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Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara have cancelled their Australian and New Zealand tour because of illness. Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin were to be headliners at the Sydney Mardi Gras Party this weekend, followed by shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and New Zealand. Tegan broke the news to fans on Facebook, saying …

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Music superstar Adele has welcomed her local drag doppelganger on stage at her first Australian concert in Perth. The British singer-songwriter kicked off her Australian tour on Tuesday night in front of a crowd of 65,000 at Perth’s Domain Stadium, breaking crowd size records for the venue. And in the early moments of the show …

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Australian-born singer Anja Nissen will represent Denmark in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Over the weekend, the singer competed in the finals of the competition the country uses to pick its Eurovision entrants, the Danish Melodi Grand Prix. Anja triumphed over nine other finalists with 64% of the vote. Anja will perform her song “Where …

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Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett has dragged up and performed at New York’s legendary Stonewall Inn for a charity benefit. Cate is currently starring on Broadway in New York with fellow Aussie Richard Roxburgh in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Present. It’s the first time an all-Aussie cast has performed a Broadway play. …

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Canadian music duo Tegan and Sara say they’ve been passionate about LGBTQ activism since the start of their careers. But the twin sisters took it to a whole new level last December with the launch of their Tegan and Sara Foundation, which will raise funds and awareness for other organisations working to improve gender and …

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Hundreds said goodbye to Queensland’s own Ruby Tuesday, pioneering rock chick Carol Lloyd, at her funeral service in Brisbane on Monday. The 68-year-old passed away last week after a lengthy battle with lung disease, surrounded by family and holding partner Annie’s hand. Family, friends, politicians and artists gathered at Brisbane’s St John’s Cathedral to pay …

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Music icon Sir Elton John will return to Australia with his band for two north Queensland concerts this September. On Tuesday it was announced he’ll play a concert in Mackay at BB Print Stadium on Friday, September 22 and in Cairns at Cazaly’s Stadium on Saturday, September 30, with two more Queensland shows expected to …

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Latin singer Ricky Martin has revealed that he met his hunky fiance, artist Jwan Yosef, on Instagram. “I’m scrolling and I see this beautiful piece of art and I’m like, ‘Whoa, how cool! Who’s this?’” Ricky told Andy Cohen on his radio show. “Then I start checking and all of a sudden I’m like, ‘Ooh, …

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has proclaimed Lady Gaga “the quintessential fifth member of this band” after their duet at the Grammys last weekend. “Her voice, her attitude, her outlook on everything is so awesome,” Lars told Rolling Stone magazine. “[The performance] was so effortless and organic and she just has the spirit of hard rock …

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Carol Lloyd, the voice of iconic 1970s Queensland band Railroad Gin and one of Australia’s first rock chicks, has died in a Brisbane hospital after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Lloyd had battled pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung, since 2013, and the 68-year-old passed away on Monday surrounded by family and holding …

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