ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

THEATRE: MANNA

PREVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM Writer Dan Spielman has collaborated with composer and sound designer Max Lyandvert, plus two visual artists and five performers, on Manna… Read more

CONCERT: SYDNEY OMEGA ENSEMBLE

PREVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM The Sydney Omega Ensemble is made up of 11 of the country’s finest young chamber musicians, most of who play regularly … Read more

Santogold – Santogold

Santogold ‘ Santogold By Aidan Roberts This is certainly an eye-catcher from the outset, before even one note has been heard; a very funky, neo-70’s … Read more

DANCE: TANGO FIRE

PREVIEW BY SUNDAY FRANCIS-REISS   The saying goes, ‘salsa is like having sex, the tango is like having a relationship.’ The problem with both, of course, … Read more

Shearwater – Rook

Rook – Shearwater By Chris Peken If, as Oscar Wilde postulated, ‘ambition is the last refuge of failure,’ then Shearwater are in trouble. However when … Read more

Viva Voce – Viva Voce Loves You

Viva Voce Loves You – Viva Voce By Chris Peken Married couples are taking over rock. Think Arcade Fire or our own Kasey Chambers & … Read more

Sex and the City

The long awaited, much hyped, Sex and the City movie predictably but not disappointingly plays with the familiar themes of the series – romantic interdependence, … Read more

ART: safARI 2008

BY AMELIA GROOM Diary note: the Biennale of Sydney is about to spread its arty fingers into six venues around town, and the city is … Read more

THEATRE: THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND BY TOM STOPPARD

REVIEW BY AMELIA GROOM   Featuring Tom Stoppard’s masterly wit, wordplay and self-referential comedy, The Real Inspector Hound is a rollicking murder-mystery spoof that turns the … Read more

Guy Blackman – Adult Baby

Guy Blackman is an interesting character. The very name Adult Baby suggests something very disturbing in the lyrical content of what we hold in our … Read more