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This week in “DRESS CIRCLE”, former Canberra guitarist, now resident in Paris, Alex Stuart (pictured)Alex Stuart, discusses his forthcoming concert at The Street Theatre.


Queanbeyan Players’ Director, Janetta McRae talks about her production of “The Sound of Music” which opens in the Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, and Musical Director and composer, Max Lambert, gives insights into his musical, “Miracle City”, currently running at The Hayes Theatre.


In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Sydney Cabaret Convention winner, Lena Cruz performs excerpts from her cabaret “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” which contains possibly the longest the longest finale medley ever written.


Len Power reviews QL2 Dance’s “For the Win”, Blue the Shearer ruminates on “Role Models” and Isobel Griffin presents “Arts Diary”.


90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news about the performing arts in Canberra and beyond, “Dress Circle” is produced and presented by Bill Stephens and broadcast by Artsound FM 92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm, repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at


FROM WWOZ-FM NEW ORLEANS, this is New Orleans Calling - 4PM SAT 25 Oct 2014

New Orleans is an old and beautiful city, and if you believe the stories, it's a little spooky, too. On this week's New Orleans Calling we take a look at some voodoo kings and queens, a Cajun werewolf, something called a Skeleton Bug, and the story of St James Infirmary... just in time for Halloween.

Host: George Ingmire.


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 24 October 2014

The Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective

Join us for this concert recorded at the Gods in 2010 with Sandy Evans (tenor and soprano saxes), Alex Silver (trombone), Jess Green (guitar), Monique Lysiak (piano), Zoe Hauptmann (bass) and Ali Foster (drums). Stephanie Badman (alto sax) sat in for one tune.

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM. 

FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.



The ArtSound Radiothon MARATHON

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2 Presenters...

36 Hours...

1 Continuous Broadcast…

It’s the ArtSound Radiothon Marathon!

From midday, Tuesday 18th to midnight Wednesday 19th of November, ArtSound presenters Clinton White and Nick Baldwin will be riding the airwaves non-stop for 36 hours. The two of them have been in training to bring you a day and a half of music, interviews, special guests, outside broadcasts, quizzes, themed hours and SO MUCH MORE. Tune in and support ArtSound during their biggest fundraiser of the year. You can even be part of the fun, with a special rewards package for Marathon donators (Details Below).

 Will they make it? What will happen? Is there enough coffee in Canberra to keep them alive? Show your support for your favourite radio station, and be part of the ArtSound Radiothon MARATHON!

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Want to join in the fun and help support ArtSound? Make a Special Marathon Donation* and be part of ArtSound History!

Special Marathon Donations:

$36 - $1 an Hour

  • Reward: A Broadcast thank you, and 1 song request.
  • Unlimited donors

$72 - $2 an Hour

  • Reward: Signed copy of our Radiothon Poster with messages from Clinton and Nick, plus  3 song requests back to back
  • Unlimited donors.

$108 - $3 an Hour

  • Reward: Naming rights for half an hour - pick the theme
  • Session Recorded and provided
  • Limit of 20 donors

$144 - $4 an Hour

  • Reward: We name the hour after you, and you pick the theme.
  • Session Recorded and provided
  • Limit of 10 donors

$180 - $5 an Hour

  • Reward: We name the hour after you, you can request your favourite Album (within community guidelines) for us to play in its entirety and comment on (*during our night hours).
  • OR Come in and co-host for an hour, session recorded and CD provided.
  • Limit of 5 donors

$216 - $6 an Hour

  • As above ($180) PLUS Join us in the studio for a meal during the Radiothon (Tuesday Dinner, Wednesday Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner). ArtSound's shout.
  • Limit of 4 donors

* Marathon donations are separate from membership subscriptions.

Call our office on (02) 6295 7444 or email if you want to be part of this event.



President of The Canberra Repertory Society, Sam Hannan-Morrow, reveals its program for 2015. Tour organiser, Maria Veshkina, takes us behind the scenes of the Russian Dance spectacular, “Kostroma”, which is coming to the Canberra Theatre next week and actors, Andrea Close, David Bennet and Jim Adamik talk about their roles in the searing drama, “August: Osage County”, currently being staged in the Courtyard studio by Free Rain Theatre.

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