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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

- The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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Darwin Festival: The power and politics of Indigenous anti-mine art

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Darwin Festival: The power and politics of Indigenous anti-mine art

- "Sovereignty", "transparency" and "stop hurting my country" have been some of the words used by Northern Territory Indigenous leaders to protest against mining on their land. Now they are hoping to harness the power of political art to spread that message further. They have been photographed with bold statements painted on their bare chests and arms for an exhibition which has opened at the Darwin Festival
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Climate fiction forum sees TV drama as one solution to global warming

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Climate fiction forum sees TV drama as one solution to global warming

- For marine ecologist Adriana Verges, the problem of climate change is so urgent that scientists need clever new strategies to draw more attention to it. And one of them is developing TV dramas that focus on not sci-fi but cli-fi - climate fiction. Dr Verges, who lectures at the University of NSW, came up with the idea of teaming scientists with leading screenwriters for a forum that is being held at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School
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Bowlers' Beyonce social media campaign prompts netballers to produce their own video

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Bowlers' Beyonce social media campaign prompts netballers to produce their own video

- A Beyonce-inspired social media campaign to save a Melbourne lawn bowls club is facing a counter-campaign from local netballers, who have made their own video to support plans for a sports complex. The Chadstone Bowls Club video All The Bowling Ladies, based on the Beyonce hit Single Ladies, was produced to fight a proposal to redevelop the bowling club site. Stonnington council is proposing to demolish the club to make way for a netball and basketball stadium, but the bowlers' video has helped them attract thousands of supporters
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MIFF 2017: King of Peking is a loving ode to the 'glory days' of DVD piracy

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MIFF 2017: King of Peking is a loving ode to the 'glory days' of DVD piracy

- The latest film from Sam Voutas was inspired by a moment that might well have destroyed a lesser man. It was 2012, and the first feature by the Canberra-born, LA-based 39-year-old had been out in Britain for all of a week when he passed a street stall in Beijing selling pirated DVD copies of it. "They hadn't just lifted the artwork," he says
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NIMAs 2017: A.B. Original win best song at awards featuring tributes to Dr G Yunupingu

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NIMAs 2017: A.B. Original win best song at awards featuring tributes to Dr G Yunupingu

- Country singer Troy Cassar-Daley and hip hop duo A.B. Original were the big winners at last night's National Indigenous Music Awards, which were dominated with tributes to the late musician Dr G Yunupingu. The crowd of thousands at the Darwin Amphitheatre stood for a moment's silence for the late Elcho Island singer and guitarist, who died last month and was a five-time NIMA Artist of the Year award winner
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'Never on Netflix': Brisbane International Film Festival brings hidden cinematic gems

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'Never on Netflix': Brisbane International Film Festival brings hidden cinematic gems

- After a three-year hiatus the Brisbane International Film Festival is back with a bang. Replacing the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, co-director Maxine Williamson said the 23rd BIFF included six Australian premieres, one international premiere, and countless award-winning titles. "I'm really excited we've got the Palme d'Or winning film from this year's 70th-anniversary Cannes film festival, The Square, as our opening night film," she said
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Country legend Glen Campbell dies

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Country legend Glen Campbell dies

- LEGENDARY country music singer Glen Campbell has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 81. Campbell died Tuesday around 10am local time in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients, his publicist Sandy Brokaw said. Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and that it was in its early stages at that time. He sold more than 45 million records, had 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits
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Legendary country singer Glen Campbell has died, aged 81

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Legendary country singer Glen Campbell has died, aged 81

- Country music legend Glen Campbell, best known as the voice of hits such as Gentle on My Mind and Rhinestone Cowboy, has died. Campbell withdrew from public life in 2011, after announcing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and embarking on a farewell tour. An official statement from his family today confirmed "with the heaviest of hearts" that Campbell had died
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Glen Campbell, Rhinestone Cowboy singer and country music icon, dies aged 81

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Glen Campbell, Rhinestone Cowboy singer and country music icon, dies aged 81

- Country music icon Glen Campbell has died, aged 81, at an Alzheimer's facility in Nashville. The Rhinestone Cowboy singer was one of the biggest stars of the late 1960s and 1970s. He sold more than 45 million records, had 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits. Campbell's publicist, Sandy Brokaw, said the singer died on Tuesday morning in Nashville. No cause was immediately given
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A rare breed: More female-led films, but still not enough, says Screen Australia

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A rare breed: More female-led films, but still not enough, says Screen Australia

- The gender balance in Australian filmmaking is shifting but still has a long way to go, according to new figures released by Screen Australia. The number of female-led films receiving production funding from the agency has increased by 77 per cent in just two years, up from 22 per cent of all projects in 2014-15 to 39 per cent in 2016-17
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Death of indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu was preventable, according to his doctor

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Death of indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu was preventable, according to his doctor

- The loss of Australia's most prominent indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu to kidney disease has shone a light on the "largely preventable" renal health nightmare afflicting remote communities, his doctor says. The 46-year-old blind Yolngu singer died last month in Darwin while undergoing dialysis treatment, as there were no services available in his Galiwink'u community on Elcho Island. His specialist, Dr Paul Lawton told Garma Festival that many indigenous Australians have to travel hundreds of kilometres for end-stage renal therapy, which he describes as a "nightmare" akin to purgatory
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New documentary to reveal the forgotten life of Australian filmmaker John Farrow

