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Apr
18
2017

The Three Seas

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Australian National Maritime Museum, March 18 8.5/10 They arrived on stage one at a time, each ritually striking a brass bowl that seemed to ring for about as long as our Prime Ministers currently last. This sense of theatre remained in play, partly thanks to the colourful clothing and exotic instruments, and even more to […]

Apr
10
2017

Alfredo Rodriguez

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The Basement, March 12 8/10 If improvisation is not a dialogue it is merely craft with no art. Even in a solo performance multiple layers of dialogue are in play, most obviously between the performer and the audience, the instrument and the song or improvising vehicle. But when the music is of an especially high […]

Mar
29
2017

Diamonds Are For Trevor

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Concert Hall, March 2 8/10 It said “Trevor Ashley” on the ticket. If the Opera House did this sort of thing it would have echoed this in three-metre-high pink neon letters out the front, too. But she certainly sounded like Shirley Bassey – sorry, Dame Shirley Bassey – as she stopped the band from launching […]

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