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Actor Hugh Sheridan has recalled saving a man’s life in Brisbane last week after talking him out of taking his own life. The actor recalled the experience in Fortitude Valley last Friday on The Kyle and Jackie O Show this week. Hugh explained they met the man on Ann Street in Brisbane last Friday, where …

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Patrick O’Connell, an AIDS activism icon who is widely credited with creating the iconic red ribbon symbol, has died. He was 67. O’Connell passed away on March 23 in a New York hospital, four decades after receiving a HIV diagnosis in the 1980s. Active in the New York arts community at the time, he and …

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Actor and cabaret star Alan Cumming says his curated program for the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a “cabaret love letter” to Australia. After last year’s online offerings, the long-running event is returning to Adelaide Festival Centre live in June. More than 180 artists are putting on 105 performances over 12 days and nights from …

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Brisbane Powerhouse’s MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has raised the curtain on its 2021 program ahead of the festival in May. The festival is returning for its sixth year from Thursday, May 20 to Sunday, May 30. MELT’s 2021 program, unveiled today, features more than 15 events over 11 days. The lineup spans …

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Aftermath opens into a haunting world of disquiet. Then, the Australasian Dance Collective and Brisbane music producer The Kite String Tangle hurtle the audience through a landscape of fragmented memories and imperfect recollection to a high-octane climax. Visceral physicality and a stirring soundscape collide in a bold new full-length work at Brisbane Powerhouse this February. …

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Cabaret fans rejoice! QPAC’s sexy and stunning stage show Club Cremorne is back by popular demand from next week. The show premiered with a sold-out season last year, as one of QPAC’s first post-lockdown shows in their QPAC Unlocked program. Now from Thursday January 28, Club Cremorne is back. The stage show transforms the intimate …

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The Australia Council for the Arts has announced millions in grants for local artists and arts organisations hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. The Council’s new Resilience Fund will provide around $5 million in funding to those in the creative arts sector during the pandemic. Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette said the arts funding body …

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A group of Australia’s best-known performers have beat the COVID-19 isolation blues with a beautiful rendition of Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World. Musician John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra rallied the artists for the performance to give us a little respite during the pandemic. “This rotten virus has affected everyone, but the impact on the …

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In an exhilarating double bill, Expressions Dance Company collaborates with one of China’s leading contemporary dance companies – Beijing Dance/LDTX – to present Matrix at QPAC this November. Renowned Australian dancer Richard Cilli joined Expressions Dance Company for the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project. Matrix came about as a result of the collaboration. Richard Cilli Richard Cilli …

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Unapologetic alt-rock performance artist Amanda Palmer will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show, There Will Be No Intermission, to Australia next January. Palmer considers her third solo LP of the same name her most powerful and personal collection to date. The album’s songs tackle life, death, grief and how to make sense of it all. …

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