All that jazz – and lots of it

Everyone from Bernie McGann to Ben Hauptmann will be in town for the second Capital Jazz Project, writes HELEN MUSA

Review / Romantic music festival interlude in Bowning

A BUMPER year for the Canberra International Music Festival was celebrated on Saturday with a romantic garden party and concert at the Crisp Galleries...

Barnsey promises a ‘hell of a show’

FORMER Cold Chisel front man Jimmy Barnes will headline the Australia Celebrates Live free concert on the lawns of Parliament House on January 25.  Other...

Local production of SuperStar to rock AIS

WORD is just in from indomitable Coralie Wood that a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar is going to give it the full works...

Review / Teen pianist thrills Chopin fans

music Olivia Urbaniak At the Polish Embassy, Saturday, June 7. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Art classes come together for summer

ARTISTIC classes are surely the best way to spend the summer holidays and some local arts organisations have seized on this.

Virgins and veterans – Aussie music line-up for 2017 Summernats

WE’RE PRETTY sure this is arts-biz,  as The Street Machine “Summernats” announces the music line up for its 30th birthday, to take place at...

Ready to rumble

The 15th Moruya Jazz Festival is, as the organisers are putting it, “ready to rumble.” With a final band list of more than 50 groups,...

Music students show plenty of ‘fight’

A BEDRAGGLED but spirited group of ANU students bearing candles serenaded the ANU’s vice chancellor Prof Ian Young as he held a dinner last...

Arts / Guitar brothers join other brothers in guitars

WHETHER it’s mucking around with Jimi Hendrix riffs as a kid or playing on concert platforms with older brother Slava, one thing is certain,...

Torn Emma rises to ‘Queen of the Night’

COVER STORY: With ‘Voices in the Forest’ star Yvonne Kenny dramatically having to cancel, the spotlight falls on dazzling coloratura soprano Emma Matthews to carry the show. Arts editor HELEN MUSA talks to her exclusively for “CityNews”

Celebratory period music from Austral

AUSTRAL Harmony will be at Wesley Music Centre on Saturday to present “Fantasia,” music celebrating the 300th anniversary since the birth of Johann Ludwig...

‘Uplifting’ music from 19th and early 20th centuries

THIS week’s Wednesday Lunchtime Live Concert at Wesley Music Centre focuses on one of Canberra’s up and coming talents. Pianist James Huntingford and guest artist...

Folk Festival calls out for volunteers

By Vanessa Lam THE National Folk Festival is now on the lookout for volunteers for 2012. The five-day festival, featuring music, dance and performing arts from...

Review / Block Sounds makes an excellent debut

Music / Block Sounds, All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ainslie. Sunday, September 3. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Arts / Festival calls for musical snow-bunnies

LAST year, on the June long weekend, "CityNews” headed south to the Snowies for The Peak Festival, held all over Perisher Valley and Smiggin...

Arts / Llewellyn Choir sings of Bethlehem

THE Llewellyn Choir, conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin, is embarking on an ambitious Christmas concert this weekend in the intimate surrounds of Wesley Uniting Church,...

Pillar of the community – Ferguson to become music patron

THERE was a time when the former members of the Doug Anthony All Stars were content with busking around Civic or hanging out with...

Review / Joy and emotion in Page recital

“Dance, Sing, Love, Live!” Louise Page, Soprano; Phillipa Candy, Piano; Caitlin McAnulty, Oboe; Rachel Best-Allen, Clarinet; for ArtSong Canberra, at Wesley Music Centre, November 22 only. Reviewed by Len Power.

Review: Russians provide cosy refuge from the winds

Concert 13, "Russian Masters", Canberra International Music Festival, Tuesday, May 5. Reviewed by Bill Stephens




Dr Damien has a menopause clinic in mind

In this sponsored post we meet highly experienced DR DAMIEN BEZZINA, a new general practitioner at the Ochre Medical Centre in Kippax.

Country legend coming to town


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