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SSC Newspaper : SS9 February 2011
By Bernadette Chua R eturning to Australia by popular demand for a third toe-tapping, jiving and swinging concert, Canadian-born jazz-based superstar Michael Bublé will be appearing at Acer Arena in a performance expected to dazzle. His Crazy Love tour, promoting Bublé’s last album by the same name, features original hits like Haven’t Met You Yet and Hold On. The three-time Grammy award-winning artist’s album has already gone five-times platinum in Australia and is close to selling five million copies worldwide. This will be Bublé’s eighth visit to Australia and he can’t get enough. Famed for his deep crooning voice and his covers of romantic ballads from the likes Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin, Bublé’s repertoire is likely to include popular old favourites like Sway, Come Fly With Me, Fever, Kissing A Fool and Save the Last Dance for Me. But Bublé is a part of a new wave of jazz singers who have not just attracted the old, but also much of the younger generation, with his ability to connect and entertain his audiences. Well-known for mingling with his fans during the concerts, it’s not an unusual sight to see Bublé serenading swooning girls and women. And Bublé absolutely loves what he does. “I just love getting in front of people. It’s so important to be in touch with your audience,” said Bublé in an inter view. “They ’ve paid their money, I want them to be entertained. If they want to cry or laugh or dance or sing or yell, they can do whatever they want. “My responsibility is just to take them away.” Bublé is most commonly known to croon about lost love and the joy of finding it once again, but the artist says he did some soul- searching to produce this album. Bublé’s album tells of a story of a man who has been torn apart by love. The story behind Crazy Love tells of his painful breakup with British actress Emily Blunt and how he found love again. “My songs have always been about love,” said Bublé. “Mine and everyone else’s. But this time it was a little more extreme, I dug deeper – way deeper.” At Acer Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, February 14, 15 and 17. Book online at www. ticketek.com.au. Tickets: Diamond: $149, Gold: $119, Silver: $90. 18 Strathfield Scene “I just love getting in front of people. It’s so important to be in touch with your audience.” Michael Bublé FEBRUARY 2010 what’s on Crazy in love with Michael Bublé CommunIty BulletIn Board council activities NEEd A JP? Justice of the Peace services are available at the Strathfield Library every Wednesday between 11am-noon and on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30pm. LIBRARY SERvIcES A home library service is available to residents unable to visit the Strathfield Library due to disability or lack of mobility. volunteers deliver pre-selected materials to residents on a fortnightly or monthly basis. There is also a community bus service to the library on the first Wednesday of each month. A volunteer travels on the bus to assist residents. For further information contact the Strathfield Library and Information centre on 8762 0222. FRIENdShIP GRoUP come along to a weekly Friendship Group at St Thomas’ church hall in Enfield. The group meets 11am to 2pm each Tuesday. Phone Neil on 9642 4564 or david on 8214 8397. SUPPoRT oLdER PEoPLE older residents are being encouraged to put themselves on a police register. The service is free and confidential. Every fortnight, a volunteer telephones those on the register to check on their wellbeing. Phone Flemington Local Area Police command on 9646 8691. RoTARY cLUB SESSIoNS The Strathfield Rotary club meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Strathfield Golf club, 84 centenary drive; 9642 0326. EASY ENGLISh coNvERSATIoN cLASSES Free easy English conversation classes for school students restart for 2011. The classes give students the opportunity to practise structured and unstructured conversation skills. classes are held every Tuesday night during the school term from 7:30 to 9pm at St. Johns Anglican church, 93 Newton Road, Strathfield West. For more information, call Shelly on 9763 1932 or Jenny on 9746 8777. cREATE SAFER GARdENS Garden Aid (www.iwna. com.au) is a non-profit project assisting financially disadvantaged and socially isolated people who are frail or living with a disability to convert their gardens into more low-maintenance areas. The service uses volunteer labour. It is not a professional gardening service. The service costs $25 per day, plus tip fees. There is a waiting list. Phone 9799 5099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . PAINTING cLASSES The Strathfield West Senior citizens club will be running beginners’ painting classes on Mondays from 10am to 12pm at the Strathfield community centre, 1B Bates Street, homebush. Free for members; new members can join for $10. Small costs for morning tea or to arrange a pickup and drop-off service. The Strathfield council community Bus leaves Strathfield Station to the venue. For more information, call Marlene on 9746 1037. ■ ChInese new year To welcome in the Year of the Rabbit, Strathfield council is holding celebrations for chinese New Year. Today homebush West becomes a bustling scene, with lion dancers on parade down henley Road and firecrackers set off. Road closures will be in force at The crescent and henley Road. date: Friday 4 February; Time: 10am to 1pm; Cost: Free. ■ treadIng lIghtly: organIC Food and eCo shoppIng tour discover organic stores within your local area. Strathfield council is running an organic food and eco shopping session to inform residents about the health, economic and environmental benefits of buying and eating organic food. The workshop will also include a tasting so you can judge the difference between organic and non-organic foods. date: Sunday February 5; Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm; venue: high Street community Library, 64 high Street, Strathfield; Cost: Free. For more information, call Strathfield council on 9748 9999. ■ growers For greenspaCe Learn how to propagate and grow native plants in your own backyard, courtyard or balcony. The plants grown will be used for re-vegetation projects across the projects across the Parramatta River catchment. The 2011 training sessions will be held on Saturdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 February, and 2 and 9 April 2011; and on Tuesdays 8 and 29 March, and 3 May 2011, at various venues. For more information, call Strathfield council on 9748 9999.