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Mary Schneider releases new album

October 31, 2017

AT 85, AUSTRALIA'S QUEEN OF YODELLING
SWINGS INTO MUSIC OF BIG BAND ERA
AS TIME goes by anniversaries take on more significance.
Having started out in show business with her sister Rita back in 1945, as ‘The Schneider Sisters’, Mary Schneider has had her fair share of anniversaries and achievements.
To coin a grand old phrase, ‘the best is yet to come’.… Members read the rest!

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Wayne Horsburgh yodels to success

July 17, 2013

Yodelling great keeps getting better
Venue: Nerang RSL
Date: July 17, 2013

Review by SHIRLEY BROUN

POPPED into Nerang RSL on the Qld Gold Coast today and who should be performing but multi-award winning country and yodelling great Wayne Horsburgh and the Howie Brothers.
As one would expect, the auditorium was packed with only standing room for late-comers like me but I didn’t mind.… 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

By SHIRLEY BROUN

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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Star-studded line-up to help children in need (1994)

February 24, 2013

Performers help raise $10,000
On With the Show's
Flashback to 1994

ENTERTAINERS came out in force to raise money for the Handicapped Children's Centre of New South Wales when St George Leagues Club hosted the `Stars on Sunday'.

Backed by the terrific sound of Jupiter and The Rocky Thomas Band, some of Australia's top performers took to the stage.

They included Lucky Starr, Jane Scali with `Teamwork', Eddie Youngblood, Marty Morton, Seamus Earley, William Mafi and Paradise, Mark Williams, Frank Newall, Triple Treat, Marjorie Moon, Stairway to the Stars, Bobby Dennis, Igor Cavdarski, Chris Castle and Latin American Dance Co.

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ALVABUZZ – comradry stronger than ever (1991)

February 2, 2013

Frank Ifield lends a hand
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1991

By ALVA Queen Bee Mary Schneider

WELL, here we are again ... another year over ... boy that was quick! Maybe I fitted too much into it. It has been a good year for ALVA (Australian Ladies Variety Association).

The committee's aim this year was to continue with our fundraising but more importantly, to highlight the comradery of which ALVA is so proud.

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Frank Ifield targets Aussie talent in UK (1990)

January 22, 2013

SHOWCALL UK Column

By Frank Ifield
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1990

THIS year while recuperating in England I have been busying myself doing lots of radio shows the length and breadth of the UK featuring Australian Country Music

The British listeners have been enchanted by the diverse talents of bush balladeers, Slim Dusty, Smokey Dawson, etc, to the modern country stylists such as Doug Ashdown and Graeme Conners.

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