The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T06:06:04Z Unique Hi-Fi and AV Show for lovers of hip-hop to classical and everything in between 2017-06-22T06:06:04Z unique-hi-fi-and-av-show-for-lovers-of-hip-hop-to-classical-and-everything-in-between Music and AV aficionados from Sydney and surrounds are in for a unique treat with the upcoming Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show from 28-30 July. Just for their pleasure, dozens of hotel rooms at the InterContinental at Circular Quay will be stripped bare so they emulate a family lounge room or home theatre setting. Nowhere else in Australia can music and AV lovers appreciate 150 major brands from the world's finest audio products in one place in such an appealing five-star location. BYO music is encouraged: from hip-hop to classical. It's the best way to relax, hear and compare preferred music choices in as natural a home environment as possible. Visitors to the show can get hands-on experience on all types of gear including speakers, electronics, turntables, headphones, music streamers and computer systems. Roy Bird, CEO of the Chester Group, the Show's organiser, said the top three things that music and AV lovers want to know at the moment is: how to stream quality audio and video; the real difference between analogue and digital sound; and how beneficial or not hi-fi cables are. "We know that visitors to the show care about the quality of sound reproduction and they want the best they can afford. That's why it's important for exhibitors to have the best acoustics possible in each room," he said. Highlights for visitors to the 2017 Show in July will be: * Fiona Joy, Australian pianist, singer and composer will be performing concerts on each day in the Fort Macquarie Room. * Arguably the best home theatre system in the world combining a Barco Residential ultra-high definition projector for a Cinema-at-Home experience. * StormAudio's immersive audio processors and amplifiers in the latest format Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Atlantic Technology loudspeakers. * Mark Döhmann presenting his ever-popular Vinyl Masterclasses, which are always a full house. * All the top brands will be represented. Prizes available to win include: 10 portable Bluetooth speaker units; a $4000 amplifier; a portable audio player worth $1500.00; a $600 headphone; and many more generous prizes. All exhibitors ensure experts are on hand to address any questions and numerous seminar sessions help visitors learn: for example, how-to set up a sound system, stream music around the home, turn a computer into a high-end audio source, and how to control everything from a smartphone and tablet. For more information visit https://www.chestergroup.org/australianhifiavshow/2017https://www.facebook.com/australianhifiavshow/ A full press release and photos can be downloaded from here:https://wmcpr.com.au/unique-hi-fi-av-show-lovers-hip-hop-classical-everything/ An industry expert is available for interview. Please contact Wendy McWilliams to arrange a suitable time. STUDENTS SHOWCASE HEAVEN-SENT TALENT 2017-06-19T03:54:37Z students-showcase-heaven-sent-talent Australia’s next generation of stage and screen stars will be shining at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) mid-year showcase from 21-23 June 2017, at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art in Brisbane. Over three nights, ACPA students will perform various works under the banner of ‘Heaven & Earth’, exploring what happens when the earth moves us to passion and makes promises of heavenly rewards - who will hold our hand and what will hold us back? ACPA CEO, Dr Dimitri Kopanakis, said the showcase will allow students to experience performing for an audience in a professional venue. “We provide an excellent vocational education that is industry-relevant, with a strong emphasis on public performances to build confidence,” Dr Kopanakis said. "Our mid-year showcase is not only an opportunity for students’ families to watch their progress, but also for ACPA’s corporate and community supporters to see how they’re helping our students to shine. “The showcase is open to the general public too, and we hope Brisbane theatre goers will come to all three shows and enjoy a unique performance experience,” he said. ACPA is Australia’s only training centre offering courses that incorporate all performing arts genres, including classes dedicated to Indigenous cultural fusion. Each night a different genre will be featured. Wednesday 21 June – Melodies from Heaven II Australia’s most talented First Nations performers will sing acapella, solo and ensemble interpretations of African American gospel music. Thursday 22 June – Lovers Anonymous A hilarious and poignant portrayal of young lovers as they break up, make up, and give up on the L word.  Friday 23 June – The Clutch and Fur & Feathers Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Ugly Duckling’, The Clutch explores the fragile struggle between independent identity and group power. Fur and Feathers is a journey back through time, dancing with the energies of the land through the spirits of the Kangaroo and the Emu. All performances commence at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available from Qtix - $15 for adults and $10 concession.   Event details What:   Heaven & Earth mid-year student showcase When:  Wed-Fri 21-23 June 2017, 7.30 pm Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley Tickets: $15 adults; $10 concession. http://judithwrightcentre.com/event/heaven_earth Melbourne Magic Festival Reaches a Decade 2017-06-19T00:40:41Z melbourne-magic-festival-reaches-a-decade This July marks a significant birthday for all things trickery and illusion with the 10th Annual Melbourne Magic Festival coming to our shores – or at the very least, our pavements. Melbourne loves a good festival whether it be Wine and Cheese, Comedy, Mind Body & Spirit, Truffles, Drag Queens or even Chocolate. So it’s no surprise we are currently seeing anticipation levels approaching those of Tony Abbott’s fall from grace, or the legalisation of gay marriage – we’ll get there Australia! The Melbourne Magic Festival kicks into action on July 3 at the Northcote Town Hall, running through to July 15. And as well as 60 local magicians, the festival includes a range of special guests from overseas including E G Lee from South Korea, Dani Da Ortiz from Spain and Joshua Jay from the USA (yes it rhymes, people). In 2016, the Festival broke the world record for the longest ever magic show, with 20 magicians collaborating to provide more than 72 hours of non-stop magic! The previous year, Wayne Houchin perpetuated the stereotype that all Americans are crazy by hanging from his feet from a crane 100 feet in the air, while escaping from a straight jacket. Image: from event website It's anyone’s guess what 2017 will bring, but one thing’s for sure, there will be plenty of amazed audiences and a whole lot of gaping mouths! A couple of shows that have caught our eye come from two Melbourne magicians, one young and one not so young. Nicholas J Johnson is known in the industry as the “honest conman” and has been uncovering the secret of how to cheat, lie and swindle…without getting caught! He has over 20 years’ experience in the trickery game, and in that time has become an award winning magician and best-selling author. "I love the festival”, Nicholas stated in a recent chat. “Magicians don't often get to