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Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2015 season announced Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2015 season announ...Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Festival Centre has today released its 2015 program of events.
All of the usual suspects [ ... ]

Story: Cellar Door Wine Festival back in 2015!Story: Cellar Door Wine Festival back in 2015!Paul Rodda

It’s back! The Adelaide Convention Centre will once again play host to the Cellar Door Wine Festival [ ... ]

Story: The Cardinals at the Adelaide Festival 2015Story: The Cardinals at the Adelaide Festival 2015Samela Harris

"Like a kids' nativity play gone bonkers".
That is an odd descriptive drawcard for an Adelaide Festival [ ... ]

Story: State Theatre Company 2015 season launchStory: State Theatre Company 2015 season launchSamela Harris

  The State Theatre Company of SA unveiled its 2015 program in the way in which it wishes to be [ ... ]

2014 ATG Award winners announced!2014 ATG Award winners announced!Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards were celebrated at the Adelaide Entertainment centre on the 16th of [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Story: Nancye Hayes to be anything but ‘Earnest’Story: Nancye Hayes to be anything but ‘Earnest’...Paul Rodda

  For their seventh production in the 2014 season, The State Theatre Company of South Australia [ ... ]

Story: Tasmanian wine playing the global gameStory: Tasmanian wine playing the global gameTony Keys

  I recently spent several days on the island of Tasmania; a beautiful place that is good for the [ ... ]

News: Arts Administration TraineeshipNews: Arts Administration TraineeshipPaul Rodda

  Carclew are searching for a "highly energetic and driven individual who will jump at the opportunity [ ... ]

Story: 2014 Adelaide Cabaret gets underwayStory: 2014 Adelaide Cabaret gets underwayPaul Rodda

  The 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Variety Gala Performance kicked off last night and marked [ ... ]

News: Carclew Scholarships 2015News: Carclew Scholarships 2015Paul Rodda

  Outstanding opportunities for outstanding young artists.
Carclew, a multi-artform organisation [ ... ]

Story: The Breakfast Club hits AdelaideStory: The Breakfast Club hits AdelaidePaul Rodda

  Described as one of the all time greatest 'High School Films' The Breakfast Club both defined [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

A Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolDavid Grybowski

Retrospect Arts. The Bakehouse Theatre. 17 Dec 2014
Philip Zachariah has been performing his one-hander [ ... ]

Summer Showcase of Opera ScenesSummer Showcase of Opera ScenesKym Clayton

The State Opera of South Australia. The Opera Studio. 14 Dec 2014
On Sunday afternoon there was gluttony, [ ... ]

Amahl and the Night VisitorsAmahl and the Night VisitorsKym Clayton

Emma Knight Productions and Karen Lettice Productions. Space Theatre. 4 Dec 2014
Written by Pulitzer [ ... ]

Hay FeverHay FeverDavid Grybowski

Kay McLean Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Her Majesty's Theatre. 3 December 2014
Hay [ ... ]

Grug and the RainbowGrug and the RainbowNicole Russo

Windmill Theatre. Space Theatre. 22 Nov 2014
Perched high upon his hilltop home, Grug sees a rainbow [ ... ]

Tom, Dick & HarryTom, Dick & HarrySamela Harris

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre. The Arts Theatre. 20 Nov 2014
Oh, my. Talk about a workout. Ribs, belly, [ ... ]

Willsy: The Gay Divorcee (Well sort of...)Willsy: The Gay Divorcee (Well sort of...)Samela Harris

Feast Festival. Nexus Cabaret. 16 Nov 2014
Bling go the strings of my heart.
It's Willsy, bedazzling [ ... ]

Bracken MoorBracken MoorSamela Harris

Independent Theatre. Odeon Theatre. 14 Nov 2014
This show is a treat, a piece of rivetingly good story-telling.
It [ ... ]

Legally BlondeLegally BlondePaul Rodda

The Hills Musical Theatre Company. Stirling Theatre. 7 Nov 2014
Legally Blonde the musical tells the [ ... ]

Young FrankensteinYoung FrankensteinDavid Grybowski

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. Goodwood Institute. 31 Oct 2014
I had a very happy Halloween at the South [ ... ]

OtelloOtelloKym Clayton

State Opera of South Australia. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 28 Oct 2014
Verdi’s penultimate opera Otello [ ... ]

