News & Opinion

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 [ ... ]

Story: They Say She’s DifferentStory: They Say She’s DifferentSamela Harris

They Say She's Different - The Music of Betty Davis. Adelaide Cabaret Festival   Betty Davis [ ... ]

Story: Writers' Week 2014Story: Writers' Week 2014Samela Harris

Adelaide Festival Writers' Week wrap-up
The Women's Memorial Garden of Writers' Week has become a sylvan [ ... ]

Interview: Kutcha EdwardsInterview: Kutcha EdwardsPaul Rodda

Kutcha Edwards is a celebrated Indigenous Australian musician, and member of the stolen generation.
Born [ ... ]

Interview: Osaka MonaurailInterview: Osaka MonaurailPaul Rodda

Osaka Monaurail are Japan's answer to 60s Funk.
Imagine James Brown in Japan; Ryo Nakata drops into the [ ... ]

Story: Addams Family Cast AnnouncedStory: Addams Family Cast AnnouncedPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media has won the rights to the hit musical 'The Addams Family', and recently underwent the [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

The Importance of Being EarnestThe Importance of Being EarnestSamela Harris

  State Theatre Company of SA. Dunstan Playhouse. 30 July 2014
The audience erupts from the theatre [ ... ]

Man in a BagMan in a BagMartin Christmas

 Polygraph Collective. Holden Street Theatres. 19 Jul 2014
‘Man in a Bag’ is forensic and sharp [ ... ]

The Sound of MusicThe Sound of MusicSamela Harris

  Gilbert and Sullivan Society. The Arts Theatre. 19 Jul 2014
You'd better get in quickly. The [ ... ]

All Gone!All Gone!Nicole Russo

  19 July, Banquet Room @ Adelaide Festival Centre   As part of their 2014 season, Pocketfool [ ... ]

Shadow LandShadow LandMartin Christmas

 Pilobolus. Her Majestyʼs Theatre. 9 July 2014
Sitting in row E, waiting for the sold-out theatre [ ... ]

The Magic HourThe Magic HourDeborah Hawke

  By Vanessa Bates. The Street Theatre. 4 July 2014
Speaking as a child of the eighties, no one [ ... ]

The Addams FamilyThe Addams FamilyPaul Rodda

  The Addams Family Musical
Matt Byrne Media. Arts Theatre. 4 July 2014
Director, Matt Byrne has [ ... ]

Managing CarmenManaging CarmenDeborah Hawke

  By David Williamson. Christine Harris and HIT Productions. The Q Theatre. 27 June 2014
Although [ ... ]

The FactoryThe FactoryDeborah Hawke

  By Vela Manusaute . Kila Kokonut Krew. Canberra Theatre Centre. 24 June 2014
The last musical [ ... ]

The Home FrontThe Home FrontDeborah Hawke

 By Catherine Crowley and Heidi Silberman. The Street Theatre. 20 June 2014
There was nary a soul [ ... ]

Into OblivionInto OblivionSamela Harris

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Artspace. 21 June 2014
Ambre Hammond could not help wondering what she and  [ ... ]

August: Osage CountyAugust: Osage CountySamela Harris

  Adelaide Repertory Theatre. The Arts Theatre. 20 June 2014
The one thing Tracy Letts did wrong [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Pepe Romero & Yamandú CostaPepe Romero & Yamandú CostaKym Clayton

 Adelaide International Guitar Festival. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 18 July 2014
Pepe Romero and [ ... ]

José Antonio Rodríguez TrioJosé Antonio Rodríguez TrioLuke Balzan

  Adelaide International Guitar Festival. Festival Theatre. 17 Jul 2014
The Adelaide International [ ... ]

Pecan SummerPecan SummerKym Clayton

  Short Black Opera Company. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 3 July 2014
Billed as Australia’s first [ ... ]

ASO Plays James BondASO Plays James BondKym Clayton

  Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 27 June 2014
For those who like their [ ... ]

Bella ItaliaBella ItaliaKym Clayton

Masters 4. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 20 June 2014
From the perspective of an ‘ordinary’ [ ... ]

The Benaud Trio: HorizonsThe Benaud Trio: HorizonsKym Clayton

  The Benaud Trio: Elder Hall. 8 June 2014
Half the battle in any concert is to get the programming [ ... ]

Bohemian RhapsodiesBohemian RhapsodiesKym Clayton

  Morgans Composers in Focus. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 4 June 2014
“Bohemian [ ... ]

Between LightBetween LightKym Clayton

  The Zephyr Quartet. Queen’s Theatre. 25 May 2014
The Zephyr Quartet have a well deserved reputation [ ... ]

Dazzling RachmaninovDazzling RachmaninovKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 May 2014
It has been said that as the K2 is to mountaineers, [ ... ]

Carmina BuranaCarmina BuranaKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 16 May 2014
The evening began with a studied [ ... ]

Groovin The MooGroovin The MooNicole Russo

Oakbank Racecourse. 25 Apr 2014
As the likes of the Big Day Out, that great old lady of Australian music [ ... ]

New Music Now: A Pastoral SymphonyNew Music Now: A Pastoral SymphonyKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Grainger Studio. 16 April 2014
A symphony orchestra has a responsibility, [ ... ]

Food Reviews

fermentAsianfermentAsianDarren Richards

Lunch Review
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
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.

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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