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Story: Byrne's 20th year at Maxim's with My Kitchen FoolsStory: Byrne's 20th year at Maxim's with My Kitche...Paul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Maxim’s Wine Bar.   On the opening night of Matt Byrne’s My Kitchen [ ... ]

Story: All aboard the Adelaide Festival’s Riverbank PalaisStory: All aboard the Adelaide Festival’s Riverban...Paul Rodda

Incredible interactive art sensation House of Mirrors, US singer-songwriter Kurt Vile, US godfather [ ... ]

Interview: Cast prepare for an emotional journeyInterview: Cast prepare for an emotional journeyPaul Rodda

Adelaide Fringe 2017. Davine Interventionz Productions. Star Theatres.   The Tony nominated musical [ ... ]

Interview: Coral Browne for Adelaide FringeInterview: Coral Browne for Adelaide FringeSamela Harris

How could such an extraordinarily vivid and outrageous showbiz character be forgotten?
This troubled [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Festival 2017 Program LaunchedStory: Adelaide Festival 2017 Program LaunchedDavid O'Brien

Trepidation as to what may follow on from the rare, lengthy David Sefton era of the Adelaide Festival [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2017 season Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2017 season David O'Brien

Bulldozers and wrecking balls are about to start ripping into the Adelaide Festival Centre environs to [ ... ]

Interview: 12 Angry Men Pass JudgementInterview: 12 Angry Men Pass JudgementPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. 27 Sep 2016   Holden Street theatres will morph into the jury room of a 1957 [ ... ]

Story: A Wicked Winter for AdelaideStory: A Wicked Winter for AdelaidePaul Rodda

The South Australian amateur premiere of Wicked kicks off at the Arts theatre on the 7th of July and with [ ... ]

Interview: Melbourne Ska OrchestraInterview: Melbourne Ska OrchestraLuke Balzan

Nicky Bomba speaks to Luke Balzan   One of my favourite musical artists is Australia’s own [ ... ]

Interview: Black Stone CherryInterview: Black Stone CherryLuke Balzan

Chris Robertson speaks to Luke Balzan   After many years of creating music, relentless touring [ ... ]

Story: 2016 Fringe Welcomes The German ClubStory: 2016 Fringe Welcomes The German ClubSamela Harris

They call it "The GC". It is the latest acronym in Fringe destinations.   The German Club at 223 [ ... ]

Story: WOMADelaide 2016 PreviewStory: WOMADelaide 2016 PreviewPaul Rodda

The World’s Festival. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 March 2016.
As sure as the sun rises every morning, [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

Tubular Bells For TwoTubular Bells For TwoKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival Centre. Dunstan Playhouse. 17 Feb 2017   First released in 1973, Mike Oldfield’s [ ... ]

The Redheaded Cabaret: Rated R(ed)The Redheaded Cabaret: Rated R(ed)David O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Rebecca Castaldini. 18 Feb 2017   Burlesque, traditional or neo Burlesque, succeeds [ ... ]

Peter Goers is 'SMOKED HAM'Peter Goers is 'SMOKED HAM'Samela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. The Arch, Holden Street Theatres. 18 Feb 2017   It is not a pretty sight. Already [ ... ]

Hans: Mein CampHans: Mein CampSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. The Octagon at Gluttony. 17 Feb 2017   It just wouldn’t be a Fringe without [ ... ]

TrainspottingTrainspottingDavid O'Brien

Andrew Kay and Associates. Adelaide Festival Centre. Kings Head & In Your Face. 17 Feb 2017   Irvine [ ... ]

Angel by Henry NaylorAngel by Henry NaylorSamela Harris

Presented by Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Fringe Awards in association with Redback Productions [ ... ]

ScorchScorchSamela Harris

Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award in association with Prime Cut Productions. Adelaide [ ... ]

Signifying Nothing Signifying Nothing Samela Harris

Hammond Fleet Productions with Holden Street Theatres. Adelaide Fringe. 15 Feb 2017   Not since [ ... ]

West Side StoryWest Side StorySamela Harris

Zest Theatre Group. Victor Harbor Town Hall. 27 Jan 2017   The political future of the world might [ ... ]

Dusty Dusty Samela Harris

  The Look, The Legend, The Musical. The Production Company and Adelaide Festival Centre. Adelaide [ ... ]

Singin' In The RainSingin' In The RainPaul Rodda

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group & TEG DAINTY. Adelaide [ ... ]

Don Parties OnDon Parties OnDavid O'Brien

Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 12 Nov 2016   Nostalgia is dangerous. The good old [ ... ]

ToscaToscaKym Clayton

State Opera Of SA. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 12 Nov 2016   “My dream of love has vanished [ ... ]

Educating RitaEducating RitaDeborah Hawke

By Willy Russell. Christine Harris and HIT Productions. The Q Theatre. 26 Oct 2016   A higher education [ ... ]

12 Angry Men12 Angry MenPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Holden Street Theatres. 27 Oct 2016   12 Angry Men is a play about deliberation. [ ... ]

ObjektObjektDavid O'Brien

Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide College of The Arts. 5 Oct 2016   The art of going places no [ ... ]

A Steady RainA Steady RainDavid Grybowski

Lost In Translation. Holden Street Theatres. 16 September 2016   Although A Steady Rain was only [ ... ]

The Wharf Revue – Back to Bite YouThe Wharf Revue – Back to Bite YouDeborah Hawke

Sydney Theatre Company. Canberra Theatre Centre. 13 Sep 2016   The month of September is highly [ ... ]

The Faithful Servant   The Faithful Servant Deborah Hawke

    By Tom Davis. The Street Theatre. 9 Sep 2016       If you grew [ ... ]

