Go-it-alone Judith’s musical feast

JUDITH Clingan has been in Canberra for 50 years, so she’s throwing a party – a three-day feast of music and culture. Inspired by composer...

Music and cinema combine

AS the holiday season sets in, “Tunes on Thursdays” at the Australian National Botanic Gardens is slowly winding up. Part of the successful IMB...

Review: Forceful work concludes music festival

“Into the Rose Garden” Concert 25, Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ workshop May 18. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Arts / ‘Top Cat’ comes home to sing

IF there were ever a candidate emerging from the Canberra arts scene for the title of "Top Cat" it'd have to be the celebrated...

Review / Jazz fusion a blast to the senses

Music / Satoko Fujii + Natsuki Tamura & Sirens Big Band, The Street Theatre, Friday, June 2. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Icehouse showcases platinum quality

IVA Davies will be in town tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3 at Southern Cross Club, with the Icehouse Platinum Concert. In recent interviews, Davies has attributed...

Review / Deluge of Glass (Philip) at Gandel Hall

music Concert 23, Canberra International Music Festival, “A World of Glass”, at Gandel Hall, May 9. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review: Inspired touches to curious ‘Cats’

musical theatre “Cats” By Andrew Lloyd Webber Presented by Free Rain Theatre ANU Arts Centre, until July 22. Reviewed by Bill Stephens   CATE Clelland’s decision to set this production backstage...

Festival’s good vibrations

REMEMBER the bad old days of Protestant-Catholic hostility in Australia, mixed-marriages and discrimination in the public service? Young people today look in disbelief if you...

Greco and Muffat Collective bring back Restoration England in song

SYDNEY'S newest period instrument ensemble, the Muffat Collective, will be at Wesley this evening performing on period instruments with baritone David Greco. From the...

‘Most extraordinary performance”

“The Christmas Truce” – Concert 19 Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ Workshop, May 16 Reviewed by Clinton White

Mackey… and all that jazz

IF Caroline Stacey has her way (and she usually does), the coming Capital Jazz Project will, as they say, be “cooking”. This year’s centenary event,...

Review / ‘Expressive and amusing work’

music / "Companion Pieces", Arcadia Winds. At the National Portrait Gallery, March 2 only. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Review: Complex work on two pianos

music Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, Canberra International Music Festival at the Fitters Workshop, May 4 Reviewed by Len Power

Dallas Green and the Colour of success

THE last time Canberra heard the sounds of City and Colour – the codename for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green – was when the Groovin’...

Hindson leads the charge for Australian music

“LET’S have leadership,” composer Matthew Hindson told the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. “Let’s have a chamber series in which all the music is Australian”.  Happily, the...

Review: “The Fire and the Rose”, Challenging, satisfying concert

“The Fire and the Rose” - Concert 23 Canberra International Music Festival Llewellyn Hall – Saturday May 17 Reviewed by Bill Stephens





Invigorated, David Williamson maintains the rage

HELEN MUSA speaks to playwright David Williamson about his latest play 'Family Values'.
Alex White

UnionsACT secretary resigns


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