High quality powers through first CSO concert

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

Cast hilariously fumble through ‘Life’

“Life – The Show” ... offers a diverting night of adult entertainment for the young at heart, writes BILL STEPHENS.

Bright new pub offers hits and misses

"The menu at Badger & Co offers more than just pub grub and the prices are super reasonable, especially for the portion sizes," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Warm oboe sounds shine in recital about love

Doherty took her oboe to its limits, but with consummate skill and ease, never faltering, always assured but with great sensitivity, writes reviewer CLINTON WHITE.

Concert dives into water inspired music

This uniquely programmed concert, with a splash of water inspired music, displayed the versatility of the recorder, especially when in the hands of players like these, writes ROB KENNEDY.

‘Impressive’ singing on love and life

In "Love and Life", Art Song Canberra’s latest concert, soprano Rebecca Ryan and pianist Anthony Smith performed a thoughtfully prepared set of songs by Schumann, Duparc, Fauré, Berlioz and Richard Strauss, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

‘Mockingbird’s’ timeless message lives on

Theatre / "To Kill a Mockingbird". Canberra Rep. At Theatre 3 until April 13. Reviewed by ARNE SJOSTEDT

Movie review / ‘Us’ (MA)

THIS is American director Jordan Peele’s second feature film. The first, “Get Out”, was a well-balanced mixed-race horror film that attracted favourable critical and...

Movie review / ‘Dumbo’ (PG)

Tim Burton’s live-action (with a generous sprinkling of CG additions) remake of that film is a 21st century rebuild of a story that stretches fantasy to delightful limits, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Five Feet Apart’ (M)

This is a romantic drama with both participants afflicted with cystic fibrosis, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Kotaro plays Chopin with ‘flawless energy’

Music / “Polish Dance”, Kotaro Nagano, piano. At the Embassy of Poland, March 27. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE.

‘Seductive’ Bin Laden puts on a persuasive show

Theatre / “Bin Laden: The One Man Show” by Tyrrell Jones, at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, until March 30. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

‘Stand-out’ performance of the real Keating

The audience sees much of the real Keating at moments of deep drama and surprising candour, writes JOE WOODWARD.

Breakfast in the Public domain

"Hats off to Public for tantalising tastebuds at breakfast. One expects the usual suspects to be on the menu, but it’s great to order something refreshingly different," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Dancing trumps West Side’s wet weather

Musical / “West Side Story”, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, until April 21. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

World-class performance marks ensemble’s anniversary

Music / “Christe, du Lamm Gottes” by JS Bach. Canberra Bach Ensemble. At St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka. March 24. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Thumbs up, the composer liked it, too

Music / "Last Verses", Canberra Sinfonia and Luminescence Chamber Singers, Wesley Uniting Church, March 23. Reviewed by LEN POWER.

Movie review / ‘Fighting With My Family’ (M)

"Fighting With My Family" is unexpectedly good fun, interspersed with moments depicting what must have been excruciatingly painful to the players, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Swimming With Men’ (M)

"Swimming With Men" is a story for a bunch of reliable British actors to deliver in a 97-minute somewhat soggy around the edges yet pleasant lightweight movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Destroyer’ (MA)

“Destroyer” may not be the greatest thriller that ever came out of Hollywood, but inputs made to it by two women make it high-grade cinema for the right reasons, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.




Festival soprano will be singing not swinging

The 2019 Canberra International Music Festival is in a 25th anniversary celebratory mood and will kick off on May 2 with an extraordinary combination of music and acrobatics, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Digital edition April 18


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