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  • Listen To Older Voices: Pat & Steve Arbuthnot - Part 2

    Listen To Older Voices: Pat & Steve Arbuthnot - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
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  • TAPE by Stephen Belber Dir Jennifer Sarah Dean Play Review Meredith Fuller

    TAPE by Stephen Belber

    Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean

    Review by Meredith Fuller

    The Court House Hotel 27 April to 7 May

    ‘Play Dead Theatre’ presents a fascinating psychological drama about love, hate, and honesty between old friends. We witness the memory of an event from the past as three friends relentlessly pursue their version of an event that has haunted them for different reasons.
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  • Cream of The Crate: Album # 184 - The Doobie Brothers: The Best of The Doobie Brothers

    "We were the epitome of the hard-working. hard livin' rock & roll band."(Pat Simmons - Doobie Brothers)
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    The Doobie Brothers are a mainstream rock band with a few crucial limitations and a knack of making good records despite their flaws."
    (Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, May 1973)
    "
    If you want the hits and only
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  • KEEP COMMUNITY RADIO - Community radio Screwed in 2016 Federal Budget!

    KEEP COMMUNITY RADIO - Community radio Screwed in 2016 Federal Budget!



    The following has been received from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia - who thanks to the 2016 federal budget, has been royally screwed again.

    This Government can only get away with this if we, the community, keep quiet.

    Please read carefully and assist in any way you can. Without Community Radio, we are stuffed!
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  • Keep Music Live - Latest Gigs In And Around Melbourne

    Keep Music Live - Latest Gigs In And Around Melbourne

    The following information has been kindly supplied by Dom Barbuto of the Melbourne Chapter of the Debonairs.

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  • CROSSxROADS musical theatre review by Meredith Fuller

    CROSSxROADS musical theatre review by Meredith Fuller




    In this Australian Musical ‘CrossxRoads’ we follow the life journeys of several friends after they graduate, travel, find and lose love, careers, relationships, and learn their true natures.
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  • A Room of One’s Own

    A Room of One’s Own



    What: A Room of One’s Own
    Where: La Mama Courthouse
    When: April 28th to May 8th
    Written by Virginia Woolf
    Directed by Peta Hanrahan
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  • Listen To Older Voices: Pat & Steve Arbuthnot - Part 1

    Listen To Older Voices: Pat & Steve Arbuthnot - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
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  • Cream of The Crate: Album # 183 - Deep Purple: The Deep Purple Singles

    Cream of The Crate: Album # 183 - Deep Purple: The Deep Purple Singles

    "Prime contenders among the most searingly loud and heavy bands on both sides of the Atlantic."(RollingStone May 1972)
    "
    Perhaps more than any other rock band, Deep Purple proved that a group of musicians could undergo consistent and even traumatic turnover, yet still achieve remarkable success over a long span of time
    ." (Eduardo Rovadavia - Classic Rock)
    "[This album]
    provides us with a fantastic insight into the development of the music of Deep Purple"
    (This review)


    This is album review number One Hundred and Eighty Three in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl and CD albums from my collection.
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  • Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar) Announces solo show and live recording

    Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar) Announces solo show and live recording


    Acclaimed singer songwriter Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar) steps out on his own on Friday June 3RD at The National Theatre Melbourne, to premiere and record a new live solo album.
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  • SICK TO MY BONES scoops the pool: 3rd CULTURE FILM FESTIVAL HONG KONG

    SICK TO MY BONES scoops the pool: 3rd CULTURE FILM FESTIVAL HONG KONG




    3rd Culture Film Festival

    OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE
    Of wild desire with the success of
    ‘SICK TO MY BONES’


    Last Friday, mid-afternoon I had the pleasure to interview the creators of “Sick to My Bones” in Starbucks just down from Lang Kwai Fong, the trendy up-market entertainment district of Hong Kong. And true to form, both Matthew NOMATTSLAND Leonhart, who wrote the screenplay and created the world behind the concept, an...
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  • Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt - Part 2
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    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
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