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Underbelly keeps all of its audience from last week and Ladette to Lady premieres well.
"IT'S so nice to be doing an interview in my tracksuit pants," says Bojana Novakovic, who has just finished filming three Hollywood movies back to back.
FESTIVALS should be about revealing insights, and one arrived in the opening hours of the 2009 Perth International Arts Festival.
THREE thousand or so kids screamed "Welcome to Perth" into the camera right on cue: Fall Out Boy were filming this moment of audience participation for a documentary about their latest tour, presumably cataloguing their planned rise to world domination.
For the packers at the Art Gallery of NSW there are two kinds of Archibald entries: those stacked in piles facing the wall and those displayed prominently, facing out.
LATE last year, New Zealand's Cut Off Your Hands embarked on their debut tour of Europe. The first show was a disaster.
FIRST came the voice, then the drum, and we've been hitting things ever since. The drum's appeal is almost universal, yet many baulk at the idea of a night of just (or mainly) percussion. They haven't heard Circle of Rhythm.
MELBOURNE is Australia's capital of contemporary dance and our dance companies tour internationally more than other art forms, but until now there has been nothing to celebrate this vibrancy.
Why is it that so many of the world's greatest works of literature are love stories?
He's broken through the colour barriers on Australian TV, but actor Aaron Pedersen has bigger personal and political ambitions.
The financial crisis may ultimately help New York by reenergizing its creative economy. “When a place gets boring, even the rich people leave.” With the hegemony of the investment bankers over, New York now stands a better chance of avoiding that sterile fate.
Cineplex benefits as movie industry holds its own during tough times. 'I think it's a form of escapism for people'
From an economic standpoint, starving the arts is suicidal. Consider the case of the High Line, the park in the Meatpacking District. The City of New York invested $170 million in the project, which directly inspired as many as 50 major residential projects worth as much as $5 billion. And the park isn’t even open yet.
On a trip to Ford’s Theater, site of President Lincoln’s assassination, Obama paid tribute to the 16th president’s ability to recall passages of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth. And with that reference, he unwittingly ventured into what many theater hands believe to be dangerous territory.
Backers of this bundle point out quite correctly that when the economy hits the skids, the arts suffer.
All of the elements of a beautiful Melbourne Saturday evening worked perfectly together for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine day’s Concert in front of a packed crowd at the second of the free Sidney Myer Free Concerts for 2009.
As with this museum before the two-year overhaul, the more it shows, the less it adds up to and the more muddled is the overall story it tells.
The Batsheva Dance Company has been dogged throughout its North American tour by calls for a boycott from activists angry about Israel's invasion of Gaza.
When it comes to funding for state arts agencies, California remains not-so-proudly ensconced in its customary slot — dead last — according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
Hugh Leonard, the prolific Irish playwright, memoirist, travel writer and dyspeptic newspaper columnist whose autobiographical play “Da” won four Tony Awards in 1978, including best play, died Thursday in Dublin.
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