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Local theatre group takes on the 80’s classic musical ‘Fame’

Local theatre group takes on the 80’s classic musical ‘Fame’

Koorliny Arts Centre are staging the sensational 80’s musical Fame – The Musical this month. Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s illustrious High School for the Performing Arts. It follows their struggles, triumphs and relationships as they explore ambition, […]

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Strike A Pose: Get back In Bed with Madonna on ABC iView

Strike A Pose: Get back In Bed with Madonna on ABC iView

Twenty five years ago seven dancers joined Madonna on her Blonde Ambition World Tour. There escapades were captured in the documentary In Bed With Madonna. This fascinating documentary we find out where the performers are now and see how their moment in Madonna’s bright spotlight changed their lives for better or worth. The film touches […]

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Keavy Lynch from B*witched talks about life after being in a pop band

Keavy Lynch from B*witched talks about life after being in a pop band

Irish girl group B*witched zoomed to the top of the charts with Cest La Vie in the late ’90s and kept on scoring hits with two albums of energetic pop tunes. The band comprised twin sisters Edele and Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou, and Sinéad O’Carroll. Edele and Keavy weren’t the only members of their family with […]

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Review: The Fame Game

Review: The Fame Game

Some might argue that fame is simply “the state of being known by many people” but not Sharron. No to Famous Sharron, fame is an art that can be harnessed, taught, shared and should be taken seriously. It’s reserved for an elite group of people. Lucky for us, the larger than life character has kindly […]

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Remember His Name: Gene Anthony Ray

Remember His Name: Gene Anthony Ray

Actor and dancer Gene Anthony Ray passed away ten years ago today. Ray shot to fame when he was cast in the 1980 movie ‘Fame’ as one of the central characters Leroy Johnson. Ray went on to feature in the TV series based on the film. Born in Harlem in 1962 Ray first began performing […]

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A Little Less Queer – Stories Which Had Gay Elements Removed

A Little Less Queer – Stories Which Had Gay Elements Removed

Next year Black Swan Theatre is presenting a production of Tennessee Williams’s classic play, ‘A Street Car Named Desire’. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1948 but when it came time to make the movie version in 1951 some things had to be toned down a bit for the big screen.  A […]

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