As part of her tour for her new album release Little Broken Hearts, Norah Jones performed at Sydney's State Theatre on the 15th of February. The American singer-songwriter and pianist has received a lot of attention over the years for her one of a kind jazz vocals and amazing songs. Her performance at the State Theatre tonight proved that she is still the same amazing songstress we remember, only even better.
Norah Jones played The State Theatre on a Friday Night. Photography by Pete Dovgan.
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In news that will delight many a music fan, the gorgeous Norah Jones will be touring Australia in early 2013 - the first time the songstress has been in the country in more than seven years. Touring her acclaimed album Little Broken Hearts, Jones will no doubt be making another memorable impact on Australian audiences next year in the same way she did when she was last in town in 2005.
Tickets for the tour go on sale September 18 - don't miss out!
Miss Norah Jones has always ranked highly on my list of talented singer song-writers. Come Away With Me and Feels Like Home remain two of her most memorable records to me, and while she’d drifted off my musical radar over the past few years, I was keen to see what she was preparing for this, her fifth studio album.
When Martha Wainwright performed in Sydney Opera House last year, she took a few moments to thank both the city and the venue for giving her such great family memories, as she reminisced about the wonderful week in 2005 when she, her brother, Rufus Wainwright, their mother Kate and aunt Anna McGarrigle, all holidayed together after appearing on the bill of Sydney Festival's ‘Came So Far For Beauty’ concerts.
Smooth crooner, Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto. But his first name should’ve been Larry for the saying, “Happy as”. The living legend has had one beautiful life and it shows all over his smiling face: the 60 years in the biz, 70+ albums, awards, number ones and absolutely no signs of slowing down. He admits to feeling very privileged and says: “I’ve never worked a day in my life”.
Just before we all headed off to Austin for the 2012 SXSW Festival, we told you our 12 picks for the festival. Well some of them we saw (and were impressed by), others we missed, and of course at the other end of the spectrum there were plenty of surprises. Here now are our 12 festival highlights, 3 from each AU member who was there:
This evening was spent at Antone's, a blues club in Austin famously known for being Steve Ray Vaughn's favourite venue. The big act for the night was The Little Willy's, featuring Norah Jones. Also apprearing were Punch Brothers, Chuck Mead & Johnny Corndawg.
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Here we go again! Another week of new and exciting releases for you. Off we go...