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Japanese pianist ‘Nobu’ here to mark Australia-Japan treaty

JAPANESE CLASSICAL PIANIST and composer, Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Tsujii, will be performing  a special piano recital at Parliament House this evening to mark the 40th...

ACO ‘sing’ of winter walks

SOPRANO Dawn Upshaw and composer Maria Schneider join the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s for the beginning of its 2014 season—here in Canberra. Upshaw will perform...

Review / Concert calls on birds for inspiration

music / Canberra Symphony Orchestra. ActewAGL Llewellyn Series. March 29. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE.

Anxious encounter with love

AT a time when many theatrically educated younger people have never heard of Noel Coward, the Canberra Theatre is turning convention on its head...

Arts / Taking Nuevo Tango to the world

  THE haunting tangos of Astor Piazzolla have long ago taken the classical music world by storm and Canberrans are about to enjoy a concert...

Bell tolls for ARC Cinema program as NFSA swings the axe

The National Film and Sound Archive have released an ominously worded statement on plans for staff cuts and the end of much loved programs...

Long players: secrets of the Rolling Stones longevity

By Peter Tregear, Australian National University THE Rolling Stones are currently nearing the end of their seventh (and quite possibly last) tour of Australia and...

Polished performance of ‘Coarse’ comedy

“There’s nothing coarse about this polished and inventive performance,” writes reviewer JOHN LOMBARD.

Hof’s ‘Capital Scene’ takes out art award

MEG Hof’s acrylic work "A Capital Scene"  has taken out the People’s Choice Award in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Art Award. The  award is valued at...

Language of the street in paint

CANBERRA painter and former Canberra Artist of the Year and Head of Painting at the ANU's School of Art, Robert Boynes, is excited about his new...

Canberra Symphony raffling a Rodin sculpture, not your usual raffle

THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra have announced they are raffling a sculpture by none other than Auguste Rodin. The CSO was somewhat surprised to be the...

Kaori becomes new city gallery for CCAS

JUST when you thought Civic had been entirely deserted by the arts, Canberra Contemporary Art Space has launched its newest venture — CCAS City...

Canberra kids off to the hip-hop ‘Olympics’

SIX young Canberrans have been selected to represent Australia at the Hip Hop International World Championships – known as the ‘Olympics of Hip Hop’ – in...

Eve’s performance of unearthly beauty

Before this show began, there was a pair of women’s high-heeled black shoes placed centre stage in front of the piano. This mystery was soon to be solved, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Arts in the City / In for a Penny…

WARHOL Factory superstar and New York’s queen of underground satire, Penny Arcade, returns with her show “Longing Lasts Longer” at The Street Theatre, April...

Art comes to City Walk, and your chance to enter

QUEANBEYAN Art Society president Barry Cranston has sent us some pictures from last year’s QAS Charity Art Show in City Walk in Civic. He estimates...

Kite festival in Belconnen this Sunday!

THE Belconnen Arts Centre and Belconnen Community Service will be hosting the inaugural Spring Winds Kite Festival this Sunday between 12 and 4pm. They're...

Review / Emotive music bursts into a finale

Music / Cello. Umberto Clerici and Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Llewellyn Concert Hall. Thursday, May 18. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Time out with BeAN for G.G.

THE Belconnen Artists’ Network, BeAN, has opened a new show in gallery@bcs that explores interpretations of the broad theme of time. “Time” is intended to...

Arts / Rapper with a serious, soulful side

WHEN US artist Oddisee takes the stage at the ANU’s pop-up, live-music venue Molo Live, he’ll be playing to a fan base of soul...





Final Provenance apartments offer bigger floor plans

With slightly bigger floor plans and more storage, the remaining apartments for sale in the Provenance building at the Founders Lane development in Civic are likely to appeal mostly to owner occupiers. This is a sponsored post.

Art marks World Homeless Day


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