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Mon, 27 October 2014

Next Level Marketing Updating your Database & Phone promotion service

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Attn: Performers, event companies, special event planners. PCO’s and marketing professionals.
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Services range from email address updates to important promotional messages and/ or invites to VIP events, includes confirming RSVP’s.
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We call from your existing Database, ideally less than 2 years old.
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Bendigo Art Gallery

Filed under: art — site admin @ 5:36 pm

Arguably one of the most revealing exhibitions to be seen in Australia for some time, Undressed: 350 years of underwear in fashion is showing at Bendigo Art Gallery until October 26.

Which means there’s just three weeks left to see these precious intimate garments, including Queen Victoria’s drawers and one of the earliest known bras.

The exhibition, a world premiere, features more than 80 garments from the V&A’s extensive collection of underwear, most not displayed before, and includes striking contemporary pieces by world famous fashion designs such as Christian Dior, Gianni Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood.

A highlight is the show stopping couture gown by Bottega Veneta worn by Emma Watson on the red carpet.

The exhibition includes corsets, crinolines, bustle pads, petticoats and brassieres as well as a select display of men’s undergarments and photography from the V&A’s own archive.

“Undressed offers an incredibly rare opportunity for audiences to explore the hidden aspects of fashion, from corsetry through to contemporary couture,” said Karen Quinlan, Director of Bendigo Art Gallery.

“We’ve loved the way press and audiences have responded to the show. The subject matter elicits a sense of fun, but the serious side, the historical value of the exhibition has also been noted.”

“Alongside our other current touring exhibition, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, which displays precious Greek and Roman antiquities from the British Museum, we have two incredible shows, both from London, both offering unique but aligned perspectives on how humanity has worked with and felt about the human form through the passage of time.”

Undressed: 350 years of Underwear in Fashion is on until 26 October, 2014.
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is on until 9 November, 2014.

What the press are saying about Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion:

“…it’s the international premiere of Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion that stitches a new seam in the gallery’s sartorial sassiness. But rather than displaying garments in chronological order, the exhibition waltzes visitors into a romantic world of themes, fabrication and technological diversity.” – Jane Rocca, The Weekly Review

“Curatorially, an exhibition about underwear might strike you as hitting below the belt. But the large show of under-garments at the Bendigo Art Gallery, rifled from the drawers of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, proves that the theme is historically valuable and aesthetically imaginative.” – Robert Nelson, The Age.

SARAH MCLACHLAN - 2nd Sydney Show Added - Shine On Tour Australia 2015

Filed under: acoustic music, contemporary music, Live Music Venues, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 5:31 pm

Shine On Tour Australian Dates 2015:

THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5

CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7

CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8 – NEW SHOW

RECITAL HALL, MELBOURNE
MONDAY FEBRUARY 9

ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS

Filed under: contemporary music, Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 5:25 pm

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS
GENRE WINNERS AND PUBLIC AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
The nominees for the publicly-voted Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 were announced earlier tonight along with the winners of the 2014 Age Music Victoria Genre Awards at an industry event at The Age Media House.

Victoria’s diverse contemporary music scene was represented and duly celebrated with the presentation of 11 genre-based awards, plus live performances by Wagons and TEK TEK Ensemble. The presentation of the 11 Genre Awards for 2014 was followed by the announcement of the nominees for the publicly voted The Age Music Victoria Awards. The winners of those categories will be announced along with the induction of Daddy Cool and Ed Nimmervoll to the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame at 170 Russell on the 19th of November.

“Not many states in the world have such a depth of talent in so many different genres to even justify a Genre Awards”, said Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan. “These bands are the best of the best, and you can see them play at your local venue seven nights a week.”

“Awards play an important role by recognising artistic achievements and giving a leg up to the most deserving acts, while acting as a filter for fans seeking out the best new music.”

The Age Shortlist Editor, Martin Boulton, said, “Too Much Water in the Boat by Charles Jenkins is an album I’ve been enjoying all year, it represents all those things that make the local music scene so exciting and, like our other genre award winners, deserves to be celebrated. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.”

Dave Houchin, Triple R Station Manager and presenting partner of the Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 said, “3RRR 102.7FM is very proud to be presenting The Age Music Victoria Awards once again in 2014. The event falling within the timing of Melbourne Music Week and Daddy Cool’s induction into the hall of fame will create a fitting occasion to proudly celebrate Victoria’s diverse music culture.”

