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Arts / Surprises in Canberra Theatre’s celebratory season

TO dark-voiced cabaret star and MC Mikelangelo, it was a once-in-50-year opportunity to celebrate. To theatregoers keen to hear the Canberra Theatre’s selection of theatrical goodies for 2015 it was a chance to “oooh” and “aahh” at novelties, old favourites and one or two surprises at the 2013 subscription season on Monday (October 20). With […]

‘Angelic’ screenwriting accolade for Canberra writer

CANBERRA writer Paul Bissett has won third prize in the Page International Screenwriting Awards for his TV comedy script “Above the Angelic”. The Page Awards, which accepted more than 6,000 entries this year across a variety of categories, are based in Los Angeles, and aim to bridge the gap between emerging writers and producers looking […]

Brazilian Carnival at the Sports Centre

The 2014 Canberra Latin Dance Festival winds up tonight after an action-packed weekend. As our pictures show, Friday and Saturday have seen a mix of local, interstate and intentional artists, but tonight, Sunday, October 19, it’s World Cup celebration time, with the Brazilian Carnaval World Cup Tribute. Canberra Latin Dance Festival, ANU Sport and Recreation […]

A walk in the sculptures

YESTERDAY “Citynews” reported on the winner of the $10,000 Harris Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize at Canberra Grammar school, but there’s much more, as our happy snaps taken during a walk inside and outside will indicate. This weekend only the festival will form part of the Australian Open Garden weekend event at the School, with the […]

Review / ‘Son of a Gun’ (MA) *** and a half

WRITER/director Julian Avery’s feature debut can stand proud beside any other filmmaker’s work as it visits a prison full of really hard cases, the WA goldfields, underworld environments in state and territory capitals, and a population of characters whom you’d really not want to invite home for a barbecue. At 19, JR (Brendan Thwaites) is […]

Review / ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ (MA) *** and a half

IN Scott Finlay’s adaptation of a novel by Lawrence Block, Liam Neeson plays a former NYPD detective gone private for reasons that emerge during the film. Scudder reluctantly accepts a commission from Ortiz (Maurice Compte) to find the men who yesterday kidnapped his wife. Only after paying the ransom did Ortiz learn that the lady […]

Jac’s shoes are made for winning

THERE were more than a few raised eyebrows at Canberra Grammar School tonight when sponsors Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs announced the winner of the $10,000 Harris Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize. Canberra artist Jacqueline Bradley’s daring wall sculpture, ”Softly Softly,” was judged the winner by Harris, Hobbs and Terence Maloon of the Drill Hall Gallery. […]