Vicky Aisha Inspires Twerk

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Vicky Aisha –Australia’s high-profile dancer – inspires Twerk What a privilege it is to have a daughter as talented as Vicky Aisha! Doubly so, after she chose to be open and frank with me about her professional life! The result of six years of conversations is Twerk, a novel that puts dancers stage center in an edge-of-seat dark thriller. Vicky...

Cream of The Crate – Chain: Two Of A KInd

cream of the crate – chain: two of a kind
“One of Australia's best known blues bands."(Craig Harris - Allmusic) "The blues-inspired genius of Chain."(Jane Rocca - The Weekly Review November 2012 ) "Whilst many of the recordings left to us by Chain are memorable and at times brilliant, at the end of the day they were at their best when they were heard live." (This review) This is album review number...

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...

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...

CHAIN “… and the night man walked on the moon*” Part 2 of 3

Chain “… And The Night Man Walked On The Moon*” Part 2 Of 3
    CHAIN LIVE (c. 1969 from Chain Live back cover left to right:  Glyn Mason (guitar/vocals), Warren "Pig" Morgan (electric piano), Phil Manning (guitar/vocals), Barry Sullivan (Big Goose - bass), Barry Harvey (Little Goose - drums) A big ice-cream cone appears in the middle of the road.  The driver swerves to avoid it.  The van careers off the road into a ditch. ...

The Advantages of LED Downlights and LED Fluro Lights 

the advantages of led downlights and led fluro lights 
More and more people are changing traditional lighting out for LED options. Where once impractical for widespread use, developments in the technology have come to a point now where that is not the case anymore. As soon as people hear the move will save them money on energy bills and replacement lights with their lower energy needs and longer...

Carol Kaye & The Hit Men – Guitars 1965: A Review

carol kaye & the hit men – guitars 1965: a review
"One of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years" (Wikipedia) "The thing that really made me sit up and take notice was the bass lines." (Paul McCartney talking of Carol Kaye's bass playing on Pet Sounds) "In the world of bass guitar, Carol Kaye is a legend."...

In Conversation With Carlos E. Bárcenas

Opera, could it possibly be the grandest of all art forms? Grand not only in terms of sheer scale and spectacle, but of the narratives and stories that are most often explored, delving into the deepest realms of our emotional subtext, exploring love and murder, hate and vengeance. Victorian Opera once again delivers with their latest offering to Melbourne...

Philip Glass’ Akhenaten – Interview, Review and Pics

philip glass’ akhenaten – interview, review and pics
Michael Gillies-Smith interviewed by Blain Crellin In the beginning was the Source. Akhenaten - meaning "living spirit of Aten" (God and Source) was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. He ruled Egypt and the World surrounding  for 17 years and died Circa 1336 BC..... the Sun became the only Source and God according to Akhenaten ... dispelling many other worshipped...