Bryan Adams to rock Down Under

Bryan Adams to rock Down Under

Bryan Adams to rock Down Under

Multi-Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams returns to Australian shores for his first arena rock tour since 2005. Fans Down Under will have the opportunity to listen to classic tunes of this Canadian musician like Summer of '69, (Everything I do) I do it for You, Heaven and Please Forgive me.

Special guest Amy MacDonald will join Bryan Adams in his tour. The Scottish artist rose to fame in 2007 with her debut album This is the Life and its fourth single of the same name. The single ranked number one in six countries, while reaching the top ten on the charts of another eleven countries.

While Adams is in Sydney, he will also headline the famous festival Bluesfest. The famous music festival that takes place at Byron enjoys an amazing line-up that includes Paul Simon, Ben Harper, Rufus Wainwright, Santana, and many more.

In 2011 Bryan Adams brought to Australia his up close and personal Bare Bones sell out theatre tour, which brought critics and fans to a state of ecstasy. During 2011 tour, Adams played the most intimate venues of his career in Oz.

This year Bryan Adams will start his tour in Wollongong on April 18, then he will perform in Sydney on April 19, in Melbourne on April 20, in Adelaide on April 24, in Newcastle on April 26, and finally in Brisbane on April 27.

In the 1980s, the Canadian singer recorded It's Only Love with Tina Turner, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. Bryan Adams is also famous for his collaboration in 1994 with Rod Stewart and Stong for the single All for love written for the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Three Muskeeteers.

The successful soundtrack was followed by Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? which was released with the Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie Don Juan DeMarco, featuring Johnny Depp. Adams is also renowned for his single (Everything I do) I do it for You, which was his second number one hit single in the Billboard Hot 100 and was the soundtrack for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner.

Australia's Top 8 Film Festivals

Australia’s Top 8 Film Festivals

Australia's Top 8 Film Festivals

As Australian films, actors, directors, screenwriters and producers gather enjoy a blossoming recognition in the country and abrod, the blog specialized in Film festivals movr has published a list of the top 8 film festivals for 2013 Down Under.

1) Tropfest: The world's largest short film festival takes place annually plus international versions. This year it was celebrated on February 17 in Sydney.

2) St Kilda Film Festival: features The Top 100 Australian shorts. This year it celebrates its 30th anniversary and it will take place in Melbourne from May 23 to June 1st.

3) Sydney Film Festival (SFF): is Australia's film showcase. It was established back in 1954, so now it is pushing 6 decades. It will take place in Sydney from 5 to 16 June. It offers Australia's largest prize pool ($84,000).

4) Revelation – Perth International Film Festival: focuses on progressive cinema. It is celebrated from the 4th to the 14th of July.

5) Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF): The World's largest showcase of Australian cinema. It takes place in Melbourne from 25 July to 11 August. It was founded in 1951 and thus it is Australia's oldest film festival.

6) Adelaide Film Festival (AFF): Celebrates the screen in all its diversity. It takes place every second year and on 2013 it is celebrated from 10 to 20 October.

7) Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF): A 12-day showcase of the best films from around the globe. Film aficionados will be able to see in it from October 30th to November 10th.

8) Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF): Provides a focus for film culture in Queensland. It is celebrated over 14 days from mid to late November.

Australian film festival offer unique opportunities for both filmmakers and film lovers. The first enjoy an incredible opportunity for exposure, awards and prize money. For the latter, film festivals offer access to the largest array of Australian and International movie variety, rarely found in regular cinema programs.

Antony Hing, writer at the popular film festival site blog.movr.com commented, It is the high proportion of international film content actively sought by many of Australia's best film festivals to supplement domestic content that makes these festivals among the most popular choices for indie and emerging filmmakers from Australia, the USA, EU, Canada, Asia and other international filmmaker communities.

He adds, Australian film festival audiences continue to affirm their enthusiasm and appetite for a high level of creative and cultural diversity, if one considers the sustained levels of attendance numbers, with several events attracting in excess of 100,000 fans.

