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Remembering NYC no-wave artist Cristina

Remembering NYC no-wave artist Cristina

Cristina Monet Zilkha performed under the mononym of her first name, finding success in New York’s no-wave music scene of the late 1970’s.  Last week news arrived that the retired singer had passed away after contracting COVID-19. She released a series of pop-dance single, the most well known being alternative Christmas tune Things Fall Apart which […]

Dance duo want to highlight HIV with their new song

Dance duo want to highlight HIV with their new song

Dance music artists Jaki Nelson and Joey Suarez have teamed up for a new song Never Coming Down, and the pair want to use the release to spark conversations about people living with HIV. Both Nelson and Suarez are upcoming musicians in the electronic realm. Suarez just finished a 15 city ‘Pride’ tour of the USA. Last […]

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‘Mrs America’ looks into America’s equal rights movement

‘Mrs America’ looks into America’s equal rights movement

Cate Blanchett is appearing in her first US TV series playing  Phyllis Schlafly in the upcoming nine-part series Mrs America. Blanchett will portray the famous anti-feminist conservative, while a cast of well known actors will portray a mix of fictional and real life characters who locked horns over equality for women. Rose Byrne will play […]

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Emma Matthews steps up for this week’s ‘Ghost Light Opera’

Emma Matthews steps up for this week’s ‘Ghost Light Opera’

Western Australian opera star Emma Matthews is featured in this week’s edition of Ghost Light Opera. Every Saturday night the West Australian Opera releases a clip of a performer singing a well known aria. The series takes it name from a ghost light – the single light left on the stage when a theatre is […]

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Local arts companies face uncertain future after losing federal funding

Local arts companies face uncertain future after losing federal funding

The Australia Council, the federal government’s funding body for the arts, has announced 144 arts organisations have been approved for a share of $31.7M per annum in funding offered through their revised Four Year Funding for Organisations program. Several local organisations have missed out and now face an uncertain future which may force them to reduce […]

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Vlossom deliver fresh psychedelic dance pop

Vlossom deliver fresh psychedelic dance pop

Vlossom – the musical project that unites Nick Littlemore and Alister Wright – has released their first EP and its lead single Missing You.  Wright is best known as the lead singer of indie band Cloud Control, while Littlemore has a long history of being 50% of a duo. He was one half of PNAU alongside […]

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Legendary 70’s soul singer Bill Withers dies aged 81

Legendary 70’s soul singer Bill Withers dies aged 81

Soul singer Bill Withers has died aged 81. His music career in the 1970’s produced a body of work that has stood the test of time, with his songs becoming evergreen hits that influenced a generation of artists. Withers found fame in the early 1970’s and over a series of albums produced well known songs […]

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Timothee Chalamet & Armie Hammer back for Call Me By Your Name sequel

Timothee Chalamet & Armie Hammer back for Call Me By Your Name sequel

Director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed that the stars of his beloved 2017 film Call Me By Your Name will be returning for the much anticipated sequel. Guadagnino has been feeding talk of a sequel since the original film debuted three years ago, and the author of the book on which the film is based – Andre […]

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Asian LGBTIQ+ streaming service Gagaoolala offering free content

Asian LGBTIQ+ streaming service Gagaoolala offering free content

Southeast Asia’s only LGBTIQ+ streaming service Gagaoolala is offering selected free content to expand your at-home viewing catalogue. Launched by Taiwan’s Portico Media in 2017, the organisation behind the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, Gagaoolala is bringing Asian and international LGBTIQ+ stories into homes around the world. Loaded with feature films, documentaries, shorts and TV, […]

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Montaigne gets another shot for Australia at Eurovision 2021

Montaigne gets another shot for Australia at Eurovision 2021

Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will not be going ahead this year, and the announcement left many artists wondering whether they’ll get a chance to represent for their country on the main stage. The winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides – Montaigne – has revealed alongside SBS today that she will still get a chance to […]

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