Archive for August 8, 2006

Mixed blessings then.

She will play Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on October 30, Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on November 3, and Sanctuary Cove in Queensland on November 4.

She will also be a special guest performer along with crooner Chris Isaak at the Victoria Racing Club’s Chairman’s Dinner at Flemington Racecourse on November 1.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Thursday, August 10.

POCKET rocket chart-topper Anthony Callea has landed the coveted support role on legendary diva Diana Ross’s Australian tour.

Callea, an Australian Idol runner-up, enjoyed great chart success last year.

His debut single The Prayer spent five weeks on top of the charts and earned a swag of industry awards for the young singer.

Callea will open for Ross in Sydney and Melbourne, and described the opportunity as one of the highlights of his career.

“Diana Ross is one of the all time greatest singers in the world. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to perform with such an icon in the music industry,” Callea said.

Ross, who was last in Australia in 1997, will perform three concerts in Australia.
story by Fiona Byrne

I was a bit scared of how this would be approached, but all the reviews seem in agreement that the matter was treated sensitively. Judging by reviews it appears Stone may NOT have gone far enough. Not heard how the families feel though.

If you have any trouble with the link to the trailer. There are other links to it here at the reliable IMDB
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Pink Floyd are said to be planning to reform for a memorial gig in honour of late former front man Syd Barrett (pictured), who died in July. Last year the band put years of animosity behind them for a performance with Roger Waters at Live 8, but have dismissed all speculation of another reunion until now.

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There’s a new Blog in town.

Vox by the folks that brought you TypePad, Moveabletype and LiveJournal have moved more to a public beta or “groundbreaking” stage.

Recently when the legendary Leo Laporte commented on the issues around Digg and Netscpate he did so via his blog on VOX. As it was in beta only few could reply (smart move Leo).
There’s a good interview with Mena Trott on the Inside the Net podcast about Vox. (thnx to gwjc)
The tools seem good and intuitive, but I will need a better play.

But being able to add sound or video to your blog seems especially easy and the formatting writing tools are a nice touch.

Look me up when you get there-