Going Out

Josh Pyke calls it quits – for now

Aussie singer/songwriter Josh Pyke is a talented wordsmith. After spending more than a decade putting that skill to use creating gorgeously-poetic folk pop tunes, Josh...

New play is a must see

Prepare for a ‘Puberty Blues’ style tale with a Lady Gaga twist when ‘Daisy Moon Was Born This Way’ comes to The Joan. This brand...

Ashley will be Spectacular

Before this year, St Marys Senior High School student Ashley Dawes hadn’t heard of the Schools Spectacular. But come November, the 17-year-old Penrith local will...

Fall under Peter’s spell at the Band Club

There’s something highly amusing about watching a person pretend to be a chicken while under a hypnotic spell. And when it comes to the hilarious...

Opera comes to life at The Joan

After launching last year, local opera company Western Sydney Opera has gone from strength to strength. The talented performers will continue that success this Saturday...

Music For Life returns for 7th year

When Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008, she was told she had 18 months to live. She refused to listen. Almost a...

Songs that made her

As one of Australia’s most loved country stars there’s few women who know country music quite like Melinda Schneider. It was no surprise then when...

Modern twist on classic play

Acclaimed national theatre company Bell Shakespeare is returning to The Joan and this time they’re turning ‘The Merchant of Venice’ on its head. One of...

Grug comes to life on stage

As several generations of kids know it’s hard not to fall in love with the cute little Aussie hero Grug. These school holidays local audiences...

Jackson’s music lives on

We may have lost the King of Pop, but his legacy lives on through tribute artists like William Hall. The world class performer is known...

Take a trip back in time to a musical wonderland

Way before iTunes, ARIA charts and summer music festivals two friends would get together for pop-up concerts. Those friends were freelance composer Mozart and orchestra...

30 years of hits: Diesel’s back on the road

In 1987 a young Mark Lizotte – aka Diesel – stepped off the bus in Sydney after a three day trip across the country. As...

St Marys springs to life this weekend

Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than to take part in the St Marys Spring Festival this weekend. This Saturday, September 2...

Penrith Show promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2017

Now in its 174th year, the Penrith District Show is promising to be a weekend to remember for the whole family. Held at Penrith Paceway,...

Akmal throws political correctness out the window

With today’s political climate it’s not easy to make light of controversial topics like religion and terrorism. But Akmal Saleh does just that in...

Powerful story on stage

It’s one of history’s most iconic diaries and now Anne Frank’s experiences during World War II are set to come to life on the...

Crazy over Crawl

It seems that audiences just can’t get enough of Australian Crawl. After putting together the All Crawl show in 2014, the band’s iconic frontman and...

Serial funsters back at The Joan

It’s that time of year again folks. The hilarious satirical minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott – aka The Wharf Revue...

Tales from behind the mic

Have you heard the one about Possum Man? Eric the Breastfeeder? The Guinea Pig Chef? These are just a handful of the hilariously bizarre tales...

Just like the real thing

Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night’ is one of the most iconic live albums of all time. This year the classic release – which was recorded...