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Mon, 25 April 2016

Stairway to Heaven. Led Zeppelin Masters

Filed under: roots music, rock music, Festivals & Major Events, Tours, General — site admin @ 9:59 am

Stairway to Heaven. Led Zeppelin Masters
HAMER HALL, ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
8 - 9 JULY
TICKETS FROM $91.05*
($89.00 TICKET + $2.05 PPF + $7.95 BOOKING FEE)
BE QUICK - OFFER ENDS 10PM, SUN 17 APRIL!
Thirty-five years after Led Zeppelin’s official end with the death of drummer John Bonham, Australian fans will witness a rock show befitting a legend that only grows in stature with each passing year, Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin Masters. Fronted by Zep Boys powerhouse vocalist Vince Contarino and bolstered by the breathtaking might of The Black Dog Orchestra, the timeless legacy of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones will scale new heights of hard rock majesty from the raw blues of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ to the epic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and the exhilarating ‘Kashmir’.
Don’t miss this explosive celebration of the music of Led Zeppelin in one of the most ambitious concerts ever to hit the stage.

Lior

Filed under: classical music, contemporary music, General — site admin @ 9:55 am

THROUGH NATURE TO ETERNITY
Featuring guest artist singer/songwriter Lior,
with a reimagining of Compassion for Quartet and Voice by
Nigel Westlake, works by Ravel, Dvořák, Barber and the world premiere of Song Cycle written by Ade Vincent and Lior
May 2 & 3 Sydney Opera House | May 4 Melbourne Recital Hall
PROGRAM:
Ravel String Quartet in F major
Ade Vincent/Lior Song Cycle (World Premiere)*
Dvorak Cypresses 2, 3 & 4 for String Quartet
Lior My Grandfather
Barber Adagio from String Quartet Opus 11
Nigel Westlake/Lior Sim Shalom from Compassion for String Quartet & Voice#
*Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre
# Commissioned by Julian Burnside QC

EVENT DETAILS:
Sydney
2 & 3 May 2016, 7.30pm Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Bookings - 02 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com
Cost - Adults $60 · Concession $50 · Under 30 $30

Melbourne
4 May 2016, 7.30pm, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings - Ph. 03 9699 3333 or melbournerecital.com.au
Cost: Adults $50 · Concession $40 · Under 30 $30

The Australian Burlesque Festival

Filed under: cabaret, Dance, Theatre, General — site admin @ 9:52 am

The Australian Burlesque Festival
Dirty Martini currently on tour With Dita Von Teese in the USA!
In Australia very soon for ABF. Shows selling out!

ABF TICKETS 2016
General admission Festival Pass still available for Melbourne Shows
28 May - Blue Mountains: Selling very very quick
9 - 12 June - Melbourne: The Big Tease about to sell out. Handful of tickets left. All other shows selling very fast.
17 June - Canberra: Dinner & show selling quickly
18 - 19 June - Sydney: The Big Tease selling super fast.
24 June - Adelaide: A Reserve Cabaret style selling out. Not many tables left.
26 June - Darwin: Selling quickly (this show sells very well)
1 July - Byron Bay: Grab your discount now (concession available)
2 July - Brisbane: Selling very very fast

The SUBSTATION Newport Events

Filed under: art, contemporary art, Exhibitions, Festivals & Major Events, General — site admin @ 9:48 am

April Weekender
April 29 – 1 May, 2016
The SUBSTATION continues to celebrate its centenary in 2016 over a weekend of free performance, visual arts and unique audience experiences, which bring new light to the unique building and its place in Newport.

Local artist Tamara Saulwick has been commissioned to make a new work, NEWPORT ARCHIVES, which uses interviews with local people to take audiences on a self guided tour of Newport whilst Lz Dunn, Associate Artist of APHIDS presents the return season of FLYWAY, a guided audio tour through Newport to the nearby water. The first Australian exhibition of Berlin based photographer SVEN MARQUARDT is showing all weekend and mobile video projection artists, PROJECTOR BIKE stage a FREE new work, THE ART OF WORK, on Friday and Saturday night.
FLYWAY - by LZ DUNN & APHIDS
Flyway is a performative walk immersing audiences wearing headphones and binoculars in the epic and enchanting journeys of migratory birds. Audiences are enveloped in a sonic landscape and guided through the nearby surrounds to encounter video artworks and a shifting, cinematic environment. Created responsively in each new location by artist Lz Dunn with Lawrence English and dramaturg Lara Thoms, Flyway explores our ecological connections, embedding field research of local birds, people and places into the urban fabric of the performance site.

