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Procession Soft Soft Loud An R&B ceremony
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An R&B ceremony

11 March 2019

Perth Festival review: Soft Soft Loud, Procession ⋅ Fremantle Arts Centre, March 2 ⋅ Review by Eduardo Cossio ⋅ Soft Soft Loud’s cross-genre contribution to the Perth Festival this…

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Silkroad Ensemble Conversations with spice
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Conversations with spice

5 March 2019

Perth Festival review: Silkroad Ensemble ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 3 ⋅ Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ⋅ Originally founded by classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silkroad…

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Jazzmeia Horn Photo Jacob Blickenstaff Jazz gymnastics
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Jazz gymnastics

2 March 2019

Perth Festival review: Jazzmeia Horn ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 1 ⋅ Reviewed by Ron Banks ⋅ Texas-born jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn has an extraordinary voice no doubt about…

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Some things leave you speechless
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Some things leave you speechless

2 March 2019

Perth Festival review: Cat Hope, Speechless ⋅ Sunset Heritage Precinct, February 28 ⋅ Review by Laura Biemmi ⋅ So often, words fail us. The tragedies of our time can…

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A poet with a feather in her hat reads as she stands by a mallee sapling Poetry a natural delight
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Poetry a natural delight

28 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Writer’s Weekend, Poetry ⋅ University of Western Australia, February 23-24 ⋅ Review by Elizabeth Lewis ⋅ Poetry punters often feel their events are pushed into small…

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Grandmother Por Por and Ting Ting in martial arts poses with a worried Celeste looking on Barking Gecko’s ghost buster
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Barking Gecko’s ghost buster

27 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Barking Gecko Theatre, A Ghost in my Suitcase ⋅ Heath Ledger Theatre, February 26 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ The supernatural children’s adventure A Ghost in…

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Two singers stand with arms outstretched while dancers move around them New parameters
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New parameters

22 February 2019

Perth Festival Review: The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why ⋅ Heath Ledger Theatre February 21 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ There are multiple things happening at once…

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Freddy Kempf. Photo by  Freddy Kempf Russian romance and jazz
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Russian romance and jazz

18 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Freddy Kempf ⋅ Government House Ballroom, February 17 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ The Perth Festival over its long history has enticed dozens of first-class…

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Cat Power. Photo Eliot Lee Hazel Blissed out minimalism
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Blissed out minimalism

17 February 2019

Perth Festival Review: Cat Power ⋅ Chevron Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, February 14 ⋅ Review by Varnya Bromilow ⋅ It was the kind of blessed Perth night when, on the…

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Sam Dundas is a compelling, humane Ned Kelly. Photo Toni Wilkinson A man with a beard, in a waistcoat, shirt and scarf, with a gun. The colours he wears are sombre. What did you say, Ned?
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What did you say, Ned?

17 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Lost and Found Opera, Ned Kelly ⋅ No.1 Mill, Jarrahdale, February 15 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ Ned Kelly as an opera succeeds on…

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