work with each other and so it's a pleasure to be able to join together to create magic as a team." His 2017 show, The Confidence Artist, is basically a crash course in con artistry. Be enthralled as Nicholas shows why people still fall for the oldest tricks in the book, and provides tips that you can easily use on your own mates. For those of you who missed the Comedy Festival, this show is sure to deliver plenty of laughs! Another performer making waves is Bayside magician Josh Staley. At only 20 years, he has already performed in 4 previous Melbourne festivals and won the Australian Junior Champion of Close Up Magic. Like Nicholas, he integrates comedy into his shows, and is very passionate. “I just want to perform; magic is close to my heart but I like to make people laugh too”, Staley said. “Magic is about creating a moment in time, where something truly impossible takes place, that you'll never forget witnessing.” At 9.30pm each night, the festival reaches its peak with The Best of the Magic Fest. Hosted by Nicholas, it features an array of both local and international magicians doing their thing, and is a great way to get up close and personal. So drop your hat (or pull a rabbit from it) and get on down to the Northcote Town Hall this July! New luxury precinct at Melbourne Airport taking traveller experience to the next level 2017-06-16T05:23:17Z new-luxury-precinct-at-melbourne-airport-taking-traveller-experience-to-the-next-level New luxury precinct taking traveller experience to the next level   Melbourne Airport is excited to announce a number of the world’s most fashionable and desirable luxury brands including Tiffany & Co, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara and Emporio Armani will open at Melbourne Airport’s luxury precinct in Terminal 2 (T2) later this year. The airport’s new high-end fashion destination is part of the airport’s continued effort to enhance the traveller experience.    Creating an airport that Melbourne can be proud of, the new luxury brands have been purposefully chosen and carefully curated to meet the evolving needs and expectations of the Airport’s passengers.   “The luxury precinct is really taking Melbourne Airport to the next level, with 11 of the world’s most prestigious brands set to enhance our international passenger experience,” said Andrew Gardiner, Chief of Retail at Melbourne Airport. “We’re absolutely thrilled to bring these brands to Melbourne Airport. Our domestic and international passengers have informed us of the stores they want to see, and we’re delivering on that with high end brands that we know our travellers love.”   The new high-end precinct will be located adjacent to the next generation duty free store and will also see brands including Australia’s leading official watch specialty store Watches of Switzerland, Swiss designer Bally, Michael Kors, HUGO BOSS and Furla, as well as upscale business and travel lifestyle brand Tumi.   All stores are scheduled to be open between end of July and end of November 2017.   Founded in 1837 in New York City, international luxury brand Tiffany & Co. are excited to open their store within the dedicated space.   “We are extremely excited to be opening at the Melbourne Airport and offering both local and international travellers the convenience of shopping at Tiffany & Co.,” said Glen Schlehuber, Vice President and Managing Director of Tiffany & Co. Australia & New Zealand. “Our prominent location in the new luxury precinct provides us with the ideal environment to showcase our jewellery collections such as our renowned Tiffany Diamonds and icon collections Tiffany T, Tiffany HardWear, watches, gifts and accessories.”   Melbourne is the fastest growing city in Australia attracting travellers from around the globe. With the increase in demand Melbourne Airport is determined to get the traveller experience right. Extensive customer research conducted by Think Global and Urbis to better understand international passengers profiles revealed a desire for quality brands when travelling, including authentic luxury goods with strong brand recognition.   The new international retail experience will create a lasting impression for every traveller, establishing it as another iconic shopping destination for Melbourne. The luxury retail offering will be set within a unique architectural space for an Airport, featuring a sculptured ceiling.   “Melbourne Airport has invested more than $50 million in the first phase of the retail transformation, enhancing the traveller journey,” said Andrew Gardiner, Chief of Retail at Melbourne Airport.“This is just the start of our upgrades in Terminal 2 and we look forward to transforming the space with the aim of becoming the chosen international gateway to Australia.”       -ENDS-  For further information, please contact: DEC PR for Melbourne Airport on +61 2 8014 5033 or at melair@decpr.com.au SUZI DENT PLACES THIRD OVERALL FOR AUSTRALIA AT MRS EARTH 2017 IN LAS VEGAS 2017-06-12T21:54:29Z suzi-dent-places-third-overall-for-australia-at-mrs-earth-2017-in-las-vegas Australia's oldest beauty queen, Suzi Dent has proven age is but a number yet again by taking out third place overnight at the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant in Las Vegas. Suzi, 55, also beat out beauties from 36 countries at the Southpoint Resort and Spa to claim the title of Mrs Earth Health 2017 – a title awarded to the delegate who best represents a positive image for all women, and a healthy mind, body and spiritual realm, regardless of their size or age. “I woke up this morning, body aching and feeling on top of the world! I just came third for Australia in an international beauty pageant!” said Suzi. “Apparently I beat women who won Miss World! Just goes to show that personality and 'being real' really do count!” “As the reigning Mrs Earth Health 2017, I aim to promote mental, physical, and emotional awareness by showing that I'm comfortable in my own skin, and in a healthy mind, body and spirit at all times.” The title of Mrs Earth 2017 was awarded to Mrs UK Robyn Morrison-Charlesworth, and runner-up was Mrs Canada Jane Gagne. At fifty-five years of age and a typical tomboy, Suzi Dent is not your average beauty queen. A positive mindset and an inspiringly quirky attitude has helped Suzi find her road to success. Suzi’s positive ageing mindset is a huge influence on her ability to do what she does. Suzi is incredibly proud to be the first 55-year-young Mrs Earth Australia, and believes age is a state-of-mind rather than a life-defining figure. Before Mrs Earth Australia, Suzi’s tomboy demeanour meant she had never even worn a formal gown, but she has a strong belief that the opportunities you are given in life should be accepted and cherished. Even if it means throwing away the shorts and joggers for sequinned frocks and high heels! This has been both a blessing and a challenge for Suzi, who admits she would never have perceived herself as a beauty queen. Suzi believes that women and men age themselves out of life by developing negative connotations toward ageing. At 55, Suzi has never felt more alive and wants to encourage others to embrace the inevitable! Suzi’s fearless mindset is powerfully inspiring, and she is determined to “start a conversation” about positive ageing. “I want to help other women celebrate and embrace being over 50. I’m a natural beauty, not a user of botox or fillers, and try to embrace a healthy mind and body with regular