Singer, actor, and activist Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022) enjoyed a career spanning nearly six decades. Born in England, Olivia’s family immigrated to Australia when she was only five. As a vocalist Newton-John sold over 100 million albums, but many remember her from her film roles including Grease (1978) and Xanadu(1980). The singer fought breast cancer three times, becoming an advocate for breast cancer research. She was also an activist for animal rights and environmental causes.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests with Oasis audiences from her island home on Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she especially enjoys exploring the artist behind the art. Jane’s presentations benefit from her gifts as a storyteller, independent scholar, performer, and composer.