Noonan launches ‘Songbook’ album

KATIE Noonan is not just one of the most powerful voices in Australia; she’s also one of the most enterprising singers around. With swag...

Four Winds seeks Aboriginal team member

Four Winds Music Festival at Bermagui has announced a new partnership with the National Museum of Australia’s "Cultural Connections" program.

Review / ‘The Little Death’ (MA) ** and a half

THE title of writer/director/actor Josh Lawson’s film is the literal English translation of the French colloquial expression for orgasm. No love-making should finish without...

Snow where else to be

WE’VE all been running out of jokes about the Third Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music Festival being the highest festival in Australia, so the...

Arts / Sweet Lucy plays with strings attached

SINGER-songwriter and 2017 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Lucy Sugerman is pink with excitement when she arrives for a “CityNews” photo-call at the...

Treasure-trove for music connoisseurs in Hoffmann sale at Lifeline fair

FOR music lovers, there will be a distinctly poignant aspect to this year’s Lifeline Book Fair, opening today, as half of the 1,600 LPs...

Oh, come, all ye faithful

PAUL Eldon can hardly conceal his excitement as he conjures up visions of Christmas trees, mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas-themed music, including classic carols,...

New blow for School of Music staff

BELEAGUERED staff at the ANU School of Music suffered another blow to their self-esteem yesterday when the University advised that their claims for direct...

Review / Endearing soprano shares her beautifully clear voice

Music / "A Journey From East To West", Art Song Canberra, Ayse G?knur Shanal, soprano and Alan Hicks, piano. At Wesley Music Centre Sunday, February 25. Reviewed by LEN POWER

The Beards say goodbye to touring

BEARDED Aussie beard-rock band The Beards have declared that they will be calling an end to their hard-touring ways and are coming to town...

Top Aboriginal performers in the limelight

WHEN it comes to celebration, our Aboriginal community is well to the fore. That was obvious the other day when  the Centenary of Canberra...

Review / Stories from the night sky

Music / "One Sky, Many Stories". Griffyn Ensemble, at Belconnen Arts Centre, August 18. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD

Lang wins folk music award

SINGER songwriter Jeff Lang won the National Folk Recording Award. The award, designed to encourage high-quality recordings which pay tribute to Australia’s sound heritage and presented...

Review / Fabulous farewell from Rumsey and friends

Music / "Rumsey & Friends – New Directions". At  Wesley Music Centre,  May 20. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Lunchtime idyll at Wesley

TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 21, Pianist Kylie Loveland and violinist Alys Rayner will perform as part of the Wesley Music Centre’s popular Lunchtime Live series. Their program includes...

Arts in the city: David’s wooden alter-ego

• DO you find ventriloquists dummies terrifying? Well, prepare to be terrified when puppet master David Strassman returns to the Canberra Theatre soon with “Careful...

Show of strength from our international musicians

ART Song Canberra's next concert at Wesley Music Centre will be a huge show of strength, with the two featured artists originally coming from...

Roland Peelman takes a bow

IN a move which will surprise few music lovers, The Song Company’s artistic director for nearly 25 years, Roland Peelman, has announced he will...

Musica Viva in Schools – strong connections with Canberra

MUSICA VIVA In Schools has a very strong connection with Canberra. Not only is its inaugural artistic director for education, Michael Sollis, a dyed-in-the-wool Canberran,...

Thredbo Blues Fest ‘unique’

THREDBO Blues Festival returns this weekend as part of Thredbo Village’s summer event schedule, the festival and, this year celebrating its 21st birthday, is...




Fibre treasures in big basket display

Nearly 40 baskets are being exhibited by 12 members of the Fibre Basket Makers of the ACT in a new exhibition, which includes functional baskets and sculptural works, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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