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Brisbane Folk Club Fun

31 October 2015 In: Brisbane, Entertainment, General

The Brisbane Folk Club in Australia is a monthly event held at the city’s Foundry venue on the first Wednesday every month. Aiming to celebrate the best in local and national folk music, the Brisbane Folk Club will launch on December 2nd with local folk favourites Ben Salter, Neighbour and Marcus Blacke. Headliner Ben Salter is a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the twice-ARIA nominated Wilson Pickers. Salter’s new record…

Australia plays host to Hollywood

25 October 2015 In: Entertainment, General

Australia will be the setting for two Hollywood blockbuster movies that are due to be filmed down under. Director Ridley Scott will film the next installment in the Alien movie series in Australia and Marvel’s next Thor film, Ragnarok – starring Australian actor Chris Hemsworth – will also be filmed in Australia. Ridley Scott announced he will make his ‘Prometheus’ sequel in Australia when he appeared by video link during a press conference in Canberra….

Adelaide Fashion Festival

22 October 2015 In: Adelaide, Entertainment, General

The 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival features 18 events over four days presenting modern, innovative and world class fashion. High quality clothes and fashion design will feature at the Festival runway in Hindmarsh Square as well as other venues in the City, Norwood, Unley and Glenelg. “The Adelaide Fashion Festival, presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide, will showcase established and up and coming designers, in an event that celebrates our State’s creativity and innovation,” said Premier Jay Weatherill….

John Bishop tour of Australia

20 October 2015 In: Entertainment, General

Liverpool comedian John Bishop kicked off his tour of Australia by meeting a football legend – from a rival team. The 49yr old star – a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC – was appearing at the opening night of his tour in Perth when he unknowingly picked out from the audience a player from rival team Everton. John was talking with members of the audience when he picked out Everton legend Mick Lyons. Former Everton…

‘Grease’ star’s Melbourne fund-raiser

06 October 2015 In: Melbourne, Health, Entertainment, General

Australian singer Olivia Newton-John is in Melbourne this week to lead an annual charity walk event. The singer/actress, best known for her starring role in hit movie ‘Grease’ with John Travolta, is in Melbourne for The Wellness Walk, a 4.2km walk to raise money for the city’s Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre. It’s a cause close to Olivia’s heart as she has suffered from cancer. The star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992…

Kiss tour of Australia

05 October 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Comic-book rockers Kiss are currently on a sell-out tour of Australia. The US heavy metal band, more famous for wearing make-up than for their music, are celebrating the four decades since their formation with a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The bands’ 40th Anniversary World Tour features a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, boasting 220 automated lights weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and…

Joan Baez tour of Australia

03 October 2015 In: Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez is currently on a nationwide tour of Australia. For more than 50 years the American singer and activist has been an outspoken figure in the cultural and political life of the US. She is part-Spanish, part-Scottish and she sings in Spanish and English on the more than 30 albums she has released during her career. Apart from her own self-penned material, Joan has covered songs by contemporary stars as Ryan…

Bieber ‘flop’ on Australia TV

30 September 2015 In: Entertainment, General

Fans screamed when Justin Bieber appeared on a TV show in Australia, but many others thought his performance was a ‘flop’. The teen heartthrob, currently on a concert tour down under, appeared on TV show The X Factor Australia to perform his hit single What Do You Mean?  But the 21-year-old singer’s performance left many disappointed, saying they were not impressed by his downbeat rendition of the track. Bieber was visibly exhausted after his song and…

Iron Maiden to tour Australia

27 September 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Rock group Iron Maiden will tour Australia and New Zealand in 2016 as part of their ‘Book of Souls’ world tour. The British heavy metal band will play two shows in New Zealand – April 29 in Christchurch at the Horncastle Arena and the Vector Arena in Auckland on May 1 – before heading for the mainland for concerts in Australia. The band and its’ road crew will arrive down under on ‘Ed Force One’,…

Simply Red to tour Australia

26 September 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Simply Red will play a series of concerts in Australia and New Zealand in February 2016. The British band, led by flame-haired singer Mick Hucknall, shot to fame in the late 1980’s with a string of worldwide hits such as ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ and ‘Holding Back the Years’. Hucknall quit the music business in the mid-1990s to raise a family after gaining a reputation as ‘pop’s most eligible bachelor’. Now, 30 years since…

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