RentRentPaul Rodda

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. The Goodwood Institute. 31 Aug 2016   The all-too-rarely performed [ ... ]

Titus AndronicusTitus AndronicusDavid O'Brien

Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 20 Aug 2016   Shakespeare invented this thing the [ ... ]

Island TimeIsland TimeDeborah Hawke

The Laughing Samoans. The Street Theatre. 20 Aug 2016   With such a massive saturation of American [ ... ]

The Sound Of MusicThe Sound Of MusicDavid Grybowski

Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and The Really Useful Group. Festival Theatre. 12 Aug 2016   The [ ... ]

The CrucibleThe CrucibleDavid Grybowski

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.  Little Theatre.  6 Aug 2016   Director Geoff [ ... ]

Biography: A GameBiography: A GameDavid O'Brien

Bakehouse Theatre. 6 Aug 2016   Swiss dramatist Max Frisch’s Biography: A Game, delves deeply [ ... ]

Quick FixQuick FixDavid O'Brien

One Point 618. 5 August   Quick Fix is a wonderfully rare thing in contemporary dance. It presents [ ... ]

The Red Cross LettersThe Red Cross LettersDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company. Space Theatre. 3 Aug 2016   Over the last couple of years during this centenary [ ... ]

The Verbatim ProjectThe Verbatim ProjectDeborah Hawke

Canberra Youth Theatre. Gorman House Arts Centre. 23 Jul 2016   We live in a mediated world where [ ... ]

ExtinctionExtinctionDeborah Hawke

By Hannie Rayson. Red Stitch Actors Theatre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Canberra Theatre Centre. [ ... ]

Price Check! The MusicalPrice Check! The MusicalDavid O'Brien

Loaded Productions. Bakehouse Theatre. 10 Jul 2016   Good musical theatre should be about fun in [ ... ]

IgnitionIgnitionDavid O'Brien

Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide College of the Arts. 9 Jul 2016   History, time, and the flow [ ... ]

WickedWickedPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Arts Theatre. 8 Jul 2016   The South Australian amateur premiere of Wicked is [ ... ]

Music Reviews

David Bowie - Nothing Has ChangedDavid Bowie - Nothing Has ChangedKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre. Adelaide Festival Theatre. [ ... ]

Rhapsody & SymphonyRhapsody & SymphonyKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 11 Feb 2017   Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, [ ... ]

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico EinaudiKym Clayton

Arts Projects Australia. Festival Theatre. 8 Feb 2017   Ludovico’s music is not classic [ ... ]

Organ Recital – Malcom ArcherOrgan Recital – Malcom ArcherKym Clayton

Royal School Of Church Music. Wesley Uniting Church, Kent Town. 8 Jan 2017   Malcolm Archer is [ ... ]

Handel’s MessiahHandel’s MessiahKym Clayton

    Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 9 Dec 2016     Handel’s [ ... ]

Fantastic SymphonyFantastic SymphonyKym Clayton

Master 9. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 Dec 2016   The programme was named [ ... ]

Zukerman And FriendsZukerman And FriendsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Nov 2016   This was the third of three concerts [ ... ]

Zukerman In ConcertZukerman In ConcertKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 25 Nov 2016   This, the second of three concerts [ ... ]

Zukerman TrioZukerman TrioKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 Nov 2016   The Zukerman Trio is a world class [ ... ]

Trio DaliTrio DaliKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 9 Nov 2016   Trio Dali comprises three 20-something soon-to-be-superstars [ ... ]

The Tallis ScholarsThe Tallis ScholarsKym Clayton

Adelaide Town hall. 3 Nov 2016   The Tallis Scholars are Renaissance choral music specialists, [ ... ]

A Hero’s LifeA Hero’s LifeKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 29 Oct 2016   Beethoven’s Piano Concerto [ ... ]

Lifestyle Reviews

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon ClubSamela Harris

Indian   The joy of a creative new restaurant is that it offers wild and glorious adventures right [ ... ]

Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Paul Rodda

Adelaide Convention Centre. 21 Feb 2015   On arrival at the Cellar Door Wine Festival there is a friendly [ ... ]

Howard Park & Heartland: PairsHoward Park & Heartland: PairsTony Keys

  Below, two reviews; one for a pair of Howard Park wines from Western Australian, the other for [ ... ]

Story: Once an icon always an iconStory: Once an icon always an iconTony Keys

  "Penfolds poisoned chalice leaves trail of corporate hangovers" was the headline of an article [ ... ]

Hardy'sHardy'sTony Keys

The Eileen Hardy wine range is the top end of the ‘Accolade Wines’ ladder. To quote the Hardy's Wines’ [ ... ]

Jacob's CreekJacob's CreekTony Keys

The big often get a bashing, recently a small family wine producer (Crittenden) based in the Victorian [ ... ]

d’Arenberg Winesd’Arenberg WinesTony Keys

The d’Arenberg Dozen   Any person with an interest in wine living in Adelaide or surrounds will [ ... ]

Tyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTony Keys

I have been privileged to know three generations of the Tyrrell family, Murray (deceased), current head [ ... ]

Grant Burge, BarossaGrant Burge, BarossaTony Keys

The Burge family can be traced back 5 generations to John Burge and his wife Eliza who arrived in Australia [ ... ]

fermentAsianfermentAsianDarren Richards

Lunch Review
After a brief absent stint from the restaurant scene to focus on my own culinary creations, [ ... ]

Nepenthe, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba & De BertoliNepenthe, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba & De BertoliTony Keys

There are some wines that have fallen into the hands of the marketeers and they believe a new label and [ ... ]

Fox Creek 2011 Reserve ShirazFox Creek 2011 Reserve ShirazTony Keys

  Fox Creek of the Mclaren Vale have a proud history in wine making. In this review, Tony Keys [ ... ]

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