Entertainment News

Cats in a trap
Bendigo Weekly
CHEWTON is the scene for the Cathouse Players’ first production. Trap for a Lonely Man takes to the stage at Chewton Senior Citizens Centre next Friday, June 14, at 8pm and runs for two weekends only. This murder/mystery directed by Bette Sartore, is set in a chalet in the French Alps ..
06-Jun-2013
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Irish eyes will be smiling
Bendigo Weekly
THE Comedy Festival may be done and dusted for another year down in Melbourne, but the laughs continue here in Bendigo with the Shamrock Comedy Club back again next Thursday. Two shows down, our very own comedy room has seen the likes of the Nelson Twins, Chris Franklin and more head up the Calder..
26-Apr-2013
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A masterclass of music
Bendigo Weekly
By Xana Bittar Coming to Victoria this April is the ACO2 which is an Orchestra made up of members from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Emerging Artists. Between April 19 and 30, the ensemble will visit Mildura, Bendigo, Melbourne, Horsham, Montrose, Sale, Benalla and Warburton. The ..
11-Apr-2013
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Confidentially speaking
Anthony Radford
AS Canberra celebrates its centenary ABC TV sent Annabel Crabb in to find the hidden stories. Annabel is a political journalist from way back, and has pounded the streets and corridors of power in search of the news. Her transition to TV has been through the ABC’s Insiders and The Drum, w..
15-Mar-2013
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Celebrate St Patrick’s day at the Club
Anthony Radford
THE Bendigo Club will be alive to the sound of Irish music on Sunday in celebration of St Patrick’s day. The Central Victorian Irish Association has put together a showcase of talent including soprano Carolyn Vaughan, Celtic harpist and singer Meryl Wilkinson and boy treble Liam Brown. Th..
14-Mar-2013
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Golden Graham
Bendigo Weekly
GRAHAM RODGER is bringing his own gold to Bendigo to celebrate a recent win in Tamworth. Graham is holding the banner for Australian Ballads, with 66 awards under his belt. “It’s been a wonderful 12 months,” Graham said, “It’s been capped off nicely by six award ..
01-Mar-2013
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Showtime for Play School
Bendigo Weekly
Humpty’s Showtime is on the road and is playing at the Strathdale Community Centre on March 25. The concert will have Play School fans singing, dancing and jumping for joy as they see Humpty putting on his very own show. Humpty gathers the Play School toys to help with the big spectacula..
01-Mar-2013
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At the Star Bar
Bendigo Weekly
Clubfeet are all set to play Star Bar tonight on the back of their Heirs and Graces Australian album tour. It’s part of an eight-date tour and is shaping up to be Clubfeet’s breakthrough year. Hailing from Melbourne (via Cape Town), the band originally made a name throughout the US ..
07-Feb-2013
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Vegas trip a win for film maker
Bendigo Weekly
FILM MAKER Luke Launer has returned from a trip to Las Vegas clutching an award for his first full length feature film The Count. The film was awarded the Silver Screen Award. “I spent most of the day watching short films as well as feature films,” Mr Launer said. The ceremony wa..
03-Jan-2013
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Summer in the Parks
Steve Kendall
Family friendly events in outdoor settings across the Bendigo region Cinema in the Parks Saturday Evenings in February 8.30pm 2nd ‘Parental Guidance’, Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk 9th ‘Wreck it Ralph’, Drive In, Elmore Field Days Site, Elmore 16t..
02-Jan-2013
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Play School out on the road
Bendigo Weekly
PLAY SCHOOL is heading on a national concert tour in 2013 with a brand new show Humpty’s Showtime. What’s more the show hits the Strathdale Community Centre on March 25. The concert will have Play School fans singing, dancing and jumping for joy as they see Humpty putting on his ver..
21-Dec-2012
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Making it in media
Bendigo Weekly
By JARVIS HOLT YO Bendigo is an online media outlet designed for those aged 12 to 25 to share their voice. Now in its third year, the council initiative is progressing in leaps and bounds. The YO Bendigo website gives Generation Y an opportunity to be actively involved with thei..
05-Oct-2012
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Classics on stage
Steve Kendall
INTERNATIONAL classical guitarist Karin Schaupp says regional Australian audiences are especially wonderful. That’s high praise indeed, for Karin has travelled and performed far and wide. Karin and Katie Noonan come to Bendigo on September 19 for a dual concert showcasing their tal..
31-Aug-2012
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Colourful show a dream
Bendigo Weekly
JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is coming to life at The Capital Theatre. Presented by Catholic College Bendigo, the show will run today and tomorrow. Joseph is a story of dreams, rejection, hope and rescue, set throughout to a cheerful pastiche of song styles, from countr..
27-Jul-2012
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Myf... and all things nice
Steve Kendall
MYF WARHURST is the woman you want at your parties. Her laugh will make you laugh, she has a good time, and she knows a lot about music. This veteran of Spicks and Specks is on the telly at the moment with her series Nice, which takes a look at, and tries to relive the pleasing things of..
06-Jul-2012
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Xavier Michelides: the X factor
Ben Cameron
STAND-up comedy is meant to be one of the toughest gigs in town, but award-winning funnyman Xavier Michelides doesn’t buy into the idea. “Firefighters have hard jobs, they walk into buildings that are on fire,” the Melbourne comic says, deadpan. “Scientists, the..
03-May-2012
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Class Clowns
Bendigo Weekly
Fancy yourself as a bit of a funny bugger? Then the 2012 Class Clowns Competition could be your ticket to tickling ribs. Bendigo teenagers in Years 9 12, or between the ages of 14 and 18, who like to be the centre of attention, can enter the nation-wide search for Australia’s funniest ..
02-Feb-2012
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Spicks and Specks: A final farewell
Bendigo Weekly
The Spicks and Specks team announced that their TV show would end last year. However their final goodbye was said this year, when their national Spicks and Speck-Tacular stage show returned to their hometown of Melbourne. The Plenary (Melbourne Convent..
31-Jan-2012
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Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes
Ben Cameron
Clairy Browne wears her heart on her sultry sleeve. “I’m definitely a woman of heartbreak,” Browne admits, the leading lady of nine piece the Bangin’ Rackettes, whose rich layers of northern soul, jump blues, doo-wop, ska and gospel, are winning a “shit tonne o..
26-Jan-2012
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Music in the park
Bendigo Weekly
THE Summer in the Parks music series continues tonight in the Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk with performances by local up-and-coming young artists. Luke Owens, Callum Wheeler, Cassie Ward, and local band Adalai will perform in the gardens from 7pm to 9pm. Local singer songwriter Luke O..
12-Jan-2012
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