Review: Message In A Bottle

October 26, 2023 Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House  October 27, 2023 Reviewed by Sophie Kennedy White It’s a bold move to create a dance musical about the desperate plight of refugees with the music of pop star Sting but Kate Prince’s courageous stage production does it spectacularly. Moved by that shocking image of a […]

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Drive-By Truckers Australian Tour 2024

Drive-By Truckers are an American rock band known for their unique blend of Southern rock, alternative country and American music. They will be performing at the Northcote Theatre in Melbourne on 31 March, and at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on 1 April. With their raw and honest storytelling, the Drive-By Truckers have become renowned […]

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Elixir feat. Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren & Ben Hauptmann

Australian folk jazz trio, Elixir, featuring Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren, and Ben Hauptmann, come to Bondi Pavilion for one night only this March to perform their new album ‘A Small Shy Truth’. The band gives musical life to the philosophical lyrics of renowned poet and cartoonist Michael Leunig. Elixir have well and truly established themselves […]

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Zachary Bennett-Brook on the Bondi Sea Wall + Luka Lesson’s Agapi & Other Kinds of Love. Arts Wednesday

Zachary Bennet-Brook is a Dharawal man from Wollongong whose fascination with the sea and surf inform his art practice. His first ever mural was painted on the Bondi Sea Wall and now he is up to his third in this location. This latest work, entitled Travelling, portrays the connections between us all. The colours represent […]

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Unmasking Complexity: A Review of May December

Reviewed by Elisa Herrera My initial impression of “May December” was marked by the surprise expressed on social media over Charles Melton’s lack of an Oscar nomination for his role. This sparked speculation and discussion, particularly on platforms like TikTok, where followers questioned whether the actor, known for his role as Reggie in “Riverdale,” was […]

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Review: River Live at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place

City Recital Hall Australian Chamber Orchestra Tuesday 13 February 2024 Review by Paul Neeson (Arts Wednesday) After the success of Mountain in 2017, the Australian Chamber Orchestra immediately embarked on their next cinematic endeavour. After extensive deliberation and collaboration, River Live was ready to go on tour in 2021. We had all been receiving the […]

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The Mad Professor: Leading Dub producer comes to show his work in Sydney

„Dub me Senseless“ The Mad Professor is coming back! Only weeks from now Sydney will welcome The Mad Professor. He is currently on tour giving multiple performances in Australia.  The man who played a significant part in transitioning dub into the digital age is considered one of the leading producers of dub music. The British […]

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Pauline: From TV to Radio

Little Pauline from Germany was always impressed by the effect movies and music have on people. Little Pauline is now 22 years old and the new intern at Eastside Radio. By Pauline Wiesner Hi, I am Pauline and it’s my first week at Eastside Radio in Paddington, Sydney. Originally I am from Frankfurt and I […]

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Queenie van de Zandt in BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell

Settle in for a treat and be transported to Woodstock as renowned cabaret chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt, with a live band, performs BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell – one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums of All Time. This Helpmann Award nominated show is coming to Bondi for an enchanting night of song and story-telling. Australian […]

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Sam Kim on the Bondi Sea Wall + Queer Screen’s 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival: Arts Wednesday

Sam Kim (aka SamAbsurd) started his art career as a graffiti artist in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. Over time he honed his aerosol skills to become one of the region’s most prolific mural artists. As well as beautifying countless walls, doors, skate parks and humble infrastructure boxes, he has also spent time as a youth worker […]

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Havasi’s Pure Piano Tour: A Symphony of Innovation and Rock Star Charisma

In a resounding encore, Big Deal Touring is proud to present HAVASI, the virtuoso pianist and composer, for a rare and captivating experience – the Pure Piano Tour. Returning to Australia for the second time, this musical visionary with rock star charisma is set to enthrall audiences at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday, May […]

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Keith Stanley on the Bondi Sea Wall + ACO “River Live in Concert”. Arts Wednesday

Keith Stanley has painted a big colourful octopus nestling in amongst the coral and seaweed on the Bondi Sea Wall. He is inspired by all the creatures in the ocean, and the octopus signifies the protector of the coral and the ocean ecosystems. Keith’s love of ocean creatures inspired this work as well as the […]

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Review: Alone It Stands at the Ensemble

Alone It Stands The Ensemble Theatre, 3 February 2024. Reviewed by Paul Neeson (Arts Wednesday) Putting my personal biases to one side, that was the most multi-talented cast I’ve seen on stage. Each actor was expert at changing characters and accents in a millisecond, enacting difficult choreography and complex physical theatre in a high-speed relentless […]

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