■ Police are appealing for public assistance to locate James Poyner.
The 38-year-old is wanted on 14 warrants in relation to unlicensed driving, refuse a preliminary breath test, drive whilst exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol, fraudulently use registration label and possess cannabis.
Poyner is described as 185cm tall, a thin build, messy brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.
He is known to frequent the Rosebud and Rye areas.
Poyner has access to a white Holden Commodore sedan registration 1W14KO, a silver Holden Berlina Station Wagon and monkey bikes.
Investigators have released an image of Poyner in the hope someone may be able to provide information on his current whereabouts.
Anyone with information about Poyner is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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Parenting centre at Casey
■ New mums and dads across the southeast will soon have better access to early parenting support in a purpose-built facility –with construction progressing on the new Early Parenting Centre in Casey.
Mary-Anne Thomas, State Health Minister, announced the multi-million-dollar centre at 114 Newgrange Boulevard in Clyde North is on track to be completed later this year.
exteriors, kitchen and dining area and residential family units which have been designed to feel like home.
The project’s architects, Brand Architects , consulted childcare experts, local community groups and traditional owners as part of the design process to ensure the design reflects the community it serves.
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The new centre has been carefully designed to create an environment where families can feel safe, comfortable and at home.
Supporting families with children up to four-years-old, the new centre will have 10 residential family units and four day-stay places, providing both short-term and longer residential stay programs to improve the health, wellbeing and developmental outcomes of children.
The centre will provide parents and carers with the support and advice they need, including help with sleep and settling, feeding and extra care for babies and toddlers with additional needs.
Sleep and settling is one of the biggest challenges facing new parents, with around one in two parents who attend early parenting centres reporting problems with their child’s sleep.
This can lead to post-natal depression, stress and can affect a child’s behavioural, mental and physical development.
The final designs for the multi-milliondollar centre reveal the facility’s striking
Natural light, rooms suitable for various family arrangements and a home feel were some of the priorities included in the final designs.
The centre is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with Monash Health , the Queen Elizabeth Centre and S.J. Higgins - with construction expected to be completed late tis year. The Casey Early Parenting Centre is being delivered as part of the State Government’s $148 million investment to expand and upgrade the early parenting service network.
Once completed, this investment will provide support to more than 5000 extra families each year meaning that more families with babies and young children can get the early parenting support they need closer to home.
“Being a new parent is an incredibly rewarding experience –but it can also be really tough. It’s why we’re building a new Early Parenting Centre in Casey to support local families get the help they need close to home,” Ms Thomas said.
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■ The Local Paper extends wishes to all for a happy and safe Easter break. As is our custom, there will be no issue next week (Easter Wednesday). The next print and online issues will carry the publication date of Wednesday, April 19.
Police Point views
■ Mornington Peninsula Shire Council wants to hear thoughts on how the Police Point site can be improved.
The Police Point Shire Park is a heritage property in Portsea, sitting at the entrance to the Point Nepean National Park
The Shire has managed the Park for the past 20 years.
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✖Police are appealing for public as sistance to locate Faith Jannsen. The 30-year-old is wanted on bail offences. Faith is Aboriginal, of solid build, with dark hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the Hampton East, Camberwell, Ringwood, Glen Waverley and Surrey Hills areas.
ICE, CASH IN BONBEACH RAID
■ Detectives from the Illicit Firearms Squad have descended on 17 addresses subject to Firearm Prohibition Orders, seizing a loaded shotgun, ammunition, explosives, various drugs and cash.
The searches were executed on Wednesday (Mar. 29), with illicit items allegedly seized at seven of those addresses, including;
■ A 27-year-old Dandenong North woman was arrested after Police located a loaded shotgun, ammunition and explosives at the address. She is expected to be charged on summons.
■ Cannabis plants were seized from addresses in Cranbourne East and Melton West.
■ Approximately 200grams of what appears to be methylamphetamine and a significant quantity of cash were seized from an address in Bonbeach.
■ A 43-year-old Melbourne man is expected to be charged on summons after a prohibited weapon was found at his address.
■ Blank drivers licences and imprinting machines were seized at an address in Darley, and
■ A quantity of prescription drugs and a quantity of white powder were seized at a Delahey address.
Two previous searches were carried out at residential addresses in Wedderburn and Arnold.
Little Blue Dinosaur
■ The City of Casey has joined forces with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation and the University of NSW – Transport and Road Safety Research Centre on an innovative new road safety program for kindergarten students.
■ A man has been charged after an extended follow in a vehicle with an allegedly stolen trailer.
✖Frankston City Council has four Lloyd Group projects impacted by the announcement that the company has been placed into voluntary administration with work on all current projects halted.
■ Jubilee Park Stadium
■ Healthy Futures Hub, Seaford
■ Lloyd Park Senior Pavilion
■ Eric Bell Pavilion
The appointed administrator, Deloitte is undertaking an urgent assessment of the business's financial position and project-by-project status. The Council says it will work with all parties to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible. “Discussions with Deloitte to date have been positive and we expect to receive a progress report next week and are hopeful of a resolution within the next few weeks,” said a Council statement.
● ● ● ● Keysborough South Community Hub Project.
✔Greater Dandenong Council has Council has awarded the building contract for the $22 million Keysborough South Community Hub Project to Melbcon Pty Ltd. The new hub will be situated at the corner of Chapel and Villiers Rds and will include a range of services, programs and flexible meeting spaces. Key features of the Hub are consistent with previous plans developed in consultation with the community and include community meeting rooms, kindergarten and childcare rooms, maternal and child health consulting suites, a community and library lounge, a reception area, kitchen and other amenities. The outside area will also include a playground, half basketball court and an amphitheatre. Construction will start mid this year and is projected to be completed by August 2024.
Greater Dandenong Council has launched a campaign to clean up local streets with more than 775 tonnes of illegal rubbish dumped last year. First target is Harmony Square in Dandenong.
A 68-year-old Wedderburn man was charged with possess firearm related items (a scope and ammunition).
He was bailed to appear at Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on May 6.
Firearm Prohibition Orders are a legislative provision that give police specific powers to proactively respond to, disrupt and prevent firearm-related crime in Victoria and keep the community safe.
Once issued, an FPO remains in effect for 10 years for adults and five years for children between 14 and 17 years of age.
Targeting FPO holders, the activity forms part of an operation to disrupt and deter illicit firearms use across the state and also included police members from across all Crime Command units.
Roper elected to Shire
■ Kate Roper has been elected as the new Watson Ward Councillor for the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
She was be sworn in as a councillor at the ordinary Council meeting due to be held yesterday (Tue.) and begins her official duties.
Roper was previously a councillor for Cerberus Ward from 2016 to 2020.
The Watson Ward extraordinary vacancy occurred due to the resignation of former councillor Paul Mercurio after he was elected as the Member for Hastings at the 2022 Victorian election.
Mayor Cr Steve Holland said: “On behalf of my fellow councillors, I’d like to congratulate Kate and welcome her back to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. Her previous experience as a councillor will be invaluable and I look forward to working with her.”
5 ARRESTS AT OFFICER
■ Police have arrested five males in an allegedly stolen vehicle in Officer.
An allegedly stolen Volkswagen Golf was spotted by officers heading towards Dandenong just before midnight on Sunday (Mar. 26).
The Air Wing was called in and picked up the vehicle on Stud Rd.
The Air Wing kept observations on the vehicle as it travelled through Casey and Cardinia until officers on the ground were able to successfully deploy tyre deflation devices on Cardinia Rd.
The car travelled on for a short distance until officers in vehicles activated their lights and sirens.
The car stopped on Princes Hwy in Officer and police arrested the five males on-board.
The males, aged between 17-years-old and 20-years-old, were assisting police with their enquires.
● ● ● ● ● Greater Dandenong Council is again running its popular photography competition to develop the 2024 community calendar. A competition calls on residents to submit photos taken throughout the municipality.
Police spotted a car towing an allegedly stolen trailer on Stud and Bergins Rds in Rowville about 4pm on Sunday, March 26.
It is alleged the car collided with a vehicle, then sped off through a petrol station. With assistance from the Air Wing, Police followed the car and trailer through Endeavor Hills, Pakenham and Garfield.
The vehicle came to a stop on Nar Nar Goon-Longwarry Rd, where a man and woman allegedly got out and fled the scene on foot.
A 37-year-old Cobram woman was arrested at the scene and was released pending further enquiries.
A 41-year-old Cobram man was arrested nearby.
He was charged with theft, dangerous driving whilst being pursued by police, reckless conduct endangering life/injury, disqualified driving, drug driving and driving unregistered vehicle.
He will appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on August 31.
■ Cardinia Shire Council invites locals to celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival at Emerald Museum. The event - which includes a Teddy Bears' Picnic - is set to take place from 10.30am-2pm on Wednesday, April 19.
Part of the regikon’s history includes the former Gembrook/C. A. Nobelius & Sons Nursery: once the largest fruit and ornamental tree exporter in the southern hemisphere.
■ Frankston Council says applications are now open for the Destination Event Attraction Program which is designed to support the attraction of events that will enliven the community, drive visitation, and result in positive creative, economic, and social outcomes.
The program offers funding and in-kind sponsorship to support experienced creatives, collaborators, and event organisations to curate and deliver a single or series of events from concept through to presentation in Frankston City.
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CHAMPIONS’ ON STAGE
● ● ● ● Simon Madden presents Essendon Champions from Thurgood to Hird, from April 26 to May 7 at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran.
Written and directed by award-winning playwright Neil Cole, Essendon Football Club’s dramatic and glorious history is re-lived through an encounter between the ubiquitous (and greatest ever?) Bombers supporter Des Lane (a Vietnam veteran), and an intrepid, ambitious young journalist Mary Corrigan, hungry for a ‘scoop’ covering the Club’s 150th anniversary.Turn Inside for details
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■ Gabbi Bolt’s one-woman musical comedy show Odd Sock, part of this year’s International Comedy Festival, is an entertaining evening with a gifted performer.
An hour of original songs, stand-up routines and stories, all drawn from her personal experiences at work (music teacher, frontline retail, etc.) and home/family life, is delivered using an array of different performance techniques.
From the simplicity of her playing a ballad on the piano to dialoguing with a slideshow and ad libbing with audience members, Gabbi performs with great pizzaz and confidence, engaging the audience with her winsome personality.
With no accreditation for director or producer, it’s assumed that Gabbi herself puts the show together and it sometimes is the lesser because of it.
While there’s no doubting the great skill she has in writing and performing some fantastic songs, there are times when certain jokes feel strained or poorly timed, occasionally leaving some awkward pauses.
At other times she adopts a Brechtian performance style of commenting on her own work/performance which can bring laughs, as the audience gets the joke, or can backfire as audiences don’t get it.
Working with a director as an outside eye and adopting a more cohesive theme would strengthen and improve the show which, as it stands, feels slightly unformed/misshapen.
Either that or going in a different direction altogether, eg cutting out the stand-up stuff and relying solely on the songs or going further with the existing anarchic energy of the show, would also be interesting to explore.
Gabbi openly states that the show is a bit of a work-in-progress and keenly looks for and invites audience feedback.
Regardless, the bottom line is that Gabbi clearly has bucket loads of talent and this latest show displays that talent to great effect. Highly recommended.
Venue: The Butterfly Club, Carlson Pl (off Little Collins St)
Dates and times: 7pm Tues.-Sun. until April 23
Duration: One hour
Bookings: https://www.comedyfestival. com.au/2023/shows/gabbi-bolt-odd-sock
- Review by Peter Murphy
■ This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Green RoomAwards Association , and veteran actor and producer, Anton Berezin, has just been announced as incoming President.
