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the AU interview: Marcia Hines discusses being involved in theatrical phenomenon, "Velvet"

Raucous and seductive, stage show Velvet is a tantalising fusion of disco, dance, burlesque and circus. Playing an extended season at the Sydney Opera House until 22 November following rave reviews from its stint at Edinburgh Fringe, Velvet is an absolute sensory overload. Marcia Hines walks us through the show's intoxicating world.

Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: VELVET - Garden of Unearthly Delights (18.02.15)

Photo: Sam Oster

The stage is set. The catwalk has been shined. A lone hoop dangles enticingly overhead. As the crowd filters in, banging disco music is being played and it's soon made evident that the premiere of VELVET is not going to be a stoic affair. Making its world debut at the Adelaide Fringe this year, a great cast of performers under the direction of Craig Ilott generate an exhilarating atmosphere which pays homage to the disco age; it's glamourous and it's racy, the singers walk the line of innocence and hedonism and the acrobatics are something to be seen.

Shows You Can't Miss at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015.

Despite the overcast weather that threatens to break over Adelaide today, nothing will break the spirit of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The festival kicks off tonight officially, with hundreds of shows set to premiere their 2015 seasons throughout the city in various venues. There's a reason that this festival is only second to the Edinburgh Fringe - people from all over the world come to this little pocket of the country for a month of shows and activities and the atmosphere that's generated is really like no other. So, before the official parade begins and the drinks begin to flow, we look ahead to some shows we're stoked to see.

The Australian music industry rallies behind Support Act and the launch of the 'BANDWAGON' fundraising drive!

Launched officially at Allans Billy Hyde's Melbourne store was the 'BANDWAGON' fundraising drive by Support Act. The crowd funding appeal run via Pozible aims to raise $100,000 for Australian music industry charity. Support Act, which provides financial relief to music professionals facing illness, injury or other life crises, has helped members in all different fields from singers, songwriters, roadies, techies and more. Helping launch 'BANDWAGON' in Melbourne today were Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Hannah Findlay (Stonefield), Ian Haug (The Church, Powderfinger), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock), Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley (The Seekers).

Marcia Hines debut Russell Crowe-directed music video along with tour dates!

Marcia Hines has drawn the Russell Crowe card in producing her music video for the single "Remedy". Taken from her Amazing album, Hines is featured alongside Crowe in a track that fans will take to, while newcomers will no doubt check out just to see what a Hines/Crowe partnership sounds and looks like.

Photo Gallery: Coldplay 50th MAX Sessions Red Carpet - The Star Event Centre, Sydney (18.06.14)

While they may have brought along Kylie tonight, take a look at who glimpsed the red carpet at the 50th Max Sessions featuring Coldplay last night in Sydney, including 360, Molly Meldrum, Katie Ritchie and many more...

Zoo Twilights kicks off at the Melbourne Zoo on Saturday!

The Twilights Concert Series is back again – bigger and better than ever! Zoo Twilights 2012 will kick off a series of events as part of Melbourne Zoo's 150th Anniversary Celebrations. The superb line-up of some of Australia's favourite artists amid the magical setting of the Zoo under the stars should not be missed! Whatever your musical tastes, there's something for everyone at Zoo Twilights this summer.

West Coast Blues and Roots 2011 - Fremantle Park (17.04.2011)

I believe it was Bob Marley who said "one good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain". Well, the punters at this year’s Blues and Roots were in for a pain free day, with the music on offer being of the highest quality from artists of the highest calibre.