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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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Industry salutes Peter Allen (1992)

April 29, 2013

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An Australian legend takes his final bow

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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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Judy Stone and Peter Allen (1992)

April 22, 2013

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They gave each other strength

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Flashback to Variety Today 1992

By SHIRLEY BROUN

WHEN Peter Allen discovered he had terminal throat cancer earlier this year, one of his major concerns was not for himself but the fact that he had to cancel his season at Twin Towns Services Club, on the Queensland Gold Coast.

Judy Stone and close friend Col Joye.… Members read the rest!

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Death of Maestro Tommy Tycho

April 4, 2013

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By SHIRLEY BROUN

AUSTRALIAN showbusiness has lost one of it’s most supreme talents with the death of Maestro Tommy Tycho, aged 84, in Sydney this morning – just a week before his 85th birthday. The well respected and much loved pianist, conductor, composer and arranger died of complications associated with pneumonia.

Maestro Tommy Tycho 1928-2013

A child prodigy who played piano with the Budapest Philharmonic orchestra at the age of 10, Tommy moved to Australia in 1951 and began to build a new life for himself and Hungarian wife Eve doing what he did best – music.

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Big year for young tenor (1997)

January 14, 2013

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Stephen Fisher-King reels in the big one
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Flashback to Variety Today 1997
Stephen Fisher-King (top left) is surrounded by his peers at the 1997 Australian Entertainment MO Awards in Sydney.

FOLLOWING rave reviews in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Fisher-King has won the most prestigious award in Australian variety entertainment.

Stephen actually picked up two `MO’ Awards at the gala ceremony at Sydney’s Entertainment Centre on June 18.

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Multi-talented Deana Peher scoops pool (1991)

January 10, 2013

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Deana Peher was the first female Entertainer of the Year in the 18-year history of the Queensland Variety Wallace Awards.
Deana carves her name into history books
On With the Show’s Flashback to Variety Today 1991

By SHIRLEY BROUN

ATTRACTIVE and multi-talented performer Deana Peher has scooped the pool at the 18th Annual Wallace Awards in Brisbane and carved her own name into the entertainment history books at the same time.

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Star facts – Did You Know?

November 30, 2012

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JULIE Anthony, born in Galga, South Australia in 1951, performed in Las Vegas as a support act to famous comedian Bill Cosby.

MEL Gibson was born in New York State, USA, in 1956. He moved to Sydney when he was 12 years old, but still regards Australia as his `home’. Mel was only 21 when he was offered the lead role in Mad Max, which attracted a cult following all over the world.

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