Berezin is known for his roles in major music theatre productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Once, Wicked, Cats and The Producers and as co-founder of Life Like Touring and The Entertainment Store.
Berezin says: “It’s an incredible honour to work with the Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s peak theatrical body and the heart of our community.
“I’ve been in this wonderful industry for over 30 years, and the Green Room Awards ceremony continues to be the highlight of our theatrical calendar.
“This fabulous night is Melbourne’s opportunity to recognise, celebrate and promote the tremendous depth of talent our community has to offer. I’m looking forward to working with the Executive Team and Panellists to make the Awards even more relevant, more accessible, more entertaining and more meaningful to artists, producers and our audience.
“The Green Room Awards have an essential role to play in nurturing and growing our local industry and I’m thrilled to play some small part in the association’s future.”
In addition to a revised format for the Awards Ceremony, and a new audience and stakeholder engagement plan, the Green Room Awards Association have planned a series of events for announcement later this year.
The 2023 Green Room Awards Ceremony will take place in late May, with further announcements expected soon.
MYSTERY IN A BLIMP
■ The Shift Theatre's production Mystery In A Blimp whisks the audience away on an unpredictable ride of madcap silliness, engineered by a team of masterly performers and creatives, and cleverly steered by innovative Melbourne playwright Nathan Curnow.
Presented at the atmospheric Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray, we meet blimp passengers who don't know where they're going, or how they got on.
Thrown into the crazy mix is the unravelling of various aspects of fringe theatrical culture, actors, audience, playwriting from collaborative page to stage, all dissected from an absurdist perspective but underpinned by truthful observation. Significant is the power of the writer.
Hershall (Gabriel Partington) awakens when the other passengers arrive, instantly engaging his audience with dynamic energy.
Jovial 'hyphenated' Richard (Brian Davison) is meant to be visiting his son, down-to-earth Eileen aka Nanna (Helen Hopkins) has brought lollies and forgets her grandson's name; expressive Veronica (Mia Landgren) believes she's on a mystery flight, and enigmatic Tori (Cristina Wells) quietly writes about 'feeling'. A rumoured mysterious German air hostess remains unseen.
After landing, the characters blame the writer for being stuck in nowhere, and Hershall doesn’t believe there is a writer.
Nathan (Lachlan Watts) arrives to reassure there is a writer and his sister Lorinda (Claire Nicholls) suggests more characters, while Nathan wants cost-cutting. Watts sensationally surprises as the murderous Protestant Reverend.
The powerful player in this show, the writer, instructs the cast to return to the blimp and act.
Kevin Hopkins directs a tight, pacey show, and has assembled a top cast of performers whose comedic timing and skilled theatre craft is imperative to achieving full potential in Curnow’s script.
Greg Carroll’s uncluttered set allows the actors to shine. Sue-Ellen Shook’s sharp choreography is particularly showcased in the final musical number.
Fortune cookies and a surprise appearance top off this discombobulating but fascinating audience experience.
Hopefully Nathan Curnow continues to write more in this crazy/clever Monty Python style.
Congratulations to all. www.theshifttheatre.com
- Review by Cheryl Threadgold
One Womb Please
■ Sarah Maree Cameron is debuting her first solo comedy show One Womb Please for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from April 11-23 at Coopers Inn, Exhibition St, Melbourne.
The show tells of Sarah Maree’s story. After being diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and Endometriosis (plus other things to do with her pipes) Sarah Maree travelled down the path of IVF and now surrogacy. This is a show about her journey to motherhood.
Sarah Maree is an award-winning radio presenter and came out of the Melbourne lockdowns gigging hard supporting comics like Claire Hooper, Dave Thornton, Dave O’Neil, Harley Breen, Akmal Saleh, Sami Shah,Adam Rozenbachs and The Stevenson Experience to name a few.
She has toured Australia performing improv comedy shows at Perth’s Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Now Sarah Maree is ready to go solo and has been focusing on her stand-up comedy and debut show One Womb Please. She’s taken parts of the show to Australia and Canada and is ready to come full term in Melbourne.
Working as a sports host, Sarah Maree recently worked as a presenter at the Australian Open, is currently working with the WNBL and is about to start her 11th season hosting with Richmond Football Club.
● ● ● ● Lachlan Watts (Nathan) and Mia Landgren (Veronica) in Mystery in a Blimp.
Performance Dates: April 11-23 at 6.20pm
Venue: Coopers Inn, 282 Exhibition St., Melbourne
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Cabaret de Paris
■ Cabaret De Paris, a Parisian-themed revue, will be presented on May 19 and 20 at The Palms at Crown, Melbourne.
The show celebrates old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change acts, illusionists, and of course the famous French Cancan Dancers.
Joining the Cabaret De Paris troupe will be legendary showgirl singer, Rhonda Burchmore, who has performed across the world from London’s West End to NewYork’s Broadway, from Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Myer Music Bowl.
Producer and performer Michael Boyd said, "I am absolutely thrilled to bring back Cabaret de Paris. The last tour played to sell-out crowds and rave reviews. Our leading lady Rhonda Burchmore proved she really is the queen of Cabaret; her stage presence and polished performance brings a new twist to the show with her larger-than-life personality, Rhonda proves she is forever a Showgirl.
“You will see Rhonda wearing gorgeous frocks, singing French cabaret songs and even a burlesque strip number, oohh la la. In this tour we are going bigger than ever with some brandnew numbers, elaborate costumes, feathers, jewels and sequins that barely cover. Cabaret de Paris delivers just that and more - pure indulgence entertainment at its best.”
Rhonda will be joined by some of Australia’s leading showgirls, who have graced the stages of Moulin Rouge, the Lido and other French cabaret revues in this 90-minute production.
The show also includes illusionist and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Michael Boyd who will perform some of his greatest illusions, disappearances and magic.
Cabaret de Paris is choreographed by Australian dance leader Todd Patrick, who began his career with Disney, before working for Versace, Dior, Issey Miyaki, Gucci and Chanel, across Europe and Asia, along with some exciting new acts by choreographer Matt Browning.
Performance Details: May 19 and 20 at 7.30pm
Venue: Palms at Crown, Melbourne Bookings: https://www.ticketmaster.com. au/artist/2143018
In Real Life
■ Sam Lohs and Rosie Burgess are the comedy duet, the Tuck Shop Ladies.
They have cancelled their equine hairstyling classes to join together down in the dungeon of the Butterfly Club to entertain on electric ukulele and piano, and to perform some exceptionally silly songs.
Both have excellent musical chops and have worked as musicians for over 20 years.
Lohs is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Adelaide indie folk rock band Fruit.
Multi-instrumentalist Burgess, meanwhile, enlisted Lohs to join her folk, roots and blues band, the Rosie Burgess Trio.
In their new show, In Real Life, Burgess and Lohs take the unfiltered random thoughts that pop into your brain and turn them into silly songs performed with perfect musicianship and faultless harmonies.
Think subjects such as why do we never see a pregnant pigeon, or how do you fold a fitted sheet?
There’s a song about a pen that won’t work and another about buying random stuff on the internet.
Musings about slipping into comfy trackies and suffering a wedgie, the wedgie that only dungarees with not enough crotch length can create.
Or the sheer pleasure of eating hot chips in your van.
There’s a singalong about addiction that turns out to be an obsession with cheese, complete with the entire audience adding an “ooh, ooh, cheese” chorus.
If you like the idea of turning your everyday life into a Broadway musical, the Tuck Shop Ladies will show you the way.
There’s even a giveaway door prize.
It’s super silly, but the Tuck Shop Ladies are also super fun.
- Review by Kathryn Keeble
■ Lucy Guerin’s latest work combines elements of 21 years of past works performed over four gallery spaces.
For three hours, dancers traverse the different spaces as audience members wander through the galleries immersed in dance.
One gallery space has video screens and headphones showing original footage of all the works from 1996 to the present.
In Gallery 3, the audience watches individual dancers rehearsing.
A fascinating visual process where dancers learn Guerin’s choreography by watching a giant projection of the original work.
Gallery 4 featured two female dancers performing past and present works, such as Melt (2002), performed against a backdrop of Michaela French’s evocative motion graphics, or How to be Us , where dancers Samantha Hines and Lilian Steiner recreate Guerin’s 2022 work.
In the main gallery space, a mass of dancers fragment and divide into another to perform excerpts from all 21 works.
Sometimes offbeat and staccato, where the group divide and perform parts of works at either end of the vast gallery space.
At other times dancers merge with fluidity to perform works en masse.
Many of the 21 dancers in the ensemble have worked with Guerin from the beginning, including artists such as Antony Hamilton, Michelle Heaven and Lee Serle.
Besides the innovation and artistry revealed in the works, what amazes is the dancers' unremitting commitment.
The audience has an up close and personal view of the intense concentration and physicality it takes to dance continuously for three hours.
Newretro is undeviating in its mission to bring these combined works together as one.
Daring and ambitious, it is exhilarating and a feast for those who choose to take up the challenge.
- Review by Kathryn Keeble
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■ The 1812 Theatre: The Shoe-Horn Sonata (by John Mistro) Until April 22 at The 1812 Theatre, Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Directed by Andrew Ferguson. Bookings: www.1812theatre.com.au
■ Ballarat National Theatre: Dust and Run (by Alexandra Meerbach) April 14 – 22 at the Mt Rowan School Theatre, 453-457 Forest St., Wendouree. Director: Alexander Meerbach. Bookings: www.bnt.org.au
■ CPP Community Theatre: Sense and Sensibility (adapted by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen) April 15 – 22 at Boronia K-12 College, Performing Arts Centre, Albert Ave. Entrance, Parking at Rangeview Rd., Boronia. Director: Kathryn White. Bookings: https://cppcommunity theatre.com.au/
■ Eltham Little Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (by William Shakespeare)April 21 –May 6 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd., Research. Director: Matthew Freeman. Bookings: www.elthamlittletheatre. org.au
■ Wangaratta Players: Six Characters in Search of an Author, April 14 – 23 at The Stage Door Studio, 4D Evans Street, Wangaratta. www.wangarattaplayers.org.au
■ Williamstown Little Theatre: Jumpers for Goalposts (by Tom Wells),April 19 – May 6 at 2 -4 Albert St., Williamstown. Director: Bruce Akers. www.wlt.org.au
■ Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre: Barefoot in the Park (by Neil Simon) April 20 –May 6 at 39 – 41 Castella Street, Lilydale. Director: Pip Le Blond. Bookings:www.lilydaleatc.com
■ The Basin Theatre: Same Time Next Year (by Bernard Slade), April 20 – 30 at The Basin Theatre, Cnr. Simpsons and Doongalla Rd., The Basin. Director: Lisa McNiven. www.thebasintheatre.org.au
■ Malvern Theatre Company: Deathtrap (by Ira Levin) April 21 April – May 6 at Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Rd, Malvern East. Director: Keith Hutton. Bookings: www.malverntheatre.com.au
■ Geelong Repertory Theatre: Extremities (by William Mastrosimone), April 21– May 6 at the Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West. Director: Debbie Fraser. Bookings: www.geelongrep.com/extremities
■ Heidelberg Theatre: Molly Sweeney (by Brian Friel), April 21 – May 6 at 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna. Director: Joan Moriarty. Bookings: www.htc.org.au
■ Legends of the Skies Theatre: A Special Anzac Eve Performance Monday April 24 at 7.30pm at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin. Quizzes, yarns, music, facts, games. Artistic Director: Maggie Morrison. Cabaret style. BYO drinks and nibbles. Tickets $20 or $140 table of eight. Bookings: Trybooking
■ Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): The Normal Heart (by Larry Kramer) April 30 at 7.00pm, May 2 at 7.00pm at the Strathmore Community Theatre, Loeman St., Strathmore. Director: George Benca. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
■ The 1812 Theatre: Of Mice and Men (by John Steinbeck) April 30 at 7.00pm at 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: Malcolm Sussman. Audition information: email@example.com
■ Brighton Theatre Company: Fracked!
