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Retired from a career which took many paths and included many cities around the world. Singing principle roles in New York and Mexico, Alderman with Sydney City Council and environmental work at a University in Sydney. Now settled in Kariong on the Central Coast. Music has always been my passion and hobby.

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My WeekendNotes - 136
'A Professor and a Doctor, which is the madman?' The film begins in 1872. Professor James Murry is appointed th... [more]
'Vanity Fair is a very vain wicked foolish place full of all sorts of humbugs and falsenesses and pretensions.' William ... [more]
Gentlemen behaving in an ungentlemanly manner. Guy Ritchie writes the story, the film script and directs this c... [more]
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney is now one of the most popular go to destinations in the world. It is attracti... [more]
'Just want to say to everyone else you can get stuffed, because they think women aren't strong enough and we just bea... [more]
The 7th annual Plant Lovers Fair at Kariong this year was a triumph. The sun shone for the 40 exhibitors, visitors a... [more]
28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
A night for invited guests on 4th September at the Elizabeth Street store was a feast for all the senses. The champa... [more]
Gosford is hosting Hudson's Circus at the Leagues Cub Field, sadly the last circus at this location. Redevelopment o... [more]
08/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
Political interference produced angry responses from frustrated composers. The second in the series of four conce... [more]
The music of the ANZACS Easter Sunday at the Gosford RSL club was the perfect setting to attend an afternoon feat... [more]
The Central Coast has a huge community of very talented artists and musicians. It is home to a part-time full-... [more]
'I shall live in a whirlwind and die of pleasure' Based on the Alexandre Dumas play La dame aux Camelias, Verdi's La... [more]
'One little slip and you fall and you die' Alex Honnold is super fit, lives in a van and eats his food with a sh... [more]
It is doubtful if this film will attract a large audience in America. Primary Colours, the ugly telling of the story... [more]
What a week! I took the train down to the wilds of Sydney to see La Boheme at the Opera House. Returning late ... [more]
01/01/2019 - 28/01/2019
'It is a privilege to own a restaurant as special as 'the Cowrie'. Such a spectacular view inspires the team to match i... [more]
Set in the summer of 1959 we follow the story of a 16 year old 'Christmas casual' in the frock dept. at Goodes on... [more]
The highlight of the 9th Vogue American Express Fashion's Night Out was the flower display on the 1st floor of the D... [more]
For those of us lucky enough living on the Central Coast a day, or even a couple of days, visiting wineries is only a fe... [more]
The circus is in town! Webers Circus is a special treat for all the kids in town, large and small. Wonderful hors... [more]
09/08/2018 - 21/10/2018
Gioachino Rossini wrote 39 operas, the last of which was Semiramide. It is considered by many his best and is certai... [more]
Ashton circus started travelling around Australia 160 years ago. Today, the seventh generation of Ashtons are still ... [more]
19/04/2018 - 05/05/2018
'I've loved making this gardenIt's been a great gift to my life It lets me find my life again And it's my gift to share ... [more]
A trip to Sydney from home on the last day of this rare collection of Dutch artists was a trip down memory lane for... [more]
11/12/2017 - 18/02/2018
'Where is your black stock?' It is 1929 in outback Australia. The film opens with a murder, followed by a beating... [more]
Stardust Circus has a pedigree that goes back to 1893. Considering that P. T. Barnum started his circus in 1871, it ... [more]
01/01/2018 - 21/01/2018
'No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else'. There is only one way to make a film about the greatest ... [more]
'It's all about Daisy'Hercule Poirot, who calls himself 'the greatest detective in the world' needs to travel to England... [more]
There are thousands of coloratura sopranos in the world but only a handful would dare to take on the role of 'Norma', Be... [more]
28/10/2017 - 30/11/2016
Staged on Lake Constance at Bregenz in Austria, Bizet's 'Carmen' came to life as never before. Opera today needs t... [more]
21/10/2017 - 23/10/2017
'They never feel so alive knowing at any minute they could die' Mountain is an 87 minute documentary written by R... [more]
If you ever thought David Jones was outdated or out of touch think again. During the annual carnival of flowers in e... [more]
31/08/2017 - 09/09/2017
'It is right to save humanity' In 1989 former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, started travelling th... [more]
400,000 British and French troops were stranded on a beach at Dunkirk, France after being cornered and trapped by th... [more]
I left Kariong at 8.30 am to travel to Bowral for a meeting on the following day. The train trip to Sydney, as usual... [more]
On a warm Sunday afternoon in July was the premiere gala for the newly formed Lyric Opera Company on the Central Coa... [more]
This review contains major plot spoilers A self-confessed pachyderm. William Oldroy sets his new film based... [more]
Enoch Arden was one of Lord Alfred Tennyson's most famous poems which he wrote in 1864. Richard Strauss wrote the accomp... [more]
A great little theatre is soon to become a great large cinema complex. After 15 years battling with the local council ... [more]
'Lets' forget about tomorrow' The 8th annual Italian Festival comes to the Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort this ... [more]
29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
When is a home really finished? Minimalism is over and it's time to jazz up, colour up and change the look. The best... [more]
'There was so many pieces, I tried to hold his head together' To portray the emotional state of a woman who h... [more]
'We believe your wife is a German Spy' Allied is a romantic, period drama set in 1942 during WW11 and v... [more]
'Would she even look at you if you were not a King?' This film is based on the true story written by Susan Williams... [more]
A remarkable true story of courage and compassion. Private Desmond Doss refuses to carry a gun, but goes ahe... [more]
'If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy stories'. Albert Einstein. The Brothers Grimm based t... [more]
02/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
Tosca is the masterpiece opera written by Puccini. It was first performed in Rome in 1900. It is one of the handful ... [more]
'Some days I want to say hello with a blow torch' Link has turned his life around. A Vietnam Vet., ex-con on parole... [more]
The Pilobolus modern dance company was formed in 1971. It has bagged numerous awards and created over 100 choreographi... [more]
23/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
300 young musicians, the youngest being 9 years of age, and many appearing for the first time on the concert stage, ... [more]
Jennifer Saunders is considered one of the funniest women in Britain and has been well rewarded for her work with priz... [more]
In 1684, the first novel in this genre was published. It remained very popular throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. T... [more]
Donizetti is considered by many as 'the Great Master' of the 3 bel canto composers of the 19th century. Bel canto isn't ... [more]
Garry Thorpe, general manager of 4MBS, declared the 2016 Festival as 'a runaway success'. This year the theme was Great... [more]
22/05/2016 - 12/06/2016
Madam Butterfly needs a soprano who can musically and dramatically portray a 15 year old innocent girl, whose heart is b... [more]
Captain Cook on his arrival in 1770 proclaimed that Sydney Harbour is the finest he had ever seen today the world is i... [more]
24/03/2016 - 24/04/2016
The theme for the 4MBS FM 23rd Festival of Classics for 2016 is Great Russian Masters. The team have put together a ... [more]
22/05/2016 - 05/06/2016
Italians have style, and to celebrate everything Italian, the 10th annual festival 'officially' starts on 23rd May. That... [more]
23/05/2016 - 05/06/2016
'Music has been my life: music matters'Florence Foster Jenkins is known as the 'Dreadful Diva', a title she richly deser... [more]
In the audience on opening night were many delighted fans familiar with the work of the director and creator of 'Velvet'... [more]
23/04/2016 - 30/04/2016
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