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Oct
22
2017

Mike Nock & Mark Isaacs

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Foundry 616, October 4 9/10 Improvisation is always a dialogue, even when only one person is playing. The musician is in dialogue with the instrument, the composed material (if it exists), the room’s acoustics and the audience. If, as here, the instrument is a piano, further dialogue exists between left hand and right, and between […]

Oct
21
2017

Old Crow Medicine Show

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Enmore Theatre, October 3 8/10 Buskers who migrate to the world stage tend retain the flair, immediacy and audience rapport that once arrested pedestrians. Old Crow Medicine Show hit the stage as a marching band singing Bob Dylan’s Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35, and it was so rambunctious that people stopped playing with […]

Oct
16
2017

Tina Arena

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ICC Sydney Theatre, September 23 4.5/10 Too often child stars self-destruct. Not only has Tina Arena survived, she has maintained a career at a certain pitch of success for four decades, and on her own terms. No mean feat. The voice, of course, is the reason, and it remains a potent instrument, as she hammered […]

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