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October 17, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Slide, October 10 A girl from Brisbane follows her dream to all the way to Paris, and becomes a principal dancer at firstly the Moulin Rouge and then the Lido. The dream lasts for 13 years. Shay Stafford’s story is too good not to tell, and there’s a show here,…

October 9, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, October 5 What could be more apt than Art Spiegelman opening a show called WORDLESS! with a torrent of verbiage? The man who has done more than anyone to alchemise comics into art hustled us through his work and its reference points with typically sly and self-deprecating wit.…

October 8, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

I Thought About You (Concord) Which is the dodgier concept: tribute album, tribute band or tribute concert? All lie somewhere between celebration, nostalgia exercise and cash-grab. Perhaps tribute albums are the most curious, given one can simply enjoy the original artist! Brazilian pianist/singer Eliane Elias subtitles this opus A Tribute…