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Tag Archives: Shirley Broun

Jade Hurley – a performance to remember

October 1, 2017

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REVIEW: Jade Hurley
Venue: Twin Towns Services Club
Date: September 19, 2017

By Shirley Broun

JUST couldn’t resist the opportunity to see one of Australia’s most enduring and loved rock’n’rollers in action at Twin Towns Services Club in Tweed Heads recently.
Jade Hurley
When the music kicked off and the lights focused on a white piano sitting centre stage I, and a full auditorium of dedicated fans, were poised and ready for the man who had set the piano keys alight with his sizzling renditions of some of the all-time rock’n’roll greats.… Members read the rest!

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Bill Alexander’s smile masks the pain

July 29, 2017

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ENTERTAINER CHOOSES TO GRIN
DESPITE GRIM CANCER DIAGNOSES
A DIP in the family pool 14 years ago sparked a condition that literally changed the life of popular club entertainer, Bill Alexander.
“While I was swimming, I had a heart fribulation. It went for hours,” the always smiling performer told long-time friend and On With the Show Editor Shirley Broun recently during a special luncheon in his honour at Burleigh Sports on the Gold Coast.… Members read the rest!

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Greg Doolan takes his final bow

February 17, 2017

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WICKETY WAK STAR LOSES
BATTLE WITH CANCER
By Shirley Broun
YESTERDAY afternoon I checked in to read the latest notifications on Facebook.
A post from entertainment industry stalwart Brian Fogarty caught my eye. Something about my dear friend Greg Doolan. `Oh what’s Greg up to,’ I thought inquisitively. Then I read it:
“Another shock! Too young and a great talent — Greg Doolan (Wickety Wak) sadly passed away this afternoon @ only 63 yrs of age.”
Greg Doolan
Can’t be right, I thought and read it again.… Members read the rest!

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Welcome to 2017

January 2, 2017

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EDITOR’S BLOG
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy 2017 full of love, laughter and much success. Each and every one of you deserve only the best this world can offer for you give so much on a daily basis to family, friends, audiences, fans and others around you. I’ve always believed entertainers fill a very important role in life, for you have the ability to touch the very hearts and souls of the people you come in contact with, and that is exactly what you do at every performance.… Members read the rest!

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Review: Rockin’ good time as Ol’ 55 celebrates 40 years

November 28, 2016

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Audience jumping to sound of Ol’ 55

VENUE: Jupiter’s Casino, Gold Coast

DATE: November 26, 2016

Review by SHIRLEY BROUN

 
FROM the very moment Ol’ 55 first leaped onto centre stage, the audience were ready to relive the music of the 50s and 60s.
Ol’55 with Glen A Baker and On With the Show proprietor Shirley Broun at Jupiter’s Theatre.… Members read the rest!

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Mickey Rooney was a true star

April 8, 2014

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Final curtain call for a legend
World has lost an enduring star
But chance meeting will be remembered

By SHIRLEY BROUN

IT IS all over the news around the world. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars Mickey Rooney has died aged 93. And do you know I think that is how the star would have liked it … a fanfare befitting his amazing career that spanned virtually his whole life.… Members read the rest!

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Fiona O’Loughlin pushes the boundaries for a laugh

March 14, 2014

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Stand-up sees the funny side of life
Interview with Comedian FIONA O’LOUGHLIN

By SHIRLEY BROUN

 
COMEDIAN Fiona O’Loughlin admits she likes to push the boundaries whenever she performs.“There is always one more story to be told on stage. No one could ever say they have heard every one of them,” she told On with the Show’s Shirley Broun as she prepared for this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival which kicks off on March 26.… Members read the rest!

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On With the Show thanks supporters

August 5, 2013

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Members and Advertisers please take a bow
On with the show UPDATE, August 2013
From the Editor’s Desk
ON behalf of On With the Show Entertainment and Shirley Broun, I would like to thank you all for supporting our website www.onwiththeshow.com.au . It really means so very much.Shirley Broun
The good news is that the website is growing rapidly and achieving some great results, with visitors from around the world and from a wide range of areas within the performing arts and entertainment industries.… Members read the rest!

