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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Jon Stevens’s remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer has spanned more than 20 years and reaped many achievements, including ARIA chart-topping success as the frontman of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS.

Stevens’s musical journey started off with success in his originating country, New Zealand, where he released his debut single and album, with two of the singles and the album all hitting number one.

After expanding internationally to record his second album in Los Angeles, Stevens performed alongside Elton John, which led him to cross paths with his future manager – who soon after relocated Stevens to Australia.

Once on Australian shores Stevens wasted no time, forming the rock band Noiseworks. Over the next five years the band successfully produced three Top 10 singles and four Australian Top 10 albums.

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Following the success of Noiseworks, in 1992 Stevens decided to pursue opportunities on a different kind of stage – starring as Judas in the highly acclaimed and successful Australian musical production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.

A studio collaboration in 2000 saw Stevens become part of rock band INXS as guest vocalist and embarked on a global tour, which included a 55-day engagement with the legendary Night of the Proms throughout Europe. Shortly after he was officially announced as the ‘seventh member’ of INXS.

Returning to his solo career, Stevens then forged ahead with new material in the studio, unleashing a further two solo albums – Changing Times and then Testify in 2011.

WP-jonstevens33Now in 2013, Stevens will be fronting a brand-new project called The Dead Daisies, alongside Charlie Drayton, Marco Mendoza, Richard Fortus of Guns ‘n’ Roses, David Lowy, Clayton Doley and Alex Carapetis.

2013 will also see Stevens taking on the role of Pontius Pilate in the latest Arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which kicks off in May/June 2013.

Through his passion and tenacity, Jon has established himself as one of Australia’s finest performers, and one only needs to listen to a record or see him in his element – his live shows – to realise what has made Jon a spirited and gifted musical talent.

Cabarita Beach Sports Club on Saturday.

 

 

 

 


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