exercise and good nutrition,” said Suzi “I am hoping to inspire women to stop paying attention to their age number, and be fearless about making changes in their lives, and to celebrate their wrinkles, life experiences and knowledge.” Suzi’s road to beauty queen stardom in Las Vegas has been a challenging personal journey which she has embraced with the support of her husband of 26 years. Prior to the Mrs Earth beauty pageant, Suzi’s wardrobe consisted of baggy shirts, shorts and sneakers. With a background in hair and makeup artistry, Suzi is now experiencing what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the beauty experiences. While the glamour of wearing frocks and learning to walk in high heels has brought excitement to Suzi’s life, her genuine passion is in helping others, and the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant has provided a platform for Suzi to spread awareness. Suzi works closely with Soles4Souls, a charity that collects lightly worn shoes and distributes to those who have none, in countries all around the world. Living in Australia, having shoes is something that is taken for granted and donating them to Soles4Souls affords children the opportunity to receive an education and adults the opportunity to apply for jobs and support their family. What we see as a simplistic necessity can be a life-changing opportunity for others. Suzi has developed a legacy project for 2017 aiming to introduce a shoe drive to every school in the country. As well as providing tremendous opportunity to others, donating shoes is beneficial to the environment. Suzi is passionate that this project will be the beginning of a long-term success, where children will be educated to make eco-aware, charitable decisions. Suzi is determined to use her platform as Mrs Earth Australia 2017 to encourage men and women to embrace ageing and promote her legacy project for Soles4Souls. Her positive mindset and advocacy for ageing gracefully are what separates Suzi from the crowd. -ends- About Suzi Dent Suzi Dent is 55 years young and hails from the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. A proud mother to 15 year old six foot four Jack, Suzi and her husband of 26 years Don, relocated 14 years ago from Sydney where she was born and raised. They live in a home with solar powered electricity and are a passionate upcycling family. From furniture to clothes and household appliances, they have raised their child as a bargain hunter. With the knowledge that new in the box toys and clothes are not necessary and upcycled bargains can always be found, better and cheaper.  A multiple award winning television and advertising hair and makeup artist with 34 years experience, Suzi is a veteran of her industry and mentors apprentice makeup artists on a volunteer basis. She is also a moulage special effects makeup artist, working with the police to create realistic wounds for training scenarios. Completely changing the narrative of her life and getting out of her 30 year comfort zone of wearing shorts and runners and dressing in tomboy style, Suzi has embraced wearing dresses and learned to walk in high heels as a first time pageant Queen, to raise awareness about the charity soles4souls. Suzi credits the Mrs Earth pageant with changing her mindset and helping her to embrace and discover her inner glamorous self. Wielding her sash and crown to create public awareness about her platform soles4souls, in January Suzi created a national campaign, when Bartercard Australia agreed to open their offices around the country as permanent drop spots for shoe donations. Soles4souls collect our new or lightly worn shoes to distribute to those who have none, in countries around the world. Having a pair of shoes allows children to get an education and adults to get a job and support their family and often our access to a constant supply of shoes is taken for granted. Fashion is the second biggest cause of landfill in the world, and Suzi is passionate about educating school age children about charity and eco-awareness and the pollution that our clothes and shoes cause. This is where Suzi is focussing her energy as she believes that providing the right education to our children using this simple initiative, will help change the future of our personal planet pollution. Suzi has always been a passionate charity activist. As a hair and makeup artist she has worked with several charities, one closest to her heart is the Leukaemia Foundations national World’s Greatest Shave Campaign where for the past 9 years she has created and hand-made the miniature wigs and costumes for the famous ‘Chinville’ advertisements, which sees her turn upside down human chins into unique characters each year, helping to raise millions of dollars to help find a cure for blood cancer. Being a positively motivating influence with women over 50 and starting a conversation around the world about ageing with a positive mindset, is a platform Suzi is very grateful for. Her favourite mantra is “Age is but a number, it’s what you do with it that counts!” Suzi's 2 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch? Malek Jandali "Musician of the Revolution" to participate in national Refugee Week, Australia 2017-06-10T14:07:44Z media-alert-syrian-composer-amp-humanitarian-malek-jandali-to-participate-in-national-refugee-week-2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: It is an honour for Brave Media to announce the first Australian visit of award winning Syrian-American composer, pianist and humanitarian activist, Malek Jandali, who will participate in a series of engagements during National Refugee Week in Australia (16-25 June) by special arrangement with Soul b Music and Pianos for Peace. German born, Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali  is a leading figure in today’s music world. He has used the power of music to impact the international community. Beyond Syria and the Middle-East, he has been described as: “the Musician of the Revolution’ and following the Arab Spring, was one of the first artists abroad to speak out against the Assad regime and state oppression. Malek is a member of the Recording Academy and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was honoured with the 2013 GUSI International Peace Prize and the 2014 Global Music Humanitarian Award for his ongoing world tour The Voice of the Free Syrian Children and dedication to peace and humanitarian causes. In May this year, Malek joined the refugees in their journey for peace, freedom and dignity at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, which is home to 80,0000 refugees. In 2015, he founded Pianos for Peace, a non-profit dedicated to building peace through music and education—and was recognized by the Carnegie Corporation of New York alongside Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman as a ‘Great Immigrant’ for his contributions to society. He has performed with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, The Stockholm Solister, and on major concert stages in London, New York, Vienna, Madrid, and Dubai. “Malek Jandali’s music comes at a time when melodies are expected to liberate us from the gravity of modern forces, restrained in a narrow philosophy of entertainment in an era of devastating wars and disasters,” states Mohamed Alsiadi, Malek Jandali Trio. “The fundamental message of my music is to preserve and present the rich cultural heritage of Syria,” says Malek Jandali. “I