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WINNER 2019 Best Children’s Show, Fringe World Weekly Award The multi-award winning, sell-out sensation of 2018, The Greatest Magic Show is once again returning to Melbourne: bigger and better than ever before! Sure to be one of the best family shows...
2015 Adelaide Comedian of the Year 2018 Kings of Comedy Comedian of the Year As a kid we were told we could be whatever we wanted to be. Believe and you’ll achieve was the mantra. What rubbish! Haven’t achieved your dreams before...
Melbourne International Comedy Fest – the greatest time of the year Cherry Bar Farewell – You’re all going to have to deal with the fact this place is moving and stop being whinging binches about it. It could be worse, they could...
Me and ole mate Maddawg Callum Padgham (aka the American Tourrorist aka DJ Bekindtootherpeople and host of Revolvers speed dating night if you are interested) were walkin the backstreets, post our swim sesh at the Fitzroy Pewls when BAM hello...
“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Review by Meredith Fuller Psychologist Author Theatre Maker Immersive Theatre – All Sorts Productions in association with National Trust At La Bassa Mansion Caulfield North 7 – 31 March www.allsortproductions.com.au Dir Maurice Mammoliti This production was...
Obesity among kids in Australia needs to be treated as a serious health problem. From shutterstock.com Alessandro Demaio addressed the National Press Club last Friday, alongside Karen Carey (former chair of the Consumers Health Forum) and Stephen Duckett (head of the...
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is...
These images of Cherine Fahd’s grandfather’s funeral were tucked away in a brown paper envelope for decades. As a society, we too often keep grief hidden from view. Author provided Before her death in 2010 my paternal grandmother gave me...
Be careful what you feed your dog. Shutterstock/fetrinka You might think raw meat pet food is good for your dog. But a new study, published yesterday in Vet Record, has found it can have high levels of bacteria that may...
Light bounces from an image to your eye, and is interpreted by your brain. oldskool photography / Unsplash As an experimental video-maker working at scales smaller than molecules, I surround myself in a variety of scientific visualisations. In reading popular...
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LISTEN TO OLDER VOICES

Listen To Older Voices : Peter Roussos – Part 3

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with...

Listen To Older Voices : Peter Roussos – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with...

CREAM OF THE CRATE

Cream Of The Crate: Johnny O’Keefe – 20th Anniversary Album

 “You can boo me and you can make fun of me, but you all paid your money to see me because you love me”...
Let's Rock With Col Joye - LP Cover

Cream of The Crate : Col Joye – Let’s Rock with Col Joye

"Col Joye and the Joy Boys stood along Johnny O'Keefe as the first stars of Australian rock. It took the Beatles to end their...

Cream Of The Crate: Billy Thorpe – Time Traveller

 "Pick Me Up, and Play Me Loud"  Cream of The Crate Collection – This review originally appeared in the Toorak Times in a series called Cream...

Cream of The Crate: Spectrum/Murtceps – Red*Orange*Yellow*Green*Blue*Indigo*Violet [ROYGBIV]

 This was the first Australian album I reviewed in a series called Cream Of The Crate. The albums examined in this on-going series of retro-reviews...

Cream of The Crate: Lynne Randell – Ciao Baby

"I guess I’m just about one of the luckiest girls in the whole world. You see, I am only 17, I’ve had a hit...

Ella’s Music Club Presents

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These will be the first two of a series of concerts for Emma Hamilton in Australia since...

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s award winning musical THE BEAUTIFUL GAME to premiere in Melbourne

The Beautiful Game
  "Andrew Lloyd Webber's best score since Aspects of Love" - The Guardian   "A thumping anthem...romantic songs...staged with tremendous...

LEGENDARY AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM BLACK AND BLUE HEART

RUSSELL MORRIS With a staggering 50 year career and counting, Russell Morris returns with his brand new album,...

Chick Flick for MICF

All shows start at 7.30pm Tickets:  http://davidroywilliams.com/tours/chickflick/ Two women miss a late-night final flight to a girlfriend's funeral and share a...

BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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3 Innovative Business Ideas That Are Sure to Take 2019 by Storm

If you want 2019 to be the year you finally do something about your budding entrepreneurial potential, then it’s time you thought about starting...

