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Vale Doug MacLeod

MacLeod, whose career spanned children's books and musical theatre to television comedy, is much missed.

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Vale Bert Newton

The TV personality passed away on Saturday aged 83, after a long and storied career.

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Phoenix festival rises from the Fringe

Melbourne Fringe’s program has been reinvented, with 55 in-person shows swiftly adapted for digital performance.

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Melbourne Fringe cancels 90% of events

Artists will be refunded for all registration and advertising costs says organisers, as the program goes digital.

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Australian Performing Arts Exchange moves entirely online

The annual conference and arts market will now take place entirely online.

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Changes made to Playing Australia cautiously welcomed

The Australia Council has reintroduced multi-year investments and streamlined the application process for the Regional Performing Arts Touring program.

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Artist-driven vaccination campaign urges audiences to play a part in pandemic recovery

Victorian audiences are being urged to give the ‘performance of a lifetime’ by getting vaccinated.

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‘This is a pause, not a stop’: lockdown devastating for Perth artists

PICA and Perth Festival have postponed the opening of numerous events, while Fringe World has cancelled five nights worth of…

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Australian audio comedy series snapped up by the BBC

A half-hour narrative sci-fi comedy series originally crowdfunded for digital download will soon air on BBC Radio 4.

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Winners are grinners at Comedy Festival awards

A range of awards were presented at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Saturday including the prestigious Barry Award.

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