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Roslyn Packer Theatre, January 9 7/10 It might be the sense of belonging or security, or it might be a nest for hatching offspring. It may be cluttered with possessions or memories, or be the one house in the street where love lives. Whatever the case, most – but certainly not all – people seem […]

Jan
17
2019

MIKE NOCK NOCTET

Foundry 616, January 4 8/10 This concert was a testament to stoicism, bravery, willpower, indefatigability, and the fact that, if music is in your blood, it will somehow find its way into the world. On July 2 Mike Nock was run over on a pedestrian crossing by a hefty four-wheel drive vehicle. The injuries were […]

Jan
15
2019

Paris of the East in the Jazz Age

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It was just an old, dusty trunk in a Mumbai warehouse – one that EMI was cleaning out prior to its demolition in 2003. The trunk had Chinese writing on it, and inside was a treasure: the mother-shells (from which 78rpm records were made) of 800 songs recorded in Shanghai, mainly during the 1930s, in […]

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