Going Out

The Joan has something for all

        If you thought last year’s concert season at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre was one of the best...

Dancing up a storm for Penrith Community Kitchen

There’ll be costumes and hairspray and lots of excitement when six western Sydney dance schools come together later this month. But unlike most dance events...

Exposing their huge talent

Warning: This article may contain traces of nuts… When it comes to Australia, we’ve had some pretty good things originate from our shores. From Vegemite, Kath...

Oh my Gord!

Country music star Gord Bamford may have a hugely successful career in Canada, but in his birth country of Australia he’s still relatively unknown. The...

Dance the night away with ABBA classics

Get your flares on and prepare for an ABBA-solutely amazing evening when ‘ABBA-solutely Fabulous!’ returns to western Sydney. Entertainer Rhonda Burchmore will once again join...

Ballet in the Blue Mountains

Melbourne City Ballet’s touring season of the well-known Spanish tragedy, ‘Carmen’, will grace the stage of the Blue Mountains Theatre this weekend. The evening will...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra coming to Penrith

Prepare for ‘A Little Night Music’ this winter when one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras takes to The Joan stage. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra...

Magical start to 2017

The girl with the golden hair, and a taste for porridge, is coming to the Emu Sports Club stage when Ruby Productions presents ‘Goldilocks’. The...

Kieran’s looking for laughs

Werrington Downs resident and comedian, Kieran Daughton, will be taking to the stage in this year's Sydney Fringe Comedy program. Having been a comedian for...

Wild World of Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens is responsible for some of the most beautiful melodies in music history. This April, entertainer Darren Coggan will celebrate 50 years of this...

Have a New Jersey Night at The Joan

Take an exciting musical journey through the career of one of the biggest-selling groups of all-time, in this spectacular celebration of the music of...

Hundreds expected to attend school holiday workshops at Mamre Anglican School

For most schools things slow down during the January holidays, but not at Mamre Anglican School. More than 200 children and just as many robots...

Makings of a rock star

When we first met Jimmy Barnes in his early Cold Chisel days it was clear he had the makings of a rock star. But behind...

Contemporary take on a classic

Introduce the kids to CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s ‘The Wolf and Peter’ at The Joan this school holidays. After a sell-out tour of Ireland, the award-winning...

Bobby leaves it all on stage

When I spoke to Bobby Brown in January he was in the recording studio working on a new album and looking forward to his...

Playing for peace

As part of events for National Refugee Week, Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will be using his music to introduce audiences to the...

Making country music cool

Being compared to one of the world’s most popular singer-songwriters, Taylor Swift, would put a certain pressure on any young talent. But up and coming...

International flavour at the Joan

Take the chance to experience exotic music without having to leave your backyard when internationally acclaimed ensemble Rasa Duende bring their world music...

Luddenham Show back this weekend

Roll up ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again as the 114th Luddenham Show will be taking place this weekend –...

Play that’ll make you think

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. In 2004, aged 29, Daniel found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for God....