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Music Video Mash Up 2011 – Attn Bands & Film Makers

Do you want to make a music video?

CALLING ALL BANDS/MUSICIANS and FILMMAKERS!!!

Registrations are NOW OPEN @ www.mvmu.com.au

Following on from a huge inaugural year last year, The Music Video Mash Up filmmaking competition is back for 2011- and with the addition of Sydney and Melbourne to the competition, bigger and better than ever.

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Saltimbanco – Cirque du Soleil – Australia 2011 [Official Trailer, Info & Tickets]

Performance Dates and Tickets available here

Cirque du Soleil® returns with Saltimbanco™, the show which started Australia’s love affair with the celebrated company when it first toured here in 1999.

Saltimbanco — from the Italian “saltare in banco” (to jump on a bench) — features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries. Presented in premium ‘intimate-mode’ arena venues, this is classic Cirque at its best – a thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility.
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ROCK OF AGES now playing in Melbourne! [Theatre News & Tickets]

ROCK OF AGES is a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs such as: ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’, ‘Don’t Stop Believin”, ‘The Final Countdown’, ‘We Built This City’ and ‘More Than Words’ by iconic rockers such as Foreigner, Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Poison, Starship, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more.

The Australian production of this critically acclaimed Broadway musical at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from April 2011.
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MARY POPPINS in Brisbane from January 2012 [Theatre News & Tickets]

Mary Poppins

Brilliantly adapted from the beloved books by Australia’s own P.L.Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS is playing in Brisbane from January 2012…

This spectacular production includes all of the best loved songs from the film including CHIM CHIM CHER-EE, A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR, JOLLY HOLIDAY, STEP IN TIME, FEED THE BIRDS and SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS.
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‘The Rat Trap’ Polytoxic @ Brisbane Powerhouse, 9th February, 2011 [Live Review]

Review by: Lana Harris

  Let me introduce you to The Rat Trap. Bull whipping, lampshade hanging, Siamese twin ninja fighting cabaret. Using a mix of circus antics, contemporary dance moves, ye olde piano music, silent movie explanation screens and good ol’ physical comedy, Polytoxic act out the seedy and sexy story of the dive known as The Rat Trap.

The Rat Trap is a ‘scratch work,’ the beginnings of a finished piece performed as part of the World Theatre Festival at the Powerhouse. The festival contains several of these still cooking pieces, enticing viewers with an unpolished taste of performer vision.

Polytoxic keeps a cracking pace through the show, including plenty of action designed to make the audience gasp and laugh. The result is an accessible piece where there’s nothing to ‘get’. Polytoxic make it clear to their audience that their sole purpose on stage during Rat Trap is not to send a message or explore deep, dark and meaningful themes, it’s to amuse the audience and have fun. The diversity of the performers, whose backgrounds range from theatre to dance to circus training, appears to be a strong feature in creating such an entertaining piece. The mix of talents twists intricacy and depth into the performance.

Polytoxic have been around since 2000, and have recently upped their numbers from a three piece to six performers. If the beginnings of The Rat Trap are anything to go by, the increase in entertainers will expand the possibilities of a group which are already known for their raw, energetic, and accomplished works.


Playing at the Brisbane Powerhouse until Sun 13 Feb 2011

Dates/Times
Fri 11 Feb 7.15pm
Fri 11 Feb 8.20pm
Sat 12 Feb 7.15pm
Sat 12 Feb 8.20pm
Sun 13 Feb 5.45pm
Sun 13 Feb 8.45pm

Visit the Brisbane Powerhouse site for all details.



More articles by Lana Harris:
* U2 @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane w/ Jay Z – 8 December 2010 – Live Review
* Rise to Remain “Bridges will Burn” – EP Review
* Radio Birdman “Live in Texas” – LP Review
* Montpelier ‘Last Boat’ Single Review
* Weezer “Hurley” – LP Review
* Soilwork “The Panic Broadcast” – LP Review
* Danza Contemporanea De Cuba @ The Playhouse (Brisbane Festival), 15th September 2010 – Live Review
* Polarity @ The Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane 13th September 2010 – Live Review
* Betrayal @ The Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane 10th September 2010 – Live Review
* Crow “Arcane” – LP Review
* Search for more article by this author…

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival is the largest and most successful consumer fashion event in Australia. LMFF has established a vital resource to the fashion industry within the realms of marketing, promotion and exchanging of ideas. The Festival is an exceptional event that has as its core objective to engage and excite the public about fashion and all things fashionable while stimulating ideas and showcasing trends in design, business and innovation.

