Entertainment News

The St Kilda Film Festival: now showing in Eaglehawk
Anthony Radford
Bendigo film buffs can get a taste of the cream of the celluloid crop when the 2011 St Kilda Film Festival Tour rolls into town next week. The festival, which annually showcases the best of Australia’s short films, will bring a selection of prize winning films and crowd pleasers from t..
08-Aug-2011
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Flare Magazine: accepting inspiration now
Anthony Radford
If you're a young creative, Flare Magazine wants you on board. The mag’s brand spanking new website (www.flareflareflare.com) is up and running, and the eagerly awaited third edition is set for release in October. All that’s needed now is your involvement. To coincide wit..
04-Aug-2011
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Austen Tayshus: laugh and learn
Anthony Radford
Alexander Jacob Gutman aka Austen Tayshus has learnt plenty about the Australian psyche, and wild pub audiences, over thousands of shows during his 30 year career. “Australia’s a very conservative place mate,” he says. “(But) it’s just a great country. ..
08-Jul-2011
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Simply the best
Anthony Radford
Rebecca O’Connor is Simply The Best, as Tina Turner sang, and it is not just the critics giving her rave reviews… she’s even been praised by Tina herself. “Rebecca is so good, she’s scary,” Tina said. “If I had her energy, I would still be touring toda..
08-Jul-2011
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Love Never Dies Review
Anthony Radford
Love Never Dies Andrew Lloyd Webber Regent Theatre, Melbourne THE Phantom of the Opera proves love never dies in the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical that has entertained millions for a quarter of a century. Australia should be very proud of its production of Lov..
05-Jul-2011
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ABC Radio personality calls it quits
One of the ABC Radio's most popular broadcasters has announced his retirement. After 24 years, Derek Guille, radio legend and presenter of the Evening program on 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Local Radio Victoria has announced his departure from the ABC. For more than two decades, Der..
23-Jun-2011
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Peter Powers to cast his spell over Bendigo
Watch out Bendigo, Peter Powers wants to put you under. In his albeit highly persuasive mind, everybody can be swayed. “The textbooks will tell you that everybody can be put under,” he says. “We all respond to suggestions every day, doesn’t matter who yo..
17-Jun-2011
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Competitions heat up
Singers from across the state will battle it out for a $1000 prize right here in Bendigo this Sunday As part of the 86th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod, conducted by the Bendigo Competitions Society, the Classical Vocal Championship has attracted a quality field of singers. Held at the Strat..
03-Jun-2011
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Changing the world
Two time AFI nominated actor Luke Carroll wants to change the world. Starting with his home land. Through the power of television and film, the talented Aboriginal thespian is doing his bit to portray a richer representation of the real Australia, the multicultural kind, on the big and small scree..
20-May-2011
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Cirque in Bendigo
The first Cirque du Soleil show, which toured Australia two decades ago, is still the audience favourite. “Saltimbanco is beautiful, lively and colourful,” Cirque’s Maxime Charbonneau said this week. “We do have some productions that are a little darker but audiences exp..
20-May-2011
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THE REVOLUTION
SOUNDWAVE Festival was a whirlwind day, whether you were headbanging to Iron Maiden and Slayer, getting your funk on with Primus or partying with punk rock legends Social Distortion. It was also impossible to avoid the gigantic Soundwave Revolution displays. Many theories arose but as details slo..
13-May-2011
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Michelle Meehan
A musician formerly of Bendigo is a step closer to proving she has the X Factor. Folk performer Michelle Meehan has made it through to the third round of judging for the popular television show, after acing her audition in Moonee Ponds recently. She performed two covers, in front a panel of exec..
13-May-2011
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Adalita
Anthony Radford
Adalita Srsen may have lived and breathed the role of the grunge maiden for almost two decades, but she’s definitely no actress. The recently turned 40–year–old has just released her self–titled debut album, which means plenty of play–acting of late. She returned t..
13-May-2011
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TV host heads up Bendigo's big night
Cancer steals many, yet its cruel grip touches almost everyone. Sunny television presenter Melissa Hetherington is no different; her first brush with the disease came at the age of nine, when she lost her grandfather to lung cancer. “I’ll never forget the day I was told..
06-May-2011
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Drapht
It’s underlined in the muso text book that every artist must suffer for their art. Aussie hip hopper Drapht is no different– his latest record was crafted through blood, tears and a veritable deluge of sweat. The man who introduced the world to Jimmy Recard had a miserable time ..
15-Apr-2011
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Jake talks to Disturbed
Metal icons Disturbed will be bringing their massive, Metal Obsession sponsored, “Music as a Weapon” tour to Australia and New Zealand this month. The metal icons will be ably supported by Trivium, As I Lay Dying and Melbourne post-hardcore favourites Forgiven Rival. I caught up ..
15-Apr-2011
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FREEZA
Five regional bands will battle it out tonight at the Freeza music event at McGillivray Hall at B.R.I.T tonight from 6pm. Here’s a snapshot of each band... LOWPOINT: Lowpoint is Dylan Kinder (vocals), Steven Hammler (guitar), Jarrod Hocking (drums) and Jack Herbert (bass). Self des..
08-Apr-2011
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MOOVIN UP
Groovin The Moo could have an even bigger local representation next year, promoter Steve Halpin said earlier this week. Speaking to the Bendigo Weekly on Thursday at the venue for GTM, Bendigo Showgrounds, Mr Halpin said increasing the number of local bands from four, was a possibility. &ldq..
08-Apr-2011
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The Holidays
The Holidays love perpetual motion. Like any force of nature, their strength has come from forward momentum. So for the indie pop quartet from Sydney to be locked down in album production mode for 18 months, life was horribly stagnant. Yet strangely creative. “We’re not the kind ..
08-Apr-2011
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Master of None
Jake Schatz Local rock maestros Master Of None are gearing up for the launch of their first single ,The Living, tonight at The Golden Vine Hotel. The five piece is busily preparing the release of their debut EP Caught Behind and are excited to be playing the single launch here in Bendigo. ..
08-Apr-2011
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