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The music of legendary songstress Kate Bush will mesmerise Brisbane Powerhouse audiences as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival next month. “In The Warm Room: The Music of Kate Bush 1978-1980” will premiere on Friday June 9 at the festival, and it’s a new stage show from production company Electric Moon, the talent behind previous …

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Anja Nissen, the Australian singer competing for Denmark in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has secured a spot in the finals. The Sydney-born 21-year-old is representing her parent’s home country and sang her song “Where I Am” in Eurovision’s second semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Friday morning, Australian time. Anja won The Voice Australia 2014 …

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Anja Nissen, the Australian singer competing for Denmark in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has secured a spot in the finals. The Sydney-born 21-year-old is representing her parent’s home country and sang her song “Where I Am” in Eurovision’s second semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Friday morning, Australian time. Anja won The Voice Australia 2014 …

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Are you seeking a soulmate, looking for a job, happily unemployed, a little bit screwed up or just love having a good time? In other words, are you a fully qualified human? You’ll want to make friends with the lovable, foul-mouthed puppet residents of Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, who are back in town at …

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Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace has made it through to the finals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The 17-year-old X-Factor Australia winner performed his song “Don’t Come Easy” at the competition’s first semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Wednesday morning (AEST) and won one of ten qualifying spots for Sunday’s final. Isaiah told SBS: “Eurovision has been …

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Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace has made it through to the finals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The 17-year-old X-Factor Australia winner performed his song “Don’t Come Easy” at the competition’s first semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Wednesday morning (AEST) and won one of ten qualifying spots for Sunday’s final. Isaiah told SBS: “Eurovision has been …

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Hannah Gadsby Press Photo

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Barry Award for her critically acclaimed stand-up show Nanette. The gong is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s highest honour, recognising the year’s most outstanding show, and the Tasmanian-born performer beat five other nominees to the prize. In her acceptance speech Hannah said without the festival …

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What do you get when you mix Cirque du Soleil with RuPaul’s Drag Race? The boys from the Briefs Factory! The creative collective started in Brisbane but they’ve glitter-bombed the globe with their iconic and hilarious brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. The Briefs boys haven’t performed at Brisbane Powerhouse since their sell-out performances …

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Russia won’t participate in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in May, after host country Ukraine banned its entrant from entering the country. Russian singer Julia Samoylova (pictured) was banned from entering because according to Ukrainian law she illegally entered and performed in Crimea, an area occupied by Russia in 2014 but still internationally recognised as …

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Playwright Michael Gow’s “Once In Royal David’s City”, a life-affirming story about family, loss, purpose, politics, and art, is coming to Brisbane for the very first time. In the play, theatre director Will is planning to share a restful Christmas season in northern New South Wales with his recently-widowed mother. But she falls ill, and …

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