How Zip Pay works, and why the extra cost of ‘buy now, pay later’...

Zip Co’s ‘buy now pay later’ service is growing in popularity. But because its business model avoids the responsible lending requirements,...

11 Tasks To Delegate To Your Future Property Manager

If you're an investor, a landlord or a rental property owner, then one of your goals would be to maximize the revenue-making potential of...

Revealed: Top 4 Markets to Start a Business in 2019

In a world full of cut-throat competition, it has become increasingly challenging to start a business. It has become imperative to carefully think through...

How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

Drawing from the Wellcome Collection There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless...

Almost every brand of tuna on supermarket shelves shows why modern slavery laws are...

Tracking the journey of tuna from the seas around Thailand to Australian supermarket shelves shows modern slavery is a pervasive problem. Shutterstock.com What is the...

7 Expansion Tips Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

Image Source Every business owner dreams to build, grow and expand their brand. While the economy can play a huge role when it comes to...

LATEST PUBLICITY

Symmetry’s Shadows Exhibition launch 21 – 24 Sept hosted by St Kilda Art Crawl

Poster design by Christine Ritter (Westside Circus / Theatreworks) "We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to...

Meet the Artists – St Kilda Art Crawl launch 21 – 24 Sept

Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition Location: Christ Church St Kilda (Anglican), 14 Acland st. St Kilda Re-inventing LIFE through ART, an ongoing therapy. Silent intelligence, each soul’s higher self,...

CDB RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ [Warner Music]

CDB - 90s MASTERS OF AUSTRALIAN R&B - SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM: ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ ELEVEN R&B SUPER JAMS TITLE: TAILORED FOR NOW ARTIST: CDB LABEL:...
Butterfly Club 2 Guys One Comedy

The Butterfly Club Presents Lawson Reeves and Josh Staley

2 Guys, 1 Magic Show, No Idea  Butterfly Club presents Big Brothers Lawson Reeves teams up for unconventional magic show. Lawson and Josh are more...
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TEXAS announce new album ‘Jump On Board’

TEXAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM JUMP ON BOARD OUT FRIDAY 21 APRIL  NEW SINGLE 'LET'S WORK IT OUT' OUT NOW  Texas are back with Jump On Board, a glorious...
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DASH BERLIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

Having been in various Top 10 DJ Lists, touring consistently around the world & releasing some of dance music’s hottest tracks, Dash Berlin is...

Book now 4DVERSE creative space For your Xmas Party

  Creative Xmas Party Venue for Hire Celebrate the end of your work year together at 4Dverse Hub in St Kilda. Above Vegilicious Restaurant on Carlisle Street.  DEALS...

NATIONAL NEWS

INTERVIEWS

Pets and owners – you can learn a lot about one by studying the other

The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet. Shutterstock/PM Production There’s an old saying that pets and their owners become more similar as time goes by. There may be some truth in that, but can...

Stowaway mozzies enter Australia from Asian holiday spots – and they’re resistant to insecticides

We might not be able to use common insecticides to kill mosquitoes that arrive from other countries. from www.shutterstock.com Planning a trip to the tropics? You might end up bringing home more than just a tan and a towel. Our latest research looked at mosquitoes that travel...

How to Clean Grease From Kitchen Cabinet Doors

No matter how hard we try to keep our home sparkly clean, there will be areas where icky and stubborn dirt can thrive. Take the kitchen for example. Grease and grime are fond of this area, most especially your beloved kitchen cabinets. All sorts...

Melbourne International Comedy Festival RED NOODLE BLUE Jacob Sacher & Jack McGorlick

Melbourne International Comedy Festival RED NOODLE BLUE Jacob Sacher & Jack McGorlick Review by Meredith Fuller psychologist, author, theatre maker The show is best described as an absurdist time-traveling mystery narrative sketch comedy by a confident, perceptive young comedy duo. Alongside the audience, I spent...

Aboriginal Australia’s smash hit that went viral

Gurindji singers Thomas Monkey Yikapayi, Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpa & Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal sing ‘'.Brenda L Croft In a time before radio or even gramophones, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings. Some songs were so popular they spread enormous distances. One such...

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