Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story

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To bring to life one of Broadway’s most iconic divas, translate her larger than life personality to an intimate cabaret space and performance is no mean feat. Jon Jackson took the bull by the horns and did just that in his Melbourne Cabaret Festival show Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story at Chapel Off […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

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Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

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The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

What it’s like at the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Macbeth’

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The Melbourne Theatre Company has dared to modernise recent adaptations of Shakespeare, including Hamlet and Queen Lear, to great success. This year’s production of Macbeth is no exception. Director Simon Phillip’s modern portrayal of Shakespeare’s 411-year-old tragedy demonstrates that play’s themes of politics and power are no less relevant today, albeit in different ways. The […]

The safest and cleanest way for you to enter the Skintrade

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Skintrade ain’t all that bad. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. And no, we’re not talking porn, but instead, a sensational new addition to the Australian skincare industry that takes the best bits of all the pre-existing brands out there, darkens it ever-so-slightly, strips it of all the rubbish that otherwise surrounds labels and substance […]

Win tickets to Tina Arena’s Innocence to Understanding concert with Lanson

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You’ll even get to meet and have a drink with her!

Chocolate pairings: the best flavours to pair with chocolate right now

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Reynold Poernomo is the dessert king behind Koi Dessert Bar and to celebrate all the exciting stuff KitKat is doing these days, he’s got some handy tips on how to pair chocolate with essentially everything! This is what he had to say… Quirky flavour combinations have become the hot trend for 2017, and has produced a […]

Where to find the best steak in Melbourne

Steak! Good for you, delicious and darn hard to find a place that does a good one. That is precisely why you need this list of the best restaurants in Melbourne who know how to do a steak pretty well. Get to it! L’Hotel Gitan, Prahran Steak at L’Hotel Gitan is from three main beef suppliers – Southern […]

Where to go for a drink in Sydney during Negroni Week 2017

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Negroni week is back! The time has come to can that drinking ban. In its fifth year, the week-long international charity initiative will take place from 5-11 June, with bars, clubs and restaurants from across the world coming together over the classic Negroni cocktail – the one and only iconic mix of Campari, gin and red vermouth – […]

‘King Roger’ by Opera Australia in Melbourne was a sensation

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After stunning audiences with a modern, vivid adaptation of Carmen, Opera Australia continues to wow this season with King Roger with its second run of performances in Australia since first taking to the Joan Sutherland Theatre in Sydney earlier this year. Read about that here. This 1926 opera in three acts by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski […]

Where are the best places to live in Australia?

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Buying a home is an exciting experience at any phase of life. Whether it is your first home, or your retirement home, choosing the right home on the right land is one of the most important decisions you will make for you and your family. With the real estate market seeming to get more complex […]

How to make the most of the Vogue and GQ Fashion Night Out

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The Vogue and GQ Online Shopping Night is on tomorrow at midday and it’s about to get real. It is all about 12 hours of discounts and deal that you’ll freak out over, so it’s time to get planning. Don’t go in blind, unprepared when it comes to knowing what you want to buy and how […]