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Whats On Central Coast Support Original Music image Whats On Central Coast Logo Button imageWHATS IN A NAME PART 2:
As a follow on from the first in the series of protecting your name; part 2 deals with the pitfalls within the industry itself to give adequate support to our original musicians nurturing their craft.

To run a household you need income; to run a business you need work to get income to keep the business going; obviously. So how can it be that original musicians have to resort to using different names or even worse NOT promoting cover gigs to fund their craft for fear of damaging their reputation – there is something really wrong with this picture!


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Lizottes stage - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image THE LIZOTTES ERA:
Possibly the most highly regarded and recognisable stage on the Central Coast will no longer be under the amazing direction of Brian and Jo Lizotte from April 2015

Whats On Central Coast has been with Brian and Jo since the beginning of the Kincumber move and I know the Coast will miss this wonderful and caring, musical family’s direction and dedication to the local music scene. They won’t be going far – you can still pop into the Lambton venue and say hello… Here is the press release:

For the past several months, since announcing the venues were being placed on the market to be sold, Brian & Jo Lizotte's have been inundated with requests and opportunities for Lizotte's to remain in the market place, both in our current form and in other amazing and established venues in the area, such is the respect and recognition for the Lizotte’s brand and success. The lifestyle card kept calling which has prompted Brian and Jo to make this decision on their personal and professional future.

After much deliberation Brian & Jo Lizotte have made the decision to close the Kincumber and Dee Why Lizotte's venues in mid 2015, unless the venue are sold prior to those dates.

Brian Lizotte said "With the loss of my Dad early this year, who was passionate about his music, it just brings home that it's a gift to be doing something you are passionate about for a living but there needs to be a work/family balance. This decision comes down to us finding that balance".

It's that passion that also means Brian and Jo can not step away altogether. The happy medium in this case means the closure of both Kincumber and Dee Why and a renewed focus on their flagship venue in Lambton. The gorgeous 104 year old theatre will be removed from the market and remain in Brian and Jo's loving hands. From day one, Newcastle crowds welcomed us with open arms and we have always been thankful that we were so warmly embraced.

"It’s not with a heavy-heart that either Jo or I have made this decision to simplify our lives , in fact, it’s extremely exciting for us to be embarking on the next chapter. Putting renewed energy and focus on the Lizotte’s brand in Newcastle with new customer experiences such as table-side cooking and unique events for and by the local community" says Brian. With exciting new partnerships, projects and amazing acts to be announced before Christmas, we are thrilled to be immersing ourselves in Newcastle and bringing and even more dynamic experience to our patrons.

In true Lizotte's fashion we plan to go out in style. We have the most amazing acts booked and ready to be announced during the next six months and the last week we are planning to blow the roof of the joint. Just some of the great acts currently on sale are include Diesel, Josh Pyke, The Kransky Sisters, Dragon, Darren Percival, Ian Moss, Ross Wilson, 1927, The Black Sorrows, Dave Faulkner and Sarah McLeod. Keep an eye on Lizotte's website and facebook for details.

We want to thank all of our incredibly loyal customers of the Central Coast Cubby House and Dee Why Ballroom for their wonderful support of Fine food and live music. Hopefully we will see some of that great customer base up in Newcastle from the second half of 2015.

The original cubby-house in Kincumber will hold a weeklong celebration leading up to the finale and closing date of Friday 24th April 2015. Some of the marquee and local artist’s that have performed at the Central Coast Venue over the past 10 years will be featured during the week celebration.

The Sydney Northern Beaches venue, Dee Why Lizotte's will close with its final show on Saturday 30th May, 2015.

Both Kincumber and Dee Why will continue to book and host shows well into 2015 up until closing dates. If there is a potential interest from a buyer to take over the leases of these premises, that option is still open. Any expressions of interests can be directed to Brian on email lizottes@lizottes.com.au

Fairhaven Services Vintage Fair imageWhats On Logo button image FAIRHAVEN SERVICES:
From Monday, 1st December, Fairhaven Services will open a pop up shop in Westfield Tuggerah NSW Central Coast.

