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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...

Young stars to shine at GPAC

Audience members could feel a premonition coming on at GSODA Junior Players’ Broadway Here I Come this weekend. Geelong has long produced performers who have...

All ready to KISS and make-up

By NOEL MURPHY GUITAR-smashing, fire-breathing, blood-spitting and some pyrotechnics - get set for a wild night out when KISSTROYER brings its glam-rock brand of anarchy...

Josh Pyke brings Lone Wolf last leg to Geelong

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN THE END of an era can be scary but for the creative mind of singer-songwriter Josh Pyke it holds more promise...

Seasoned rock hero to return

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN Ross Wilson plays in seasons, just like an AFL footballer. It’s not because he plays the game, or because he’s a football...

GPAC tribute to Beatles anniversary

GEELONG will experience a flashback to the days of Beatlemania when the The Beatles 50th Celebration arrives in the city tonight. The world’s premier Beatles...

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Nurses scrub up nice

Butterflies, super heroes and Star Wars Stormtroopers adorn the scrubs of aged care workers in Grovedale thanks to nurse and mother-of-two Melissa Nielsen. The enrolled...