Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross is a Reporter for The Age.

Steve Kilbey and the Church play Queenscliff Music Festival and South by Southwest

Annabel Ross The Church has been performing for 34 years, and despite a well-documented moment of madness, are likely to be around for a while yet.

Katy Perry review: More fairy godmother than provocative pop, but girls left on a sugary high

Katy Perry in Melbourne.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Annabel Ross It made sense for Perry to visit a Melbourne girls' school, as her biggest demographic is school-age girls – and this show aimed right at them.

Listen with a laser beam: Robin Fox brings RGB light show to Melbourne Music Week

Age photographer Simon O'Dwyer made a triple exposure to capture Robin Fox and the lighting effects created by his lasers. Photographed in his Fairfield studio.

Annabel Ross The RGB of Robin Fox's new laser show stands for red, green and blue, the colours that slice, saber-like, through the air, emitting droning, waspish noises.

Jakubi enjoy a homecoming for Melbourne Music Week

Jakubi's Jerome Farah, Addam Kane, Jesse Rehaut and Roberto Amoruso.

Annabel Ross Celebrity gossip's plug will mean massive international exposure for Melbourne band Jakubi.

Rachelle Durkin of New York's Met Opera plays female lead in Don Pasquale in Melbourne

Familiar role: Rachelle Durkin has also performed the part of Norina for the Met Opera in New York.

Annabel Ross Rachelle Durkin wasn't what you'd call a natural musician. "I studied for six years at WAAPA [the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts]," she says.

Australian Art Orchestra celebrates 20 years

The Australian Art Orchestra

Annabel Ross The Australian Art Orchestra will mark its 20th anniversary by performing a piece composed by its founding art director that it premiered, writes Annabel Ross.

Palestinian play: Tales of the City and the Sea thwarted by real-life violence

Refugee tale: Samah Sabawi (centre) has written a play, Tales of the City by the Sea, told from the perspective of a Palestinian refugee in Gaza.

Annabel Ross A plan to premiere a Palestinian play in three cities was thwarted by the war it is about, writes Annabel Ross.

SummerSalt festival: Puppy love set to take over Southbank

Anastasia Klose with her dog Farnsworth, who has inspired her new work to be staged as part of Southbank's SummerSalt festival.

Annabel Ross The ACCA forecourt is set to be transformed into an arty dog park summer as part of a new arts festival, Summersalt.

Swans headline eclectic 2015 MONA FOMA

UK artists Architects of Air will bring Exxopolis.

Annabel Ross New York post-punk rockers Swans, a gamelan pinball machine, a Chinese artist smashing 250 hammers and a participatory smartphone orchestra will headline Hobart's 2015 MONA FOMA.

Dan Sultan, British India among acts to play free concert at Margaret Court Arena

Lanie Lane.

Annabel Ross Some of Melbourne's finest musicians are performing at a free event on Cup Eve - and raising money for a good cause.

Surprise finish

Teenager Marlisa Punzalan wins The X Factor 2014

Marlisa

Annabel Ross In a surprise finish, 15-year-old Marlisa Punzalan has won The X Factor 2014. The teenager from Mt Druitt, NSW beat 22-year-old Queensland crooner Dean Ray and folk-pop trio Brothers 3 to the crown,...

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Greek pop star Mihalis Hatzigiannis performs with MSO

Greek musician Mihalis Hatzigiannis during rehearsals with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ahead of his Melbourne Festival concert at the Music Bowl.

Annabel Ross Back in his native Cyprus (and adopted Greece), Mihalis Hatzigiannis is a household name. In Melbourne, the pop star enjoys his relative anonymity.

Miley Cyrus review: Tasteless and lewd, yes, but also plenty to laugh at - and admire

Miley Cyrus

Annabel Ross She writhed on a bed with a dwarf, twerked with 6'7 'Amazon Ashley' and cavorted with oversize inflatable spliffs, but when her 'bangerz' worked, they were irresistible.

Youth-run record label showcases artists at Darebin Music Feast

Annabel Ross Three girls who began to make music in Grade Two, are still in shock about hearing their sound played on the radio twice.

Bachelor finale: Blake Garvey proposes to winner Sam Frost

Sam and Blake

Annabel Ross Victorian financial consultant Sam Frost, 25, has won series two of The Bachelor - and become engaged to the titular star.

Once a Broadway hit with an indie pedigree

Once: a musical with no orchestra (Thumbnail)

Annabel Ross Melbourne theatre producer John Frost didn't think that he'd think much of all of the musical 'Once'.

Monash Art Ensemble present world premiere of three new compositions and one classic work.

Annabel Ross Award-winning Monash Art Ensemble present their third and final project for 2014.

David Bowie's new CD heralded by documentary film

Artful: Metallic bodysuit designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour.

Annabel Ross Discover Bowie's backstory in earlybird screening of a documentary film featuring at ACMI next July.

The Smoking Owl: Newman College Choir performs with Early Music at Gallery One Three

Annabel Ross Classical choristers from Newman College Choir will offer their voices as instruments in the latest of the Smoking Owl's monthly series of cross-disciplinary performances on October 3.

Home exhibition will scatter 7000 small wooden houses around Melbourne

Philanthropist: Betty Amsden is surrounded by the wooden houses that will soon dot the cityscape.

Annabel Ross Home. It's a concept that means different things to different people, an idea that is not necessarily about geography, but a sense of belonging, comfort and safety.