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September 6, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, September 5 If you’ve never previously found Gina Reinhardt especially amusing you will when you see this. Drew Forsythe in a black wig being Gina is worth working in the mines for, and is a highlight of this year’s Wharf Revue. Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe…

September 4, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Riverside Theatre, August 31 Charisma and a warm heart count for much. Given that Marina Prior can add a laudable voice, acting skills and good looks to the list it is little wonder that she sold out this show and has been such a force in Australian musical theatre –…

September 3, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Paul Motian (ECM) It was none other than Keith Jarrett who, around 1970, sold a piano to Paul Motian. Motian, already one of jazz’s key drummers, had a head swimming with melodies, many of them carrying echoes of his Armenian/Turkish heritage. Now he learned notation and began to formalise them.…