks - Art Of Love
18.Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
1.Coldplay - The Scientist
2.Alicia Keys - No One
3.Katy Perry - Thinking Of You
4.Gavin DeGraw - Not Over You
5.P!nk - Who Knew
6.Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
7.Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
8.Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me
9.Kate Miller-Heidke - The Last Day On Earth
10.Alex Lloyd - Amazing
11.KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World
12.Brooke Fraser - Something In The Wa-ter
13.The Fray - How To Save a Life
14.Anastacia - Left Outside Alone
15.Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
16.Carrie Underwood - Undo It
17.Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
18.Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
19.Sade - No Ordinary Love
20.Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
1.Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
2.Sarah McLachlan - Angel
3.Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses
4.Wendy Matthews - The Day You Went Away
5.Tina Arena - I Want To Know What Love Is
6.Rick Price - Heaven Knows
7.Paulini - Angel Eyes
8.Westlife - You Raise Me Up
9.Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
10.Anthony Callea - The Prayer
11.Sarah Brightman - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
12.Il Divo - Amazing Grace
13.Jackie Evancho - To Believe
14.Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
15.Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
16.Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
17.Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
18.Eternal - I Am Blessed
19.Heather Small - Proud
1.Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
2.Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
3.Billy Joel - Honesty
4.The Motels - Total Control
5.Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
6.Barry Manilow - Mandy
7.Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow
8.Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
9.Nilsson - Without You
10.Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance
11.Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good
12.Wilson Phillips - Hold On
13.Diesel - Come To Me
14.Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
15.James Reyne - Motor's Too Fast
16.Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues
17.Joe Cocker - Never Tear Us Apart
18.Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain
19.The Jacksons - Can You Feel It
20.Marcia Hines - You
1.Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
2.Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing)
3.Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
4.Lulu - To Sir With Love
5.Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones
6.Cilla Black - You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)
7.Don McLean - Vincent
8.Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
9.John Denver - Annie's Song
10.Dolly Parton - Jolene
11.Janis Joplin, Big Brother & The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
12.Glen Campbell - It's Only Make Believe
13.Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
14.Tony Bennett - The Very Thought Of You
15.Doris Day - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
16.Andy Williams - Moon River
17.Perry Como - Magic Moments
18.Al Martino - I Love You Because
19.Matt Monro - Born Free
20.Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love
21.The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You
22.Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
23.The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
24.Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:59 AM
Way Back in 2005, NSW Last Won the Series and ...
Sydney Morning Hearld
The last time NSW won the State of Origin:
•Bob Carr was the NSW premier.
• Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith was the highest grossing movie in Australia with a box-office take of $36m.
• Desperate Housewives was the top-rating TV show with 2.13m viewers.
•The epic Australian Open tennis final between Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin was the most-watched sporting event attracting 4,043,100 viewers.
• Million Dollar Baby won the Oscar for the best picture and Hilary Swank won best actress.
•Petrol cost $1.10 a litre.
•Former Australian Idol contestant Anthony Callea's rendition of The Prayer was the ARIA award winner for the highest-selling single.
•Bernard Fanning, lead singer of Powderfinger who were still a band at the time, tops Triple J's Hottest 100 with Wish You Well.
•The Australian dollar was trading at US74.37¢.
•Millions of years after his dinosaur namesake ruled the earth, Blues enforcer Tony "T-Rex" Williams was still at school in Punchbowl.
In fact, hundreds of thousands of NSW students have since completed their entire primary school education without knowing a Blues series win.
And Twitter didn't exist.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:03 AM
Tina Enters New Arena with Orchestral Show
"BLOODY hell it's been a long time."
She may be dressed in a stunning floor-length number with a 53-piece orchestra behind her but Tina Arena is still Australian, through and through.
The pop princess has been based in France after an eclectic musical career that began on the '70s talent show, Young Talent Time.
Arena performed with the confidence only a 30-year-plus career can give. She somehow created an intimate feel in the theatre with ease and poise, owning the stage she shared with more than 50 other performers.
The Australian singer-songwriter held her own with the powerful music of the acclaimed Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra itself matched and followed Arena's stage presence, giving the singer the backing she needed to pull off such a large-scale performance.
Arena performed her own classics, some covers and a couple of her French tunes.
