Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross is a Reporter for The Age.

Sophia Loren

Alannah and Madeline Foundation gala guest of honour Sophia Loren still cuts a striking figure at 80

Annabel Ross At 80 years old, Sophia Loren is still every bit the movie star, as she proved when she dazzled an audience in Melbourne on Friday.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: 2015 Barry Award nominees announced

Lawrence Mooney is in the running for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Barry Award.

Annabel Ross Emerging comedians lead the field in the list of Barry Award nominees.

Comedy Festival review: Daniel Burt's The Judgemental Case

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Annabel Ross Being judgmental helps us, Daniel Burt argues in his clever show.

Chorus of approval greets Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Annabel Ross Now in its sixth year, the Melbourne International Singers Festival returns on the Queen's Birthday Weekend with a bumper program for choirs and individual singers.

Antony and the Johnsons headline MONA's Dark Mofo 2015

Annabel Ross Antony & the Johnsons will be accompanied by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in an Australian exclusive performance at Tasmania's Dark Mofo festival.

Snoop Dogg sound engineer Dave Aron presents workshop in Melbourne

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion's sound man Dave Aron is sharing his knowledge this month.

Annabel Ross Audio engineer Dave Aron visits the JMC Academy in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne later this month to share his knowledge.

Beautiful One Day: Ilbijerri Theatre takes Palm Island story to London

Kylie Doomadgee, Harry Reuben and Magdalena Blackley at Melbourne's Ilbijerri Theatre during rehearsals for <i>Beautiful One Day</i>.

Annabel Ross Indigenous Melbourne Ilbijerri Theatre is restaging the show in Melbourne and regional Victoria before taking it to London's Southbank Theatre in June as part of the Origins Festival of First...

Northern Soul screening in Southbank; Soul-A-Go-Go after party at Shebeen

Backlot Studios in Southbank is hosting a special screening of <i>Northern Soul</i> followed by an after party.

Annabel Ross To celebrate the digital release of Northern Soul, the story of the musical movement that captured northern England in the 1970s, Backlot Studios in Southbank is hosting a special screening of the...

Barunga 30th anniversary headliners: Paul Kelly, Gurrumul, Sammy Butcher, Neil Murray

Annabel Ross The lineup for the festival is its biggest yet.

Comedy Festival review: impish Dave Thornton scrubs up well

Dave Thornton: sharp.

Annabel Ross It’s unclear why Dave Thornton called his show Spit and Polish, but it’s plenty shiny already.

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition brings international trios and quartets to Recital Centre

Annabel Ross This year's Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition is a "truly international gathering".

Comedy Festival review: Matt Okine funny enough but finale a fizzer

Annabel Ross Triple J breakfast host Matt Okine made headlines recently when visiting US comic Chris Rock asked him if he thought he was funny.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Sam Simmons gets personal in Spaghetti for Breakfast

Comedian Sam Simmons in the Great Eastern Groceries Centre.

Annabel Ross "It's a very silly, personal romp through my mind," says Sam Simmons, one of Australia's best-loved and most irreverent comics, of his new show.

The spiegeltent returns to the Crown rooftop with Ross Mollison's Absinthe

Maika Isogawa, who will appear in <i>Absinthe</i>, the new Spiegelworld circus production at Crown Casino.

Annabel Ross His Twitter handle is @improssario, and it's a fitting moniker for Ross Mollison, the man behind the hugely successful circus/vaudeville productions Empire and Absinthe.

Joel Creasey

Joel Creasey leaps from I'm a Celebrity to hosting Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015 Gala

Out of Africa: Joel Creasey's Comedy Festival show, Hurricane, opens at ACMI in Melbourne this week.

Annabel Ross Joel Creasey learnt from one of the best as opening act for Joan Rivers, now he's putting it into practice with his show The Hurricane.

Kylie Minogue Melbourne review: She's not ready to hang up her hotpants just yet

Annabel Ross Sex was the theme of her Kiss Me Once tour, but tonight is all about turning Rod Laver into 'the biggest disco in town'.

Hiatus Kaiyote perform new album Choose Your Weapon at SXSW 2015

Hiatus Kaiyote will perform new material at SXSW this week.

Annabel Ross Of the 45 artists representing Australia at the gargantuan South by Southwest music and arts festival in Austin, Texas this week, Melbourne nu-soul heroes Hiatus Kaiyote are one of the few local acts...

Bakehouse Studios fashion a rock'n'roll wonderland with Melbourne designers Preston Zly

Meditation on rebellion: Petr Zly and Johanna Preston in the studio they decorated as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Annabel Ross A recording room at Richmond's Bakehouse Studios will reveal shoe designers Petr Zly and Johanna Preston's other creative talents.

My Kitchen Rules 2015 episode 24 recap: Katie and Nikki take an offally big risk

My Kitchen Rules

Annabel Ross Another night, another gag-filled episode of MKR. By gags I mean really bad producer-conceived jokes, but there's a bit of gagging of the retching variety going on tonight too.

Iranian refugee artist Leila Ashtiani exhibits work at Space2b gallery in Balaclava

Leila Ashiani, an Iranian artist who survived the sinking of a boat carrying asylum seekers, with two of her works.

Annabel Ross They were told there would be just 100 people on the boat. They were told there would be water and life jackets on board.