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Remembering Aretha : A Retro-Review of Aretha Franklin – The Best Of

"You know a force from heaven. You know something that God made. And Aretha is a gift from God." (Rolling Stone - The 100 Greatest Singers) "Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music ...more than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged.."(legacyrecordings.com) “Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest...

Ruby Red Shoes

Ruby Vadiveloo
Down Under actors are so talented, but our wide brown land of Oz is thin for theatre opportunities compared to New York. How do some click their heels together and transport themselves? We recently caught up with Ruby Vadiveloo on a short visit from New York. We first met Ruby many years ago when she volunteered to be in my...

Aretha Franklin: sublime soul diva whose voice inspired the civil rights movement

Having absolutely nothing but, RESPECT - picture by Peter Foley/EPA It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement – and the presence of...

Award winning Australian Jazz vocalist Emma Pask

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  MEMO Music Hall Saturday 25 August Award winning Vocalist Emma Pask will delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and some raucous blues. You may remember her from Season Two of The Voice when Ricky Martin was her coach, but as James Morrison says,  “Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer...

REGGIE WATTS FINALLY BACK IN AUSTRALIA TOUR

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018   “There is no one out there like Reggie Watts…This guy has to be seen to be believed.  Truly awesome!” Time Out London   ...

2018 Festival Dates and Rough Cut Lab Announced 

Antenna Documentary Film Festival is back for its 8th edition across six intensive days between 9-14 October 2018. Once again we will celebrate the very best in non-fiction cinema from around the world. We will continue our partnerships with the Museum of Contemporary Art and Palace Cinemas screening at the MCA, the Chauvel and Verona cinemas. We are also very...

Victor Harbor Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival

50's Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Country Rock music and dance in Victoria Did you know - there are now over 4200 registered VicRock members? VicRock.com.au is - Victorian Rock & Roll News - A Rock & Roll Gig Guide/Events Calendar -...

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2018 ANNOUNCE NEW CATEGORIES

NOMINEE SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN Submit your entry or nomination via www.musicvictoria.com.au/submissions The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018 Announce new categories + nominee submissions now open The Age Music Victoria Awards is back for its 13th year in 2018, with what promises to be their biggest year yet, taking place during Melbourne Music Week in November. Co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, Music Victoria and...

Absolutely Live -The Doors Show present: 

'Strange Days - 50th Anniversary' Rah Bar, South Yarra Saturday 25th August - 7PM   The success of The Doors kept the band in-demand and on the road in early 1967. When they weren't playing live, they recorded Strange Days at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, the same studio they used to record their classic debut. They used an eight-track recorder for the first time,...

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses....

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