The shop is located next to Karen McNamara’s office in the restaurant precinct.
It will be open from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is part of a social enterprise collaboration between Westfield Tuggerah and Wyong Council. Fairhaven is one of six social enterprises involved in the initiative and will sell art, craft, upcycled homewares and giftware in the retail space for the month of December.

Fairhaven employs approximately 150 employees with a disability involved in packaging, assembly work and more recently upcycling donated goods as part of the new Vintage Fair retail precinct at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

The precinct consists of Gallery 209, Op Shop, giftware store, used furniture and hardwares and the new upcycling workshop. Items from these outlets will be featured and for sale at the Tuggerah Westfield pop up shop.

So drop in for a browse and do some Christmas shopping for beautifully created one-off pieces, upcycled furniture, arts and craft all while supporting a local community service organisation that has been established on the coast for more than 50 years.


The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE HUB PROGRAM & EVENTS:
The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue Music Alert.

Activity: SeaFM Discovered Semi Final heat 2
Date: Friday 7th November, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30pm Show starts 7pm
Cost: Tix $5 at the door or online (+bf)
For: Open to all
Location: The Hub ( located in the heart of Erina Fair, next to the Erina Library and Erina Room and the Central Coast Dance School).
Details: 4 x performers will be selected from the judging panel to get on through to the Grand Final, with 1 x of the remainder being voted in by a public online poll.

Activity: Battle of the Bands Grand Final
Date: Friday 14th November, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30pm Show starts 7pm
Cost: Tix $15 at the door or online (+bf)
For: Open to all
Location: The Hub ( located in the heart of Erina Fair, next to the Erina Library and Erina Room and the Central Coast Dance School).

Details:
6 x Bands will battle their way through the night to take home the winning prize.
* Loose Connections
* Now Open
* Lost In Motion
* The Moving Stills
* The Polars
* Euphorium
Pre-Door Sale tickets go into the draw to win $200 in Macron Music Money.

Whats On Logo button image COASTIES BUSINESS NETWORKING:
People who are in business or starting up a new business on the Central Coast are welcome to join Coasties Business Networking.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get up and talk about their business and share their cards on the day.

The meetings are held on a monthly basis with a new permanent venue to be set next year.

There will be a $10 charge on the day providing tea, coffee & nibbles.

Please contact Vivienne to RSVP on 0434 375 128
or email viviennefharris@gmail.com for more information.

Metro Cinemas imageWhats On Logo button image METRO CINEMAS SOON TO OPEN:
Metro Cinemas at Lake Haven opens next week

Residents of Lake Haven and those across Wyong Shire will be able to enjoy the latest blockbuster movies at the new Metro Cinema which is planned to open on 18th December.

The eight cinema complex was built by Metro Cinemas on a Council-owned site and Metro will lease the site at market rental. The complex is expected to be completed on time and budget to open for the festive season in 2014.

Mike Wardrope, Metro Cinemas Director and Wyong Shire resident, oversaw the construction of the cinema.

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Council and the local trades to construct the best cinema complex on the Central Coast, if not Australia,” Mr Wardrope said.

“The cinema will be a landmark for Lake Haven and a wonderful venue for Central Coast residents to see the latest blockbuster movies in comfort with the latest technology, and an affordable price.”

Mr Wardrope said the Lake Haven complex was built using local labour and materials in keeping with Metro Cinemas’ cinema construction policy. As a result they were able to provide 100 jobs for local trades people and construction workers.

Wyong Shire Council’s Mayor, Doug Eaton, said Metro Cinemas had done a great job of getting the $6.7m complex up and running and that he is looking forward to being able to thank the construction and trade workers at a special screening for them on 17 December.

Mayor Eaton said Council was pleased to support developments that create jobs and meet the needs of residents.
“This complex is expected to create up to 30 ongoing jobs and provide young people with more social options in the Lake Haven town centre,” said Cr Eaton.

