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Heavyweight gets ready to land

SINGER song-writer Paul Thorn is touring Australia for the first time in June, and the Hallam Hotel is on his list. Paul will perform alongside...

Ready to connect with Australians

By CHAD VAN ESTROP Paul Thorn's mentors come from polar opposites - Thorn's father, a Pentecostal minister in America's deep south, and his uncle, a former...

Ballet 'on air' at Drum Theatre

Melbourne Ballet Company's latest production On Air leaps into action at the Drum Theatre this week. Drum Theatre director Greg Hordacre said the company had...

Nocturnal artwork to light up Dandenong night

DANDENONG'S city centre will light up next month for the Nocturnal public art festival. During the free event, an eight-storey building at the corner of...

Possum Magic: Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

CHILDREN'S literary classic Possum Magic lands on stage in Drum Theatre, Dandenong, this Thursday. The musical adaptation, large with puppetry, singing and dancing, premiered in...

Jack Charles tackles life's challenges

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS As a pioneer of Australian "black theatre", Jack Charles is not afraid of continuing to fight for his rights. Charles, who is starring...

Different strokes create harmony

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS Imagine the creative tensions in a band comprising a hardcore punk guitarist, an R&B/reggae drummer and a folk singer. But the members of...

Comedy festival a reflection on life

By DIANA NGUYEN THE 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival wrapped up at the weekend, and it's a bittersweet feeling to see our show Phil and...

The Club: A tale of power, politics in footy

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS Actor John Wood plays a leading figure in a football club's boardroom bloodshed in a reprise of Australian playwright David Williamson's classic...

Beatboxing, basketball tricks, breakdancing – hey, it's the circus

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS VIDEO: As with any other circus, the shows start with a drum roll. But add in elements such as high-pitched beatboxing, whirling basketball...

Acrobatic comedy at Drum Theatre

The Almost Exactly Circus rolls out comedic acrobatics in a family-friendly 45-minute show at the Drum theatre in Dandenong this week. The aptly-named Minimum...

Having a crack at their mums

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS The best way to avoid Asian typecasting is to produce your own show, says Springvale-born actor Diana Nguyen. That said, her latest venture...

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High praise for ‘superstar’ recovery

For ‘Aaron’, the presence of three judges may have boded ill for him. But the Dandenong Drug Court ‘graduate’ was instead feted by a captive...

Facing realities