am honored to present these meaningful works on this ‘Syrian Symphony for Peace’ tour in Australia, especially during national refugee week in solidarity with the children of Syria.” Malek Jandali’s Australian Debut Performance will echo UNESCO’s global call for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. His debut concert will feature original selected music, which integrates ancient folk melodies from Aleppo and the Silk Road into works that are preserving the musical heritage of Syria. An evening with Malek Jandali, in conversation with inimitable Australian author and storyteller, John Hockney, on Friday 16 June at the Blue Mountains Theatre kicks off Refugee Week with Malek’s Australian debut concert: A Syrian Symphony for Peace. “It is a great honour to have such an internationally esteemed artist and humanitarian grace the stage of the Blue Mountains Theatre for his Australian debut performance. We expect this cultural event to be a major highlight of National Refugee Week,” states Yvonne Hellmers, Programs Coordinator for the Blue Mountains Theatre. On Friday 23 June, Sydney Peace Foundation co-presents, Ode to Syria, with STARTTS and Amnesty Australia on Friday 23 June at St. Stephens Uniting Church, Sydney. This event marks Refugee Week and International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with an evening of Syrian music, arts and stories. Malek will be guest of honour at an official World Refugee Day event, Tuesday 20 June at NSW Parliament, In Conversation with award-winning artist and activist, Ben Quilty. As a finale of the program, Malek will perform in one full Sydney concert only with the Australian premiere of Malek Jandali Trio on Saturday 24 June – A Syrian Symphony for Peace at the Sydney Opera House, presented by Vision of Humanity. Vision of Humanity are the global leaders in developing peace metrics and peace education and annually present the annual Global Peace Index. In the 11th edition of the index in 2017, Syria remains the least peaceful country for the fifth year running, having fallen 64 places since the index began – the largest decline of the past decade. Huffington Post stated: “Jandali’s music tells a story of Syria beyond the politics. It tells the story of the humanity, healing the psychological wounds of the Syrian people.” “Music is a terrific avenue to assist people to heal from trauma. It translates across cultures in a way that language cannot, and the more that we learn about music and the brain, the more it makes sense to utilise what is one of the most ancient healing methods to complement other therapeutic approaches or even as an approach on its own.” – Jorge Aroche, CEO STARTTS “At a time when much of the world it seems cloaked in darkness, Malek Jandali uses music as a beacon for peace. The Australian Guild of Screen Composers warmly welcomes Malek to Australia and looks forward to learning more about the role of the artist in helping bring about peace through music and education.” – Guy Gross, President AGSC “Malek Jandali embodies so many of the characteristics we work to encourage and foster in our students…not only consummate musicianship but generosity of spirit, kindness of heart and intensity of intellect all put to work for the betterment of others. Malek Jandali is an inspiration.” – Ian Barker, R/Principal, Conservatorium High School, Conservatorium of Music, Sydney INTERNATIONAL PRAISE“Jandali’s music is gorgeous, haunting, yearning and full of hope, with a pain more personal than that of Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninov.”– David Firman, Conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra “As a composer endowed with flair, versatility and ingenuity, Jandali seeks to evoke empathy where there is none.”– Miriam Awadallah “A new symphonic mastery that was clearly not brought about only by a reaction to contemporary events but also by sustained contact with the well-springs of polyphonic elegant music.” – Thomas Ludwig LSO “A major new addition to the 21st Century’s symphonic literature.”– Fanfare Magazine “Moving and thought provoking“. – NPR ###ENDS Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to society. Celebrated since 1986, Refugee Week (18-24 June) coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June). The theme for Refugee Week in 2017 is, “With courage let us all combine”. FULL VISIT SCHEDULE – DEBUT AUSTRALIAN TOUR 7.30PM FRIDAY 16 JUNE (AUSTRALIAN DEBUT)A Syrian Symphony for Peace –An Evening with Malek Jandaliwww.bluemountainstheatre.com 6.30PM TUESDAY 20 JUNE (WORLD REFUGEE DAY) NSW Parliament, Strangers’ RoomTHIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED OUTRecovering Humanity – Malek Jandali in Conversation with Ben Quilty 7.30PM FRIDAY 23 JUNE (MAJOR REFUGEE WEEK EVENT) St. Stephens Uniting Church, SydneyOde to Syria – An evening of Syrian Music, Arts & Stories with Sydney Peace Foundation, STARTTS & Amnestyhttp://bit.ly/odetosyria 7.30PM SATURDAY 24 JUNE (ONE NIGHT ONLY) FINALE CONCERTVision of Humanity PresentsA Syrian Symphony for Peace – Australian Premiere of Malek Jandali Trio Sydney Opera House, Utzon RoomLIMITED TICKETSwww.sydneyoperahouse.com 6.30PM TUESDAY JUNE 27 (ONLY ACADEMIC PANEL)Sydney Ideas: Distinguished Speaker Series The War in Syria: Abuses of Human Rights & The Destruction of Culture Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, University of SydneyRSVP Essential  *** SEE MALEK JANDALI’S FULL VISIT SCHEDULE AT:https://bravemediaaus.com/2017/04/29/a-syrian-symphony-for-peace/ For media enquiries or to arrange interviews contact: Karen Collier 0422 929 028 or bravemedia.karen@gmail.comPress photos at: http://malekjandali.com/press-kit/Discover more at: www.malekjandali.com Lionel Richie to thrill fans in exclusive live show at The Star Event Centre 2017-06-08T04:20:18Z lionel-richie-to-thrill-fans-in-exclusive-live-show-at-the-star-event-centre An international music icon, Richie will perform his mega-hits “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and “We Are The World,” as part of his six-city Australian tour. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, Golden Globe, and four Grammy awards under his belt, plus the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016, Richie is a true music legend who has become part of the fabric of pop music. His song catalogue also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a ground-breaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” “I can’t wait to bring my All the Hits tour to Australia! I’ll be performing an up-close-and-personal show at The Star Event Centre just for my Sydney fans this October. We’re going to have a great time together,” said Richie. The Star’s General Manager of Marketing and Entertainment, Melinda Madigan said this was a rare opportunity to experience the most unique and intimate performance of the Tour by the talented artist. “Having a renowned and critically acclaimed artist like Lionel Richie perform at the award winning Star Event Centre is incredibly exciting and with only 3,000 tickets to go on sale, it is guaranteed to be a truly special and intimate show. “Lionel joins a long list of world-class music icons who have graced The Star Event Centre stage and he will no doubt deliver his fans one of the most unforgettable and thrilling live performances. We cannot wait to welcome Lionel to The Star,” she said. Tickets for his live and exclusive performance at The Star Event Centre are