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Your Chance To Win Free Tickets To The Following Performances Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords) Written and directed by Melbourne Love at Fast Sight actor/playwright, Sally McLean, Stephen K Amos featuring Ross Ryan performing his Welcome to the world of speed dat- Introducing Beau The UK’s top funny man, Stephen ing… No. 1 hit song I Am Pegasus and Heartbreaker K Amos brings his stunningly cheeky showcasing an extraordinary cast of LoveLife Time is money, Patience is short, Life solo show to Melbourne Fringe for is fast. We can genetically modify our Introducing Beau Heartbreaker’ is a emerging and established actors LoveLife - a comedy about love, life the very first time. food, why not our partner? show with a simple concept that works. including Peter Flaherty, Kathleen & everything in between. This One woman dressed as a convincingly Dubbed “the funniest bloke at the Ronchi, Sarah Penn, Michael Clayton, “comedy, cabaret, multimedia, X, Y, curvy, petite, creative or ath- handsome bloke; some hilarious sto- Comedy Festival” by The Pun, Tanya McCall, Hannah Fox, Charity extravaganzafest-thingy” is performed letic…8 minutes is all you need to find rytelling; catchy tunes and a breath- Award-winning Amos sold out his Shaw and Jennifer Hansen, fresh from by world class(less), husband-and- Mr. or Mrs. Right. taking voice. This combination con- entire extended season at the 2006 her role as Newsreader for Channel wife comedy couple - Zara and Troy But have we become addicted? tinues to intrigue and impress. Melbourne International Comedy Ten’s Evening News, Chasing Swindells-Grose. Mockumentary style, Love at Fast Festival. Selina Jenkins, the woman behind this Pegasus (a play in ten chords) joins The Birds and the Bees like never Sight will speed you through the rules loveable Beau, is neither condescend- “Stephen K Amos is the embodiment the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival before! As your life-loving hosts, these of flirting, dating and mating in the 21st ing nor presumptuous in her approach of charisma. No one could possibly line-up. real-life lovers of 15 years… perform century. Find out why this Jewish pas- to the development of a male character. have left this feel good show without A celebration of what makes us multiple characters back-to-back… time became a global phenomenon. Beau Heartbreaker speaks lovingly a beaming smile on their face. A real different, and through that discovery, a (and sometimes, front-to-front!) Love at Fast Sight is written and per- about his family and life on the farm stormer.” Chortle UK recognition of what makes us ultimately A wonderfully funny and thought- formed by actor/comedian Olivia and sings openly about his lack of luck “Amos [is] born to entertain. He the same, Chasing Pegasus is a story provoking romp… LoveLife Ansell, who was recently featured in with the ladies’. keeps the gags flowing thick and fast about finding the extraordinary in incorporates stand up comedy, Glynn Nicholas’s mime comedy Venue: Festival Hub, Arts House, with sharp observations and stories ourselves and our fellow man. multimedia, cabaret and hilarious Shoosh! Nth Melbourne Town Hall - Supper before producing more devastating For more information visit characters to pack a punchline. Venue: Festival Hub - Lithuanian Room one-liners from up his sleeve.” Metro, www.chasingpegasus.com Venue: Festival Hub, Arts House, Club, The Ballroom Season Dates: 07/10/2006 - 14/10/06 Edinburgh. Venue: Gasworks Arts Park (Main North Melbourne Town Hall - The Tent Season Dates: 07/10/2006 - 14/10/ Times/Notes: Sat- Sat 8.15pm, Sun Venue: Festival Hub, Main Theatre, Theatre) Season Dates: 29/09/2006 - 14/10/06 2006 7.15pm (45 mins) Lithuanian Club Preview Dates: 3/10/2006 - 3/10/2006 Times/Notes: 10pm Tues-Sat, 9pm Times/Notes: 7:30pm, 6:30pm Sun- Opening Night 2 for 1 tix Excluding Season Dates: 29/9/06 - 14/10/06 Season Dates: 4/10/2006 - 7/10/2006 Sun Excluding Mondays day. Excluding Monday (no show) no show Monday 9th October Times/Notes: 9pm, 8pm on Sundays Times/Notes: Tues to Sat: 9.15pm Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $17.00, Tickets: Conc $15., Full $18., Group Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $12.00, Excluding No show on Mondays Sat Matinee: 4.30pm Tightarse Tues $13.00 $12., Tightarse Tues $12., Other $15. Tightarse Tues $10.00 Tickets: Conc $18, Full $24, Group Running time: 70 mins Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 8412 8777 Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 8412 8777 Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 8412 8777 $20, Tightarse Tues $18. 