Or Please Don’t Use the F-Word! (by Alistair Beaton) May 21 at 7.00pm, May 23 at 7.30pm at Brighton Theatre, Cnr Carpenter and Wilson Sts., Brighton. Director: Alan Burrows. Audition enquiries: aburrow1@bigpond. net.au or 0412 077 761
■ Dickie Gross Productions presents the musical Not Finished With You Yet, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival until April 16 at the Alex Theatre, 1/135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda.
What if you lived in a world where divorce was compulsory. But you were still in love? The show runs for 110 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. Parents are advised that the content may not be suitable for chil- dren.
■ Simon Madden presents Essendon Champions from Thurgood to Hird, fromApril 26 to May 7 at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran.
Written and directed by award-winning playwright Neil Cole, Essendon Football Club’s dramatic and glorious history is re-lived through an encounter between the ubiquitous (and greatest ever?) Bombers supporter Des Lane (a Vietnam veteran), and an intrepid, ambitious young journalist Mary Corrigan, hungry for a ‘scoop’ covering the Club’s 150th anniversary.
Bribery scandals, the war years, John Coleman’s suspension, Kevin Sheedy’s arrival, and the supplements saga are revealed through the eyes of some said to be the greatest to ever ‘don the sash’ including Albert Thurgood, Dick Reynolds, John Coleman, Kevin Sheedy and James Hird.
Playwright Cole weaves the controversies, challenges and triumphs for the Bombers across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Directed by Alicia Benn-Lawler, this Neil Cole Production features Alec Gilbert, Nicola Pohl, Melanie Madrigali and Matthew Richard Walsh.
Costumes are by Romy Sweetnam, graphic design and set design by Sarah Yeung.
Madden says:“The play shows how resilient the supporters and the club have been over the years. It’s a great story.”
Performance Details: April 26 to May 7, Wed. to Sat. 8pm, Sun 5pm
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
Duration: 70 minutes
Tickets: $49 full, $42 concession
Bookings: https://Chapel.sales.ticketsearch. com/sales/salesevent/106905 or call 8290 7000
Tickets available at door.
- Cheryl Threadgold
■ Laughing Stock Productions present Sammy J performing in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on April 6-9, April 13-16 and April 20-24 at times listed below, at The Forum, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne. After five years, 200 episodes and countless legal threats Sammy J is stepping away from his weekly ABC TV spot - but not before throwing a giant party.
This is an opportunity to farewell Government Coach, Playground Politics, National Yoga, bush poet S.J. Paterson, Hookturnistan and more Sammy J is one of Australia's most versatile talents - political, musical, a master wordsmith, and funny and his work has been recognised with multiple awards, and recent nominations for Best Comedy at the AACTA awards and Best Comedy Release at the ARIA awards.
A proud nerd, Sammy J ditched his law degree to pursue a career in comedy. He’s since played in Edinburgh, Montreal and London; had a sitcom on Netflix; is one half of the man/ puppet comedy duo Sammy J & Randy; and has appeared each week on ABC TV in a variety of satirical sketches including Playground Politics and National Yoga.
His debut novel, The Long Class Goodnight, is out now through Hardie Grant Publishing, and his ARIA-nominated show Symphony in J Minor is streaming on Paramount+. He is currently the host of ABC Radio Melbourne’s breakfast show.
Venue: The Forum, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne
Dates: (Thurs. to Sun. only). April 6-9 at 6pm, Thu., 7 45pm, Fri./Sat., 5pm Sun. April 13-16 at 6pm Thu., 7 45pm Fri./Sat,. 5pm Sun. April 20 –24 at 6pm Thu., 7 45pm Fri./Sat., 5pm Sun.
More information: www.sammy-j.com
- Cheryl Threadgold
■ Monash University Performing Arts Centres (MPAC) presents the Victorian premiere of Lé Nør [the rain] by Western Australian theatre company, The Last Great Hunt , on May 4 and 5 at 7.30pm. The Last Great Hunt is the multi-award winning ensemble behind Whistleblower, The Irresistible, It’s Dark Outside and Alvin Sputnik.
Their show New Owner has won several awards, including Outstanding Solo Show at New York Fringe Festival, Best Puppetry at Adelaide Fringe and Best Theatre Production at Auckland Fringe
For Lé Nør [the rain] the ensemble comes together again in what has been described as their most ambitious work to date.
In a similar vein to The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lé Nør [the rain] combines cinematic mastery and theatrical magic to create a multimedia extravaganza performed live on stage.
The large-scale theatre show invites audiences to see the onscreen story and the behindthe-scenes action in a celebration of 80s nostalgia set in the small island nation of Sólset - a once thriving metropolis in the northern seas, but now a decade-long drought-stricken community.
With only a few hopeful residents remaining, audiences will experience a heartfelt but hilarious climate change story about the endurance of the human spirit, romance, lust, love and heartbreak in a world that’s falling apart.
Tim Watts, Director, said: “Amidst this environmental calamity Le´ Nør [the rain] aims to celebrate the personal stories that we as humans love to hear and tell, and the stories that seem feeble yet somehow heroic in the face of impersonal and cataclysmic natural forces.
“It is a story about love, loss and heroism in a post-eco apocalyptic world, and we are thrilled to be bringing this incredible work to the East Coast for the first time.”
Co-creators of Lé Nør [the rain] are Gita Bezard, Adriane Daff, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Tim Watts, Matthew Edgerton (Director) and Jo Morris.
Performance Details: May 4 and 5 at 7.30pm
Venue: Alexander Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts Bookings: monash.edu/mpac
- Cheryl Threadgold
■ Almost 30 years ago, Christos Tsiolkas’s debut novel Loaded painted a portrait of a young man restlessly searching for himself in opposing worlds.
The story still resonates today, with migrant and queer communities as a reminder that you are not alone.
Ari (Danny Ball, A Beginner’s Guide to Grief) is 19 and unemployed—he doesn’t want to be gay and he doesn’t want to be Greek.
He doesn’t want to be anything. Drawn by the alluring pulse of Collingwood’s gay clubs, he finds an escape, and a family in the form of drag queens and one-night stands.
First adapted as the award-winning 1998 film Head On, then reimagined as an audio adaptation in 2020, Loaded takes the mainstage with director Stephen Nicolazzo (Looking for Alibrandi) joining writers Dan Giovannoni and Christos Tsiolkas (Merciless Gods) to present Ari’s anarchic odyssey that sees him travel the four corners of Melbourne.
Performance Details: May 5 - 28
Venue: Beckett Theatre, Malthouse Bookings: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
- Cheryl Threadgold
■ Sydney radio man Doug Mulray has died at age 71.
■ Carla Jaeger is now a Sports Reporter at The Age. She was previously a Trainee Journalist with the paper
Redgum River Retreat
■ To stay healthy people need a good diet that gives bodies all nutritious needs. And so it is with books – readers need good mental and emotional nutrition from what toread to help create a rounded life.
Australian author Sandie Docker also believes this, and her latest novel The Redgum River Retreat manages to combine a page turning story with an exploration of important issues that will be familiar to many readers.
Sandie is well known for her uplifting stories about love, loss, family and small country towns, in her previous books The Banksia Bay Beach Shack and The Wattle Island Book Club.
The Redgum River Retreat is a story of hope, heartache and recovery from the worst life can throw at us. Set across two timelines, the story follows three generations of women as they confront their pasts and start to heal in the present.
Sandie loves writing these stories set in parallel eras, and gradually bringing the strands together in an always satisfying conclusion.
During the narrative of The Red River Gum Retreat, she explores issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the healing power of music, and the concept of maternal sacrifice, as well as creating a vivid picture of life in World War II Australia. With Mother’s Day coming next month, The Red Rivergum Retreat would make a fine gift for special mothers.
■ The Stella Prize – a major literary award for Australian women’s writing – has announcde the six books that have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize.
This year’s shortlist features two works of non-fiction, a graphic memoir, one book of poetry, and two novels. Each of the shortlisted authors receives $4000 in prize money. For the first time, all of the books on the shortlist are published by small or independent publishers.
The Stella Prize is awarded annually to one outstanding book deemed to be original, excellent, and engaging. The winner – to be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday, April 27 – will be awarded $60,000 thanks to the generous support of the Wilson Foundation.
The 2023 Stella judges – award-winning author Alice Pung (Chair), Gomeroi writer Alison Whittaker, writer and editor Jeff Sparrow, and critics Astrid Edwards and Beejay Silcox – have selected the six outstanding books from over 200 entries spanning genre and form.
The shortlist is:
■ We Come With This Place by Debra Dank (Echo Publishing)
■ Big Beautiful Female Theory by Eloise Grills (Affirm Press)
■ The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt (University of Queensland Press)
■ Hydra by Adriane Howell (Transit Lounge)
■ Indelible City by Louisa Lim (Text Publishing)
■ Bad Art Mother by Edwina Preston (Wakefield Press)
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REVIEW: MY FAIR LADY
■ Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria opened the 2023 season with a splendid production of the popular e vergreen My Fair Lady at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University.
Book and lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner and music is composed by Frederick Loewe. This production is based on the 2018 New York Lincoln Centre Revival.
The international award winning Director and Choreographer is Robert Ray and the Musical Director is Timothy John Wilson. Ballet Mistress is Justine Miles
This is a well known piece having been performed by many of the great actors which can be challenging to follow. GSOV introduced a freshness which worked well.
Lauren Lee Innis-Youren was a charming, delightful, feisty Eliza Doolittle andAsh Cooper gave a polished performance as the pompous and suitably selfish Professor Henry Higgins, who softened as the story continues.
The audience was treated to strong vocal and acting talents from both. Daniel Felton as the love struck Freddy Eynsford-Hil l, gave us a beautiful rendition of the favourite On the Street Where You Live.
Keirin Murphy was an excellent Colonel Pickering and Ron Pidcock as Alfred P. Doolittle handled his role wonderfully, engaging the audience with his humorous antics.
The cast also included Jennifer W akefield , Nicky Wortley, Andrew McGrail, Honi Walker, Stephen Capon, Sean Read and Robyn Licenblat, backed by a large chorus.
Congratulations to the production team responsible for the fabulous costumes, scenery, lighting and sound.
The orchestra under the baton of Timothy John Wilson was superb. Well done everyone. Lovely to enjoy one of the musicals, from another era, again.
Booking information: www.gsov. org.au
- Review by Jill Page
■ There is a delightful quirkiness to Heather Valentine’s Dream House, b ased on the iconic fashion doll Barbie , that blurs the lines of reality and fiction.
For example, Barbie is real, she ran for President in 2004 and broke up with Ken, a like-minded fashion doll and her soul mate since 1961.
Over time, Barbie has been many things including pilot, dentist, astronaut, and President (if you can believe the fictional biography), just to name a few.
Despite her unrealistic measurements (a topic of great controversy) her motto if you can dream it, you can believe it – is empowering.
Barbie running for US President as
Dead For A Dollar
■ (M). 106 minutes. Now available on DVD.
