19/03/2024 Editor

I have not included Toorak, which name “may have come from Aboriginal words of similar pronunciation, meaning black crow or reedy swamp.” I have also not included Malvern, although one source suggests it is the […]

100 Years of Broadcast Radio

19/03/2024 Editor

AUSTRALIANS watched many countries start radio broadcasts, though we were not idle, with many amateur experimenters and large companies like AWA running test broadcasts. Early development Australia’s world-renowned opera singer Dame Nellie Melba gave her […]

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

19/03/2024 Editor

It turns that all the classical music that you’ve heard is most likely inauthentic. Anna Cheung discovers that the Young Mannheim Symphony is teaching budding classical musicians how to play authentically.  WHILE for many of […]

Kiss Me Kate

19/03/2024 Chris Gray

Presented by Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria (2-5 May, Alexander Theatre, Clayton), Kiss Me, Kate is the Tony Award-winning 1940s musical comedy from Cole Porter (Anything Goes, Fifty Million Frenchmen) with a score of witty, […]