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Hello, I am DjPault. This blog is dedicated to Olivia Newton-John. I have been hopelessly devoted to Olivia ever since my aunt took me to see "Grease" in 1978 when I was eight years old. On this blog you'll find rare pictures, the latest news and more. I also run an 80's remix blog called Burning The Ground so come visit me there too.

Enjoy your visit and check bac often.


~ DjPaulT

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Promoters pics from NYC Pride event



Olivia Newton-John at Bondi Beach NYC Pride 2011

Music and film legend Olivia Newton-John headlines FV’s massive Australian themed Beach blowout on Governors Island for pride 2011. DJs Phil Romano and Hector Romero.

Thanks to FVEvents for the pics! More info about FVEvents - click here.




"Xanadu" at Bondi Beach (Video)





A very energetic Olivia as she performes her 1980 hit "XANADU" during the Bondi Beach Event at NYC Gay Pride on June 25th.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Olivia interview on blackbookmag.com



 


From blackbookmag.com:
This weekend, I set my sights on interviewing Olivia Newton-John.

She was playing a Josh Woods and FornabaioVoss Events blowout on Governors Island saturday night. Some very helpful people over at Big Machine Media (shout out to Jessica Berek) came to my assistance, hooking me up with Olivia’s person, Michael Caprio. I didn’t even have to grovel much or say things like “Please Mr. Please,” or “You’re The One That I Want,” or “I’m Hopelessly Devoted To You,” or go so far as to invoke “I Honestly Love You.” They worked really hard to get me this interview, and Michael Caprio, I got to believe that you are “Magic.” It had to be over the phone, but I was going to talk to Olivia Newton-John and I, who never gets flabbergasted, was star struck and awe struck at the opportunity.

The phone screamed and it was Michael Caprio: “Could you do Olivia in 8 minutes?” As a thousand OMGs bounced around inside my head, I ran to a deli, got a pen and pad, and called back. I exchanged “hey’s” ‘hello’s” and “where are you’s” with the legendary singer/actress/activist. She knew I was blushing and bumbling and was as sweet, helpful, and fun as can be. She was on a ferry having just finished sound check. A police helicopter hovering directly over my head wouldn’t allow me to get it right. The copter moved as I did and I felt a little like Henry Hill from Goodfellas. Everyone knows I have “Never Been Mellow,” and I must have been a sight yelling at the sky on one of these “Summer Nights.”

I headed to Williamsburg and straight to Graceland tattoo and salon for some advice on what questions to ask. They know Olivia over at Graceland and “Let’s Get Physical” was playing as I entered. They were all busy inking and cutting and I knew I had come to the right place. “What should I ask her?” I implored. Everyone knows the history…Grease, a zillion big records, Xanadu. Everyone chimed in, including the customers. After a couple dozen “I can’t ask her that’s,” a question I could actually dare to ask came forth.

Click here for the interview.

We Love Soaps Olivia Newton-John Interview





A short interview with Olivia Newton-John for the site "We Love Soaps," just before she Took the stage at a Bondi Beach gay pride event on Governors Island in New York City.

Olivia Newton-John Visits Off-Broadway's Manipulation



Olivia Newton-John, Victoria E. Calderon and Marina Squerciati
(© Mara McKevitt)
By:Dan Bacalzo

 Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John attended a preview performance of the Off-Broadway production of Victoria E. Calderon's Manipulation at the Cherry Lane Theater on Friday, June 24. The show officially opens on June 28.

The production is helmed by Will Pomerantz, with the cast including Brendan McMahon, Saundra Santiago, Marina Squerciati, Jeremy Stiles Holm, Robert Bogue, Rafi Silver, Gabriel Furman and John-Patrick Driscoll.

 The play centers on a woman coping with her husband's flagrant infidelities, her mother's suggestions that she have an affair herself, and her psychoanalyst's self-serving advice.The production features scenic design by Bill Stabile, lighting design by Kirk Bookman, costume design by Alejo Vietti, sound design by Jeremy Lee, technical supervision by Jay Janicki, and fight direction by Rick Sordelet.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Olivia Newton-John (center) with the company of Manipulation
(© Mara McKevitt)


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pics: Olivia Newton-John at NYC Gay Pride 2011

Saturday night, June 25th, 2011, Olivia Newton-John celebrated NYC Gay Pride AND marriage equality with the LGBT community at the "Bondi Beach" event on Governor's Island.

She dedicated the new version of her mega-hit "Magic" to the LGBT community who, due to the new marriage equality law passed in New York state one night before, can now marry the person they love.