The Breakfast ClubThe Breakfast ClubPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Holden Street Theatres. 24 Oct 2010
‘The Breakfast Club’ is a cult 80s film by [ ... ]

Music Reviews

An American in ParisAn American in ParisKym Clayton

Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Concordia College Chapel. 12 Dec 2014
The local fine music scene is extensive, [ ... ]

Handel’s ‘Messiah’Handel’s ‘Messiah’Kym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Nov 2014
It’s over 250 years old, it’s iconic [ ... ]

Mahler 5Mahler 5Kym Clayton

Masters 9. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 22 Nov 2014
The ASO last played Mahler’s [ ... ]

Raven Black Night, Mism & Hidden IntentRaven Black Night, Mism & Hidden IntentLuke Balzan

Worldsend Hotel. 14 Nov 2014
It wasn’t too many years ago that I would spend most of my weekend evenings [ ... ]

Sean Paul & MyaSean Paul & MyaLuke Balzan

XL Superclub. 16 Nov 2014
I can’t say that I’ve ever really been much of a clubs person. In fact, [ ... ]

Gershwin’s American SongbookGershwin’s American SongbookKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 7 Nov 2014
For two years in a row the Adelaide [ ... ]

Third Stone – The Hendrix ExperienceThird Stone – The Hendrix ExperienceLuke Balzan

The Governor Hindmarsh. 31 Oct 2014
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for old school blues rock, so when [ ... ]

Viva EspanaViva EspanaKym Clayton

  Masters 8. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 10 Oct 2014
Benjamin Northey, [ ... ]

The Tea PartyThe Tea PartyLuke Balzan

  Thebarton Theatre. 11 Oct 2014
Who ever knew having a Tea Party as an adult could be so much [ ... ]

Mozart and MagicMozart and MagicKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 3 Oct 2014
The most recent instalment in the [ ... ]

Andrew StrongAndrew StrongLuke Balzan

  The Commitments Australian Tour. The Governor Hindmarsh. 3 Oct 2014
I can’t say I’ve ever [ ... ]

Ash GrunwaldAsh GrunwaldLuke Balzan

The Governor Hindmarsh. 27 Sep 2014
It was a perfect end to a perfect day. The temperature tipped the [ ... ]

Food Reviews

fermentAsianfermentAsianDarren Richards

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

La Pecora Nera La Pecora Nera Darren Richards

Dinner Review
Authentic Italian
After a relaxed lunch at Mr Mick’s Kitchen and an afternoon probing [ ... ]

Mr Mick’s KitchenMr Mick’s KitchenDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Tapas
After a failed first attempt dining at Mr Mick’s Kitchen in Clare back in February, [ ... ]

Earth's KitchenEarth's KitchenDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Healthy Alternative
I was planning to meet a mate I hadn’t seen in a while and we were [ ... ]

The Earl of LeicesterThe Earl of LeicesterDarren Richards

Event Review
Beer Degustation Event
With my ears now finely tuned to Adelaide’s food & beverage [ ... ]

La Bonne TableLa Bonne TableDarren Richards

Lunch Review
French/Korean Fusion   In need of a venue for a boys lunch with long term friends [ ... ]

Public CBDPublic CBDDarren Richards

Dinner Review.
Modern Australian/Mediterranean.

After attending the official opening of the funky new [ ... ]

Let Them Eat Let Them Eat Darren Richards

Lunch Review.
Vegetarian.

I first came across ‘Let Them Eat’ whilst wandering around The Depot at [ ... ]

Little Miss MexicoLittle Miss MexicoDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Mexican Street Food

Adelaide has really come to life in February with the festival season [ ... ]

Skillogalee Winery RestaurantSkillogalee Winery RestaurantDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Modern Australian

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s best known wine regions; [ ... ]

Pearl's DinerPearl's DinerDarren Richards

Pearl’s Diner 

Dinner Review
Casual Americana

I have regularly spotted the Burger Theory truck [ ... ]

Fork on the Road Fork on the Road Darren Richards

Food Truck Festival. 30 Nov 2012
Lunch Review

As the local food truck phenomenon continues to rapidly [ ... ]

Wine News & Reviews

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 [ ... ]

Story: Tasmanian wine playing the global gameStory: Tasmanian wine playing the global gameTony Keys

  I recently spent several days on the island of Tasmania; a beautiful place that is good for the [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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