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Tag Archives: Bert Newton

Review – Grease the Musical

October 17, 2013

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Its a Ramma lamma lamma ka dingity ding da dong Great Time!
Venue: The Lyric Theatre, Star Casino, Sydney
Date: October 16, 2013
By Guest Celebrity Reviewer
SCOTT RADBURN, of The Four Kinsmen
TO preface my review … let me be honest and say that over the years I have never been vaguely interested in seeing the live musical `Grease’. I have always preferred the huge, deep, gutsy, emotional musicals like `Les Miserables’, `Kiss of The Spider Woman’ and `The Phantom of The Opera’ with a touch of `The Jersey Boys’ thrown in.… Members read the rest!

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Bert simply enchanting as Cogsworth (1996)

October 6, 2013

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Beauty and the Beast takes Melbourne by Storm
On With the Show’s
Flashback to 1996

By SHIRLEY BROUN

HAVING clocked more than 300 performances in the Premiere Melbourne production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast already, Bert Newton is revelling in the enchantment his role brings to the stage of the Princess Theatre.
Bert Newton as Beauty and the Beast’s enchanting Cogsworth.… Members read the rest!

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Melbourne to host 2013 APRA Music Awards

June 15, 2013

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BERT NEWTON, JESSICA MAUBOY Lead star-studded line-up
SOME of the biggest names in Australian music will bring their considerable talents to the stage at the 2013 APRA Music Awards.
Jessica Mauboy to make a special appearance
 
According to the official APRA website, 2012 Song of the Year winner and worldwide pop sensation Wally de Backer (Gotye) will be joined by APRA Ambassador and all-round Australian music sweetheart Jenny Morris at the APRA Music Awards this year.… Members read the rest!

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Pantano leaves lasting impression

June 5, 2013

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Bennett and Lewis among his fans

By SHIRLEY BROUN

JERRY Lewis led the standing ovation and Tony Bennett picked him out of the crowd at a London night club for his performance on Australia’s legendary television show `Bandstand’ – such was the talent of Melbourne-based vocalist and entertainer Tony Pantano.
Tony Pantano – 2013 MO Award Male Vocalist of the Year – making it a record 12 wins
 
Last week named Australia’s Top Male Vocalist (for the 12th time) at the prestigious Australian Entertainment MO Awards in Sydney, Tony has a long record of achievement to his credit.… Members read the rest!

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Industry salutes Peter Allen (1992)

April 29, 2013

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An Australian legend takes his final bow

On With the Show’s

Flashback to Variety Today 1992

and its Gold Coast Media award-winning tribute to Peter Allen

Peter Allen – the ultimate entertainer

THERE is no denying Peter Allen was the ultimate showman. His untimely death on June 18, 1992 from cancer at the early age of 48 shocked the world and left his Australian entertainment industry peers stunned.

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From the Editor’s Desk (1994)

January 15, 2013

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Thanks `Hoges’
Shirley Broun
On With the Show’s
Flashback to Variety Today 1994

CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Hogan (and the many Australian shareholders) on the success of his latest film, Lightning Jack. I, for one, have been a fan of Paul’s since seeing him in his first television appearance on New Faces – that must be one or two years ago now.

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Bert’s Christmas single

December 1, 2012

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A note from Bert Newton (1994)
Variety Today 1994

Dear Shirley – It was great to hear from you. I hope life is good for you Shirley and the magazine is still looking fantastic! My best wishes always.

Bert Newton

Is there anything Bert hasn’t done?
Bert Newton on the set of New Faces in 1993

2012 UPDATE by Shirley Broun: Bert Newton’s latest visit to hospital for quadruple heart surgery has generated plenty of well wishes from around the world.

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Bert Newton recovering after major heart surgery

November 24, 2012

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UPDATE: BERT Newton is recovering in intensive care after quadruple bypass heart surgery at Richmond’s Epworth Hospital. The hospital confirmed that the five-and-half-hour surgery went according to plan.

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Bert Newton undergoes heart surgery

November 23, 2012

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ONE of our all time favourite Showbiz Personalities, Bert Newton, is about to undergo major heart surgery in Melbourne. Bert will have quadruple heart surgery today, November 24, and he will take the best wishes of a nation into the operating theatre with him.

And, the professional that he is, Bert still wears that winning smile in anxious anticipation of the over 5-hour ordeal ahead.

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