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THE NAKED CITY – A LICENCE TO KILL

It was an unusually balmy autumn night in Kings Cross last Wednesday week. A group of musicians had gathered on the chairs outside the Piccolo Bar in Roslyn Street for an impromptu jam. The music was by no means loud and hardly noticeable amongst the usual cacophony of passing traffic and pedestrian banter. Nevertheless, almost […]

Demolition man

BY JOHN MOYLE Change brought about by urban development and renewal is inevitable and can lead to the revitalisation and repurposing of areas for the better. But when it is on the scale of what is currently happening across NSW, it is often detrimental to the locality, its heritage and the lives of the people […]

NAKED CITY – TRANE LIVES!

One of the most positive upshots of the current world wide vinyl revival is the rediscovery of some truly classic albums by a younger generation. Ironically the CD versions have been available for many years, but it’s the tactile vinyl reissue that takes the listener back to that exciting time when the music was first […]

NAKED CITY – WHAT TO DO WITH THE OLD T2?

With Coffin Ed. For many people, myself included, Taylor Square lost its cosmopolitan charm when Gilligan’s Island was denuded of its palm trees, assorted scrub and family of resident rats. Replaced with a lifeless grassy knoll it was no longer the perfect spot for the midday wine tasting with goon bags and bottles of Royal […]

Piccolo Tales

As a Kings Cross institution, the Piccolo Bar and its 81-year-old proprietor, Vittorio, have witnessed several dramatic changes and attracted many colourful customers over the years. Site-specific play Piccolo Tales returns after a critically acclaimed, sell-out 4-month season last year. Written and performed by Vashti Hughes, the play pays homage to Vittorio and his bar, celebrating each […]