Metro Cinemas is located at 68-70 Chelmsford Road, Lake Haven next to the Lake Haven Shopping Centre.

Metro has been constructing a new car park at the rear of the YMCA that is also planned for completion by Thursday 18th December 2014. The access into the cinema car park is via Chelmsford Road and Kanimbla Avenue.

The pedestrian access pathway from Chelmsford Road up to the school and beyond past the YMCA has been available during the car park construction. Additionally this pedestrian access will be upgraded by Council after the car park construction is completed by Metro.

The front car park will be slightly disrupted for the construction of public domain improvements at the cinema forecourt during December. This work will be completed by 18th December with additional public domain work scheduled for 2015.

The Metro Cinema is expected to be opening with the following movies:
• Annie (PG)
• Horrible Bosses 2 (MA)
• Paddington (G)
• Exodus : Gods and Kings (M)
• Alexander and the Bad Day (PG)
• Hunger Games : Mockingjay (M)
• My Old Lady (M)

Advance Screenings Friday 19 December to Sunday 21 December:
• Water Diviner (CTC)
• St Vincent (M)


Summerfest Poster imageWhats On Logo button image SUMMERFEST COMMUNITY PROGRAM:
'Summerfest' is a week long program for the community, now in its 9th year.

There is something for kids and youth of all ages, as well as adults.

Getaway Café 9.00 – 11.00am FREE
Monday 5th Jan
How to have a healthy argument and save your relationship
Dr Mary Wood
Have you ever felt like you don't communicate well with your partner? One of you is talking, the other isn't really listening. Or you just don't feel heard. When you have an argument, do you feel you make progress or just go over the same old stuff.
Dr Mary Wood has years of professional experience helping people in communication. She will help us have good communication in our relationships and to work out how to have a good argument that helps our relationships.

Tuesday 6th Jan
Toddler Tantrums: Taming the Terrible Twos
Mel Hyde – author
Do you ever wish you could tame your toddler’s tantrums?
Mel has a bachelor and masters degree in Education, has three older teen and adult children, and is a sought-after speaker and author of books on raising children. Her passion is to help parents enjoy their children especially toddler’s. She will be giving practical advice on helping parents with their toddlers’ tantrums (if they ever have them!).

Wednesday 7th Jan
Is my child developing normally? Ages and Stages
Dr Dawn Barling
Do you ever worry about if your child is conducting themselves appropriately for their age? Do you have concerns about your child’s social, emotional, mental or physical development? Is your child displaying learning difficulties?
Dr Dawn Barling will share from her professional and personal experience about children’s development and what to be concerned about and what not to.

Thursday 8th Jan
Navigating the Dietary Maze for kids with Allergies or Intolerances
Annette Shorten- Registered Nurse
Annette is a registered nurse and a parent with children who have allergies. She is going to give us practical wisdom, tips and experience on living with allergies or intolerances, or helping friends and relatives who do.

Friday 9th Jan
Real help with Anxiety and Depression
Dr Dave Lienert
There is a real rise in anxiety and depression in society. Do you, or someone you know, have anxiety or depression?
Dr David Lienert is a practicing psychiatrist and popular speaker and will help us think through causes of anxiety and depression, and ways to help those who suffer from it.

Night Events
Thursday 8th Jan 7:30pm.
Women’s Chocolate Night
Come and enjoy a night of chocolate indulgence. It will be a relaxed night enjoying many chocolate treats and some fun chocolate trivia and games (with prizes!). $5. Register through Belinda ph: 0404 482 093.

Friday 9th Jan 6:30pm.
Men’s Beer Tasting and Burgers Night
An awesome night of tasting different types of beers and seeing how they’re made, at Central Coast Brewery. And get to feast on burgers too. Register through Lyndon 0430 337 098

See the school holiday page for the Kids fun and carnival days

Summerfest 5-10th January.
Gorokan High School
www.summerfest.com.au

Opera In The arboretum imageWhats On Logo button image OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM:
10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum - Saturday 28th March 2015.

