Gene Wilder dies: his 5 greatest roles

Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Comedy legend Gene Wilder has died, aged 83, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. In a statement, Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said: “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were

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Win tickets to Augie March (and Degas: A New Vision) at the NGV


To complement the 2016 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas: A New Vision, the National Gallery of Victoria stays open late with Friday Nights at NGV. Running over thirteen weeks from 24 June to 16 September, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, music, short talks, food and bars, and performances by local and international acts. This winter, rock,

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Father’s Day Books for Blokes

Combined Covers Blokes
Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so what do you get the book-loving man in your life? History buff, foodies, or thrill-seekers – we’ve collaborated with Hachette Australia and Hardie Grant Books to bring you some savvy choices for the dad(s) in your life this weekend. We combed their titles for books that are informative,

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The Beast (Comedy Theatre, Melbourne)

Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

The following review was first published on Daily Review on August 1 after The Beast’s opening at the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House with the same cast. In 2013, Eddie Perfect’s debut play The Beast was programmed in the “Zeitgeist” slot at Melbourne Theatre Company. The slot was set aside for a mystery play, to

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Cirque du Soleil: Kooza review (Sydney – Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park)

Reviews, Stage |

French Canadian circus giant Cirque du Soleil first pitched its Grand Chapiteau in Australian soil in 1999 with its long-running show, Saltimbanco. Since then, the company has paid regular visits to Australia with its gorgeously designed, whimsical, and often spectacular circus productions. While the shows might have taken on different themes during that time period, they all follow the

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Jess Ribeiro review (NGV, Melbourne)

Jessweb Ribeiro
Live, Music, Reviews |

The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is a place for experimenting with all styles of art – and the mix of musicians it presents at its Friday Nights line up is no exception. The latest to hit the spotlight in the Great Hall under its high roof and dramatic stained glass by the artist Leonard French last Friday

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