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Perth's Krispy Kreme obsession: why it's not about the doughnuts

CANDICE BARNES They were carted across the nation, literally, by the box. But it seems the days of Krispy Kreme cartons crammed into overhead lockers on domestic flights may be over.

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Krispy Kreme doughnut store opens for first time in Perth

Krispy Kreme

After years of waiting, Perth's first Krispy Kreme doughnut store finally opened its doors on Wednesday morning.

20 Christmas wines under $20

Xmas wines

DAVID PRESTIPINO Choosing a bottle of wine for less than $20 these days can be like walking a minefield – you don't know what's around the corner and you can go wrong at any step.

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Child prodigies: Perth kids rewrite the rule books

Lachlan Glover plays both trumpet and saxophone.

CANDICE BARNES They might be still in school, but two Perth boys are making waves with their astounding talents - which have made the professionals sit up and take notice.

Hissy Fit reinvent headbanging as a female art performance piece

Whip it: Natalie Randall, Emily O'Connor and Jade Muratore of Hissy Fit will be asking woman to rock out in front of a camera at the Tiny Stadiums festival.

ERYK BAGSHAW Sydney performance troupe Hissy Fit want women to take back the mosh pit.

Listings: What to do when out and about in Victoria

 Dreamers - Yomal Rajasinghe and Helen Morse.

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny What's on in Melbourne and surrounds this weekend.

Dave O'Neil: Radiohead on the brain, Beethoven on the stage

Dave o'neil shortlist

Dave O'Neil A fan will sit through anything to see his favourite band – even music.

My Perfect Weekend: Leo Sayer

Feels like dancing: When Leo Sayer isn't busy in the studio he likes to support his fellow musicians.

LOUISE RUGENDYKE When he is not locked in the studio, music icon Leo Sayer keeps busy supporting the environment and fellow musicians.

Top five: critics' picks

Beautiful: Marion Cotillard shines in the Belgian drama <i>Two Days, One Night</i>.

From masterful art-house drama Two Days, One Night to the Rolling Stones, we have your week covered.

What's on in Melbourne and its surrounds

 Gin Masterclass at Gin Palace.

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Lots to do and see throughout the city and suburbs over the next week and into the future. Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny have compiled the action spots.

Time out

Beetlejuice out in time for Halloween

Jeff Duff.

SARAH THOMAS Check out what's on in town this weekend.

Your Weekend

When the mountain changed its clothing.

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Rock, jazz, theatre, circus and much more ... Melbourne to buzz with many and varied activities.

Six reasons to visit Dandenong

Fine and dandy:  The refurbished neon sign now presides over the Dandenong Market.

Richard Cornish This vibrant city in Melbourne's east is a cultural melting pot which blends Indian and Afghan influences and loves to celebrate its rural past and architectural heritage.

My Perfect Weekend: Rhys Nicholson

Comedian Rhys Nicholson takes a crafty look at bow ties.

SARAH THOMAS From quizzes to gossip and crafting bow ties, this comedian has an interesting take on his weekends.

Six reasons to visit Bannockburn

Artrocks is home to dramatic pieces in Inverleigh.

Richard Cornish From the beautiful Briar Hill to the glorious Clyde Park, there is much to enjoy in this sparsely populated part of Victoria.

Top five critics' picks

Battle lines: Bell Shakespeare's <i>Henry V</i>, starring Matthew Backer, Michael Sheasby and Damien Strouthos, is at the Opera House until November 16.

From Australian thriller Son of a Gun to Bell Shakespeare's Henry V and the Marrickville Festival, we have the week covered.

My perfect weekend: Kate Jinx

Kate Jinx, Golden Age cinema programmer

LOUISE RUGENDYKE A morning run followed by a spin on the flying saucer at Luna Park and an evening at the theatre, makes for a perfect weekend for this film buff.

My Perfect Weekend: Juliette Barton

Juliette Barton:

LOUISE RUGENDYKE Finding sunny spots in Darlinghurst and a sneaky gelato at night make for the perfect weekend for this dancer.

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.

Dave O'Neil: When a real-life venue turns out to be a TV set

Dave o'neil shortlist

Dave O'Neil You think something wonderful is happening in your neighbourhood but it all turns out to be nothing more than a set for a TV show.

