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Review: Lest we forget

music Lest we forget, Centre for Christianity and Culture, Anzac Eve. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Quirky, dark and curious art party at Nishi

WHEN YOU get an invitation to “Canberra’s Arty Farty Christmas Party” you know things are winding down for the year in the arts scene. Alison...

Review / Sexy, entertaining romp with Casanova

theatre "Casanova" By Mark Kilmurry, based on the screenplay by Russell T. Davies, directed by Jarrad West, At Canberra Rep, Theatre 3, until July 4. Reviewed by Len Power

Review: ‘Machete Kills’ (MA) ** and a half

IN 1992, independent filmmaker Robert Rodriguez released “El Mariachi” (production cost less than $US8000), fresh, with high energy, unabashed in its violence and erotic...

Orchestra a triumph of logistics and passion

IN WHAT they’re calling “a triumph of logistics and passion,” the Australian World Orchestra is bringing together 105 performers, comprising 48 internationally based artists...

Review: Sounding the Lake

Sounding the Lake – Amazing Space 5 Canberra International Music Festival – Friday May 16 Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Two views, four eyes, one exhibition

BORN from a  fascination with  the Australian landscape, its flora and fauna,  Cindy Wilkins’ camera  has focused on untouched Australian landscapes, revealing those "hidden...

Review / ‘The Time of Their Lives’ (M) ***

IF you are an indefatigable watcher of British TV series dramas you may have seen the name Roger Goldby listed as director. He’s made...

A ‘Speck-tacular’ final

AFTER seven years, 277 episodes and more than 150 guests, the final “Spicks and Specks” episode will run on November 23. To mark the final...

High noon at the Music Festival

THE Canberra International Music Festival kicked off in high style at high noon today at the National Portrait Gallery, with a performance dedicated to...

It’s official: Toulouse-Lautrec for Canberra!

THERE'LL be more than a little bit of Paris in Canberra from December 14, when the National Gallery of Australia’s new summer exhibition, “Toulouse-Lautrec:...

Grey to head up new wind ensemble

THE newly-established Canberra Wind Symphony has announced the appointment of Geoff Grey as the artistic director. It’s not exactly a surprise. Grey is no stranger to...

Arts market to showcase Australia

THE 10th Australian Performing Arts Market has sold out in record time, with more than 610 delegates to gather in Adelaide later this month. APAM...

Arts / What’s on this weekend

HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts and shows in Canberra

Writers honoured at ANCA, but critics missing in action

THE inaugural winners of the Australian National Capital Artists writing prizes are Claire Capel-Stanley, Ham Darroch and Caren Florance, it was announced on Wednesday...

Review / Magnificent execution of Berg’s emotional opera

opera / “Wozzeck”, by Alban Berg, Sydney Opera House, until February 15. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Calver / Shattering a couple of glass legends

"The coupe glass is out of favour because it just doesn’t do justice to fizz. The large surface area of coupe glasses means the bubbles pop off far too quickly so the better choice is a flute," says wine writer RICHARD CALVER

Singer home for awards

DAMIEN Bermingham is one of the busiest actor singers in Australian showbiz. The winner of a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a musical,...

CIMF review / Masterful and electric young quartet

Music / CIMF concert 14: Orava Quartet. At Fitters Workshop, May 3. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings.

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