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Hello, I am DjPault. This blog is dedicated to Olivia Newton-John. I have been hopelessly devoted to Olivia ever since my aunt took me to see "Grease" in 1978 when I was eight years old. On this blog you'll find rare pictures, the latest news and more. I also run an 80's remix blog called Burning The Ground so come visit me there too.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Preview: Olivia Live In Sydney


OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN:
LIVE FROM SYDNEY!

Exclusive Premiere
Tuesday, October 2 at 8 pm

on WLIW21 New York Public Television
with Olivia LIVE in the studio!



Australian pop legend Olivia Newton-John joins WLIW21 live in the studio for the exclusive premiere of her first public television special OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! Tuesday, October 2 at 8 pm. Filmed at the Sydney Opera House in March 2006, the homecoming concert features career-spanning hits from Olivia’s early country music beginnings (“Let Me Be There,” “I Honestly Love You”) to the sing-along classics that cemented her pop icon status in Grease and Xanadu that are thrilling new audiences on Broadway today (“You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Magic,” “Xanadu”). Backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the beloved songbird also reinvents her ’80s smash “Physical” and covers Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! premieres nationwide on public television December 2007 (check local listings or contact your local PBS station).

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Christmas Wish Wallpapers

Olivia Newton-John
"C
hristmas Wish"

This is one of my favorite CD covers. I think it really captures Olivia.
Here are Some New Wallpapers Of The CD Cover.

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COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! OLIVIA

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Born in Cambridge, England in 1948

Happy Birthday Olivia we wish you all of the best. Thank you for inspiring and being such a great role model. You have made a great difference in the lives of many. Thank You.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Olivia "Live In Sydney!" PBS Premiere

UPDATED:
September, 26th, 2007



Exclusive Premiere Tuesday, October 2 at 8 pm

on WLIW21 New York Public Television
with Olivia LIVE in the studio!

A
ustralian pop legend Olivia Newton-John joins WLIW21 live in the studio for the exclusive premiere of her first public television special OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! Tuesday, October 2 at 8 pm. Filmed at the Sydney Opera House in March 2006, the homecoming concert features career-spanning hits from Olivia’s early country music beginnings (“Let Me Be There,” “I Honestly Love You”) to the sing-along classics that cemented her pop icon status in Grease and Xanadu that are thrilling new audiences on Broadway today (“You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Magic,” “Xanadu”). Backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the beloved songbird also reinvents her ’80s smash “Physical” and covers Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! premieres nationwide on public television December 2007 (check local listings or contact your local PBS station).

Song List
“Have You Never Been Mellow”
“Don’t Stop Believing”
“Magic”
“Xanadu”
Country Medley: “If Not for You,” “Let Me Be There,” “Please Mr. Please,” “Jolene,” “If You Love Me”
“Suddenly”
“Physical”
“You’re the One That I Want”
“Hopelessly Devoted to You”
“Summer Nights”
“I Honestly Love You” During the broadcast, viewers can support WLIW21’s decision to air this kind of music programming by calling 1.800.767.2121 or visiting www.wliw.org (click “pledge online” then search “Olivia”) and making a donation. There are various “thank you” gifts including a DVD of the concert with over one-hour of additional songs and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as WLIW21 membership benefits like discounts to local museums.

If you do not live in the New York metro-area, you can contact your local PBS station at www.pbs.org/stationfinder to find airdates in your area for OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: LIVE FROM SYDNEY! this December. If your station does not have this concert scheduled, let them know you want to see OLIVIA on TV in your town! Once a station sees public demand for a show it might convince them to add it to their schedule.

We hope you will spread the word to fellow music fans about this public television special and support future broadcasts! Thank you for your support!

Musicians: Andy Timmons (guitar/vocals), Dan Wojciechowski (drums), Lee Hendricks (bass), Catherine Marx (keys), Warren Ham (horns/vocals), Carmella Ramsey and Steve Real (background vocals).
Sydney Orchestra Conductor/Arranger: Rick King. Director of the Sydney Symphony: Baz Archer.
Presented nationally by WLIW New York. Produced by: Mark Kalbfeld and Jim Shea. Executive Producer: Mark Hartley. Director of Photography: Jim Shea.

WLIW21’s signal reaches New York City’s five boroughs; Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Orange counties in New York; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties in New Jersey; and Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Stay Tuned For More Updates.
Source: Olivia Newton-John Official Site


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Olivia Entertainment Tonight interview

Olivia on "Frosted Pink"
Entertainment Tonight interview

Olivia taped a performance of "A Mother's Christmas Wish" from her upcoming holiday CD "Christmas Wish" for the ABC special "Frosted Pink" - which will air on October 14th (check local listings).


The show, which is aimed to bring awareness to various women's cancers will then be rebroadcast on the STYLE NETWORK.

To support the special, Entertainment Tonight was on set with Olivia and the interview with her will air in two parts on Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21st.

Olivia is also included as part of a feature story on FROSTED PINK in USA TODAY on Thursday, September 20th.



Olivia Newton-John and The Sydney Symphony DVD

Australian concert DVD
to be released Dec 4 2007

Philippe Roumila
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Olivia Newton-John with the Sydney Symphony DVD is scheduled for release on December 4 2007 This is the recording of Olivia's March 2006 concerts in Sydney, Australia.

Source: Only Olivia

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Magazine Archive: Olivia Newton-John's trip to Alaska, Written By Olivia 1991


My Favorite Place - Special Advertising Section

Sunset Magazine, Nov, 1991 by Olivia Newton-John

I
discovered Alaska when my husband, an avid outdoorsman, and I headed out with two close friends to this beautiful, pristine land.

My first impression of Alaska is still with me. I remember the incredible smell of pine; it was heady and overwhelming. We were so taken with this scent that we pressed fresh pine needles and cones into our luggage to take home to our children.


