Tag Archives: Peter Allen

Hop on board to see The Village Bike

May 20, 2017

A FRANK AND FUNNY EXPLORATION OF A WOMAN’S DESIRE
Cross Pollinate Productions in association with Red Line Productions will present the Sydney premiere of Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from June 7.
Becky is pregnant and frustrated. Her husband is more interested in the baby manual than her new underwear so she turns to the porn stash under the bed.… 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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Industry salutes Peter Allen (1992)

April 29, 2013

Peter Allen - the ultimate entertainer

An Australian legend takes his final bow

On With the Show's

Flashback to Variety Today 1992

and its Gold Coast Media award-winning tribute to Peter Allen

THERE is no denying Peter Allen was the ultimate showman. His untimely death on June 18, 1992 from cancer at the early age of 48 shocked the world and left his Australian entertainment industry peers stunned.

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Judy Stone and Peter Allen (1992)

April 22, 2013

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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Death of Maestro Tommy Tycho

April 4, 2013

By SHIRLEY BROUN

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
On With the Show's
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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Multi-talented Deana Peher scoops pool (1991)

January 10, 2013

Deana carves her name into history books
On With the Show's Flashback to Variety Today 1991

By SHIRLEY BROUN

ATTRACTIVE and multi-talented performer Deana Peher has scooped the pool at the 18th Annual Wallace Awards in Brisbane and carved her own name into the entertainment history books at the same time.

As Deana stepped up on stage to accept her most prestigious award to date, The Wallace Award for Qld Entertainer of the Year, this talented songstress, dancer and actress, became the first female in the history of the Awards to win `the big one'.

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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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