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Lewis Paul Dainty has extended the season of the Motown Queen Diana Ross live to released his debut single Whole Lotta Shakin’ smash hit play Mum’s the Word 2: Teenagers! At the Regent Theatre, Monday Oc- Goin On (Sun Records) in late 1956 and it was the Comedy Theatre. Tickets 132-849. Starring tober 30 with support Anthony promptly banned by most of the country’s radio stations because Rebecca Gibney, Marg Downey, Jane Hall, Callea and the Melbourne Cup Car- of its vulgarity. It sold only 30,000 copies. Six months later Lewis Collette Man and Louise Siversen this produc- nival Chairman’s dinner on at made his US TV debut on the Steve Allen Show singing his single tion has received some rave reviews and is ab- Flemington, Wednesday Novem- Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On. This sparked a renewed interest in solutely hilarious. Check out ber 1st, supported by Chris Isaak. the single and it sold more than 6 million copies nationally. His www.mumsthewordonstage.com.au After enjoying a huge success with 1958 single Great Balls Of Fire sold more than 5 million copies. the Supremes for most of the sixties My good mate Lee Kernaghan is heading Diana Ross began a solo career in around Australia on his Outback to the Beaches Album Reviews the early seventies with a debut Tour. Another album from the Putumayo stable is Blues Around the Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s More info www.leekernaghan.com.au. If you World (MRA). From Buenos Aires to Barcelona, Mississippi to Hand and Ain’t No Mountain High haven’t got a copy of his new album The New Mauritania, this collection demonstrates the influence of the blues Enough which became a US No.1 Bush (ABC Music) do yourself a favour and on musicians in every corner hit. Her biggest hit had all the Mel- place a copy in your record collection. of the world. Featuring The bourne discos booming with Up- A Day at the Country Races Unseen Guest led by Irish side Down (80) and later the wed- musician, Declan Murray ding receptions were doing a fine You can’t beat a day at the Country Races. and Indian musician, Amith trade with the favourite bridal waltz Tasty food and local wines and great family en- Narayan, Brazilian group Endless Love (81) with Lionel Richie) selling over 2 million cop- tertainment. The Quambatook Cup, Avoca Cup, Kyneton Cup, Blues Etilicos, Blues singer ies. It became the theme of the film of the same name, featuring Ballan Cup, Bendigo Cup, Healesville Cup, Yarra Glen Cup and Montserrat Pratdesaba (bet- Brooke Shields. More hits climbed the charts including Why Do Mornington Cup are just a few of the great country race meetings. ter known as Big Mama) with Fools Fall in Love (81), the old Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Join the Country Racing mailing list 1300 139 402 or visit the website Spanish harmonica player 1956 hit, Muscles (82), All Of You (84) a duet with Julio Iglesias www.countryracing.com.au Victor Uris, Jarabe De Palo, and another huge disco hit with the Barry Gibb song Chain Glitterati Gossip Bonnie Raitt with Habib Reaction (1986). Ross married Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Believe it or not! But Rolling Stone Sir Mick Jagger has taken Koite and more including Eric Naess in 1986. voice coaching lessons. Jagger has sung for 35 years without Bibb, Maria Muldaur, Taiwanese blues singer and guitarist Long- Tickets for the Regent Theatre 1300-795-012 and Flemington 1300- coaching lessons but has since discovered that coaching lessons Ge and Taj Mahal. A portion of Putumayo’s proceeds from the 727-575. Check out www.ampresents.com & www.dianaross.com warm up his vocal chords. sale of this CD will be donated to help the forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs. The Johnny Cash tribute concert ‘I Walk the Line’ will be held at A never released track recorded by Jimi Hendrix 40 years ago Other albums in the Putumayo blues range include Blues Lounge, The Forum Theatre, Friday September 15 and the Ford Theatre will go to auction in New York after being unearthed in a cupboard. American Blues, Mississippi Blues and Mali to Memphis. Check Geelong Monday September 18. Tickets 132-849 and 5225-1200. The song Station Break was made at a session early in the legen- out www.putumayo.com and www.mraentertainment.com Starring Gary Mack and Sandy Anderson. Special guest Dolly dary US guitarist’s career as a solo artist. Its co-composer, Jerry Parton. Simon, found the reel in a cupboard in his EMI Music has released another double al- home. bum of music that will set the pace for you to Andrew McManus presents country music star Dwight Yoakam unwind from a hectic week at the office or just at the Palais Theatre, October 27. Book 9537-2444. A New James Bond novel is being written, plain relaxing. Lazy Sunday (EMI) features www.dwightyoakam.com 40 years after the spy’s last outing. The estate Youth Group – Forever Young, World On Fire Carole Klein, better known as Carole King will appear at the of the late 007 author Ian Fleming has commis- by Sarah McLachlan, White Flag – Dido, Eve- Rod Laver Arena, Friday November 17th with support Tim Freed- sioned a highly respected writer, whose iden- rybody Here Wants You – Jeff Buckley, Don’t man. Tickets 132-849. tity will be secret until publication. The 15th Panic – Coldplay, Winning Arrow – Bic Runga, Check out