Day: 8 March 2021

Six Aussie artists join a new international program for female-identifying producers

Today is International Women’s Day and it’s exciting to see that a new initiative by Canada’s National Arts Centre is cutting through gender imbalance in the music industry. And thanks to export office Sounds Australia, six Aussie artists are on-board. The Global Network for Female-Identifying Music Producers is the new virtual and global project, offering…

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Nanoleaf brings new Essentials Range of home lighting to Australia

Nanoleaf is bringing its Essentials Range of RGB smart lights to Australian retailers. The Essentials Range includes the 2m long Lightstrip and the A19 light bulb. Just the essentials The 2m Lightstrip sports four white LEDs per LED set, and a total of 21 LED sets per metre. That translates to 7 sets per 33cm…

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Whisky Loot taps the luck of the Irish with new themed whiskey boxes

Put down that bottle of Jameson. You can pick it up later – Jameson is fine. But there is much more to Irish whisky than one or two brands. Don’t believe me? Hit up Whisky Loot and they’ll tell you – actually, they’ll show you. The Australian online whisky subscription service has decided to turn…

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A local’s guide to Orange, NSW in 2021: Where to eat, stay, sip and play

Domestic travel is in full-swing, which means Sydneysiders should be swapping turns hopping between some of the state’s greatest spots. They all have their moments, but one of the most consistent in terms of both popularity and value has been, is, and will always be Orange. The pocket of serenity, wine, and some of the…

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Sneaker of the year, so far? New Balance’s 237 Silhouette is a wild and fitting tribute

The patchwork approach New Balance have taken to one of their latest silhouettes, the 237, is outstanding. Two colourways, both equally head-turning, are available for this recent drop, which is somewhat of an homage to the classic 327 and the aesthetic bent of the 1970s. A stitched and oversized N logo is an unquestionable presence…

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Dykes on Bikes

Photo Gallery: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 (06.03.21)

It was a year like no other, with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade relocating to the Sydney Cricket Ground for a COVID-Safe event. 36,000 spectators filled the SCG for a bright and vivid celebration by the LGBTQI+ community. The theme this year was “RISE”, a call to rise together through love, compassion,…

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Reuben Kaye leads us down his Kaye Hole

Reuben Kaye is no stranger to Adelaide audiences. He is entertained and delighted us over several festivals and fringes. As emcee tonight, Kaye invites us down his late-night Kaye Hole with a group of fellow performers. The Kaye Hole is a safe place, except if you’re a straight heterosexual man who, for once, find themselves…

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Lior, Nigel Westlake and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide Day 1 with Archie Roach, Sarah Blasko & Lior and the ASO

The scaled-down COVID-safe Womadelaide still had plenty of the charm and community that we expect from this annual world music festival. Jamie Goldsmith presented a welcome to country and explained the meanings of the traditional greetings and names. King Rodney Park was named after a Kuarna elder. Womad opened with seasoned performer Archie Roach, who…

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Interview: Birds of Tokyo on Michael Gudinski, Rottnest Island and Human Design.

Birds of Tokyo are back in swing of things with 2021 already seeing the band jet across the country in an opportunistic symphony orchestra tour, Fremantle prison shows, and an upcoming gig on Rottnest Island for Cooper’s Live, Loud & Local series. Playing tracks from their latest album, Human Design, the Rottnest gig marks almost a year…

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Paul McDermott and his PLUS ONE serve up some hilarious home truths

You may remember Paul McDermott from our television screens back in the eighties as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars. He’s not as stunningly attractive these days, but with his new bearded look, one could say that he’s still got a certain appeal – to other men with beards, perhaps. Forty years of entertaining…

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Film Review: Coming 2 America is a loving family reunion; warts and all

Set 30 years after the events of the original film, Coming 2 America sees Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his true love Lisa McDowell (a spirited Shari Headley) settled in the kingdom of Zamunda with their three daughters, living, as all fairy tale romances go, happily ever after. Prepped to take over the kingdom from…

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