Thin Lizzy in town
Announced as part of the biggest rock tour this summer with KISS and Motley Crue, Irish rockers Thin Lizzy will also be taking to the stage for headline shows in NSW and Queensland.
Australian fans will see the line-up that has been winning over fans and critics alike for the past two years.
The fiery Dublin band, led by the incomparable Phil Lynott, influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back In Town and Don't Believe A Word.
Details: Penrith Panthers, March 8, 7.30pm. Tickets: Adults $76.50, child $76.50.
Bookings: 4720 5555.
Brian McFadden will take to the stage at Penrith Panthers on Saturday, March 9, performing from his latest album The Irish Connection.
The new album is a tribute to McFadden's favourite Irish artists such as U2, The Cranberries, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Mary Black and Damian Rice.
To read the full story go to penrithstar.com.au.
At just 21, Blue Mountains resident Joe Dicker enticed his dancer wife, Carol, to travel to Vietnam in a rock band to entertain American troops during the Vietnam War. They sang and danced for 18 months.
"Memories of being evacuated from a base at the end of our final song to waiting helicopters, packing equipment quickly, then watching from the air as the base — including the troops we had just performed to — was blown to smithereens," Joe said.
Directed by Carol, Shakespeare's romp The Taming of the Shrew cast includes father Joe, daughter Sam and both grandchildren.
Details: Joan Sutherland Centre, March 8-9.
Hania Radvan has been appointed as chief executive officer Penrith Performing & Visual Arts.
Ms Radvan has had 25 years' experience as an arts management professional in venues, performing arts groups and within the government.
Her professional experience covers venue management, ticketing, audience development, marketing, touring support, arts program design, delivery and review, policy development and grants management.
March 8: The Noughties, Red Cow Hotel, 8-11pm
March 9: Errol Buddle Quintet, Penrith RSL Club, 2-5pm
Jellybean Jam, Penrith RSL Club, 9pm-1am.
Big Rich, Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, 8.30-11.30pm.
March 10: Feral Swing Katz, Penrith RSL Club, 2-5pm.