And the winners of the Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2014 are:

Best Blues Album – presented by Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men - 3am Blues Live

Best Country Album – presented by Out On The Weekend
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes - Black Coffee

Best Soul, Funk, R’n'B and Gospel Album – presented by Plakkit
Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Blind Bet

Best Jazz Album – presented by Dixons Creek Estate
Anton Delecca Quartet – The Healer

Best Hip Hop Album – presented by PBS
Briggs - ShepLife

Best Electronic Act – presented by Select AV
Chet Faker

Best Heavy Album – presented by Sailor Jerry
Ausmuteants – Amusements

Best Indigenous Act – presented by Songlines
The Deans

Best Global or Reggae Album – presented by Crumpler
Black Jesus Experience - Migration

Best Folk Roots Album – presented by White Sky
Charles Jenkins - Too Much Water In The Boat

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act – presented by Implant Media
Evelyn Morris

Voting for the public awards will open to the public online at theage.com.au/agemusicvictoriaawards on Friday 17th October. There will also be a rare opportunity to win double passes via The Age to the now sold-out public awards event with Daddy Cool playing live on Wednesday 19th November at 170 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD.

In recognition of all the artists’ contribution to Victorian music, all nominees in the Genre Awards will receive a free rehearsal/pre-production package at Bakehouse Studios. Winners in each category will also receive a 10 hour recording package along with this very special prize.

The Age Music Victoria Awards are the largest publicly voted awards in Australia with an average of 80,000 votes, and the awards continue their long association with the musicians’ charity Support Act Limited, donating $5 from each ticket to the organisation.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 nominees are:

Best Album – presented by The Age
Dan Sultan - Blackbird
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Oddments
Teeth & Tongue – Grids
Total Control - Typical System

Best Band – presented by The Corner
Client Liaison
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Teeth & Tongue
Total Control
Wagons

Best Song – presented by APRA
Banoffee - Got It
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
Fraser A Gorman - Book Of Love
Laura Jean - My First Love Song
Total Control – Flesh War

Best Male Artist – presented by Tone Deaf
Chet Faker
Dan Sultan
Mikelangelo
Rob Snarski
Vance Joy

Best Female Artist – presented by TheMusic
Courtney Barnett
Jen Cloher
Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue)
Laura Jean
Missy Higgins

Best Emerging Artist – presented by Travel Beyond/BigSound
Banoffee
Client Liaison
D.D Dumbo
Milwaukee Banks
Remi

Best Live Band – presented by Rockwiz
Cosmic Psychos
Graveyard Train
Harmony
King Parrot
Saskwatch

Best Venue – presented by Mountain Goat
170 Russell, Melbourne
Cherry, Melbourne
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Howler, Brunswick
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Best Festival – presented by Crumpler
Boogie
Falls Festival
Golden Plains
Laneway Festival
Meredith Music Festival

Best Regional Venue – presented by Dixons Creek Estate
Barwon Club, Geelong
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Hallam Hotel, Hallam
Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan

Best Regional Act – presented by Live at Your Local
Briggs
Cosmic Psychos
D.D Dumbo
Freya Hollick
Stonefield

HTML FLOWERS - CRUSHIN’ ON YOU EVERY MONDAY IN NOVEMBER AT THE EVELYN

Filed under: hip hop / rap music, Gigs — site admin @ 5:23 pm

Following the release of his internet classic love sonnet Crush On You, HTMLflowers will be taking over for a month long residency on Monday nights in November at the Evelyn, 351 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Doors 8PM. Tix available for $6 on the door or from oztix through http://www.evelynhotel.com.au.
Special guests for 3 November are Habits and Philippa Omega with guests for the remaining shows TBA.
With a musical catalogue that ranges from piercingly sincere and dark vignettes of his experience as a life threateningly ill youth to imagery heavy descriptions of the challenges of intimacy and mush-mouthed odes of gratitude to his tumblr fan base for helping him “make it”, Flowers’ sets are a special species within the melbourne hip hop scene. Drawing heavily on footwork, underground noise hop and asinine top 40 pop hits, the skeleton that holds together this strange body of work is the emphasis on rhythm and “vibe”.
His collaboration with Oscar Key Sung under the banner Brothers Hand Mirror has seen him share a stage with Le1f, Cakes Da Killa, Marnie Stern, Ghostpoet & more. Often gifting his listeners by compiling free zines to give away at shows containing his own illustrations alongside other graphic artists from around the world, Flowers’ maintains a hand made from-the-heart ethic in all of his endeavours. The intimacy he shares with his fan base is increased by the candid exploration of his illness, his creative process and his life on the whole through his popular tumblr website.

