ADRIANA XENIDES

  Australian television show hostess Adriana Xenides was born 9 January 1956, and is best known for her role as ‘television show hostess’ alongside game show hosts, Ernie Sigley, Tony Barber, John Burgess and Rob Elliott on the successful show ‘Wheel of Fortune”. Born to a Greek...

Listen To Older Voices : Ruth Rooney – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life &...

COLD PLAY

Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, UK in 1997. The band comprises of Chris Martin (vocals/Piano), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar),Guy Berryman (Bass) and Will Champion (drums). All four band members met whilst lodging in the same residence at the University College...

Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 3

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Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times...

Sunday essay: love hurts – on a life of sports fandom

Lleyton Hewitt in 2004. No one who has ever watched Lleyton play one of his epic matches comes out a hater. DEAN LEWINS/AAP When you grow up with no books in the house except maybe the full Readers Digest set of Catherine Cooksons and Bert...

FRED STOLLE (AO)

Stolle is the only male player in history who gain notoriety for having lost his first five Grand Slam singles finals, the fifth of which he was leading by two sets to love. Frederick Sydney Stolle (AO) was born 8 October 1938, in Hornsby, New...

Listen To Older Voices : Robert Lloyd – Part 1

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Listen To Older Voices : Pat Smith – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life &...

Sunday essay: a fresh perspective on Leonard Cohen and the island that inspired him

Hydra 1960, including Leonard Cohen (bearded, left) and Redmond Wallis (centre right in cotton shirt). Photographer unknown. Reproduced with the permission of Dorothy Wallis. This week sees the Australian release of Leonard Cohen’s posthumous volume The Flame: Poems and Selections from the Notebooks. Among the song lyrics...

Sunday essay: identity politics and the case for shared values

A scene from the 1961 film West Side Story. The casting of an Australian performer as Maria in a local production of the musical was recently criticised for ‘white washing’ a story about a Puerto Rican immigrant. The Mirisch Corporation,Seven Arts Productions Recently, a group...