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Live Review : Alison Moyet – Live at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 7th October 2017

Alison Moyet at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 07 October 2017
Photographer: David Jackson

Review by Natasha Wyborn

Gratitude & Attitude

Alison Moyet Live at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – Saturday 7th October 2017

British singer Alison Moyet included Australia on her itinerary for the first time in 30 years as part of her current Electric World Tour.
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Chicago, America and Peter Frampton touring Australia Oct/Nov 2010


Andrew McManus Presents announced that America, Chicago and Peter Frampton will be touring Australia for an unforgettable night of classic rock’n’roll favourites this October and November.

Grammy Award winning group, America, are celebrating their 40th anniversary and are excited to perform a mix of their greatest hits which included A Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair and You Can Do Magic. Continue reading

Cypress Hill Australian Tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  Cypress Hill has long represented the will of the people. With over 18 million albums sold worldwide, the Los Angeles trio of rappers B –Real, Sen Dog and producer DJ Muggs have continued to push rap’s boundaries since their inception in the early 90s.

With their eponymous debut album in 1991, B –Real and Sen Dog established themselves as one of rap’s most potent duos.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 19 October 2009

Vanessa Amorosi, Michael Buble and P!nk top ARIA Charts on debut this week!

Vanessa Amorosi swoops on top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her hit “This Is Who I Am”, scoring her first ever No.1 single and at the same time, ending the seven-week chart topping run of David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon). It’s the first single to hit No.1 on debut since Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” back in February, and only the second to have achieved this feat in the past twenty-two months. “This Is Who I Am” becomes Vanessa’s fifth ARIA top 10 single, surpassing the No.4 peaks achieved by “Shine” in 2000 and “Perfect” in 2008. Vanessa also becomes the first Aussie artist to claim simultaneous No.1’s on the ARIA Physical and Digital Track Charts since “Sweet About Me” from Gabriella Cilmi in June 2008.
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Island Vibe Festival 2009 : Stradbroke Island, QLD 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2009

Island Vibe 2009   Welcome to Island Vibe – Australia’s finest eco festival celebrating music, dance, arts and Island Culture. Island Vibe runs over 3 magical days at Home Beach on Minjerribah (Stradbroke island), less than two hours from downtown Brisbane.

Each year Island Vibe attracts people the world over to gather and enjoy a diverse line up of great reggae, roots, dub, soul, world music and dancehall, whilst cultural dancers, circus performers and visual artists display their talents. As well as hosting a smashing array of international and national acts, a sizeable chunk of the program is dedicated to showcasing the fantastic emerging acts of South East Queensland and the South Pacific. The program this year is expanding to include more Island themed workshops and forums in a dedicated Island Rhythm space.

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Evermore ‘The Truth Of The World’ Tour 2009

Consider everything you think you know about Evermore. Run through their history, of brothers Jon, Peter and Dann Hume growing up in the rural New Zealand town of Feilding and finding their feet as musicians. Reflect on their breakthrough 2004 debut Dreams and its beautifully crafted follow-up, 2006’s Real Life, selling platinum and double platinum. Look at their six ARIA Award nominations, two NZ Music Awards, Channel [V] and MTV gongs, and the high esteem in which music fans and peers hold them. Gather those thoughts for a moment – then get ready to be blown away.

“It’s the album we’ve been wanting to make since we started the band,” says singer and guitarist Jon, 25. “It’s a concept album that takes inspiration from trashy media and political propaganda, and turns it into a fun, over the top rock’n‘roll show.”
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Ace Frehley: Australian Tour October 2009

Ace Frehley   ~His trademark black-white-and-silver facepaint is one of the most recognizable images in rock history.

~He is the only Axeman who has played on every major KISS album.

~He is one of the most influential guitarists in rock history and the reason countless youths started playing guitar.

~He is the Spaceman, Ace Frehley and he will be here in Australia for his first ever solo tour in October.
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Planet MUSIC @ Brisbane Powerhouse 3 October 2009

Brisbane Powerhouse and Bemac present

Planet MUSIC
Do you have a taste for the exotic but can’t afford a world trip? That’s ok. We’re bringing the world to you.
From Latin to Reggae, Indian to African, Planet, on the first Saturday of every month will transport your musical senses literally to another world. With each session you might find Brazilian rhythms crossing paths with Eastern delights or cool island drums coming face to face with the heat of Salsa.
World music and world class acts. With a true globe-trotting experience like this, you won’t need a holiday.
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Slayer and Megadeth Tour Australia October 2009 – Double Dragon as support for National Tour

Adelaide’s Double Dragon have scored the national support spot for the upcoming Slayer/Megadeth Australian tour. Shows are now sold out for Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion and Adelaide Thebarton Theatre. Others are selling fast so get in now to catch this classic double header!

Megadeth   Talk about a mind-blowing double-header. Slayer and Megadeth – two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – will perform together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand when they co-headline six shows in October.
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Both Slayer and Megadeth have recently emerged from the recording studio with brand new albums – Slayer‘s World Painted Blood, due out later this year, and Megadeth‘s Endgame set for a September 11th release.

