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2005 Grammy Nominee
2004-2005 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
Ten weeks #1 on Country Music Charts

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Sun, 6 October 2013

Burlesk, Cabaret Revue

Filed under: performance art, Dance, Theatre, Gigs — site admin @ 6:47 pm

Salon Boudoir!
Melbourne’s Newly Anticipated Burlesk, Cabaret Revue
Presented by Dolores Daiquiri - Australian Burlesque Star!

Salon Boudoir is a brand new monthly burlesque and cabaret revue consisting of burlesk starlets, showgirls, cabaret divas and vaudeville vamps!! Each month Salon Boudoir presents a vintage-flavoured, glamorous and decadent showcase of classic burlesque, comedic antics, chorus girls, songstresses and cabaret delights. The resident cast is star studded with some of the best in the country. Local, National and Internationals special guests appear each month as well as showgirls, chorus line girls.

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Sat, 7 September 2013

MBANTUA FESTIVAL - AWAKENING THE DESERT

Filed under: Dance, contemporary music, Theatre, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs — site admin @ 7:45 am

MBANTUA FESTIVAL - AWAKENING THE DESERT
Experience the magic of Australian indigenous culture in a panoramic desert Festival site Alice Springs 9 - 13 October 2013

Concerts + Theatre + Dance + Visual Arts + Workshops + Film
in a panoramic desert Festival site www.mbantuafestival.com.au
Under the co-direction of filmmaker and TV director Rachel Perkins and event and theatre maker Nigel Jamieson, and hosted by the Arrernte peoples of Central Australia, the 5-day Mbantua Festival provides a unique and authentic experience of Central Australian Indigenous desert cultures and communities through traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, art, film and food from 9-13 October in Alice Springs.

Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan, Bernard Fanning, Tjintu Desert Band, Djupi Band, Frank Yamma, Archie Roach, Warren H. Williams and many others perform in an unprecedented NT line up at the inaugural Mbantua Festival. Mbantua Festival also features two world premiere music and theatre events Bungalow Song in association with Opera Australia and Bush Mechanics Live.

The panoramic desert festival site will be the location for concerts, visual arts, workshops, demonstrations and forums that promote sharing among Indigenous and other Australians, including painting, weaving, jewellery-making, bush medicine and bush tucker, a Spear Throwing Competition and the Great Billycan Race.

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Sat, 24 August 2013

BLACKCHORDS New Single Sleepwalker launch

Filed under: Dance, contemporary music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 5:38 pm

BLACKCHORDS
Release new single‘SLEEPWALKER’
& launch online REMIX competition
Melbourne’s indie-dance rock outfit Blackchords launch the third single ‘Sleepwalker’, lifted from the recently released album ‘A Thin Line’ through ABC Music and in the first week of release, the track was in the Top Ten most downloaded tracks to radio.

‘Sleepwalker’ has been mixed for radio by Mitch Kenny from Studio’s 301 in Sydney, via Record Plant in Los Angeles (credits include: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Marvin Priest, Beyonce, Drapht, Hermitude & Paul Kelly, Owl Eyes, Missy Higgins).

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Brisbane’s Spring Summer 2013 Events

Brisbane’s Spring Summer 2013 Events to note:
EVENT TITLE: Grease
DATES: August 20 to October 6
LOCATION: QPAC
TICKETS: qpac.com.au

EVENT TITLE: A Truly Gourmet Experience: The Emporium Epicurean Adventure (a culinary journey like no other, featuring accommodation at Emporium Hotel, an afternoon Master Class with acclaimed and award-winning Chef Tony Percuoco and an evening at Tartufo, indulging in a custom-created Degustation Menu with premium wines)
DATE: 24 August, 2013
LOCATION: 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Q 4006
TICKETS: Cost is $595 per couple book on 07 3253 6999 or info@emporiumhotel.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival
DATES: August 25 to 30
LOCATION: City Hall and various
TICKETS: mbff.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Australian Wallabies vs. Springboks
DATES: September 7
LOCATION: Suncorp Stadium
TICKETS: rugby.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Brisbane Festival
DATES: September 7 to 28
LOCATION: All over Brisbane
TICKETS: brisbanefestival.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ by Cirque du Soleil
DATES: 2 - 6 October, 2013
LOCATION: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
TICKETS: Tickets start from $89 at www.ticketek.com.au or by calling 132 849

