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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, [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winners 2015Story: Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winners 2015Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Critics Circle awards were again held at the University of Adelaide's Little Theatre this [ ... ]

Story: What's In A Name? AFC Season 2016Story: What's In A Name? AFC Season 2016David O'Brien

Adelaide Festival Centre 2016 Season. 4 Nov 2015   OzAsia Festival, Guitar Festival, Adelaide Cabaret [ ... ]

Story: Actors In Good Company For A Wedding ProposalStory: Actors In Good Company For A Wedding Propos...Paul Rodda

Company. The Hills Musical Company. Nov 2015   For actors Jessica Rossiter and Jonathan Knoblauch, [ ... ]

Story: Ghost The Musical Australian Cast AnnouncedStory: Ghost The Musical Australian Cast AnnouncedPaul Rodda

Superb cast announced for Australian Premiere.   The Producers of Ghost The Musical have today [ ... ]

Story: A new Barossa music festival blossomsStory: A new Barossa music festival blossomsSamela Harris

A new music festival arises in the Barossa Valley just as the spring buds burst forth from the vines. It [ ... ]

Story: Alfie, what is it all about...Story: Alfie, what is it all about...Samela Harris

Matt Byrne did not have to do a lot of hunting to find his Alfie. He didn’t even have to hold an [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide's State Theatre Announces 2016 SeasonStory: Adelaide's State Theatre Announces 2016 Sea...Paul Rodda

Adelaide’s State Theatre Company (STC) will play on stages across South Australia, around the country [ ... ]

Story: Smith rises to blockbuster role for Adelaide tourStory: Smith rises to blockbuster role for Adelaid...Samela Harris

Yesterday, James D Smith was acclaimed as one of Australia's most promising emerging artists.   Today [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

What Happened to SandmanWhat Happened to SandmanDeborah Hawke

(Or How I Became a Birdwatcher). By Steve Abbott. The Street Theatre 28 May 2016   I choose the [ ... ]

The Little PrinceThe Little PrinceSamela Harris

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Space Theatre. 27 May 2016   Ever was it a beautiful and haunting tale. [ ... ]

Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You CanPaul Rodda

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. Arts Theatre. 28 May 16   Frank William Abagnale gained notoriety [ ... ]

Swan LakeSwan LakeJaymi Humphreys

The Australian Ballet. Festival Theatre. 26 May 16   The audience murmurs as the orchestra pit [ ... ]

The Glass MenagerieThe Glass MenagerieDeborah Hawke

Belvoir. The Canberra Theatre Centre. 4 May 2016   Women in various cultures over many [ ... ]

GorgonGorgonSamela Harris

by Elena Carapetis. State Theatre Company. Space Theatre. 4 May 2016   They packed into The Space [ ... ]

Disney's Aladdin JnrDisney's Aladdin JnrSamela Harris

Adelaide Youth Theatre. Arts Theatre. 28 Apr 2016   From its small beginnings, Adelaide Youth Theatre [ ... ]

Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of HorrorsPaul Rodda

Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 22 Apr 2016   It is [ ... ]

The Wee Free MenThe Wee Free MenStephen Davenport

Unseen Theatre Company. Bakehouse Theatre. 16 Apr 2016   Cordial, stimulating, and above all funny, [ ... ]

Machu PicchuMachu PicchuDavid O'Brien

State Theatre Company SA with Sydney Theatre Company and Flinders University. Dunstan Playhouse. 15 Apr [ ... ]

HamletHamletSamela Harris

Independent Theatre. Goodwood Institute. 8 Apr 2016   One can see that Denmark is on the skids [ ... ]

Playhouse CreaturesPlayhouse CreaturesDeborah Hawke

By April De Angelis. Pigeonhole Theatre. The Q Theatre. 31 Mar 2016   It’s been fifty years [ ... ]

The Philadelphia StoryThe Philadelphia StorySamela Harris

Therry Dramatic Society. Arts Theatre. 31 Mar 2016   American high society of the 1930s, tabloid [ ... ]

CatsCatsPaul Rodda

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises and Base Entertainment Asia in association with [ ... ]

Eddie Morrison – Maximum BreakdownEddie Morrison – Maximum BreakdownDavid O'Brien

DANDL. Adelaide Fringe. Bakehouse Theatre. 12 Mar 16   Inner life monologues don’t come more [ ... ]

California Crooners Club With Hugh SheridanCalifornia Crooners Club With Hugh SheridanDavid Grybowski

Parker and Mr French. Gluttony - The Octagon. 12 Mar 2016   I was lucky to get a ticket to this [ ... ]

Wuthering HeightsWuthering HeightsDeborah Hawke

Shake and Stir Theatre Co and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Canberra Theatre Centre. 9 Mar 2016   The [ ... ]