Guest singer Anthony Callea helped the singer bring the house down with a resounding rendition of The Prayer, the classic putting both singers through their paces to create a spine-tingling performance.
Who: Tina Arena
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
When: July 5-6
Bookings: QPAC onlineos
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:05 AM
With thanks to Lea
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Music festival in Melbourne supporting entertainment industry non-profit...
Oz charity helping entertainment workers announces gala concert in Melbourne featuring Jon Stevens, Anthony Callea, Mahalia Barnes...
The Gotta Have Heart 2012 concert is for two shows only on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 3pm and 7.30pm.
The event at The Palms at Crown, Melbourne features the former INXS and Noiseworks frontman Jon Stevens, Leo Sayer, Anthony Callea, Rhonda Burchmore, Tim Campbell, Ian Stenlake, Mahalia Barnes and Ross Wilson as well as the Melbourne
Symphony Orchestra Strings and the Kings of Soul, and Grand WaZoo...
As well as enjoying a star-studded bill of performers, it’s an opportunity to support Entertainment Assist, a charity that focuses on helping those who are not currently enjoying the same heights of success in the music or other entertainment industries for whatever reason.
Entertainment Assist is a charity launched in 2011 providing help to entertainment industry personnel and one that works to tackle poverty, sickness, and misfortune. Entertainment Assist raises funds and provides support services for those working at all levels of the Australian entertainment industry.
The non-profit offers a range of assistance including re-skilling and training programmes, health, medical aid, counselling, housing services, food crisis and other poverty reduction services...
The charity's patrons include TV presenter Richard Wilkins, music guru Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, new wave legend Iva Davies (Icehouse) and others...
The national Australian non-profit is similar to the MusiCares charity in America that works on the principle that the razzmatazz public perception of the entertainment industry paved with gold for all and sundry is not exactly the case for many creatives. In fact, the lack of security involved in many areas of entertainment industry work fuelled by various pressures can lead to problems in life.
Currently the charity is also promoting its services at various music industry seminars; including a forthcoming event at the Entech Connect music technology showcase on July 18 and 19 at Melbourne Park Function Centre...
Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:55 PM
Country Music Star Beccy Cole Outs Herself on Australian Story
The Daily Telegraph
COUNTRY music sweetheart Beccy Cole has decided to reveal her sexuality to set an example to her son "that to be yourself is the most important thing in the world".
Cole said she was inspired to use the opportunity to come out as a lesbian on Australian Story tonight by her 13-year-old son Rikki.
"While you can have your privacy and all that, there are certain times and certain issues where I want to set an example to him," she said.
"I have never hidden who I am from him.
"What started me thinking about revealing this more publicly was he was bringing a friend home and said 'Don't worry mum, I haven't said anything'.
"My 13-year-old son was trying to protect me.
"It's such a crucial time for him and he needs to see his mum standing up."
Cole said she came to the realisation she was gay when she split with her musician husband Mike Albeck when Rikki was six-months-old.
The pair remain good friends and he also appears in the Australian Story episode, along with her best friend Kasey Chambers.
As for her fans, Cole said she hoped her revelation did not change their regard for her music.
"I've watched people like Darren Hayes and Anthony Callea and at the end of the day, it is the music that matters," she said.
"About 20 years ago, kd lang was a country singer and she said Nashville wasn't ready for a vegan lesbian who sings country music.
"You would hope times have changed."
Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:04 PM
With thanks jojop72
The Taylor Top 25 2012 Mid-year Countdown
Chuck taylor (Billboard Magazine)
Top 25 2012 Mid-Year Countdown
Mid-year 2012 is one joyous pop affair for the Taylor Top 25, with fewer maudlin ballads than marked (a rather dismal personal) 2011... At the top is out & proud Aussie cutie Anthony Callea with non-single release "I Don't Care What You Say" from EP Last To Go. Callea also places ballad "Tangled" at No. 8, easily ranking as the Top Male Act of Mid-Year 2012.
