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Rhys Nicholson, Montaigne, Mama Alto & more join ‘Spicks and Specks’

Rhys Nicholson, Montaigne, Mama Alto & more join ‘Spicks and Specks’

Australia’s favourite music trivia show¬†Spicks and Specks is back for a new season this August, along with a slew of LGBTQIA+ guest stars. Host Adam Hills and team captains Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough return with¬†mystery songs, one-hundred clues and forty guests trying to figure it all out. Hidden within each of the 10 new […]

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Trans advocates warn against trans-exclusionary swimming policy

Trans advocates warn against trans-exclusionary swimming policy

Australian trans folks and LGBTIQ+ advocacy groups are calling on international swimming body FINA to place its new trans-exclusionary policy under review, urging Australian sporting bodies to proceed carefully as the new policy sets a harmful precedent, and warm of violations of human rights principles. Yesterday it was revealed that FINA members voted to change […]

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Mama Alto is the recipient of an Australia Council Award

Mama Alto is the recipient of an Australia Council Award

Mama Alto is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development. She’s just one of the eight recipients of this year’s awards which have also recognised the achievements of musician William Barton, author Arnold Zable and visual artist Vivienne Binns OAM. The peer-nominated awards recognise outstanding and […]

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Mama Alto Hits the Right Note

Mama Alto Hits the Right Note

Performances like this are what fringe, to me, is about. Raw, beautiful, nervous talent that takes you by surprise. Opening with a wonderful piano solo from the musical director Tiffany,’ Mama Alto Countertenor Diva’, which is short, is an exploration of love, told from the view of many stars of Soul. Mana Alto hits every […]

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