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PULL OUT AND KEEP! PENRITH’S NUMBER ONE ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

ISSUE 159 01.11.13

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Silver Spur

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P: 4732 1700

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Cover Story

CEBERANO FINDS HER VOICE ONCE AGAIN

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Songstress Kate Ceberano tells FYI journalist SHANNON COCHRANE that the creative drought is finally over. For the first time in 10 years, Kate has released an album featuring her own, original music...

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fter a decade without an original release, Kate Ceberano has found her creative spirit again and is ready to rock the charts. The Australian singer recently released her latest album ‘Kensal Road’, the first in 10 years from Cebarano that features original music. She will be accompanying the record release with a nationwide tour, ‘Kensal Road Live’, playing her last show at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, November 3. So far reactions from fans to the new material has been overwhelmingly positive, and Ceberano has enjoyed getting back into live performance. “It’s been awesome, I’ve had a very strong response to everything – tour’s looking great, I’ve been having quite a love affair again with getting back in with the band, I’m going to play drums with the band... I always feel very content when I’m at an instrument,” she said. Most Australians might remember Ceberano as being a soulful pop star, but the singer charts different territory on her album, with songs inspired by Hawaiian folk music. “My father’s from Hawaii, in fact when he came here in the 60’s I think the two things he travelled with, which is such a trademark for me about the kind of people we are, he brought over a ukelele and a surfboard,” she said. “I was raised on a diet of music that was really created in and around a family situation where there’s food and convivialities and friends and I think because of that my brother and I have always made music that delivers that same feeling to people.” Ceberano’s long hiatus from songwriting

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was partially due to her feeling that the activity’s “very personal, very isolated” nature needed to take a backseat to her role as a mother. As her daugher Gypsy began to grow older though, Ceberano was approached by Sony and agreed to return to the studio in a frenzy of activity that would produce ‘Kensal Road’. “Sony came along and they said to me, ‘it’s about time we get you out there with another originals [album] so you want to start working on it?’. Then I think one thing led to another, I started writing with some writers around Melbourne, we must have written about 80 songs or so, just to get back into the action, the writing again. Then I went over to London and did it all pretty much in a month or so,” Ceberano said. Getting back into the rhythm of writing and producing songs was never a difficult task to Ceberano, although she admits that the content of her lyrics has changed dramatically thanks to her family. “I don’t find songwriting hard, I actually think it’s like breathing, or swimming, or riding a bike. There’s always things to talk about. Before Gypsy was born, in the early part of my career, I think a lot of the writing is very subjective, it’s all about me, I, myself. But I think when you become a parent, suddenly it becomes about us, we, them,” Ceberano said. While taking care of her daughter is clearly Ceberano’s number one priority, the songstress does get to use her maternal instincts in her music career, mentoring rising musician Alison Ainsworth on the tour. “What I enjoy most is I feel I can offer them [young musicians] a realistic view of what to

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I actually think it’s like breathing or swimming or riding a bike expect from a life in art. Sometimes I think that kids start off and they’re very optimistic and their ambition is to become famous, which is fantastic, but I think without having some true experience and some tools they can fall too early in their career and then be disenchanted by it,” she said. Ceberano herself began her performing career at a young age, playing gigs at 14-years-old. “I think the times are really different today, back then, for me to go chaperoned by my brothers and go play in pubs and clubs all around Melbourne, it wasn’t as dangerous as I think it is today. I certainly wouldn’t want my own daughter doing it at that age,” she said. In the 10 long years since Ceberano has

released an original song, there have been massive changes in her life, which are reflected in her more mature music and outlook on life. “It’s easy to be influenced by fashion and by things that are right now, but trends change so radically from one day to the next, the best investment always is in just being who you are and continuing to love what you do,” she said.

Kate Ceberano will perform ‘Kensal Road Live’ at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, November 3. For bookings or more information, call 4723 7600 or visit www.jspac.com.au


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HAUNTINGLY DELIGHTFUL NEW PLAY

