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Hamilton set to reopen at the Lyric Theatre next month

Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, is set to reopen at the Lyric Theatre on October 19. After opening in March the show proved to be incredibly popular, which led to an extension of the season. However, with the introduction of stay-at-home orders in June all scheduled performances between June 25 and October 17 […]

Major Theatre Returns For Fully Vaccinated

Worldwide smash hit Come From Away is set to return to the Capitol Theatre stage this October for fully vaccinated patrons. The musical, which had originally opened on June 10, was quickly forced to put their production on pause when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced just two weeks later. As the show now prepares for reopening producer Rodney […]

The Voice Winner, Bella Taylor Smith, chats about her love for the Inner West

Just this past weekend the Inner West's own Bella Taylor Smith was crowned as the latest winner of The Voice following her spine-tingling performance of the song Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. Speaking to the Inner West Independent less than 24 hours later Bella spoke about the emotional moment she heard the announcement and […]

Nicholas Cage serves up a Michelin star worthy dish in ‘Pig’

Nicholas Cage's latest outing has him portraying Robin Feld, a recluse living in the wilderness of Oregon with only the companionship of his prized truffle hunting pig. When this peaceful existence is destroyed by intruders who steal his pig Robin must return to the city and his old life to retrieve his beloved companion. Unlike […]

Sculpture By The Sea Cancelled, Again

For the second year running Bondi's iconic Sculpture By The Sea event has cancelled. Organisers of the event which would historically draw up to 500,000 people to the two-kilometre coastal stretch from Bondi to Tamarama have sighted the ongoing COVID-19 delta outbreak as the reason behind their decision. In a statement the organisers conceded that […]

Candyman a welcome return to form for Jordan Peele

Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele (Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, Us) once again dips his toes into the horror genre & peels back the veneer on racial inequality. This time Peele acts as the screenwriter alongside director Nia DaCosta as they create a spiritual sequel to 1992's Candyman. 2021's Candyman takes place in modern day Chicago. More specifically […]

Pirra’s Jess Beck Explores Her Indigenous Heritage During Lockdown

Although they are originally from Sydney our close neighbour Wollongong can now lay claim to indie-pop/dance outfit Pirra. This four piece band consisting of Jess Beck (vocals), James McKendry (guitar/synth), Curtis Argent (bass/synth) & Jeffrey Argent (drums) are making huge waves both here in Australia & internationally. Not only do Pirra produce incredible music they […]

Bliss N Eso Have A Surprising Collaborator

Australian hip-hop pioneers Bliss N Eso are back with a brand new album, The Sun. With this new album they've welcomed very special guests, one of which may be very surprising. During a conversation with City Hub Eso explained that this album continues their tradition of constant evolution. The Sun does this through the inclusion […]

Come Play explores the horror of tech addiction

A solitary, non-verbal Autistic boy unwittingly invites a monster into his home when he reads the creepy children's tale about Larry on his new iPad. Jacob Chase’s directorial debut puts an interesting spin on the idea of technology being the conduit for an evil, menacing force. Come Play works because it plays on the metaphor […]

1st Year Checking

As the public's knowledge about the dangers of concussions continues to expand we all begin to look at every aspect of our world differently. In particular, children's sport is the next big area of concern for doctors, parents and the young athletes themselves. Michael Messner's new documentary, 1st Year Checking, shines a light on these […]