Category: Features – Archive

November 22, 2019 / Features - Archive

One phone-call was all it took for Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre to have the thick-as-a-brick-pile rug pulled out from underneath him. That was in 2012 when Ian Anderson, the band’s singer, songwriter and flautist, rang and told Barre he was breaking up one of the world’s most famous rock…

November 16, 2019 / Features - Archive

The last time Lakecia Benjamin was in Sydney her alto saxophone was part of the sound surrounding comedian Craig Robinson. This time she’ll play jazz in an intimate club. That’s a perfect snapshot of a career that could be seen as swinging between rubbing shoulders with mega-stardom and digging deep…

October 23, 2019 / Features - Archive

The billboard for the 1956 movie Baby Doll was the world’s biggest sign, covering an improbable 15,000 square metres high above Broadway in New York. It showed a thumbing-sucking Carroll Baker in the titular role, with limbs 24 metres long and three-metre eyebrows above her sultry stare. The film needed…