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Saturday
Mar072015

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY MARCH 8 - 5.00PM TO 6.30PM

Antoinette Halloran as Cio-Cio-SanOpera Australia celebrated the 150th performance of its current production of “Madama Butterfly” last week. In DRESS CIRCLE this week, Antoinette Halloran (pictured), who played Cio-Cio-San in that performance, shares some details of the performance with Bill Stephens.

 

 

 

Bill also talks to actor/playwright, Laura Jackson about her play “Handle It”, and Free Rain supremo, Anne Somes shares some insights into Free Rain’s forthcoming production of “Mary Poppins”.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Hec Millan, Joan Richards, Phil Perman and Marie Jensen feature in excerpts from the Company of Friends cabaret, “Thanks for the Memory”.  As well, Blue the Shearer has a poem about “The State of Flux”, and Isobel Griffin presents “Arts Diary”.

90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news focussed on 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. It is repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Friday
Mar062015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! - 8 - 10 PM 6 MARCH 2015

THE JULIEN WILSON TRIO (rpt)

This week we showcase the Julien Wilson Trio, recorded live at the God's Café in November 2007  with mostly original tunes in an unusual combination (no bass, no drums). Julien Wilson leads on tenor sax with Steven Grant (accordion) and Geoff Hughes (guitar) replacing usual guitarist Steve Magnusson on this occasion. A superb evening of jazz to accompany your Friday night wine and canapés. Recorded and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

Photo courtesy Eric Pozza, canberrajazz.net. See canberrajazz.net for a review of this concert.

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

Friday
Feb272015

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY 1ST MARCH - 5.00PM TO 6.30PM

Angelique Kidjo with Grammy AwardIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, Angelique Kidjo(Pictured), direct from receiving her Grammy Award, talks to Bill Stephens about her award winning album “Eve” and about her forthcoming Australian tour.  Canberra Critic Circle Award winning director, Jim McMullin discusses his forthcoming production of “Evita” which he is directing for the Canberra Philharmonic Society, and CAT Award-winning actress, Liz Bradley, discusses the play “Tuesdays with Morrie” which she is directing for the Queanbeyan Council and soon to be seen in the Q in Queanbeyan.

Michelle Potter will present the March edition of “Michelle Potter on Dancing”, Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary” and Blue the Shearer has a hang-up about the word “Absolutely”.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Tim Page will conclude his program of excerpts from his cabaret “The Bard on Broadway” in which, together with Peter J. Casey, he explores the Broadway musicals based on the works of Will Shakespeare.

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. It is repeated on Tuesday evenings from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Thursday
Feb262015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 8-10 PM 27 Feb 2015

AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ NIGHT!  CLEON'S THREE AT SMITHS

Cleon's three are Cleon Barraclough (piano), Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar (e-Bass) and Sacha K (drums). We were lucky enough to record their recent gig at Smiths They were joined for a final jam by Sinuhé Pacheco/Ross (congas).  Check out the gig review.

Recorded by Eric Pozza (canberrajazz.net).  Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM. 

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

Pic courtesy Eric Pozza.

Sunday
Feb222015

INAUGURAL GARDEN CONCERT SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Local band Back to Basics - Jan Raff, David Raff and Russell Wombey - performed to great acclaim at our first garden picnic concert on Sunday 22 February.

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