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Gallery: See ‘Me Right Now’

QL2's latest offering "Me Right Now" opens tonight and our photographer SILAS BROWN got an exclusive preview of the show. The production, choreographed by three...

Schumann’s guitar comes to War Memorial

THE GUITAR singer-songwriter John Schumann used to create his Vietnam War–era song “I was Only 19” will be displayed on Vietnam Veterans Day to...

A ‘Restless’ return to screen

DUE to popular demand, the Canberra International Film Festival will run another session of the film "Restless" starring Canberra's own Mia Wasikowska. The film about...

Mackey… and all that jazz

IF Caroline Stacey has her way (and she usually does), the coming Capital Jazz Project will, as they say, be “cooking”. This year’s centenary event,...

Review / The Oriana Chorale at the Wesley Centre

Music Oriana Chorale – Lily of the Valley Wesley Uniting Church August 13 Reviewed by Graham McDonald

Calver / Asking the acid question

"Having grapes that provide a good natural acid balance is good for winemaking as it involves less chemical intervention and additions by the winemaker," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER

Arts shock: director leaves centre

IN a shock announcement today, it has been revealed to that the founding director of Belconnen Arts Centre, Hannah Semler, will leave on July...

Review: Enjoyable fusion of music, poetry and dance

dance "I Thought I Was Not Alone" Sidney Creswick and Fresh Funk At The Street Theatre until November 2. Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Arts / Move over Archibald…

MOVE over Archibald—a new national portrait painting prize, the National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Portrait Prize, has been announced. Chairman of the gallery, Helen Nugent, says:...

Blah-blah blueprint for the arts

ARTS Minister Joy Burch today launched the ACT Arts Policy Framework that, she says, will guide the Government's arts policies for the next few years by providing a "renewed focus" for Government support for the arts in coming years, including strengthening whole-of-Government strategies to promote the local arts sector. However arts editor HELEN MUSA finds herself underwhelmed by the ACT Government’s new blah-blah blueprint for the future of local arts...

Arts in the City / Art Song’s American accent

TWO US artists, baritone Bruce Cain and guitarist David Asbury, will perform the last 2014 concert for Art Song Canberra in "Dedications – New...

Write On, an introduction to the written arts at Gorman House

FREE workshops on comics, podcasting, fan fiction and self-publishing will be the focus at “Write On” this Sunday at Gorman House Arts Centre –...

Arts in the City / Summer lovin’ in the gallery garden

SWEPT away by the romance of “Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate”, the National Gallery is cooking up a season of "Summer...

Practical theatre workshops at Tuggers

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre and its new resident company Rebus Theatre are collaborating with local theatre designer Christiane Nowak to provide a free workshop series...

Review / ‘Julieta’ (M) ****

THE source for Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodovar’s first drama film in more than a decade is short stories, "Chance", "Soon" and "Silence", from Canadian...

Calling exhibiting artists

BELCONNEN Arts Centre is calling for applications to use the  Centre’s Gallery, Outdoor Gallery, Foyer and Arts Lounge for exhibitions in 2015. You might think...

Vietnamese eating, My’s way

HERE’S a tip for a visit to My’s Restaurant – check out the specials written in fluorescent liquid chalk on the mirror hanging on...

King Kong has a Canberra accent

YOU’VE probably been hearing about the new “King Kong” musical, now running in preview at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, and the six-metre-high silverback gorilla that...

New-wave festival with old friends

“IT’S going to be about young faces, new faces – a new wave,” enthuses Philippe Milloux, the director of the 23rd Alliance Française French...

Rod’s mandate for laughs

COMEDIAN Rod Quantock was a second-year architecture student at the University of Melbourne when he discovered his knack for performing on stage. As part of...





Shot in the arm may not be a shot in the arm

"What really troubles me is that even before I get that second needle AstraZeneca might well be obsolete. There’s absolutely no guarantee that one of these new killer strains won’t have slipped through the borders and run riot in one of our big cities," writes "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.


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