Broods vocalist Georgia Nott on songwriting and 'stupid feelings'

Brother and sister Georgia and Caleb Nott are Broods.

CANDICE BARNES It has been a year since brother-sister pop duo Broods released their breakthrough single Bridges – and it seems the pair has wasted no time in building its overseas fanbase.

Young Perth artist Tristan Goldsmith makes monster debut

Tristan's Monsters

CANDICE BARNES Many artists strive for decades to secure an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, but local youngster Tristan Goldsmith has already achieved his goal – and he’s just nine years old.

Your Weekend

Elsweher: Bryan Smith for National Geographic.

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Action or contemplation, culinary or aural feasts - it's all covered this week.

Six reasons to visit Morwell

Sturdy figure: A striking bronze statue is the central figure of the Wall of Recognition at the Gippsland Immigration Park at Morwell.

Richard Cornish Morwell's pleasures range from the art showcase of Latrobe Regional Gallery to bush excursions and scenic flights.

Top five: Critics' picks

Action stations: Sydney Dance Company's <i>Louder Than Words</i>.

From the thrills of Gone Girl to the sounds of Stephen Sondheim and the tastes of Good Food Month, we have your week covered.

My Perfect Weekend: Karina Libbey

Time to relax: Karina Libbey at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium where the Festivalists are hosting the after-hours party Hijinks.

LOUISE RUGENDYKE From 'saucy' trips away to personally programmed movie marathons, this festivals manager likes to keep her weekends interesting.

Public invited to participate in live World Ballet Day performance

Bar crowd: Christine Ardlie, Jenny Stosser and Shaun Larkin participate in adult ballet classes.

ANNABEL ROSS It might be worth wearing your dancing shoes to work this Wednesday if your morning commute is in the vicinity of Federation Square.

Gatecrasher: Bitter-sweet celebrations as the footy year draws to a close

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Mik Grigg It doesn't matter so much today, you still have that grand final. But then the weekend will come ... and there's no footy. Months and months of no footy yawn before you.

In the galleries - art around Melbourne

Michael Staniak's installation, Data Loss.


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.

My Perfect Weekend: Aljin Abella

Magic: Aljin Abella stars as the Monkey King in <i>Monkey ... Journey to the West</i>.

LOUISE RUGENDYKE For the man behind Monkey, nothing beats time by the water and an afternoon at the movies.

Queen Victoria Market to rock for Melbourne Music Week

Architecture in Helsinki's Kellie Sutherland and Cameron Bird get ready for Music Week.

Stephanie Marks Queen Victoria Market will be transformed into an amplified hub of live music to showcase an all-Melbourne line-up for opening night of Melbourne Music Week on Friday, November 14.


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Mik Grigg If the shoe fits on Father's Day


Perth filmmakers offer a chance to pay your way into showbusiness

A scene from the Perth film <em>Jugular</em>, which is looking for crowdfunding to get on the big screen.

CANDICE BARNES It’s one of the most ambiguous job titles in the entertainment industry, but for the right price, you could land yourself an executive producer credit on an upcoming Australian film.



Disgusting movie River of Fundament gets Sydney outing

Fundamentally revolting: A scene from Barney's film.

ANDREW TAYLOR Its scenes of human defecation, anal penetration and animal disembowelment have divided and disgusted critics. Its six-hour length has tested the patience of fans.

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Top five: Critics' picks

Truth or dare: Jai Courtney (left) and Joel Edgerton star in new Australian crime drama <em>Felony</em>.

From Joel Edgerton's new film, Felony, to Salmon Rushdie and Pussy Riot at the Opera House, we have the week covered.

My Perfect Weekend: Jason Coleman

Hello, sailor: Any time on a boat is well spent for choreographer Jason Coleman.

LOUISE RUGENDYKE For this former So You Think You Can Dance Australia judge and choreographer, an egg and bacon roll on a Saturday morning can't be beat.

My son plays #likeaboy and I love it

Open your minds and let our children play #likeakid.

ELISSA GRIESSER I wanted to share something awesome I found online recently that relates perfectly to my youngest son, who's just about to turn four.

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Man About Town: Rhys Muldoon

Man About Town: Rhys Muldoon.

Rhys Muldoon Your faithful correspondent is writing this column in Venice, an almost unforgivable crime, I know.

