Review / ‘Loving’ (PG) ***

KNOWING before it begins how a film ends compels the writer to work hard to make the screenplay claim and keep our interest on...

Stellar cast, flawless play… great night

“The Laramie Project” achieves great things through its stellar cast, surgically precise direction and beautifully minimalist set, says theatre reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT.

Music Festival: In praise of beautiful concert

Canberra International Music Festival "In Praise of Creative Women" At Albert Hall, May 19. Review and photos by Judith Crispin

Review: ‘Delicacy’ (PG) ? ? ?

AFTER Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) loses her husband in a road accident, she spends three years working in an office and living a solitary private...

Dining: New shot at Double Shot

“I WAKE up wanting to kiss you.” This positive, inviting phrase, representing a great start to a great day, appears in white neon lights...

Music Festival: Amazing space, how sweet the sound

Canberra International Music Festival “Amazing Space 1 – Sounding the High Court” At the High Court of Australia, May 13. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / Jazz feast full of revelations

jazz Lovano/Grabowsky/Rex/Beck and Baecastuff's "Mutiny Music" Capital Jazz Project. At The Street Theatre, June 6. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / ‘They’ve Already Won’

theatre / "They've Already Won". Devised and performed by Harriet Gillies and Pierce Wilcox. At Gorman House until 20 February. Review by John Lombard

Ovation ends emotive performance

IT was a memorable evening at the Fitters Workshop when the Canberra International Music Festival presented a major performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion", writes LEN POWER.

Quartet plays music ‘to die for’

"A string quartet can expose music like few other mediums, and when it’s Bach in the hands of the Brodsky Quartet, it is sound quality at its finest," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Review / Startled by Dempsey’s immense detail

Arts / "Dempsey’s People", National Portrait Gallery, June 29 to October 22. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Review / Operas about ordinary people draw applause

Opera/ “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni and “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo, originally directed by Damiano Michieletto, revival by Rodula Gaitanou, conducted by Andrea Licata for Opera Australia, at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until February 4, bookings to REVIEWED BY HELEN MUSA

Review: Revenge sweet in Co-opera’s ‘Bat’

“The Revenge of the Bat,” (Die Fledermaus) Co-Opera, Albert Hall, March 26 only. Reviewed by Clinton White

Review / Raw and transparent passions in Opera House tragedy

Opera / "Sydney Opera House — The Opera (The Eighth Wonder)”, composed by Alan John, libretto by Dennis Watkins, conductor Anthony Legge, director David Freeman. At the Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, until Saturday, November 5.

Review: ‘Everybody Has a Plan’ (M) ****

IN Argentinean writer/director Ana Piterbarg’s debut feature (after much TV experience), plans unfold almost accidentally, threads slowly combining to display dramatic issues in a...

Review / ‘Beautiful Boy’ (MA) *** and a half

MANY words have been spoken and recorded recounting parents’ anguish when substance abuses beset their offspring and blight the lives of families. Among them...

A dance of grace

BELCONNEN Arts Centre recently hosted a very distinctive artist-in-residence, the Egyptian dancer-choreographer Suraya Hilal and her group of artists. With the overall title of “Alchemy”,...

Pumping, but at a pleasant pace

I HADN’T been to Pulp Kitchen for yonks… since before new management took over with Daniel Giordani at the helm. This new crew has just...

Review: Hilarious, scary Post-Dreamtime tale

“Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui” at The Playhouse, until April 13, bookings to 6275 2700 or Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review: Pianistic bliss in Wesley concert

music Creek-Rumsey Piano Duo and Friends At Wesley Music Centre, October 12 Reviewed by Clinton White





Canberra’s not immune to enemy of complacency

"Crowded pubs, close lines of people, casual attitudes in shops and recreation areas are all testament to complacent attitudes to the pandemic; the very things that will bring COVID-19 back to Canberra," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.


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