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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cream of The Crate – Noeleen Batley: Little Treasure [The Festival Files Vol. 1]

cream of the crate – noeleen batley: little treasure [the festival files vol. 1]
“This is the first collection of her work to be released and can certainly be said to be long overdue."(Glenn A. Baker - liner notes) "Female artists in Australia always have had and continue to today to have, an uphill battle for recognition. In so many ways the battle began with Noeleen Bately and she should be revered as being...

The Passing Of A True Aussie Music Icon – Vale Ross Hannaford

the passing of a true aussie music icon – vale ross hannaford
By now most of the Australian music world has been made aware of the sad passing of Ross Hannaford.  The news became known to us with a posting of longtime doyan of the music scene and good friend of Ross, Bob Bright, who simply posted on Facebook, "Truly a national treasure lost. R.I.P. Ross Hannaford." Hanna at a session recording for...


Paul McNamee back in his day, was undoubtedly just as much tennis eye candy as he was a legendary player . Born and raised in Melbourne, 12 November, 1954, McNamee started playing tennis in 1961 at the tender age of seven years old. Then, after showing so much promise as a junior, this talented teenager went on to win his...

Meredith Fuller talks with Ray Mooney, author of ’The Ethics of Evil: Stories of H Division’ (2016)

meredith fuller talks with ray mooney, author of  ’the ethics of evil: stories of h division’ (2016)
Available now from Amazon.com This visceral non-fiction book explores the true story of H Division, the punishment division within Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, that operated from 1958-1994, which was responsible for cultivating criminals who committed horrific crimes upon their release. “Some may have gone in as eighteen year olds, but the extreme brutality they were subjected to turned out potential monsters.” Established...

Krozier & The Generator – “Tranceformer”: Available again after 34 years

krozier & the generator – “tranceformer”: available again after 34 years
Geoff Krozier, also known as Jeff Crozier, is a true legend in Australian music, music folklore and magic. Known for his absolutely amazing and often bizarre stage performances while fronting a variety of bands in the 1970's, he eventually left Australia to seek to spread his word in the USA and France. He returned to Australia in 1980 and linked up with...

Review of INTERNATIONAL STUD at The Butterfly Club

review of international stud at the butterfly club
Directed by Meredith Fuller Co Produced and starring Jacob Antolini as Arnold Co-starring Adam Hetherington convincingly in his first professional role as Ed. Music - including a stunning original composition - by the sultry Caitlin Berwick on power driven vocals and piano... With Paddy Adeney brilliantly and effortlessly on saxophone, guitar and piano. Effortlessly juxtaposing and enhancing the play itself. From the moment one...

‘The Angry Ant’ by Kelvin Glare AO, former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police (2015) Book review by Meredith Fuller

‘the angry ant’  by kelvin glare ao, former chief commissioner of victoria police (2015) book review by meredith fuller
“I see too many kids today who do not appreciate their own intrinsic value as human beings being bombarded with negative feedback about their worth. Little wonder that these kids get into trouble when they’re constantly reminded that they are failures. That success comes in a variety of forms is something we should all appreciate…self-esteem and a sense of...

Simply Red Big Love Tour 2016

simply red big love tour 2016
I have gone to every Simply Red concert in Melbourne for 30 years. His last 'Farewell Tour' was magnificent; I am delighted that he has done a John Farham. The mood in St Kilda was celebratory, as cafes blasted his albums. Chaotic hoards fanned out from eateries towards the flapper era concert hall, and quickly flipped shut into sedate single...

KOOZA – Cirque du Soleil

kooza – cirque du soleil
A night under the big top - it's a magical space where time may often stand still, taking adults back to their childhood when the circus would roll into town. These days if one mentions circus, they would most often think of the global powerhouse that is Cirque du Soleil -  a company that has, over the last three...

Trilogy Australian premiere Season: 21 – 26 June 2016

trilogy australian premiere season: 21 – 26 june 2016
A LARGE SCALE PROCLAMATION OF WOMEN OF ALL AGES, SHAPES, SIZES AND ABILITIES In an adventurous and celebratory performance event, Glasgow-based artist Nic Green exuberantly examines contemporary feminism and invites over 100 Melbourne women of all ages and backgrounds to share the stage in an energetic tribute with local and Scottish artists. Acknowledging the joys and complexities of identifying as a...