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Big night for Dale Barlow – Flashback to 1992

August 12, 2013

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Dual win at MO Awards
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Flashback to 1992

By SHIRLEY BROUN

ACCLAIMED saxophonist, writer and bandleader Dale Barlow had cause for a dual celebration at this year’s 17th Annual Entertainment MO Awards in Sydney.
Dale Barlow at the 17th Annual MO Awards. (Photo by Shirley Broun)
Dale was voted Best Jazz Instrumentalist and Ricky May Jazz Performer of the Year, beating challenges from Vince Jones, James Morrison and Paul Grabowsky in both categories.… Members read the rest!

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Wayne Horsburgh yodels to success

July 17, 2013

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Yodelling great keeps getting better
Venue: Nerang RSL
Date: July 17, 2013

Review by SHIRLEY BROUN

POPPED into Nerang RSL on the Qld Gold Coast today and who should be performing but multi-award winning country and yodelling great Wayne Horsburgh and the Howie Brothers.
Wayne Horsburgh
As one would expect, the auditorium was packed with only standing room for late-comers like me but I didn’t mind.… Members read the rest!

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Industry pays tribute to Tommy Tycho

May 31, 2013

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The Maestro lives on through his music
By SHIRLEY BROUN
Maestro Tommy Tycho … lives on through his music.

“Tommy Tycho had the ability to bring out the best in performers and encourage them to rise above their abilities. He was the ultimate Musical Director, conductor, arranger, performer, composer and Maestro,” said Ken Laing, friend and manager for over 30 years.… Members read the rest!

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MO Award Nominees 2013

April 27, 2013

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Industry to be applauded at Awards night
By SHIRLEY BROUN
AUSTRALIAN performers will be showcased at what has become a much looked forward to night of celebrities and salutations when the industry gets together for the 37th Annual Australian Entertainment `MO’ Awards to be held at Bankstown Sports Club, Sydney, on May 28.
Television, radio, club and movie performers, actors and personalities will be among the throng of talented performers expected to attend the glittering event which is held each year to award excellence across a wide range of categories ranging from Best Venue to the Peter Allen Performer of the Year.… Members read the rest!

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Phil Cass – the ultimate performer (1994)

March 31, 2013

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Phil’s magical comedy is a winner
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Phil Cass – his magic and comedy set him apart
Flashback to Variety Today 1994

HIS `comedy’ sets him apart from other magicians and his `magic’ sets his apart from other comedians. This is how the Variety Arts Theatre in Los Angeles described a performance of Phil Cass – and anyone who has seen him work, must certainly agree.

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Dee Donavan – gentleman of showbiz (1994)

March 31, 2013

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Silver Baron wins the ladies’ votes
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MO Award-winning Dee Donavan
Flashback to Variety Today 1994

THE entertainment industry’s `Silver Baron’ – alias Dee Donavan – is enjoying quite a bit of attention from Australia’s female population, according to a Sydney Morning Herald columnist.

Dee, who is affectionately known as the Silver Baron, because of his silver hair and distinguished looks, has earned himself another title it seems – as Prince of the Ladies Day Shows.

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Tony & Juleen on magic tour to Vegas (1993)

January 8, 2013

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Duo simply `magic’
Tony & Juleen Laffan – turning heads with their `magic’ performances.
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Flashback to Variety Today 1993

By SHIRLEY BROUN

TONY and Juleen Laffan have come a long way since their first `gig’ together supporting Julie Anthony and The Seekers on a Queensland tour five years ago.

It is no illusion or magical feat that these two talented artists have won the hearts and support of audiences throughout the country, purely based on the immense entertainment value their performances exude.

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Don Lane hosts MO Awards (1998)

December 4, 2012

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Don Lane shows Variety Today founder and long time friend Shirley Broun a special `Thank You’ plaque from the MOs.
Warren Williams and Frank Newall were a load of laughs at the 1998 MO Awards.
John Campbell Fellowship winner Toni Stevens with Australian Performers of the Year Human Nature (1998).
Welcome return
Variety Today 1998

DON LANE, who co-founded the Australian Entertainment `MO’ Awards 23 years ago with entertainment greats such as Johnny O’Keefe, made a welcome return this year to host the major event.

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Entertainment Industry pays tribute to Angry Anderson (1996)

December 3, 2012

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Variety Today 1996
By Shirley Broun

COMBINE passion with opinion, add heart – it’s a highly combustible mix, and makes up just some of the ingredients for Ray Martin’s potent `Angry Anderson cocktail’.

“There aren’t many Aussies who deliver so much good as Angry does with everything from kids’ cancer clinics to little Annie who died almost in his arms,” said the much-loved host of TV’s Current Affair.

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