Tuesday, 22 November 2011

GQ Man of the Year Awards To Be At Opera House Sydney - 21st November 2011

Ladies and gentlemen... it's that time of the year again. Enter the GQ (Gentlemen's Quarterly) Man Of The Year Awards.

Rachael Taylor holds the position as leading lady for the event however Alex O'Loughlin is arguably the biggest-name man headed home for tomorrow's GQ Man of the Year Awards.

We only have to travel a wee way across from Sydney but the Hawaii Five-O star gets in from Hawaii tomorrow (if you believe the rumours). Twilight Saga's Kellan Lutz and partner Sharni Vinson will jet in from Los Angeles.

Australia is in for a treat with a massive amount of international stars set to headline the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards.

GQ Australia editor, and newly anointed Editor of the Year, Nicholas Smith, in association with Chivas, will host the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Sydney Opera House. An exclusive black-tie dinner and awards ceremony will be attended by 250 guests and MC’ed by Wil Anderson, with an after party to follow in the GQ Lounge.

Celebrating Australia’s leading actors, comedians, musicians, sportsmen, fashion designers and visionaries, the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards, in association with Chivas, welcomes back home-grown international celebrities Joel Edgerton, Alex O’Loughlin, and Rachael Taylor and comedian Jason Gann. Also on the guest list are actor Hugh Sheridan, chef Manu Feildel, swimmer James Magnussen and The Project’s Charlie Pickering. Adding further star power to the night are the presenters including David Jones Ambassador Megan Gale, chef Pete Evans, actor Jack Thompson, Sydney FC’s Brett Emerton, media personality Steve Vizard and author Tara Moss.

Also, heading to Australia to attend GQ Men of the Year Awards 2011 is star of Twilight Breaking Dawn, Kellan Lutz and his Australian girlfriend Sharni Vinson.

The 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards, in association with Chivas, comprise 18 categories across entertainment, fashion, the arts, sport, media and philanthropy. Also, for the first time, there is a Woman of the Year category, recognising the achievements of GQ Australia’s favourite Australian leading lady.

For the third year, GQ Australia will present the Men of Chivalry Award, sponsored by Chivas. The award recognises the outstanding achievements of everyday Australian men who have shown true character, performed courageous acts or engaged in honourable quests.

The GQ gentleman always looks his best in a dinner suit and the art deco themed styling for the event will reflect the grandeur of a time when gentlemen were gentlemen and dinner suits were commonplace. In contrast, striking a balance of modernity will be an onstage performance by indie band Guineafowl.

Guests will sup on a menu created by Matt Moran, the highlight of which will be pearl meat canap├ęs and a unique pairing of Baci chocolates with Chivas whisky.

The highlight of the evening is always the announcement of the 2011 GQ Man of the Year. 

Following the tradition set last year, the winner will be congratulated with a traditional Scottish toast featuring rare 25-year-old Chivas whisky, and presented with an OMEGA De Ville Hour Vision Calibre 8500 valued at $8,300.

To ensure they arrive looking their award-winning best, nominees will be transported to the ceremony in cars provided by Range Rover, having had the opportunity to stop by the American Crew Grooming Room at the Shangri-La.

The GQ Men of the Year Awards comes at the end of a hugely successful year for the title, which has cemented its place as the premium men’s lifestyle brand with the continued success of GQ and phenomenal growth of GQ Style. Also, in a crowning achievement to a great year, GQ editor Nicholas Smith was named Editor of the Year at the Publishers Award Excellence Awards on November 11.

The GQ Men of the Year 2011 commemorative issue goes on sale November 23, 2011.


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Roxette To Play 3rd Sydney Australia Show On 25 February 2012


Sunday 20 November 2011 – Crash! Boom! Bang! Make some noise because Live Nation are thrilled to announce that due to an overwhelming sell-out-in-thirty-minutes-style response, ultra-80s Swedish pop rock duo Roxette have decided to extend their Australian tour and will perform a third and final Sydney show on Saturday 25 February 2012!

Hello, you fool, Roxette clearly loves you, and has answered your call! The legendary pop duo are ecstatic with the response from their Australian fans and have confirmed the additional date to ensure that no fans miss out.

The show is smack bang in the middle of the world’s most flamboyant celebration of gay pride - Mardi Gras! So if you fancy a break from the sea of fancy floats and outrageous costumes, look sharp and make a bee-line to the Entertainment Centre for some heroic sing-along choruses, karaoke bar anthems and some good old-fashioned rock stagecraft that will bring you to your knees!

If you missed out last time, whatcha gonna tell your mother now? - Let me go...! So grab your tickets, listen to your heart, get yourself dressed for success and get ready for the big time baby as you join the joyride with Roxette in 2012!

Roxette have topped the charts three times in Australia with singles It Must Have Been Love, Joyride and The Look. Look Sharp went to number two on the Australian album charts in 1988. Joyride followed in 1991 also reaching number two. Roxette’s next albums, Tourism and Crash! Boom! Bang!, both reached number 3 on the Australian album charts while their first greatest hits album Don’t Bore Us, Get To The Chorus landed in the Australian top ten in 1995. With a catalogue of mega hits including It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen To Your Heart, How Do You Do, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success and The Look, this tour is set to be one of THE live events of the 2012 calendar.

Joining Roxette for these special Australian shows are 1927. Their 1989 album …Ish is one of the highest selling debut albums by an Australian band. 1927’s hit singles If I Could, That’s When I Think of You, You’ll Never Know and Compulsory Hero still remain radio favourites more than 20 years after their release.




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