Living Colour Live (Metro Theatre, Sydney)

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Unfortunately, I discovered the wonder of Living Colour relatively late in life for a rock ‘n’ roll fan. I was aware of them as a teenager when they were at their peak and I enjoyed their hits (Cult of Personality, Type, Love Rears Its Ugly Head), but I didn’t delve into their magnificent, flawless, timeless, hybrid, hard rock

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Live Performance Australia calls on Government to fight ticket scalpers

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Australia’s peak body for live producers and promoters, Live Performance Australia (LPA) has issued a new call to the Turnbull Government to legislate against “ticket bots”, the automatic ticket-buying software used by scalpers. Legislation criminalising the use of these bots came into effect in the UK this week, while the US Congress introduced the Better Online Ticket Sales

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Win tickets to NGV Friday Nights with Van Gogh and Toby Martin

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Experience Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons after-hours, every Friday from 28 April – 7 July. Enjoy classical string quartet recitals, drop into exhibition talks, grab a bite to eat and wrap up your night with live performances by international and Australian acts in the Great Hall. On May 5, Australian singer-songwriter and

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WATCH: Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan & A.B. Original salute Archie Roach

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Legendary singer-songwriter Archie Roach was honoured at Monday night’s APRA Music Awards, winning the 2017 Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. But arguably the greatest honour came in the form of a performance by Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan and A.B. Original, who played a poignant rendition of Roach’s Took The Children Away merged with parts of Kelly’s Dumb

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You’re the Voice: Katie Noonan calls on Australians to sing out against domestic violence

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Queensland Music Festival’s new artistic director Katie Noonan has today put a call out to Australian choirs to participate in a nationwide singalong of John Farnham’s You’re the Voice, in support of positive change for domestic and family violence. “Often domestic violence is given silence as a sign of respect and dignity, but rather than that

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Kate Miller-Heidke and the Sydney Symphony (Sydney Opera House)

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Watching a symphony orchestra backing a pop singer is often a bit of a strange experience. There’s usually plenty of respect given back and forth between the classically-trained instrumentalists and the singer, despite their very different disciplines, but those musicians don’t exactly grow up dreaming of augmenting pop songs with the occasional orchestral flourish. You can’t help

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