Tue, 30 September 2014

Stan (The Man) Longinidis Keynote Speaker joins Entertainment Depot Booking Agency.

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Stan (The Man) Longinidis Keynote Speaker joins Entertainment Depot Booking Agency.
The STM Group and Entertainment Depot proudly present Stan “The Man” Longinidis; Stan has truly earned his celebrity status in the international sporting arena and is now recognized as a leading motivational keynote speaker throughout Australia.
From eight (8) times World Kickboxing Heavyweight Champion to Keynote Motivational Speaker. In 2013 Stan became the first Kickboxing World Champion to be inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame.
For all enquiries and bookings please contact Entertainment Depot, Corporate booking agency. 03 9486 1771
Since retiring from the ring, Stan “The Man” Longinidis is acknowledged as a professional and exciting motivational speaker.
Inspiring others to “Develop their Dream Seed”.
He speaks with passion and experience; audiences from all walks of life have been left emotionally moved and filled with encouragement to pursue their life time goals, personally and in their career.
Stan Longinidis reaches every person, from individual mentorship programmes to large corporate conferences.
- The Principles of responsibility and delegation
- The Power of Thought
- Being psychologically fit is your biggest weapon

Ground breaking international stats, Stan has walked THE walk! Stan “The Man” Longinidis is the 8 times Kickboxing World Heavyweight Champion with a record of 88 wins, 5 draws and 65 knockouts only 8 losses.
Only a few have won world titles in three (3) different styles:
1. International Rules Kickboxing
2. Full contact
3. Muay Thai
Stan, now referred to Australia’s living legend was the first big name contracted to the famous Japanese K-1.
• 1983 winning two amateur titles. Challenging the world light heavyweight title in 1987 a contest ending in a draw.
• Approached by the Jet Centre & Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Stan racked up 18 straight wins in America.
• 1988 Won The North American title
• 1989 Won the USA title.
• 1989 Intercontinental won world titles & belts in the Heavyweight Division
• 1991/1992 WKA Titles - World Kickboxing and Karate Assoc.
• 199/1993 ISKA International Sports Karate Association
• 1992/993 ISKA
• 1994 WAKO World Association of Kickboxing Organisations
• 1996 WMTC World Muay Thai
• 1996 Stan Longinidis became the first Westerner to compete and win a prestigious WMC world super heavyweight Muay Thai title in Thailand.
• Stan was presented the award, being crowned personally by The King of Thailand
• 1998 WKBF World Kick Boxing Federation Australia and Oceania
International Media Release: Making headlines around the world:
Six Seconds…job done!
My vision was my moment of greatness. To be great, you need to ‘beat’ greatness.
At that time, Dennis Alexio was the man to beat. He had movie deals, corporate sponsors, and all the rest. I needed to beat him to get to the top of the heap.
The fight will go down in history as one of the most anticipated and one of the shortest in kickboxing history. It took only six seconds and one well-placed leg kick to make Stan the champion of the world.

Sun, 21 September 2014

The Angels Cheap Trick Baby Animals

A Day on the Green: present
The Angels
Cheap Trick
Baby Animals
The Super Jesus
Choirboys

SAT 7 FEB - ANNIE’S LANE, CLARE VALLEY
SAT 14 FEB - ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY
SAT 21 FEB - BIMBADGEN WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY
SUN 22 FEB - SIRROMET WINES, MOUNT COTTON
DON’T FORGET TO UPGRADE YOUR TICKETS INTO THE GARDEN BAR - THIS UPGRADE GIVES YOU EXPRESS ENTRY INTO THE EVENT, FOOD, PRIVATE BAR & TOILETS, ALL IN A RELAXED AREA WITH A LIMITED CAPACITY.

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