Soaring Sarah wins aria

By Clinton White NZ claimed top honours in this year’s National Operatic Aria Final, held at Albert Hall, with the $15,000 purse going to soprano...

Peace power of music

A "Music for Peace" concert is planned as part of the celebration of International Day of Peace next week. The Day of Peace was...

Braddon gets hopping

THE neighbours in Braddon will have no choice but to get hopping this Sunday afternoon, when Music For Everyone’s Open Day has young music-makers...

Time for Public Disorder, Civic!

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews the new Pura Vida festival that’s destined to set the city swinging WHEN you’re the lead vocalist and guitarist in...

Birthdays worth singing about

Arts in the city • HAPPY birthdays to Canberra Philharmonic Society, “Philo”, which celebrated its 60th at the Courtyard Studio on September 11 and to...

Concert salutes family

A MIX of Canberra art groups are banding together to support a concert dedicated to the Efkarpidis family, whose NewActon pavilion and Molonglo Group...

Country star comes to town

ADAM Brand, one of Australia’s most successful country music singers, is performing in Canberra this month.   The 12-times Golden Guitar Award winner's Brandwagon Tour will...

Country star at Floriade

COUNTRY music singer Catherine Britt will perform at Floriade headlining the Telstra Road to Discovery heat event on Sunday, October 9. Catherine spent six years...

Top gig for local players

  TWO former Canberrans are the newest members of the influential Australian String Quartet. After an international search, violinist Kristian Winther and violist Stephen King will...

The blooming sound of music

IT’S springtime and music will be blossoming for the three-day Bloom Music Festival at the Ainslie Arts Centre in the former Ainslie Public School,...

Play time with pollies

Arts in the city • CAROLINE Stacey is working on a new play at The Street by Alana Valentine called “MP”. Stars are cabaret diva...

Faking it, all for art’s sake

Arts in the city • “IS that a Degas?” you may ask. Well, no, it’s Tim Hardy’s fake version of “Seated Bather Drying Herself”, his...

Search for fifth Wiggle

A CANBERRA parent will have the opportunity to become the fifth Wiggle as part of their Big Birthday celebrations. The competition will seek one parent...

Threads, dreams and theatre

Arts in the city • CANBERRA theatre artists Camilla Blunden, Liliana Bogatko, Raoul Craemer and Noonee Doronila, styling themselves “the Threads Collective”, are all what...

Solid rock from singer Shane

Casino Canberra is taking a punt on live music with a series of singer-songwriter shows. FREYLA FERGUSON reports... AFTER all these years, Goanna’s Shane Howard...

Locals in sculpture prize race

Arts in the city • FOUR Canberra artists, Geoff Farquhar-Stills, Martin Rowney, Liz Kelly and Maryann Mussared, have been selected for the Willoughby Sculpture Prize,...

Lawyer Rachel faces the music at the bar

RACHEL Andrews sure can DJ. The 28-year-old lawyer and former Canberran was recently named one of 10 finalists in the She Can DJ competition...

Fred rises from the ‘Dust’

IT’S not everyday that you catch me praising a new CD for being “useful”, but so it is with “Dust of Uruzgan” by Canberra...

Top talent for Stonefest

A NEW year and a new format for Stonefest. This year will see the “freshest and finest Aussie talent” spread across three stages on Saturday,...

Rumsey’s dark keys

Arts in the city • “THE Dark Side of the Keys” is a great title for the recital of pianist Andrew Rumsey at the Wesley...




Movie review / ‘Fighting With My Family’ (M)

"Fighting With My Family" is unexpectedly good fun, interspersed with moments depicting what must have been excruciatingly painful to the players, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.


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