SBS reveals new Eurovision hosts

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SBS announced last month that Australia’s long-serving Eurovision hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang would be leaving the annual broadcast, much to the distress of many local Eurovision fans. But after eight years, it seems it’s time for fresh blood, and SBS has brought in two new beloved TV hosts for the 2017 competition…

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Millennials have caught the nostalgia bug early — but who can blame us?

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Last week, former child star Nikki Webster released a new version of her 2001 hit Strawberry Kisses, with proceeds going towards the Starlight Childrens Foundation. This new recording managed to get up to number 7 on the iTunes chart, complete with a novelty rap declaring “2017: Nikki Webster back on the scene”. Just a few days earlier,

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Opera Australia’s Carmen creative team speaks out

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Director Gale Edwards, set designer Brian Thomson and costume designer Julie Lynch have delivered a slapdown to Opera Australia just two days before its multimillion-dollar production of Carmen opens on Sydney Harbour. In a statement sent to media this afternoon, the trio, who directed and designed the original Carmen on Sydney Harbour in 2013, have said that they cannot

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Bruce Beresford to direct Ladies in Black film

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Oscar nominee Bruce Berseford is set to direct a film adaptation of Madeleine St John’s beloved 1993 novel The Women in Black, having just received major production investment funding from Screen Australia. The film version comes after a successful stage musical adaptation of the book, renamed Ladies in Black. Beresford, whose credits include Breaker Morant, Puberty Blues, Tender Mercies, and the Best Picture Oscar-winning Driving

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WATCH: Tim Minchin plays Trump in Matilda parody

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Tim Minchin has previously suggested that Donald Trump’s presidency might be beyond parody, but the composer and comedian seems to have changed his mind. On Monday night’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Minchin appeared in Donald: The Musical, a rewritten version of his Matilda hit song When I Grow Up. Minchin played Trump alongside Corden as Steve Bannon, Abigail

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Win a double pass to Zach’s Ceremony

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Zach’s Ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over ten years that shows one boy’s journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story. Its themes are universal: that of family and connection, but also explores the fascinating and unique question of what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living culture

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