Review / Kosky creates cosmic disorder with ‘The Nose’

“The Nose”, at Sydney Opera House, February 23, 26, 28 and March 3. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Review: Enjoyable fusion of music, poetry and dance

dance "I Thought I Was Not Alone" Sidney Creswick and Fresh Funk At The Street Theatre until November 2. Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Review / The Oriana Chorale at the Wesley Centre

Music Oriana Chorale – Lily of the Valley Wesley Uniting Church August 13 Reviewed by Graham McDonald

‘Rare delight’ in Armenian music

Review: “The Mystic, the Monk and the Muse,” Concert 6, Canberra International Music festival Fitter's Workshop, May 11 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

New life for Benedict House

HISTORIC  Benedict House in Queanbeyan has today announced the launch of the much-awaited Benedict Arts Precinct, a new centre for arts, design and music...

Review / Grainger steals Chopin’s show

music / "Chopin’s Birthday Concert", Penelope Thwaites. At the Embassy of Poland, February 21. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE.

Hicks dives into the netherworld

IT will be a case of “play it again, Alan” when classical pianist Alan Hicks emerges from the shadows to play the piano man...

Review / Nostalgic for ‘Ladies in Black’

music / "Ladies in Black". Presented by Queensland Theatre and the Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra Theatre until April 2. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Review / Desire, longing and guilt, what a concert!

Music / "Songs of the Latin Skies", Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp. At The Street Theatre until June 10. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

‘Whiteley’ gets an emotional response

There is a certain magnificence to Opera Australia’s newly commissioned production of “Whiteley”, drawing to a close in an all-too-short season at the Sydney Opera House, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Unique and wondrous show

Music / "7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age". At The Street Theatre, until  July 29. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Arts in the city: Annie’s getting her… audience

QUEANBEYAN Players’ new production of “Annie Get Your Gun” is one for the aficionados as they present the 1999 revival version of the show...

Review / A strong and contrasting sense of joy and sadness

music / Karen Fitzgibbon and Alan Hicks, Dynasty Of Song, Art Song Canberra. At Wesley Music Centre, November 13. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Arts / Sophie’s out front for the glamour and the glitz

SOPHIE Highmore may be a 17-year-old, Gowrie, year 12 student at the arts-minded MacKillop College, but just like Peggy, the aspiring young hoofer she...

Arts / Choirs prepare for national eisteddfod

The 2018 Australian National Eisteddfod Choirs competition will wind up on Saturday (August 18) night.  Kicking off from 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, the evening will...

Inspiring concert of moving poetry

Known for the extraordinary quality of her voice and her amazing vocal range, Katie Noonan’s abilities as a producer and songwriter were seen at a weekend concert in Canberra and they were just as impressive, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Big bequest sets Canberra Opera on a professional course

Canberra Opera is to receive a $500,000 bequest and is already planning its future, according to local music sources.

Lively crowd launches Queanbeyan arts venture

IT was a lively crowd that gathered in Queanbeyan on Sunday, February 12 for the opening of a new project, partly funded by the...

Canberra musicians at home in highland festival

A boutique music festival amid the autumn leaves of the Southern Highlands is coming up in historic St Jude’s Church, Bowral, and Canberra artists have a strong presence, writes HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Cinders with a funky twist

  THERE’S the story of “Cinderella”, the panto and the Disney version, but hands up anyone who knew Rodgers and Hammerstein had written a musical...





Firefighters bring Pialligo blaze under control

THE 141-hectare Pialligo Redwood Forest fire is being controlled after being fought with 43 appliances on the ground and six aerial water bombers.


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