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SSC Newspaper : October 2010
cene S STRATHFIELD THE BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE 09 FOOD The Spring Fair 15 BUSINESS Strathfield's Job Gurus 18 WHAT'S ON IN OCTOBER Music, theatre, arts... China's 'dolphin queen' comes to town By Bernadette Chua Starting a singing career in front of millions of television viewers and then appearing on e Oprah Win ey Show at the age of 23 only happens to the most talented of young performers. e extraordinary Jane Zhang, China's singing superstar, will be performing at the Acer Arena in a glamorous and spectacular show set to blow audiences away. Gracing Sydney for the very rst time, Zhang is one of China's most popular contemporary artists and has sold millions of copies of her four albums. A er making her American debut on e Oprah Win ey Show last year, Zhang's highly anticipated performance is set to dazzle her Australian audience. At the tender age of 21, Zhang auditioned for the television show, Super Girl, China's equivalent to Australian Idol where she was placed in the top three contestants. Since her success on the show, Zhang's melodic and soulful voice has o en been compared to sopranos such as Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Sarah Brightman. A er winning over the hearts of her Chinese audience Zhang then made her American debut singing I Still Believe with producer Gavin Christopher who has worked with major talents such as Grandmaster Flash and Mariah Carey. In 2007, Zhang was invited by the World Peace One organisation to join 100 world renowned pop artists such as U2, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Green Day and others to record the song Give Your Love. e recording of the song was to bring performers of all di erent backgrounds and cultures to collaborate and send a message of a peaceful world community. Zhang has had a stella career, since winning the Best Singer Award at the 2007 Music Chart Awards. Dubbed the Dolphin Queen because of her expansive singing range, Zhang is said to be one of the best new talents to come out of China in recent years. Her repertoire includes not just Mandarin ballads, but famous Cantonese, Spanish and English songs such as Don't Cry for Me Argentina and I Still Believe. Moving away from the Chinese pop scene, Zhang has created her own unique musical style by fusing R&B and jazz into her new album, Believe in Jane. e new album is a mixture of Mandarin and English ballads and was released in February this year. Zhang has also collaborated with some of the world's best producers such as Craig Williams, who is the composer for e Oprah Win ey Show, and with Peter Hyams who has worked with Celine Dion. With 15 number one singles and four albums to her name there appears to be no stopping this talented, young singer. Jane Zhang , Acer Arena, Sydney Olympic Park October 9. Book online: www.ticketek.com.au Platinum: $238, Gold: $188, Silver: 138, Bronze: $78. OPEN: MON--SAT 8AM--6.30PM / SUN 10AM--4PM 27 BURLINGTON ROAD, HOMEBUSH. Ph 9746 2886 $2 3 for each $7.99 pkt 69c Kg Kg Kg $7.49 $1.99 2 litres Limits apply FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES DELI CAFE WITH OUTDOOR SEATING CONTINENTAL GROCERIES 99c Pineapples English Spinach Butternut Pumpkins Coon Colby Cheese Trident Rice Crackers Lite Ham Bacon Pieces Dairy Choice Milk DAVID’S $3.99 c 79 750g Specials valid from Tuesday 12th Oct until Sunday 17 Oct -- while stocks last