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The Queen of Heaven | The Sixteen
Written by Nicholas Routley   
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:06

The Queen of Heaven | The Sixteen

The Sixteen is on of the great choral ensembles currently on the world stage. Founded in the late 70s, it is still directed by its founder, Harry Christophers, who has been decorated for his work with the ensemble over several decades. It was a great privilege to hear the ensemble in Brisbane last night.

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I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss | Sinead O’Connor
Written by Jane Canaway   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 14:22

I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss | Sinead O’Connor

After three decades of making music, Sinead O’Connor is still firing on all cylinders and seems to be reaching a new peak with her 10th album, creating some soul-feeding, full-bodied music that is a joy to experience. 

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Dirty Dancing
Written by Vito Mattarelli   
Friday, 06 March 2015 09:46

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing the movie was a small-budget feature that struck a chord with audiences, churned out a hit song, (I've Had) The Time of My Life, and made Patrick Swayze an international sex-symbol. As a film though, it was average. 

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Rufus Wainwright
Written by Claire Condry   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:24

Rufus Wainwright

Despite having endured a dreadfully long flight from USA he was in a whimsical mood and offered some funny, flippant observations about cricketers staying at the same hotel as him.

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In An Italian Garden | Les Arts Florissants and William Christie
Written by Sarah Smith   
Monday, 09 March 2015 08:53

In An Italian Garden | Les Arts Florissants and William Christie

Perth was treated to an enchanting night of Baroque music by orchestra Les Arts Florissants, joined by six singers from across the world, hand-picked by renowned harpsichordist and founder of Les Arts Florissants, William Christie.

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Caress/Ache | Griffin Theatre Company
Written by Jodi McAlister   
Friday, 06 March 2015 22:19

Caress/Ache | Griffin Theatre Company

The name Caress/Ache offers a picture of what the show should be like – a delicate caress, a subtle ache. Sadly, this production does not live up to the play’s name: instead of a caress, this is a sledgehammer.

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Lake Street Dive
Written by Claire Condry   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 08:03

Lake Street Dive

The advantage of their jazz training was evident in their presentation. Each allowed the others to shine in solo segments in the songs.

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FleshEatingTiger | The Owl and Cat Theatre
Written by Liza Dezfouli   
Monday, 02 March 2015 18:13

FleshEatingTiger | The Owl and Cat Theatre

The audience is never sure in this play within a play that deconstructs itself as it goes along, when the two characters are genuinely present with each other or with us, if ever.

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