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Sing diva anthems in He’s Every Woman

Powerhouse singer Justin Clausen and glittering pianist Jamie Burgess serve a sophisticated hour of passion, pain, the past, and other dramatic notes on a trip down memory lane reviving anthemic songs from pop’s best women in He’s Every Woman. You…

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Warm up cold nights with winter’s Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Outside, it’s dark, and wet.  A perfect time to come in and get moody, slick, and flamboyant. It’s winter, it’s Melbourne, it’s time for the 9th annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Proud co-sponsors The Ron and Marg Dobell were honoured at…

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Circus and dance movement fusion in NICA’s Le Sacre

I have seen the future. Our youth show us where culture is headed and this show gives you a peek into the next step of theatre as cultural expression. The movement is grandiose, skilled, refined, watchable. The students bubble and…

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The Australian Shakespeare Company’s polished Pygmalion delights

Take yourself down to Collins Street for the ultimate romantic and literary entertainment. For the ultimate upper-class-boy-meets-lower-class-girl-love story told in Edwardian costumes. A parable of picking up something in the gutter and polishing it into a jewel.  This famous early…

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

The National Gallery of Victoria continues its ascension of gallery rankings, this time with a selection from MoMA, the New York Museum of Modern Art. MoMA, the landmark institution situated in midtown Manhattan, is a pioneering force in the history…

Ciao Cielo Launches in Melbourne’s First Courthouse

Say ciao to your new favourite house made pastas, woodfired pizzas and spritzers, because Ciao Cielo is back! This time, in one of Port Melbourne’s oldest and most enchanting heritage listed buildings, and with an exciting new sister venue, Ciao…

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The Courtly Arts Renaissance Dancing with the Bard

On a sunny winter’s Sunday, we sat deep in the heart of a high timber-roofed colonial church and were entertained with music and dance from over 500 years past. In their Dancing With The Bard, the Courtly Arts Performers, comprising…

Christian McBride’s New Jawn is New Jazz

New Jawn presents a contemporary and historically aware set at Jazzlab, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The syncopated language of jazz ranges from easy listening to complex avant-garde, and new forms mindful of old school is a…

German Film Festival Film Review: ‘The Silent Revolution’

Celebrates the universal spirit of rebellion Berlin, 1956, and the wall is not yet built. People from the Soviet-controlled East can take a train to the Democratic West, but they need identification papers and a good, temporary reason for doing…

A Deliciously, Fruity, Pinot Affair in Geelong

If there are two people who are perfect to send to a Pinot Noir festival – it’s two ladies whose drinks of choice are a glass of moscato or an espresso martini. If we were going to find our perfect…