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Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Ella Munro: A modern day Janis Joplin.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Ella Munro is a 23-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth, WA. In her short life, she has experienced what she describes as a ‘series of unfortunate events’. These events include homelessness and a near death experience. This has encouraged personal growth that she expresses musically. Munro’s...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Margaret River Ag Show is back

Margaret River Ag Show is back

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Held on October 13 and 14 the Margaret River Agricultural Show is back for its 88th year, bringing with it an assortment of rides, food, music and entertainment. The first show in 1929 was held in a paddock belonging to Mr T. Higgins and ever since 1934, with the exception of the WWII years, it ha...

What does Perth sound like?

What does Perth sound like?

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Dave Warner, the musician behind the 1978 song Suburban Boy, once said that "Whatever Seattle was to the US, Perth was to Australia." The city of Seattle, which fostered the likes of Nirvana and Soundgarden, shares a common theme with Perth, being far away from the larger cities of its nation that...

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Macy Gray: Anything but Dull

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Following Macy Gray’s performance at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday night, a flood of articles swarmed online claiming that the ‘I Try’ singer had left fans bitterly disappointed. Gray recently completed a European tour and has been performing Live DJ sets across Indonesia, Australia and...

What’s On: Twilight dining

What’s On: Twilight dining

Brigid Dix, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Spring has officially begun which means warmer weather and the awaited return of the twilight markets. By twilight markets we are not referring to vampire and werewolf themed markets, instead markets that are held in the evening usually from 5-9pm and have a variety of food and drink stalls and carts,...

WAAPA jazz plays on

WAAPA jazz plays on

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The talent bubbling up in the Perth jazz scene was on show in the classic quirky Edith Spiegeltent on Thursday 17 August as jazz students took to the stage to show their mastery. WAAPA's The New Standard, was directed by acclaimed jazz musician and winner of the Best Jazz Artist Award in 2014, T...

Markets encourage wholesome way of living

Markets encourage wholesome way of living

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Reporter

August 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Made Local Winter Market has had great success, coming back to Stackwood Creative Venue and Concept Store for a second year. The event, held over the August 11 to 13 weekend, was host to more than 20 stalls, selling locally made gifts, clothes and food. The market proved to not only satisfy...

WAAPA Gospel Choir Wraps Up Triumphant Tour

WAAPA Gospel Choir Wraps Up Triumphant Tour

Venine Palm, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Gospel Choir will be performing at Christ Church Claremont on 17 May, as a wrap-up to their South West Tour. The choir has been touring the South West performing in various locations across Bunbury, Albany, and Margaret River. The choir is...

Review: Green Room a neo-Nazi band bloodbath (really)

Review: Green Room a neo-Nazi band bloodbath (really)

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

We have a new director to watch: Jeremy Saulnier. It isn’t every day that an indie writer-director from Portland can score two Star Trek alums to star in his third film Green Room. By that feat alone, Saulnier deserves praise, but I won’t sell him short. Saulnier has crafted a taut, no-holes ...

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