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93rd Annual Academy Awards

Major Changes for 2021 The Academy has ruled that streamed films will be eligible, and the sound categories have been merged. The Academy is grappling with shuttered movie theatres and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Films that were scheduled for theatrical release, that meet the other eligibility requirements and that are made available for Academy members to view on the organization’s members-only streaming service within 60 days of being made available on a publicly available streamer or VOD service, will be in the running. (This covers any and allRead More


Chicago to return to The Venetian Resort in September 2021

Due to popular demand, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time – Chicago – recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in 2021 for the fourth year in a row for a three-show limited engagement. The shows will be held on September 15, 17 and 18, 2021 at 8pm. Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era,” the legendary rock and roll band with horns,Read More


Jason Singh Australian Tour 2021

One of Australia’s best male vocalists, Jason Singh, has announced his first tour since 2019, performing the hits of his band, Taxiride, along with  his solo material and a selection of favourite classics throughout March and April, 2021. Bringing two sets of solid 90s nostalgia across twelve cities and towns in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, Jason Singh plays Taxiride (Hits, Bits & Beyond)   features the dynamic frontman leading a three-piece acoustic band. Bidding wars, exotic overseas studios and years of international touring established Taxiride as one of Australia’s biggest musicalRead More


MPavilion and Rooftop Cinema bring classic films to life

MPavillion joins forces with Rooftop Cinema to present  Topless Cinema. The film program runs from 11 February to 25 March, with a line-up that will inspire new ideas and open minds through a love of film and classics. All films kicks off at 8pm and drinks are available at the on-site bar.   The Love Witch (pictured below): 11th February Playing just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Love Witch tells a story of a (possibly murderous) witch who is searching for the perfect man. Simultaneously, she also keeps busy with love spells and romantic incantations that seem to workRead More


27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The nominations for the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced by Lily Collins (Golden Globe-nominated for “Emily in Paris”) and Daveed Diggs (“Snowpiercer”). Diggs had a moment of delighted surprise when his co-host announced he had been nominated for the award for an actor in a limited series or television movie for “Hamilton” (sadly, he was unable to reciprocate the laurels for Collins, as her show “Emily in Paris” was shut out in the nominations, as was her film “Mank” — except for lead Gary Oldman — in oneRead More


AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), the country’s premier event for documentary and factual content, has launched a large public access program that will complement its four-day industry conference for the documentary and factual sectors. A curated selection of screenings, Q&As and talks will provide entertaining ways to experience the work of world-leading documentary and podcast makers working at the forefront of the industry. Alice Burgin, AIDC CEO/Conference Director, said: “This program not only offers people unique access to AIDC’s highly anticipated guests, but is also the perfect way for audiences to seeRead More


MELBOURNE’S NEWEST PERFORMANCE VENUE – THE BRUNSWICK BALLROOM

The newly refurbished BRUNSWICK BALLROOM is located in the old Metropolis House on Sydney Road and is destined to take the mantle as one Melbourne’s most dynamic and exciting performance venues. This extraordinary venue has been reimagined, refurbished and renamed and will feature the best of Australian and international music, cabaret and comedy. The upstairs ballroom accessed via the dramatic staircase features stunning stained glass domes inspired by legendary Australian artist Leonard French before expanding out onto an open-air balcony that takes in the urban streetscape below and the sights of Melbourne’sRead More


SARAH MCLEOD ANNOUNCES SOLO TOUR – ONE ELECTRIC LADY

“I was in tears the whole time writing that song for Chachi, like weeks. I had tears all over my jeans, all over the piano; I just had to push through it. I thought, ‘There’s only one way out of this.’” Chachi wasn’t any old dog. She was singer, songwriter, guitarist and now pianist Sarah McLeod’s one constant in a life lived more on the road than off. For fifteen years, Chachi was there on the road with her. When she passed away in July 2020, there really was onlyRead More


W Melbourne has now opened

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has opened the doors to Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel – W Melbourne. In the heart of an eclectic dining and edgy fashion district with a 408 Flinders Lane address, W Melbourne brings to life Melbourne’s iconic laneway culture and emerging music scene. Highlights include: 294 stylish guest rooms and 29 suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views. 175 sqm Extreme Wow Suite is a modern take on the presidential suite, with expansive balcony and interactive music station. 4 distinct restaurants and bars: Lollo, under direction ofRead More


2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Film Independent has unveiled its nominations for the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards. Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always scored a leading seven nominations, including for best feature, with Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari landing six nods and George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland scoring five nominations each. All four films are nominated for best feature alongside Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow, which was also nominated for best director and best supporting male (Orion Lee). Regina King’s One Night in Miami received the Robert Altman award, given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. NomineesRead More