www.caroleking.com and www.ampresents.com Bond adventure will be published in May 2008, Beth Orton sings Conceived, Silverchair – Af- the centenary of Fleming’s birth. Fleming wrote ter all These Years, Private Universe by Melbourne promoter Michael Coppel has secured guitar maes- 14 books about the secret agent, beginning tro Eric Clapton (born Eric Patrick Crowded House plus music from radiohead, with Casino Royale in 1953. The last, Sarah Blasko, Kisschassy, Bob Evans, David Clapp) for an Australian tour. Octopussy and the Living Daylights, were published in Clapton is undoubtedly one of Gray, Lior, Freedom Five, the Go-Betweens, Missy Higgins and 1966, two years after his death. Among the rumours to more, a total of 40 tracks. Available now from all major music stores. rock’s most popular and suc- write the new book include John Le Carre and Frederick For more EMI music visit www.musichead.com.au cessful guitarists. In his early be- Forsyth. ginnings Clapton was a blues Rajon Music has released Where Country Is: Australia’s Best purist, his idols being Muddy Wa- Tom Cruise has been dumped by Paramount Pictures 1986-2005 featuring songs True Blue- John Williamson, Paddy ters and Buddy Guy. Clapton has ending his 14 year relationship. Cruise earned more than William by Slim Dusty, Boys from the Bush – Lee Kernaghan, Age enjoyed an outstanding career $500 million from his Paramount films and found instant of Grace – James Blundell, Days of Old Khancoban – Smokey spanning 5 decades enjoying stardom in Top Gun (1986.) Last year Cruise was paid Dawson, This Flower – Kasey Chambers plus other songs from stints with Cream, The $130 million for War of the Worlds. His films made more major country artist including Keith Urban, Beccy Cole, Tania Yardbirds, Joe Cocker, Ringo than $2.6 billion for Paramount but disappointing fig- Kernaghan, Gina Jeffrey’s, Troy Cassar-Daley, Melinda Schnei- Starr, Blind Faith, Derek and the ures for Mission Impossible 111. The film took $513 mil- der, Adam Brand, Graeme Connors and more. Available now in all Dominos and John Mayall’s lion at the box office, but Paramount just broke even major outlets. Visit www.rajon.com.au Bluesbreakers. Clapton played after Cruise’s cut of $104 million. Born Thomas Cruise Mapother V in 1962, Cruise dropped out of high school New Albums on many artists’ albums over the Lazy Sunday – Various (EMI) years including Phil Collins, Joe and studied acting in his early teens and made his film Laugh Now, Cry Later – Ice Cube (EMI) Cocker, Roger Daltry, Bob debut in Endless Love (1981). Cruise received an Acad- Sarah Main – Pete Tong (Pacha) Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John emy Award nomination for Born on the Fourth of July Suburban Songbook – Bob Evans (EMI) Lennon and Leon Russell just (89), Jerry Maguire (96) and Magnolia (99). Greatest Hits – Divinyls ((EMI) to name a few. The Knack lead singer Doug Fieger, best known for Illuminate – Latrice (Central Station) his 1979 hit single My Sharona, had successful brain Loose – Nelly Furtado (Universal) Unplugged (1992) became one of his most successful albums Carnival – Kasey Chambers (Capitol) selling more than 10 million copies in the US alone. surgery last week. Fieger, 53, had two brain tumours removed dur- 70th Birthday Concert - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers & friends (Rajon) ing an operation at a hospital in Los Angeles. Fieger is expected to This album demonstrated his blues roots, playing acoustic gui- make a full recovery. The Knack formed in 1978 and their debut Release Yourself Volume 5 – Roger Sanchez (Central Station) tar in a relaxed atmosphere. The poignant Tears in Heaven about We’re Outta Here! – The Ramones (Music Club) album, Get the Knack, sold six million copies. The single My The Hits & Beyond – Danni Minogue (Central Station) the death of his son, Connor, became a worldwide hit. In 1995 Sharona (Capitol) was No.1 on the Australian charts staying on My Generation the 70s Part One – Various (EMI) Clapton received an OBE from the Prince of Wales which he placed the charts for 27 weeks. Jindabyne Soundtrack – Various (Capitol) amongst his many other awards including Artistic Excellence Greatest Hits – David Essex (Sony/BMG UK) Award at the Billboard Music Awards, Lifetime Achievement The group’s second album, But the Little Girls Understand, Highway Companion – Tom Petty (Warner) Award, Living legend of the Year Award and various Grammy sold two million. The group endured constant Beatles’ compari- sons and associations that contributed to a critical backlash against Wild Weekends 3 – Various (Central Station) Albums of the Awards. His chart hits in Australia included After Midnight (70), Top Ten Singles I Shot the Sheriff (74), Lay Down Sally (78), Tears in Heaven the group. The group played their final concert in November 1981 Month: then disbands. Fieger forms the group Taking Chances and they 1. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake (92) and the sixties hits Crossroads (69), White Room (68), Sun- My Generation the 2. Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado shine of Your Love (68) and Layla (72). Eric Clapton will appear at others stay together as The Game. The single My Sharona re- Soundtrack of Our 3. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira feat. Wyclef Lives the Eighties the Rod Laver Arena, Saturday February 3 and Sunday February mains a nightclub favourite around the country. 4. Unfaithful – Rihanna Part 2 (EMI) 4. Tickets 132-849 or www.ticketek.com.au After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5. Buttons – Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg Check out www.ericclapton.com or www.coppel.com.au Last Man Standing, an album of all star duets will be released on 6. Mistake – Stephanie McIntosh My Generation the September 26. On the 21 track album, the veteran Lewis sings with 7. Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera Soundtrack of Our Red Hot Chili Peppers will appear at the Sidney Myer Music Merle Haggard, B.B King, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, 8. Wish I Was a Punk Rocker – Sandi Thom Lives the Seventies Bowl on Tuesday April 10, 2007. Tickets on sale now 136-100. Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood 9. Who Knew – Pink Part 1 (EMI) 10. What’s Left of Me – Nick Lachey 14 connect to our website metronews.com.au September 2006 Ken James’ Diary SURPRISE birthday Burchmore joined many others in wish- ries. So it was, when parties, opening ing the birthday boy much love and hap- our dear friends Dr Camelot Opening nights and media calls piness. David Marsh OAM and August 23 heralded made for a very busy I have been fortunate enough to be a his wife Clair OAM the opening night of month of August. guest at dinner parties when John decided to renew their the Production Com- My friends ask me: Michael has told some of his fascinating vows after 25 years of pany’s much-awaited where do you find the tales about Hollywood. The stories this marriage. The cer- Camelot, staring Scott time to fulfill all these engagements? It’s a raconteur tells are never dull, believe me. Ian Henson & Kathy emony took place at Irwin, Katrina Ralston Scots church in Collins question I often ask myself! Another birthday was celebrated on Rettallick, Denis St, and afterwards we had cocktails at the Ath- Olson and introducing Let me begin, as they say, at the beginning. Sunday 13 August. Or to be more precise, a enaeum Club. Alex Rathgeber as Sir August started with a visit to Cabrini Hospi- pre- birthday celebration was held. tal to see a very close friend, John Knowles, Guests were invited to say a few words Lancelot. The Production Company is noted My dear friend socialite Trish Neilson was who was recovering from pneumonia. I don’t about their relationship with the “newly- for staging musical theatre in its most eco- to have her big day on Friday 18th, but as really enjoy hospitals, especially if I’m the weds”. nomical form and rarely misses a beat. This one of her closest pals designer Sally Browne patient. had planned to climb the Pyrenees mountains I spoke about our times in Bali where David Lerna and Lowe Fortunately my from France to Spain around and Clair sponsor an orphan- production, al- friend was well that time, the event was held age in Ubud and regularly though quite long, looked after, and is earlier so that Sally could at- send containers of donated three hours with a now well on the way tend. (Where do these girls medical supplies to the hos- 20-minute interval, to recovery. get their energy?) pital. was no exception. I Maria Venuti and It’s nice to see some mar- was amazed at how Producer John Frost The timing of his ill- To make up for her absence the cast managed ness could have been on the 18th, Sally asked Trish riages can work in this day and age. to get the book better. He and his wife had to cancel a fabu- to invite 14 of her female down in just 10 lous trip flying first class to Cannes followed friends, including my fiancé, Caroline Vickers-Willis, This was the month for sur- days. Scott Irwin by a four- masted sailing ship cruise around to lunch at her magnificent Di Armstrong & Ruth Speedy prise birthday parties. Yet an- was a suitable King Arthur with the weight of the Mediterranean and to the Croatian coast. South Yarra home. It was arranged for the men other one was sprung, this time on Variety the world on his shoulders, pleading with his As I said to my friend, if you are going to be to arrive at 5.30pm to safely drive the damsels Club president Doug Christie by his partner mentor Merlin to help him find his way in life. ill, better here than over there. They have home. Genea. Guests included Derryn Hinch, Gavin The real finds of the night were Western rebooked for May next year so all is not lost. When I arrived, the girls were enjoying Wood and Mike Australian Performing Arts trained Alex Rain French champagne and the fabulous view McColl Jones. Rathgeber as the invincible Sir Lancelot and from Sally’s rooftop dining area. I’ve been in I have a birthday King Arthur’s nemesis, the bastard son