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The Burdekin Theatre, Ayr – Flashback to 1997

September 3, 2013

Thousands visit each year
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Flashback to 1997
WHEN you are next travelling to North Queensland along Highway One - the Bruce Highway - don't hesitate to call into the Burdekin Theatre. Thousands of visitors do so each year!
Once you have looked at, and photographed (which you will) the brilliant Stephen Walker sculpture of `The Living Lagoon', situated just as you enter the Theatre forecourt, make your way across the plaza to the Theatre itself.… Members read the rest!

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Industry pays tribute to Tommy Tycho

May 31, 2013

The Maestro 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.
Last Tuesday night the cream of the country’s variety entertainment industry gathered at the Bankstown Sports Club in Sydney for the 37th Annual Australian Entertainment `MO’ Awards.… Members read the rest!

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Julie Anthony – Flashback to 1995

May 23, 2013

There was a time when she couldn't sing
Julie celebrates 25 great years in show business
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Flashback to 1995


JULIE Anthony has come a long way since her first appearance on stage singing `He'll Have to Go' for a high school dance at Waikerie in the South Australian Riverland district.
Now living in a house overlooking the Tweed Valley, Julie has done everything from singing the lead in the successful stage production of `Irene' in London's West End to stirring a nation with her rendition of `Advance Australia Fair'.… Members read the rest!

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Death of Maestro Tommy Tycho

April 4, 2013


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.

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

Stephen Fisher-King reels in the big one
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Flashback to Variety Today 1997

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. First up, he won the Best Male Vocalist Variety Performer, ahead of Marty Rhone, Sandy Scott and Tony Pantano, then took out the equivalent to the Gold Logie ...

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What they are saying (1996)

December 2, 2012

Letters to the Editor:

Dear Shirley,

Thank you for your continued support for Michael Gant. The exposure in `Variety Today' is certainly paying off for Michael. Since advertising in the magazine and appearing in several write ups about the Wallace Awards Michael has been booked by major clubs interstate. I always ask where they have found Michael's name and most times they refer to Variety Today.

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Star facts – Did You Know?

November 30, 2012

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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