The Festival is a unique annual fashion event of the highest standard, with a constant focus on innovation and excellence. LMFF strives to foster extensive local, national and international partnerships to achieve targeted promotional exposure, for its participants and stakeholders.

Unlike most fashion events, LMFF provides public access to the exciting and magical world of fashion.

LMFF is an annual celebration of fashion, design, business and creative endeavour

Date: 14-20 March 2011
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LMFF launches ‘Fashion Full Stop; Decades of Australian Fashion’ – March 14 2011 [Fashion Event]

 

On March 14 2011, LMFF launches ‘Fashion Full Stop; Decades of Australian Fashion’.

Celebrating iconic designers, labels, styles and moments that have shaped this nation’s history in fashion from the 1960s to today.

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Globe Theatre Cinema Re-Launch & Rock Film Evening Ticket Giveaway!

Double Pass Giveaway to Celebrate
The GLOBE THEATRE CINEMA Re-Launch!

See below for details

 

Globe Theatre cinema re-launches with an evening of 1970s rock films and cult oddities… Rolling Stones’ infamous Gimme Shelter, Dark Side of the Rainbow (a must for Pink Floyd fans) and David Bowie’s concert film Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.

Come dressed in your 70s gear!

Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley QLD
(18+ events with licensed bar)

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ROCK FILM EVENING
Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter (1970) (MA15+) – 4.30pm
bonus Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Rainbow (G) – 6pm
David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1973) (E) – 7pm
Sunday 6 February 4.30pm | All tickets $13 at the door (includes entry into all films)
Note: This is an 18+ event


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Note: Weekly winners will be notified by email on Saturday the 5th February 2011 after 6pm.

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FAST Festival of Australian Student Theatre – Call for Applications

FAST Festival of Australian Student Theatre
30 September – 2 October 2011
La Boite at The Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

To apply for FAST 2011, please download an Online Application Form.
Be sure to save the form after you have filled it in, and then email the completed PDF to info@fastfestival.com.au.

Full Details at the FAST website

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The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors @ Art Gallery of NSW

Come face to face with the guardian warriors of China’s First Emperor, entombed for over 2000 years


The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors brings to Sydney one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time. This major exhibition presents over 120 objects, 10 of the world-renowned warriors and horses, and significant recent finds from the First Emperor’s mausoleum located in the province of Xi’an, central China.
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WICKED @ QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 11 January 2011 [Theatre News]

WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (‘My So Called Life,”Once And Again’ and ‘thirtysomething’), and is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. With musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…), WICKED is directed by 2003 and 2004 Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Assassins, Take Me Out, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune). Continue reading

Robbins, Stilson and Molloy @ Brisbane Powerhouse 7-19 December 2010 [Comedy Event]

A-List Entertainment presents Robbins, Stilson and Molloy

After a sell-out Melbourne International Comedy Festival run Mick Molloy, Glenn Robbins and Jeff Stilson are taking their hilarious show on the road! After years of TV, film and radio appearances, the three comedians have gone back to their roots – standing behind a microphone in front of a roomful of punters. Three men, a microphone and 90 minutes of some of Australia’s best comedy.

Artists: Mick Molloy, Glenn Robbins and Jeff Stilson
Where: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Tue 7th December – Sun 19 December 7.30pm
Cost: $29.90 – $39.90

For more information go to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

On the Road to Somewhere – Alinta Chidzey in West Side Story [Feature Article]

By: Pepa Wolfe

 
On the Road to Somewhere

Actress Alinta Chidzey is wowing audiences as she burns up the floor in West Side Story, bringing sass and charm to the role of Anita. Life Music Media caught up with her for the Brisbane leg of the Australian Tour.

For someone who has just taken a quick break from an intense tech week to talk to the media, Alinta Chidzey appears very relaxed.

It’s a sunny day at Southbank in Brisbane, where the cast and crew of the classic musical West Side Story are busily preparing to launch the next leg of their Australian tour. Chidzey sits sipping an orange juice and speaks enthusiastically about the role of Anita – the fiery Puerto Rican immigrant unwillingly caught up in a 50s gang war – for which she is receiving rave reviews.
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