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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 […]

Jan
30
2013

Never Really a Darling

Trevor Watts Hothouse, Chicago hi res

Much outrage has followed the announcement that The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is scrapping the annual Darling Harbour Jazz Festival in June. That outrage is justified in the context of the replacement entertainment apparently being a light show. Two rallies today will bring together many musicians to protest the decision. But if the festival is […]

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