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Review: Cher - Here we Go Again Australian Tour 2018

When visiting the domain of an icon such as Cher, one does ponder the usual questions - will she live up to the hype, will the show be as over the top as you want it to be and will it stand the test of the usually picky Aussie audiences?

Well, yes to all! Cher's return to Sydney after last years Mardi Gras was a triumph on all fronts. Her iconic status was re-affirmed to a massive sold-out audience at the Qudos Bank arena - which had a mix of die hard fans who would scream at anything and the usual lookie-lous who go to shows just cos there is nothing else to do in this supposed cosmopolitan city. (lol - thanks lock out laws!)

With a set list that boggles the mind, Cher paced the show to suit the incredible costume changes (we all love an overdose of Bob Mackie) and a stage set that was just as spectacular - although paired down to suit the variety of venues she was performing in throughout the country. Don't expect a runway or B stage. But we lived for the projections and video screens - some of the best in a concert we have seen for a long long time.

Of course Cher performed all the hits, but like her twitter feed, the show soared thanks to her candid stories and speaking parts where she shared parts of her career and life with the audience.

The show does feel long, but when there is so much to pack into a show - how can one complain? But it really does fit in everything - from the Sonny and Cher show - too ABBA. Its everything you could want from Cher and done with the flair and class only she can provide.

We don't want to go into too much depth about the ins and outs of the show - as this is one show you need to see for yourself - its bucket list stuff... so don't hate us for not rabbiting on about every detail - do yourself a favour and grab one of the final tickets available for Saturday's show at Qudos Bank arena and the final night at ICC Theatre at Darling Harbour.

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What will your grannie be doing on those nights? (A quote from the legend herself)

10/5 - PHENOMENAL!

 

 

 

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Cher's role in Mamma Mia finally exposed

Cher’s role in the upcoming Mamma Mia! film sequel, titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, has been revealed. The surprising news? She’ll play Meryl Streep’s mother.

The New York Post reports that the Oscar and Grammy winner will play Donna Sheridan’s mother in a series of flashbacks to the 1960s that will feature Lily James as young Donna.

Cher teased that she joined the film on October 16, tweeting a nod to the Mamma Mia! finale costumes.

Returning for the sequel are the 2008 movie’s original stars: Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie, Christine Baranski as Tanya, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, and Dominic Cooper as Sky. Also featured are Andy Garcia, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, and Hugh Skinner.

Ol Parker is writer-director on the film that is currently filming in Croatia.

 

h/t The NY Post.

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Peter Rauhofer: Farewell To A Dance Icon

UPDATE from Peter's manager: "There will be a candle vigil in remembrance of Peter Rauhofer at the site of the old Roxy (515 w. 18th Street, New York City) on Sunday, May 19th at 8pm. All are welcome!"

We were saddened to learn of the loss of Peter Rauhofer. Last month it was made public that after suffering a seizure, the legendary DJ / producer had been diagnosed with a large brain tumor. Peter sadly lost his battle with brain cancer this week, at age 48.

The Grammy Recording Academy issued the following statement:

“Peter Rauhofer was an innovative and gifted DJ, producer and remixer. His acclaimed dance mixes of recordings by Madonna, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey solidified him as pioneer of club music. In 1999, under the moniker Club 69, Peter received a GRAMMY for Remixer of the Year for Cher’s anthem ‘Believe’ and other inventive work he did that year. His impact on EDM will continue to inspire music lovers and keep them dancing.”

Rauhofer earned two subsequent Grammy nominations for Remixer Of The Year in 2000, and Best Remixed Recording for his spine-tingling treatment of Christina Aguilera's ‘Beautiful’ in 2003.

Peter enjoyed a long history with Madonna, who initially requested a remix of ‘Ray Of Light’ single, ‘Nothing Really Matters’. Rauhofer remembered: “I wanted her to like my work so much, that I made 5 different mixes of ‘Nothing Really Matters’ and asked her to choose the one she liked the best. I thought to myself, “If I make only one remix and she doesn't like it, she will never work with me again.” But she liked all my mixes for the song and they ended up on the single.”

The pop icon continued to commission Rauhofer remixes, with the pair achieving an unbeatable string of #1 Billboard Club tracks. On her social media channels, Madonna paid tribute to her frequent collaborator.

Rauhofer was a king of the New York gay club scene, reigning for years at The Roxy before launching his own clubbing brand in the form of his infamous ‘WORK!’ parties.

GuideToGay.com were invited to come on board as the official media partner of Peter’s 2011 ‘WORK!’ event at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, NYC.

Our team were Peter’s guests that night, and the scene inside that party was unforgettable. The entire ballroom was bouncing in true circuit party style, as the stage filled with 20 futuristic go-go dancers. Jumbo video screens showed cartoon images of brawling pop divas, while steam jets erupted then confetti rained over the crowd.

We stood in the VIP balcony and couldn’t quite believe our eyes at the scene unfolding below. At the centre of it all was Peter Rauhofer’s music, which will now be his greatest legacy. It was just one of so many dancefloor memories that he has provided. Through his music, Peter Rauhofer will live forever.

 

You can join the tribute for Peter on Guidetogay.com and watch clips, share pictures, your memories and more.

 

Rauhofer's 1992 camp classic, 'Let Me Be Your Underwear' 

Mariah Carey performs a Rauhofer remix at Fashion Rocks

 

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