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A string orchestra playing in the atrium of a large retail space in front of a staircase. The musicians are masked and wearing black tie dress, with many colourful dresses included.
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The performing arts company breaking every convention in the book … and winning

For a company working in an art form steeped in tradition, the choice to break away from some of its…

live music: a male musician playing the drums in darkened bright blue light on a small stage.
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NSW's sound investment in musicians

Live music and touring acts get a $4.8 million boost in NSW.

Ability Fest. Five men in black T shirts are in front of festival crowd, one on the right is in a wheelchair, smiling and holding a microphone.
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Ability Fest returns and expands to Queensland

The music festival with inclusion baked into its DNA returns this October.

Melt 2024 first program reveal – Club Broadway: A Wicked Halloween Ball. Photo: Supplied. A digitally rendered image featuring a witch in black at the centre, floating into an eerie green background surrounded by bats and phantoms.
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Melt gets heated for Halloween with wicked drag

Brisbane’s 2024 Melt festival is gearing up with further program announcements including a ‘Wicked’-inspired Halloween ball.

A geo-locator for live music gigs. Photo: Tnarg, Pexels. A person wearing headphones walking on the street with his phone out, seemingly in search of something.
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New one-stop platform to help locate live gigs anytime

Live Music Locator is a free to use platform that aims to tackle discoverability issues for small to medium music…

A concert hall. At the front can be seen rows of audience. Further back is the orchestra, with mostly woodwind instruments.
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Music review: Rachmaninov: The Symphonies, Adelaide Town Hall

A dazzling display of virtuosic musicianship with the ASO and conductor Andrew Litton.

A dynamic photo of a two-piece punk band playing live. A dark haired man in a black t-shirt plays the guitar as he sings into a microphone; behind him a woman plays drums.
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Australian musicians in dire straits yet Triple J won’t shift its commercial focus

Why does the taxpayer-funded Triple J consistently play commercially oriented pop at drive time instead of Australian indie?

A brunette woman wearing a sparkly pink dress is looking to the side.
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Performance review: Christina Bianco: In Divine Company, Adelaide Cabaret Festival

All our favourite divas came together in one slick show.

A woman is standing in front of a red curtain drape. She has dark hair and is dressed in black, with red trim. She is gesticulating, with arms stretched out, dramatically.
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Cabaret review: The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez, Chapel Off Chapel

A cabaret tribute to the scandalous 19th century dancer and performer.

Standing at a podium, his eyes closed in concentration, a bald-headed white man wearing a black suit and white shirt conducts an orchestra.
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Singapore Symphony Orchestra set for 2025 Australian debut

Praised as one of the best orchestras in the world, the SSO performs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in February…

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