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...

Arts / Jessica comes home on a high note

FLYING high is all in a day’s work for conductor Jessica Cottis, due to jet into her former hometown next week to conduct the...

Inaugural festival for Gundaroo

THE FIRST ever Gundaroo Music Festival kicks off this Saturday, October 12. The festival is the brainchild of  local musician Scott Windsor who has recently...

Review / Choral Society shines in ‘green’ concert

Music / “Verdure” by Canberra Choral Society. At the National Arboretum. Sunday, March 26. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Reedy finds the ‘perfect’ Queen

DAVID Reedy, founder and artistic director of Canberra Opera Workshop, has been plagued by two questions since he announced that he was going to...

Record Store Day coming this Saturday

THIS Saturday is Record Store Day and Canberra's finest record stores are getting in the spirit. Weston Creek's Songland Records are running a vinyl auction...

?Review / CIMF Concert 8 – a tribute to living composers

Canberra International Music Festival Concert 8, Sounds on Site: “Bells and Smells” May 2. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Fine singing from opera’s rising stars

By Clinton White WHEN interest in opera is enjoying a global resurgence, it is surprising the National Aria, this year called the Centenary Aria, attracted...

Canberra backup for Manhattan Transfer

AN excited phone call to "CityNews" this morning has revealed that Annie Sloane, founder and MC of Canberra band Annie & The Armadillos, has...

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...

Review / Songs of intrigue and diabolical love

music / "Luci Adorate – The Game of Love", Adhoc Baroque, St Paul's Church, Manuka. August 5. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Sydney Eisteddfod makes a move on Canberra

CANBERRANS can look forward to a free pop-up concert from local performing artists with the inaugural “Spotlight on Stars” celebration to be held at...

Arts / Four winds celebrates gong for Sheena

FOUR Winds in Bermagui is still savouring the news that its life ambassador, Sheena Boughen, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM)...

Hilltop Hoods to headline Summernats

AUSTRALIAN hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods will headline the annual Summernats festival in January. Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez says the multi-ARIA award winning group...

Last hours for SoundOut Music Festival crowd funding

RICHARD Johnson and the SoundOut Music Festival organisers have only until 9:40 am tomorrow (Thursday) to raise the $870 need to make its Pozible...

Hear it for the Marvellous Mizdemeanours

YOU may imagine that you don't know the Marvellous Mizdemeanours, but believe me, you do.  All the members, Karen Strahan, Gaye Reid, Lisa McClelland, Jill Walsh have...

High quality powers through first CSO concert

Conductor Jessica Cottis guided CSO through an excellent first concert, writes IAN McLEAN.

Review / Chamber music ‘delights the soul’

music / "Australian Chamber Orchestra", Llewellyn Hall, February 9. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Arts in the city: Blazing burst of eight local artists

“BLAZE Eight”, an exhibition by eight (of course) local artists – S.A. Adair, Katherine Griffiths, Martin James, Alex Lewis, Hardy Lohse, Katy Mutton, Jemima...

Arts / Power and the passion comes to Tuggeranong

“OH, the power and the passion; oh, the temper of the time!” That’s Midnight Oil capturing the zeitgeist of Australia circa 1982. “Sunburnt faces...




Movie review / ‘Freaks’ (MA)

"The violence, the mystery, the fantasy, combine to create an enigmatic outcome, par for the course in this genre," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD after seeing "Freaks".

Teen robs Belconnen cafe


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