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  1. White Cloud: Tim Finn at Arts Centre Melbourne

    By Tim Finn and Ken Duncum with film by Sue Healey

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    "Savage something that we need to remember
    From the wreck of history
    Family images of fading splendour
    Where they lead I’m following...”
    - Tim Finn, White Cloud

    Tim Finn
    , legendary New Zealand singer-songwriter, member of Crowded House and founding member of SplitEnz, will perform White Cloud - a musing meditative performance about family, identity and home - this January atArts Centre Melbourne.

    White Cloud alchemises observation and contemplation, photographs and journals, narrative and music to deliver apotent celebration of family, ancestry ...
  2. SMADJ from Istanbul and Paris to Australia.


    3CR's Werner Martin with Jean-Pierre Smadja (SMADJ). Image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

    I had the pleasure of meeting Tunisian born, Parisian musician Jean-Pierre Smadja aka SMADJ who is currently on tour along the east coast of Australia performing with his signature Oud, both acoustic and electric.

    With it’s origins in the Middle East the Oud is considered a sacred instrument and described as the King of Instruments. Legend has it that the Oud was invented by Lamech, the sixth grandson of Adam from the pharaonic era stretching back over 5,000 years.

    Smadj grew up listening to Oriental, Brazilian, funk and folk ...
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  3. Blues dudes Ivan Zar and Werner Martin



    Delta Blues singer / songwriter Ivan Zar with 3CR's Blues journalist and presenter Werner Martin. Photograph © pationpics.com

    I had the opportunity of filming a live to air interview at 3CR between Blues journalist / presenter Werner Martin and visiting Blues legend Ivan Zar.

    Ivan painted a picture through word and song about his experiences touring indigenous communities throughout the Kimberley over a 20 year period. Fascinating to say the least. And I will present that footage in the not too distant future for you viewing pleasure.

    In the interim I would like to inform our readers about some gigs that are coming
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  4. Discover the Grandeur of Downton Abbey with Collette


    To coincide with the new season of the popular British period drama series, Downtown Abby, returning to Australian screens in early 2016, Collette is offering it's guests on it's England’s Treasures and British Landscapes tours the chance to visit the stunning property of ‘Downtown Abbey’ on select departure dates*.

    Built in Jacobethan style, Highclere Castle (otherwise known as Downtown Abbey) estate is located in Hampshire England and boasts 5,000 acres of pastoral beauty and architectural elegance.

    Wandering the hallways and rooms of the castle, furnished extravagantly with gilded
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  5. The Night Sky is a Jewellery Store Window

    20 Artists
    Yarra Hotel Abbotsford
    Friday November 13th @ 8pm free entry!



    I first met Damon Smith while accompanying Western Australian Blues legend Ivan Zar to Damon’s home.

    We were there to discuss a documentary that Damon is currently producing on Ivan’s life and times.

    I was immediately impressed by Damon’s well polished appearance, polite manner and straight shooting honesty.

    As a stay at home dad of a three year old and chief carer of Jerry Lee his sixteen year old dog and equally old cat Hannah, I quickly realised that this is a man that does not waste his time!

    His
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  6. Legendary bluesman Ivan Zar at The Retreat

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    Performing Sunday 1st November 2015 at The Retreat Hotel, 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick between 5 – 7pm.


    Delta Bluesman Ivan Zar.

    Born in Alexandria, Egypt in Memphis Street, Ivan Zar migrated to Western Australia with his parents age 13. He was drawn to the Blues at an early age and taught himself to play the harmonica and Delta Blues style guitar.

    In 1968 he began writing his own songs and formed his first band “King Biscuit Co”. Since then, Ivan has supported many of the international touring acts as either a solo performer
    or with one of his many subsequent bands.

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  7. Les Twentyman - The Westside Watchman


    Les Twentyman with his friend and colleague Ian Buda Carpender

    This powerful and informative documentary strips bare the burgeoning problems to do with youth unemployment, street gangs, drug issues and the socio economic gap between the haves and have nots,

    Les Twentyman has dedicated over 45 years of his life working in the trenches and caring for street kids. He is one of Melbourne’s and perhaps the world’s most experienced, hands on specialists when it comes to the rescue and care of street kids.

    He understands what drives street kids, what they need to survive and what our society resources can do to assist in ...
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  8. Eugene Hamilton and the Money



    ‘I’m on fire’ single launch

    Live at MEMO Music Hall – 90 Acland Street St Kilda
    Saturday 24 October, 2015
    Doors open 8pm
    Tickets: $18 – $25 @trybooking or MEMO Music Hall

    Eugene Hamilton (AKA musician David Bowers) and The Money are releasing their version of Bruce Springsteen’s 1985 hit ‘I’m On Fire’ as performed as if ‘live via satellite from Hawaii’ in 1972.


