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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 [ ... ]

Interview: Bradman's Heros in new album releaseInterview: Bradman's Heros in new album releaseSamela Harris

Greta Bradman has been in the interview loop for days. She has a new album out. It is a realisation of [ ... ]

Story: Minear takes an official bowStory: Minear takes an official bowSamela Harris

Harold Minear has shocked the theatre world with news of his resignation as Publicity Officer of St Jude's [ ... ]

Story: OzAsia Festival 2015 LaunchedStory: OzAsia Festival 2015 LaunchedDavid O'Brien

Indonesian contributions open and close the 2015 OzAsia Festival.   One of Australia’s closest neighbours [ ... ]

Story: Mary Poppins Lands In AdelaideStory: Mary Poppins Lands In AdelaidePaul Rodda

Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane will make its home on the Arts Theatre stage from the 2nd of July, and Bert [ ... ]

Story: Just Sex for Adelaide's RepStory: Just Sex for Adelaide's RepSamela Harris

Any assumptions that The Rep is old school fly out the window as It’s Just Sex hits the stage in its [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

The Chain BridgeThe Chain BridgeDeborah Hawke

By Tom Davis. The Street Theatre. 22 Nov 2015   There’s certainly no shortage of Holocaust [ ... ]

Only an Orphan GirlOnly an Orphan GirlSamela Harris

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre. The Arts Theatre. 19 Nov 2015   Once a year, the Arts Theatre is [ ... ]

The Story of My LifeThe Story of My LifeSamela Harris

Davine Interventionz Productions. Star Theatres. 18 Nov 2015   It's very Off Broadway down there [ ... ]

NaturallyNaturallyDavid O'Brien

Restless Dance Theatre. Odeon Theatre. 13 Nov 2015   Love, it’s a natural thing. Love, it’s [ ... ]

The Popular MechanicalsThe Popular MechanicalsDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company and Adina Apartment Hotels. Space Theatre. 10 Nov 2015   This is a rollicking, [ ... ]

CompanyCompanyPaul Rodda

The Hills Musical Company. The Stirling Theatre. 6 Nov 2015   Stephen Sondheim’s Company [ ... ]

IntimacyIntimacyDavid O'Brien

Torque Show with Michelle Ryan. 28 Oct 2015   Shiny bright and confident, sitting cross legged, [ ... ]

Fame The MusicalFame The MusicalPaul Rodda

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. The Goodwood Institute. 24 Oct 2015   Marie Clark Musical Theatre [ ... ]

MortidoMortidoSamela Harris

Belvoir/State Theatre SA. Dunstan Playhouse. 20 Oct 2015   It's a crime story. It's about the squalid [ ... ]

BigBigPaul Rodda

Northern Light Theatre Company. The Shedley Theatre. 16 Oct 2015   Big is hugely nostalgic for [ ... ]

The Aspirations of Daise MorrowThe Aspirations of Daise MorrowSamela Harris

Brink Productions in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre. Space Theatre. 13 Oct 2015   A [ ... ]

Miss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerMiss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerDavid O'Brien

Oz Asia Festival. The Space. 3 Oct 2015   Anyone familiar with the Japanese reality TV scene which [ ... ]

Music Reviews

EroicaEroicaKym Clayton

Master Series 9. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 6 Nov 2015   Entitled Eroica, [ ... ]

Mendelssohn’s BachMendelssohn’s BachKym Clayton

Master Series 8. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 Oct 2015   Bach being Bach, [ ... ]

Shadows & LightShadows & LightKym Clayton

Geoffrey Collins & Alice Giles. Recitals Australia. Elder Hall. 14 Sep 2015   The flute and [ ... ]

Schubert 9: ASO Master 6Schubert 9: ASO Master 6Kym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 11 Sep 2015   Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, [ ... ]

Jazz @ The ChapelJazz @ The ChapelKym Clayton

Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Concordia College Chapel. 3 Jul 2015   Artistic Director and Conductor Peter [ ... ]

Great Classics 2 – Symphony & SongGreat Classics 2 – Symphony & SongKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Festival Theatre. 27 Jun 2015   A world-class live performance of Strauss’ [ ... ]

MavericksMavericksKym Clayton

Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Concordia College Chapel. 8 May 2015   The Adelaide Wind Orchestra (AWO) is [ ... ]

First and LastFirst and LastKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Master Series 3. Adelaide Town Hall. 1 May 2015   We human beings like [ ... ]

Lortie Plays SchumannLortie Plays SchumannKym Clayton

Master Series Two. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 17 Apr 2015   French-Canadian pianist [ ... ]

The Odes of MarchThe Odes of MarchMurray Bramwell

Augie March. Her Majesty’s. 26 Mar 2015   It is several weeks on from the Ides of March, now it’s [ ... ]

Last Night of the PromsLast Night of the PromsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Festival Theatre. 27 Mar 2015   The proms are a jolly affair and a real [ ... ]

Master 1: Virtuoso ViolinMaster 1: Virtuoso ViolinKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 20 Mar 2015   In CEO Vincent Ciccarello’s own words, [ ... ]

Food Reviews

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon ClubSamela Harris

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

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 [ ... ]

Wine News & Reviews

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 [ ... ]

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