on sale from 2.00pm on Monday, 19 June via www.ticketek.com.au and are sure to sell out fast. Prices range from $109.00 to $349.00. A special pre-sale for The Star show is available for members of The Star Club from Friday 16 Jun, 2pm AEST to Sun 18 Jun, 10pm AEST. For more information, please visit www.thestarsydney.com.au or www.lionelrichie.com. -ENDS- For media enquiries, please contact: Sarah Shields, Senior Consultant, Access PR P: 02 9292 7007 | +61 408 283 091 | sarah@accesspr.com.au Rachael McKenzie, Senior Account Manager, Access PR P: 02 9292 7011 | +61 433 890 127 | rachaelm@accesspr.com.au Kerry O’Brien, Kerry O’Brien Publicity P: +61 418 256 504 | kerry@kob.com.au Tess Yodgee, Kerry O’Brien Publicity P: +61432 904 899 | publicity2@kob.com.au About The Star Sydney:  The Star Sydney is Australia’s premier place to play. A sip of sparkling. A dozen freshly shucked oysters. Crisp white sheets and red carpet. Diamonds and spades. Gucci and gastronomy. Your day begins with luxury – where it ends is up to you. At The Star, we have just one mission –– to thrill. That’s why we have all-star chefs and restaurants, luxurious accommodation and high-end fashion, a sumptuous day spa, an amazing nightclub, and, of course, the world-class casino. It’s all yours for the taking, so will you? Come and play at The Star.  www.thestarsydney.com.au SPOTLIGHT ON STAGE CAREERS AT ACPA 2017-06-06T07:17:03Z spotlight-on-stage-careers-at-acpa Watching rehearsals, taking tours, and talking to teachers and students will open the public’s eyes to new opportunities at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) on Saturday 17 June. ACPA’s first Open Day at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art (Fortitude Valley) promises to reveal what goes on behind the scenes at Australia’s only training centre offering nationally accredited courses that incorporate all performing arts genres, including classes dedicated to Indigenous cultural fusion. ACPA CEO, Dr Dimitri Kopanakis, said the Open Day would put the talents of Australia’s emerging performing artists under the spotlight as they rehearse for the mid-year student showcase. “Open Day is a chance for prospective students to learn more about ACPA’s courses, while checking out the professional facilities that our students enjoy,” Dr Kopanakis said. "It’s also an opportunity for our current students’ families to see how they’re progressing, and to watch them in action in rehearsal mode. “And we’re looking forward to welcoming past students to our new home, as well as giving our many supporters a glimpse of what we are achieving.” From 10 am to 1 pm, student-led tours will include displays and watching rehearsals in three separate performance spaces dedicated to acting, dancing and music. ACPA music students will also be performing in the foyer of the Judith Wright Centre. Dr Kopanakis said the Open Day, supported by a Transurban community grant, would demonstrate how ACPA trains young musicians, actors, and dancers in contemporary performance techniques as the foundation for their future careers. “We provide an excellent vocational education that is industry relevant, with a strong emphasis on public performances to build confidence. This year’s Open Day is an ideal opportunity for our students to experience what it’s like to rehearse in front of an audience without the usual pressures of a full-on stage performance,” he said. Event details What:   Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts Open Day When:  Saturday 17 June 2017 10 am – 1 pm Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley Cost:    Free Fearless and Fabulous: Australia's oldest beauty queen off to Las Vegas to compete for Mrs Earth 2017 world title! 2017-05-31T10:22:23Z fearless-and-fabulous-australia-s-oldest-beauty-queen-off-to-las-vegas-to-compete-for-mrs-earth-2017-world-title At fifty-five years of age and a typical tomboy, Suzi Dent is not your average beauty queen. Yet, Suzi is now only weeks away from jetting off to Las Vegas to represent Australia at one of the world's top five beauty pageants: Mrs Earth 2017 – and if Suzi has her way, she will be returning with the crown! A positive mindset and an inspiringly quirky attitude has helped Suzi find her road to success. Suzi’s positive ageing mindset is a huge influence on her ability to do what she does. Suzi is incredibly proud to be the first 55-year-young Mrs Earth Australia, and believes age is a state-of-mind rather than a life-defining figure. Before Mrs Earth Australia, Suzi’s tomboy demeanour meant she had never even worn a formal gown, but she has a strong belief that the opportunities you are given in life should be accepted and cherished. Even if it means throwing away the shorts and joggers for sequinned frocks and high heels! This has been both a blessing and a challenge for Suzi, who admits she would never have perceived herself as a beauty queen. Suzi believes that women and men age themselves out of life by developing negative connotations toward ageing. At 55, Suzi has never felt more alive and wants to encourage others to embrace the inevitable! Suzi’s fearless mindset is powerfully inspiring, and she is determined to “start a conversation” about positive ageing. “I want to help other women celebrate and embrace being over 50. I’m a natural beauty, not a user of botox or fillers, and try to embrace a healthy mind and body with regular exercise and good nutrition,” said Suzi “I am hoping to inspire women to stop paying attention to their age number, and be fearless about making changes in their lives, and to celebrate their wrinkles, life experiences and knowledge.” Suzi’s road toward beauty queen stardom in Las Vegas has been a challenging personal journey which she has embraced with the support of her husband of 25 years. Prior to the Mrs Earth beauty pageant, Suzi’s wardrobe consisted of baggy shirts, shorts and sneakers. With a background in hair and makeup artistry, Suzi is now experiencing what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the beauty experiences. While the glamour of wearing frocks and learning to walk in high heels has brought excitement to Suzi’s life, her genuine passion is in helping others, and the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant has provided a platform for Suzi to spread awareness. Suzi works closely with Soles4Souls, a charity that collects lightly worn shoes and distributes to those who have none, in countries all around the world. Living in Australia, having shoes is something that is taken for granted and donating them to Soles4Souls affords children the opportunity to receive an education and adults the opportunity to apply for jobs and support their family. What we see as a simplistic necessity can be a life-changing opportunity for others. Suzi has developed a legacy project for 2017 aiming to introduce a shoe drive to every school in the country. As well as providing tremendous opportunity to others, donating shoes is beneficial to the environment. Suzi is passionate that this project will be the beginning of a long-term success, where children will be educated to make eco-aware, charitable decisions. Suzi is determined to use her platform as Mrs Earth Australia 2017 to encourage men and women to embrace ageing and promote her legacy project for Soles4Souls. Her positive mindset and advocacy for ageing gracefully are what separates Suzi from the crowd. These characteristics along with her quirky, outgoing personality are sure to influence her success in the upcoming Mrs Earth 2017 pageant in Las Vegas. Suzi will be competing at the International Mr & Mrs Earth in Las Vegas from June 8-12, 2017. -ends- About Suzi Dent Suzi Dent is 55 years young and hails from the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. A proud mother to 15 year old six foot four Jack, Suzi and her husband of 26 years Don, relocated 14 years ago from Sydney where she was born and raised. They live in a home with solar powered electricity and are a passionate upcycling family. From furniture to clothes and household appliances, they have raised their child as a bargain hunter. With the knowledge that new in the box toys and clothes are not necessary and upcycled bargains can always be found, better and cheaper.  