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Monks who aim to thrill

They’re  Buddhist monks, they’re brave, they’re aggressive, yet they’re reflective – everybody loves China’s Shaolin Warriors. Canberra has seen many variations on this kind of...

Big draws crowd to NGA

ALL Canberrans can take part in the Big Draw on Sunday at the National Gallery of Australia. The annual event is free and gives people...

Sounds of significance

The opening of the James Ainslie Recital Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre last weekend was marked by two significant concerts. Designed by JS Murdoch,...

Dimboola back in town

Said to be Australia's most-performed play, “Dimboola” is now being staged by The National University Theatre Society (NUTS) in a dinner show at Teatro Vivaldi. If...

ANU’s musical blooms

HOT on the heels of the Ainslie Music Centre’s Bloom Music Festival, the ANU and has sprouted two springtime events, the ANU School of...

Artefacts go home

In an act of goodwill from the Australian to the Egyptian Government, 122 priceless Egyptian artefacts seized by Australian authorities  from a Melbourne dealer...

“Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times” (M) ? ? ½

ANDREW Rossi’s documentary examines arguably the most influential daily newspaper in the US, possibly the English-speaking world or even the whole world, as it...

“Johnny English Reborn” (PG) ? ? ?

“DR No” planted a field ripe for spoofing when it began the plethora of high-cost, high-adrenalin, all-the-same moves featuring 007 played by a succession...

“The Eye Of The Storm” (MA) ? ? ?

A SUPERB cast of Australian actors led by a notable British, older leading lady populates Fred Schepisi’s film using Judy Davis’ well-crafted adaptation of...

New sculpture attracts PM

“A HUMANE and humble tribute to two great men,” is how Prime Minister Julia Gillard described a new sculpture of former Prime Ministers John...

Yoram Gross’ animated life

THE Polish Ambassador, Andrzej Jaroszy?ski, is hosting a literary evening at the embassy tonight with one of Australia's most famous animators, Yoram Gross. As part...

Chinese art in the air

THERE is  something peculiarly Chinese in the air this season and indeed it is the Year of Chinese Culture in Australia – the Shaolin...

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...

From fame to shame

THERE was a buzz of activity at The Playhouse this afternoon as preparations were in full swing for the opening night of Scott Rankin’s...

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...

Can’t say whodunit, can say see it

THEATRE “The Mousetrap” By Agatha Christie. Tempo Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre until September 24. Reviewed by Ian McLean DESPITE three years living in London, I didn’t ever get...

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...

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