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Monday
Sep012014

Incorrect report on Air News Canberra regarding ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr

This morning's Air News Canberra incorrectly reported that the ACT's Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr had been killed in a bus accident in Bolivia.

The item, provided by an external Melbourne-based news service, should have said that the victim was Kurt Steel, a media adviser to Mr Barr.  The news service has been advised of the error.

ArtSound apologises to the family of Mr Steel, and to Mr Barr, for any distress caused by its service provider's mistake. 

Richard Scherer
President
ArtSoundFM 

Friday
Aug292014

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY 31ST AUGUST - 5.00PM TO 7.30PM

Queenie van de ZandtIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, Queenie van de Zandt (Pictured) talks about her new CD “Queenie Van de Zandt live in Cabaret”. Matty Ellis gives some background to The Ellis Collective’s brand new CD “Carry”, which will be launched at the Street Theatre next week. Playwright/Director, Michael Gow, discusses his production of The Magic Flute”, which is coming to The Canberra Theatre next week.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, saxophonist, Harold Luebke, joins jazz pianist extraordinaire, Julian Lee and double bassist, Craig Scott, in excerpts from their concert at The School of Arts Café.

Len Power will review Bell Shakespeare’s “The Dream”, Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary” and Blue the Shearer will ruminate on the church barbecue.

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 FM92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm, repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm, and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Friday
Aug292014

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 8PM 29 AUGUST 2014

In this historical recording from the Top of the Cross at the Canberra Southern Cross Club (2001) we present Bob Barnard (trumpet/cornet), the late Len Barnard (drums), the late Chris Taperell (piano), Ben Jones (sax), David... (guitar), Ed Wilson (trombone), Darcy Wright(bass) and Canberra's Michael McQuaid (clarinet).

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Monday
Aug252014

COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANT

Artsound FM has received a $2000 community support grant from the Canberra Southern Cross Club, a long time supporter of the station. ArtSound General Manager Chris Deacon OAM, received a cheque yesterday on behalf of the station from the Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, at a function held to recognize around 75 community groups receiving support from the club.

"This will assist us in developing stronger linkages with young people in Canberra schools interested in familiarizing themselves with the more advanced aspects of the music industry, through training run by ArtSound FM.

"ArtSound values the ongoing support of the Canberra Southern Cross Club, and thanks those involved in administering the community support grant applications", Chris said today.

Sunday
Aug242014

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY AUGUST 24 - 5.00PM UNTIL 6.30PM

Helpmann Award nominee Marty Rhone (pictured) talks about his role as The Kralahome in Opera Australia’s production of “The King and I”. Theatre critic and arts journalist, Bryce Hallett tells how he came to write the concert drama “Rolling Thunder Vietnam”, coming to the Canberra Theatre next month. Writer/actor, Mary Anne Butler discusses her play, “Highway of Lost Hearts”, soon to be seen at the Street Theatre.

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