Thursday 3 August saw us at the Palms at some grand Melbourne homes, but Sally’s is coming up in No- Crown for the opening night of Rain. This to die for. Mordred, played by Nick Christo. A special vember, so no sur- mention should go to the enchanting Katrina Quebec-based ensemble of acrobats, clowns, Trish also had a black tie cocktail party to prises for me please! Retallick playing Queen Guenevere. Her jugglers, singers and mime artists transported Trish Neilson, Peter celebrate her birthday. The occasion was now Looking forward to voice reminded me of a young Julie Andrews. us back to the circus of the past. Bereft of McBean & Lillian Frank jumping off the page of my social diary. the MTCs next pro- Director George Ogilvie chose a well-bal- animal acts, the audience reveled in the sim- plicity of performance and the sheer joy of Trish is often seen at the polo with her gor- duction Female of the Species at the Play- anced cast, and the musical numbers such as the experience. geous “spoodle” Holly in tow, both dressed house. If ever I would leave you and What do the up to the nines and always receiving oohs Maybe I’ll learn what makes them tick? simple folk do made for another Production This Andrew McManus treat had us all want- and ahs from the pooch- loving horsy set. ‘Til next month, regards, Ken James. Company success story at the Arts Centre. ing to play outside in the rain. The party was held at a su- Storm Attack perb venue in Prahran. Having been born in Syd- Eighty guests enjoyed the ney, I was brought up on DVD montage featuring her Rugby League, and even life that her partner Graham though I have been con- put together. verted to the AFL, I still The 50 dozen long- have a soft spot for the Mel- stemmed red roses that deco- bourne Storm. Robbie Kearns and Rosemarie rated the room gave an el- We were quite excited to Stuhlener egant touch to a wonderful be guests of former Storm captain Robbie evening. The guest list included Lillian Kearns when the club hosted the West Ti- Frank, Peter Mc Bean, Adel Palmer, Coral gers on their home ground Olympic Park, com- Knowles and Caroline Vickers-Willis. monly known as the graveyard by opposi- Trish’s son Dr Wendell Neilson brought the tion teams. latest addition to the family, his 5-week-old Robbie is now an official ambassador of the son Joseph, making Trish very much a club and was a very gracious host. The club “Glamma”. looks like going all the way this season, so Opera Season Commences fingers crossed. Tuesday 15 August was the launch of the Birthday Parties Galore 2007 Opera Australia season held in the large Sunday 6 August was a dining hall at Comme. Chief very hush-hush affair. It executive Adrian Collette was to be a surprise party and CBE music director Ri- for John Michael Howson. chard Hickox addressed us. His partner Alfie con- Both promised us an excit- tacted 100 of John’s ing season with offerings friends and with the threat such as the Barber of Se- of death hanging over our ville, Ill Travatore and the heads if we said a word Pirates of Penzance. The about it, we all kept mum Surprised Birthday boy John latter will star Reg Michael Howson & Ken James about it. Livermore, Anthony On the night, John Michael was completely Warlow, David Hobson and Suzanne taken by surprise and he shed a tear or two Johnston. when he saw all those familiar faces coming I caught up with director Stuart Maunder together to honor on the night and discussed not only his forth- him. coming production of the Pirates of Penzance, E n t r e p r e n e u r s but also the musical Dusty which he also di- Mike Walsh, John rected. It appears talks of Dusty travelling to Frost, composer London’s West End are very much alive. Bruce Rowland, en- Renewed Vows tertainers Maria Marriage can be a wonderful institution. Rhonda Burchmore and Venuti, Patti New- Those of us who have been married, success- daugher Lexie ton and Rhonda fully or otherwise will have some fond memo- 2006 September connect to our website metronews.com.au 15 Film Reviews by Marcus Sinclair Live Theatre By Blair Edgar, OAM, Opera Director and Founding & Life Member of the Green Room YOU, ME AND DUPREE (M) is a light- weight comedy directed by Anthony and Joe She falls in love with a looser, Luke Wilson. But as Thurman’s love is devouring and she Murphy and Vernon to Stand Down Russo. It’s a tale is prone to fits of violent temper, Wilson be- In April next year Graeme Murphy and and given Australian dance an international about a newly mar- gins to want out. Janet Vernon will step down after 30 years identity. They and their ideas are no stran- ried couple, Matt An evil mastermind falls in love with heading up Sydney Dance Company. gers to the great stages of the world thea- Dillon and Kate Hud- Thurman. He not only happens to be rich, tres. Together they took us to the horizon and son, who, out of the but is her high school sweetheart and is de- over the frontier. Not just heading the expedi- The point is not whether it’s time for them goodness of their termined to win her back. Amid the adven- tion