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"I have many gay friends that I love and care about, and I am so happy that they can now share their lives with their chosen loved ones and be afforded the same rights as other married couples."
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The sales of the new version of "Magic" benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre - download it here on iTunes.

~ Special thanks to The Randy Report for the photos and article.

See below for pics of the event:

Olivia with the event producers Tony Fornabaio & Brandon Voss



























Saturday, June 25, 2011

Olivia's "Magic" Available on US iTunes





Olivia's new version of "Magic" is available on the US iTunes store.
All proceeds of this new dance remix version of Olivia's classic hit "Magic" will go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.

Go to the Olivia iTunes Store and buy your copy NOW!.

Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu (The Remixes)




“Xanadu” is the title song from the album Xanadu, the soundtrack to the 1980 film of the same name.

The song is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John sings the primary vocals, with ELO adding “parenthetic” vocals in the style of their other songs on the “Xanadu” soundtrack, along with providing the instrumentation. A rare collaboration for ELO, the single reached no.1 in several countries and was the band’s only UK #1 single when it peaked there for two weeks in July 1980. The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

 Olivia performed the "Re-Glittered" mix during 2008's Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney Australia.


RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records
Released: 1980
From The Soundtrack: XANADU
Remixes By: Direct Hit Remix Service
Steve Anderson For DMC
Artwork: DjPaulT

TRACKS:
1. Xanadu '95 (Direct Hit Mix Re-Edit) (7:20)
Remix -Direct Hit Digital Mix Jamie Sciban and James Arnold

2. Xanadu '95 (Direct Hit Original 12" Mix) (6:16)
Remix -Direct Hit Digital Mix Jamie Sciban and James Arnold

3. Xanadu 2000 ( Re-Glittered by Steve Anderson and His Merry Mirrorball Men 7'' Mix) (5:17)
Remix -   Steve Anderson

4. Xanadu 2000 (Re-Glittered by Steve Anderson and His Merry Mirrorball Men 12'' Mix) (10:34)
Remix -   Steve Anderson

5. Xanadu (Original Version) (3:29)
 Producer - Jeff Lynne



Password: OLIVIA




Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Order Portraits: A Tribute To Great Women Of Song





On June 21, 2011, GreenHill Music will release "Portraits: A Tribute To Great Women Of Song" by Grammy Winner and Pop Icon Olivia Newton-John. The tracks were originally released in 2004 in Australia and the UK as  "Indigo: Women Of Song". The CD will finally see its much anticipated US release. "Portraits: A Tribute To Great Women Of Song" is an elegant tribute to some of the women who have inspired, delighted, and influenced Olivia during the formative years of her career. The album is an engaging collection of the signature songs of DORIS DAY, JOAN BAEZ, NINA SIMONE, KAREN CARPENTER, JULIE LONDON and others. Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone.

Tracks Include:
1. How Insensitive
2. Love Me Or Leave Me
3. Cry Me A River
4. Anyone Who Had A Heart
5. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
6. How Glad I Am
7. Lovin' You
8. Rainy Days And Mondays
9. Send In The Clowns
10. Summertime
11. Alfie

Get your copy now! at these great music retailers:
Amazon
Walmart
CD Universe
GreenHill Music



Thursday, June 16, 2011

Olivia Newton-John NYC Pride 2011 Promo Video





FV Events and Josh Wood Productions bring Australia's most infamous beach stateside for a huge pride blowout on Governors Island Saturday June 25th. Australian legend and icon Olivia Newton-John performs.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Olivia Newton-John Adelaide Sunday Mail




Olivia grabs the front page of the Adelaide Sunday Mail after her stellar performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 11 & 12, 2011.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Olivia Newton-John delivers thrilling performance at Festival Theatre



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Olivia Newton-John performing at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival opening gala. Pic: Patrick Gorbunovs. 
 Source: Sunday Mail (SA)

FLANKED by sequinned and feathered friends, an elated Olivia Newton-John was clearly back in Xanadu as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival opened in flamboyant style.

And last night the Australian singing superstar showed us she's still the one we want.

The evergreen export who's taken Australia to the world brought her world back to Adelaide in a stunning concert at the Festival Theatre.

Looking slinky and sensational in a shimmering black outfit, Newton-John won the crowd over with the things that have made her a special performer: a beautiful voice, a natural personality and a massive heart that reached out to everyone lucky enough to be there.

Starting with standards like Little More Love and Sam, she revealed all the qualities that have made her a star of undiminished glow.

She crossed back to the '70s for Xanadu, singing a range of hits from Magic to Suddenly and the universally loved title track.