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et ready to be transported to the elegant world of the 1930’s when Glenbrook Players stage their production of ‘Blithe Spirit’. The local theatre group will be performing a season of ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Glenbrook Community Theatre from Friday, November 15 to Saturday, November 23. Written by the brilliant playwright Noel Coward, ‘Blithe Spirit’ is a celebrated play that has thrilled audiences since it was premiered on London’s West End and has also been adapted into a film and a Broadway musical. It follows the story of novelist Charles Condomine, who has a range of bizarre experiences as he begins to research the occult to find inspiration for the latest book he is writing. He arranges a séance as after-dinner entertainment at a party he’s hosting, but trouble arises and Charles gets more than he bargained for when the ritual actually works. The medium called upon, Madame Arcati,

is more effective than anyone expects and manages to conjure up the ghost of Charles’ first wife Elvira. As the night goes on, the party takes a dark turn and goes from festive to fiendish as the vindictive and vengeful Elvira causes mayhem in an attempt to get rid of Charles’ current wife Ruth. The play delves into chaos as Charles and Ruth work to exorcise their unwelcome blast from the past, and the eccentric Madame Arcati has to summon up all her power to reverse her magical actions. Directed by Dot Ward, who also directed last year’s successful production ‘Pygmalion’, ‘Blithe Spirit’ stars a host of talented local actors including Costa Karagounis in the lead role of Charles, Robyn Pope as the mysterious Madame Arcati, Madeleine Sheehy as the ghostly Elvira and Margaret Bell as Charles’ strong-willed second wife Ruth. ‘Blithe Spirit’ will be performed at Glenbrook Community Theatre from Friday,

November 15 through to Saturday, November 23. For bookings call 4739 1110 or visit www. glenbrookplayers.com.au. Glenbrook Players is offering two free

tickets to those households who were unfortunate enough to lose homes in the recent bushfire emergency. Please call the booking line on 4739 1110 to take up this offer.

good as your last show so for me, I want to put on the greatest show that I can,” he said. Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers will perform at Blacktown Workers Club on

Saturday, November 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $49.90. For bookings or more information, call 9830 0600 or visit www. workersclub.com.au.

BLACKTOWN IS YOUR LAST CHANCE

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ith 33 number one singles and countless awards under his belt, country music legend Lee Kernaghan has proven that he knows how to put on a good show. The singer will be performing at Blacktown Workers Club as part of his ‘Beautiful Noise’ tour on Saturday, November 16. The show is one of the last stops on his tour, which has been stretching out over an unbelievable 18 months as Kernaghan brings his popular country songs to towns all over Australia. Although Kernaghan is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most beloved and well-known country musicians, he is more than happy to share the spotlight with the next generation of country stars, and has invited Tasmanian band The Wolfe Brothers along for the tour. “It was their performance on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ that really knocked me out and when I got to have a bit of a jam session with the guys, we just connected musically

in a really great way and I invited them to join me on the 2013 tour as special guests,” Kernaghan said. Kernaghan himself is no stranger to fame, with the country singer boasting thousands of devoted fans who love his patriotic, relatable songs such as ‘Boys From the Bush’, ‘She’s My Ute’ and ‘The Outback Club’. His most recent album, ‘Beautiful Noise’ features a tribute to another music legend – the late, great Slim Dusty. The song ‘Flying With the King’ was inspired by a chance encounter between Kernaghan and Slim on a flight from Sydney to Western Australia, which is a moment that Kernaghan has treasured. Despite all the accolades Kernaghan has received over his career, he has never been comfortable to simply rest on his laurels and instead makes an effort to put on an amazing performance at every show he does. “You know there’s just been so many highlights over the years but you’re only as


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RISING STAR’S BIG MOMENT IN GREASE

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indsor Downs resident Daniel Raso has left the west for the big city as a cast member of the stage production of ‘Grease’. Raso, 24, plays the role of Rydell High student Tony in the show’s ensemble, and is also the understudy for two of the T-Birds and Anthony Callea’s role of Johnny Casino. He joins a star-studded cast of professional actors on stage – including Rob Mills, Gretel Scarlett, Anthony Callea, Bert Newton and Todd McKenny – for producer John Frost’s staging of the classic musical. The musical, originally written in 1971, gained a new level of fame when in 1978 it was turned into a movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. “It’s such a fun, energetic show, the songs are great… everyone can relate to it and everyone understands it really well, because they’ve grown up on the movie,” Raso said. The performer himself has been a fan of ‘Grease’ since he was younger, and said that being cast in the musical was a dream come true. “I’ve been a ‘Grease’ fan since I was a kid, I actually did a production of ‘Grease’ when I was a teenager, just an amateur production of the show, so that started my love for the stage version and now I get to do it and get paid for it, it’s amazing,” he said. Working with so many famous veterans of the entertainment industry might seem intimidating, but Raso said that the musical’s stars were friendly and always approachable. “They’re all so supportive and amazing, there are no words to describe how good they’ve been to us, they just treat us like we’re friends… it’s not like there’s the stars and then there’s the ensemble, we’re all one big family,” he said. He was also motivated by the hard work that the ‘Grease’ stars put in to their performances, and found inspiration in Rob Mills. “It’s good because they push you to be better. I’ve seen Rob who is working his butt off, he definitely wasn’t a dancer but now he is; you can see how hard he’s worked during rehearsals and the dedication he’s put into the role of Danny to try to get it perfect. That kind of pushes me and pushes everyone else to want to be better as well, because if he can do it, we can do it as well.” ‘Grease’ might be Raso’s biggest production so far, but he has a long list of professional musical theatre and stage roles behind him including ‘High School Musical: Live On Stage!’, ‘Kiss Me Kate’, ‘Boys In The Band’ and ‘Beaudy’. He also made a television appearance as a Top 24 contestant on ‘Australian Idol’ in 2009, which he claims was a big learning curve.

