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Radical Women of Latin American Art 1960-1985 – Sam Simmons

The title of Sam Simmons’ newest show, Radical Women of Latin American Art 1960-1985, is just as subversive as the comedian himself. Simmons does mention the art exhibition that he visited with his wife in Los Angeles, but it’s only a fraction of what the show is actually about....

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All Talk – Celia Pacquola

Well known as a writer and regular performer on the small screen, not all of Celia Pacquola’s fans are aware that her roots lie firmly in standup. Indeed, she’s a little worried that her new show, All Talk, may upset people’s expectations of “that nice girl from the ABC talking about Tasmania and infrastructure”....

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Bread and Circuses – Stephen K Amos

A lot has changed since the rulers of the Roman Empire decided that gladiator fights to the death were the best way to distract the public from the chaos of politics. A veteran of the comedy circuit, Stephen K Amos is acutely aware of the constantly evolving political landscape. Bread and Circuses is his modern-day entertainment equivalent of Roman blood sports....

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Wilegal – Wil Anderson

In June 2017, comedian Wil Anderson was arrested as his plane touched down in the regional city of Wagga Wagga. He was alleged to have ‘behaved disruptively’ during the flight, prompting the Qantas crew to notify the police, although it was unclear what he had done to provoke such a reaction. Wilegal, running from 28 March to 22 April at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), is the untold story of exactly what happened on that infamous flight....

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JR Reyne in “The Secret Daughter”

Channel Seven will premiere its new drama, The Secret Daughter, tonight and a Fitzroy local will have a starring role. The show centres on Billie Carter, a part-time country pub singer played by Jessica Mauboy, whose life changes forever after a chance meeting with wealthy city hotelier Jack Norton, performed by acting legend Colin Friels....

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Melbourne Fringe: Castles

'Castles‘ is one of those performances that defies reviews. A cross-artform conundrum that incorporates song, dance, theatre and visual art, ‘Castles’ refuses to fit into any one category. Even its content is difficult to define. Trying to describe what this show is actually about is almost impossible. Its power lies in the overall experience....

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Melbourne documentary film festival

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne proudly lays claim to the title of culture capital of Australia and when you look at the city’s calendar of events, it’s easy to understand why. Whether it’s film, music, arts or design, there’s always a festival going on. As if we weren’t already struggling to fit it all in, there’s now another to add to the diary, with the inaugural Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (9-11 July) delivering a diverse and challenging program of independent films from at home and around the globe....

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