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Sunday
Jan252015

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY-5.00PM TO 630PM

Gill HicksIn DRESS CIRCLE this week Birmingham Stage Company founder, Neal Foster, who’ll be at the Canberra Theatre in the cast of “Barmy Britain”, tells how the famous Horrible Histories series came about.  Jill Hicks (pictured), a finalist for the 2015 Australian of the Year, shares details of her experience as a survivor of the London terrorist bombing, and we pay tribute to Canberra theatrical legend, Hec McMillan, who passed away during the week.  

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Hazel Phillips concludes her story of “Marilyn and Me”.

As well, Len Power will review the movie version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, Blue the Shearer wonders why “Parliament is not sitting”, and Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary”.

Ninety 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 nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Friday
Jan232015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! - 8 - 10 PM 23 JAN 2015

Raf Jerjen is a bass player of international repute who is well known to FNL listeners, having contributed in various settings to the program over the years. He joined colleagues Paul DalBroi (piano), Mark Sutton (drums), John Mackey and Niels Rosendahl (saxes) in this session we recorded at the Gods Cafe ANU in 2009.

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Thursday
Jan222015

New Orleans Calling - 4PM Sat 24 Jan 2015

This week on NEW ORLEANS CALLING we're looking back at that essential Crescent City character — the piano player. And on on the way we're running into some real characters — the Doctor, the Professor, a creole composer, a child prodigy, the son of a New Orleans District Attorney, and a real soul sister... New Orleans life is different. Tune in, and live it.

Hosted by George Ingmire.

Wednesday
Jan212015

VALE SYLVIE STERN

Sad to hear on Wednesday of the death of broadcaster, writer, photographer and arts activist Sylvie Stern.

A former singer and nightclub owner, Sylvie was a long-time member and arts broadcaster at community station 2XX, and served as a member of its board. 

She was a warm, engaging and passionate member of Canberra's arts scene and will be sorely missed.

 - Richard Scherer

Friday
Jan162015

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY 18 JANUARY - 5.00PM TO 6.30PM

Noeline Brown talks to Bill Stephens about her role as Maggie in the forthcoming production of “Mother and Son” soon to be seen at the Canberra Theatre. “Mary Poppins” director Stephen Collyer shares his experiences as Resident Director of the Sam Mendes production of “Cabaret”.

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