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Music writer and Saints drummer Iain Shedden dies aged 60

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Music writer and Saints drummer Iain Shedden dies aged 60


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Joep Beving review: delicate melodies tap into something deep and universal

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Joep Beving review: delicate melodies tap into something deep and universal


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Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

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Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist


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French woman suffers severe burns after falling into campfire at music festival

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French woman suffers severe burns after falling into campfire at music festival


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Last Rockstar gives glimpse into Michael Hutchence's private world 20 years after his death

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Last Rockstar gives glimpse into Michael Hutchence's private world 20 years after his death


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More than 50 dead, 200-plus injured after mass shooting in Las Vegas

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More than 50 dead, 200-plus injured after mass shooting in Las Vegas


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Macklemore to donate Australian proceeds of song Same Love to 'yes' campaign

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Macklemore to donate Australian proceeds of song Same Love to 'yes' campaign


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  • Doug Moran National Portrait Prize goes to Tim Storrier
    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize goes to Tim Storrier

    , smh.com.au

    Veteran artist Tim Storrier has won this year's $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with his portrait of artist McLean Edwards. Storrier's painting, selected from 30 finalists, was not hung in the Archibald Prize, leading Storrier to quip that it could be "Lazarus". "It's two different institutions with two different value systems," Storrier said, collecting the prize. Judge Daniel Thomas said that in The Lunar Savant Storrier had gone outside "his personal mythology and produced an affectionate, teasing, friendship painting of a wild fellow artist",
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Music

Movies

  • Hugh Hefner's cause of death revealed
    Hugh Hefner's cause of death revealed

    , smh.com.au

    Hugh Hefner died of respiratory failure following a cardiac arrest, it has been revealed. The official death certificate, released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, also noted he had been battling e. coli and septicaemia for six days before his death. "The e.coli strain he had was so severe, it was highly resistant to antibiotics," website The Blast, which first published the death certificate, reported
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Celebrities

  • Kim Kardashian confirms third baby on way
    Kim Kardashian confirms third baby on way

    , smh.com.au

    Kim Kardashian has confirmed reports that she and husband Kanye West are having a third baby, with the couple expected to use a surrogate for the birth. Kardashian's confirmation, in a trailer released on Thursday for the new series of reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, means that three of the Kardashian siblings are expecting children around the same time
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Radio & Television

  • TV ratings: AFL narrowly trumps NRL grand final
    TV ratings: AFL narrowly trumps NRL grand final

    , smh.com.au

    Richmond's historic victory over the Adelaide Crows proved dominated Australian television over the weekend. With a big weekend of sport across with Seven hosting the AFL grand final on Saturday and Nine hosting the NRL grand final on Sunday there was as much a battle between the networks as there was between the sportsmen. In the end Seven trumped NIne with an average of 130,000 more people tuning in to watch the AFL grand final over the NRL premiership
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Artes

  • Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist
    Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

    , reuters.com

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The impoverished family of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist. Namatjira’s vibrant water colors are internationally celebrated for the way he captured the hues of the Western Desert in the center of the country. One of his paintings was given to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in 1947 on her 21st birthday and he met the queen during her 1954 coronation tour in Canberra
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Plays

  • Thomas & Friends to get a jolt of girl power
    Thomas & Friends to get a jolt of girl power

    , abc.net.au

    with new female characters Girls are finally getting a bigger role in Thomas the Tank Engine's male-dominated world. Mattel, the toy maker that owns the Thomas brand, will add two female main characters to the Thomas & Friends TV series next year. Nia and Rebecca will appear in each episode and help fix the gender imbalance at the shed where Thomas and the other main characters live
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Theater

  • Missy Higgins makes her musical theatre debut in Miracle City
    Missy Higgins makes her musical theatre debut in Miracle City

    , smh.com.au

    Missy Higgins removes her wedding ring and clasps her hands together in prayer. She has kicked off her stilettos and is sporting a vintage Gucci blouse with puffy leg-o-mutton sleeves and a wig reminiscent of Joan Collins' Alexis Colby from the 1980s TV show She picks up a tambourine and waves it in the air in praise of the Lord
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