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Mark’s all shook up over Elvis

By JENA MARINO Performing in Memphis was “something special” for Elvis impersonator Mark Anthony. But he’s still excited about coming to Geelong for the first time. “I...

Stones on a roll with new songs

Brother-and-sister duo Angus and Julia Stone have extended their 2015 Australian tour to Geelong. The Australian pair will appear at Costa Hall on 26 February...

Young musos string together show

Four young Geelong musicians will perform in a chamber music concert in the city centre on Sunday. Organisers said the four would join three other...

Singh rides on

By JENA MARINO For the first time in 15 years, the original line-up of hit Aussie band Taxiride is back with shows already booked. Frontman Jason...

Cirque work hits the zone

By NOEL MURPHY THE BIG TOP is the perfect way to describe Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian-based outfit that’s rewritten the rules on circus shows...

Strictly having a dancing ball

By JENA MARINO GEELONG’S Sophia Katos returns to her home state as the all-time classic Australian film and stage show, Strictly Ballroom, opens in Melbourne. Katos...

Leigh Sleightholme: Just one of the boys in the band

HE’S one of Geelong’s most talented sons, a star of stage and screen, a first-order acrobat and tumbler, and pretty handy with a whip...

Don’t Miss this Saigon show

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN SOME seminal moments in history live on in the public memory, and the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War was...

Phil Manning back with his Chain gang

By NOEL MURPHY FEW Aussie musicians have been able to eke out a rock music career like blues legend Phil Manning. The evergreen guitarist, who’s been...

Echo of ‘80s in Gateway show

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN FROM Funkytown to G-town, Pseudo Echo will bring its pioneering '80s electro-pop to Geelong this weekend. Ever since Brian Canham and his...

Bluestone lines up NYE

By NOEL MURPHY TWELVE-bars, boogies , acoustic and hard-grinding electric rock are about to descend en masse on Geelong’s Sleepy Hollow Blues Club fans. The club,...

Pierce twins to folk up on Surf Coast

INDIE-FOLK duo the Pierce Brothers will bring its acoustic music to Torquay after an international tour. Didgeridoos, foot-stomping percussion, well-worn guitars, blues harps and enthusiasm...

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Schools impress at Wakakirri

Two Geelong schools have shined at the recent state finals of Australia’s biggest performing arts event for schools. Geelong College and Geelong Lutheran College took...