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Little Women wins over an opera pioneer

Little Women wins over an opera pioneer

Jasmine Mangic, Student reporter

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

As a rock and roll enthusiast whose closest experience with classical music and opera was the opening theme of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and limited knowledge of rock opera, I was pleasantly surprised at the captivating performance of Little Women on stage at the Geoff Gibbs theater on Monday night. The...

Mystery Road slowly delivers

Mystery Road slowly delivers

Briana Shepherd, Student reporter

October 14, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

If you think cowboys and Western-style dramas are outdated, perhaps you should find a cinema screening Mystery Road. From Indigenous director Ivan Sen comes a Western-inspired film placed in the context of an Australian landscape. While the murder-mystery does not tick all the boxes or have you sitting...

Alan Partridge plays host to one of the funniest films of the year

Alan Partridge plays host to one of the funniest films of the year

David Smith, Broadcaster and writer

October 14, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

Steve Coogan’s socially inept and narcissistic alter-ego, radio presenter Alan Partridge, has been brought back to life in one of the funniest movies of the year. The character first introduced in a BBC radio show in 1991 has been one of the comic’s favorite creations with 3 BBC TV series based...

Fashion on the field? Think bold colours

Fashion on the field? Think bold colours

Kristina Simich, Student broadcaster

October 14, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Two of Perth's fashion rising stars have outlined their tips for the coming Spring Racing Season. Designer Steph Audino and Editor of Perth Style Magazine and online blog Jordana Ripp say bright colours and elegant cuts are in and the key is working with your body shape. Kristina Simich reports. ...

French and fantastic – cars go on show at Supreme Court

Blake Coulson, Student Reporter

October 11, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Slideshow

There was an international vibe at the Supreme Court Gardens on last Sunday courtesy of the French Car Festival. The event was organised and run by the French and Fantastic Automobile Club of WA (FFAC); a club that caters for every marque of French car. The festival hosted among other things a traditional...

Health Department warns of petting zoo dangers

Health Department warns of petting zoo dangers

Talitha Dunn, Student reporter

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Health concerns over the upcoming Perth Royal Show have been triggered after an outbreak of the harmful Shiga toxin E. coli strain infected 55 people at the Brisbane Royal Agricultural Show earlier this month. Young children have been the most commonly affected, however show-goers as old as 77 hav...

WA Ballet’s Onegin delights on opening night

WA Ballet’s Onegin delights on opening night

Kaitlin Shawcross, Student reporter

September 23, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

An enchanting tale of love, loss and heartbreak graced the stage of His Majesty’s Theatre on Friday night in a magnificent display of energy and beauty. For the first time the West Australian Ballet performs Onegin, the tale of a young aristocrat who rejects the woman he later realises to be his...

WAAPA graduate shines in Tim Winton’s Shrine

WAAPA graduate shines in Tim Winton’s Shrine

Kally Borg, Student reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Tim Winton’s Shrine tells a haunting, too-familiar tale about a grieving family after losing their son in a tragic car accident. Luke McMahon plays the role of Will, the victim’s best friend, who was in the car the night of the crash. Kally Borg spoke to the 26-year-old Western Australian Academ...

Cabaret strikes chord with audiences

Cabaret strikes chord with audiences

Talitha Dunn, Student reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

An hour of your life that you will never get back. A self-centred person singing their favourite songs and talking about themselves. Writer and performer Ruth Wilkin says that's not what good cabaret should be. Some of her friends and family had this "misinformed opinion", so when she wrote a 10-minute...

Freo fans face down the cold and rain to score tickets

Freo fans face down the cold and rain to score tickets

Blake Coulson, Student reporter

September 16, 2013


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Sport and Lifestyle

It is history in the making for the Fremantle Dockers, with 2013 a breakthrough season for the club. Fremantle will play its first ever preliminary final at home on Saturday 21 September, taking on the Sydney Swans in what is expected to be a sell-out game. Tickets for the preliminary final at...

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