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...

Jasmin thrives on vibrancy

JASMIN Durham’s been dancing since she was three years old, when she joined the Lisa Clark School of Ballet. It wasn’t until she was 13 that...

Myf leaves on a high

THE final episode of the ABC’s TV hit “Spicks and Specks” hasn’t even aired and Myf Warhust already has some regret about leaving the...

Summer festival dates

THE next Summer Rhythm Festival will be staged earlier – December 9-11. This year the festival, a not-for-profit event promoting mental health awareness, was held in February with...

The Panics to play ANU

THEY’VE rocked Splendour in The Grass and now The Panics will rock Canberra this September. The show, as part of their national tour, marks the...

Chisel sales smash records

TICKETS sold out within minutes today for the Cold Chisel concert at the AIS on November 17. Tickets went on sale at 9am for the band’s national...

With lots to sing about

ADULT choral singing will be a lively affair in the Australian National Eisteddfod Society’s Choirs Division this year. The Gay and Lesbian Qwire and the...

A ‘Speck-tacular’ final

AFTER seven years, 277 episodes and more than 150 guests, the final “Spicks and Specks” episode will run on November 23. To mark the final...

Little people make music

MORE than 9000 school students from around the region have taken part in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Noteworthy music education program today. Noteworthy is the...

Pointers coming to Canberra

GRAMMY Award winning group The Pointer Sisters, best known for their chart topping hits including “I’m So Excited” and “Slow Hand”, are coming to...

How three goes into two

Arts in the city • THREE members of Strathnairn Arts Association are exhibiting Friday to Sunday until July 31 in two new exhibitions, “Potters Sisters”...




Labor maintains 52-48% lead in Newspoll

Labor has retained a two-party 52-48 per cent lead in the latest Newspoll, taken after Scott Morrison called the election last Thursday, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.


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