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NEWS OF THE ARTS | the AU review
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NEWS OF THE ARTS

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.

The Boat Goes Over The Mountain wins at Blue Room Theatre Awards 2013

There was much to celebrate at this year’s Blue Room Theatre Awards. Over the course of two seasons the Blue Room has seen over 17,500 people come through their doors, bringing with them an average attendance of 86% across the course of the two seasons and fifteen independent productions.

Arts News Weekly: 16th December 2013

In This Issue: Grease the Musical, WWE Live returns to Australia, Circus Oz Cranked Up, Sydney Festival and Sydney Opera House presents Am I, Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Russell Howard, ACMI special Australia Day event, and Gasworks Moving Parts 2014...

Circus Oz prepares to get 'Cranked Up' in January

Circus Oz is set to start 2014 with a run of Big Top shows at Sydney’s Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. From 1 to 27 of January, the latest-critically acclaimed show from the reputable circus folk – titled Cranked Up - will mix up an industrial theme with all the fun of the circus.

Winners of the APRA 2013 Screen Music Awards announced in Sydney.

Presented by APRA, AMCOS and the AGSC, the winners of the 2013 Screen Music Awards have been announced at a gala event at the Sydney State Theatre. Hosted by The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor, the winner’s list features an impressive group of composers who reflect the diversity and depth of the Australian screen music community.

Arts News Weekly: 10th December 2013

In This Issue: Cast announcement for Strictly Ballroom The Musical, New Theatre Company special offer, Darlinghurst Theatre to honour Nick Enright, Theatre Designer awarded Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship, Epicentre Theatre Company presents Blackrock, The Jerusalem Project now on sale, The Redux Project: Aussie Mega Redux to be held in Sydney, first announcement for 10th annual Sydney Comedy Festival, Ludovico Einaudi's In a Time Lapse, Photography exhibition The Pool Collective Redux, Darebin Art Show, new Marketing and Development Director at ACMI, White Night Melbourne program, Melbourne International Film Festival dates, Melbourne Now at the NGV, Midsumma Festival play, Brisbane Comedy Festival line up, and Big Sky International Pitch Session open...

Arts News Weekly: 2nd December 2013

In This Issue: Consentino wins award, An Evening with John Cleese encore tour, Australian actor announced as UNICEF Amabassador, Stimulate/Sedate exhibition, Soul Survivors photography exhibition, final exhibition at Galerie pompom, new production from the students at AIM, Gangster's Paradise exhibition at Space 44, Sydney Mardi Gras events announced, Disruptions exhibit to show at the Corner Hotel, tickets for Melbourne season of Grease, launch of new book Accounting for Taste, new exhibition at Gallery of Modern Art...

Sydney Festival announces the 'Spirit of Akasha' lineup.

Taking to the stage of the Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival will be some stellar live performances alongside the world premiere of Australian film, The Spirit of Akasha. Capturing the spirit of surf culture in present day, the film brings together contexts of film, music and of course, surfing.