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Pictured: Top: Italian actress Monica Bellucci will serve as master of ceremonies of this year’s 70th anniversary Cannes Film Festival. She will preside over the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival in May. The ceremonial duties will mark a return for Bellucci, who previously served as master of ceremonies in 2003. She was also a member of the jury in 2006.

Bottom: Australian singing star Mark Vincent has released an album paying tribute to his idol Mario Lanza.

Campari, the iconic red Italian bittersweet apéritif, has announced Campari Red Diaries; a holistic ®evolution to the late Campari Calendar. Representing a step-change in the brand’s communication, Campari Red Diaries brings to life the powerful ethos that “every cocktail tells a story”, celebrating cocktails as a form of art and a powerful vehicle for expression by shining a light on the experiences and emotions that inspire bartenders to create and share their craft. See our story about the behind the scenes shots for Campari's 2017 calendar in the Celebrity section.

Miss World is the largest and most esteemed beauty pageant in the world featuring over 142 countries. With its catchphrase Beauty with a Purpose promoting goodwill and charity amongst some of the world’s most intelligent and beautiful women alike the successors of the competition are continuously exceeding expectations of sophistication. The Top 5 from the 2017 Miss World Australia event will be lucky enough to experience the rich culture Thailand has to offer.

David Jones has announced Gap as the latest brand to join its stable of contemporary designers. Operated in Australia by the Oroton Group with six stores across NSW and VIC, Gap will now be available online broadening the department store’s current e-commerce offering of women, men, active, and kid’s apparel for customers across the country.

Break out the black tie and ball gowns, because the date for TV’s night of nights for 2017 has been set! The 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne. Everyone around the country can join in on the action, as the awards will once again be telecast on the Nine Network all across Australia.

Just when you thought Cruise ‘n Groove 2017 couldn’t get any more exciting, joining Australia’s biggest retro music festival at sea are pop heavyweights KC and The Sunshine Band, known as one of the biggest hit-makers of the disco era and credited with changing the sound of modern pop music. Check it out in Music Wrap section.

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November, 2017.


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Mario Lanza - The Best of Everything

Mario Lanza’s voice was one for the ages and The Best of Everything captures it in all its stunning, unforgettable glory. He was one of the greatest singers of all time.

Mark Vincent - A Tribute to Mario Lanza

To do justice to the legend of Lanza, you still need a very good voice capable of hitting the right notes, and that's where Mark Vincent comes into his own as a modern day tenor. He does himself proud with his fresh takes on these tracks and has cemented himself as an opera star of the future.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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