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Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples has a career that spans eight decades. In the 1950’s she began performing alongside her father Roebuck ‘Pops’ Staples, and siblings Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne, as the Staple Singers. They began performing gospel music in churches in Chicago. Pops Staples had a close friendship with Dr Martin Luther King and the group became […]

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Yeasayer call it quits ahead of scheduled Perth Festival appearance

Yeasayer call it quits ahead of scheduled Perth Festival appearance

Yeasayer will no longer be appearing as part of the upcoming Perth Festival lineup, after the band announced their split today. The US trio said Yeasayer had reached its end and it was a decision they hadn’t made lightly. “But the three of us agree that it is the right one at the right time,” […]

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Craig David and Gui Boratto join Perth Festival line-up

Craig David and Gui Boratto join Perth Festival line-up

Perth Festival announces Craig David Presents TS5 will be added to their music line-up with a show on February 21 and Brazilian tech-house king, Gui Boratto will play on February 20. In 2002 the festival contemporary music program will be at a new venue the Chevron Lighthouse, a pop-up precinct outside the Perth Concert Hall. […]

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Review | Orbital deliver an excellent show bringing the ravers out of retirement

Orbital | Chevron Gardens | Saturday 2nd March | ★ ★ ★ ★ Fans of British electronic band Orbital have waited a long time to experience the duo performing live. Brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll started putting ut records at the end of the acid house’s second summer of love in the late 80’s and have returned […]

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Review | Dada Masilo presents a fiercely empowered Giselle

Review | Dada Masilo presents a fiercely empowered Giselle

Giselle | His Majesty’s Theatre | til 2nd Mar | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The classical romantic ballet has been given a radical make-over by South African dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo. Set in a South African village, the barefoot dancers perform an intensely energetic combination of classical, contemporary and traditional Tswana movements. The dancers also […]

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Hip hop funk sensations The Internet cancel Perth Festival show

Hip hop funk sensations The Internet cancel Perth Festival show

The Internet have  cancelled their Perth show. The band were scheduled to headline the Chevron Gardens on Friday night but they have not been able to make it to Perth. The last minute cancelation was because the band were delayed leaving Japan today and it was impossible for them to get to Perth is sufficient […]

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Review | Worktable gives you the tools to discover something new

Review | Worktable gives you the tools to discover something new

Worktable | Gallery Central | til 3rd Mar | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Brussels-based artist Kate McIntosh has collaborated with North Metropolitan TAFE to bring an exciting and introspective interactive art installation to Perth Festival – and it’s a smashing good time. The piece takes audiences alone through a number of rooms, guided by simple instructions taped […]

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Review | Ursula Martinez subtly explores human divisions in Free Admission

Review | Ursula Martinez subtly explores human divisions in Free Admission

Free Admission | State Theatre Centre | til 18th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ½  This years artist in residence for the Perth Festival, Ursula Martinez, has left her mark on several notable shows, including Fringe World Festival’s Bitch on Heat . Her shows are renowned for their provocative, autobiographical content – and her propensity for nudity. […]

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Review | The Last Great Hunt bottle brilliance with Lé Nør [The Rain]

Review | The Last Great Hunt bottle brilliance with Lé Nør [The Rain]

Lé Nør | PICA | til 24th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Local collective The Last Great Hunt achieve something brilliant and bewildering with their psuedo-Scandinavian cinema experiment at Perth Festival. Le Nor [The Rain] is an ambitious multimedia project co-created and performed by Tim Watts, Adriane Daff, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs, with performers Gita Bezard, Jeffrey […]

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Review | Swan Lake (Loch Na Heala) is not afraid of the dark

Review | Swan Lake (Loch Na Heala) is not afraid of the dark

Swan Lake | Heath Ledger Theatre | til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★   Dublin-born Michael Keegan-Dolan does away with point-shoes, tutus and Tchaikovsky’s music for his dark retelling of Swan Lake, pointing out that the traditional ballet was based on a fairy tale that is much older than Tchaikovsky. Keegan-Dolan has brought the sinister to the […]

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