We’re looking forward to a very special afternoon on Saturday 28th March, 2015.

This will be the 10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum in Pearl Beach.

To celebrate this milestone we have secured four of Australia’s operatic superstars: Cheryl Barker, José Carbó, Louise Callinan and Rosario La Spina.

These outstanding singers will perform opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles including The Pearl Fishers’ Duet, Nessun Dorma, Barcarolle duet, quartet from Rigoletto, Un bel di, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix and more.

Since 2006 Opera in the Arboretum has raised over $150,000 for a wide range of local charities and Rotary projects.

In 2015 the major beneficiaries from Opera in the Arboretum will be Coast Shelter and ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

Be sure to book your tickets early - last year was a sell out crowd.
Adult: $64.00 / Senior: $60.00 / Student: $30.00 / Primary Student: FREE / Group of 10 or more: $56.00 each.

For Credit Card bookings (Visa and Mastercard only) please telephone:
(02) 4342 8183
(02) 4342 3593
(02) 4341 6004

We hope to see you there.

John Greenway - EVENT COORDINATOR - www.opera.pearl-beach.com - The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc

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Scott Russo and Phil Jamieson imageWhats On Logo button image PHIL JAMIESON - SCOTT RUSSO:
Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) + Scott Russo (Unwritten law).

They joined forces earlier this year for two sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne and now the rest of Australia will get the chance to experience Phil Jamieson and Scott Russo’s live show.

The two front men will be giving fans an early Christmas present as they hit the road for their national tour this December, starting in Adelaide and making their way through Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

Grinspoon front man Phil Jamieson has spent much of the past year taking to stages around the country establishing his own successful solo career after the band announced its hiatus last year.

As the lead vocalist of one of the world’s most discernible pop-punk bands, which gained traction in the early 90’s, Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo hit it off with Jamieson during the Vans Warped tour in 1999.

After jamming together in hotel rooms over the years, the pair of rock identities developed a sound that has manifested itself into a unique, stripped-back set, which justifies the presence of a live audience.

This is a rare opportunity to catch these rock royals onstage, alone and together, with a live set that is charged with raw chemistry and flowing with quality on-stage banter between songs.

Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) + Scott Russo (Unwritten law)
Monday 22nd December 8pm
The Entrance Leagues Club
Tickets $37.00

360 Utopia Tour poster imageWhats On Logo button image 360 UTOPIA REGIONAL TOUR:
Presented by Crucial Music, Village Sounds and Music Feeds.

Crucial Music and Village Sounds are proud to announce 360, the country’s hottest and most controversial rapper is taking his stellar LP Utopia out to the elements of regional Australia on a 16-date tour across four weeks this January. The Utopia Regional Tour kicks off on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, heading down the New South Wales coast, in through country and coastal Victoria, before heading across to Western Australia.

With recent headlines proving that he’s often imitated but never replicated, seeing Sixty live is an electrifying experience, whether it’s on world festival stages or at his own headline shows. The Utopia Regional Tour is the continuation of Sixty’s Utopia Tour, which hit capital cities nationwide this past September, and is the first chance for regional fans to see him up close and personal to perform all his latest hits including, “Price Of Fame” (feat. Gossling), “Live It Up” (feat. PEZ), the game-changer “Sixavelli” (feat. Lunar C), and more.

Following on from 2012’s Falling And Flying, the double-platinum smash album that resulted in Sixty’s meteoric rise to fame, Utopia as an album is both precise and passionate, and a bold step forward for Sixty. Utopia is the soundscape to a young man’s life who found himself growing up and facing his demons in the public eye, dealing with the double-edged sword of fame; the perils of flying too high and the vulnerability it causes behind closed doors.

360 - THE UTOPIA REGIONAL TOUR with Special Guests
Friday 16th January
Doyalson RSL
Pacific Hwy, Doyalson, NSW 2262
Tickets on sale 9am Friday November 14th from http://tinyurl.com/360doylo




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