1. I Don't Care What You Say—Anthony Callea
2. Call Me Maybe—Carly Rae Jepsen
3. My Destiny—Katharine McPhee
4. Somebody That I Used To Know—Gotye
5. Let Me Be Your Star—“Smash,” f/Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty
6. A Thousand Years—Christina Perri
7. Dance Again—Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull
8. Tangled—Anthony Callea
9. Payphone—Maroon 5
10. We Are Young—Fun. f/Janelle Monae
11. What Makes You Beautiful—One Direction
12. Arms—Christina Perri
13. Drive By—Train
14. Want U Back—Cher Lloyd
15. Forgiveness—Sarah McLachlan
16. Beautiful—“Smash” f/Katharine McPhee
17. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (explicit)—Pink
18. Never Close Our Eyes—Adam Lambert
19. Lights—Ellie Goulding
20. My Kind Of Love—Emeli Sandé
21. How We Do (Party)—Rita Ora
22. Over You—Miranda Lambert
23. Black Heart—Stooshe
24. Good in Goodbye—Carrie Underwood
25. Touch Me—“Smash” f/Katharine McPhee
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:38 PM
South Street Organisers Tip Another Excellent Year
BALLARAT’S iconic Royal South Street competitions have been officially launched for 2012, with the first events set to take place on Monday.
A special VIP party was held last night at Her Majesty’s Theatre to mark the launch, with City of Ballarat mayor Mark Harris officially opening the event for its 121st year.
Society president Brian McInnis said next week’s Debating Challenge Cup would be the first of many milestones for the year, with the closing spectacular to take place on October 28.
“Royal South Street is an institution and we are preparing for another excellent year building on our 120th anniversary last year,” he said.
“It remains Australia’s longest running eisteddfod competition and is known as one of Ballarat’s best events.”
With audiences of more than 30,000 people and 10,000 competitors, the competition contributes around $7.5 million to the Ballarat economy every year.
In 2012, special discipline ambassadors will be included in the event with big names including Anthony Callea, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Jonathon Welch sharing their memories of participating.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:28 AM
1200 People on Sydney Harbour to Raise Awareness for Asbestos Cancer
1200 guests will enjoy a black tie gala dinner hosted by Sydney’s award winning Doltone House, in a purpose built marquee on Darling Island Wharf Pyrmont to support a very worthy cause.
Sydney’s Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf Pyrmont will host the 4th Biaggio Signorelli Foundation Gala Dinner this evening, Wednesday 26th September, with the attendance of Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW and The Hon. Barry O’Farrell MP Premier of NSW.
The foundation is committed to raising awareness, early detection, treatment and cure for the asbestos-related cancer (Mesothelioma) - the Signorelli family’s tribute to their father and the founder of Doltone House Group who passed away from the cancer in May 2008.
The credibility of the foundation has been captured by the NSW Government in both 2010 and 2011 having received two consecutive government grants totaling $150,000. The foundation has raised almost $1m and key achievements include the funding of three research fellowships of $300,000 each over three years. Dr Anthony Linton and Dr Casey Wright housed at the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in Concord, as well as Dr Tristan Yan, the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation Director of Thoracic Oncology housed at The Baird Institute. The foundation has also contributed $125,000 towards the development of the National Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Mesothelioma.
The foundation’s reputable board is made up of Former NSW Premier Morris Iemma; radio presenters Jason Morrison of 2UE & Glenn Wheeler of 2GB, Keith Cox (head chemotherapy nurse at RPA), along with Doltone Houses’ family Directors, Paul Signorelli, Nina Milazzo and Anna Cesarano.
In addition to esteemed company, the evening promises to treat guests to fine food and beverages, a fantastic entertainment line up including Anthony Callea and Prinnie Stevens, along with great prizes for the major raffle and live auction under the stars on Sydney’s Harbour.
Fittingly, 26 September also marks National Mesothelioma Awareness Day in the USA, a day dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of Mesothelioma and to encourage all American’s to help raise funds to combat the deadly disease.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:31 AM
Can of Worms
Next Monday on Can of Worms the guests are: Genevieve Morris, James Mathison and Anthony Callea.
We share our thoughts, our emotions and even our locations with the world through social media, whether others are interested in them or not. But is there a limit? When websites that allow people to rate pictures of “number two’s” exist, have we crossed a line? Singer Anthony Callea, actor Genevieve Morris and television presenter James Mathison join Chrissie Swan for Can of Worms, Monday 8.30pm, on TEN.
