Millions of eyes turned to the big screen last week to see the historic boxing bout between Anthony Mundine and Belarussian Sergey Rabchenko fought in the Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park, but one fortunate local fellow was there.
Based on what happened to an American investigative journo who ventured too close for comfort to a dirty government secret, this movie nobbles itself at the outset by presenting the exposé in its preamble.
Christopher Nolan is regarded by many – himself included, you can’t help thinking – as a genius of contemporary cinema. Notwithstanding his rambunctious Batman efforts, my personal opinion is that he is a crashing, life-threatening bore
A great line-up of music from today headed up with hardworking singer/songwriter Dan Hannaford who has won this year’s Play Mullum and Falls Festival Protest Song Comp with his song Payday.
Matthew Michaelis is known to have a soft shell when it comes to community events with quirky themes. Here he’s plugging the upcoming Prawn (again) Festival.
The cultural landscape looks lush this week and is headed up by the Ukitopia Arts Collective presenting the Uki Primary School in their Day of Dance at the Uki Primary School this Sunday. This program is best for beginners to intermediate level and over 12 years old.
It’s morning in the office of Peter Noble, festival director for Australia’s premier musical event Bluesfest. The third artist announcement has gone out and Noble is paying close attention to the buzz on social media, heeding the feedback from Bluesfest fans all over Australia and the world.
My wife and I kicked off a product and packaged and freighted this business idea in our garage. I would say that there’d be quite a few sheds and garages in the northern rivers that are lent to the production of some interesting business ideas. Amir and Ricky Zikhron did pretty much the same thing with their Baraka Foods dips and cheese business.
Filmmaker Nick Colbey grew up in Byron and went to school there before moving out into the world. Nick now returns for the premiere of his latest film Loco Loco, a 25-minute surf film.
Vera Hinchliffe’s uncle Dennis Mullen will be one of the lives celebrated as part of an exhibition called Remembering Our ANZACs, to be held over November 11–17 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club.
Prolific on stage and in the studio, Portugal. The Man have to released seven albums while keeping a pace of 200 shows each year since the band’s formation.
Mandy Nolan Founding member and director of Pound Records, Martin Martini, is a true believer. As a musician himself, he tests the boundaries between cabaret and dirty jazz and as a record producer he does the same. Self taught, Martini... Read More →
The northern rivers contains some beautiful areas and many people agree. Folks visit the region and go back to their respective homes and start packing, determined to resettle in them-thar-hills (or seaside). Quite a few of these excitable new residents are bringing brilliant ideas to our fair markets...
What a fantastic movie – and guess what? The heroes don’t carry guns! True. When it ventures into the realm of social history and comment, cinema can easily become tendentious to the point of preachiness, but director Matthew Warchus and writer Stephen Beresford have avoided that pitfall by treating a serious issue with equal parts earnestness and ebullience, gravity and humour.
The sad truth is that Australian movies are shot on a budget that is like an oily rag compared to the petrol guzzlers of even middle of the road Hollywood productions – the big studios spend more on PR than local filmmakers can muster for cast and crew.
The AWU argues Australia is the only gas exporting nation in the world without laws to protect domestic consumers but the Northern Rivers Business Chamber believes CSG mining will bring local gas prices down.
Mullumbimby-based Trevor Keightley, a producer and director at Under The Sun Media with several documentaries to his credit, is looking ‘to make Australian film industry history’ by seeking $150,000 through the crowdsourcing platform towards his next documentary-drama. This is... Read More →
Hailing from Hamilton, New Zealand, Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all-Maori reggae band bring their pure classic sound to the Brewery on Thursday November 13.
With sitting having been dubbed the ‘new smoking’ by many health-industry professionals, a range of Australia’s leading entertainers, chefs and elite athletes have joined forces with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for the month of November to spur Australians into getting active.
Founded on the whim of a movie script writer, the iconic Coolangatta Gold celebrated its 30th birthday over the weekend in an action-packed event. Athletes converged from across the country in a battle to conquer the ultimate endurance challenge.