“At the time when I first started it, I just auditioned to have fun then when I got through, I was like, ‘oh okay, I might actually have a shot at this’… I made the Top 24, which was amazing, it was such a fun experience and I got to meet some amazing, talented friends from the show,” he said. Although many professional performers move into the city to be close to their work, Raso has opted to live in his home suburb of Windsor Downs. “I love it out there, I love that it’s kind of like an escape. The city is so hustle and bustle, it’s so busy all the time so I love that I’ve got that escape out to my little country home,” he said. He said that any young theatre hopefuls should try to perfect their performances and not let rejection get them down. “The best advice I can give is keep working on your craft, just keep at it. You’ve got to keep at it because there aren’t a lot of opportunities in Australia, it is very hard to get work here. You’ve just got to keep working, keep improving, and keep pushing yourself and keep trying, you can’t just take on ‘no’ and give up. You’ve just got to have a ‘don’t quit’ mentality,” he said. ‘Grease’ is playing at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney. Tickets start from $64.90. For bookings or more information, call 1300 795 267 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

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THE PLATTERS

Friday, November 1 Rooty Hill RSL $25

DESPERADO: THE EAGLES SHOW

Saturday, November 2 Blacktown Workers Club $12 members / $16 visitors

Kitty Flanagan Venue: Penrith Panthers $40.50, 8pm 4720 5555 The Platters Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $25, 8pm 9625 5500 The Kamis Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8.30pm 9625 5500 Friday Live Entertainment Venue: Wallacia Panthers Free entry, 7.30pm 4773 8417 Live Band Karaoke Venue: St Marys RSL Free entry, 8pm 9623 6555 Endless Summer Beach Party Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Kristy Lee Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 The Lazys Venue: Tattersalls Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4732 6373 Karaoke

PARTON’S BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR

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ith her distinctive appearance and iconic country anthems, Dolly Parton has enjoyed more than 50 years in the spotlight and has no plans on slowing down soon. The beloved American singer will be bringing her ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ to Australia next year, with a show at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on February 18. Parton, who has previously performed in Australia to overwhelmingly positive reviews, said she was excited to be visiting again. “Australia, here I come again. We have a lot of new and exciting things for the show and can’t wait to share it with you. I love my fans in that part of the world,” she said. “You’ve been so very good to me for so many years and I know that we’re gonna have a wonderful time. It’s a long way from home in your part of the world, but I always feel like I’m right at home.” The last time Parton toured Australia was two years ago, with ‘The Better Day

World Tour’ when she made record-breaking attendances in arenas in Australia. She was praised by 2Day FM Sydney, who said “Dolly had the audience eating out of her hands… one of the best live shows I’ve been to in my life”. Although Parton might be a mega-famous musical legend now, she began her life in poverty, living with her family in a one-room cabin in Tennessee. She began performing early on in life, singing for local radio and television before she hit her teens and moved to country music capital Nashville when she graduated from high school. Since then, Parton has had many smash hits including ‘Jolene’, ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘9 to 5’, ‘My Tennessee Mountain Home’, ‘Coat of Many Colours’ and more. Dolly Parton will bring the ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ to the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. For bookings or more information, visit www. livenation.com.au.

