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Review: ‘Prometheus’ (M) ?

THIRTY-three years ago, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” became a cult extra-terrestrial fantasy horror hit. Spacecraft Prometheus is on a voyage in 2093 to explore where man...

Russian music, with love

SOPRANO Joanna Heslop is a diplomat at the New Zealand High Commission. She’ll be joining Irish classical pianist Elaine Brennan Loebenstein in “From Russia...

Dining / A little bit of Nepal in Manuka

“Although I’ve never been to Nepal, my bet is that the steamed momos (dumplings), which we shared at the start, are authentic tasting and would make Nepalese people proud," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Young pianists on parade at Wesley

PIANO students from the studios of Elena Nikulina and Natalia Tkachenko will perform tomorrow as part of the Wesley Music’s Lunchtime concert series. The young...

Arts / Entertainment abounds from snow to the sea

LAST year I attended the Perisher Peak Music Festival as fresh snow was beginning to fall. A world-music festival with folk origins, it began...

Regional artists take centre stage at Museum of Australian Democracy

LAST NIGHT former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Edmund Capon, launched a new art exhibition in the Museum of Australian...

Milton lands top job in Germany

WHEN "CityNews" caught up with Canberra Symphony Orchestra chief conductor Nick Milton last winter, he was dashing between Europe and Australia at the rate...

Page to the stage

POET Geoff Page is always doing something different. He’s published 18 collections of poetry, two novels, four verse novels and other a biography of...

House plays homeless protagonist

AWGIE award-winning playwright and actor Stephen House is at The Street this week to take audiences into the seedy Paris underworld, from the banks...

Jane Eyre (M) ? ? ½

SINCE Charlotte Bronte put pen to paper in the 1800s, the novel “Jane Eyre” has been dissected by critics and hailed a classic. Meanwhile, high...

Ainslie’s Sheep not going anywhere

AINSLIE'S Sheep (also known as "those dirty sheep") on City Walk would have to be one of Canberra's most loved works of public art. So...
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Review / ‘Risen’ (M) ** and a half

PILATE (Peter Firth) fears for his future if Rome learns that the body of Yeshua (Jesus) isn’t behind the stone that Tribune Clavius (Joseph...

Review / ‘Berlin Syndrome’ (MA) ***

BRISBANE girl Clare (Teresa Palmer) arrives in Berlin to photograph architecture for a magazine. On the sidewalk, she strikes up a conversation with Andi...

Video / Arts Leadership Forum 2014 – Attracting arts staff : for love or...

CANBERRA Museum and Gallery has shared on YouTube the video from their recent arts leadership forum which will be of interest to many in...

What a cast, what a car!

IT was back to the 50s and 60s in Crawford Street Queanbeyan this morning when Roger Phillips drove the cast of “Oh What A...

Arts / Rep takes on love, intense passion and intrigue

THE cast from Canberra Rep’s upcoming production, “Noises Off", helped launch the 85-year-old company’s 2017-18 season at Theatre 3. That play, by English writer Michael...

Review / Handel at full, glorious tilt

Music / “Esther” by George Frederick Handel. At Canberra Theatre Centre, October 28. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Enjoying the European experience

WHILE the Kingston Foreshore is piping hot with development on the food, wine and coffee front, the main part of this historic part of...

Review / Dynamic tragedy in ANU drama

theatre / “Atrophy”, conceived and directed by Ellie Greenwood and Gowrie Varma. At ANU campus, until October 11, booked out, waiting list only at trybooking.com. Reviewed by Helen Musa

The doggies just can’t stop dancing

IT was 17 years ago that choreographer Dein Perry first created the global dance phenomenon known as “Tap Dogs”, and he’s still going strong. But...

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