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Review: Disney’s ‘ Beauty and the Beast’ perfect holiday entertainment

theatre Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. Directed by Jordan Best. Musical Direction by Susan Davenport. Choreography by Jodi Hammond, for Ickle Pickle Productions, at Belconnen Theatre until January 23. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Fuschia joins the Lido

WHEN it comes to supplying the world with tall, leggy showgirls, Canberra’s ‘Legs’ Dance Studio punches above weight. News is to hand that ‘Legs’ graduate,...

Arts / A musical ‘delicatessen’ of cultures

A MOST unusual performance will be at The Q at the end of November when the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra performs the original...

Foxy farce for REP finale

“IT’S A typical farce, really”, says director Liz Bradley of the sixth production for Canberra REP’s 2013 season, “The Fox on the Fairway.”   Yes...

Labour of love at the markets

IT was a spectacular winter morning and just above zero, but when the Fyshwick Markets opened at 8am, Bean and Grain was ready with...

Review: Chorale struggles to deliver

MUSIC UC Chorale St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka, June 11. Reviewed by Clinton White     FOR an audience, JS Bach’s music is magnificent and intellectual. For performers it is...

Review / Free and flowing night of brilliant jazz

Music / Emil Viklicky, piano; Miroslav Bukovsky, trumpet and John Mackey, saxophone. At Drill Hall Gallery, November 2. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Review / Music to bring out the ghosts

music "The Shearer That Could Have Been" The Griffyn Ensemble Yarralumla Woolshed, December 12-13, 2014 Review by Clinton White

Haydn’s musical scene painting

THE Canberra Choral Society is breaking the Christmas mould this year with the oratorio inspired by “Messiah”,  Haydn’s “Creation.”  A hit in 1798, it has...

Residencies foster innovation

ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch  has today encouraged ACT arts organisations to apply for a share of $51,000 in funding to support...

Halloween concert and other arts

HALLOWEEN is upon us tomorrow, Friday, October 31 and at 8pm, five time Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer, Jeff  'Tain' Watts will take to...

Arts in the City / Circus Oz with a Canberra accent

CIRCUS Oz is coming back to town with its family show “Model Citizens”. Two of the performers, Jake Silvestro and Lachlan Sukroo, grew up...

Review: Pleasure of the refreshing ‘Onegin’

Opera “Eugene Onegin” By Pyotr Tchaikovsky, directed by Kaspar Holten, conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire. A co-production of Opera Australia with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Fondazione Teatro Regio Turin At Sydney Opera House until March 28. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Movie review / ‘Yesterday’ (M)

"You are entitled to expect a good experience when Danny Boyle’s name appears on a film’s masthead as director. When Richard Curtis’ name appears on the next line in the credits as writer, expectations soar even further." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD'S at "Yesterday".

Film festival honours veterans

FIFTEEN original short films were honoured at the inaugural Veterans Film Festival awards held last night  at the Australian War Memorial. Two films stood out...

Arts / Albert’s illuminated message of love and respect

THE façade of the National Gallery of Australia will light up with a work by contemporary artist Tony Albert during the coming Enlighten Festival. His...

Aart Groothuis: a sympathetic eye

PHOTOGRAPHER Aart Groothuis travelled to Myanmar (Burma) in late 2012 and was, PhotoAccess tells us,  instantly beguiled by what he saw. With the help...

Review / ‘RBG’ (PG) ****

THIS acronymic title announces Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to become an associate justice in the US Supreme Court. A dry subject for...

Review / ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’ (PG) *** and a half

FROM from co-writers and directors Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (who also did TV’s “Drop The Dead Donkey”) comes this most agreeable, credible, sweet,...

Centenary in art — what’s so great?

“CANBERRA Centenary — what’s so great about it?” may sound like the theme for a symposium, but the exhibition of the same name, opening today...

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Movie review / ‘Hustlers’ (MA)

"Its depiction of women’s demeanour as they empty the wallets and credit cards of men they’ve not previously met may give women filmgoers a warm glow and a sense of triumph at the film’s reversal of gender stereotypes." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD's been to see "Hustlers".  

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