Venue: Wallacia Panthers Free entry, 8pm 4773 9090 Flashback Fridays Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 The Platters Venue: Penrith Panthers $45.50, 8pm 4720 5555 Urban Stone Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8.30pm 9625 5500 Trivia Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 3pm 9623 1211 Rock n Roll Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 8.30pm 9623 1211 Karaoke & DJ Venue: O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub Free entry, 8.30pm 4735 5509 Live Entertainment Venue: Club Paceway Free entry, 6.30pm 4721 2375 Oz Rock Show Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club

Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Desperado – The Eagles Show Venue: Blacktown Workers Club $12 members/$16 visitors, 8pm 9830 0600 Triple Grip Venue: Blacktown Workers Club Free entry, 9pm 9830 0600 Us-Too Duo Venue: Blacktown Workers Club Free entry, 9pm 9830 0600 Venus 2 Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Marlow Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4577 3396

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Sunday Karaoke Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 6pm 9623 1211 Live Music Venue: St Marys RSL Free entry, 4pm 9623 6555 The Listening Room Venue: Penrith Panthers Free entry, 12pm, 4720 5555


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NEW HORIZON BAND

Friday, November 8 St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry

FLINTLOCK

Saturday, November 9 Fitzroy Hotel Free entry

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Cabaret Lunch – A Salute to the Boyz from Oz Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $15 members/$20 visitors, 11am 9625 5500 Maynilad Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8.30pm 9625 5500 New Horizon Band Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 Friday Live Entertainment Venue: Wallacia Panthers Free entry, 7.30pm 4773 8417 Live Band Karaoke Venue: St Marys RSL Free entry, 8pm 9623 6555 Karaoke Venue: Wallacia Panthers Free entry, 8pm 4773 9090 Backlash Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 80’s Flashback Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

The Mick Jagger and Tina Turner Experience Dinner and Show Venue: Penrith Panthers $25 members/$35 visitors, 8pm 4720 5555 Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock Venue: Rooty Hill RSL $39, 8pm 9625 5500 Hogans Heroes Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8.30pm 9625 5500 Urban Stone Venue: St Marys Rugby League Club Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777 The Bee Gees, Everly Brothers and Corrs Tribute Show Venue: Blacktown Workers Club $7.50 members/$10.50 visitors, 8pm 9830 0600 Peppermint Jam Venue: Blacktown Workers Club Free entry, 9pm 9830 0600 Chris Drummond Duo Venue: Blacktown Workers Club Free entry, 9pm 9830 0600 Trivia Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 3pm

BE SWAYED BY ROMANTIC FORCES

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enrith Symphony Orchestra are about to wrap up their 25th anniversary season in style, with a concert honouring influential German composers. The concert, which is called ‘Romantic Forces: The Masters of German Music’, will be conducted by artistic director Paul Terracini and held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, November 2. Audiences can expect an intensely emotional musical experience, with the lively and dramatic sounds of 19th century German Romanticism performed to perfection by the Penrith Symphony Orchestra. The show begins by traveling back in time to the world of ancient mythology as represented in the moving harmonies and exquisite tension in Richard Wagner’s overture to Tannhauser. The opera, which was one of Wagner’s middle-period works, follows the journey of the minstrel Tannhauser and his struggle with the

competing forces of spiritual love and human temptation and his ultimate death. Its overture is among Wagner’s most enduring and rousing scores, with the hushed, hymn-like reverence of the Pilgrims’ Chorus and the musical interpretation of the Venusberg revelries. The concert will also include Max Bruch’s intense and beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, which is one of the most memorable and well-loved of the Romantic string concertos. ‘Romantic Forces’ will be concluded with the fourth symphony of Brahms, a piece that is both dark and introverted yet full of beauty and passion. Audience members can learn more about the compositions in a free pre-concert talk by conductor Paul Terracini, held at the Allan Mullins Hall before the performance. ‘Romantic Forces’ will be held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, November 2 at 8pm. Tickets range from $20-$45. Visit www.jspac.com.au.

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9623 1211 Rock n Roll Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 8.30pm 9623 1211 Live Entertainment Venue: Club Paceway Free entry, 6.30pm 4721 2375 The Nuts Venue: Penrith Gaels Club Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Flintlock Venue: Fitzroy Hotel Free entry, 8.30pm 4577 3396 Greg Englert and Swinging Cats Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200 Everyday People Band Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Sunday Karaoke Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 6pm 9623 1211 Live Music Venue: St Marys RSL Free entry, 4pm 9623 6555


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tar-studded film ‘The Butler’ is a touching and sensitive story that explores race relations in America. Forest Whitaker plays the central role of Cecil Gaines, an African American man who goes from a humble life on a cotton farm in the south to becoming a butler in the White House for three decades. Over the period of his career, Cecil works for no less than eight American presidents, with a raft of Hollywood celebrities stepping in to play historical figures – Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F Kennedy, Liev Schrieber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, and British actor Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. While his duties may be domestic, Cecil also gains insight into the workings of politics and faces a dilemma when his son joins the radical organisation the Black Panthers. Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey makes a supporting appearance as Cecil’s wife Gloria, while Mariah Carey plays his mother.