When we arrived near Ketchikan, which is considered a busy tourist area, we began to feel revived after our journey from the mainland. There were no real signs of people about, and as we gazed at the exquisite sunset that night the skies nurtured our citified soul

In the morning, we hopped aboard a small seaplane and flew to Naha Bay. From above we saw lakes in the tops of the craters, and waterfalls and greenery like I had never seen! The sky was filled with seabirds, their cries so loud we could hardly hear ourselves speak. We landed on a shimmering, clear blue lake, and our pilot pointed us in the direction of the trail that would lead us to our destination.

The first signpost we came to had bear-claw marks on it. "There's a bear close, be careful," warned our guide, provoking a lot of nervous laughter.

Wildlife thrives

in this fertile terrain

I remember everything so vividly; my senses were perfectly alert and attuned with nature. We walked down a very narrow and winding trail that took us near a waterfall where three black bears were catching spawning salmon with their paws and mouths. We watched them lumber back to their caves, returning again and again to the water to find food. They noticed us watching them as they fattened up for the winter but seemed unperturbed by our presence.

We watched the salmon swim upstream. The sight was primitive and beautiful, yet sad because many couldn't make it to the top of the stream. There, the salmon lay in pairs in ponds where they laid their eggs, thousands of them in perfect symmetry. As we headed back to the plane, a porcupine shuffled across our path.

That night we sat around a campfire on an isolated, sandy white beach and beheld one of the most incredible phenomena in the world. As we sat singing songs in the crisp, star-filled night, the northern lights danced across the sky. I was once again reminded of nature's power and beauty. I knew tomorrow would be another glorious day.

We spent several more days in Alaska at a remote fishing retreat, where we bathed in natural sulfur springs. Young dall porpoises, with their faces in a permanent smile, raced to play with us in the wake of our fishing boat. We saw schools of killer whales, and on the shores of the bay stood timber wolves.


Looking back, I'll never forget seeing a bald eagle for the first time. We took photos of this magnificent specimen. He swept across the ravine, his call cutting to my very core. How unfortunate that these birds have been driven, poached and hunted almost to extinction in most of the United States. What a blessing it is that they are protected and thriving in Alaska.

During my time in Alaska, many people approached me with their environmental concerns. Alaskans are fiercely proud of their home but are losing the battle against the consequences of mining and deforestation. When the trees are cut down, the natural shade that protects the spawning grounds of the salmon is lost, and their eggs are killed by the heat, threatening the balance of nature as well as the vital fishing industry.

Seeing Alaska's plight only reinforced my desire to help save the pristine areas of the world, which are becoming so few and far between.

My way of doing this is to encourage everyone to encounter and embrace Mother Earth. For once you do, you will feel, as her children, the desire to protect her.

COPYRIGHT 1991 Sunset Publishing Corp.
COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Christmas Wish - CD Pre-Order Ships September 25, 2007

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
"CHRISTMAS WISH"
New CD


featuring guest stars Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, David Foster, Jann Arden and Jim Brickman

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER!

Four-time Grammy Award winner and music legend Olivia Newton-John returns with a beautiful holiday CD just in time for the season. The 22-track CD features a collection of new songs and classic favorites produced by Amy Sky. Among the selections are 12 glorious vocal tracks and 10 musical interludes, as well as performances by guest stars Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, David Foster, Jann Arden, Marc Jordan and Jim Brickman.

SPECIAL ONLINE OFFER:
Be one of the first 300 to order the CD and get your copy AUTOGRAPHED. (NOTE: A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this autographed CD will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Center.)

The CD will not be available in stores until November 1st but, you can be the first to get your copy by pre-ordering today. (CDs ordered online will ship on 9/25/07).

SONG LIST:
1. O Come, All Ye Faithful
2. Interlude: Angels We Have Heard On High
3. Everytime It Snows featuring Jon Secada
4. Interlude: Away In A Manger
5. We Three Kings
6. Interlude: The First Noel
7. A Mother’s Christmas Wish featuring Jim Brickman
8. Interlude: Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring
9. Angels In The Snow
10. Interlude: What Child Is This?
11. Silent Night featuring Jann Arden
12. Interlude: O Come Emmanuel
13. All Through The Night featuring Michael McDonald
14. Interlude: Little Drummer Boy
15. Underneath The Same Sky
16. Interlude: O Christmas Tree
17. Little Star of Bethlehem
18. Interlude: Deck The Halls
19. Instrument of Peace
20. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
21. Christmas On My Radio
22. A Gift Of Love featuring Barry Manilow

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Olivia/Brickman track is a B&N exclusive

Olivia on Jim Brickman Exclusive CD.

This is the Official word from Barnes & Noble
this exclusive CD will feature the Olivia Newton-John track,
"A Mothers Christmas Wish"

Homecoming [B&N Exclusive Version]

1 Thanksgiving
2 Good King Wenceslas
3 Coming Home For Christmas
4 Gathering
5 Deck The Halls
6 Joy
7 I Heard The Bells on Chrstmas Day
8 Still Nacht
9 I Saw Three Ships
10 Bethlehem
11 My Angel
12 Auld Lang Syne
13 Coming Home For Christmas (Country Mix)
14 A Mother's Christmas Wish / Olivia Newton John / Exclusive Bonus Track

To Buy: Jim Brickman "Homecoming" [B&N Exclusive]

Saturday, September 8, 2007

New Olivia Photos

New Photos Of Olivia,
Possibly For New Christmas CD.


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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Healthy Pet Magazine

Olivia
In Healthy Pet Magazine


Olivia and some of her furry family are featured in the Fall Issue Of "Healthy Pet Magazine" Look for it on News Stands Now. Cick Images To Enlarge

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