Going Out

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...

Share a laugh with Dave

Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes made a name for himself by joking about being a single 20-something university dropout living on the dole. These days the father...

Justice Crew head to the Mountains

They’re the western Sydney hip hop group that walked away with the top prize in the 2010 season of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’. Since then Justice...

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...

Comedy duo keeping it fresh

Since meeting at Western Sydney University in the late 80s, David Collins and Shane Dundas have mimed and mimicked their way into Australia’s physical...

Silly laughs on offer this winter

Yulefest in the Blue Mountains brings with it many traditions. One such tradition involves three men, a stage and a whole lot of laughs. ‘The Goon...

Powerful theatre in Penrith

You probably recognise Deborah Mailman from her performances in ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’, ‘The Sapphires’ and ‘The Secret Life of Us’. But before she became the...

Thornton’s lost market finds new home in Emu Plains

The beloved artisan market that was axed in Penrith earlier this year is rising from the ashes with a new name and location. The Westies...

Still making us laugh

There may be plenty of opinionated voices on the comedy scene, but lovable Irish funny man Jimeoin isn’t one of them. “I don’t really have...

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...