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Tag Archives: Toni Stevens

ALVA Goes Gold Coast a big success

October 19, 2017

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Entertainment industry luncheon
rekindles memories of charity’s
incredible journey to help
less fortunate performers

By SHIRLEY BROUN

THE Australian Ladies Variety Association (ALVA) came to the Gold Coast this week in the form of President Susie Smither who hosted a special ALVA lunch at South Tweed Heads Sports Club on Monday, October 16.
Patti Bond and ALVA president Susie Smither welcome lunch guests.… Members read the rest!

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ALVA Goes Gold Coast

October 9, 2017

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LONG TERM GOAL FOR MEMBERS
LUNCH IN QLD SET FOR SUCCESS
THE Australian Ladies Variety Association (ALVA), made up of entertainers and wives of entertainers, is staging a special event for Queensland and New South Wales members and partners at South Tweed Sports Club on October 16 from 10am (Qld time).
ALVA President Susie Smither, based in Sydney, said the ALVA Goes Gold Coast event is being held to bring together members who have left Sydney and moved to the Gold Coast.… 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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Sparkling menu to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn and VP Day

July 10, 2017

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JOIN TOP AUSSIE VOCALISTS
IN SPECIAL STAGE TRIBUTE
A STAR-STUDDED line-up of great Aussie talent will be on stage to help commemorate the 100th Anniversary year of the Australian Ladies Variety Association’s (ALVA) #1 Patron, Dame Vera Lynn and the 72nd Anniversary of VP Day (Victory in the Pacific) to be held at a special luncheon in August.
Dame Vera Lynn.… Members read the rest!

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Performers hook up for lunch

October 27, 2013

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Impromptu `showbiz’ reunion
On With the Show
Editor’s Blog

By SHIRLEY BROUN

ENTERTAINERS rarely get a chance to be at the one place at the same time … especially if it is to enjoy what many of us take for granted, a simple meal with friends and family. These wonderful human beings are usually entertaining people as they dine or, alternatively, they are busy rehearsing to go on stage.… Members read the rest!

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Toni Stevens puts Aunty Molly’s on the map

August 26, 2013

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Performer turns history into award-winning venture

By SHIRLEY BROUN

COOKING up a night of food, fun and top entertainment is the speciality of effervescent personality Toni Stevens.
Toni Stevens
Multi-talented performer Toni Stevens has successfully managed to combine her career as a much-loved comedienne, singer, guitarist, theatre restaurant producer and actress with her passion for helping others.
It is a skill that has been applauded on many occasions and it was also acknowledged by her showbiz peers when she was awarded the John Campbell Fellowship Award at the annual Australian Entertainment MO Awards in 1998 for services to the industry and her charity work.… Members read the rest!

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Breathless Terry Kaff on the comeback trail

August 5, 2013

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Shock operation for our beloved session singer

By SHIRLEY BROUN

SYDNEY-based entertainer Terry Kaff, who was hospitalised last week after sparks started to fly inside his chest while playing a round of golf, is back home and on the road to recovery.
WP Brennan snapped this `telling’ photo of Terry Kaff, post-operation today. It’s Terry to a Tee!
 
The usually fit and healthy vocalist and top session singer, now in his 60s, received an aortic stenosis after being diagnosed with a malfunctioning aortic valve.… Members read the rest!

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