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New Orleans Jazz Fest broadcast brings a star-studded lineup, while Jazz Fest craft artists are to feature in new exhibition!

The countdown for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, lovingly known as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, is officially on as we near ever more to the April 25th kick off! Some exciting announcements have made their way out of the camp, which are sure to add to the rapidly growing momentum which surrounds the festival itself.

Arts News Weekly: 30th March 2014

In This Issue: Jason Scott Lee joins Melbourne production of The King & I, second run of GREASE shows announced for Melbourne, nominations for NSW's Premier's History Awards open, ACMI to host new DreamWorks exhibition, DARK MOFO no longer heading into Launceston, Bangarra farewells Deborah Brown, Metamorphosis Theatre Company's Idaho coming to Melbourne; Nick Parnell bringing special show to Sydney in May

Arts News Weekly: 13th March 2014

In This Issue: One Year Performance by Tehching Hsieh, Australian fashion designers on display at Powerhouse Museum, Pat Brassington, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, and The 24 Hour Experience...

John Barrowman and Katie Cassidy announced for Supanova Sydney and Perth!

While Supanova is going to be hitting up the Gold Coast and Melbourne next month, more guests for the June conventions in Sydney and Perth have been announced this morning, with John Barrowman and Katie Cassidy set to represent the highly successful American series Arrow in Australia this year!

Arts News Weekly: 25th February 2014

In This Issue: Jeff Dunham's Australian tour, Sydney Theatre Company's Children of The Sun and Switzerland, ACMI presents DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, The Legend of King O'Malley, and registrations now open for Screen It 2014...

Emergence Creative Festival kicks off this week at Margaret River!

The Emergence Creative Festival kicks off in West Australia’s Margaret River this week from the 19th-21st February. With 22 speakers spread across three days and 10 venues, the festival is set to bring together some of the brightest from around the world to discuss, workshop and explore the role and value of creativity in business, communication, education, innovation and the economy.

Arts News Weekly: 17th February 2014

In This Issue: Joseph McGlennon at The Byron at Byron, Jennifer Saunders at The Sydney Opera House, In Conversation with Lionel Shriver, Galerie pompom reopens, White Night Melbourne, The Cremaster Cycle returns to ACMI, and The Friends of the Art Gallery of WA...

Arts News Weekly: 12th February 2014

In This Issue: Mike Epps to tour Australia, Kevin Hart to promote new film, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Yarraville Laughs 1st Birthday Bonanza, Michael Winslow The Man With 10,000 Voices, and Revelation Perth International Film Festival...

The Supanova Pop Culture Expo gears up for a huge run of events in Melbourne and the Gold Coast this April!

As it does each year, the Supanova Pop Culture Expo brings together some freaking exciting line-ups and never fails to rouse the attention and hype within various fandoms. Whether it's sci-fi, old school action, manga and anime or anything else with a cult pop following, Supanova caters to it and with the Melbourne and Gold Coast conventions not too far away, the guest announcements keep coming.

Arts News Weekly: 3rd February 2014

In This Issue: The Royal Opera presents Wagner's PARSIFAL, dates announced for Vivid Sydney 2014, The Axis of Awesome returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014, program released for Adelaide Writer's Week...

Arts News Weekly: 28th January 2014

In This Issue: Dave Chappelle in Australia, Day For Night exhibition, Bangarra Dance Theatre opens applications for Rekindling, Inner Garden by De Quincey Co, Hiatus Kaiyote to play at NGV, CONSTELL-ACTION at Fed Square, Beg, Scream & Shout at the Abbotsford Convent, Effie: Looking for Love... And Child Support!, and Barefaced Stories at FRINGE WORLD 2014...

Dave Chappelle touring Australia for the first time in February and March!

US comedian Dave Chappelle is bringing his internationally renowned show to Australia for an extensive run of shows in February and March! Coming out this way for the firs time ever in 2014, Chappelle has already begun stirring excitement with many Australian fans. Since 2013, Chappelle has toured incredibly successfully throughout North America and Canada, selling out venues far and wide. You know these Australian shows are going to follow suit so note the dates and be sure to grab your tickets!

Arts News Weekly: 20th January 2014

In This Issue: Vivien: Letter to Larry, Angelica Mesiti: The Calling, Thornbury Theatre presents Osiris, MSO and Tan Dun for Chinese New Year, Great White at The Blue Room Theatre, WOMADelaide expands 2014 program, and MONO at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2014...

Arts News Weekly: 12th January 2014

In This Issue: Will Pickvance's Anatomy of the Piano, EMPIRE by Spiegelworld extended, Chi Udaka, Tell Me A Story and Carousel - The Little Battle at Gasworks Arts Park, Run for your Life at Federation Square, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Music, Melbourne + Me extended season, The Piranesi Effect at the Potter Museum of Art, and White Night Melbourne at ACMI...

The Hub Productions presents 'Whoniverse' tour - Matt Smith and Karen Gillan coming to Australia in March!

If you are a Doctor Who fan still mourning the departure of Matt Smith's Time Lord, this is bound to put a smile on your face. Through March 2014, Smith and his beloved companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will be appearing at the 'Whoniverse' convention hosted by The Hub Productions. This is set to be the ultimate event for a Doctor Who, especially those of the revived series and no doubt, the tickets for the expos are going to fly.