Review / Jaho’s Violetta, ‘a Violetta to die for’

Opera / “La Traviata,” by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Piave, directed by Elijah Moshinsky, conducted by Renato Palumbo. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until April 1, bookings to Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

We missed one!

IN skiting last week about newly gonged "CityNews" writers Michael Moore AM and Bill Stephens OAM joining columnist Jon Stanhope AO, editor Ian Meikle...

Review / Dystopia and humour set the tone at PhotoAccess

Review / “Move up to the views”, David Flanagan, and “Finlandia Hymn”, Anja Loughhead. PhotoAccess. Manuka Arts Centre, cnr NSW Crescent and Manuka Circle, Tuesday to Sunday, until February 26. Reviewed by ANNI DOYLE WAWRZYNCZAK

Review / Bouncing of ideas in outstanding glass show

Craft / “Refraction: studio glass vessels”. Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin. Until February 12, Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Arts / ANU School of Music appoints new open school convenor

LEADING ACT music educator Kevin Knapp has been appointed the new open school convenor for the Australian National University.  Interim head of the ANU School...

Arts / Padma’s flying leap into the future

DANCER, choreographer, hotshot CEO, mother, teacher and former Artist of the Year, Padma Menon, is about to take a flying leap into the future...

Arts / James comes home to play

GUITAR player, singer, songwriter James Southwell is a local region success story. Born and raised in Bowning, just on the other side of Yass, Southwell...

Arts / ‘SoundOut’ readies itself to ‘move sound mountains’

IT is something of a truism in the arts world, that the very best initiatives come from passionate individuals. Canberra’s annual international festival of free...

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

SALUT! Baroque presents “Musical Letters” focusing on letters between composers from the Baroque period and music by JS Bach, CPE Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann,...

Arts / Prizewinner Mel talks down the cash

WHEN reported last week that prominent Canberra glass artist Mel George had won the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s Indigenous Fellowship for Cultural...

Barr predicts Enlighten Festival will ‘surpass’ Floriade

A STRANGE trio of "fallen angels" adorned with fairy lights from Melbourne theatre group, Born in a Taxi, helped ACT chief minister Andrew Barr kick...

Arts / New ELK works show ‘the real Syria’

ONE of Canberra’s proudest artistic exports, the stencil artist ELK, is about to exhibit his work at the Opera House in Damascus. ELK—Luke Cornish, whose...

Arts / Musical legend back at the helm of youth choirs

ONE of Canberra’s true musical legends, Judith Clingan, is stepping back into the centrestage returning as conductor of the Training, Children’s and Youth Choirs...

Review / ‘Extraordinary physicality’ in staged Milton

Review / ”Paradise Lost,” by John Milton. Adapted by Christopher Samuel Carroll. At Belconnen Arts Centre until January 28. Reviewed by JOE WOODWARD

Review / OA’s ‘King Roger’ enlivens the operatic experience

opera / “Król Roger” (King Roger), by Karol Szymanowski. At the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, January 28, 31 and February 2, 4, 8, 11 and 15. Bookings to Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Baka songs in cultural workshop

CANBERRA musician and indefatigable world music choir leader Moya Simpson has alerted us to a coming cultural workshop with UK musician Su Hart. Hart...

Arts / Ausglass summit builds awareness of glass

 “(R)EVOLVE” is the tantalising name of the 18th biennial Ausglass conference running this weekend in Canberra. Ausglass, the principal body promoting contemporary glass in Australia,...

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

GLASS is the word this week with the advent of “(r)evolve”, the Ausglass Conference 2017. Beaver Galleries’ contribution to the summit is "Refraction" — studio...

Arts / Mel George wins inaugural NIDA Fellowship

CANBERRA glass artist Mel George has won the National Institute of Dramatic Art Indigenous Fellowship for Cultural Leadership as part of a grant to...

Arts / ‘SoundOut’ is looking for lamps

THE experimental music festival “SoundOut” is coming up at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery in early February. Director Richard Johnson, as well as running...




Multiple car fires light up Kaleen

Three cars well found on fire at a house in Kaleen early this morning (August 20). 


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