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New documentary to reveal the forgotten life of Australian filmmaker John Farrow

- He won an Oscar for writing the David Niven movie Around The World In 80 Days and was also nominated for the acclaimed war film Wake Island. He directed almost 50 Hollywood movies including John Wayne in the western Hondo, Ray Milland in the noir hit The Big Clock and Alan Ladd in seafaring adventure Two Years Before The Mast. After working as a script doctor on a Tarzan movie, he married Hollywood star Maureen O'Sullivan, who played Jane, and they had seven children including actress Mia Farrow
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Victoria's Castlemaine Art Museum saved from closure by anonymous donors

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Victoria's Castlemaine Art Museum saved from closure by anonymous donors

- An anonymous couple has donated $250,000 to save a Victorian museum from closure, just days before it was set to shut down. The Castlemaine Art Museum was due to close on August 11, but hundreds of locals at a meeting were last night told the eleventh-hour lifeline meant the central Victorian landmark would remain open. The mystery donors have been identified as a local couple, who issued a letter through Sotheby's Australia, an auction house that specialises in art
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Video: Grannies Channel Beyonce To Save Bowling Club. Millions Are Watching

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Video: Grannies Channel Beyonce To Save Bowling Club. Millions Are Watching

- Sydney, Australia: A Beyonce-inspired video of three elderly Australian lawn bowlers strutting their stuff in a campaign to save their local green has gone viral with more than one million Facebook views in just a few days. The short film posted Saturday features Terry Foster, 82, Janine Hall, 82, and Wyn Hewett, 72, performing their rendition of Beyonce's hit 'Single Ladies', with the lyrics substituted for demands of their local council
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Aussie lawn bowlers channel Beyonce to save green

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Aussie lawn bowlers channel Beyonce to save green

- A Beyonce-inspired video of three elderly Australian lawn bowlers strutting their stuff in a campaign to save their local green has gone viral with more than one million Facebook views in just a few days. The short film posted Saturday features Terry Foster, 82, Janine Hall, 82, and Wyn Hewett, 72, performing their rendition of Beyonce's hit 'Single Ladies', with the lyrics substituted for demands of their local council
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Alanis Morissette to perform in Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years

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Alanis Morissette to perform in Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years

- Alanis Morissette is set to perform in Australia for the first time in almost 20 years, with two shows in Sydney and Melbourne next January. The gigs will be held at Melbourne's Palais Theatre on Tuesday January 23 and Sydney's ICC Theatre on Wednesday January 24. Billed as "acoustic and intimate", the shows will mark the singer's first performances in Australia since 1999, when she toured her fourth album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
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  • MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final
    MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

    , theage.com.au

    The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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  • Jess Irwin to realise her musical dream by joining piano quartet on stage
    Jess Irwin to realise her musical dream by joining piano quartet on stage

    , smh.com.au

    In a tiny, crowded room at the University of Technology Sydney soloist Jess Irwin and members of the Australian Piano Quartet are intently rehearsing a new Australian work ready for its premiere on Friday evening. The piece is a musical imagining of part of a poem written at the turn of the last century by an American, Charles Reznikoff. While the subject matter is unusual, more unusual still is the instrument Irwin plays
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  • MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final
    MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

    , theage.com.au

    The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
    Read More ...

     

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Movies

  • MIFF 2017: King of Peking is a loving ode to the 'glory days' of DVD piracy
    MIFF 2017: King of Peking is a loving ode to the 'glory days' of DVD piracy

    , smh.com.au

    The latest film from Sam Voutas was inspired by a moment that might well have destroyed a lesser man. It was 2012, and the first feature by the Canberra-born, LA-based 39-year-old had been out in Britain for all of a week when he passed a street stall in Beijing selling pirated DVD copies of it. "They hadn't just lifted the artwork," he says
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  • Darwin Festival: The power and politics of Indigenous anti-mine art
    Darwin Festival: The power and politics of Indigenous anti-mine art

    , abc.net.au

    "Sovereignty", "transparency" and "stop hurting my country" have been some of the words used by Northern Territory Indigenous leaders to protest against mining on their land. Now they are hoping to harness the power of political art to spread that message further. They have been photographed with bold statements painted on their bare chests and arms for an exhibition which has opened at the Darwin Festival
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Plays

  • The Doctor Falls, Capaldi soars and Doctor Who takes a heartbreaking final bow
    The Doctor Falls, Capaldi soars and Doctor Who takes a heartbreaking final bow

    , smh.com.au

    Every television episode that lives (and dies) in the vacuum of the pop culture commentariat carries a lot on its shoulders. And the conclusion to Doctor Who's tenth season came with an almost insurmountable burden. The final episode of the season, the final episode (give or take one) featuring Peter Capaldi's Doctor, seemingly the final episode of The Master - in two of his incarnations, no less - and the final episode (more or less) of showrunner Steven Moffat
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Theater

  • Alanis Morissette to perform in Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years
    Alanis Morissette to perform in Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years

    , smh.com.au

    Alanis Morissette is set to perform in Australia for the first time in almost 20 years, with two shows in Sydney and Melbourne next January. The gigs will be held at Melbourne's Palais Theatre on Tuesday January 23 and Sydney's ICC Theatre on Wednesday January 24. Billed as "acoustic and intimate", the shows will mark the singer's first performances in Australia since 1999, when she toured her fourth album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
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