Yeah, we went there: road testing five Australian cask red wines

DAVID PRESTIPINO When you think of great Australian inventions, the usual suspects come to mind - Vegemite, sheep shearers, Stubbies, the bionic ear, sheep shearers, dual-flush dunnies, budgie smugglers, zinc cream, Uggboots, the winged keel.

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Bachelorette Alana Wilkie on love, life and social media strife


CANDICE BARNES It looks like Perth-based bachelor Blake Garvey could well be packing his bags in pursuit of love, after Western Australia’s final contestant on The Bachelor Australia was shown the door on Wednesday night.

'Killer' lineup revealed for Soundwave... but not for Perth

Marilyn Manson is headed Down Under for Soundwave. But not to Perth.

CANDICE BARNES The lineup for next year’s Soundwave festival has been unveiled, though it seems Perth rock music fans will have to fork out for an airfare to see their favourite artists live.

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Perth radio hosts take on 'ice bucket challenge' for charity

Perth Radio splashed by the Ice Bucket Challenge (Thumbnail)

CANDICE BARNES It's an internet phenomenon sweeping the world and now the ‘ice bucket challenge’ has landed on our shores.

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More Perth films set to shine on the international stage

A still from the film <em>Kill Me Three Times</em>, starring Simon Pegg.

CANDICE BARNES Another local film is making waves overseas, with black comedy Kill Me Three Times slated to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The Bachelor

Perth footballer scores Bachelorette Alana Wilkie's heart

Alana Wilkie and Chris Billings on Instagram.

CANDICE BARNES She may have inadvertently revealed her reality television fate through an Instagram post, but it seems Alana Wilkie’s beau has also been flaunting their new relationship online.


Lineup for 2015 Southbound festival in Busselton revealed

Salt N Pepa will return to WA for Southbound in 2015.

CANDICE BARNES A host of Australian bands will take to the stage alongside international acts at next year’s Southbound festival.

Tour news

Lady Gaga's monster arrival in Australia has Perth fans all a twitter

Lady Gaga meets and greets fans inside Crown Metropol in Perth.

CANDICE BARNES They waited for several hours, but Lady Gaga fans were rewarded with plenty of face time when the star landed in Perth on Sunday.

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Lady Gaga meets Perth fans

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Lady Gaga arrived in Perth on Sunday ahead of the first show of her Australian tour at Perth Arena on Wednesday. She wowed fans by stopping to sign autographs and have photos with them outside Perth's Crown Metropol Hotel.

Your Weekend

Make your own: Penguins will be on parade at a Claymation workshop at ACMI.

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Event listings for 16th August

Boys to men: Why Hanson are embracing their boy band past

Isaac and Taylor Hanson

CANDICE BARNES "Crank it up, roll the windows down, go fast." That was how Isaac Hanson described the first track, titled Fired Up, from the band’s new album Anthem.

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Ditch the diet: 'Healthy chef' Teresa Cutter on keeping it real

Teresa Cutter.

CANDICE BARNES Eating well has never seemed so hard. Paleo, organic, gluten-free, low-carb, calorie neutral - all complicated buzzwords favoured by the health food industry.


Natural competitors muscle-in on Perth bodybuilding scene

Steve Booth will compete in his first competition at this weekend’s Australian Fitness Show.

CANDICE BARNES Bodybuilding often conjures images of oversized meatheads and she-hulks grunting and hogging all of the good equipment at the gym - not anymore.

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Courtney Love at Metro City Perth

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Love delivered the songs the fans wanted to hear with gusto, singing a number of her earlier hits before lending her gravelly vocals to her more recent releases. All photos: Court McAllister.

Tom Gleisner on 'kicking' Australia’s rich and famous for laughs

Tom Gleisner

CANDICE BARNES Navigating the ebbs and flows of the entertainment industry is no mean feat, but it’s something Tom Gleisner has managed to do for the best part of two decades.

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Lease is up for Freo’s Fly By Night after Drill Hall decision

Fly by Night's future hangs in the balance after almost 30 years as a popular live music venue in Perth.

CANDICE BARNES The future of Fremantle’s Fly By Night Musicians’ Club is hanging in the balance after it failed to secure a renewed lease of its historic premises.

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Fremantle and Burswood hotels take top honours at WA awards

AHA awards

CANDICE BARNES The state’s best hotels were recognised at a New Orleans-themed gala event at Crown Perth on Monday night.

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