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April 5, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

SBW Stables Theatre, April 1, 2013 Girl In Tan Boots has six characters in search of a protagonist. Tahli Corin’s play cleverly intermingles themes of alienation with a sleuth story, as Detective Carapetis (Linden Wilkinson) tries to uncover what befell the missing Hannah. Hannah lived alone with a barren love-life…

April 1, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Clarendon Guesthouse, March 30, 2013 Why can’t more singers just be themselves? Why must they create glitzy show-biz personas and seek to – God save us – “interpret” a song? Mary Coughlan just sings them. She does it with such simplicity, humility and honesty that there is no veneer; just…

April 1, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Blue Beat, March 28, 2013 Kick yourself for missing this one. Here was a show to burn like a pilot light in the memory when most recollections have expired, then flare up with all its smiles and tears. An old-style blues revue, it came  courtesy of Music Maker, an American…