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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

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Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

For Anthea White and Mark Palmer, the founders of The Hipstones, New York City is a type of potent spiritual home. Their move from Sydney to New York in 2010 was a natural progression from their local success, designed to bring the duo closer to their musical roots. In New York City the pair have pushed their talents hard and galvanised their passion for American soul, funk and jazz.

They worked their way into the underground jazz scene by playing a series of showcase club gigs. Their album, mixed by Helik Hadar, has provided a solid backbone for their on-stage repertoire.

The Hipstones were formed in 2006 when the group’s founding members Mark Palmer (keys/lead vocals) and Anthea White (lead vocals) began songwriting amid a six-month stint performing in Tokyo. Returning to Australia, the pair played in clubs and music festivals before releasing their acclaimed debut album Something’s Gonna Start. Making a strong impression on the local Australian music scene, The Hipstones performed twice at The Sydney Opera House, as well as having played numerous festivals and receiving solid Australian and US radio rotation, album of the month/week and Top 30 CMJ (US) charting. The group also performed at the ‘After Tour Party’ of multi-platinum and internationally acclaimed group Human Nature and had everyone dancing their feet off.

Things are sure to go off this Saturday when they play the Star Court Theatre in Lismore.

7.30pm. Ticket price: $28 / $23


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