Mary J. Blige

Did Netflix just release their first Oscar winning feature film with Mudbound?

November 22, 2017

Over recent years, we have seen a wide range of films tackle racism across a number of genres, from 12 Years a Slave to The Birth of a Nation, I Am Not Your Negro to Get Out, among many others. While all gained some level of critical acclaim, the former two films came under criticism […]

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Film Review: Netflix’s Mudbound (USA, 2017) is a breathtaking film that is persistent in its treatment of a difficult subject

November 17, 2017

Despite being associated with Netflix, Mudbound is no made-for-streaming affair.  Premiering to rave reviews in the earlier half of the year at Sundance, Dee Rees‘s film was snapped up by the media service after surprising snubs from the other major studio players.  Rees is arguably having the last laugh though as this film more than […]

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Bluesfest Byron Bay celebrates 28 years in style at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm over Easter Weekend

April 21, 2017

Bluesfest Byron Bay had such a variety of performances in five tents over five days that it can be difficult to catch it all. With five stages running between 11am and midnight so there is a lot going on. John Goodridge lists a few highlights from his visit. Patti Smith and her band perform Horses Patti Smith […]

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Mary J Blige shares new single “Love Yourself” featuring Kanye West

April 2, 2017

Just in time for her Australian tour, the one and only Mary J Blige has released the first single from her forthcoming Strength of a Woman LP. It sure is “hardcore hip-hop soul”, as Mary described in a recent interview on U.S station Power 105.1, with a blistering guest spot from Kanye West who bursts […]

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Mary J. Blige confirms headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney in 2017

November 24, 2016

Mary J. Blige – absolute queen. With a career that has been littered with successes and an influence on R&B and hip hop that is well known and well respected, to have this icon heading out our way for Bluesfest next year is a tour we’re incredibly excited for. Today, Bluesfest Tour has confirmed that Mary […]

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Mary J. Blige and Corinne Bailey Rae lead strong second artist reveal for Bluesfest 2017

September 22, 2016

Thank you, Bluesfest lords. The second announcement for the 2017 event is here, with some of our favourite internationals set to come through Byron Bay for some special shows over the Easter weekend. Mary J. Blige, Michael Kiwanuka, Corinne Bailey Rae and more have been announced today on the Bluesfest bill, as tickets for the multi-day festival continue to […]

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Soulfest 2015 has been cancelled

October 14, 2015

In it’s second year, Soulfest was set to bring the likes of Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and Black Star out to Australia. Unfortunately, weeks out from the event, those plans have been cancelled with organisers citing poor ticket sales as the reason. “…the financial loss that would be incurred by the event […]

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