in name, but creating, inspiring and lead- to vacate and move on. That may well be. hearts, take in a likeable but carefree friend, tures that take place there are a couple of ing. The point is that apathy has forced two peo- Owen Wilson. This is when the fun/chaos lovely cameo parts. Creating Australian dance as a genre. In- ple to admit they can no longer face the cease- begins. There’s the office creep – a looser who is spiring young dancers to aim at a level of less fight and need to prove themselves over Wilson creates havoc- he strains the cou- full of advice on how to woo and win women and over again. creativity far beyond technical mastery. Lead- ple’s relationship, and takes over their house, and, in turn, wants to know all the gory de- ing the minds of audiences and dancers into almost wrecking it in the process. But de- tails about what goes on when a colleague what could be. spite Wilson’s energy, caper follows caper, goes on a date; and the ever- vigilant harass- and it all becomes rather tiresome as the film The uniqueness of their story telling with ment officer protecting the female staff mem- rolls on and on. Even Michael Douglas, its many layers showed the shy and cautious bers. Verdict: not a masterpiece, but loads of Kate’s father, fails to add anything new to the that dance could be powerful and provoca- fun. routines. He just coasts through his part. tive theatre. ***** ***** Poppy, Some Rooms, Death In Venice, and FEARLESS (M), starring Jet Li, is a lavish the brilliant, stunning and overpowering Ber- CONFETTI (M), another light comedy is Chinese production about a man obsessed lin leap to mind. Their work extended through written and directed by Debbie Isitt. It fol- with becoming the country’s “kung fu” cham- every emotion. The repertoire embraced and lows three couples selected by the publish- pion. It’s a journey of self- realisation and explored every aspect of what it is to be hu- ers of a popular bridal magazine to battle it discovery that ends in tragedy for him and man. out for the most original wedding of the year the blind, peasant girl who awaits him. for the prize of a beautiful home. Beyond Twelve, an extraordinary autobio- graphical piece, made about and for the late Couple one decide on a tennis wedding; great Kelvin Coe, was the work through which couple two on a nude wedding; and couple Coe bade farewell to the world stage. The other three on a Hollywood musical wedding. And Murphy piece that night was Gallery. Covent to add to the fun, there is the smooth tennis Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, photo Garden in August 1988 will be held forever coach, the dragon mothers-in-law, a know-all courtesy Lois Greenfield in the hearts of those of us who were there. sister, and a gay, master-of–ceremonies cou- ple. Made on a limited budget, and it shows, An ailing Coe farewells a jam-packed thea- The potential successors will queue up. Confetti manages to generate chuckle after tre seething with cheers and tears in a Murphy None will succeed initially. You can inherit There are plenty of thrills for the fans, but it work made with love and heart for a great bricks and mortar, office staff, a Board and chuckle. is more subdued than that of the usual fare dancer. This was Murphy and Vernon’s se- dancers. But you cannot inherit neither heart ***** found in these Asian actioners. And there is a cret- love and heart in everything. nor ambiance, or the commitment that drove THE SENTINEL (M). A plot to kill the Presi- very strong sub-text running throughout this the engine that lit the lights and hit the If Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon are any- dent of the United States; a highly regarded film. heights. one’s product, apart from their own, then and dedicated Secret Service body-guard It’s that of China throwing off Western domi- Dames Maggie Scott and Peggy van Praagh Next April Murphy and Vernon will exit with who is framed; a sex-starved President’s wife nation and influence and becoming a nation must be acknowledged. dignity. They know no other way. They will who loves the body-guard; and a traitor in in its own right and a place where honour, Both women recognised the potential of the go on creating. If their legacy escapes the the ranks are the ingredients of this action integrity, national pride and initiative take Murphy/Vernon combination and put their initial denigration it will automatically suffer, thriller. Clark Johnson of TV and SWAT fame place over subservience, resignation and weight behind the birth and development of Australian dance may progress. If not, it will does an adequate job in directing this film. greed. Sydney Dance. go back and start all over again somewhere Kiefer Sutherland, the agent assigned to in- Beautifully photographed and carefully di- else. vestigate, steals the show. But Michael Doug- Funding apathy rected FEARLESS is, without doubt, one of That is what we do in this country, start las as the bodyguard is too old for such a the year’s finest films. Don’t miss it! Murphy has used the word ‘apathy’ among again because that is easy. No history, no role and Kim Basinger is wasted as the First ***** the bureaucracy to describe his decision to culture, no baggage, and no problems makes Lady. leave. It’s now up to the Australia Council, for quiet coffee times. ***** Alex Rider is a schoolboy James Bond who which provides 90 per cent of Sydney Dance’s appears in a popular book series by Anthony I love Graeme and Janet. I have been there funding, and the NSW Arts Ministry, which Horowitz. STORMBREAKER (M), which I when they have opened their hearts. They provides 10 per cent of its funding, to decide predict will be the first of the series to hit the have been bold, brave, sexy and even brash the fate of this company. The Board may trum- big screen, features this young boy, played at times. They stripped away the mystery and pet ‘We will survive’, but a few artistic deci- by Alex Pettyfer, who saves British school exposed the dancer, but they told stories. sions have to be made at government levels children from being killed by a billionaire They worked with heart. if this is going to happen. nasty. Every work of theirs has text, subtext, com- Funding attitudes are apathetic. Funding is This man is taking revenge for his mistreat- mentary, confrontation, layers. I don’t care if dictated by political motivations. There is no ment at a British school when he arrived in the company lost money, was bailed out and commitment to arts as an integral part of our MIAMI VICE (MA), a popular TV series, England as a child refugee from continental lost it again. What money was lost was done culture and community. Pathetic, useless, lit- hits the big screen. Filled with fast cars, fast Europe. The action falls thick and fast. so in artistic enterprise not embezzlement. It tle dribbles of money sneak out of the bu- boats, luxury from ill-gotten gains, third world The delight for adults is discovering well- reaucrats pockets to shut splinter groups up. was used for growth and experiment, and I squalor, great action sequences, and starring knowns in key cameo roles including: Robbie find it unforgivable that the minds of these Arts in Australia have descended into a people should be measured in monetary terms Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx it offers not Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, lunch table discussion between bureaucrats and ruled by apathetic and pathetic guardians much more than the fans have seen previ- Alicia Silverstone, Mickey Rourke and oth- and degree- holding administrators who could of the chequebook. ously. Michael Mann, who was associated ers. Children and young adolescents will love not get a curtain up if they tried. We are with the series, writes and directs this overly this one. Despite this, we are better off because of smothered with theories and lattes. Artists long, confusing production. And the plot? A ***** their work. That is no consolation when you are given as much respect as the dirty dishes leak within the FBI, a drug lord, his fanatical look to The Australia Council that must now UNITED 93 (R) is a “pseudo” documentary left behind on a cafe table. henchman and his attractive lady friend who make up its mind. What a horrid name that is. about 9/11 that focuses on the highjacked Murphy is right of course. Apathy and the falls for the cop who is determined to smash It sounds like corridors and little tables around plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsyl- lack of will to fund the growth and sustenance the organisation regardless of the cost. which people huddle hiding from reality. But vania. of important developments and custodian- ***** that is where the fate and the future of the Using actual army and air personnel, to- ship in the arts is beyond comprehension. Arts in Australia lie- in the corridors of power Uma Thurman is tops in the Ivan Reitman gether with actors, it manages to create the Everything has a life of The Australia Council. comedy MY SUPER EX-GIRL FRIEND (M). tension and the horror experienced by all con- This film is a skit on the Superman persona. cerned. It is the artistic composite and not the Like Oberon and Titania, Murphy and Mild-mannered, bespectacled art curator individual that is important. True. But it goes Vernon’s divisions and comings together dic- But the hand-held camera technique with its tated the climate of Australian dance. Like Thurman makes contact with an active mete- beyond that. Murphy/Vernon have made jerky movements, odd compositions and Oberon and Titania they are of the immortals. orite and becomes G-Girl who’s ready to spring other works. Opera. Ice with Torville and repetitious shots leads to monotony. Maybe, just maybe, someone will be creative into action to save the world. Dean. They’ve put new life into major ballet ***** and brave enough to make a dance piece classics. Created dancers. Travelled the world called “Graeme and Janet”. 