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The first sequin jacket came off when she launched into a country selection of the hits that made her such a big star in the US, from Jolene to Let Me Be There and Don't Stop Believing.

She sat with a posse of her backing singers and guitarists to give that country comfort to the massive crowd.

Then she got Physical and soon had the crowd pumping and on their feet clapping while she showed she had lost none of her energy or ability to work an audience.

Cracking jokes and sipping tea between songs, she showed all the fame and misfortune hadn't changed the person she is.

One of the many highlights was a song called Heal Me, an anthem to the many people facing the challenge of cancer and to help raise awareness for her wellbeing centre in Melbourne.

Having beaten breast cancer 15 years ago, her heartfelt emotions made it one of the more moving moments in this outstanding show.

Newton-John then unleashed a collection of her classic up-tempo numbers that set pulses racing and showed she knows how to rock with the best of them.

She then delivered her "cabaret" song, a touching rendition of the Judy Garland classic, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, with a voice that took us all where the bluebirds fly.



Then there was John Denver's Country Roads, filling the auditorium with smiles.

After that, it was on to Grease, the movie that made her an international star and the biggest surprise of the night, when festival artistic director David Campbell appeared.

Clad in a leather jacket and pants, he joined Newton-John in a raunchy rendition of You're the One that I Want. She then sang Totally Devoted to You and ended the night with her signature tune I Honestly Love You and so do we, Olivia.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Livvy wows Variety Gala Performance



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Headlining this year's Cabaret Festival is yet another string Olivia Newton-John can add to her already overloaded bow.

In recent months she's campaigned relentlessly for funding to complete her Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, has released a cookbook, re-released a single and yesterday she finally made it to Adelaide for her only Australian performance this year.

Taking to the stage at last night's Variety Gala Performance - where she performed evergreen hit Xanadu - Livvy dived headfirst into her first Cabaret Festival after weeks ago admitting she wasn't sure what to expect of the format.

The Grease star will tonight and tomorrow night headline her own shows but is hoping for some down time while in SA..

Stopping by local establishment Daly Barber for a hair appointment yesterday, Livvy expressed interest in fitting in a wine tour to the Adelaide Hills.
However Olivia wasn't the only VIP hitting the red carpet last night, performers and the Festival's artistic director David Campbell, with wife Lisa, rubbed shoulders with VIPs Maggie Beer, Grant Burge, furniture designer Khai Lieu, radio man Jules Schiller and fashion designers Lucy MacGill and Razak.

Article Courtesy Of:  Adelaide Now

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Olivia Newton-John to headline NYC Gay Pride concert


FV Events is very pleased to welcome Grammy Award winning musical icon Olivia Newton-John to headline their “Bondi Beach Bash” on Saturday, June 25th, 2011.

The coveted crowning ingredient for the event’s Australian theme, Newton-John is not only a cinematic icon, but also a multi-genre recording artist amassing over 100 million record sales worldwide. Thrown in conjunction with Josh Wood Productions, the festivities will place the acclaimed performer on the bill alongside internationally celebrated DJs, Phil Romano and Hector Romero.

Set off shore on Governor’s Island for an expected crowd of 4000, the event will bring Australia’s infamous beach stateside, complimented by Manhattan’s illuminated skyline as backdrop.

Top notch billing will be paired with visuals worth marveling at: a stunning firework display over the East River, the largest outdoor video projection wall in New York’s history, massive sound and light installations, and over-the-top d├ęcor. All features of course, adhering to the event’s Australian theme.

Saturday, June 25th @ 6:00pm // Bondi Beach on Governors Island. With Olivia Newton John, DJ Phil Romano and DJ Hector Romero. Governor’s Island.

Olivia's newest CDs available on Amazon.

For more information, and to stay up to date on future events, please visit: www.fvevents.com



Bondi Beach - NYC Pride 2011
Australia's Most Famous Beach Comes Stateside

World Renowned International DJs:
DJ Phil Romano (Push Club - Rome)
DJ Hector Romero (Stereo - Montreal)

Join 4000 Shirtless Surfers at NYC's Largest Pride Beach Bash:
*Crazy Production that will take you Down under
*Australian Legend & Musical Icon Olivia Newton-John Live
*Massive Light & Sound Installation
*Gigantic Video Wall Like You've Never Experienced

Dress Code: Surf Gear

General Admission Includes:
*Round trip ferry to Governors Island
*Full Party Access

VIP Includes:
*Full liquor open bar
*Expedited Entrance
*Access to raised VIP area near the main stage
*Round trip ferry to Governors Island

Purchase Tickets: http://www.showclix.com/event/bondi