Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

TV

Game of Thrones number one with illegal downloaders

Nick Galvin Game of Thrones continues to top the worldwide list of most-downloaded shows, despite the fact its fourth season ended some two months ago.

Birthday

ACO celebrates 40 years with diverse national concert season program

Here to stay: Richard Tognetti is celebrating 25 years leading the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Nick Galvin The Australian Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 40-year milestone with a rich, diverse program.

Understudies

Arts: When understudies triumph

Last-minute success: Jane Ede in a dressing room at the Sydney Opera House.

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Meet TV's favourite pets

What's that, Skip? Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was, for a time, the face of Australia to the world.

Nick Galvin They say never work with children or animals, but television wouldn't be what it is today without these cuddly and not-so-cuddly creatures.

Ratings

Utopia, Reality Check renews ABC's hopes after Gruen

Reality Check.

Nick Galvin The ABC has lifted its sagging mid-week performance thanks to a strong debut from Utopia, the new office politics mockumentary from Rob Sitch and the Working Dog team.

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Wednesday, August 20

Utopia

Nick Galvin Strap yourselves in: the Doctor Who frenzy is about to fire up again.

Remembered

A night of jamming with Robin Williams

Allan Zavod.

Nick Galvin Jazz pianist and composer Allan Zavod remembers Robin Williams as an extraordinary collaborator and a great mate who always made time for his fans.

Radio

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O kiss and make up

The Kyle and Jackie O Show

Nick Galvin Jackie Henderson and Kyle Sandilands appear to have made up after Henderson marched out of the studio yesterday in a monumental on-air dummy spit.

Radio

Jackie O walks out on Kyle Sandilands after on-air spat

Jackie O and Kyle Sandilands

Nick Galvin Cracks appear to be emerging in the breakfast show pairing of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson, after Henderson apparently walked out on Sandilands during this morning’s broadcast.

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Opera

Arts: Opera from WWII Jewish ghetto performed for first time in Sydney

Brundibar as shown in a still from Theresienstadt, a documentary film from the Jewish Settlement Area, filmed in 1944, produced by Aktualita and directed by Kurt Gerron and others.

Nick Galvin Brundibar is a short, light-hearted opera written for children. But for Jerry Rind, who was involved in one of the first performances in 1943, it was anything but light-hearted.

Dinky-di

Crikey, mate, it's true blue opera! Donizetti goes dinky-di with The Elixir of Love

Rachelle Durkin in The Elixir of Love.

Nick Galvin When Gaetano Donizetti wrote L’Elisir D’Amore in 1832, it’s a safe bet that in his mind’s eye he wasn’t seeing galahs on telegraph wires. Or men in Akubras.

Success

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon swoop on Aussie author Liane Moriarty

Kidman

Nick Galvin Sydney writer Liane Moriarty has a New York Times bestseller a film version in the works with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

First World War

An Australian War Requiem honours the nation's fallen in First World War

Sergeant Clive Crowley, of Cobbadah, NSW, wrote to his mother in surprisingly tender terms.

Nick Galvin It was after writing his requiem for the freedom fighters of East Timor in 2000 that composer Christopher Bowen began considering what major works existed marking the sacrifice made by Australians in...

Books

A picture book promoting guns to kids by US lobby group aims to 'bring gun ownership out of the closet'

Guns are fun: The Strong family love to show off their weapons.

Nick Galvin A new “wholesome” picture book by two Michigan-based authors aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.

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TV

Real Housewives of Melbourne leave US viewers bemused

Real Housewives of Melbourne

Nick Galvin US viewers appear somewhat bemused by The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which made its debut on US television screens overnight.

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Tom Polo eavesdrops on train-travelling teens for art's sake

Researching: Artist Tom Polo in Campbelltown.

Nick Galvin The casual chitchat of western Sydney commuters inspires an artist.

Positive impact

Harry Potter books make kids more tolerant of gays, refugees

Daniel Radcliffe

Nick Galvin Besides being a rattling good read, the Harry Potter novels may also help reduce prejudice towards gays, immigrants and refugees among readers, according to new research.

Le Tour more than just a bike race

Author Ianto Ware

Nick Galvin Twenty One Nights In July: A Personal History of the Tour de France.

Returning?

Seinfeld could be coming to Netflix, says Jerry

Jerry Seinfeld

Nick Galvin All 180 episodes of the comedy classic Seinfeld could be heading to the web streaming service Netflix, according to the man behind the show, Jerry Seinfeld.

Meet the stars of Village Vets Australia

Village Vets Australia.

Nick Galvin Anthony Bennett and James Carroll are friends as well as business partners - and it shows.