Eighty-one per cent of Australians believe we do share too much online, with 66% worried about their personal information being hacked*. Who on the panel admits to a serious Twitter addiction? Chrissie also talks to Australia’s most prolific Tweeter, Stephanie Krystle Chin, about her love for the platform.
Is it OK to swear in front of your mum? Genevieve Morris reveals she dropped a bomb at her mother’s funeral. And what about buck’s nights: are they out-dated and sexist or do they still have a valid reason for existence?
8:30pm Monday on TEN.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:33 AM
NYE 2012 Timeless Classics
NYE 2012 Tickets on sale 12th October
The Australian Philharmonic and Pops Orchestra is again proud to present the keenly awaited 2012 Not New Year’s Eve concert series in Sydney at the magnificent Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and the 2012 New Years Eve concerts in Melbourne at the outstanding new Hamer Hall.
We are delighted to welcome Mr John Foreman as conductor, and our good friend Mr Denis Walter as Master of Ceremonies. A gifted performer, Denis will also entertain in song alongside the orchestra. Ms Silvie Paladino returns to the APO stage with her beautiful voice as does Mr Roy Best, tenor extraordinaire, – both special favourites of our audiences. Making their debut with the Australian Philharmonic and Pops is the brilliant Mr Anthony Callea and Greta Bradman.
As always, wonderful guest artists and wonderful music – with the Australian Philharmonic andPops Orchestra welcoming in the New Year. The concerts will feature some of the most popular classical, operatic, evergreen, musicals and modern songs. From the Beatles and Elton John, to the beautiful classics of Vienna and Russia. With each item we perform it is hoped that your “imagination is given flight’’ and that you will indeed “live the music”.
The Sydney Opera House and The Arts Centre Melbourne once again welcomes the Australian Philharmonic and Pops Orchestra for its special New Year’s Eve concerts. Join the 2012 celebrations; come along with the APO to embrace and enjoy time honoured and contemporary music presented by some of Australia’s favourite artists.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:36 AM
BESTA FESTA: LYGON LOWDOWN
WONDERING what to do and where to go this weekend? Livelist editor MIKEY CAHILL gives you a hand.
BESTA FESTA: LYGON LOWDOWN
Lygon Street celebrates all things Lygon St (read: intensely Italian) with Carlton Italia Festa, headlined by singing tweeter Anthony Callea and, direct from Italy, Kalascima, a band of musicians who give traditional Italian folk songs some modern-ish oomph.
Kids can go on a jumping castle, see good witch La Befana and watch Italian cartoons.
Piazza Italia, Lygon St, Carlton. Tomorrow, 11am-9pm. Free. carltonitalianfesta.org.au
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:42 AM
Bundoora Songstress at Melbourne's Italian Festa
PERFORMING live at this month’s Carlton Italian Festa made a nice break from exam preparation for one Bundoora VCE student.
Madeline Perrone, a former Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalist, shared the stage in Piazza Italia on October 14 at the new Lygon St festa with other well known performers including, comedians Carmelina Di Guglielmo, James Liotta and Vince Sorrenti.
But the highlight for the St Monica’s College school girl was performing in her home state, around family and friends with one of her favourite singers, Anthony Callea.
"It was an honour to be part of the line-up, especially around Callea,’’ the 18-year-old said.
Event organiser Eddie Rinaldo said the new-look festa was a success with an estimated 10,000 attending throughout the day. Mr Rinaldo said the festa was scheduled to run as an annual event.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:45 AM
Celebrities Reveal Their Favourite Places in Melbourne
Melbourne singer/songwriter Anthony Callea is partial to Sunday morning strolls through South Melbourne Market. Picture: Herald Sun
When I'm home in Melbourne, a perfect Sunday would be to go for a swim in the morning and straight after, drop into South Melbourne Market to pick up a few things with a coffee in hand from Sophia's.
I don't know if you would classify it as a landmark but it definitely is in my books or should be, and that's Yering Station Winery. Whenever we have guests come and stay with us, it's one place we head to. They do one of my favourite wines and their cellar and restaurant are amazing!
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