Entertainment News

Beez in Newstead
Bendigo Weekly
James Walker NEWSTEAD for the most of the year is a small, vibrant country town. Around Australia Day, from January 26 to 29, it is hosting a smorgasbord of music, in the pubs, in the churches, at the footy ground and in the Community Centre. International artists and local talent ..
12-Jan-2012
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Groovin the Moo: seeking design flair
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo music fans and talented local designers should get excited as Groovin the Moo draws near. The festival will return to Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds on May 5, and GTM promoter Steve Halpin said he was looking forward to bringing the tunes back to Bendigo in..
09-Dec-2011
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Chiko Rollers deep fry the opposition
Ben Cameron
Bendigo’s Dragon City Derby Dolls gave the Byron Bay Rollers a derby lesson in destruction, easily winning their clash 122 to 77 at Puckhandler’s Stadium in Reservoir, Melbourne on Saturday. Although a magnificent team effort, special mention goes to Invader Zoom in..
30-Nov-2011
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Chiko Rollers back on deck
Ben Cameron
The local roller derby revolution continues to roll on as Bendigo’s Dragon City Derby Dolls clash with the Byron Bay Rollers this Saturday night in a derby double header in Reservoir, Melbourne. The Collide-A-Scope Roller Derby will also feature the debut bout between Nor..
23-Nov-2011
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Wil Anderson: powers of persuasion
Bendigo Weekly
By Jayden Edwards “This isn’t in the show, but let’s f***ing do it anyway,” Wil Anderson said. Whether it was just one of those things comedians say every night, or totally legitimate, it drew in a packed Theatre Royal last Friday night. ..
22-Nov-2011
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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: Jacob McGuffie
Bendigo Weekly
With the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival less than a month away, MICK GRIFFIN features some of the artists who are sure to turn heads at the festival over November 25, 26 and 27.... JACOB MCGUFFIE: Melbourne based, Bendigo bred musician Jacob McGuffie is an exceptional t..
11-Nov-2011
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Wil Anderson: "Gruen is a very different beast"
Ben Cameron
ACCORDING to funny-man Wil Anderson, content is not always king. The method behind your madness is the key. Currently on a national stand up tour (Man vs Wil), while hosting the ABC’s most popular show, The Gruen Transfer, Anderson must be hard pressed to ..
10-Nov-2011
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Wil Anderson: golden rules of comedy
Ben Cameron
As a comic, Anderson admits he’s getting closer to what some comedians might call the comfort zone. “Don’t get me wrong, some gigs are better than other gigs, but by the time you get this far into a tour, every joke works,” Anderson laughs. &ld..
10-Nov-2011
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The Buzzniks
Bendigo Weekly
By Nuhtaya Johnson Colourful children’s group The Mighty bUZZniks will perform in Hepburn Springs this Sunday for the first time. The bUZZniks consist of six members from an array of musical backgrounds. “A lot of them play in different adult bands..
11-Oct-2011
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Fringe Benefits
Steve Kendall
JODIE J HILL is asking you to dress up, cough up and cut loose at her charity luncheon at the Elphinstone Hotel; you get to meet ABC radio’s Fiona Parker too. It’s all part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and is set to raise funds for the Otis Foundation. ..
29-Sep-2011
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Arj Barker back in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
By JAYDEN EDWARDS Arj Barker has toured our great wide country enough to be declared an honorary Aussie. After a stellar run of sold out shows at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and fresh from his first ever regional New Zeal..
27-Sep-2011
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Jane Eyre
Bendigo Weekly
Comparison: it’s a great tool to use when shopping for breakfast cereal or weighing up mobile phone plans, but is it really valid when it comes to film? Gauging one movie against another is an imperfect science; judging two hours of on-screen action against a full-length novel ..
21-Sep-2011
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Girton Grammar's young composers
Bendigo Weekly
The Young Composers Concert, featuring compositions from talented students at Girton Grammar School, is on Thursday, September 22 at The Capital. The concert, involving the compositional debut of nine young composers who have written works as part of the VCE Music Style and Compo..
15-Sep-2011
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Miss Country Girl is back
Bendigo Weekly
DUST off the tiaras ladies, Miss Country Girl Australia is back in Bendigo this weekend. The nation-wide model search will scan the rural and regional areas until a selection of national finalists are discovered to go to Sydney for the big final. With heats scheduled for this Saturday in..
13-Sep-2011
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Stars align for movie marathon
Anthony Radford
What’s the appeal with Jar Jar Binks? Was that a sneaker I just saw in space? And why did George Lucas decide to make Greedo shoot first? These are the big questions that will no doubt be discussed at what should be Bendigo’s biggest ever meeting of Star Wars diehards thi..
12-Sep-2011
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Spin Doctors
Anthony Radford
Rueben Heenan and Brad Smit will spin tracks at mega summer dance festivals Stereosonic (December 3), and Summadayze (New Year’s Day) as DJ duo, Press Play. It’s a pretty big deal, with both festivals expected to draw well over 50,000 punters, although Heenan’s pretty chilled abo..
02-Sep-2011
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My Big Fat Gypsy wedding encounter
Anthony Radford
INCREDIBLE over the top wedding and Catholic confirmation dresses have been the stars of Austar’s hit documentary My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. But the creators of these massive and expensive garments are surprisingly approachable and grounded dressmakers despite their new found celebrity. The..
01-Sep-2011
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The Proms are back
Anthony Radford
St Paul’s August Promenade Series is on again. In its third year, St Paul’s Cathedral hall will come alive with a wide range of music performances on the last two Sunday afternoons in August. “The Proms” are a series of accessible and entertaining 45 minute fine..
24-Aug-2011
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Chiko Rollers ready for revenge
Anthony Radford
History will be made, and blood possibly spilt, this weekend when Bendigo’s Dragon City Derby Dolls contest their first ever home bout this Saturday. Dubbed The Carnival of Carnage, Bendigo’s Chiko Rollers will take on the might of the Ballarat Roller Derby League’s Rat Pac..
23-Aug-2011
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The Wizard of Oz, Eaglehawk style
Anthony Radford
Eaglehawk Secondary College’s latest musical production, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, will make its debut tonight. Over three big nights at the Wes Vine Performing Arts Centre, the show will differ slightly from the MGM version, with a number of extra songs included. Auditi..
09-Aug-2011
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