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Apr
4
2014

Dreams of Falling

Cale in Katoomba res

He’s played with a who’s who of American, British and Australian jazz musicians. His classical compositions have been performed by orchestras including the Melbourne, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphonies. Now the circle has fully turned and Katoomba-raised Bruce Cale, one of the country’s foremost musicians and composers, is not only residing in his home town once […]

Apr
10
2013

The Play’s The Thing – Twice!

Katoomba playwrights

Readers who are vaguely curious about my writing outside of being a music or theatre critic may be interested in two forthcoming play-readings. This Saturday my play The Last Drop is being read, and on Saturday April 27 it is the turn of Guilt. The Last Drop is set in a future devoid of water and civilisation, […]

Feb
6
2013

Sydney Festival Wrap: Bertles Makes His Mark

JWP-1949

Given the rumours of severe budgetary constraints, the 2013 Sydney Festival is a particularly auspicious debut for its new artistic director Lieven Bertles. Bertles has done more with less than his immediate predecessors managed, which only proves that it’s not all about money. Bertles restored an edge to the festival and diluted the populism that […]

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