Straight to the heart — MSO takes on Shakespeare

Thomas Daggweb
Live, Music, News & Commentary |

This year has marked 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death. The Bell Shakespeare Company is opening its new production of Othello in Melbourne this month so it’s nice timing that the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be performing music inspired by Shakespeare in two special concerts. The conductor of the MSO concerts, the guest British conductor Alexander Shelley

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Oh, for the adolescent Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolmweb
Books, Music, News & Commentary |

Given Malcolm Turnbull is now Prime Minister in his own right — at least for the very immediate future — we can’t resist republishing this extract from musician Steve Kilbey’s 2014 memoir, Something Quite Peculiar, published by Hardie Grant Books. Kilbey’s book recounts life before, during and after fame found him via his band The Church but in

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Byron Bay Bluesfest takes 2017 tickets OFF sale due to overwhelming demand

BLUESFESTweb
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The now legendary five-day Byron Bay Bluesfest is well-known for selling tickets all year around, but tickets for the 2017 festival will be taken off sale next week. The Bluesfest this week issued a media release announcing that it’s experienced “unprecedented sales”, even before the first artists have been announced for the next edition of the festival.

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