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Ross Hutchison – Citizen of the Year

February 10, 2017

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Entertainment icon recognised
Take a bow Rossco
MULTI-TALENTED entertainer Ross Hutchison has recently been awarded Penrith Council Citizen of the Year.
Described on his website as a `Man for all Reasons’, Ross’s career has seen him excel as a dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, producer, writer, raconteur, broadcaster, teacher, master of ceremonies, Justice of the Peace, Reverend Minister and `master coach’.
As part of the Australia Day honours, the entertainment icon’s outstanding contribution to his home town of Penrith over the past 50 years was recognised.… 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.
 
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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Judy Stone and Peter Allen (1992)

April 22, 2013

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They gave each other strength

On With the Show's

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.

Such was the nature of this performer who gave so much in the name of `entertainment'.

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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
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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