Author: Matthew Wotherspoon

An outbreak of Bluegrass in West End

Get ready for a night of upbeat melodies and intoxicating rhythms, when The West End Sessions returns next month with bluegrass favourites The Company, and folk rockers Tin Star. Hosted by the West End Uniting Church, The West End Sessions is renowned for its impressive year-to-year line-up of local and international touring musicians and sonic display of world music styles. Previous acts who have graced the historical stage of the United Church include The Verandah Chix, Kristy Apps, Chanel Lucas and The Barleyshakes, just to name a few. This is a family friendly, alcohol-free event and dinner will be provided in exchange...

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Little play season back for another year in South-East QLD

The Brisbane Powerhouse and the Arts Centre Gold Coast will play host to this year’s Queensland Short+Sweet Festival, running from the 19th of July to the 3rd of September. The 9th Short+Sweet festival will showcase a number of successful 10-minute contemporary and classic works, from celebrated theatre to passionate song and dance pieces. Originally a small festival in Sydney which featured short 10-minute plays, Short+Sweet is now a global phenomenon, and a cornerstone for budding artists wishing to break into the national and global performance circuit. This year’s festival will open with the full-length version of Boys Taste Better With...

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Lights! Camera! Laugh! New Yorker brings global tour to Toowong

Joseph Rasmus is no stranger to the spotlight. The award-winning US playwright, actor, writer and comedian is best known for his regular display of stand-up and improv at New York Comedy Clubs and the acclaimed musical, The Bipartisan. Now, having relocated from New York to Brisbane in early 2017, Rasmus is in pursuit of conquering the world stage with his new global comedy tour, Two Steps From Fame. This August, the people of Brisbane will have the opportunity to witness Rasmus’s ‘dead-pan style, observational humour’ up-close and personal for the first live recording of Two Steps From Fame, as he takes the stage at the Archway Bar...

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Queensland to come alive this July with state-wide music festival

An eclectic showcase of musical talent will span the state from this Friday, as part of the 2017 Queensland Music Festival that is set to engage audiences with vibrant song and storytelling. Running from 7 to 30 July, the QMF (Queensland Music Festival) will see over 100 performances in 45 Queensland towns and cities from nationally renowned acts such as ARIA Award-winning alternative rocker Dan Sultan to comedian Colin Lane, who will appear in the new musical Joh for PM – a satirical account of the life of ex-premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson. Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan has announced her first program as Artistic Director,...

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