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Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona is an arts reporter for The Canberra Times.

CD review: Martha Argerich - the Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

Ron Cerabona An excellent compilation of the work of one of the world's great pianists.

DVD review: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime: The handling is flawed.

Ron Cerabona Agatha Christie diehards and fans of the actors will want to try it.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra conductor Nicholas Milton is a Grammy nominee

Canberra Symphony Orchestra's chief conductor and artistic director Dr Nicholas Milton is thrilled to be nominated for a Grammy award.

Ron Cerabona Dr Nicholas Milton was keen to point out other CSO musicians have international recognition.

The Illusionists 1903 at the Canberra Theatre: Homage to the magic of the past

Charlie Frye the Eccentric in The Illusionists

Ron Cerabona Ron Cerabona talks to illusionists who hark back to the golden age of magic in the show The Illusionists 1903.

DVD review

DVD review: Goosebumps - the Complete Collection

Ron Cerabona "Viewer beware, you're in for a scare!"

DVD review: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Ron Cerabona This could have made a good multipart TV series

DVD review: Poltergeist remake lacks power or point

Ron Cerabona This year's remake of the 1982 movie is much worse than the original.

The Russians are coming

Battalion, in 2015 Russian Resurrection Film Festival, is the true story of the First Russian Women's Battalion, formed during WWI to shame male soldiers who were shirking their combat duties.

Ron Cerabona There's an emphasis on war movies in this year's Russian Resurrection Film Festival but plenty else on offer too.

Litbits: Matthew Condon to hold non-fiction workshop in Canberra


Ron Cerabona Literary events and news in Canberra.

DVD review: The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen Collection Bluray

Ron Cerabona Four-disc set for nostalgic baby boomers and Generation Xers.

DVD review: A Royal Night Out for rom-com fairy tale princesses

Ron Cerabona While it's all pretty far-fetched, the cast is appealing.

DVD review: The Rock's quake blockbuster San Andreas delivers thrills and spills

Ron Cerabona Dwayne Johnson may not be the world's greatest actor but he's an amiable presence who maintains the excitement in San Andreas.

CD of the week: Karl Bohm

Karl Bohm late recordings.

Ron Cerabona This compilation of Karl Bohm recordings from his final decade is impressive.

Litbits: University of Canberra Book of the Year shortlist for 2016


Ron Cerabona The shortlist for the University of Canberra Book of the Year 2016 has been selected from debut novels.

The Wharf Revue 2015: Celebrating 15 years sending up politicians

Amanda Bishop and Phillip Scott in the Wharf Revue 2015.

Ron Cerabona From humble beginnings this comedy show has become something of an institution.

Bell Shakespeare's 2016 season has tragic focus

Bell Shakespeare 2016: Romeo and Juliet Alex Williams as  Romeo and Kelly Paterniti as Juliet.

Ron Cerabona For his first solo season as artistic director Damien Ryan has chosen two of the great Shakespearean dramas.

Litbits: Ghada Karmi, Kate Llewellyn, Rosie Batty speak at Canberra book events


Ron Cerabona  Authors are turning out for literary events in Canberra in September.

'Reserved Seating Only' by David Ross Paterson looks at sport from both sides

Ron Cerabona A play about two very different perspectives on sport has something to say about life in general.

Litbits: Stephanie Owen Reeder shortlisted for Young People's History Prize

Ron Cerabona All the advice, inspiration and goss for everything writing-related in ACT.

DVD review

DVD review: The Killing Season


Ron Cerabona This three-part ABC documentary, presented by Sarah Ferguson, is gripping viewing.