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THE BUTLER [ Rated M ] Starring: Forest Whitaker, Alex Pettyfer & John Cusack

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his unusual video game, which originated in Japan, is a roleplaying game where players get to control the fates of those around them. The game begins with a perpetually unlucky boy named Renya walking through a shopping centre and being called over by a girl to try his hand at playing a lottery. When he turns the crank on the lottery machine, he discovers that he has won the Grand Prize – powers that make him a God. All of a sudden, Renya is gifted with the ability to change the fates of people who pray to him and fulfill their wishes with the use of the mysterious Fate Revolution Circuit machine. ‘The Guided Fate Paradox’ has plenty of variety for players, with randomly generated challenges, from fairytale stories to spooky zombie graveyards. There are also customisation options and equipment to change the character’s appearance, from functional armour to race car legs with each weapon coming with an extra attack or bonus skill that helps in gameplay.

fter the wild success that ‘Despicable Me’ had in 2010, it was only natural that a sequel would be released and this time all the classic characters are back and caught up in even funnier, whackier shenanigans. The Anti-Villain League returns to action after a secret laboratory is mysteriously stolen. They recruit former super-villain Gru (Steve Carrell), who has given up his life of crime and instead is devoted to his three children. He is called on to discover which villain stole the lab and try to recover it before a powerful substance contained in it is used to make invincible, powerful monsters. While Gru initially refuses to be involved with the Anti-Villain League’s efforts, he eventually decides to join forces with them. In the process, he teams up with undercover agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) and as they work together, the duo must deal with not only their investigation but also their growing feelings for each other. This is a cute film and has plenty of funny, entertaining moments.

DESPICABLE ME [ Rated PG] Starring: Steve Carell, Steve Coogan & Kristen Wig

STEREO The game’s graphics are beautiful, with characters illustrated by well-known Japanese designer Noizi Ito, who has also worked on other best-selling games.

THE GUIDED FATE PARADOX [ Rated PG] PS3

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anadian pop-rock princess Avril Lavigne is set to rise up the charts again, with her self-titled fi fth album. The record has a strong rock infused pop feel to it, much like Lavigne’s previous work, although the singer does experiment with different moods. Lavigne began working on the album in 2011, after the release of her previous record ‘Goodbye Lullaby’. After a year of work, teaming up with producers Martin Johnson, David Hodges and her rock star husband Chad Kroeger, the first single ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up’ was released in April this year. The song, which is a fun, catchy ode to youthfulness, performed decently on the charts although critical reaction was mixed, with some comparisons to other singers such as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. It was followed up by the single ‘Rock N Roll’ in August, which has a more punk-inspired theme, with a rocky guitar solo and edgy lyrics. Lavigne takes a softer turn with the album’s third single, ‘Let Me Go’, which is a duet with

her husband, Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger. The song is a ballad with beautiful piano and string sections, providing a slower and gentler piece compared to the rest of the album. Other songs include the Japanese inspired electro-pop ‘Hello Kitty’, and Marilyn Manson makes an appearance on the track ‘Bad Girl’.

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t’s the newest, hottest dining talking point in Penrith – and yes, it’s inside an RSL club! The Star Buffet at Penrith RSL has emerged as a sensational place to eat, with great food, even better prices and a fantastic atmosphere. If you think you know club buffets back to front, you’ve seen nothing until you’ve seen the great work that the team at Star Buffet do. Come with an empty stomach, because there’s so much food to eat, you won’t know where to fit it all in! Get there for lunch or dinner and make sure you get there early as the restaurant fills up quickly.

THE STAR BUFFET

Penrith RSL, Castlereagh Road, Penrith. Phone 4728 5200.

THE UNION

Union Lane, Penrith. Phone 4721 4501.

