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FINALLY FRIDAY: Fanning’s city show

By MICHELLE HERBISON AUSTRALIAN rock royalty Bernard Fanning will play Geelong’s Costa Hall on 10 August, the former Powderfinger front-man has announced. Following the release of...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Our opera royalty

By MICHELLE HERBISON SOPRANO Donna King owes her opera career to renowned Geelong singing teacher Marcelle Cortous Grose-Menzel. The 41-year-old from a “completely non-musical family” wanted...

Art wizard shows Hollywood how to get real with Oz

By NOEL MURPHY DISNEY’S latest retelling of The Wizard of Oz might be a provocative prequel but artist Robert Ingpen’s take on the classic is...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Run for the covers

By MICHELLE HERBISON A PLAN to include a cover song in Mark Seymour’s next original album resulted in a whole CD covering some of his...

Breaker to roll in over coast stage

By MICHELLE HERBISON BREAKER Morant is “just as relevant today” as when Kenneth Ross wrote his famous play about the Australian’s tragic fate in the...

Thom raw for festival

By CHERIE DONNELLAN SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Sandi Thom confesses that creating fourth album Flesh and Blood drew out the sound she had "been searching for”. “It’s where...

FINALLY FRIDAY: Sisters bring hotel harmonies

By MICHELLE HERBISON THE exquisite blending of three sisters’ voices that shot the McClymont sisters to fame six years ago will highlight the trio’s next...

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...

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Police nab alleged speeder

A P-plater will face court early next year after he was alleged caught driving at more than 70 kilometres per hour over the speed...