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`The Olivia Newton John Story’ captivates audience

June 30, 2013

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REVIEW: Greg & Laura Doolan, Rob Rosenlund
Venue: Tweed Heads Bowls Club
June 29, 2013

By Shirley Broun

TRIBUTE shows are a major part of the live performance arena these days and when a friend invited me to join her to see the `Olivia Newton John Story’ at Tweed Heads Bowls Club on the Queensland Gold Coast last night (June 29, 2013) I thought `why not’ – it ticks all my boxes (I love Olivia Newton John, I love live shows and I was really in the mood to be entertained).… Members read the rest!

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About Us

May 2, 2013

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On With the Show Entertainment
Shirley Broun
For a decade, Award-winning National Entertainment Magazine Variety Today was published to provide a voice for Australia’s Entertainment Industry. Many entertainers were actively involved in its publication.
On With the Show Entertainment continues this tradition but in a way that incorporates the modern love-affair with stage, screen and the showbiz world in general.
On with the Show Entertainment is led by Shirley Broun, Founding Editor/Publisher of Variety Today.… 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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Hard work reaps rewards in LA (1992)

February 3, 2013

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G’day Hollywood
By columnist Jenifer Green
On With the Show’s
Jenifer Green
Flashback to Variety Today 1992

WHEN Shirley asked me to write a column from Los Angeles, I was delighted and thrilled that perhaps my side of the entertainment scene could shed some positive light and help people in our industry which has had such a downslide in the past few years.

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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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Variety Today turns two (1993)

January 14, 2013

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The Variety Today Second Birthday cake cutting ceremony attracted some eager starters (l-r) Legalese columnist Anthony Colavitti, Susie Broun, Olaf `Westy’ Harris, Managing Editor Shirley Broun, Robert Pearson and George Harvey (of The Four Kinsmen), Greg Doolan (ex-Wickety Wak), Frank Ifield and – kneeling ready for the first slice – fellow Kinsmen, Scott Radburn.

VARIETY Today and 150 dedicated supporters saw the new year off in fine spirits as they joined together at top Gold Coast venue, Paradise Country, to celebrate the publication’s Second Birthday.

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Music industry set to hit awards high (1994)

January 13, 2013

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Stars gather for Gold Coast awards
Country Music Legends John McSweeney and Reg Lindsay are among the guests at the awards night.
On With the Show’s
Flashback to Variety Today 1994

THIS year’s Gold Coast Music Awards proudly presented by Gold Coast Music promises to be a star gazer’s delight.

Scheduled to appear at this year’s event are former `Laugh-in’ star Chelsea Brown, Venetta Field from John Farnham band, Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s Shane Bourne, Queensland Entertainer of the Year Greg Doolan, country music legends Reg Lindsay and John McSweeney, Syd `Cookie’ Heylen from À Country Practice’, Vic Rooney from E Street, Variety Today’s Shirley Broun and many more.

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World first for Rolf (1991)

January 2, 2013

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On With the Show’s
Flashback to Gold Coast Sun, Nov 27, 1991
Shirley Broun and Rolf Harris celebrating a world first for the Aussie entertainer who has designed the front cover of Miss Broun’s First Birthday publication of Variety Today.

THE art of Rolf Harris, which normally commands five figure fees, will be available to the general public for just $3 early in the new year.

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On with the show

November 23, 2012

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A great day for the OZ Variety Industry
From website of Pearson & Harvey

We’ve just received the word that a long-awaited website is up and running. Shirley Broun, former publisher/editor of the ‘VARIETY TODAY’ magazine (and one of the best friends the Australian Variety Industry has ever had) has launched her new website. Check out www.onwiththeshow.com.au to see some great ‘blasts from the past’ and great news stories about our business.

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Where are they Now?

November 4, 2012

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Benny King – old friends are new again!
CAN YOU HELP US FIND OUR MUCH-LOVED PERFORMERS?

TIME has a way of going by so quickly!

One minute you are the most `in demand’ of artists. actors, performers etc and the next … the appearances start to wane. But not because you are not equally as talented or in demand but because new artists keep emerging and there are only limited opportunities in the industry to be filled.

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About Us

August 31, 2012

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ON WITH THE SHOW
Shirley Broun
For a decade, Award-winning National Entertainment Magazine Variety Today was published to provide a voice for Australia’s Entertainment Industry. Many entertainers were actively involved in its publication.
On With the Show Entertainment continues this tradition but in a way that incorporates the modern love-affair with stage, screen and the showbiz world in general.
On with the Show Entertainment is led by Shirley Broun, Founding Editor/Publisher of  Variety Today.… Members read the rest!

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