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australia council for the arts resilience fund arts grants concert stock photo

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 …

john foreman aussie pops orchestra what a wonderful world support act duet coronavirus covid-19 isolation

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 …

richard cilli expressions dance company qpac

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 …

amanda palmer there will be no intermission one-woman show brisbane powerhouse woodford folk festival

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. …

sir robert helpmann ballet performing arts

Sir Robert Helpmann became an international ballet star and choreographer as well as a famed actor and director. Openly gay, he lived with partner Michael Benthall until Michael’s death in 1974. Astonishingly, for an openly gay man in the twentieth century, Helpmann was Australian of the Year in 1966, knighted in 1968 and given the …

hannah gadsby douglas brisbane qpac netflix

Comedian Hannah Gadsby announced she will bring her new stand-up show Douglas to QPAC in Brisbane next January. Douglas is named after the Tasmanian-born comic’s dog and premiered in Melbourne in March. The comedian is touring the show in the US until July. And on Tuesday, Gadsby announced two new more shows for Melbourne and …

megan hilty musical wicked smash qpac

Stage, screen and television star Megan Hilty will return to QPAC in Brisbane next month with a brand-new show and a 40-piece orchestra. Megan first found fame on Broadway as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Television audiences discovered her in the musical drama Smash about a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. …

indigenous elder uncle jack charles

Indigenous elder Uncle Jack Charles has been honoured with the prestigious Red Ochre Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. The 73-year-old Boon Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung man received the honour at the National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) in Sydney on Monday night. Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, gay man and beloved …

brisbane la boite theatre company qut romeo and juliet

Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company in partnership with QUT, presents a 21st century re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet. The production takes no prisoners in this tale of star-crossed lovers, under the gripping direction of Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. Directed by Todd MacDonald and edited with Lucas Stibbard the re-imagining of the enduring tragedy …

theatre star Todd Mckenney outs Simon Gallaher

Theatre producer and star Simon Gallaher and his wife have reportedly split following fellow stage star Todd McKenney’s revelation last year that he and Gallaher dated for several years. McKenney revealed in a JOY FM radio interview last August that he dated singer and musical theatre producer Simon Gallaher for five years, and Gallaher went …

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