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BILL’S RICH LAND BRINGS RICH REWARDS FOR HIS SHIRAZ

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ill Calabria and his team at Westend Wines in the NSW Riverina have created a ripper Shiraz in their 2010 Richland label. It is a wine with forward, ripe berry-fruit flavours, smoky oak and nicely recognisable varietal spicy black pepper. Westend’s premium commercial label, Richland is dedicated to Bill’s parents – Italian migrants Francesco and Elizabeth who founded Calabria Wines in 1927. Bill changed the name of their brand in 1974 as the company expanded and diversified its range. This is a Shiraz to enjoy now with rosemary scented lamb and balsamic vinegar, or in deference to Bill’s Italian heritage, with penne arrabiata. Or at just $12.99 a bottle, you may want to put a case in the cellar for a few years to develop added complexity. Two to note: West Australian Ferngrove’s Leaping Lizard range includes a nice 2012

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc crafted from fruit from a number of vineyards across the state’s growing regions, and is very good value at $16.99. Chief Winemaker, Kim Horton has created a delightfully light-bodied wine in this one, with zesty kiwi fruit, passionfruit, lime and tropical fruit flavours balanced by a zippy acidity. Enjoy it with chicken and salad or a seafood platter. Also worth noting is a great value drop from below the border. Victoria’s Stanton and Killeen have released a 2009 Rutherglen Durif that shows why this region is gaining such respect for the variety. At $35 this drop is definitely luscious and juicy with ripe fruit flavours that immediately fill the mouth, structured tannins, and a finish of chocolate cherry ripe flavours. Durif was first planted in Rutherglen in 1908 but it has only been in the last decade that so many lovers of this variety have come to appreciate just how good the local drop is.

ne of Penrith’s best kept secrets, The Union is a hidden gem of dining! This tapas restaurant does very little advertising and its website is modest to say the least, but word of mouth has clearly ensured it’s a winner in the local area. Without a booking you’ll struggle to get a table on a Friday or Saturday night. The menu is huge – you simply won’t know what to pick! We certainly recommend the empanadas but you won’t go wrong no matter what you order… just be prepared for an argument at your table over what to select! Top off your meal with a great wine, or the sangria!

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here’s nothing like a delicious butter chicken, with a side of Naan bread to really get the taste buds buzzing! One of Penrith’s most popular Indian restaurants is Taj of the Valley on High Street in Penrith. With a range of lamb, beef and chicken dishes and delicious entrees like seekh kebabs and lamb rolls, the menu at Taj of the Valley offers a full Indian cuisine. If you’re a fan of Indian food and haven’t tried Taj of the Valley, you are missing out. Enjoy a meal out with friends at the restaurant or order a take away and enjoy brilliant Indian food with the family at home. 419 High Street Penrith. Phone 4721 1833.


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MELBOURNE CUP BUFFET LUNCHEON

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95th Remembrance Day

Seafood Buffet Lunch Prawns, Oysters, Mussels, Smoked Salmon, Crab, Calamari, Fish, Meat Platter & Salads

Monday, 11th November 2013 10:40am Memory Park

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Security’, ‘Highway Patrol’, ‘The Force’ and ‘Anh D oes…’. Channel Seven is set to air ‘Dancing with the Stars’ twice a week. The monster hit is cutting it very fine with the number of contestants and the number of weeks left before ratings season is up at the end of November. With ‘The X Factor’ done and dusted for another year, it’s understood ‘Dancing’ will now been seen on both Sunday and Tuesday nights starting this Sunday, November 3.

CHATTER ON THE BOX with Nathan Taylor

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he Amazing Race Australia will return in 2014 after its return was announced at Channel Seven’s Upfronts last week. The Emmy Award-winning reality series wasn’t seen on screens this year as Seven opted to give ‘The Mole’ a try, and well, we all know how that turned out. Casting information is available on the Channel Seven website. More local shows confirmed to return to Channel Seven next year include: ‘My Kitchen Rules’, ‘House Rules’, ‘The X Factor’, ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘A Place to Call Home’, ‘Winners and Losers’, ‘Home and Away’, ‘Million Dollar Minute’, ‘Deal or No Deal’, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’, ‘Border