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LMFAO confirmed to support The Black Eyed Peas Australian tour – October 2009

lmfao   The Frontier Touring Company confirms that LMFAO will support The Black Eyed Peas during their forthcoming The E.N.D. World Tour when it hits Australia and New Zealand this October.

An electro-hop duo from California, LMFAO – made up of DJ/rappers Redfoo and Sky Blu – are not your typical band. Named following an iChat conversation with Sky Blu’s techno-savvy grandmother, LMFAO have shown little respect for convention, forging their own path in the music world.

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DIESEL Hits & Blues National Tour October/November 2009

Diesel   In the great blues tradition of his ‘Short Cool Ones’ (the 1996 Gold-selling ARIA Award nominated blues album from diesel and Chris Wilson), Diesel has returned to his roots to produce one of his most roundly applauded and critically acclaimed albums in an already stellar career: ‘Project Blues – Saturday Suffering Fools’

No one saw Diesel’s ‘Project Blues’ album coming but it’s been unanimously reviewed as a knockout. And now, just to kick things up another notch, Diesel and his band announce the ‘Hits & Blues 2009’ Tour.

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Liza Minnelli in concert @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre 30 October 2009

Liza Minnelli    Chugg Entertainment and David M. Hawkins are proud to present the long awaited return of award winning superstar Liza Minnelli. Bringing her unstoppable Minnelli magic to Australia, Liza will tour nationally during October in an unmatchable concert performance. Based on her current hit Broadway show “Liza’s At The Palace”, the evening will feature an incomparable Minnelli songfest including many of her personal favourites and signature hits.

Along with a twelve-piece orchestra led by conductor/drummer Michael Berkowitz and pianist/musical supervisor Billy Stritch,the performance will feature many of Liza’s showstoppers such as “Cabaret”, “Maybe This Time” and “Theme From New York, New York” – all written especially for her by the legendary Broadway song writing partnership of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Directed by Ron Lewis, this concert performance of almost two hours duration (with interval), will be full of personal stories, anecdotes and heartfelt reminiscences.

Liza Minnelli was born in Los Angeles into show business royalty. With her mother Judy Garland and her father the Award winning director Vincent Minnelli, her’s is the only family where both parents and child have won an Oscar. Her god parents were Ira Gershwin and Kay Thompson. Liza made her screen debut in 1949 as a toddler with her mother in the MGM movie musical In the Good Old Summertime.

One of the world’s best-loved entertainers, she won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965 and

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Film.Arts.Comedy.Theatre (F.A.C.T) Brisbane – [Edition 090225]

FILM:
The Brisbane 48 Hour Film Project 2009 – The 48 Hour Film Project will return to Brisbane in 2009, probably around October. Filmmakers from all over the Brisbane area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2009”.


ARTS:
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is proud to open its 2009 main house season with John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play ‘Doubt’ – about innocence, guilt, and the grey space between the two. – Now Playing!


COMEDY:
Brace yourselves for the first, the biggest, the best, LOL comedy festival Brisbane has ever seen. The inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival takes over Brisbane Powerhouse Friday 6 – Sunday 29 March 2009 …that is just under a month of laugh-a-minute moments courtesy of some of the craziest talent from near and far!


THEATRE:
Chicago – The Musical is one of the world’s most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals. After a decade of decadence, CHICAGO is returning for its Australian Premiere at Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 19 March 2009 for a strictly limited season.



BRISCOE CREATES HISTORY AT THE NIKON INDY 300 – Gold Coast – October 2008

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The final day of the Nikon Indy 300 on the streets of Surfers Paradise has concluded with the locals ‘FIRING UP’ to take the ultimate spoils today.

In the IndyCar Series, Australian Ryan Briscoe became the first driver from ‘Down Under’ to win on the Gold Coast in the Event’s 18 year history.

Originally from Sydney, Briscoe is also the first driver to win on the Gold Coast under the IndyCar Series category sanction, after the US open-wheel racing unification earlier this year.

Briscoe had the Brisbane-born Kiwi Scott Dixon in hot pursuit for the entire 60 lap race as he led the way from lap 17, before taking the chequered flag to be the 17th different winner of the Event.

While Briscoe was triumphant, his fellow Australian and fan favourite Will Power saw an early lead come to a cruel end after he led the opening 16 laps.

Power brushed the inside wall on the apex of Turn Five, breaking his steering and heading into the Turn 6 wall in what is the second part of the Bartercard Esses.

Power attempted to limp his mount back to the pits but was forced to park at Turn Eight, one day after making history by winning his third-consecutive pole position on the Gold Coast and becoming the first three-time polesitter for the Nikon Indy 300.

While Power met an unfortunate end, the polesitter in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series was untouchable – with the Gold Coast’s Jamie Whincup following up his pole and race one victory with two race wins today.

The results saw Whincup undeniably clinch his tenth career round win and further establish his championship lead over fellow Ford driver Mark Winterbottom and Holden driver Garth Tander.

While Whincup relinquished the lead for a short period early in the first of today’s two races, the majority of the weekend saw him well and truly in the leading position where, despite a continuously challenging Tander.

When it came to round wins in the Carrera Cup, the only support category to race today, it was James Moffat who stood on the top step, with David Wall second and the season champion Craig Baird – the Gold Coaster secured the championship before this weekend’s final round – in third.
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