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January, 2020

 

LES MISÉRABLES IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 27

For a strictly limited season, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular sell-out staged concert version of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables – The Staged Concert will be shown in cinemas across Australia from February 27 from the Gielgud Theatre in London. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals – and now Les Misérables – The Staged Concert is the must-see event for all fans of musical theatre and live event cinema. Tickets are on sale now. Leading an outstanding cast and orchestra of over 65 are Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie HopeRead More


92nd annual Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-nine films were submitted in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The films, listed inRead More


Citi Taste of Tennis 2020

A fantastic evening was had in Melbourne with the Citi Taste of Tennis Exclusive at The Plaza Ballroom. The celebration welcomed ex tennis star Pat Cash and soon-to-retire American star Venus Williams along with Plaza Ballroom Executive Chef David Ricardo as the event’s headliners, and included a raffle benefiting World Central Kitchen. A few highlights: Grand Slam Cuisine: Tennis all-stars Pat Cash and Venus Williams turned up the heat with Plaza Ballroom Executive Chef David Ricardo with an onstage cook-off. Servin’ It Up Citi-Style: Pro tennis players including Mike & Bob Bryan, Borna Coric, Matteo Berrettini, Ajla Tomljanovic, Gaël Monfils, Elena Svitolina, and more sampled incredible cuisine including YarraRead More


Single Release: Rackett – Oxytoxic

Returning vivacious and energetic as ever, RACKETT brings us a hectic single to kick off a new year of music in ‘OXYTOXIC’. Unveiling new pop-driven and experimental sounds last year with ‘Machinations’ and exploring new territory in the live arena in Australia and Japan, RACKETT continues to flourish with ‘Oxytoxic’ – a song focused on desire. Incorporating trap and dance influences on her latest, RACKETT goes large in the positioning and delivery of lyrics that are equal parts intoxicating and enticing. “Got your kiss, named our kids now, all ofRead More


26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Nominations for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced recently, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” dominating nods on the film front. “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel” with Rachel Brosnanhan led the pack among TV shows. “Superstore” star America Ferrera and “Black Panther” actress Danai Gurira were on hand Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles to announce nominees for the SAG Awards, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists’ annual celebration of theRead More


So Pop 2020

Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are stoked to confirm that So Pop will return to Australia and New Zealand in April and May 2020! The ultimate pop experience will hit Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before crossing the ditch to Auckland and Christchurch, delivering each city an unforgettable night of 00s nostalgia. So Pop’s 2019 debut was a runaway success, with Aqua, Vengaboys, Blue, B*Witched and more delivering hours of the biggest party tunes fans across our fine countries — watch the wrap-up video here. Making their hiatus debut and leading the charge for So Pop 2020 are The Pussycat Dolls alongRead More


Film Review: Bombshell

Director:   Jay Roach Cast:   Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell, Allison Janney, Alanna Ubach, Mark Moses. Rating:     M Running Time:     108 Australian Distributor:     Studio Canal   The odious working conditions for female on-air talent at Fox News and the first high-profile sparks of resistance – which led to the ousting of Fox chief and network creator Roger Ailes and some of the first stirrings of the #MeToo movement – is the subject of Bombshell. TheRead More


Upcoming Film Releases – Studio Canal

The latest schedule of Studio Canal film releases in Australia is as follows: 16 January 2020  –  Bombshell 19 March 2020  –  I Still Believe 16 April 2020  –  The Secret Garden 23 April 2020  –  Misbehaviour 1 June 2020  –  Radioactive 30 July 2020  –  Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar  


Zoo Twilights 2020

Melbourne Zoo has announced that its annual summer concert series, Zoo Twilights, will return from 24 January to 7 March 2020, with landmark composer and universally adored singer-songwriter, Randy Newman the first artist to be revealed for the 2020 program. Winner of seven Grammys, three Emmys and two Academy awards, Newman has lent his unmistakable voice to some of the most loved screen classics of the past half-century. An Evening With Randy Newman will see the celebrated artist perform from a repertoire that includes music from the Toy Story series, A Bug’s Life and MonstersRead More


SOFITEL LA spreads the love for VALENTINE’S DAY

This Valentine’s Day, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering romantic and luxurious options for all to enjoy, from couples looking to spend time together to singles and ‘Galentines’ looking to treat themselves. From dining to beauty experiences to aphrodisiac libations, the French chic hotel is sure to make you fall in love this Valentine’s Day: Romantic Room Package From Wednesday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 23, couples can book the Magnifique Romance Package, which includes a delicious daily breakfast, a bottle of champagne and a romantic surprise gift. Visit https://www.sofitel-los-angeles.com/offers/magnifique-romance/ and use the promotional code “ROMSOF”Read More