A multiple award winning television and advertising hair and makeup artist with 34 years experience, Suzi is a veteran of her industry and mentors apprentice makeup artists on a volunteer basis. She is also a moulage special effects makeup artist, working with the police to create realistic wounds for training scenarios.  Completely changing the narrative of her life and getting out of her 30 year comfort zone of wearing shorts and runners and dressing in tomboy style, Suzi has embraced wearing dresses and learned to walk in high heels as a first time pageant Queen, to raise awareness about the charity soles4souls. Suzi credits the Mrs Earth pageant with changing her mindset and helping her to embrace and discover her inner glamorous self. Wielding her sash and crown to create public awareness about her platform soles4souls, in January Suzi created a national campaign, when Bartercard Australia agreed to open their offices around the country as permanent drop spots for shoe donations. Soles4souls collect our new or lightly worn shoes to distribute to those who have none, in countries around the world. Having a pair of shoes allows children to get an education and adults to get a job and support their family and often our access to a constant supply of shoes is taken for granted. Fashion is the second biggest cause of landfill in the world and Suzi is passionate about educating school age children about charity and eco-awareness and the pollution that our clothes and shoes cause. This is where Suzi is focussing her energy as she believes that providing the right education to our children using this simple initiative, will help change the future of our personal planet pollution. Suzi has always been a passionate charity activist. As a hair and makeup artist she has worked with several charities, one closest to her heart is the Leukaemia Foundations national World’s Greatest Shave Campaign  where for the past 9 years  she has created and hand-made the miniature wigs and costumes for the famous ‘Chinville’ advertisements, which sees her turn upside down human chins into unique characters each year, helping to raise millions of dollars to help find a cure for blood cancer.  Being a positively motivating influence with women over 50 and starting a conversation around the world about aging with a positive mindset, is a platform Suzi is very greatful for. Her favourite mantra is “Age is just a number, it’s what you do with it that counts!” Suzi's 2 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmhhcL8PMq4 Joanne Rahn Director zanthii communications Phone: 0402 148 334 Email: joanne@zanthii.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zanthiiau Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour School Holiday Program - July 2017 2017-05-30T06:29:37Z cockatoo-island-sydney-harbour-school-holiday-program-july-2017 Not only is Cockatoo Island one of the best tourist destinations in Sydney, it also has a great program of activities on offer for the kids during the July School holidays.   The UNESCO World-Heritage listed island provides a wealth of history to engage and excite children of all ages.  These five school holiday activities are sure to keep the kids busy:  Haunted History Night Tours 6pm & 6.30 pm - 5, 7, 8, 12 & 14 July Cost: Adults $25, Children $15 A special spooky night tour of Cockatoo Island’s hidden histories and mysteries.  This 90-minute nocturnal exploration is the perfect way to discover the history of Cockatoo Island from its early colonial beginnings as a prison, to a reformatory for orphans and wayward children, to a working shipyard. Crooked Characters of Cockatoo Island 2pm & 4pm - 1, 5, 8, & 15 July Cost: Free Crooked Characters of Cockatoo Island and other Colonial Escapades is an hour-long family friendly journey into the hilarious and fascinating underbelly of Australia’s colonial and recent history. The two guides will take you on an entertaining romp through the Australian Penal System that thrived on Cockatoo Island.   Convict History Guided Tours 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm, 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15 July Cost: Adults $10, children free Learn about the fascinating history of Cockatoo Island which was a convict prison between 1839 and 1869.  At its peak it was home to 550 men who built their barracks, forged their own prison bars and constructed the Fitzroy Dock.  Camping On Cockatoo Available every night Cost: Visit our website for rates With the tent, mattresses and camping chairs already set up for you, this option is perfect if you crave a camping adventure without the hard work. Tents are ideal for up to two adults and two small children.  Vacation Care  3 - 15 July Cost: $12 per child. (Price does not include ferry travel)  Bring your Vacation Care group to Cockatoo Island, Sydney’s largest and most fascinating urban island.  A short ferry trip from Circular Quay turns a journey into an adventure.  Cockatoo Island is just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay.  Lunch options are available.   For more information, visit www.cockatooisland.gov.au. MEDIA ENQUIRIES: tracey@impressionsmc.com.au tel 0415290023 Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is open to the public daily, offering major events, exhibitions, venue hire, accommodation, tours and business tenancy. It is one of the ten magnificent sites managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, a self-funding agency created by the Australian Government to be responsible for the vision planning and management of former defence and Commonwealth sites around Sydney Harbour. The other public spaces and parklands managed by the Harbour Trust are North Head Sanctuary in Manly, Georges Heights, Middle Head and Chowder Bay in Mosman, Woolwich Dock and Parklands, Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse, the Platypus site in Neutral Bay, Marine Biological Station in Watsons Bay and Snapper Island in Sydney Harbour. www.cockatooisland.gov.au     Photo Opp | Aussie hopefuls line the streets of Melbourne CBD for their shot at becoming a DJ sensation | Saturday 27 May @10:15am 2017-05-26T02:03:27Z photo-opp-aussie-hopefuls-line-the-streets-of-melbourne-cbd-for-their-shot-at-becoming-a-dj-sensation-saturday-27-may-10-15am-1 **PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY**  Aussie Kids Line the Streets of Melbourne CBD for Your Shot Registration Day   Great visuals - expecting more than 2,700 young Aussies to be lining up on the streets of Melbourne 10,000+ registrants across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane   Interview opportunity -  young adults waiting in line down Bourke Street for their shot at becoming the next Aussie sensation  Event Details:  WHAT: Your Shot VIC Registration Day  WHEN: Saturday, 27 May, 2017 – 10:15am (doors open 11am)  WHERE: Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne  Background info:  Tomorrow - Saturday 27 May, 2017 - YOUR SHOT presented by Alcatel, the grassroots initiative that has launched the careers of world-famous DJs such as Tigerlilly, J-Trick and New World Sound, has returned in 2017 for its eighth consecutive year. The local DJ competition provides a unique opportunity for Aussies to transform their passion for music into a career, and has so far helped more than 5,000 aspiring DJ’s realise their dreams in the Australian music industry. Last year saw a jaw-dropping 9,000 registrants and 700 contestants, with 2017 promising to be even bigger and better!  