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a-lop-bam-boom: little richard’s saucy style underpins today’s hits

A-lop-bam-boom: Little Richard’s saucy style underpins today’s hits

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Robbie Drexhage/Wikimedia Little Richard was washing dishes at a Greyhound bus station in Macon, Georgia when he wrote Tutti Frutti, Good Golly Miss Molly and Long Tall Sally. The singer, who died Saturday at 87, sent the...
sunday essay: the politics of dancing and thinking about cultural values beyond dollars

Sunday essay: the politics of dancing and thinking about cultural values beyond dollars

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A ghost light shines at the Theatre Royal in Sydney. AAP/Joel Carrett What keeps democracies together? As America burns, Brazilians die and Europe braces for another wave of the coronavirus, the question assumes an alarming...
the pearl fishers georges bizet met opera march 5 reviewed by meredith fuller

The Pearl Fishers Georges Bizet MET OPERA March 5 reviewed by Meredith Fuller

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Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) the torture of love triangles and friendship betrayal and the joy of selfless sacrifice and the endurance of love.
How ‘bling’ Makes Us Human

How ‘bling’ makes us human

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Necklaces and earrings in traditional Kenyan cultures denote messages about marriage and childbearing. from www.shutterstock.com Sparkly jewellery, expensive shoes, designer watches – who doesn’t love a bit of “bling”? In 2017 Australians spent A$28.5 billion on ornamenting themselves...

Sunday essay: death on the Darling, colonialism’s final encounter with the Barkandji

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An Aboriginal flag planted on the riverbed in front of the last stagnant pools of water that are now the Darling River at Wilcannia. John Janson-Moore Driving the 200-kilometre round trip from Broken Hill to...
why would anyone shiver their timbers? here’s how pirate words arrr preserving old language

Why would anyone shiver their timbers? Here’s how pirate words arrr preserving old language

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The signature pirate voice is from the West Country in south-west of England. But why West Country? IMDb There’s no shortage of special days throughout the year. Some — like International Literacy Day —...
listen to older voices: bonnie giorgi – part 1

Listen To Older Voices: Bonnie Giorgi – Part 1

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    This is part 1 of a 2-part program featuring the life and times of 80 year old Bonnie Giorgi. Born in the cotton town of Malden Missouri in 1939, Bonnie was bought up...
protecting australian women from american jazz: the hidden aim of the 1927 tariff inquiry

Protecting Australian women from American jazz: the hidden aim of the 1927 tariff inquiry

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‘For the sake of the husbands, wouldn’t it be better if these records were kept out of Australia?’ Shutterstock The 1927 Tariff Board inquiry into the import duty on gramophone records coming into Australia was...
sunday essay: the melbourne bookshop that ignited australian modernism

Sunday essay: the Melbourne bookshop that ignited Australian modernism

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Artists Matcham Skipper and Myra Gould on a Melbourne footpath, circa 1940.  Albert Tucker/State Library of Victoria The origin story of Australian modernism often centres around Heide – the Melbourne artistic community where, from 1934, bohemian art patrons John...

Metro Tunnel Creative Program Reconciliation Week – Koorie Heritage Trust Walks

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Metro Tunnel Creative Program Reconciliation Week Aboriginal Walks Metro Tunnel Creative Program Reconciliation Week walk along the Birrarung Marr (the Yarra River). Co-presented with the Koorie Heritage Trust as will give participants the opportunity to learn how...