    Other members of the band have played with Cat Empire, Melbourne Ska orchestra, Ross Wilson Band, Vaudeville Smash, Hunters and Collectors, Basement Jaxx, Shirley Bassey, Russell Morris and even Isaac Hayes amongst others.

    Martin ...
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  9. ‘Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets’


    Rod the therapist (Mitch Ralston), Liz (Kelly Cupo), Audrey (Hester Van Der Vyver), Dad (Paul Dawber), and Emad Liz’s ex-boyfriend (James Ao)

    Dates: Six performances: 29 Oct. – 7 Nov. 2015
    Location: Melba Spiegeltent – 35 Johnston St Collingwood
    Tickets: $35 to $55 – group discounts apply
    Information & bookings: www.audreypopmusical.com


    Hester Van Der Vyver as Audry Hepburn in world premier of ‘Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets’

    This new Australian musical set in Melbourne which will have it's world
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  10. Jarrod Elvin animation King of MickMacks



    I caught up with Jarrod Elvin, King of MickMacks at St Kilda’s Leo’s Spagetti Bar in the hope of discovering exactly what kind of alchemy is fuelling this prolific artist’s brand of genius.


    Ignited and inspired as a child by the iconic Walt Disney Jarrod Elvin now resides in the magical world of super creativity.

    Over his 33 years he has produced an enormous body of work including original art in the form of comic books, stories and elaborate animations for music video clips and movies. As an animation artist, screen writer, filmmaker and gifted film editor he writes the scripts, hand draws the characters with pen and paper, ...
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  11. Kissed by a Deer - a Tibetan Odyssey by Margi Gibb



    Margi Gibb singer/ songwriter / painter and author at Readings Hawthorn for the launch of her book Kissed by a Deer – a Tibetan Odyssey


    ‘It is a story about East and West, a passionate quest for the personal and intellectual truth that only comes through lived experience.

    Gibb’s story gives us amazing places, and wonderful characters, people we come to love and care about despite their failings. In its pages, wisdom searchingly finds its humble roots in the connections of heart, imagination and mind; in the midst of the act of living.'

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  12. The Toorak Village Art Walk


    By Faye Depasquale titled ‘Sturts Desert Peas’

    The Toorak Village Art Walkruns for 4 weeks from Monday 19 October until Sunday 15 November 2015. The Toorak Village Traders Association has invited 35 artists to showcase original paintings, drawings and mixed media in the shop windows of Toorak Village businesses.


    Toorak Village will become a “Street Gallery” for the 4th year where businesses offer their front windows to artists from all over Australia to display their gorgeous paintings and artworks on easels of all sizes.

    Toorak Village is between Wallace Ave and Grange Road, just east of Williams Road; simply
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  13. Grandmaster William Cheung 75 years strong


    Wing Chun practitioner's Doctor Albert Leung, Chris Myhill, Grandmaster William Cheung and Kim Lay.

    Iconic martial artist Grandmaster William Cheung celebrated his 75 birthday with his Wing Chun family and friends at the Dragon Boat Restaurant in Melbourne on Friday night.

    Sifu, (teacher) as he is known by his students across the globe, delivered a strong message of forgiveness, reconciliation and growth for the future ofThe Global Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association that he pioneered from Melbourne HQ back in the early 1970’s.

    Family tree academies from across Australia represented on the night by their leaders ...
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  14. Lennon - Looking Through a Glass Onion

    After SELL OUT SHOWS last year and a plethora of RAVE REVIEWS we are pretty damn excited to have the uber talented JOHN WATERS and STEWART D’ARRIETTA at MEMO THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 3PM, SEPT 27th, to perform their theatrical interpretation of the JOHN LENNON STORY.

    The show features 31 SONGS including ‘A Day in the Life’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘Revolution’, ‘Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Woman’, ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Imagine’ and more…. TIX STILL AVAILABLE!! DON’T MISS OUT! Tix at
    www.memomusichall.com.au




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  15. Support Independent Australian filmmakers

    Only $11,000 is needed to put this film on the world stage where it belongs.

    "I was hooked from the very beginning of this touching, revealing, voyeuristic and transforming film..

    Less than " 8 HOURS TO GO!! to meet target of $40,000 click link below to make donation.

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    Troy Davies living as Vanessa Bianca Harrow


    Troy Davies (
    1960 – 2007)

    A stark and compelling view into the life and times of Peter Vanessa Troy Davies.

    Ghost Pictures merged an outstanding ...

    Updated 31st August 2015 at 06:00 PM by Pation Pics

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