Antony notes, Tropfest Australia, in Sydney has a typical attendance of 150,000 and 1,000,000 TV viewers. St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne, will attract close to 300,000 fans. Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia's oldest, will attract about 200,000 movie buffs. While Sydney doesn't yet beat these audience numbers it trumps the rest with the biggest prize pool, last year awarding prizes totalling A$84,000 across 7 films.

However, what makes a festival an ideal event for one filmmaker is likely to be different for another, "so we decided to make it easy for filmmakers to find out which of these Film Festivals will best fit their promotional needs. Filmmakers can visit blog.movr.com and compare these eight film festivals across more than 15 major attributes and key dates – all in one spot, said Antony, co-founder of the popular social movie site Movr.com.

Grease tour and cast announced

Grease tour and cast announced

Grease tour and cast announced

It's electrifyin'! The Number One Party Musical, Grease, is back this year with their feel-good tunes and a stunning cast to warm up the Winter Nights. The audience will enjoy, dance, cry and be enraptured by classic songs from the hit movie like You're The One that I want, Grease Is The World, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Grease Lightnin' and many more.

Australian theatre producer John Frost has revealed the cast and tour dates for his new multi-million dollar production of Grease.

Musical theatre favourite Rob Mills plays the lead role of Danny, and rising star Gretel Scarlett will play innocent, lovely Sandy.

Rob Mills came to fame in his performance of Fiyero in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked in Melbourne and Sydney for two years. Mills has also starred as Warner Huntington III in the hit musical Legally Blonde in Brisbane and Melbourne. Gretel Scarlett's career is not as broad Mills' yet, but she has played support roles in great productions like Wicked and Mamma Mia. Sandy will be Scarlett's first starring role, thus it is an exciting leap in her career.

Grease is one of my favourite musicals, and with this top draw cast of musical theatre stars I have no doubt it will again be everyone's favourite party musical, John Frost said. I'm thrilled that Rob Mills will be our Danny, straight from his success in Legally Blonde, and that we have found a new leading lady in Gretel Scarlett. Both Rob and Gretel gave sensational auditions, and our UK creative team knew instantly that they were the ideal Danny and Sandy. And it's wonderful again to be working with the wonderful Todd McKenney, the talented Anthony Callea and, for our sixth musical together, the irrepressible Bert Newton. What can I say about this cast – You're The One That I Want!

Grease will on in Perth From 21 June 2014, then the musical will be moving on to Adelaide from 3 August 2014,  Hobart from 5 September 2014,  Melbourne from 6 December 2014.

Chris Hemsworth a loving family man

Chris Hemsworth#44 a loving family man

Chris Hemsworth, a loving family man

The gorgeous blonde Aussie was recently seen back in LA spending blissful time with his family. Chris Hemsworth was recently photographed about town as he walked with his wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, and their daughter, India. During the outing, Chris planted a sweet kiss on his daughter's cheek. He landed in LAX after supposedly filming reshoots for his latest project Thor: The Dark World in Washington DC .

Chris' sibling Liam also seems to be back in city of stars. Younger brother Hemsworth has reportedly returned to the West Coast and his fiancée, Miley Cyrus, in the midst of rumours that claim there is trouble in paradise. The 23-year old was spending some time with his family in Australia while Miley remained in L.A. dealing with a cheating scandal.

Rumours tell that Hunger Games star was seen leaving a party with Mad Men actress January Jones. This event sparked the media to assume that Liam cheated on Miley and that might end their four-year relationship.

However, it looks like it was a false alarm as Liam was recently spotted at Miley's LA home and Miley shared a picture of herself sporting her engagement ring on Twitter. A source allegedly close to the couple told E! News that the couple are not giving up and are still working on their issues.

Some sources claim that the cheating rumours are not true as Hemsworth and Jones have been longtime friends and they used to go clubbing together in L.A.