WHAT IS YOUR SHOT? The brainchild of Australian entrepreneur Steve Pillemer, Your Shot has grown from humble beginnings to a highly a successful annual presence on the Australian music calendar. It now attracts more registrations than leading reality TV talent shows, enjoys long-term, well-known sponsors and has led to global expansion as it looks beyond Australia and USA to launch in China this year. Now in its 8th consecutive year, Your Shot will continue to change the lives of aspiring DJs across Australia, and will unearth the next generation of the country’s most exciting upcoming DJ talent. Taking the east coast by storm, 2017 will see 800 contestants with little or no DJ experience provided with an amazing opportunity. All participants receive a superior experience as they are trained by some of Australia’s best DJ talent over six weeks at The Academy, where they learn the basics and put together and perform their first ever DJ set.   The final YOUR SHOT event in each state will see the contestants performing alongside some top headline DJs from Australia as well as the best up-and-coming talent. Every contestant will perform in the hopes of taking home the title of YOUR SHOT champion along with life-changing prizes, with the winners fast-tracked to perform at some of the best music festivals around the world.  AMAZING PRIZES! Returning bigger and better than ever in 2017, the competition will see the State Contestant and Wild Card winner for each state fly overseas on an all-expenses paid trip to perform their first international set at one of the world’s hottest party destinations around the globe.    To highlight the excitement and share the journey, presenting sponsor Alcatel followed Sydney Your Shot winner, Natalie Dekker (A.K.A. Dekkadence) and documented her journey from winning in Sydney to performing on stage at ZoukOut in Singapore. The never before seen footage as she embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure can be viewed and shared from the following link: https://youtu.be/7JoFHBeNv04   The 2017 winner’s will get the opportunity to perform at one of the following popular festivals: Snowbombing in Austria Creamfields in the U.K. ZoukOut in Singapore CRSSD Festival in the U.S.A. The BPM Festival (Surprise Location) Your Paradise in Fiji  WHO IS BACKING IT? Your Shot receives support from some well-known global brands, many of them returning year-on-year, recognising the value of the initiative and keen to support aspiring DJs realise their dreams. For the third consecutive year, Alcatel has returned as naming rights sponsor for Your Shot along with long-standing sponsors included AGWA, Pioneer DJ, Red Bull and Zanerobe. This year will also see BATI Spiced Rum (a Coca-Cola Amatil brand) and MTV join as key category and media partners.  “Your Shot provides the perfect platform to create an affinity with a brand so valuable, it extends well beyond brand recognition. Your Shot creates an unbreakable bond between its brands and a tough to reach age group through the medium that they covet most – music”, said David Vieira, Product and Marketing Director, Alcatel Mobile.  We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Your Shot and continue supporting up-and-coming local talent. Such grassroots initiatives like YourShot encapsulate the creativity, fun and individuality that Alcatel stands for”, he added.  “The Your Shot brand provides Red Bull with a direct link to the future tastemakers of the music industry, furthermore sharing our core value giving wings to people and ideas. The quality of talent and professional manner in which the Your Shot approach the yearly event is vital to our link to the future of our industry and Red Bull and thankful to be part of this journey,” said Dwayne Thompson, Red Bull Australia.  VIDEO and IMAGERY: Access the promo video for YOUR SHOT 2017 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d17yrCnz4bc Download imagery for Your Shot 2017 here: http://bit.ly/2lJqJVv Access Dekkadence journey to perform at ZoukOut here: https://youtu.be/7JoFHBeNv04  SOCIAL HANDLES:Facebook: @yourshotInstagram: @yourshotauTwitter: @yourshotauYouTube: @YourShotAustralia  For all media enquiries or interview opportunities, please contact:   Rebecca Blasina Closer Communications M: +61 (0) 420 805 567 E: rebecca@closer.com.au   Rachael Blasina Closer Communications M: +61 (0) 428 073 703 E: rachael@closer.com.au   GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH A GIANT T-REX AT KIDS WONDERLAND™ 2017-05-23T05:13:39Z get-up-close-and-personal-with-a-giant-t-rex-at-kids-wonderland  Event Stats ● Giant Animatronic T-REX. The size of 2 school buses. ● 24 000 rides on the new thrill seeking ride dubbed ‘Wave Swinger’. ● Presenting Australia’s FIRST double decker gaming bus. ● Under a 4000 square metre Circus Big Top ● Working with the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation (PCHF) in 2017. Kids Wonderland has donated $39,000 to Children’s Charities in Perth over the last 3 years. Kids Wonderland is back in 2017 for its 4th year during the July school holidays right here in Perth! Experience the magic and wonder of unlimited show rides, interactive gaming, fabulous stage shows and educational exhibits under the one roof to create the ultimate school holiday destination. This year you can experience your very own walking with  Giant Dinosaurs adventure! Dig for ancient fossils and come face to face with a 16 metre T-Rex. That's the size of two school buses. For the thrill seekers out there we are introducing the Wave Swinger the ultimate chair swing fun ride where the sky’s the limit. Plus all of Perth’s best carnival rides that you can ride again and again, parents included. Event spokesperson Mark Marinovich said “We have aimed to make this year’s festival as affordable as possible for Perth families. For $25 kids can enjoy unlimited rides, shows, acts and get up close and personal with a giant T-Rex” Additional activities under the big top include the  mix94.5 Kids Silent Disco where you watch your young ones bust a move, in silence. Verse Mum & Dad on a PS4 in the Gaming Zone and the Bricks4Kidz interactive LEGO Land where kids can build there own theme park. Be marvelled by Pierre Ulric Mysteries Show, get lost in the wild with  African Oz Drum ‘n’ Dance and run away with the circus at  Mr Ricochets high energy comedy show. Become a famous pop star in our Kids Wonderland music videos as you dance your way into the spotlight with Famous Sharron and her groovy tunes. Mr Marinovich said “This will be a first for Kids Wonderland where your kids can be in their own music video with Famous Sharron. Immediately after each session, the video is uploaded and can be shared to friends and family via social media.” We didn’t forget about the superstar parents! Come down and relax in our  City of Stirling Parents Oasis. All child tickets receive a Free Show Gift thanks to the  RAC Little Legends Club, a free popcorn & a free sideshow game when they arrive on top of all the free entertainment once inside. Kids Wonderland ™ proudly supports our Official Charity Partner for 2017  Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation  Kids Wonderland ™ is a specialty event designed for kids from 2 to 12 years old.  