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Here’s cheers…are our alcohol and music habits out of tune?

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La Trobe researchers identified that alcohol is referenced in around a quarter of popular songs and nearly a third of music videos according to an article published in Alcohol, Clinical and Experimental Research journal. As part of this analysis, La Trobe researchers conducted a systematic review of 23 studies examining the prevalence of alcohol-related content … Continued

Calling young and emerging musicians in ensembles from across the country ….

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Applications are NOW OPEN for the prestigious 2024 Australian Festival of Chamber Music International Masterclasses Program   Applications are NOW OPEN for young and emerging musicians in ensembles from across the country to register for the prestigious Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s (AFCM) International Masterclasses Program, to be led by acclaimed music maker, clarinettist, chamber musician, … Continued

TOP MUSIC, RIDES & RIDERS AT TOP END ROCK N RODEO MUSTER

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Saturday 11 May at Darwin Showgrounds. Tickets on sale Friday 16 February Hold on to your hats… Rodeo Promotions NT is proud to announce its inaugural Top End Rock n Rodeo Muster to be held on May 11; a unique combined rodeo and festival set to pull in punters from near and far for a … Continued

Monash Experts: Taylor Swift – why she’s a pop legend and cultural icon

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With the Australian leg of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour taking place this week, Monash University experts are available to discuss Taylor Swift’s influence and popularity and her position as a cultural icon.  Professor Paul Long, Creative and Cultural Industries, Faculty of Arts Contact details: +61 3 9903 4840 or media@monash.edu  Read more of Professor Long’s … Continued

Three times’ the charm for Jack Liebeck and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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With two world premieres, the return of Stephen Johnson, Piers Lane, Roderick Williams, Lotte Betts-Dean and Brett Dean, the official farewell of the Goldner String Quartet, the Festival debut of famed cellist and conductor, Umberto Clerici, and more Guilty Pleasures, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville-Gurambilbarra continues to sound extraordinary!   Tickets on … Continued

MEDIA INVITATION: Tomorrow morning JAMES JOHNSTON, one of the most nominated artists for this year’s Golden Guitars (6) will make a special announcement, and yes, he’ll have his guitar with him!

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MEDIA INVITATION/CALL:   Tomorrow morning in TAMWORTH, JAMES JOHNSTON, one of the most nominated artists for this year’s Golden Guitars (6) will make a special announcement, and yes, he’ll have his guitar with him.   Date: Tomorrow, Friday Australia 26 at 9.15am   Location: Tamworth – four-way intersection on Peel Street in front of Fan … Continued

MEDIA INVITATION: Artists from 15+ backgrounds take to stage at one of Sydney’s biggest celebrations of multicultural creatives

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Media are invited to capture the artistic vibrancy and diverse cultural expressions of multicultural Australia.  Filipino, Murrawarri and Ngemba artist, DOBBY will be joined by special guests, L-FRESH The LION, Sereen Omran, for a one-of-a-kind headline performance at New Beginnings Festival, this Saturday at the National Maritime Museum.  DOBBY is co-headlining the festival with rising … Continued

Aboriginal Filipino rapper, DOBBY, joined by surprise acts L-FRESH The LION and Sereen Omran, at celebration of multicultural creatives

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Filipino, Murrawarri and Ngemba artist, DOBBY will be joined by special guests, Aussie hip hop legend, L-FRESH The LION, and hard-hitting Palestinian-Australian creative, Sereen Omran, for a one-of-a-kind performance at New Beginnings Festival.  The festival, produced by non-profit SSI, is being held on the wharves of the National Maritime Museum on Saturday, January 27, at … Continued

The state of NSW fails to block festival strip search class action

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The NSW government has failed in its attempt to “declass” the representative proceeding filed in the Supreme Court of NSW on behalf of hundreds of festivalgoers who were subjected to strip searches by police between 2016 and 2022. The state was unsuccessful in its argument that such claims should only proceed on an individual basis, … Continued