16 connect to our website metronews.com.au September 2006 Grazing In The Suburbs with Mick Pacholli More traditional dogs are also available, you At the Lobby Loyde Benefit Concert at The can choose from continental frankfurts, spicy Palace August 29, Brendan Mason, guitar Fantastic Finger Food An old world club house with a young and Bratwurst or Weisswurst Pork with cold or and Trevor Young drums featuring in vibrant management, the club offers a I know we still have months till Christmas, hot topping. Blackfeather. 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The The Madison experience starts before on prime beachfront and riverbank locations Hilton?” you even arrive, as you drive through the throughout the country. Word quickly spread amongst the park’s regu- historical areas of Echuca – Moama and While the big chain operators have made ef- lars that my partner and I were the ‘complain- travel over the mighty Murray River. For forts to spruce up the image of the franchised ers’. These regulars, who came to the park those arriving by rail, bus or at the airport caravan parks, I must admit a partiality to stay- every year to fish were ‘suspicious’ of anyone The Madison Spa Resort offers a courtesy and restaurant overlooks this area - com- ing in oddball privately run grounds in off- the- vehicle to collect you. arriving not towing a boat or van. “Why would plete with waterfalls. main- drag locations. you come to Bruny to read a book?” was over- Superb Facilities Private Spa with Bush Views The amenities may not be equipped with the heard on a few occasions within earshot of Check in is done in the comfort of the Entering your room is an experience in latest fixtures and fittings. But, in my experi- our site. And my regular routine of yoga style air conditioned reception area, complete itself. All rooms have incredible bush out- ence, these parks are sufficiently compensated exercises of a morning had them sniggering in with open fire place and lounge chairs. look and large spa baths. In rooms on their huddles. Our fishermen weren’t exactly a During check in you will be shown the by, at times, quirky owner-operators and idyllic the second story, the spa is situated in cross section of open-minded free spirits I’m superb facilities locations. the window with a view of the native sad to report. The Madison Spa Resort has bush area. Recipe For Sterile Hospitality to offe r. These include a Cost Effective Holidays After a relaxing spa you can To highlight the ever- changing landscape of heated tranquil pool, a hydro sit in front of the gas log open tourism businesses, I received an investment Caravan parks have provided cost effective spa and a steam room. Facili- fire or rest in your queen size holidays for generations of Australians, but de- ties are designed to relax and prospectus in the mail informing me “of the cor- bed complete with feather pil- mographic and economic pressures are closing calm you or to revitalise you, porate efficiencies and accountability meas- lows. in on many of them. Those strategically located depending upon your needs. ures” being introduced into a group of caravan Landscaped Oasis It’s Up to You parks recently purchased by an investment con- parks, especially if they have water frontage, The Madison Spa Resort is lo- sortium from WA. To my mind, “corporate are being eyed over for housing subdivisions The outdoor pool area is a cated within 700 meters of 2 efficiencies in caravan parks” seems an across the country, and quite a few have al- landscaped oasis to relax in or large clubs, the Sportsman’s ready succumbed to the developer’s earth mov- laze around. oxymoron of sorts, and a likely recipe for sterile Club and Moama Bowling Club. hospitality. ing equipment. In the cooler weather the pool area can A world class golf club with all its facili- still be enjoyed, as the fully licensed bar There’s something quite humbling about a line I tried to find The Sandy Bay Caravan Park in ties is only a short courtesy bus trip away. of blokes standing side-by-side brushing their Hobart only to discover I was a few years too The Madison Spa Resort can only try to teeth and shaving together in a park’s commu- late, and they’d built housing on the site. The spoil you, it’s up to you to really spoil your- nal facility block. Managing directors and dis- owners of one park where I stayed had been self, so come and enjoy. ability pensioners dental flossing together of a trying to sell for months without any luck as the morning has a way of keeping egos on a level faded For Sale board clearly showed. The hitch was that two-thirds of the park’s land holdings Madison Spa Resort playing field. were on Crown Land, thus severely hindering 80 Meninya St, Anonymity in Caravan Parks any form of re development. “If this was all free- Moama NSW It’s probably why some of the nation’s most hold land I could have sold it ten times over for Telephone influential and powerful business leaders pre- a housing subdivision”, the operator lamented. (03) 5482 3011 fer the anonymity of holidaying with their fami- Prey To Housing Subdivision www.madisonspa.com.au lies in caravan parks. 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