Legendary director Walter Hill (now 81), who has made such impressive, some times iconic films such as Hard Times (1975), The Driver (1978), The Warriors (1979), The Long Riders (1980), Southern Comfort (1981), 48 Hrs (1982), Streets Of Fire (1984), Extreme Prejudice (1987), Red Heat (1988), Johnny Handsome (1989) and Geronimo : An American Legend (1993), returns to the Western genre with Dead ForA Dollar, and while it isn’t up there with his best work, it still makes for pretty good viewing.
ment, made by a veteran who has most definitely left an indelible mark on cinema. I really hope there are still more films yet to come.
■ (M) (1990). 113 minutes. Now available on Blu-ray.
A box-office failure when first released, this stylish and absorbing thriller has built up a considerable following over the ensuing decades, and deservedly so, as it offers up an unusual scenario that is superbly executed by a very talented cast and crew.
the Sparkling Party nominee against George W Bush Jr is pretty funny and great fodder for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Speakeasy Theatre provided the perfect venue, and while there were no boisterous belly laughs to be had, there was enough humour to tickle and entertain.
Dream House, a one-hand (not counting Barbie’s dresser) comedy theatre performance written and performed by Valentine, directed by Carl Whiteside, opens during Barbie’s nomination acceptance speech.
It is a rousing, but curiously selfreflective and exploratory oration regarding her relationship with Ken and her marital status.
Moments of enlightenment are interrupted by broadcast news flashes, an effective drama technique that reflects more negatively on the media than the sad, outdated reflections and mindset of Barbie
Valentine is a convincing Barbie and dramatically introduced different versions - aka Rockstar Barbie, Slumber Party Barbie - with different accents to great effect.
Each version revealed a little more of Barbie – a confusion of strength and weakness with plenty of gags about being plastic and her moon adventures.
It’s an adult show based on a toy, and that makes for perfect comedy but its current form felt a little slow and flat.
It could be a pace thing – with a little tightening and fine-tuning Dream House could be as plastic fantastic as Barbie herself.
- Review by Beth Klein
Max Borlund (two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz) is a renowned bounty hunter who has been hired by the wealthy Martin Kidd (Hamish Linklater), who promises him $2000 if he successfully tracks down and returns his wife Rachel (Rachel Brosnahan), who he believes has been kidnapped by army deserter Elijah Jones (Brandon Scott), who happens to be a person of colour.
The reality is something different, and that prospect alone angers Martin.
To make sure the mission is successful, Max is given support in Poe (Warren Burke), a friend of Elijah’s who is an expert sharpshooter.
Potentially throwing a spanner in the works is Joe Cribbins (Willem Dafoe), a bank robber caught by Max who is about to get out of jail, and wants revenge.
Max’s views on his targets will change as he tries to carry out his task. Dedicated to the westerns of yore (and in particular director Budd Boetticher), Hill, while maintaining a general air of toughness that we’ve come to know from him over the decades, is in a more reflective mode here, looking at the way people, especially men, are supposed (or even allowed) to act in society, compared to what may be right and honest.
Hill deliberately plays around with what we know of him as a filmmaker, and while everything may not hit the bullseye, it is a knowing, very interesting approach that improves as the movie goes on.
The cast are generally solid, but Dafoe (who played the main villain in Hill’s Streets Of Fire ), and particularly Waltz, are standouts. It’s deliberate pacing and many quiet scenes will disappoint those looking for frequent gunplay (even some Hill fans may be surprised at the film’s more sombre nature), but Dead ForA Dollar (an admittedly irritating title, one almost suggesting a parody) is worthy entertain-
Tim Robbins plays Jacob , a postal worker who has been suffering PTSD for years after a traumatic tour during the Vietnam War, where he was seriously wounded. Currently living with his partner Jezzie (Elizabeth Pena), after the breakdown of his marriage years before, partly caused by the death of his son (a young Macaulay Culkin), Jacob begins to experience hallucinatory visions, while encountering unsettling confrontations which put his life in growing danger.
Other members of his platoon, including George (Ving Rhames) and Paul (Pruitt TaylorVince), are experiencing the same visions, which could be traced back to experiments carried out on soldiers fighting in Vietnam.
Offering possible explanations on what is occurring is the patient and understanding Louis (Danny Aiello). Jacob’s Ladder is not easy viewing, with stark, sometimes frightening images thrust at the viewer while its labyrinthine story plays out.
The script by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, My Life), which sat on the studio shelf for years, is brilliantly constructed (and obviously inspired by TV shows like The Twilight Zone), wanting us to interpret what is going on, while sympathising with Jacob as he goes on a horrific journey. Director Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, Lolita, Unfaithful, and who returned to the director’s chair after a two decade break with Deep Water ) is thankfully on the same wavelength as Rubin, perfectly bringing the screenwriter’s words to the screen, creating many memorable images while never forgetting the plight of all the characters we are introduced to. Technically the film is outstanding, with incredible practical effects that pre-date CGI.
There will be viewers who will lose patience with Jacob’s Ladder, but for those who are prepared to invest in and concentrate on the story, this makes for highly rewarding, if undeniably intense, viewing.
RATING - ****½
- Aaron Rourke
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■ I guess that many of our readers would remember the Hollywood actor William Bendix from the films they saw during the 1940s and 1950s or in the American television comedy series, The Life of Riley
Even when William played a gangster or heavy character there was always something likeable about him.
William Bendix was born in Manhattan in New York City in 1906.
William appeared in his first film at the age of five when his father got him a small role in a silent film at the Vitagraph Studios
In his teenage years he was known as ‘Bill’ to his friends and in his teenage years worked as a ‘bat boy’ for the New York Yankees
He had fond memories of seeing the famous baseball player Babe Ruth in action.
William had an interest in acting and performed in plays with The Henry Street Players in New York
In 1927 he managed a grocery shop in New Jersey and married his sweetheart Theresa Stefanotti
Unfortunately the great depression of the 1930s put him out of business and he sought work as a professional actor.
In 1939 he was cast in his first Broadway play. William was 36 by the time he made his film debut after being spotted by Hal Roach and signed to a film contract.
His first film was Woman Of The Year in
Whatever Happened To ... William Bendix
By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM
1942 which was the first teaming of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn - so William was working with a top cast.
William Bendix was cast in many films during the early 1940s and his popularity was rising.
In his first year in Hollywood, William received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in the film Wake Island
He appeared in two films with Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake - The Glass Key and The Blue Dahlia
His other notable films included Lifeboat, Two Years Before The Mast, The Babe Ruth Story (William played Babe Ruth) and Submarine Command.
He was good at comedy and was wonderful working opposite Bing Crosby in A Connecticut
William starred in the radio version of the situation comedy The Life of Riley.
He was unavailable for the television series and Jackie Gleeson starred in the first season.
The producers decided they wanted William for the second season because he was more well known as the character because of the radio show.
The Life of Riley became a huge television ratings success and ran for another five years.
I used to watch it on ABV2 in the late 1950s and I loved the show.
In his later years William made guest appearances on television shows such as The Untouchables, Riverboat, Mr Ed and Burke's Law William Bendix died of pneumonia in 1964 and was survived by his wife Theresa and their two daughters. Theresa died in 1983 and they are buried together in a cemetery near Los Angeles
The inscription on his grave reads "Forever in our Hearts' and that just about sums it up for all the fans of William Bendix. Kevin Trask
Kevin can be heard on 3AWThe Time Tunnel - Remember WhenSundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM That's Entertainment - Sundays at 12 Noon. www.inner fm.org.au
MAYORAL EXHIBITION FOR MAROONDAH COUNCIL
The 28th Annual Mayoral Art Exh ibition is a fundraiser for the Croydon Branch of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute and is supported by Maroondah City Council and the Ringwood East Community Bendigo Bank.
The theme for 2023 is Interior / Exterior. From architecture to open space or with portraits, depicting an outer appearance to capture an inner self, artists have been invited to explore interior and exterior worlds.
This is an acquisitive exhibition and Cr Rob Steane, Mayor, Maroondah
City Council, and Ringwood East Community Bank will announce the s elected works at the exhibition launch.
The Mayoral Acquisition will be part of Maroondah City Council art collection.
On The Wild Side is a group exhibition featuring 18 artists from YourDNA Creative Arts, a creative arts school for neurodiverse adults living with a disability.
The artists have researched flora and fauna found in Maroondah City to create a range of 2D and 3D artworks depicting the characteristics of local plants and animals.
The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, mosaics and sculptures highlighting the importance of rare and endangered vegetation and wildlife living in Maroondah.
The exhibition aims to raise awareness of threatened species and give the opportunity to see the local natural e nvironment through the lens of neurodiverse artists and artist living with a disability.
Exhibitions close April 28.
The Maroondah City Council Art Collection is a resource of culturally and aesthetically significant works of art that tell the stories of Maroondah’s environment and the people, collected for the purpose of enriching community life through interpretive display.
The Collection has its origins in the merging of the cities of Croydon and Ringwood to become Maroondah in 1994.
At this time th e art collections of these former cities combined num-
tralian regional first-staging of one of the biggest productions in all the performing arts.
Wagner’s Ring Cycle is a 15 hour epic comprising four operas, the Ring Cycle is staged there times over a total of six weekends, complimented by gala dinners, symposiums, recitals’ intimate concerts and more across the six week program.
Cycle 1 has finished but Cycle 2 is from April 7-16 and Cycle 3 is from April 21.
The festival program is being held at unique venues around the City of Bendigo, such as the heritage church and mansion at Langley Estate, Deborah Gold Mine (entry via the mine shaft, hard hat on), inside the National Trust listed Capital Theatre and more.
bered 140 works, mainly paintings by local artists associated with this region.
Since then the Collection has grown to include over 450 contemporary and historical works across all mediums.
Finding particular strengths in First Nations painting, photography and print practices, collectively this resource is an expression of community aspirations, pride and shared belief and commitment to art and culture having a prominent place in everyday life.
Yours. The Maroondah City Council Art Collection presents key artworks drawn from the collection at ArtSpace for the first time.
Works range through techniques of Painting, Photography. Works on Paper. Sculpture and Ceramics.
They celebrate the contribution artists working within the region and beyond, have made in defining Australian culture and identity.
Exhibition closes May 21.
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
Ringwood Town Square
Ground Floor 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Ring Cycle Festival
Opera lovers will not want to miss free full day Wagner Symposium on Saturday April 22 and the Wagner Lord of the Ring concert on Saturday afternoons throughout the program.
Melbourne Opera’s Ring Cycle Festival
10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo - Peter Kemp
Metro Comic Con in July
■ Melbourne will host a brand new pop culture convention this year, with entertainment expo Metro Comic Con set to hold its inaugural show over one big weekend from July 8-9.
There will be guests from one of the most iconic Spielberg movies of the 80s, a beloved smallscreen genre show of the noughties and a buzz-worthy series streaming right now — Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Majandra Delfino and Brendan Fehr (Roswell), and Katy O’Brian (The Mandalorian).
Metro Comic Con is taking over Melbourne Showgrounds on July 8-9. More guests will be announced soon, along with information on panels, exhibitors and other activities.
Tickets will go on sale later this month.
■ Johnny Depp has had enough of courtrooms of recent times, so he flew to the UK and is currently taking it easy on his 856-acre property in Somerset. He's out of the spotlight, living a life of solitude in his $13 million mansion of 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms and all the usual trimmings.
Local editions of Grand Designs
■ The ABC is currently producing a series of Grand Designs Australia for broadcast locally on ABC, not Foxtel.
Dream comes true
■ Aussie country and western group, the French Family Band, were recently honoured with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The band of Mum, Dad and three teenage kids moved to America three years ago, going from small time gigs to headlining at the Grand Ole Opry. Where to next? They are a mighty talented band.
Andrew Lloyd Webber mourns
■ There has been a sad loss in the Andrew Lloyd Webber family with the death of Andrew's son, Nick. Cause of death: gastric cancer. Nick was a talented musician.
Uni students invent new drink
■ Three inventive Melbourne university students have discovered a new fruit flavoured seltzer drink that makes use of odd shaped fruit that supermarkets and greengrocers reject. Branded Wonki, the drink comes in a variety of flavours when in season, thus saving odd shaped fruit from becoming landfill . Great idea, cheers all round.
Vake Keith Reid
■ Keith Reid, founding member of Procol Harum, has died aged 76. He was co writer of 'You're The Voice', adapted locally by John Farnham.
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Johnny Depp turns farmer
with Peter Kemp
- John O’Keefe
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The festival is built around an Aus-
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sang Busy Doing Nothing with Bing and Sir Cedric Hardwicke.
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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood
LOS ANGELES DEBONAIRE IN MELBOURNE
■ Hi everyone, remotely from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood comes this week’s news.
Karin Paulsen arrives
■ It is a great privilege to belong to the Melbourne Debonaires and then continue my journey over to Los Angeles and hook up with the L.A. Debonaires.
This group of entertainers and like-minded people meet every month to catch up and support their main charity, “Support Act” which helps musicians and entertainers when they need a kind hand to support them in their darkest times.
The L.A. Debonaires was headed up by Max Merritt and we had great times with him until his death.
The L.A. group in now headed up by Karin Paulsen who has been in L.A. for over 28 years.
Karin worked at the Beverly Glen Deli for many years, home of so many Hollywood stars. I remember sitting there one day and five camera crews descended on the deli to cover the Kardashians coming in to order an ice cream.
Rod Stewart, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanly, Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys are all frequent customers. It was wonderful to catch up with Karin on her visit to Melbourne. We had a great lunch at the Emerald Hotel in South Melbourne.
Tech giants stronger
■ For the first time since 2014, Meta and Google are on track to represent less than half of US digital advertising spend, grabbing 48.4 per cent of the market this year, per Axios.
The space has grown especially crowded, partly out of necessity, as Apple’s privacy changes have made it harder for companies to track activity across apps and target ads.
Though billed as a push for privacy, Apple has seemingly used the move as an opportunity to build out its own ad network across its apps.
Other platforms and retailers with reliable first-party data have also launched their own ad services, including Uber, 711, Walmart, CVS, Chewy, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, Marriott, and more, further crowding the market.
There’s also TikTok, expected to earn $8.6B in ad revenue in 2024, and Amazon, which has done what Amazon does best, building a $30B+ advertising business on top of its retail and media offerings.
WWE beats competition
■ The market’s getting absolutely bodied by pro wrestling: While 2022’s been a year of crimson red for much of the market, World Wrestling Entertainment has been flexing its muscles.
What’s happening? Because the company’s revenue primarily comes from long-term media rights deals and live events, it isn’t particularly impacted by the advertising slump now hurting many other media companies.
With its devoted global fanbase, investors are eyeing WWE as a hot acquisition target at a time when niche sports are on the rise.
Think Formula One, for instance. With TV rights deals with Fox and Comcast set to expire in 2024, and an exclusive streaming deal with Peacock ending in 2026, expect there to be a media wrestling match for the next home of WWE content.
Crime up in NYC
■ Fatal stabbings and slashings are up an alarming 37 per cent in the Big Apple this year.
The NYPD has logged 96 blade-involved killings so far in 2022, compared with 70 for the same period in 2021, according to department stats.
Stabbings and slashings overall are up 10 per cent in 2022, with 4344 compared to 3954 in the previous year, the stats show.
The disturbing data, which cover January 1 to December 11, come as NYC was racking up 16 per cent fewer shootings, which dropped from 1757 to 1474 so far this year.
“Not everybody can buy a gun, so what’s the next best thing everyone has access to? A knife,” observed Michael Alcazar, a retired NYPD detective who is now an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
“There isn’t real consequences if you get arrested with a knife; it’s probably just a misdemeanour and you’re going to be given a smack on the wrist,” he added.
Out and About
Gone in 38 seconds
■ A crew of masked thieves pulled off a brazen smash-andgrab heist at a high-end Brooklyn jewellery store making off with up to $2 million in gems in less than a minute. Employees and shoppers were still inside Facets Jewellery in Park Slope, New York, when the three crooks stormed in, threatened to shoot a worker, and began smashing display cases with hammers, police, and witnesses said.
“I am shocked,” shop owner Irina Sulay said. “Honestly, it’s very scary. I couldn’t even talk yesterday. I was hyperventilating, crying, sobbing, and shaking.”
“The whole thing lasted 38 seconds. They took two and a half full cases of diamond engagement rings, newer pieces we’ve designed in-house, and pieces we’ve collected art deco and Edwardian rings,” she said. “I want to say 100 rings,” Sulay said the stolen goods are valued at between $1 million and $2 million.
Splash Mountain latest
■ Disney World’s iconic Splash Mountain ride just went on its final run, and some people are not happy about it. Fans took to social media to share a retrospective of the water ride’s decades-long past, including footage of the doors to the ride closing for the very last time.
The hashtag “goodbyesplashmountain ” currently has 1.7 million views on TikTok
“I will miss you forever. Goodbye, Splash Mountain,” one video caption read. Another video noted that the line to board the ride was two hours long on its last operating day.
Enterprising park visitors allegedly took water from the log flume and were reselling it on eBay for up to $50 per bottle. The ride opened in 1992 and has been a popular staple of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom ever since, with celebrities like Princess Diana going for a ride. But the company announced in 2020 that it would shut down Splash Mountain, which was accused of having racist themes, in favour of creating a more inclusive Princess Tiana -themed ride in its place.
Gut health for MS
Not tech savvy
■ Spotify became the latest tech giant to shrink its staff, announcing it would cut 600 workers, or 6 per cent of its workforce.
That brings the total number of tech layoffs in 2023 to 57K, following 159K in 2022.
The Great Reduction is happening in a labour market that, for the most part, is humming along just fine.
Why is it 2023 for most industries and 2000 all over again for tech?
For one thing tech companies hired a ton of employees from 2020 to early 2022, when it seemed Americans might never leave their homes again.
Alphabet said it would slash 12K jobs after adding 30K+ jobs in 2022, per the Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft said it would cut 10K jobs last week after adding 40K in the last fiscal year.
Basically, tech companies are backing away from staff counts they believed were necessary for a tech-centric future that hasn’t come to fruition.
California, here you come
■ If you are considering coming over to California for a holiday, then I have got a special deal for you. We would love to see you at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. I have secured a terrific holiday deal for readers of the Melbourne Observer and The Local Paper. Please mention ‘Melbourne Observer’ when you book to receive the ‘Special Rate of the Day’ for your advance bookings. Please contact: Jennifer at email@example.com
Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood
■ Several genetic and environmental factors cause multiple sclerosis and a new report suggests these may include eating meat and having a less diverse gut. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide. There is no singular cause of MS, but some research suggests outside factors such as where a person lives or their diet can influence their risk of having it.
Gut bacteria are of particular interest because certain bacterial species regulate the immune response and are affected by a person’s diet. The team studied the gut microbiome, immune response, diet, and blood metabolites of 25 people with multiple sclerosis and 24 healthy people who served as a control group.
The strongest association towards multiple sclerosis came from eating meat. People who eat high amounts of meat were more likely to have lower amounts of Bacteroides the taiotao micron in their microbiome. This bacterial species plays an important role in breaking down carbohydrates from vegetables.
Lock up detergents
■ Desperate Bronx grocers are cracking down on serial thieves by slipping steel chains through the handles of laundry detergent bottles and securing them with padlocks, a new low in the shoplifting scourge across the Big Apple.
“I put the detergent in jail,” lamented Jose Dario Collado, owner of Yankee Food Deli in University Heights, which began locking up $27.99 bottles of Tide and $12.99 containers of Dreft because thieves were cleaning up to the tune of at least $1000 a month in detergent alone.
“Before the pandemic, New York was the best. Now, I don’t know what happened to the people,” huffed Collado. Four miles away at Pamela’s Green Deli in Crotona Park East, the ‘Tide’ has also turned.
Near the back of the store, $21.99 bottles of Gain and $6.99 bottles of Era detergents are secured with a yellow chain and Tuff Stuff padlocks.
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Gavin Wood From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd
● ● ● ● Pictured: Film director Rod Hardy, L.A. Debonaires Karin Paulsen, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites Managing Director Alan Johnson and Countdown Motion Pictures founder Gavin Wood.
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By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au
■ Local singer songwriter Brendan McMahon has a new song to add to his ever increasing catalogue of original work.
I HearYour Voice - The Soldierwas written as a dedication to the brave young soldiers who've left their loved ones over the years to fight for the country they love and have paid the ultimate price. The song will be released to radio early April. More info at www.brendanmcm.com
Coming Up Roses
■ Comedian Tania Lacy’s Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ show covers everything from clown porn to hair curtains, yobbo birds to happy endings, Tania is relentless in her desire to find the 'roses' moments in all life dishes out. Fresh from rave reviews at Adelaide Fringe, she performs in her old stomping ground at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 27 to April 9, and at Sydney Comedy Festival , May 3 and 5.
■ Bellarine Peninsula based Nathan Seekts has released his new single The Wildest Thing. Nathan says the song is about the wildest girl thathe ever met.
A whirlwind romance borne under neon and moonlight. It’s a soaring, anthemic altcountry rock and roll tale of lovers that come crashing into your life at night, but are long gone before the sun comes up. More info www.nathanseeckts.com
- Rob Foenander
CASE NUMBERS AT GREEK CENTRE
■ How complicated can a locked briefcase be? “It’s a show for comedy lovers who prefer their humour to be witty” so claims writer/performer Dylan Cole.
Dylan further said: “The idea of creating a show based around cracking a code to a briefcase was always an interesting premise to me”.
So, with a string of past award winning shows at the Adelaide Fringe and the Edinburgh Festival, Cole set about having an hour of a show without a beginning, a middle that is entirely pointless and one that has no ending. In fact, he had to tell us to leave.
In having several false starts he was quick to offer some fourteen disclaimers on screen, many contradictory disclaimers of the former disclaimer.
Particularly that it was not a comedy, and the lies he would tell were all true.
We were then faced with a ride of confusion, uncertainty as to where it was going as we ventured along the path of the Cold War, Russian and American submarines, our own commitment with AUKUS and dragging Putin down, likening him to a ‘baboons bottom’.
The previous Federal Government didn’t escape unnoticed and the current Government fell short in funding the arts, all without a mention of the briefcase that sat conspicuously at the forefront of the podium.
From his childhood days he had a liking for spy films and anything with James Bond and great admiration for that Scottish actor that played the captain of a Russian submarine (The Hunter for Red October)– all of which he had on VHS allowing him to bring us closer to unravelling the code an open the briefcase in true 007 style.
How he gets to open should remain a mystery for future audiences, suffice to indicate there is more than one case, more than one code and a surprise once the ultimate case is opened.
Complex, repetitive with twists and turns and a well-constructed entertaining narrative that Dylan Cole kept us fully engaged for the journey.
Performance Details: Until April 9. Tues.-Sat. 8pm, Sun 7pm
Tickets: $28 Full, $22 Concession, $20 Groups 4+, $15 Preview and Tuesdays
Bookings: 9245 3788 or www.comedyfestival.com.au/ 2023/shows/dylan-cole
Venue: Greek Centre (Two), 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD www.dylcol.com
Review by Graeme McCoubrie
■ One of Australia’s favourite performers, Shane Jacobson, will star as The King in Midnight, a major new musical set to open at the Com-
edy Theatre in Melbourne in June, joining co-stars including Lucy Durack, Thomas McGuane, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Raphael Wong, Kristie Nguy, Melanie Bird with Matt Lee and more.
Also joining Shane Jacobson in the star-studded line-up are the four young performers who will be playing the role of Stella, Alberta Brudan, Elisha Villa, Liv Jacobson and Isobel Lauber.
These performers won the coveted roles after being part of a national open casting call with hundreds of applicants from all over Australia.
“As a father of children in particular a daughter I love the way Midnight frames the story of Cinderella – it’s not a girl waiting for some Prince to come down and save her.
“He’s got to prove his worth and it’s the Cinderella story told in a way that has never been seen before,” Shane Jacobson said.
“To have my own daughter Liv join me in this production is pretty special. She’s been working really hard in her acting classes for the past three years and we’re incredibly proud of her and can’t wait to see what she does with the role of Stella. To say my wife and I are excited for her would be an extreme understatement,” he said.
Shane Jacobson is one of Australia’s most loved, award-winning actors, presenters and entertainers. His incredible and varied
career spans over 40 years both here at home and internationally, with screen highlights including Kenny; Charlie and Boots with Paul Hogan; Hollywood blockbuster The Bourne Legacy; the hugely popular Oddball; The Dressmaker (2015); Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black; Beaconsfield; Jack Irish; Top Gear Australia; Little Big Shots; The Real Full Monty and Australia’s Got Talent.
On stage, Jacobson’s career highlights include a Helpmann Award for Best Male in a Supporting Role for ‘Nicely Nicely’ in the 2008 revival of the musical Guys and Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone (2010), Shane Warne – The Musical (2013), Mother and Son (2014), The Rocky Horror Show (2018) and the soon to be completed national tour of Hairspray, as the beloved housewife Edna Turnblad.
Midnight - The Cinderella Musical premieres at the Comedy Theatre in June for a strictly limited season.
With music/lyrics by John Foreman (Aussie Pops Orchestra, Carols By Candlelight) and Anthony Costanzo (Life’s A Circus, Cross Roads) and featuring an exclusive song by Kate Miller-Heidke (Muriel’s Wedding), Midnight is a magical romantic comedy that will delight audiences young and old.
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HARNESS RACING FROM AROUND VICTORIA
■ Popular Maryborough commenced the week with a massive eleven race card.
Dunnstown’s David Murphy a regular at the t rack was successful in the Benstud Back Straight Maiden Pace over 2190 metres with 4Y0 Always B Miki-Misty Forever mare Always Skye Hight who broke her duck at start number nineteen.
Enjoying a lovely passage from the pole following the leader Judes Dude (gate two), Always Skye High finished best along the sprint lane to prevail by 2.1 metres in a mile rate of 203 over the pacemaker, with Di Angelo (one/ one – three wide home turn) third 6.4 metres away.
■ Meredith co-trainers Emmett and Richard Brosnan were winners on the day when 8Y0 Peak-Baltic Sun mare Baltic Spirit scored in the Aldebaran Park Trotters Mobile over 2190 metres.
Driven by Emmett, Baltic Spirit ran home best off a three wide trail in the last lap from mid-field to record a neck margin over a deathseating Menawa in a rate of 2-03.1. Lady Be Lucky used the sprint lane from three pegs to be third 7.4 metres back.
■ Great Western trainer Brad Hunt combined with Michael Bellman to land the World’s Best Hoof Oil Pace over 1690 metres with 7Y0 Rock
N Roll Heaven-Wattabout A Smile gelding
Rocknroll Opal, leading throughout from gate four to defeat Atego Shades which trailed by 4.5 metres. Island Caesar (three pegs) was third 1.1 metres back. The mile rate 1-56.5.
■ Miners Rest part-owner/trainer Gary Murnane combined with ‘Herbie’ Herbertson to snare a double during the afternoon with a pair of four year old Safari geldings.
Senna Storm a daughter of Beried Alive leading throughout from gate six to take the 2190 metre Thank You Lynda Clausen @ Dulux Pace by 1.3 metres from Treacherous Reign which trailed using the sprint lane, with Powerlinc (one/ two) third a half head away third. The mile rate 2-00.7, while Top Gun Ted (Tara Toplady) after racing uncovered from gate five crossed the leader Best Back Bruce to assume control, before handing over to Hanging Fire when tackled soon after.
Coming away from the inside on turning, Top Gun Ted finished best to defeat the fast finishing We Bettor Believe It (one/three – three wide last lap), with Hanging Fire holding down third. The margins a half neck by two metres in a mile rate of 1-57.9.
Win at home track
■ Local Bolinda reinsman Chris Alford produced the ’drive of the night’ to land the MC Security Vicbred Pace over 2180 metres aboard the Craig Demmler (Parwan) trained 5Y0 Rock N Roll Heaven-Mach Robyn mare Heavenly Gipsy at his home track Kilmore on Tuesday. Settling three back in the moving line from gate four on the second line, Alford sent the mare forward with a rush at the bell to cross the poleline pacemaker Merry Dancer and led for the rest of the journey, scoring by a half neck over Mitzi Said (three pegs) and Merry Dancer who was 3.5 metres away third. The rate 200.4.
■ The fast class Worlds Best Hoof Oil Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres was taken out by Campbells Creek trainer Bradley Cross’ 9Y0 D own Under Muscles-La Poeme gelding Downunder Barkers driven by Ellen Tormey. Coming off a tailed off eleventh in the Echuca Cup the previous Friday when galloping wildly. Downunder Barkers did everything right on this occasion after settling one/one from gate four trailing the hot favourite Tripod (gate six) which faced the breeze after Rakero Blaze usually slow to begin flew away from outside the front line to lead.
Angling three wide in the last lap, Downunder Barkers was too strong at the finish, accounting for Rakero Blaze easily by 9.5 metres in a rate of 2-00.7. Baxter (three pegs) was third 8.2 metes away after easing three wide on the final bend.
■ Derrinal trainer/driver Glenn Bull loves racing at Kilmore and snared the 1690 metre Garrards Horse And Hound Pace with 4Y0 Bettors Delight-Freedom Is gelding Very Tempting.
raced outside him coming to the home turn, Our Vincent Can Gogh fought on strongly to record a 3.1 metre margin over Cocora returning a mile rate of 1-58.7. Keayang Moroccan used the sprint lane from last on the markers for third 3.2 metres back.
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■ Two meetings Thursday Cobram and Ballarat.
At Cobram Echuca part-owner/trainer Susan Hunter landed the Cobram Barooga Beaches Festival Easter Sunday Pace over 2170 metres with Lethal Lover, a 6Y0 daughter of Pet Rock and Lethal Kiss.
with Len Baker
Beginning quickly from gate two as most of the Bull team do, Very Tempting although pressured by the favourite Joey Hangover at times, gave plenty on turning to record a 2.5 metre victory over Joeys Hangover which battled on courageously, with Calypso Mistress (one/two –three wide last lap) third 4 metres back. The mile rate 1-58.8.
■ The Strathfieldsaye Anderson Racing Team produced a new Kiwi by the name of Rimu Valley, a 5Y0 Hes Watching-Rata Valley gelding to capture the Beraldo Coffee Pace over 2180 metres restricted to concessional reinspersons. Trained by Julie Douglas and driven by Adrian Pace, Rimu Valley led all of the way from gate four in defeating Speedy Spida (gate five) which trailed after an unsuccessful bid for the lead. Direct Command (one/one – three wide last lap was third. The margins 4.3 metres by a head in a mile rate of 1-59.
■ Another Bendigo winner was Alex (Alby) Ashwood’s trained and driven Feels Lika Boss in the 1690 metre Jet Roofing Pace. A 5Y0 gelded son of Mr Feelgood and Shez Juslika, Feels Lika Boss was quicky away from an inside second line draw to possie one/two before going forward to race exposed outside the leader Frank Burns, outstaying his rivals to greet the judge by 2.1 metres from Kidwithagrin which used the sprint lane off the back of the pacemaker which held down third 2.2 metres back. The mile rate 1-59.3.
■ Bendigo raced on Wednesday with another ten race program and happy days arrived for Grenville’s Moss Family when speedy 11Y0 Angus Hall-Rangitawa gelding Well Deserved scored in the $7,000 Prydes Easifeed ‘The Thirties’ Trotting Final over 2150 metres. T rained in partnership by Greg and wife Debra, Well Deserved having start number 107 raced by daughter Kristy and driven by Jodi Quinlan after being runner-up in his heat a week earlier led throughout from gate two, kicking away on the final bend to greet the judge 6.4 metres in advance of Whats The Tea (four pegs) which flashed late after using inside runs in the last lap. Majestic Jewel (three pegs) after easing away from three pegs on the home turn ran her usual honest race for third 3.7 metres back. The mile rate 2-05.2. It was Well Deserved 8th success.
■ Terang owner/trainer Tom Rundle, aged 22, combined with another 22 year old local in Lochie Cook to capture the 1st heat of the Eureka Series over 2150 metres in a mile rate of 159 with in-form 5Y0 Hurricane Kingcole-My Names Molly mare White Star Molly who chalked up four wins in succession by doing so.
Taking over from the polemarker Alcatraz Girl from gate three shortly after the start, White Star Molly ran out a 2 metre victor over ex-Kiwi Major Collect first up in Oz for Julie Douglas after the pair cleared away from their rivals prior to the home turn. Littleblabbermouth (one/two –three wide last lap) was third 19.8 metres away.
■ Cleverly named ex-Kiwi 3Y0 Vincent-Hazel B Hasty gelding Our Vincent Can Gogh from the Strathfieldsaye Douglas stable first up in Oz led throughout from gate three with John Caldow in the sulky to record a nice win in the Oxley Feed Mill Pace over 1650 metres. Although pressured by Cocora which had
Driven by James Herbertson, Lethal Lover was taken back from outside the front line to settle at the tail of the field as poemarker The Dux held the lead for Alex Ashwood.
Trailing NSW visitor Bidgee Babe forward three wide in the final circuit, Lethal Lover was taken four wide running into the home turn and ran home best to defeat Nikita Adele along the sprint lane off the back of the weakening leader by 2.7 metres. Blissful Kandi one/one for most of the trip was third a half neck away. The mile rate 2-02.6.
■ Tongala trainer Michael Watt’s Hes Watching-Just Look At Me gelding Eye See Philtra driven by Tayla French snared the 2170 metre Free Camping On The Murray River 3Y0 Pace in 1-58.7.
Spending most of the race three pegs from gate two, Eye See Philtra was shuffled back when Letsgo Annabelle trailing the leader Hereforagoodtime dropped out with Tayla angling three wide to follow Ambiguous which had eased wide from a one/one passage.
In a brilliant move, Eye See Philtra was switched back down to trail the leader approaching the home turn and did best along the sprint lane to score by a neck from a determined deathseating Kingofglitter, with Ambiguous third a half neck away.
■ Four year old Four Starzzz Shark-Electrical Storm gelding Letsgobro trained by Greg Fleming at Moorilim and first up since October was tough in taking out the Easter In Cobram Pace over 2170 metres.
Driven by David Moran, Letsgobro settled three back in the moving line from gate three on the second line before being sent forward three wide in the back straight on the first occasion to park outside the pacemaker Killara Shogun starting outside the front line which had little trouble in taking the lead away from Chirripo (gate two) after travelling a couple of hundred metres. Racing clear on turning, Letsgobro had too much in hand at the finish to record an impressive 2.4 metre victory over Chirripo along the sprint lane in a rate of 1-58.9. Killara Shogun held on well for third a half neck back.
■ What a night it was at Ballarat for youthful Tasmanian concessional reinsman Ryan Backhouse who chalked up a double on the night aboard four year olds Eyethink and Hot Deal for ‘boss’ Horsham’s Aaron Dunn. Eyethink a gelded son of Sunshine Beach and Sassy Rose was given a sweet one/one trip from gate two on the second line in the Xtreme Technology Pace over 1710 metres and after easing three wide prior to the home turn finished strongly to win in a breeze by 16.9 metres from a deathseating Jilliby Flash and Mary Austin which trailed the disappointing leader Midnight Dancer finishing third 8 metres back. The mile rate a slick 1-55.8.
Hot Deal a American Ideal-Hotazgabby gelding contesting the 2200 metre Interpath Pace was eased at the start from gate six to settle six pegs as roughie Ultimate Force led from the pole.
Going forward one/one in the last lap as Jusalittlesip had eased off the back of the leader to race exposed before taking over on the final bend only to be tackled immediately by Hot Deal who did best to score by 1.4 metres in a identical 1-55.8 over Justalittlesip. Rosarito Miss ran her usual honest race for third albeit 13.3 metres away.
■ Popular Ross Creek trainer Norm McVitty landed the Flying Horse Entertainment Venue Trotters Mobile with 7Y0 Bacardi LindyPepperell Mistral mare Fun On Rum raced by
Sulky Snippets Sulky Snippets
■ Tuesday – Bendigo, Wednesday –Shepparton/Mildura, Thursday – Ballarat, Friday – Stawell, Saturday – Melton, Sunday – Warragul (Cup)/Echuca.
him and family. Driven by Maryborough’s Mark Hayes, Fun On Rum starting outside the front line angled three wide off a one/one passage in the last lap to dash to the front on turning, defying all challengers to register a half neck margin over Oneoutofthesquare which broke after the start before racing wide in the final circuit. Settle The Bill (one/two) was third 7.2 metres back after following the runner up into the home turn. The mile rate 2-04. It was Fun On Rum’s third success in 27 outings.
■ Armstrong trainer Leroy O’Brien’s 4Y0 A Rocknroll Dance-Missy Elliot mare Im Princess Bella toyed with her rivals in the 2200 metre ballarattrottingclub.com.au Pace Final with Jason Lee in the sulky, leading throughout from gate four to register a 3 metre margin ahead of Vapar Brenda (one/one) which joined her on the final bend. Female Assassin after trailing the winner from the pole was third 3.7 metres away. The mile rate 2-01.2.
■ Local Cardigan trainer Anton Golino’s 3Y0 Majestic Son-Zeeyena gelding Gotfeelingsyouknow upstaged his older rivals to produce an outstanding effort in the Easy Waste Trotters Mobile over 1710 metres.
With Nathan Jack in the sulky, Gotfeelingsyouknow began safely from the extreme draw going forward once balance only to be trapped wide when Bella Lucy kept him wide until the bell when he crossed to lead for the final circuit.
Pressured again by Bella Lucy in the back straight, Gotfeelingsyouknow kicked on the final bend to just last by a half head from Kyvalley Picasso (one/two – three wide last lap) in a mile rate of 1-58.5. Not As Promised (four pegs at bell) was third 12.9 metres away after being held up in traffic until the home turn when wide.
■ The long awaited lights were back on at Ararat on Friday for Cup night with an eleven race program taking place and what an exciting finale it was to both races.
The $30,000 Ararat Advocate Pacing Cup over 2195 metres was the feature event on the program and favourite punters would have been having palpitations for most of the race as the very short priced favourite Cant Top This was trapped wide from outside the front line as the gate pulled away with polemarker Julius Shadow retaining the front running.
Well fancied Helluva (gate six) was also caught wide with John Justice going forward to park outside the leader leaving Cant Top This still on a limb.
Desperately driven by Kerryn Manning to improve his position prior to the bell to try and race exposed, Justice would not relent to this and Helluva crossed over to assume control at the bell with Cant Top This eventually moving outside him.
■ Having the audacity to apply pressure to Helluva on the final bend, Cant Top This galloped allowing Helluva to kick away looking all over a winner, but after regaining his gait, Cant Top This chased hard in the straight to record an unbelievable last stride half neck victory. Second elect Bulletproof Boy (starting solo on the second line) bided his time while all this was going on to finish third although 6.4 metres away.
A six year old Rock N Roll Heaven-Tamara Hall gelding Cant Top This trained at Cardigan by Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin returned a mile rate of 1-57 (last half 57.2 – quarter 28.7) well outside Perfect Stride’s 1-55. 7 set last year.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES THIS SATURDAY
■ Australia’s best middle-distance galloper, Anamoe, is lining up for the rich Queen Elizabeth Stakes this coming Saturday (Apr. 8) at Randwick over 2000 metres.
The James Cummings-trained four-year-old is once again taking all before him, after yet another good win in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill in trying circumstances.
After drawing the outside of the 11 runners, he was caught three-deep in the race, but still proved too strong for Fangirl and Converge over the 1500 metres.
On the second line is British entry, Dubai Honour ,who impressed, winning at his first start here, winning the Ranvet Stakes on the same day.
A winner of over $5 million in England , he impressed good judges in getting home from the good mare, Monetilia and Mo’unga over this journey of 2000 metres.
Prepared by W. Haggas from Newmarket, he looks likely to be hard to beat here.
Then we have the good Japanese runner, Unicorn Lion, who went well in the Japan Cup over this distance of 2000 metres.
One who is racing well at the moment, is the Hayes-trained Mr Brightside, who won the AllStar-Mile in fine style, beating the Australian Cup winner Cascadian and The Inevitable.
Sport Ted Ryan
He has been racing against the cream and racing well, and always gives plenty.
He was also a good winner of last year’s Doncaster, so he handles the reverse way of going in style.
One to keep your eye on is the runner-up last year’s Victoria Derby, Sharp’Smart, prepared by leading New Zealand trainer Graeme Rogerson.
He won in good style in New Zealand, and is all class.
What can you say about the next galloper, Alligator Blood? Always gives of his best, and despite having his colours lowered in the AllStar-Mile, is one of the best in the land.
Cascadian came right into this with an outstanding win in the Australian Cup, and is racing extremely well.
A winner of over $8 million, and deservedly so, in the care of James Cummings.
The Annabel Neesham trained Mo’unga is a strong competitor in everything he races in, and was a late scratching in the Australian Cup.
Prior to that he ran third behind Dubai Honour in the Ranvet Stakes.
He is an honest galloper, and could place here. I thought the Melbourne Cup winner, Gold Trip, was a bit disappointing in the Ranvet, running an ordinary fifth. He is much better suited here over the 2000 metres.
The top Sydney mare, Montefilia, always runs an honest race, and she too will be well suited by the 2000-metre here.
One that is racing well at present, is the former Queensland mare, Fan Girl, who ran a g reat race beaten by the champion horse, Anamoe. Now prepared by Chris Waller she will be hard to keep out.
You have to go for Anamoe, he is the reigning champion, and is racing well.
The Dangers: Sharp’ N’ Smart Mr
TBA Chief Executive Tom Reilly said :“We heard from a number of breeders that there were a lack of resources to help support the development of new staff, particularly with having to enrol in a formal qualification”.
“With the help of the industry, who really got behind the project, we decided we could build something that filled that void.
“I feel TBA learning will be a great tool for farms across the country.We know we have a number of backpackers or workers who come in without lots of hands-on-experience.
“So, this platform provides an option for a manager to say,’ go and complete the modules on horse health’ or ‘please do the module on checking horses in a paddock.
Each bite-sized module features video, audio and written content, allowing students to learn in a way that suits them. The modules are expected to take between 15-30 minutes to complete.
They can be taken individually, or can be tackled as a larger course, in which related modules are linked together.
new education platform designed to allow everybody the opportunity to learn the basics of horse care from industry experts.
The platform-which is hosted at TBALLearning.com already has some 20 modules on line, covering areas such as confirmation, checking horse health, how to safely load a horse to transport, and how to hold a horse for a vet or farrier.
TBA learning was developed after breeders said there was nowhere to direct new staff to, where they could learn the foundational skills needed for work in the breeding industry.
More than 40 farms from across the country were consulted as part of the development of the site, with breeders giving their feedback on what subjects were important to, be covered.
Importantly, all courses are available free of charge.
The current courses are Horse Health, Horse Handling, and Biosecurity, as well as the Foundation Course, which includes all modules.
At the end of each module there is a test, with students receiving a certificate of completion, when they successfully get to the end of a module. These certificates can then be presented to an employer.
To access the modules and courses, students need to complete a simple registration. This will the allow them to complete their studies in their own time.
This education project was assisted with a grant from the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Levy.
Among the experts sharing their knowledge are Mick Malone from (Kitchwin Hills), Peter O’Brien (Segenhoe Stud), Kellie McCarthy (Mill Park Stud), and Fiona Lacey (Mogumber Park).
- Ted Ryan
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■ Victorian Amateur Football Association. Premier Men’s. Saturday, April 15. Old Melburninas v University Blues. Caulfield Grammarians v Old Scotch. Universityy Blacks v Old Brighton. Old Haileybury v St Kevins. Old Xavierians v Collegians.
Premier B Men’s. St Bedes/Mentone Tigers v AJAX. Fitzroy v Monash Blues. Old Geelong v Beaumaris. Williamstown CYMS v St Bernards. De La Salle v Old Trinity.
Premier C Men’s. Parkside Vultures v Old I vanhoe Grammarians. Old Camberwell Grammarianms v Old Carey. Marcellin v Hampton Rovers. PEGS v Mazenod OC. Ormond: Bye.
Division 1 Men’s. Ole Peninsula v Thierry Penola. Oakeligh v Prahran. Preston Bullants v UHS-VU. Ivanhoe v West Brunswick. Glen Eira v Kew.
Division 2 Men’s. St Mary’s Salesian v South Melbourne Districts. Old Paradians v Brunswick. Old Yarra Cobras v Aquinas. Parkside v Whitefriars. Bulleen Templestowe v MHSOB.
Division 3 Men’s. Wattle Park v Elsternwick. Richmond Central v Canterbury. Hawthorn v La Trobe University. Power House v Swinburne University.
Division 4 Men’s. North Brunswick v Albert Park. Box Hill North v Eley Park. Masala v St John’s.
■ Eastern Football League. Premier Division Seniors. Friday, April 7. Balwyn v Blackburn. Saturday, April 15. Noble Park v Rowville. Doncaster v Norwood. Vermont v Berwick. Doncaster East v Park Orchards. East Ringwood v South Croydon.
Division 1. Saturday, April 15. Croydon v Mooroolbark. Beaconsfield v Bayswater. Montrose v South Belgrave. North Ringwood v Lilydale. Wantirna South v Mitcham.
Division 2. The Basin v Mulgrave. East Burwood v Waverley Blues. Heathmont v Boronia. Knox v Upper Ferntree Gully. Templestowe v Ringwood.
Division 3. Coldstream v Warrandyte. Donvale v Oakleigh District. Whitehorse Pioneers v Fairpark. Ferntree Gully v Silvan.
Division 4. Nunawading v Croydon North MLOC. Kilsyth v Forest Hill. Scoresby v Surrey Park. Chirnside Park: Bye.
■ Essendon District Football League. Premier Division. Friday, April 7. Keilor v Strathjmore. Saturday, April 15. Avondale Heights v Maribyrnong Park. Airport West v Keilor. Strathmore v Essendon Doutta Stars. East Keilor v Greenvale. Pascoe Vale v Aberfeldie.
Division 1. Friday, April 7. Craigieburn v Roxburgh Park. Saturday, April 15. Craigieburn v Roxburgh Park. Hillside v Keilor Park. St Albans v Westmeadows. Moonee Valley v Rupertswood. Glenroy v Tullamarine. West Coburg v Deer Park.
Division 2. Saturday, April 15. Northern Saints v East Sunbury. Coburg Districts v Hadfield. Sunbury Kangaroos v Burnside Heights. Taylors Lakes v Oak Park.
■ Mornington Peninsula Football League. Division 1. Friday, April 7. Dromana v Red Hill. Saturday, April 8. Sorrento v Rosebud.
Division 2. Saturday, April 15. Sommerville v Chelsea. Pearcedale v Crib Point. Edithvale-Aspendale v Devon Meadows. Karingal v Hastings. Seaford v Tyabb. Rye v Mornington.
■ Northern Football Netball League. Division 1. Friday, April 7. Macleod v Greensborough. Saturday, April 15. Hurstbridge v West Preston-Lakeside. Montmorency v Whittlesea. North Heidelberg v Heidelberg. Bundoora v Banyule.
Division 2. Friday, April 7. Eltham v Panton Hill. Epping v Thomastown. Saturday, April 15. Watsonia v Lower Plenty. South Morang v St Mary’s. Northcote Park v Diamond Creek.
Division 3. Saturday, April 15. Old Eltham Collegians v Mernda. Kinglake v Reservoir. Laurimar v Kilmore. Fitzroy Stars v Lalor. Heidelberg West: Bye.
■ Outer East Football Netball League. Premier Division. Saturday, April 15. Pakenham v Narre Warren. Saturday, April 22. Olinda Ferny Creek v Upwey Tecoma. Monbulk v Woori Yallock. Sunday, April 23. Mt Evelyn v Wandin. Gembrook-Cockatoo: Bye.
Division 1. Saturday, April 15. Berwick Springs v Hallam. Emerald v Officer. Seville v Healesville. Belgrave: Bye.
Division 2. Saturday, April 15. Powelltown v Yarra Junction. Broadford v Warburton Millgrove. Alexandra v Yarra Glen.
■ Southern Football League. Division 1. Friday, April 7. Cranbourne v Cheltenham. Saturday, April 15. Bentleigh v St Paul’s McKinnon. Cheltenham v Dingley. Chelsea Heioghts v Cranbourne. St Kilda City v Port Colts. Mordialloc v Springvale Districts.
Division 2. Saturday, April 15. Murrumbeena v East Brighton. East Malvern v Doveton Doves. Black Rock v Hampton Park. Keysborough v Highett. Caulfield v Skye.
Division 3. Friday, April 7. Heatherton v Frankston Dolphins. Saturday, April 15. CPL v Endeavour hills. Ashwood v Clayton. Lyndhurst v Frankston Dolphins. Narre South Saints v Heatherton.
Division 4. Saturday, April 15. Lyndale v South Mornington. Doveton Eagles v South Yarra. Dandenong v Cerberus. Hampton v Moorabbin.
■ Western Region Football League. Division 1. Friday, April 7. Hoppers Crossing v Point Cook. Saturday, April 15. Hoppers Crossing v Caroline Springs. Point Cook Centrals v Point Cook. Spotswood v Werribee Districts. Yarraville Seddon Eagles v Altona.
Division 2. Friday, April 7. Albion v Sunshine. Saturday, April 15. Parkside v Braybrook. Wyndhamvale v North Footscray. Newport: Bye.
Division 3. Saturday, April 15. Laverton Magpies v West Footscray. Sunshine Heights v Albanvale. Tarneit v North Sunshine. Suns: Bye.
■ Ballarat Football Netball League. Friday, April 7. Redan v Lake Wendouree. Saturday, April 15. Ballarat v Darley. Melton v Darley. Melton v Melton South. Sebastopol v Bacchus Marsh. Sunbury v North Ballarat.
■ Goulburn Valley Football League. Friday, April 7. Benalla v Seymour. Shepparton v Shepparton United. Saturday, April 8. Rochester v Kyabram. Echuca v Tatura.Mansfield v Euroa. Mooroopna v Shepparton Swans.
■ Riddell District Football League. Saturday, April 15. Romsey v Wallan. Riddell v Macedon. Diggers Rest v Woodend-Hesket. Lancefield: Bye.
TEEN ARRESTED AFTER CARJACKING
■ Southern Metro Regional Crime Squad detectives have charged two teenagers in relation to an alleged aggravated carjacking at a shopping centre in Narre Warren on March 17.
It is alleged a 54-year-old woman was returning to her vehicle with her shopping when she was approached by two males about 9.25pm.
One of the males allegedly demanded her car keys, before the victim attempted to run away.
She was allegedly blocked by the same offender, who produced a knife and made a second demand for the keys.
She handed over her car keys and the offenders allowed her to leave.
The offenders were unsuccessful starting the vehicle before they fled the scene after being disturbed by witnesses.
A 15-year-old Doveton boy and an 18-year-old Hampton East male were arrested on Friday (Mar. 31).
Detectives executed a warrant at a Hampton East address and seized an imitation firearm.
The 15-year-old boy has been c harged with aggravated carjacking and will appear at a children’s court at a later date.
The 18-year-old male was
charged with aggravated carjacking and possessing an imitation firearm.
He will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on July 17.
Fatality at Chirnside Park
■ Major Collision Investigation
Unit detectives are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Chirnside Park on Saturday morning (Apr. 1).
Emergency services were called to reports a car had crashed into three parked vehicles on Edward Rd about 2.05am. The car then set on fire.
Police and witnesses pulled the male driver and two male passengers from the vehicle.
Paramedics worked on the rear passenger, a 16-year-old Montrose boy, but he died at the scene.
The driver, a 16-year-old Chirnside Park boy was taken to hospital where he remains with serious injuries.
His front seat passenger, a 16year-old Mooroolbark boy was taken to hospital where he remains with serious injuries.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash .
Death at Beaconsfield
■ Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a fatal crash in Beaconsfield on Saturday morning (Apr. 1).
It is understood a car crashed into a tree on Old Princes Highway about 12.15am.
Emergency services worked on a female passenger, but she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A male passenger in the car was airlifted to hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries.
The male driver, a 30-year-old Pakenham man, was arrested at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.
Burglary at Templestowe
■ Manningham Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following a burglary in Templestowe.
Investigators have been told three males forced entry into a Mandella St home just before 1pm on Wednesday, March 15.
The men attended the address in a 2005 silver A6 Audi sedan be-
ARIES: (March 21- April 20)
Lucky Colour: Cream
Lucky Day: Monday
Racing Numbers: 126.96.36.199.
Lotto Numbers: 188.8.131.52.34.45.
Much more to do and less time to do it in which will make you a very busy person during this period. There could be some unexpected travel, or surprising destinations.
TAURUS: (April 21- May 20)
Lucky Colour: Peach
Lucky Day: Tuesday
Racing Numbers: 184.108.40.206.
Lotto Numbers: 220.127.116.11.26.33.
If you feel your love life has been in the doldrums lately this is the time to get things moving again. Improvements in financial matters likely very soon but keep out of shady dealings.
GEMINI: (May 21- June 21)
Lucky Colour: Yellow
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Racing Numbers: 18.104.22.168.
Lotto Numbers: 22.214.171.124.36.3.
Help and support from unexpected sources and more interest in your career matters by the people higher up. Money matters should improve also and a surprise gift or win will delight.
CANCER: (June 22- July 22)
Lucky Colour: Blue
Lucky Day: Thursday
Racing Numbers: 126.96.36.199.
Lotto Numbers: 188.8.131.52.8.4
A big chance in a new business venture or job opportunity too good to miss. Could mean work and longer hours but financially more rewarding.
LEO: (July 23- August 22)
Lucky Colour: Violet
Lucky Day: Monday
Racing Numbers: 184.108.40.206.
Lotto Numbers: 220.127.116.11.35.36.
Love life might nor be all you would like it to be but soon you will be enjoying life again. Some luck in games of chance and you could be doubly lucky with a Libra.
VIRGO: (August 23- September 23)
Lucky Colour: Orange
Lucky Day: Sunday
Racing Numbers: 18.104.22.168.
Lotto Numbers: 22.214.171.124.45.40.
Communications should be good during this period and a feeling of well being should persist. Financial matters could give you a little extra work but will be worth it in the end.
LIBRA: (September 24- October 23)
Lucky Colour: Green
Lucky Day: Tuesday
Racing Numbers: 126.96.36.199.
Lotto Numbers: 188.8.131.52.40.22.
If you use tact and diplomacy during this period, things will work out fine. If not, you must face the consequences. Travel plans might need revising and love life a little extra spice.
SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22)
Lucky Colour: Mauve
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Racing Numbers: 184.108.40.206.
Lotto Numbers: 220.127.116.11.20.3.
Move away for a while or extra travel because of your loved ones is possible. Get legal advice if asked to sign anything. A good period for luck in small matters and relationships.
SAGITTARIUS: (November 23- December 20)
fore forcing entry and stealing an unknown amount of jewellery.
The offenders fled the scene in the Audi.
The first man is perceived to be between of 25 and 35-years-old with a medium build and is about 180185cm tall.
The second is also described between 25 and 35-years-old with a medium build and about 175180cm tall.
The third man is described as between 25 and 35-years-old with a solid/large build, and about 180185cm tall.
■ Two men were arrested after evading police in two separate incidents in Melbourne’s east early on Saturday morning (Apr. 1).
It is alleged a white Holden Commodore was seen driving erratically and speeding inbound on the Monash Freeway in Mulgrave just before 3am.
With the assistance from Air Wing, police followed the car to the Wellington Rd exit and through the Clayton and Mount Waverley areas. Stop sticks were deployed and the vehicle came to a stop at the corner of Webster St and Warrigal Rd in Camberwell.
Lucky Colour: Green
Lucky Day: Saturday
Racing Numbers: 18.104.22.168.
Lotto Numbers: 22.214.171.124.9.7.
There should be plenty to be happy about during this period. Your loved ones should give you a special surprise. Keep away from trouble caused by some people at work and in your social life.
CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19)
Lucky Colour: Dark Blue
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Racing Numbers: 126.96.36.199.
Lotto Numbers: 188.8.131.52.36.37.
A good period for commitments and engagements some could marry the love of their life. Better luck in property and real estate matters and someone’s help will be just in time.
AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19)
Lucky Colour: Silver
Lucky Day: Thursday
Racing Numbers: 184.108.40.206.
Lotto Numbers: 220.127.116.11.5.1.
Improvements in your mood will help you to get things done that otherwise could turn out to be a real chore. Stay away from irritating people and your good humor will last.
PISCES: (February 20- March 20)
Lucky Colour: Red
Lucky Day: Monday
Racing Numbers: 18.104.22.168.
Lotto Numbers: 22.214.171.124.8.33.
Your love life is about to take a turn for the better and interesting propositions coming your way. Financial life will also be much more hectic and your share of it will increase.
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