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REVIEW: Matador

Dark, sexy and sultry this immersive extravaganza, which is the creation of Bass Fam, is a sweltering red-hot integration of burlesque, dance and circus. The production is a mesmerising and unashamedly arousing theatrical experience, which should appeal to all mature audiences. Fourteen young talented performers take to the stage in this predominantly fast-paced show which […]

Swinging Safari

Destined to be a classic alongside pillars such as The Castle? No. Not even close. How can a movie made by Stephan Elliot (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, 1994) with an elite Australian cast (Guy Pearce, Radha Mitchell, Jeremy Sims, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie and Jack Thompson) be this incredibly […]

Stu Spence – When a Man Snaps

Stu Spence is a former TV host, renowned photojournalist, fine art photographer and writer. In his career, he has snapped the likes of Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence to You Am I, Nicole Kidman and many others. As a writer, Stu has contributed columns and features for magazines, online publications and newspapers. “I see these […]

Nick Cave: 20,000 Days on Earth

While the opening credits say Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard co-wrote this film, you can immediately tell that cultural icon and focal point Nick Cave had a say in 100 per cent of everything that’s going on. It's an incredibly intimate portrait of a man, his dreams, his memories, his obsessions, his processes, and his […]

Laura Pausini – Greatest Hits

She’s been a star across continental Europe for two decades yet Laura Pausini is still a relative unknown in Australia. But as shown by her upcoming concert at the Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre) she’s picked up a fair few local fans, with thousands of Sydneysiders willing to part with their […]

Kylie Minogue – The Best Of Kylie Minogue

Released overseas in 2012, this compilation hasn’t had a domestic release until now – but with Kylie appearing on the local version of The Voice, the record company obviously feels it’s cash-in time. Covering the late 1980s to the early 2010s, this album showcases Kylie’s development over that time, amply demonstrating why Ms Minogue has […]

Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once

As a pop star who’s been top of her game since the late ’80s, you might wonder when Kylie will run out of steam. Not anytime soon if Kiss Me Once is a good indication. A glossy confection of pop goodness, her twelfth studio album sounds as ‘now’ as anything else in the charts – […]

Back to the future?

Madonna or Kylie? "Dannii. Because I like imitations." Lady Gaga or Nicky Minaj? "Nikki Webster, because I’m an old-fashioned girl. And she needs the help." Like many drag queens, Pauline Pantsdown is good with a quip. But unlike most (and in common with the aforementioned ladies) Pantsdown is also a bona fide pop star. In […]

Music icon slams ‘Ent Cent’ demolition

Iconic music critic, journalist, television presenter and record producer Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has urged the State Government to reconsider its plan to demolish the Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC). In April, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the iconic Haymarket venue would be bulldozed to make way for expanded convention and exhibition facilities at Darling Harbour. Mr […]