EVENT TITLE: Lord of the Rings: Two Towers with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
DATE: 5 October, 2013
LOCATION: Brisbane Riverstage
TICKETS: Tickets - Ticketmaster 136 100 or visit qso.com.au/thetwotowers

EVENT TITLE: Design for Living presented by Queensland Theatre Company
DATES: 24 October – 10 November, 2013 (previews commence 19 October)
LOCATION: Playhouse Theatre, QPAC
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale August 26 at queenslandtheatre.com.au or phone 136 246

EVENT TITLE: Emporium Hotel – Melbourne Cup Event
DATE: 5 November, 2013
LOCATION: 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Q 4006
TICKETS: To book contact events@emporiumhotel.com.au or P: (07) 3253 6999

EVENT TITLE: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
DATES: November 19 to December 22
LOCATION: QPAC
TICKETS: qpac.com.au

EVENT TITLE: Video Games Unplugged - Symphony of Legends by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
DATE: 23 November, 2013
LOCATION: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
TICKETS: Adult tickets start from $49 and concession tickets are available - 132 849 or visit ticketek.com.au

Emporium Hotel - 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 (07) 3253 6999 www.emporiumhotel.com.au

Fri, 19 July 2013

SOUL-A-GO-GO

Filed under: electronic music, Dance Party, pop music, Dance, Gigs, rock music, General — site admin @ 4:26 pm

PBS 106.7FM presents SOUL-A-GO-GO
ON SATURDAY 3rd of August AT THE WORKERS CLUB
The first Saturday of every month can only mean one thing – Soul-A-Go-Go – for your monthly dose of good vibes!
Banging out the 45s this month will be Miss Goldie, DJ Manchild, Richie 1250, Pierre Baroni, Zack Rampage plus special guest
Dave Boots. The party kicks off at 8pm sharp and goes through to 1am.
Gather your friends and head on down to The Workers Club for Melbourne’s ultimate soul and funk night!
It’s $10 for members and $15 for future members.
Proudly presented by PBS!
SOUL-A-GO-GO
Miss Goldie, DJ Manchild, Richie 1250, Pierre Baroni and Zack Rampage and Guest Dave Boots
Saturday 3rd August at The Workers Club
8pm – 1am

Thu, 16 May 2013

Kings Of Mykonos Party Nick, Vince & Alex

Filed under: Dance Party, Dance, Gigs — site admin @ 5:53 pm

KINGS OF MYKONOS “THE PARTY” - NICK GIANNOPOULOS + VINCE COLOSIMO + ALEX DIMITRIADES
Sat 25 May 2013 09:30 PM
For the first time in Australia, the Kings of Mykonos, the Wogboys, the stars from your favourite movie come together in a club event not to be missed.
A Superstar DJ lineup playing the hottest Greek beats and international house hits.
KRAZY KON International DJ - AUS,NZ,USA + ‘GREECE ‘CD series producer EXARHOS International DJ - XClub Kos - GR
DIMI K ARTY GROOVE featuring Priscilla Martinez on live vocals ADONIS DIMI GEE THIS WILL BE A SELLOUT SO GET IN EARLY, SECURE YOUR TICKETS AND DONT MISS OUT!!!
Blue Beat Live Club

Burlesque After Dark

Filed under: cabaret, Dance — site admin @ 5:23 pm

Burlesque After Dark
Saturday 18th May
Come and experience a fantastic community based burlesque event. Our first variety event to kick of the winter season! This show features some of Hobart’s most seasoned burlesque performer, pairing them with performances from burlesque students and newcomer performers. Lineup includes: Miss Kitty’s Meow, Scarlett Jezebel, Lucy Sky Diamond, Le Fay
and the Cherry Daiquiri’s. MC for the evening is Raven Madde
The Grand Poobah (The Kissing Room)
Saturday 18th May
Doors open 8.30pm for 9pm start
Tickets $10 pre sale from Miss Kitty’s Meow or $15 on the door
www.misskittysmeow.com
Enquiries to Grace Cherry at burlesque@misskittysmeow.com

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