Cartoonist David Blumenstein was in the Senate Inquiry into the Australia Council arts cuts this morning in Melbourne and has captured all the drama, tragedy, pathos and throwaway gags for Daily Review readers! Continue ReadingRead More [...]
Vrystaat Kunstefees, www.vryfees.co.za, an Afrikaans’ language festival in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the province of Free State in South Africa, is the antithesis of what that city stood for during apartheid. The festival held in mid-July on the campus of the University of the Free State, (UFS), celebrates contemporary arts, community engagement, cultural and linguistic diversity. Continue ReadingRead More [...]
The first public hearing for The Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts is taking place today at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Melbourne. Continue ReadingRead More [...]
After a career spanning six decades, Dame Julie Andrews is returning to the show which made her a star, directing a new production of My Fair Lady for Opera Australia and John Frost.
Opening at the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, the 60th anniversary production will be directed by Broadway’s original Eliza Doolittle with choreography by Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli, who most recently worked on critically-acclaimed Broadway productions of Newsies, The King and I and South Pacific. Continue ReadingRead More [...]
At the time of writing, adult humans dressed in actual long pants are exiting a superior court following argument for the future of reality risotto cooked by gluggy people on TV. In the matter of Unforgivably Predictable Competitive Cooking Show vs A Fairly Similar One That is Every Bit as Shit, there can be no winners. Well, technically, there will be a winner, of sorts, as judgment is set to be passed in an interlocutory case lodged by the Seven Network against Nine and production company Endemol. Continue ReadingRead More [...]
Music journalist Stuart Coupe’s recently released Gudinski: The Godfather of Australian Rock ‘n Roll looks at the Australian music pioneer’s impact on contemporary music from the 1960s until now. In the extracted chapter below Coupe writes that Gudinski’s lack of appreciation for Punk in the late 1970s certainly didn’t stop him embracing it. Continue ReadingRead More [...]