Event†Details ● Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th July 2017 ● Location: 21 Cedric St, Stirling WA 6021 ● Patrons choose a 3 hour session to attend  Session Times Daily ● 8:00am to 11:00am (3hrs) ● 12:00pm to 3:00pm (3hrs) ● 3:45pm to 6:45pm (3hrs)  Prices ● Adults $12 +bf ● Kids $25 +bf Further Info & Tickets: www.kidswonderland.com.au Sponsors ● RAC ● Carnival Amusements ● Buggybuddys ● The City of Stirling ● Springfree Trampoline ● Brownes ● AnotherAgency ● Viva Photography ● The Hire Guys Balcatta ● Crayola ● The Sunday Times / PerthNow ● mix94.5 Kids Wonderland has a Hi Res image gallery & videos available for download here. blOOturtle PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF FIRST TIME AUTHOR 2017-05-22T22:50:51Z blooturtle-publishing-announces-signing-of-first-time-author Sydney 23 May 2017 — the crew at eco-friendly children's book company blOOturtle are excited to announce the signing of author Nicole Madigan.  Nicole joins the blOOturtle catalogue as the first publication to be released through the trOOblOO eco-publishing program.  Founded on the idea that there are many unique and interesting stories being told to children by their loved ones, blOO works with story tellers/authors who are passionate, imaginative and have “creatively confirmed” their ideas with the children in their lives. “The stories adults tell their own children are filled with unique imagination,” says Nicola Ganaye, Creative Officer of blOO.  “It is these stories we are looking for and want to bring to life to share with others. In other words, books that kids want to read.” Ms Madigan’s signing has already produced two titles, Ballerina Monkey and Darcy and the Dinosaurs.  Darcy’s tale of adventure is available now, with Ballerina Monkey set for release in the next few weeks. Each title will be initially released in English, with additional printings in French and German to follow. “Working with blOO to bring my stories to life has been a fantastic experience,” says Ms Madigan, a widely published journalist and former television reporter.  “They have taken a truly collaborative approach, involving authors in all aspects of production, to bring each unique vision to life,” said Ms. Madigan. Ms Madigan is the first Australian author to be published by the company, which recently put out a global request for submissions. “It is exciting that our first signing as an Aussie start-up is from Australia,” says Tracy Weller-McCormack, managing editor for blOO.  “Nicole was one of the first to submit when we put out the request and we were instantly excited when we read her submissions.” blOOturtle began its journey in late 2016, with the release of Ogie Saves Christmas selling out before Christmas 2016.  The company has big goals for the upcoming year with plans to release 10 English titles by the end of 2017. “We are working our way through other submissions as fast as we can with hopes of more announcements coming soon,” says Ms Weller-McCormack. For more information on blOO visit our website, www.blOOturtle.com or contact us at books@blooturtle.com .   Freeview FV upgrade supports Chromecast 2017-05-21T23:11:39Z freeview-fv-upgrade-supports-chromecast The new feature means any TV with Chromecast support can deliver one-stop free-to-air TV for both streaming and catch-up, managed simply through a smartphone or tablet. “We want everyone in every household to be able to watch free-to-air TV on their terms, where and when they choose and now viewers have the option of a bigger screen that may not be connected to an aerial. This makes Freeview FV even more convenient,” said Freeview CEO Elizabeth Ross. Chromecast allows users to discover and control content from their smartphone or tablet and view it on their TV through either built in Chromecast functionality or the simple addition of a Chromecast dongle. Freeview FV Chromecast support is available for both iOS and Android devices. Australian broadcasters are regarded internationally as being at the forefront of television streaming and this month Freeview FV took out the International Grand Prix Award and Best TV/Video Service Update or Launch Award at the Connie Awards. Launched in November 2016, Freeview FV is available on iOS and Android mobile and tablets, delivering TV straight into viewers’ hands. Freeview FV delivers live streaming of 20 free-to-air TV channels and the catch-up content from all broadcasters with just one click. Available channels include: ABC, SBS, Seven, Channel 9, TEN, ONE, Eleven ABC2/ABC KIDS, ABC ME, ABC News 24, SBS VICELAND, Food Network, NITV, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7Flix, Racing.com, 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Life. More live channels will be added as they become available. About Freeview Launched in 2008, Freeview is the free digital television service in Australia which presents and promotes free-to-air channels and content to all Australians. Freeview encourages Australians to watch free-to-air content across various platforms by promoting benefits that include more than 25 channels and catch-up services for free. Freeview’s mission is to deliver the free-to-air content to all Australians where, when and on whatever device they choose. Follow Freeview www.freeview.com.au  @FreeviewAust facebook.com/FreeviewAustralia MELBOURNE DESIGNER TEAMS UP WITH REALITY TV SHOW 2017-05-19T13:01:32Z melbourne-designer-teams-up-with-reality-tv-show-1 MELBOURNE DESIGNER TEAMS UP WITH REALITY TV SHOW Melbourne based Fashion Designer, ‘Vitamin by Sonalika’ has joined the Reality TV Show – ‘I Am Multiverse - AU’ by designing and making the dresses for the high-end finale show at which the winner will be announced. Designer Sonalika met Producer and National Director, Yolandi Franken at a fashion show in Melbourne earlier this year and realised that their businesses perfectly align. ‘I absolute fell in love with the dresses of Vitamin by Sonalika and knew straight away that I found the perfect designer for our show”, says Mrs Franken. ‘I Am Multiverse - AU’ is the Reality TV Show of the model-contest, ‘Miss Multiverse Australia’ who launched in Australia in 2017 and will soon be coming to screens across Australia. After a period of intense filming; which will consist of challenges, eliminations and tests, the winner will be announced at the grand finale show on the 31st of August 2017 in Sydney, wearing the amazing dresses created by ‘Vitamin by Sonalika’. “Vitamin by Sonalika” is owned by fashion designer Sonalika and her Bollywood-star husband Vishwajeet Pradhan and has been showcasing collections on National and International runways for over a decade. To find out more, please visit australia.missmultiverse.com Contact: Yolandi Franken, 0404 385 988, australia@missmultiverse.com