Waters sings Dylan, but no Bob impersonations

“I want to disabuse people of the idea that I’m ‘doing’ Bob Dylan,” actor, rocker and screen identity John Waters told HELEN MUSA about his coming show, “Dylan Revisited”. “I’m not doing any impersonations. It’s purely myself and a six-piece band going out on the stage doing Dylan songs.”

Bright concert sings of spring

For the first day of spring, this short concert of just under an hour, left the audience blooming with applause and gratitude for such a fine performance, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY after watching "Handel and his Rivals".

‘World-class’ music leaves listeners wanting more

It topped off a concert of world-class music that leaves a listener wanting more, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY after seeing "Handel & Delirious Love".

Arts / Vice-chancellor’s gong goes to Foreigner guitarist

The ANU's school of music head is conducting a rock tour, his vice-chancellor is handing out a gong to a guitarist and legendary band Foreigner is performing. What's happening? Arts editor HELEN MUSA reports…

Satire heads to the valley

Arts in the City • CANBERRA’S Shortis and Simpson plan to out-Wharf the Wharfies with “Satire at Tuggers” in Tuggeranong Arts Centre, October 27 and...

Review: Triumph of a burning passion

opera “From a Black Sky” By Sandra France and Helen Nourse At The Street Theatre, season closed. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review / When Kotaro came alive, people gasped!

Music / "Portrait in French Music". Kotaro Nagano. At Wesley Music Centre, November 2. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Romance with a Hollywood theme

• THERE’S romance in the air for Art Song Canberra’s next recital, “Hollywood’s Romantics”. Husband and wife duo, soprano Sonia Anfiloff and baritone Ben Connor...

Shortis and Simpson to sing for Cobargo

CANBERRA’S (and Bungendore’s) most enduring musical satirists, Shortis and Simpson, are marking 25 years of mocking our great and good by staging two fundraiser concerts for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund.

The Rocket Man blows them away

music Elton John Canberra Stadium, November 14 Reviewed by Ian Meikle

Festival calls all early birds

THE National Folk Festival is keen to entice in early birds with its announcement of the first artists for the 2015 Festival to be...

Sullivan first up for ‘Sunset Boulevard’

By Ian McLean All lights dimmed throughout The Q except for a solitary spot which focussed on a figure shimmering in a black and golden...

Review / Concert of the extraordinary

Music / "Treble Helix Unlocked". The Song Company. At Wesley Uniting Church, March 1. Reviewed by Graham McDonald

Narrow focus reveals a rich repertoire

Singing group's narrow musical focus reveals a rich repertoire, reports reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Guitar duo shine in recital… pity no one saw it

The Grigoryan Brothers chose an eclectic mix of duo guitar music that showed the diversity of their musical interests, writes GRAHAM McDONALD.

Fine future for the swansong singer

Reviewer CLINTON WHITE see a strong future for a singer who was performing a swansong in Canberra.

Next CSO season will be Milton’s last

“New Spaces” is to be the title of the farewell season for 14-year-long chief conductor and artistic director of Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Siem’s violin skills own the stage

Music / Charlie Siem. James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA. March 26. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Composer Larry returns to Russia, with love

Canberra-based composer Larry Sitsky will be honoured with a long weekend this month of musical festivities by the Moscow Conservatory as an artist who, though not born in Russia has, through his heritage, contributed to the Russian musical tradition, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review: Atmosphere of prayer and restrained joy

“Quartet for the End of Time: Music of Transcendence” Concert No 22, International Music Festival Fitters' Workshop, May 17. Reviewed by Judith Crispin





Heine on pliés, pinot and paying her dues

Dancer and choreographer Michelle Heine will go down in Canberra’s theatre history as the last Gold CAT, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.


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