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Cinema: The Creator

The Creator – against the backdrop of a war between humans and robots with artificial intelligence, a former soldier finds the secret weapon, a robot in the form of a young child.

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DV awareness run on October 15

I Run For Her is an annual community event held by Got Your Back Sista, which aims to spark critical conversations around domestic violence on a national scale, and for the first time will host events across Australia on October 15. 

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

A moment in history

I wanted to express my feelings on this very important time in the history of the world. The Voice is...

Tribute to Peter Pedals, founder of Rainbow Power Company

It is with great sadness that the Rainbow Power family shares the news of the passing of our founder,...

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

‘No’: bad faith argument

I have largely ignored the Voice campaigns but had just read the first argument put forward against the ‘Yes’...

Tom Burlinson’s internationally acclaimed Frank – A Life in Song is on its way to the newly renovated Lismore City Hall on Thursday 25 July.

The voice of ‘young Frank’ in the Golden Globe award-winning mini-series Sinatra, master storyteller and vocalist Tom Burlinson stars in this swinging, joyous celebration of the music and career of the late, great Ol’ Blue Eyes.

TomBurlinson_FrankSinatra1-wpTom Burlinson’s Frank premiered in Australia in 1998 to rave reviews.

After a national tour taking in major metropolitan venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, Tom performed his Sinatra show in Canada and Las Vegas.

Critics around the world agree: Tom Burlinson has the knack of reproducing the unmistakable timbre and gestures that were trademarks of the Sinatra style.

In this two-hour show, accompanied by an eight-piece band, Tom croons his way through around 30 of the most popular classics of the past 60 years, by composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Cahn and Van Heusen.

The songlist includes Come Fly With Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady is a Tramp, Fly Me to the Moon, Mack the Knife, My Way, That’s Life and New York New York, to name just a few.

Tom says that Sinatra may not have had all the individual elements some of the other singers of the era had, but when Sinatra sang a song, it got sung!

‘I don’t try to impersonate Frank, but I sing very much in the Sinatra style,’ says Tom Burlinson

Frank – A Life in Song starring Tom Burlinson, Lismore City Hall, Thursday July 25, 8pm. Tickets $44/$54, from the box office, phone bookings 6622 0300, or online at www.norpa.org.au.

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Lucky, Lucky, Friday the 13th encore!

Experience the enchantment once again – The Magic of the Mundane returns to the Byron Theatre for an encore performance that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Written by the brilliant Mikey Bryant of Mt Warning and brought to life by the captivating Elodie Crowe, with the mesmerising accompaniment of Tara Lee Byrne on the cello, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Bluesfest 2024 – here we go!

Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM, says it’s Bluesfest Byron Bay’s 35th birthday next Easter, and as usual they’ll be rolling out multiple artist announcements over the coming months – here’s a couple of names you might know…

The Almighty Sometimes

The Drill Hall was built in 1916 as home to the Mullumbimby Platoon of the 41st Battalion. It was later converted into a theatre in the 1970s. Over the years the interior was modified with the addition of a stage and raked seating installed in 2016. Thanks to a grant from Regional Development Australia and support from North Coast Events, AAE Industries and JC Coastal Construction, it has now been converted into a modern Black Box Theatre.

Athlete clears hurdle to high perfomance centre

Blade Thompson from the Tweed Little Athletics Centre has been selected to be part of the National High-Performance Camp held in the Gold Coast...