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SBS’s audience share continued to rise in 2008 with the network achieving its best ever primetime share of people 16+ - 6.2 per cent, up from 6 per cent in 2007.
Afterplay and The Yalta Game are charming, sophisticated works of theatre, showing as part of the Sydney Festival, to celebrate the work of Irish playwright Brian Friel.
Atonement Tonight is an animated comedy by Anny Slater about the 2006 Australian Wheat Board scandal. As a finalist in the iiNet Get Animated competition it was recently shown at Sydney Festival. Arts Hub spoke to the multi-talented Anny Slater about her busy and so far brilliant career.
He's gone from street artist to creating an iconic image of Barack Obama and having a solo ICA show.
Cameron Mackintosh has defended the rise of musical theatre talent programmes such as the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, claiming they are the reason “theatre is working”.
The newspapers brayed in chorus: "Is this the story of a child prodigy or a joke at the expense of the art world?" It was neither.
Much of the clamor arises from anticipation stirred by Mr. Obama’s campaign remarks about the importance of the arts. One of the few candidates with an arts platform, he called for a young “artist corps” to work in low-income schools and neighborhoods; affordable health care and tax benefits for artists; and efforts at cultural diplomacy, like dispatching artist-ambassadors to other countries.
In a weakening entertainment economy, movie sales came slowly, but did not halt, at the usually far more exuberant Sundance Film Festival, which ended Sunday in Park City, Utah.
The affordable art of concertgoing.
A dark film about an overweight, pregnant teenage girl abused by her parents prevailed at the Sundance Film Festival with three trophies, including best picture and the audience award for top film.
2008 hits new highs despite financial crisis.
As newspapers and magazines lay off professional critics and young twentysomethings anoint themselves experts, the review has fallen on hard times.
Next week, Liz Forgan takes over as chair of Arts Council England - at a time when the financial crisis and the digital revolution are presenting serious challenges to Britain's artistic community. What should Forgan's priorities be? Imogen Carter speaks to leading figures in the arts and asks them what issues need attention most urgently.
Lavigne invested $200,000 — money raised over months at concerts and fundraisers throughout the Lower Mainland — to get to Carnegie Hall. And the morning after, he's sure it was worth it.
Mr. Angle is cavalier regarding the slings and arrows that inevitably come when one dances in such a high-profile troupe and is constantly measured by longtime observers against earlier performers — and often found wanting.
He is now a highly visible spokesman for the British music establishment and more: a national scourge of mediocrity and compromise, firing broadsides at the art world for its commercialism and at the government for everything from cultural vacuity to the war in Iraq.
Industry faces huge challenges as credit squeeze and tax changes bite.
A Canadian doc explores Nigeria's extraordinary and prolific film industry.
An African youth choir has been signed by Universal Music after performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration celebrations in the US.
"The fact that none of my friends wanted to come along to this concert is probably the best proof that people tend to have strong preconceived notions about traditional Irish folk music."
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