Benn Gunn’s smokin’ hot award

June 13, 2014

Rock Gunn turns to country
With award-winning results


FINDING your own niche when entering the world of live stage performance can be a little daunting especially when you are not quite sure where your talents could best be showcased.
For this year’s recipient of the Slim Dusty Country Artist of the Year MO Award BENN GUNN the journey of discovery began singing in a rock band at Sydney venues as a teenager in the 1990s.… Members read the rest!

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Entertainers march under one banner on Anzac Day

April 24, 2013

Spirit of Anzacs sees banner held high


ENTERTAINERS Dee Donavan, Sylvia Raye, Lorrae Desmond, Dinah Lee, Jacki De Paul, Lynne Fletcher and Little Patti have given Australian performers who entertained the troops in war zones a special place in Sydney’s annual April 25 Anzac Day march.

Until seven years ago, performers who travelled to the war zones in Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq, East Timor, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands, and the United Nations to bolster the spirits of our fighting diggers were relegated to finding a spot with one of the battalions if they wanted to march – never having a `unit’ of their own in which they could all march as a combined `force’.

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Stars tell – Most Memorable Christmas (1990)

January 29, 2013

On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1990
Kerri-Anne Kennerley

GOODMORNING Australia host Kerri-Anne Kennerley goes back just two years to her most memorable Christmas.

"Celebrating with my husband John's family at The Bear Pub at Woodstock, England, would have to be the most memorable," she said.

"After enjoying a traditional hot Christmas dinner, we all sat in front of a log fire and sang Christmas Carols with my sister-in-law Emmy Lou Harris (married to John's brother Paul).

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Awards hat trick for Graeme Connors (1995)

December 7, 2012

Latest awards are `icing on the cake' for major talent
Flashback to Variety Today 1995

TAKING the hat trick at this year's Australian Country Music Awards in Tamowrth is the icing on the cake for singer-songwriter Graeme Connors.

Based in Mackay, Queensland, Graeme since 1988 has been growing in stature and has been one of the most successful chart artists of the past few years, scoring five straight No.1 hits on the Country Track chart.

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John Williamson celebrates 25 years in Show Business (1992)

September 10, 2012


Variety Today 1996

Shirley Broun wrote in 1996:

 A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That may have been the case once, but John Williamson has rewritten the adage and turned a bird in the bush - Old Man Emu - into 25 years in show business.

Affectionately referred to as the `boy from the Mallee' who is every bit `true blue', John has endured the test of time and has built up an unshakeable following to boot.

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