Nov
6
2013

Fay Sussman: Tending the Candle of Yiddish Song

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Although born in Poland Fay Sussman had vowed she would never speak Polish nor set foot in the country. Growing up with horror stories of what her father went through there, she even denied she was Polish, preferring to claim Israeli nationality after living there for 10 years before settling in Australia. Yet the Sydney […]

Nov
6
2013

Clannad

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State Theatre, October 30 Swirling mists, gentle mizzle, stark landscapes, human conviviality and human heartbreak: they are all present in Clannad’s music at its best. Then much of the appeal lies in the lightness with which Moya Brennan’s voice dances across the melodies, like a young girl’s feet barely seeming to touch the ground when […]

Oct
30
2013

Whoops! The Wharf Revue 2013

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Wharf 1, October 25 Apparently optimists look upon problems as opportunities. The fools. Nonetheless such warped thinking may have helped Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phil Scott with this year’s Wharf Revue. Devised, rehearsed and initially performed (in Penrith) before the federal election, it is having 90% of its run afterwards. While these astute gentlemen […]