The Peach SeasonThe Peach SeasonDavid Grybowski

Theatre Guild. The Little Theatre. 10 Mar 2016   Debra Oswald is a contemporary Australian playwright [ ... ]

Festival: Erth's Prehistoric AquariumFestival: Erth's Prehistoric AquariumDavid Grybowski

Erth Visual & Physical (Australia). Norwood Concert Hall. 10 Mar 2016   Only a few days to [ ... ]

Festival: Body of WorkFestival: Body of WorkDavid O'Brien

Atlanta Eke. The Space Theatre. Vitalstatistix. 10 Mar 2016   Atlanta Eke’s Body of Work [ ... ]

Festival: Nelken (Carnations)Festival: Nelken (Carnations)Samela Harris

A piece by Pina Bausch. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Festival Theatre. 9 Mar 2016   For [ ... ]

Festival: DelugeFestival: DelugeDavid O'Brien

Tiny Bricks. Plants 1 – Bowden. 8 March   Beckett for the internet era? Phillip Kavanagh’s [ ... ]

Festival: GolemFestival: GolemDavid Grybowski

1927, Salzburg Festival, Theatre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic. Festival Centre - Dunstan Playhouse. [ ... ]

The CountryThe CountryPaul Rodda

By Martin Crimp. Stone/Castro. State Opera Studio. 8 Mar 2016   On arrival one finds a very old, [ ... ]

Kate CeberanoKate CeberanoDavid Grybowski

RCM & Premier Artists. Garden of Unearthly Delights - The Spiegeltent. 5 Mar 2016   Ceberano [ ... ]

The Isabetta ProjectThe Isabetta ProjectDavid O'Brien

Jessie McKinlay. The Adina Treasury Apartments. 5 Mar 16   The Isabetta Project is based on a 14th [ ... ]

Festival: MonumentalFestival: MonumentalDavid O'Brien

Animals of Distinction. The Holy Body Tattoo & Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Festival Theatre. 4 Mar [ ... ]

The Flanagan Collective - Sherlock HolmesThe Flanagan Collective - Sherlock HolmesDavid Grybowski

A Working Hypothesis. Joanne Hartstone in co-production with Greenwich Theatre. The Queens - The Red Queen. [ ... ]

UnendUnendSamela Harris

Never Never Theatre Co. White Queen. 3 Mar 2016   It wasn't a publicity stunt. It was just uncanny [ ... ]

Cougar Morrison, Rawwr!Cougar Morrison, Rawwr!Kym Clayton

Presented by Strindberg Stages. La Bohème - Upstairs. 3 Mar 2016.   Cougar Morrison is a [ ... ]

SpeechlessSpeechlessDavid O'Brien

In Helvetica. Tuxedo Cat – Cusack Theatre. 3 Mar 2016   So many words, so many actions to [ ... ]


She Said Theatre. Live From TandanyaTheatre. 2 Mar 2016   “We were brought up to believe [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Cloudstreet!Cloudstreet!Kym Clayton

State Opera of South Australia. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 12 May 2016   Cloudstreet! is a new [ ... ]

Movie MasterpiecesMovie MasterpiecesKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Festival Theatre. 6 May 2016   With wacky-humored conductor Guy Noble [ ... ]

Elegant TchaikovskyElegant TchaikovskyKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 29 Apr 2016   The programme might have been entitled [ ... ]

Noble ElgarNoble ElgarKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 1 Apr 2016   The programme may have been named [ ... ]

Iconic BeethovenIconic BeethovenKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 18 Mar 2016   Maestro Nicholas Carter walked briskly [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2016WOMADelaide 2016Nicole Russo

Adelaide Festival. Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 Mar 2016   While the weather [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2016WOMADelaide 2016Luke Balzan

Adelaide Festival. Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 Mar 2016   I’ve been lucky [ ... ]

Danza y MagiaDanza y MagiaKym Clayton

Presented by Duo Contraste. Elder Hall. 12 Mar 2016   Duo Contraste is an accomplished, prize winning [ ... ]

Festival: Sun O))) and MagmaFestival: Sun O))) and MagmaDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Festival. Thebarton Theatre. 12 Mar 2016   At the outset, you wouldn’t think there [ ... ]

The Sonata: Reflections Of LifeThe Sonata: Reflections Of LifeKym Clayton

Presented by Marianna Grynchuk. Pilgirm Church. 12 Mar 2016   In her programme notes, Marianna [ ... ]

Festival: Voyage To The MoonFestival: Voyage To The MoonKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Presented by Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 11 Mar 2016   Voyage to the Moon [ ... ]

Festival: Exquisite CorpseFestival: Exquisite CorpseDavid O'Brien

Zephyr Quartet. The Space Theatre. 7 March   Surrealism and its mysteries are timeless. Because [ ... ]

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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