Season: 29 April - 1 May
Performances: 4.30pm – 6.00pm, departing from and returning to The Substation
Tickets: $25 full / $20 concession

NEWPORT ARCHIVES by TAMARA SAULWICK
Newport Archives is an audio walk, which contemplates the connections between time, place, event and memory. Equipped with headphones and an mp3 player as their guide, participants walk unaccompanied through Newport’s streets immersed in a sound world that uncannily knits the present with the past, fact with fiction and memory with imagination. Green Room and Helpmann Awards nominee Melbourne based artist Tamara Saulwick premiered her most recent work Endings at the 2015 Sydney Festival and was presented at Melbourne’s Arts House in May to critical acclaim, receiving a 2015 Helpmann Award nomination for ‘Best New Australian Work.’ Tamara is an Artistic Associate with Chamber Made Opera.

Season: 29 April - 1 May
Sessions: 11am – 6:30pm, 15 minute slots (11am – 5pm on Sunday)
Tickets: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

THE ART OF WORK - by PROJECTOR BIKE
Combining archive footage, interviews with resident artists working at the Substation and explorations of the lives of the working people of Newport, The Art of Work guides audiences through the past and present of working life in Newport. The Art of Work is part of a series of Back Story projection walking tours leading to a domesticated outdoor cinema screening.

Season: 29 & 30 April
Performances: 7pm – 9pm
Tickets: FREE

SVEN MARQUARDT: FOTOGRAFIEN
The Substation gallery space is thrilled to be showing the Melbourne premiere of Berlin-based photographer Sven Marquardt’s work, with an exhibition spanning his entire career. Marquardt explores staged and candid scenes of everyday people in the street and club scene in Berlin.

Season: 29 April – 31 May
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm Open until 8pm 29 & 30 April
Tickets: FREE

THE SUBSTATION MARKET is an indoor market featuring stalls of artists, designers and makers. With a view to encourage creativity and provide the community with an exclusive handmade shopping outlet, the market fits in perfectly with Newport’s newest arts hub.
Date: Sunday 1 May 10am – 4pm
FREE

An Evening with Steve Wozniak

Filed under: Festivals & Major Events, General — site admin @ 9:44 am

SPEND AN INSIGHTFUL AND INNOVATIVE EVENING WITH
STEVE WOZNIAK, CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE
MARGARET COURT ARENA
6:30PM, SAT 27 AUGUST
TICKETS FROM $86.25*
($84.60 TICKET + $1.65 PPF + $5.60 SERVICE & HANDLING FEE)

This August, the innovative and inspiring force that is Woz will land on our shores! With a hefty resume of accomplishments in the digital world (across Atari & Hewlett‐Packard) and the humanitarian sphere (founding the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to protect digital rights of internet users worldwide), the sweetest fruit of Woz’s laborious pursuits was Apple: the corporation that has revolutionised how we communicate, how we work and how we live.
If, according to Woz himself, “wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked”, then An Evening with Steve Wozniak will jingle keys.

GEORGE KAPINARIS LIVE The Comics Lounge

Filed under: Comedy — site admin @ 9:41 am

GEORGE KAPINARIS LIVE
George Kapinaris the star of “Acropolis Now”, “Wogs Out Of Work”,
“Fat Pizza”, “Housos” and “Chitty Chitty Bang”.
Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May
Dinner from 7pm & Show Starts 8pm
To get the special deal book now The Comics Lounge, North Melbourne

PETER BERNER LIVE
Peter Berner the star of “Backberner”, “20 to 1″,
“Good News Week” and heard on “Triple M”.
Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May
Dinner from 7pm & Show Starts 8pm
The Comics Lounge, North Melbourne

WOOD, METAL & VIBRATING AIR THE PIANO SERIES

Filed under: classical music, contemporary music — site admin @ 9:38 am

WOOD, METAL & VIBRATING AIR THE PIANO SERIES EVENT DETAILS
When:
Tues 3 May 7.30pm CAROLINE ALMONTE Gold through Glass
Tues 7 June 7.30pm STEFAN CASSOMENOS Cassomenos plays Beethoven
Tues 21 June 7.30pm ANDREA KELLER Solo Piano & Loops
Thur 14 July 7.30pm SIMON TEDESCHI Tedeschi plays Gershwin
Tues 9 Aug 7.30pm LISA MOORE Soft/Loud
Thur 1 Sept 7.30pm TAMARA SMOLYAR Premieres

Where: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton
Tickets: Adults - $25.00, Concession - $20.00, Student - $15 for single performance
Discounts apply for ticket purchases to multiple performances. 30% discount on subscription purchases (6 concerts).
Bookings: To reserve a seat call MAPA Box office 9905 1111 and online - www.monash.edu/mapa

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