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Starry starry Knight

A chameleon of the Australian music scene, Grace Knight has carved a successful career both as a soloist and as the frontwoman of the Eurogliders. Almost 40 years after her ship arrived in the harbour, this amazing songstress is still going strong. WORDS Natalie Holmes

Festive fun for Dubbo in October

The Dream Festival is in full swing kicking off yesterday (Thursday, October 12) at the Church Street Rotunda with the launch event, “Pianos on the Pavement”, where local musicians tinkled the ivories and locals could find out a bit more for what’s going on. And there’s a lot. From October…

All-weather girls

Country crowds will turn out to see live performances in rain, hail or shine. That was the case for the Sunny Cowgirls who launched their latest album at a muddy Deni Ute Muster. Celeste Clabburn chatted to NATALIE HOLMES.

Power to women in music

Creative director and founder of all-Aussie group The 7 Sopranos, Tarita Botsman, is empowering women in music all over the world. “It’s acapella, seven women on stage, using the voices the way they do, it’s kind of astonishing,” she said. Since their inception in 2009, Tarita envisioned reaching a new…

Concert series a musical smorgasbord

Six concerts, a range of music new and familiar, performed by 15 visiting musicians in an intimate and friendly setting – Macquarie Conservatorium’s 2016 concert series brings some of Australia’s best artists and live music experiences to Dubbo. This year, local audiences can expect breathtaking virtuosity from two solo pianists,…

The sound of music in 2015

Another year of music-making and music-learning has whistled by, and a list of just some of our concerts and activities shows there’s never a dull month at Macquarie Conservatorium. January: It’s quiet; there’s no music coming from the teaching rooms, but we’re busy enrolling hundreds of students and fitting them…

hear see do etc 18.12.2015

hear Drag out the blue suede shoes and get ready to dive into a fiesta of fun in Parkes over the weekend of January 6-10 with a Fun in Acapulco party to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. Grab your maracas, put on a sombrero and enjoy five days of…

Salad Days

Fennel, beetroot and cauliflower salad with citrus dressing Ingredients: 1 fennel bulb, sliced 1/2 head broccoli, chopped into small florets 1 medium beetroot, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 sprig mint, chopped 1 handful pepitas Dressing Juice of 2 oranges 1/4 cup olive oil…

Mark Seymour: Just for the record

MARK SEYMOUR knows his way around a song like a sculptor knows clay, shaping words and emotions into melodies and chorus lines to find homes in the hearts, minds and memories of Aussies since the 1980s. By his own admission there is pure intent in every stroke of the pen…

Some ecstasy along with the agony

I was surprised to read recently that “agony aunts” originated in the 17th century and as such have existed for a smidgen more than 300 years. For those defining their family as dysfunctional and thinking a lamb roast dinner with miserable Aunty Beatrice every Sunday is the most torturous day…

In tune with the top brass

For the past seven years, Steve Smith has traversed Dubbo and the region, teaching brass and wind instruments to hundreds of school students, and conducting school bands. Steve has taught for Macquarie Conservatorium in public schools, including a weekly trip to Wellington Public School, and is also a familiar face…