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A birthday gift for jazz club
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A birthday gift for jazz club

5 March 2020

Ron Banks can’t find enough superlatives to describe Ali Bodycoat and Libby Hammer’s show for the Ellington Jazz Club’s 11th birthday.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
(L to R) Natalie de Rozario, Diana Pekic, Keely Baker, Bronwyn McDougall and the audience volunteer Josie Mower. 5 women dressed in period costume Seriously remarkable women
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Seriously remarkable women

20 January 2020

Ron Banks discovers there is not much to laugh about in the grim stories of how women have overcome patriarchy in Western culture.

Reading time • 4 minutesCabaret
Reading time • 3 minutesMusic
Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
Reading time • 3 minutesMusic
Libby Hammer Quartet, Downstairs at the Maj. Photo Rosalind Appleby Jazz rains supreme
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Jazz rains supreme

5 July 2019

Review: West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival ⋅
His Majesty’s Theatre and surrounding venues, July 4-6 ⋅
Review by Ron Banks ⋅

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 4 minutesMusical Theatre
Reading time • 3 minutesPerth Festival
The Queen of the Night (Christina Poulitsi) and Pamina (Iwona Sobotka). Photo: Toni Wilkinson, Huge projection of a spider, towering over a tiny person as blood drips down the walls. Opera at its most transformative
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Opera at its most transformative

21 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Komische Oper Berlin, Barry Kosky & 1927, ‘Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ ·
His Majesty’s Theatre February 20 ·
Review by Ron Banks ·

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio