May 30-June 5, 2019 Dubbo Photo News
Dubbo Eisteddfod ready to rock By YVETTE AUBUSSON-FOLEY WE will, we will, rock you! It doesnâ€™t appear ear plugs are standard issue for adjudicators at the Dubbo Eisteddfod but for Section 3879 there might just be a call for it. The â€œSecondary School Rock Bandâ€? class is one of the Eisteddfodâ€™s newest, introduced only last year. â€œWe add or change classes in accordance to the needs. Instrumental teachers might make suggestions for example, or people might ask for certain classes and we can introduce it. If we introduce something new, like the rock bands, we trial it for three years and see how it goes,â€? Dubbo Eisteddfod Committee dance convenor Judy Roots said. The secondary school rock bands will raze the roof of the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre on Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, as part of the school and open bands ensembles. Competitors in instrumental, dance, speech and drama and vocal classes are coming here from over 40 towns and cities. â€œIt does bring a lot to Dubbo. In dance, some families are here for up to five nights. They love to shop in Dubbo. If theyâ€™ve got a bit of a break,
Dubbo College South Campus Year 10 elective music band â€œMarrowâ€? are, left to right, Malachi Snelson, Max Moppett, Jordan Lovegrove and Brodhain Edwards on drums. The band will compete in the secondary school rock band section at this yearâ€™s City of Dubbo Eisteddfod. PHOTO: DUBBO COLLEGE SOUTH CAMPUS.
theyâ€™ll go to a tourist attraction, so it really does bring a lot into the town,â€? Mrs Roots told Dubbo Photo News. Dance attracts the most number of competitors vying for first place honours, but for everyone, feedback from adjudicators is also invaluable. â€œWe donâ€™t just get anyone. For dance for example, we try and get adjudicators that have lots of experience, whoâ€™ve worked overseas with dance schools, theyâ€™ve had their own schools, or theyâ€™ve choreographed and performed themselves. They add and give so much to the competitors and give them so much encouragement to fulfil their dreams.â€? For 2019, there wonâ€™t be a grand concert to show off the best of the best, however
2020 marks 50 years for the Dubbo Eisteddfod and special events are in the pipeline. â€œOver the last few years the attendance numbers have dwindled primarily due to the clash of other eisteddfod dates, meaning the dynamic seniors groups arenâ€™t available to perform as they are away competing. It just wasnâ€™t feasible,â€? Dubbo Regional Theatre manager Linda Christof said. â€œI can confirm it is not to do with any exorbitant venue fee increases as fees have only increased the standard 2.7 per cent annual increase. â€œIt is the same reason that some non-dance sections of the Eisteddfod have been moved to other smaller venues such as the Drama Room, RSL and Macquarie Conserv-
atorium. They werenâ€™t getting the audience numbers and it wasnâ€™t feasible to hire the whole theatre when there was only one person on stage and four people in the auditorium,â€? Ms Christof said. For anyone whoâ€™s seen it, there is one class in the City of Dubbo Eisteddfod audiences hope will never change. â€œThe nursery rhymes. Weâ€™ve got 96 this year. Theyâ€™re six years and under. Itâ€™s 20 seconds of â€˜just fabulousâ€™. Sometimes itâ€™s only 10 seconds. At other times, theyâ€™ll just stand there and the music will play, and then theyâ€™ll walk off. We just let them stand there, just get them on the stage, just give them that opportunity,â€? City of Dubbo Eisteddfod committee president Barbara Redgrave said.
May 30: Lee Rhiannon, former Greens senator, 68. Wynonna Judd, country singer, 55. Cee-Lo Green, musician, 45. Matt Maguire, AFL player, 35. Antonio Winterstein, footy player, 31. May 31: Clint Eastwood, actor/director, 89. Terry Waite, British human rights activist, 80. Sharon Gless, US actress, 76. Tom Berenger, actor, 70. Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist, 64. Stephen Holland, Olympic swimmer, 61. Brooke Shields, US actress, 54. Todd McKenney, TV personality, 54. Johnny Diesel, singer, 53. Sarah Murdoch, model, TV personality, 47. Colin Farrell, actor, 43. Jun 1: Pat Boone, singer, 85. Morgan Freeman, US actor, 82. Ron Wood, Rolling Stone, 72. Jason Donovan, actor/ singer, 51. Georgie Gardner, Today show host, 49. Adam Garcia, actor, 46. Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer, 45. Heidi Klum, supermodel, 46. Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player, 37. Willow Shields, US actress, 19. Jun 2: Sally Kellerman, US actress, 82. Stacy Keach, US actor, 78. Charlie Watts, Rolling Stone, 78. Jerry Mathers, Leave It To Beaver actor, 71. Dana Carvey, co-starred in Wayneâ€™s World, 64. Kerry Saxby-Junna, champion walker, 58. Steve & Mark Waugh, twin cricketers, 54. Tom Gleeson (above), comedian, 45. Zachary Quinto, US actor, 42. Justin Long, actor, 41. Taj Burrow, surfer, 41. Steve Smith, cricketer, 30. Jun 3: Larry McMurtry, US author, 83. Suzi Quatro, US singer, 69. Tracy Grimshaw (below), A Current Affair host, 59. Carl Rackemann, cricketer, 59. Dan Ewing, Home and Away actor, 34. Rafael Nadal, tennis champ, 33. Reece Robinson, footy player, 32. Jun 4: John Burgess, former Wheel of Fortune host, 76. Mick Doohan, motorcycle racing champion, 54. Angelina Jolie, actress, advocate, 44. Noah Wyle, US actor, 48. Kasey Chambers, country singer, 43. Jun 5: Martin Vaughan, actor, 88. Kenny G, US jazz saxophonist, 63. Brian McKnight, US singer, 50. Mark Wahlberg, US actor, 48. Toni Pearen, singer-actress, 47. Steve â€œCommandoâ€? Willis, ďŹ tness trainer, 43. Pete Wentz, US musician, 40. Emily Seebohm, Aussie swimmer, 27.
Cotton On is a great fit for Tatum
Tatum Moore has recently been made manager of Cotton On and says the she loves being able to help people make their clothing choices. â€œJust being able to do something you love and enjoy and being able to help others. I know itâ€™s clothing and itâ€™s material but when Iâ€™m helping a customer to say, pick out an RXWË‹WDQGWKH\Č˘UHVHOIFRQscious and then they try it on; seeing a change in them, and hear them say, â€˜you know I never shop hereâ€™ or â€˜if you didnâ€™t help me I wouldnâ€™t have bought thisâ€™.... seeing them wear it and IHHOFRQË‹GHQWWKDWQHZIRXQG FRQË‹GHQFHLQVRPHRQHLVZKDW does it for me.â€? Tatum also enjoys makeup and it has been a serious hobby for about six years. â€œItâ€™s the same thing when you do someoneâ€™s makeup and you see a change in them, itâ€™s rewarding. As they say, looking good on the outside, feeling good on the inside. I love being able to do that for people,â€? she said. Tatum is a mother of three, Tyra, 11, Tymirja, 7 and Taej, 4. â€œWeâ€™re all T names. Their last name is Towney after their dad. I never planned it that way. It just happened!â€? she said.
Working full time and running a busy household couldnâ€™t be done without family around. â€œThe kids are all in school but I do get a lot of family support from both my partnersâ€™ and my own side, which is really good. Itâ€™s a bit of a tag team with school pickups but it just works. Youâ€™ve just got to do it.â€? Tatum was born in Dubbo but attended boarding school in Sydney and for a while followed a path into hospitality. â€œWhen I was younger I thought I wanted to be a chef, and cook, and travel, but after spending a few years working in hospitality, itâ€™s like, no thank you.â€? Moving back to Dubbo was a natural step to be near her extended family. â€œSydney was too far away from everyone. I moved home in 2006, met my partner not too long after that and have been here ever since. I loved the city life but always been a country girl at heart. Now my kidsâ€™ whole lives are here, theyâ€™ve got sports and friends, so weâ€™re here to stay.â€? With her eldest daughter playing rep soccer, thereâ€™s still a bit of travelling around. â€œItâ€™s nice when she has games away. All the family get on
the road, and weâ€™re all together, just being together is good.â€? She laughs and explains having kids good DWVSRUWGHË‹QLWHO\KDVQČ˘WFRPHIURPKHUDQG says as a child, she would often visit family in Bourke and was involved in the Chill Out
program for kids there and became a radio announcer. â€œThat was a good little hobby. I used to be shy. Iâ€™d get so nervous but it was okay once I started talking, because no-one could see me,â€? she said.
Dubbo Photo News May 30-June 05, 2019