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Don’t Stop Believing: Moving Panoramas’ Leslie Sisson Overcomes the Trauma That Birthed In Two
Sophomore LP spins a sequel to the shoegazers’ extraordinary journey
"...of two years from when we began recording. From Olivia Newton-John to Sinéad O'Connor..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Music Feature by Leslie Sisson

Rollergirl
A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star! You are a muse on eight wheels! You are roller skating!
"...about the giant oscillating fans, you are thinking about Olivia Newton John's lilt and sway in the greatest roller-skating..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Sarah Hepola

Xanadu
"...Directed by: Robert Greenwald. Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck. Handing over this..."

April 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Live Shots
"...Erwin Center. No, we're talking about Henryk Gorecki and Olivia Newton-John, two disparate musical sources that framed the Smashing..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Music Feature

The AggreGAYtor: October 3
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John’s new Christmas collaboration finally answers what happened to..."

Oct. 3, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

It Came From Down Under
Aussie films swarm SXSW 09
"...the names Russell Crowe, Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman, or Olivia Newton-John. But away from Hollywood, the lucky country is..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Darcie Stevens

Hopelessly Devoted to 'Grease'
"I was born to Hand Jive, baby, and that's not even a euphemism," says Sarah Hepola, explaining the continuing appeal of camp classic, Grease. Project Transitions and the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will host a sing-along performance of Grease this weekend at the Paramount.
"...Fictitious though they were, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were like our own Elizabeth Taylor and Richard..."

July 25, 2003 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
The Fox News Channel's "fair and balanced " reporting is put to the test in this partisan documentary.
"...is nothing if not interesting: He helmed the 1980 Olivia Newton-John/Gene Kelly musical Xanadu before moving on to the..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Beaver Trilogy
"...The Beaver Trilogy documents one small-town dreamer's makeover as Olivia Newton-John. Other segments offer inspired takeoffs on this drag..."

Jan. 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bootmen
"...his brother (Worthington) are in love with the same Olivia Newton John-lookalike tart (Lee), an' the steelmen are all..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Something Old, Something New, Something Eighties, Something P.U.
Scanlines' Summer Rentals, Games, and Favorites
"...Did someone mention Xanadu (1980, D: Robert Greenwald; with Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, Gene Kelly, Sandahl Bergman)?..."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...D: Randal Kleiser; with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conway, Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon...."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

Just Another Manic Monday
The Alamo Drafthouse's music / film synergy: Music Mondays and more
"...in a Big Bird suit doing dirty deeds to Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" and a guy in bike shorts thrusting..."

July 7, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Sensational Saga of Mr. Sinus
Picking up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 skewers the movies of our childhood to sold-out crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse.
"...suggested taking on Xanadu -- starring his eighth-grade crush Olivia Newton-John -- the floodgates opened...."

Aug. 10, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Old Friends/Bookends
Sex, drugs, and rock & roll. And books.
"...as if I were at Inner Sanctum asking for Olivia Newton-John records...."

Dec. 7, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Trickery Flickery Mock
Master Pancake makes the movies hurt so good
"...Erler: And for the halftime skit, I played Olivia Newton-John, and I had a dress that came up..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Alan Pappé: In Memoriam
The man who gave us thousands of memorable images from Hollywood and the music scene has passed
"...Remember that iconic image of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John on the soundtrack album for the movie Grease..."

May 16, 2008 Arts Feature

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...With songs devoted to folks like John Hughes and Olivia Newton-John, they spare us the irony that such backward..."

March 7, 2003 Music Feature

Exhibitionism
The Dog Show: Our Bowsers, Ourselves
"...us have seen played out by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: the Sandra Dee-esque Sandy falls in love with..."

April 25, 1997 Arts Review

Private Dancers
Watching (bad) movies with Mr. Sinus
"..."XANADU." Directed by Robert Greenwald. With Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, and James Sloyan. 1980...."

Aug. 10, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Dancing About Architecture
Dejadisc All Under Again
"...Grease, I'm assuming that the "Sandy" in question is Olivia Newton-John's character in the film. Personally, all I know..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Music Column

Top 40 Vices Playlist
A walk on the wild side with songs of the seven deadly sins
"...1973 chart-topper has been covered by artists ranging from Olivia Newton-John to Miley Cyrus, with the song's insecurity and..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Fashion Camp
Jen DM & Rick Gradone of Hi Fashion tell all
"...Chicks On Speed, Kathleen Hanna, Debbie Harry, Cindy Sherman, Olivia Newton John, Bette Midler… Is Prince a queer icon?..."

June 26, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Marshall Chapman’s Back in Town – Tonight!
Lapsed debutante’s rug-burn music for sexagenarians
"...Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, Jessi Colter, John Hiatt, Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Irma Thomas, Ronnie Milsap, and Sawyer Brown, who..."

Nov. 13, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Grease
"...Directed by: Randal Kleiser. Starring: Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and Didi..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Toast to an Artspace About Art
Pro-Jex's Tunnel of Art on Fifth Street Was More Than a Gallery, Much More
"...tight shot of a pompadoured John Travolta cheek-to-cheek with Olivia Newton-John on the cover of the Grease soundtrack became..."

April 3, 1998 Arts Feature by John Spong

TexARTS' Xanadu
This musical comedy embrace of Eighties pop culture is served up with all the energy, excess, and extravagance the decade deserves
"...I was worried a musical based on a 1980 Olivia Newton-John film might be lost on me...."

March 1, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Film Flam
Malick's latest goes to Berlin, fests beckon other locals
"...Beaver Trilogy is a bizarre experimental tale of an Olivia Newton John obsessive from Beaver, Utah, which is then..."

Dec. 15, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Xanadu
The stage version of the 1980 film is ridiculous – and a ridiculous amount of fun
"...it's the same Xanadu as the 1980 movie with Olivia Newton-John.) Nice performances, good singing, and an enthusiastic presentation:..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Norah Jones
South by Southwest Aftershots
"...a breathy quality with a timbre strongly reminiscent of Olivia Newton-John. Jones, who's won multiple Grammys, seemed strangely lacking..."

March 23, 2012 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

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