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Armida | Pinchgut Opera

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Pinchgut Opera’s motto has always been, to misquote Monteverdi, Prima la musica. Music first, then drama. This opera was chosen for its music, not for its dr...

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The Block Universe (or so it goes) | Old 505 Theatre

Monday, 13 June 2016

Sam O'Sullivan's play, The Block Universe, is not only inspired by Vonnegut but is infused with Kurt's detached observer/involved participant paradigm and the same naïve vision and playfulness of the au...

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All My Sons | Sydney Theatre Company

Saturday, 11 June 2016

“I'm his father, and he's my son, and if there's something bigger than that I'll put a bullet in my head.” says Joe Keller, ominously, in Arthur Miller's All My So...

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A Man With Five Children | Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Friday, 10 June 2016

Michael Apted has been revisiting a bunch of kids every seven years since he started 7 UP in 1964. The 7 UP series seems an obvious inspiration for Australian playwright Nick Enright to pen A Man With Five Children a couple of decades la...

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Stolen | National Theatre of Parramatta

Sunday, 5 June 2016

This production, infused with dance and song cycle, is an innovative and energetic entre into the study of this powerful, enduring and evolving te...

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The Literati | Griffin Theatre and Bell Shakespeare

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Skew the snobs and prick the pretentious is Moliere's mission in Les Femmes Savantes and the great playwright could not have found a better “massager of the message” than Justin Fleming's gorgeous adaptation, The Li...

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Cabaret De Paris

Friday, 27 May 2016

In the dark you can envisage your companions as a table of poets and artists waving thick smoke from their eyes as they get distracted by the flash of a beautiful th...

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The Taming of the Shrew | Sport For Jove

Sunday, 22 May 2016

In this big, bold, inventive and innovative production of The Taming of the Shrew, license has been taken with Will’s quill, with Shakespeare’s Shrew shaken into a sea shanty, a silent film melodrama, and a silly arse farce, but the dizzying discipline on show from the entire ensemble keeps the engine of the narrative and plot at full st...

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Furies Theatre

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an evergreen favourite for those who enjoy crackling wordplay and stinging absurdist irony, shot through with accessible philosophical musings and a heavy dose of archly self-aware humour about the nature of theatre and ac...

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STC Launch Season 2016

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Rain did not dampen Andrew Upton's enthusiasm for his end of reign launch of Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 se...

Friday, 4 September 2015

36th Country Music Award Winners Announced
Sunday, 27 January 2008 20:26
Winners of the 36th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, hosted by Logie Award winner Georgie Parker, were announced in front of a packed Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Convention Centre (TRECC) last night.

This year’s biggest winners were the powerhouse trio of Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand and Steve Forde for their hit single, Spirit of the Bush. The charitable collaboration of these three country superstars saw them share three of tonight’s Golden Guitar trophies, including the prizes for Single of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year, as well as Video Clip of the Year. All profits from the single’s release continue to go to the drought relief organisation, Aussie Helpers.

The trio’s trio of wins brings Lee Kernaghan’s personal career tally of Golden Guitars to an extraordinary 27! Meanwhile, Adam Brand was named CMC Oz Artist of the Year for a second year running.

But the superstar trio weren’t the only multi-award winners. Sara Storer, who came into this year’s ceremony with a collection of 9 Country Music Awards already to her credit, added another two trophies to her mantle. Her song Land Cries Out was named both Heritage Song of the Year, as well as APRA Song of the Year.

This year’s prestigious Album of the Year Award went to Australian country’s favourite baritone, Adam Harvey for latest CD, I’m Doin’ Alright, which was produced by tonight’s musical director, Rod McCormack.

Also adding another Award to his already heavy mantle was Troy Cassar-Daley who was crowned Male Artist of the Year for Everything’s Going To Be Alright, which Cassar-Daley co-wrote with the legendary Don Walker

2004 New Talent Golden Guitar winner, Dianna Corcoran, was tonight crowned Australia’s new queen of country when she accepted the Female Artist of the Year Award for her sophomore album, Then There’s Me.

Other big winners tonight included The McClymonts, who took out the Group or Duo of the Year Award for the second year in a row, Newcastle’s 19-year-old Kirsty Lee Akers, who was named Maton New Talent of the Year, Kempsey’s own Steve Passfield who took out this year’s Instrumental of the Year Award and Amos Morris took home the Award for Bush Ballad of the Year.

This wonderful night of music and celebration included a show-stopping duet performance between Gina Jeffreys and Guy Sebastian, Troy Cassar-Daley’s spine tingling performance with the Capital Country Music Association Choir and the all star Spirit of the Bush closing number.

www.country.com.au


36th CMAA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS OF AUSTRALIA - FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Album of the Year
Adam Harvey - I’m Doin’ Alright
Produced by Rod McCormack
SonyBMG

Male Artist of the Year
Troy Cassar-Daley - Everything’s Going To Be Alright
EMI Music Australia

Female Artist of the Year
Dianna Corcoran - Then There’s Me
Compass Bros Records

Group or Duo of the Year
The McClymonts - Save Yourself
Universal Music Australia

Vocal Collaboration of the Year
Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde - Spirit Of the Bush
ABC Music

Bush Ballad of the Year
Amos Morris - Sign Of The Times
Written by Ian Quinn
Nulla Records

Heritage Song of the Year
Sara Storer - Land Cries Out
Written by Sara Storer
EMI Music Australia

Instrumental of the Year
Steve Passfield - Stump Jumpin’
Independent

Maton New Talent of the Year
Kirsty Lee Akers - Little Things
Compass Bros Records

Video Clip of the Year
Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde - Spirit Of The Bush
Directed by Ross Wood
ABC Music

Single of the Year
Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde - Spirit Of The Bush
ABC Music

APRA Song of the Year
Land Cries Out - Written by Sara Storer
ABC Music Publishing

CMC Oz Artist of the Year
Adam Brand
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