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FINALLY FRIDAY: Our Manfred’s making Merry

By MICHELLE HERBISON A QUICK scan of the audience while taking bows at a recent Melbourne opera show delighted singer and school music director Manfred...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Joe’s travelling Van

By CHERIE DONNELLAN SINGER Joe Creighton might have created a Van Morrison tribute show but the Irish-born Melbournian said he has no interest in meeting...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Guitarist hits The Wall

ABOUT once every two years virtuoso guitarist Bruce Mathiske allows himself to listen to his favourite album of all time, Pink Floyd’s The Wall. He...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Touring Evermore

LOSING a camera to a thief in South America was just another unexpected experience for Evermore singer-guitarist Jon Hume as he travelled the world...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Jane blows in for show

CLASSICAL flautist Jane Rutter wants to show kids that classical music “doesn’t have to be boring”. The world-renowned musician combines poetry and theatrical elements...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Mornings for Love

THERE'S no audience like an Aussie audience, in singer and dancing star Jackie Love’s mind. The internationally-successful Australian told the Independent she was looking forward...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Back to GPAC

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed stage-show Ganesh versus the Third Reich is coming home to Geelong after a string of successful shows across three continents. Local company Back...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Country duo set to rock Corio

AS TROY Kemp grew older he switched to singing with an acoustic guitar after years of playing head-banging music on an electric instrument. Before long,...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Brough breaks

Geelong singer-songwriter Imogen Brough thinks she has Enya’s ethereal music “built in” because her parents played it so much when she was young. It’s...

FINALLY FRIDAY: For Pete’s sake

“Cool, warm and surfie” is how Australian acoustic rocker Peter Murray describes his re-recorded Blue Sky Blue album, The Byron Sessions. “By surfie, I...

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PM’s $2 billion Geelong fast train pledge

Prime Minister Scott Morrison dodged protesters on Friday morning at Geelong Railway Station on his way to announce $2 billion for fast rail to...