Tag: music

Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2017

Glitz and glamour at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2017 Opening Gala

What a joy to attend the fabulous opening gala of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Artistic Director Dolly Diamond lays out her vision for the eighth annual festival: Thirteen Australian acts, a balance of new talent with much-loved Aussie cabaret darlings….

ROLLA x Blundstone

ROLLA X Blundstone launch at Howler

Most of us are familiar with the iconic Australian work boot, Blundstone. This may sound like a controversial statement to any Little Island natives reading, but they are possibly Tasmania’s greatest global export. It turns out that 1 in 8…

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Grammy Award-winning Cory Henry brought his groovy band The Funk Apostles to Melbourne for a must-see Melbourne International Jazz Festival exclusive, as the first stop of their world tour. An absolute all-rounder, the multi-instrumentalist and producer Cory Henry worked with everyone from Aretha…

NGV Friday Nights Melbourne

NGV Friday Nights: Winter 2017 with Van Gogh

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Friday Nights are a huge highlight of Melbourne’s cultural scene. The sessions are a favourite of the Friday knock-off crowd and for good reason. Bands, drinks and access to all of the ground level exhibitions —…

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017 Patti Austin James Morrison

Top events in June 2017 in Melbourne: where to go, eat, and party

The mercury is still dropping, the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean your social calendar needs to drop off too. We’ve brought together our top picks for what to do this June. Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2-11 June) For ten…

Trevor Ashley presents ‘Diamonds Are For Trevor’

Diamonds are for Trevor is two hours of pure adulterated fun. Trevor Ashley is one of those performers who could make even a Brecht piece hilarious and camp — so with impersonating one of the century’s biggest divas, what could…

King Roger Opera Australia Melbourne

Opera Australia’s ‘King Roger’

Opera Australia has collaborated with Dallas Opera to give Melburnians the opportunity to see the rarely-performed King Roger by Karol Szymanowski. It’s a majestic production, executed beautifully with great imagination. Unlike in many operas where there’s a clear conflict between…