Mark Dapin’s new book Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military will be released next month. Read more
A story about removal of land mines doesn’t make for easy viewing but this fine film is more about hope than hell.
Calling its program ‘Symphony for the Common Man’, the SSO presented music by Ford, Rachmaninov and Copeland in an interesting mix of Australian, Russian and American composers. Read more
Henry Lew has written a colourful book about Catherine da Costa bringing to life the times in which she lived and describing her world in interesting and compelling detail. Read more
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is a hilarious and wild, musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns. It’s the funniest wedding you will ever go to… and it’s coming to the Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 31 March! Read more
Mount Scopus College is proud to present the Victorian school premiere production of Mary Poppins. Read more
After hearing Russian pianist, Daniil Trifonov play Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto last week in the Opera House, I eagerly anticipated his solo recital last night. I came away not just impressed, but gobsmacked, writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more
For the sixth year in a row, Melbourne has topped The Economist’s list of the world’s most livable cities. In MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE, its Art and Soul Exhibition, twenty-seven prominent Victorian artists capture the City’s uniqueness in a delightful array of paintings, drawings, prints & photographic artworks. Read more
Continuing a series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis…this month features Marcel Tyberg. Read more
The independent theatre company known for taking daring risks, Sydney’s bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company, will kick off their 2017 season with a powerful world-premiere, The Laden Table, written and developed by a collective of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women in response to ‘dinner table racism’. Read more
The APT Master Series opened its SSO 2017 season at the Sydney Opera House with a cleverly conceived and superbly executed concert dominated by Russians…writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty) is a ruthless Washington D.C. lobbyist. Known for her successful track record, she will do whatever it takes to win.
In what was the closest finish ever seen in 22 years of Kosher Theatresports at Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Read more
I enthusiastically joined an almost full house at the Sydney Opera House to hear the embedded grand organ played – as I have occasionally done in the past – but nothing prepared me for uplift and grandeur produced by English-born, Australian-educated organist, Joseph Nolan…writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more
Karen Feldman’s Mazl is in Yiddish Songs, a journey she has taken over many years…now finally recorded on a CD, remotely collaborated with musical director Adam Starr and musical arranger John Sharpley. A video interview. Read more
Continuing a series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis…this month features Arnold Schoenberg. Read more
Silence is about as far as you’ll get from Hollywood fare in a February release from an A-list director. Read more
The NGV has launched pioneering Jewish American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s latest installation OUT OF SIGHT, a participatory hopscotch-inspired artwork that aims to inspire and engage through positive visualisation. Read more
Taking the top spot on opening, Hidden Figures, one of several Best Picture nominees and popular releases depicting historical racial tensions in the United States, hits a chord to which many of its more dramatic counterparts never come close. Read more
Fences is a movie that takes its time exploring and unravelling the complexities of human reasoning and nature. Read more
Rags to riches stories are a Hollywood staple. Read more
Continuing a series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis. Read more
The popular Jewish-themed impro comedy show based on the Australian and world-wide hit show, returns to Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion theatre on Sunday 19 February after a 4 year ‘shluff’. Read more
Continuing the series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis. Read more
For those who remember the day President John Kennedy died in November 1963, this biopic will bring it all back. Read more
Short+Sweet has spread the popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret & comedy across Australia and the globe – with festivals now as far afield as Hollywood, India, Malaysia, Dubai and NZ. But the original theatre festival in its Sydney home is ‘sweet 16’ this year… and plans to celebrate in style! Read more
Angst and tantrums – the teenage years are a challenge for all involved. This well drawn portrait from writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig is worth a look for its depiction of a girl who has yet to work out her place in the world, or indeed, if she even has one.
It has been a long time since a movie like this graced cinema screens.
Much-loved international klezmer ensemble the London Klezmer Quartet return to Australasia in January 2017 and will feature music from their latest hit album. Read more
Ron J. Hutter has written a provocative, entertaining and thoughtful novel that explores the problem of antisemitism in a very original way. Read more