MANY older people say they take each day at a time, but for 88-year-old Pat Boggs it can mean deciding whether to fly to Spain to see a relative play rugby or accept an invitation from a leading theatre producer to see a show in London.
IN 1944 a young Barbara Rigby fell in love with a French airman who wrote her more than 200 passionate, funny and poignant letters, while she kept a daily diary. The fun and tenderness of this real-life World War II romance has inspired the play Cis and Barbiche.
"THE TRUEST expression of a people is in its dance and music," said dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mile, and nowhere will this be more evident than at the Echoes of My Homeland multicultural concert in Dandenong this month.
BACK in 2008, showman Fred Brophy told ABC Radio in Mount Isa he would pack up his famous boxing tent and retire once the book he was writing about his life was finished. Six years later, that biography has just been published, and Fred has no intention of giving up the life he was born into and has loved for 62 adventurous years.
WHEN rock ’n’ roll burst on to the Australian music scene back in the 1950s and ’60s, one man at the centre of it all played a vital role in moulding the music of a generation. Johnny Devlin, aka the Kiwi King (after Elvis Presley), was the first New Zealand rock ’n’ roll invader to Australia – coming over for a week’s musical engagement and staying a li...