Putting Adelaide on the world jazz stage

Live, Music, News & Commentary |

Adelaide could follow in the footsteps of cities such as Washington DC, Paris, Tokyo and Havana by becoming a global host city for International Jazz Day if musician James Morrison gets his wish. Morrison, who took part in last year’s International Jazz Day Global Concert on the lawns of the White House in Washington DC,

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Foxtel updates ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ with lesbian erotica and a wooden dildo

News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

If you’ve read Dame Joan Lindsay’s famous 1967 novel about three schoolgirls who disappear from Hanging Rock outside Melbourne on St Valentine’s Day 1900, then you’ll remember the schoolgirl crushes of the privileged young girls boarding at Appleyard College for Young Ladies. Peter Weir’s 1975 film adaptation that made Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock internationally famous certainly picked up on

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House of Bond TV review: proof Australian TV has no new ideas

Reviews, Screen, TV |

Perhaps tellingly, the second episode of Channel Nine’s two-part Alan Bond miniseries, House of Bond, rated slightly higher than the first, drawing in 657,000 metro viewers, as opposed to the first part’s pretty poor figure of 613,000. I can only speculate, but I suspect the reason for this minor surge may well be the respective subjects of each episode.

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Film Review: ‘Casting JonBenet’ is an ingenious, instant classic

Reviews, Screen |

How do you make a documentary about a murder case when nobody knows who did it? Filmmakers sometimes put inverted commas around ‘guilty’ and frame their investigations from the perspective of proving a wrongly convicted person innocent, or possibly innocent – recently in the popular Making a Murderer, but more memorably in Errol Morris’ The

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Kinky Boots review (Capitol Theatre, Sydney)

Musicals, Reviews, Stage |

Rightly or wrongly, “hummability” has long been considered a key measure of a musical theatre score’s success. “Catchy” tunes are apparently the most preferable, while “I can’t remember a single tune” is just about the most damning thing you can say about a composer’s work. There’s an old, simple and fairly obvious trick those composers use to

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