0 Comments Who is Dolly Parton’s sister Stella? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The sister of country music singer Dolly Parton has been confirmed for the new series of Celebrity MasterChef. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/who-is-dolly-partons-sister-stella-36911566.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article36911561.ece/549dc/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_251d97d3-307d-474e-87c3-a6e28161a5d4_1 Email The sister of country music singer Dolly Parton has been confirmed for the new series of Celebrity MasterChef. Stella Parton has been named in a 20-strong line-up that includes Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and England cricketer Monty Panesar. She will be hoping to impress the BBC One cooking competition’s judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode. But just who is Stella Parton? How old is she? Stella Mae Parton was born on May 4 1949 in the city of Sevierville in Tennessee. The 69-year-old is … [Read more...] about Who is Dolly Parton’s sister Stella?
Huddersfield Light Opera Company 9 to 5 The Musical: LBT By David Lockwood Most people I’m sure will be familiar with the song 9 to 5 recorded by country and western legend Dolly Parton. However, few will be aware that Dolly was also responsible for writing the music and lyrics for several other numbers which form the basis of the 1980s film and subsequent musical of the same name. And it was surely the chance to do something very modern (it premiered in Los Angeles in 2008) and different which attracted Huddersfield Light Opera to give it the amateur premier in the Kirklees area. In truth, it’s more of a comedy play/farce set to music rather than a traditional musical which makes it all the more entertaining and very enjoyable. It’s largely a five-hander about three office workers, Doralee Rhodes, Violet Newstead and Judy Bernly, who team up to gain revenge on their sexist, lying bigot of a boss, Franklyn Hart jnr, and his smarmy sidekick, Roz Keith. Alicia Walsh in … [Read more...] about Here’s how Dolly Parton is giving Huddersfield audiences plenty of laughs
1. When did you think about becoming a comedian and what were your first steps into it?There was no definite moment that I thought, "Guess what? I'm going to be a comedian." It was something that just happened after I heard that the 3,000th person had been killed here in Northern Ireland in our Troubles. As a fan of James Young, I wrote a poignant monologue about it in his style that I subsequently read out on BBC Radio Ulster. I then started to write humorous stuff and bit by bit, gig by gig, I progressed to being in the entertainment business full time.2. Best gigs you've been to?Not a great attender of gigs as I am usually busy but probably Dolly Parton in the then Odyssey Arena.3. Fantasy wedding/birthday party band?Creedence Clearwater Revival or Mumford and Sons.4. The record you'd take to a desert island?The original soundtrack recording of Phantom of The Opera.5. And the book?The Bible.6. Top three films?Dead Poets Society, Schindler's List, The Sound of Music.7. Worst film … [Read more...] about Arts Q&A: Comedian William Caulfield on James Young, Dolly Parton and homemade mince and spuds
Dolly Parton’s colourful 9 to 5 - The Musical has its Huddersfield premiere this spring. The show, recently released for amateur companies, enjoyed a run on Broadway from 2009, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards, and then made a tour of the UK back in 2012 in a production starring Jackie Clune and Bonnie Langford. But it’s never been seen in our corner of West Yorkshire before. Set in the late 1970s, the musical’s action takes place in a typing office overseen by Franklin Hart Jnr, a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot, who thrills in taking advantage of his head female office staff, in particular his top assistant Violet. However, Violet and her co-workers are plotting comical ways of ‘doing him in’ when a freak incident occurs, offering them the opportunity to get revenge. Franklin is kidnapped and trapped in his own house, while his employees assume control of his department and boost productivity. But just how long can they keep him … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 comes to Huddersfield
It has been one year since a reading program developed by American country singer Dolly Parton was first introduced in the district. And to mark the scheme's first anniversary, a family fun day will be held for children in the area it supports. The project, called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, sends books to children in Airedale and Ferry Fryston from birth until they begin school.It is open to families with children born after September 1 2016.A babies and toddlers fun day will be held at Airedale Library on May 16, to mark the scheme's first anniversary.Families in the area are invited to attend the event, which will include entertainment and activities such as stories, arts and crafts and a 'Move with Peppa' dance session. Speaking when the scheme launched on May 3 last year, Dr Linda Harris, chief executive at Spectrum Community Health CIC, said: “It’s great to see a project like this giving babies a fun and educational way to start life.”The Imagination … [Read more...] about Fun day will mark one year of Dolly Parton reading scheme