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Big night for Dale Barlow – Flashback to 1992

August 12, 2013

Dual win at MO Awards
On With the Show's
Flashback to 1992

By SHIRLEY BROUN

ACCLAIMED saxophonist, writer and bandleader Dale Barlow had cause for a dual celebration at this year's 17th Annual Entertainment MO Awards in Sydney.
Dale was voted Best Jazz Instrumentalist and Ricky May Jazz Performer of the Year, beating challenges from Vince Jones, James Morrison and Paul Grabowsky in both categories.… 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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Industry pays tribute to Tommy Tycho

May 31, 2013

The Maestro lives on through his music
By SHIRLEY BROUN

“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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MO Award Nominees 2013

April 27, 2013

Industry to be applauded at Awards night
By SHIRLEY BROUN
AUSTRALIAN performers will be showcased at what has become a much looked forward to night of celebrities and salutations when the industry gets together for the 37th Annual Australian Entertainment `MO' Awards to be held at Bankstown Sports Club, Sydney, on May 28.
Television, radio, club and movie performers, actors and personalities will be among the throng of talented performers expected to attend the glittering event which is held each year to award excellence across a wide range of categories ranging from Best Venue to the Peter Allen Performer of the Year.… Members read the rest!

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Phil Cass – the ultimate performer (1994)

March 31, 2013

Phil's magical comedy is a winner
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1994

HIS `comedy' sets him apart from other magicians and his `magic' sets his apart from other comedians. This is how the Variety Arts Theatre in Los Angeles described a performance of Phil Cass - and anyone who has seen him work, must certainly agree.

Winner of Best Specialty Act in the Australian Entertainment `MO' Awards two years running Phil has earned a reputation not only as a first rate illusionist of international standard, but also for being one of Australia's most polished and professional entertainers.

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Dee Donavan – gentleman of showbiz (1994)

March 31, 2013

Silver Baron wins the ladies' votes
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1994

THE entertainment industry's `Silver Baron' - alias Dee Donavan - is enjoying quite a bit of attention from Australia's female population, according to a Sydney Morning Herald columnist.

Dee, who is affectionately known as the Silver Baron, because of his silver hair and distinguished looks, has earned himself another title it seems - as Prince of the Ladies Day Shows.

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Tony & Juleen on magic tour to Vegas (1993)

January 8, 2013

Duo simply `magic'
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today 1993

By SHIRLEY BROUN

TONY and Juleen Laffan have come a long way since their first `gig' together supporting Julie Anthony and The Seekers on a Queensland tour five years ago.

It is no illusion or magical feat that these two talented artists have won the hearts and support of audiences throughout the country, purely based on the immense entertainment value their performances exude.

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Don Lane hosts MO Awards (1998)

December 4, 2012

Welcome return
Variety Today 1998

DON LANE, who co-founded the Australian Entertainment `MO' Awards 23 years ago with entertainment greats such as Johnny O'Keefe, made a welcome return this year to host the major event.

A multi-award winner, Don was thrilled to take the stage and host the major entertainment indujstry awards at the Sydney Entertainment Centre recently. A total of 38 awards were announced including Australian Ambassadors Tap Dogs, Performers of the Year Human Nature and John Campbell Fellowship Award winner Toni Stevens.

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Entertainment Industry pays tribute to Angry Anderson (1996)

December 3, 2012

Variety Today 1996
By Shirley Broun

COMBINE passion with opinion, add heart - it's a highly combustible mix, and makes up just some of the ingredients for Ray Martin's potent `Angry Anderson cocktail'.

"There aren't many Aussies who deliver so much good as Angry does with everything from kids' cancer clinics to little Annie who died almost in his arms," said the much-loved host of TV's Current Affair.

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