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A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia

A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia

Barbara and the Camp Dogs is an Indigenous rock musical that stands out in an already strong field.

  • by Cameron Woodhead

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Austerity and joy each play their part
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Austerity and joy each play their part

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir unearthed striking similarities and differences between the works of J.S. Bach and Arvo Part.

  • by Maxim Boon
Four seasons, tropical vibes as Laneway rocks Footscray Park
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Four seasons, tropical vibes as Laneway rocks Footscray Park

Baker Boy brings a bit of the tropics on a day of rain and squall, What So Not goes off, Jon Hopkins takes his crowd on a strange and wonderful journey.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Hot in herre: Beamed back to the '90s with all the right moves
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Hot in herre: Beamed back to the '90s with all the right moves

All Saints, Craig David, Nelly. RnB heaven, and the crowd was not disappointed.

  • by Erin Pearson
Missy Higgins and John Butler bring Aussie rock down to earth
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Missy Higgins and John Butler bring Aussie rock down to earth

After nearly 15 years, Missy Higgins and John Butler Trio are touring nationally again.

  • by Nicole Precel
Watching The Clock: Christian Marclay's 24-hour film hits Melbourne
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Watching The Clock: Christian Marclay's 24-hour film hits Melbourne

Around 12,000 clips spanning cinema history cut together to create Christian Marclay's The Clock, a 24-hour film that some Melburnians plan to watch in one sitting.

  • by Tom Cowie
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Huge Irish vocal talent doesn't quite take the cake
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Huge Irish vocal talent doesn't quite take the cake

Ross Anderson-Doherty is a powerhouse cabaret star but needs to work on his theatrical craft.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Margolyes betters the Dame as cantankerous lady in the van
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Margolyes betters the Dame as cantankerous lady in the van

There are failings in this MTC production but it's well worth going for Miriam Margolyes' star turn alone.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Remount of Michael Gow classic lost in time
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Remount of Michael Gow classic lost in time

This revival of Michael Gow's classic treads water between period piece and contemporised interpretation.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
'I'm sorry': Show goes on but Lily Allen apologises for not being her best
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'I'm sorry': Show goes on but Lily Allen apologises for not being her best

The British pop star was suffering from a sore throat and didn't display her usual energy or vocal range on stage.

  • by Cara Waters
Introducing our newest voices to The Age Arts section
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Introducing our newest voices to The Age Arts section

Maxim Boon joins the paper as our chief classical reviewer while Kim Dunphy and Jana Perkovic will share our dance review coverage.

  • by Hannah Francis