Channel Nine’s huge new post-apocalyptic drama ‘Revolution’ has finally been given an airdate. The J.J Abrams produced show will hit our screens this Tuesday, November 5 at 8.30pm. It will be interesting to see how the show will perform considering the first season has already aired on Foxtel. That great chat show from the 90’s is back, ‘The Panel’… well sort of. Channel Ten will premiere the new Working Dog produced program ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’ this Sunday, November 3 at 7pm. The format is a sees panellists competing to remember the most news events from across the week. ‘The Panel’s’ Tom Gleisner is set to host and there are many other similarities. After another terrible year, will Ten finally have a hit? I personally don’t know why they just don’t just bring ‘The Panel’ back, it could be huge. Sport lovers could have a new channel to watch if Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera get their way. The channel is reportedly looking

into launching an Australian sports channel early next year with the Italian football league, Serie A, their big drawcard. Another popular TV show remake could be on the cards with news the supernatural series ‘Charmed’ could be revived. It’s still in the very early stages of development but CBS has ordered a script for the pilot. The new ‘Charmed’ is considered a “re-imagining” of the once mega hit series, which ran for a

whopping eight seasons. Lastly, sad news came though over the weekend with Marcia Wallace, who voiced teacher Edna Krabappel in ‘The Simpsons’, passing away at age 70. Wallace died after complications with pneumonia. It’s understood her character will be written out of the show but producers have confirmed that Edna Krabappel was not the character slated to die sometime next season.


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MICHELANGELO TO OLIVER REED, MALTA IS FULL OF SURPRISES by David Ellis

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here are a couple of blokes who have gone down in history in Malta for enjoying a cold drink on a warm day – with its mostly warm climate, there is every reason for a cold drink. And many a visitor to its capital Valletta, pay homage to both these men – to one in the sanctity of a cathedral where hangs a priceless work of art he created some 400 years ago; to the other in a pokey bar where he dropped dead less-salubriously during a very boozy session in more recent years. Michelangelo Merisi was an Italian artist born in the late 1500s, who adopted the name Caravaggio after the town in which he grew up, and earned fame for his chiaroscuro style of painting (use of light and shade,) which he coupled with the dramatic and often theatrical. And throughout his just 38 years he lived a bizarre double-life, being favoured by patrons from the Vatican and Italy’s highest society for his art, whilst also being a street brawler, habitué of anywhere a drink could be had, and killer – the latter seeing him flee to Malta after the death of a young man in a fight in Naples in 1606.

He was thus no stranger to the law, although he also enjoyed some protection by his many patrons, including in Valletta the famed Knights of Malta, who conferred membership upon him after he did complementary portraits of their hierarchy. Living this erratic mix of fame and notoriety, Caravaggio would paint furiously for days on end, then maraud his way through town for equally long nights on end, indiscriminately picking arguments and fights while a faithful servant traipsed behind to rescue him from bars, and not the occasional whore-house (many models in his mostfamous religious paintings were, in fact, prostitutes). One of his most lauded paintings finished shortly before his death was ‘The Beheading of St John The Baptist’, an extraordinary work measuring 361cm by 520cm (nearly 12-feet by 17-feet) that today draws thousands of viewers to Valletta’s St John’s Cathedral. Caravaggio disappeared somewhat in mystery in 1610, reputedly dying in the Italian town of Porto Ercole; some said it was of fever, others syphilis, some claimed he was

murdered on the orders of the Knights of Malta who had tired of his errant ways, and yet others say that wealthy patrons had equally tired of the discredit his lifestyle was bringing upon them. Researchers, however, recently tested bones unearthed in a cemetery in Italy’s Port Ercole, and from carbon dating and DNA are convinced they are those of Caravaggio… and believe he died, in fact, from lead poisoning. Reputedly a “messy” painter, these researchers say the heavily lead-based paints he used could explain his bizarre behaviour, aggression and mood swings – all typical indicators of lead poisoning. Malta’s other famed embracer of a drink or three was swashbuckling British actor Oliver Reed, who died in a Valletta bar, The Pub, after a lunchtime session in which he downed eight beers, 12 double rums and a half bottle of whiskey. In Malta for the filming of ‘Gladiator’ with Russell Crowe in 1999, Reed had gone to The Pub on May 2nd with his wife Josephine, and around 2.30pm got into an arm wrestling challenge with some visiting Royal Navy

sailors. A few minutes in, Reed suddenly collapsed over the table and crashed to the floor, dead of a heart attack. His bar stool is now displayed in his regular corner, surrounded by memorabilia from his visits there – together with news coverage of “Ollie’s Last Order” famed drinking session. There are also newspaper clippings of his many other legendary drinking exploits, as well as radio and TV misdemeanours that included the time he arrived drunk and attempted to hug a renowned, very feminist writer oncamera, blurting at the same time one of TV’s more memorable impromptu quotes, “Give us a kiss, ‘Big Tits’”. As well as Caravaggio’s famed painting in the cathedral and a visit to The Pub, Valletta’s picturesque streets and architecture, and its Upper Barrakka Gardens with its panoramic harbour views, are all worthy of days of exploring. As Sir Walter Scott once put it: “Here is a city built by gentlemen, for gentlemen”. Caravaggio and Ollie Reed, we’re sure, would doubtless drink to that.


