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Alex and Joel make it to the Peak

CANBERRA musicians, guitarist/song writer Alex Richens  and cellist/pianist Joel Davy are finalists in ‘Peak Upload,’ the music industry development initiative for Australian unsigned artists coming...

Carols night supports local charity

TONIGHT’S the night for the 73rd “Carols by Candlelight”, organised by Woden Valley Youth Choir since 1996. Each year, the popular event raises money for...

Sax star playing at the gallery

THE “Jazz at the Gallery” series has been running for 18 months at Canberra Grammar School’s Art Gallery, collaboration between the school and musicians...

Memories in miniature at Bilk

AN evocative exhibition by Jess Dare, gold and silversmith and lamp worker, is to be opened by Clare Belfrage this Friday at Bilk Gallery...

Terrific Two, good for coffee

SERIOUS coffee drinker? Love two fab coffees before 10? Happen to be in the city? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then head...

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...

Review / Diminutive Marcela packs a musical punch

music/ Marcela Fiorillo, "Mujeres Argentinas", Larry Sitsky Room, August 7. Review by Clinton White

CIT art students find their voices

“FIND your own voice” is the advice art lecturer at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Bernie Slater, gives to incoming students. Right now, at the...

‘Deadly’ arts centre expands into something for everyone

Canberra snapper Martin Ollman was one of the hardy crowd, including this writer, to brave the elements for the socially-distanced dawn opening of Belconnen Arts Centre’s Stage 2 last Friday (August 21).

Movie review / ‘The Good Liar’ (MA)

"The Good Liar", says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD, is "a quite delightful, intense combination of thriller and romantic styles".

Enjoyment for families in film festival

CANBERRA families will enjoy films created by and about people with disability, at the ACT Disability and Community Services Commissioner’s Film Festival, to be...

On the journey with Marinos

Remember Big hART’s terrific production of “Namatjira” last year? Now the same team is back with a version of its best-known work, “Ngapartji Ngapartji”. It’s a...

Review / The funny ‘Steps’ to silliness

Theatre / "The 39 Steps", Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan; directed by Jarrad West. At Theatre 3 to July 1. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Young cast bring ‘lightness’ to modern classic

The fun young cast brought a lightness of touch to this adaptation of a modern Australian classic, which meant that watching them perform and enjoy their time on the Courtyard Studio stage was engaging, writes ARNE SJOSTEDT

When tongues start wagging

THEATRE “Speaking in Tongues” By Andrew Bovell, directed by Ross McGregor for Canberra Repertory, at Theatre 3 until May 19. Reviewed by Helen Musa THIS is a deceptively...

Wallet-crushing in search for ‘something spectacular’

"I wanted something spectacular. On the wine list were a couple of Barolo’s, the Italian wine from the Piedmont region made entirely from the varietal Nebbiolo," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER stepping out for the first time in a while. 

Dining / Despite the chips, Snapper’s a super spot

“I’ll be back because Snapper is a super place to hang out on the weekend. The view is free, by the way," says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Print artist Hanks pockets the Megala prize

A LARGE-format, linocut picturing Napoleon’s Empress Josephine has won the $12,000 Megalo International Print Prize, Megala, now in its second year, it was announced on Saturday night.

The beautiful voices of Christmas

“Anyone in the audience for this concert has already received their best Christmas present for this year.” Reviewer LEN POWER enjoyed a wonderful concert last night.

Arts / Gore wins a Helpmann

FORMER Canberra Opera star Lorina Gore won the Helpmann Award for best female performer in a supporting role, at last night’s (July 24) gala...

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