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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 11 October 2014
SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 2014 19 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Nana Mouskouri comes to Australia The legendary Greek superstar will tour Australia with five exclusive concerts - in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth “ You raised your voice in song. I heard you then and I hear you now. I am still listening. We all are. May you continue to be as you have always been - strong, clear, simple and true.” - Leonard Cohen song after song, album after album, Nana Mouskouri never seems to age or to wanttocallitadayina career that has flourished continuously since 1959. Her audiences have come to know her as 'The White Rose of Athens', the song she refers to as 'my passport' as it was this song, recorded for a German documentary back in 1961, that first won her international acclaim. This is Mouskouri's first tour of Australia since 2005. Having recorded songs in many languages, including Greek, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh and Turkish, Nana Mouskouri appears on the list of the twenty-five best-selling artists in the world, ahead of Madonna and Celine Dion. In a career spanning many decades, 2014 marks 50 years since the Greek singer worked with legendary songwriter Harry Belafonte and had her first on stage appearance. Mouskouri will perform in Brisbane on 9 April (for tickets, call Qtix 136 246); in Sydney on 12 April (Ticketmaster 136 100); in Melbourne on 14 April (Ticketmaster 136 100); in Adelaide on 16 April (BASS 131 246); in Perth on 19 April (Ticketek 132 849). Tickets are on sale from 13 October. For more information visit www.oneworldentertainment. com.au Tickets are now on sale for Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated Strictly Ballroom The Musical, which will premiere in Melbourne in January 2015. Strictly Ballroom had its global premiere in April at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, where it is currently playing. "A spectacular, eye popping musical, brought to life in all its sequined glory" and "a dazzling feast for the eye", as The Sunday Telegraph wrote, the musical was staged by the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film. Director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John ‘Cha Cha’ O'Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce, joined their strengths with Greek Australian Phoebe Panaretos in the role of 'Fran' and Thomas Lacey in the role of 'Scott Hastings'. The duo will lead an outstanding Australian cast of 43 onto the stage of Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre, including Bob Baines, Drew Forsythe, Natalie Gamsu, Robert Grubb, Fernando Mira, Heather Mitchell and Mark Owen-Taylor. Strictly Ballroom The Musical is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. This uplifting and courageous tale originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) back in 1984. Strictly Ballroom will premiere at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre on 14 January 2015. For more information about the musical and to purchase tickets, visit www. strictlyballroomthemusical. com or www.ticketek.com.au Tickets now on sale for Strictly Ballroom Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom production will feature Greek Australian Phoebe Panaretos in the leading role. PHOTOS: KOSTAS DEVES. With Phoebe Panaretos in the leading role of ‘Fran’, Baz Luhrmann’s musical will premiere in Melbourne this January Vissi’s Perth fANNAtics Hundreds of Western Australian fans gathered last Friday at Perth's HBF Stadium, as Greek superstar Anna Vissi performed in her two-appearances only Australian tour. According to Neos Kosmos sources, Vissi is expected to make a surprise visit to Melbourne. Filli Kaoullas (third from left) sent us some photos of her group of Anna's fans as they gathered before the concert. PHOTO: STATUS PHOTOGRAPHICS.
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