Category: Entertainment

New albums: Robyn, Gang of YouthsNew albums: Robyn, Gang of Youths

Broken Politics by Neneh Cherry. Pic: supplied

ROBYN Honey (Konichiwa/Inertia) 5 stars The Swedish are the masters of happy/sad pop — uplifting and downcast at once — right back to the highs/lows of ABBA. Sweden’s coolest pop export Robyn created the most miserable yet euphoric dance song of all time with her 2010 classic Dancing On My Own. Unfortunately, Robyn’s personal life […]

Hugh’s greatest Show tourHugh’s greatest Show tour

Hugh Jackman announces his tour in Sydney this morning. Picture: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

  Hugh Jackman is bringing The Greatest Showman to the stage. Picture: Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images Hugh Jackman is bringing The Greatest Showman to Australian stages in August. Jackman’s The Man. The Music. The Show. tour will see the superstar perform songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and other Broadway musicals and Hollywood movies, […]

New albums: Rüfüs Du Sol, Paul Kelly, Jess GlynneNew albums: Rüfüs Du Sol, Paul Kelly, Jess Glynne

Paul Kelly is following up his first No. 1 album with new release Nature. Pic: EMI

Rüfüs Du Sol Solace (Sony) 4 stars Back in 2015/16 Sydney dance band Rüfüs were all over Triple J with dance/pop bangers You Were Right and Like an Animal. Their second album Bloom debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA chart but Top 40 radio were too busy saturating long-term artists OMI and Lunchmoney Lewis […]

Kings & queens of streamsKings & queens of streams

5 Seconds of Summer are the most streamed Australian act by Australians. Pic: AAP Image/Adam Yip

Ariana Grande is the most streamed female in Australia. Pic: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images RAPPERS Post Malone and Drake have dominated streaming platforms across Australia. Streaming giants Apple and Spotify have both released their most streamed music of 2018, with homegrown acts 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark and Dean Lewis the most streamed Australian artists […]

Relative unknown gets lead role in Muriel musicalRelative unknown gets lead role in Muriel musical

Toni Collette as Muriel in the 1994 classis Aussie movie, Muriel’s Wedding.

IT’S the role that makes actors into stars and now it’s the turn of unknown Natalie Abbott to catch the bridal bouquet and play Muriel in Muriel’s Wedding The Musical.     The award-winning show will return to Sydney at the Lyric Theatre in June 2019.   The roles of Muriel and Rhonda were star-makers […]

These are the best books released this yearThese are the best books released this year

Celeste Barber.

This year has been absolutely jam-packed with fantastic books — and if you’re anything like me, you’ve got an out-of-control ‘to be read’ pile and a serious case of book-related FOMO. Whatever you’re planning to do over Christmas — whether it’s a beachside break, an overseas holiday, or you’re just taking it easy at home, […]