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GIVEAWAY: ONCE UPON A TIME

rom the moment the magical television series ‘Once Upon A Time’ aired two years ago, viewers were cast under its spell. The show is now in the early episodes of its third season, but if you aren’t fully up to speed on all the latest plot points, there’s still a chance to catch up with ‘Once Upon A Time – Season Two’ out on Blu-ray and DVD. With a charming cast of characters and stunning visuals, ‘Once Upon A Time’ is a joy to watch, with classic fairy tales being reimagined in a thoroughly modern and entertaining way. The popular show is set in the picturesque seaside village of Storybrooke, where residents are all secretly fairytale characters who have been taken from their stories and brought into the real world, with their memories being erased by the Evil Queen Regina. For decades, the people of Storybrooke have lived dull, static lives and are completely unaware of their true identities; even their own lack of aging. That’s until an unusual bail bondswoman and bounty hunter, Emma Swan (played by Jennifer Morrison), whose alter ego is Snow White, comes on

the scene and turns the sleepy town upside down. Season two begins where the last season ended – the curse has been lifted by Emma and Storybrooke is back to normal, with the residents finally awakened to their true selves. But trouble is always around the corner, and despite Emma’s efforts in breaking the spell, the mystical characters are now exiled from fairytale land and must learn how to cope in the real world until they can return to their home. Lovable fairytale characters come to life on the screen, from protagonists Snow White and Prince Charming, to the devilishly mean Evil Queen Regina, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Captain Hook, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumplestiltskin. There’s also the Huntsman, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many more fictional characters. A host of stars play in the series including Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Emilie de Ravin and others. With its unique concept based on family favourites, and great performances, ‘Once Upon A Time’ is an engrossing series that will have you glued to the television.

FYI has five copies of ‘Once Upon A Time: Season 2’ on blu-ray to giveaway. For your chance to win, email the code word ‘ONCE’ to competitions@westernweekender.com.au with your name and contact number. Entries close Wednesday, November 6. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/12/01138. Terms and conditions at www.westernweekender.com.au.

LAST NIGHT AT THE VIPER ROOM: RIVER PHEONIX AND THE HOLLYWOOD HE LEFT BEHIND By Gavin Edwards

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s a teenager, actor River Phoenix took the entertainment industry by storm, but he tragically passed away before he got to fulfill his true potential. Now the truth about this ever-popular but misunderstood star has come to the fore in Gavin Edwards’ thoroughly researched biography, Last Night at the Viper Room. Phoenix was raised in a hippie-like environment along with his siblings Summer, Liberty and Joaquin, who would also go on to become a famous actor. At the tender age of 10-years-old, River Phoenix was already beginning his career as an actor, appearing in television commercials while his peers were in classrooms and doing their homework. As he grew up, Phoenix’s acting skills continued to blossom and he was cast in a wide variety of films, with his first big role coming in 1986 when he appeared in the film ‘Stand By Me’, which was based on a classic Stephen King story. He became wildly popular with teenagers, and went on to perform in more mature roles in the movies ‘Running on Empty’ and ‘My Own Private Idaho’. On top of his glittering acting career, Phoenix also became well-known for championing causes – he was a fervent defender of the environment, and a devoted vegan

who wanted to use his fame to bring attention to injustices. Despite his talent and charisma, Phoenix fell prey to addiction and became a heavy drinker and drug user. In his book, Gavin Edwards examines Phoenix’s life in depth, from his childhood spent in a religious cult to his family’s travels across America and the effect it all had on the young actor. He also explores the behind-the-scenes happenings of Phoenix’s movies, and the interactions he had with the rich and famous, including the heartbreaking events that unfolded at the Viper Room. Edwards is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and has also written a range of publications including The New York Times. His book delves into the life of River Phoenix unlike any other and celebrates his enormous talent and the influence he had on the world. It is a great read and a perfect present for Christmas. FYI has three copies of Last Night at the Viper Room to give away. For your chance to win, email the code word ‘RIVER’ to competitions@westernweekender.com. au with your name and contact details. Entries close Wednesday, November 6. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/12/01138. Terms and conditions at www. westernweekender.com.au.


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