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October 22, 2013

Issue 28.20

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In this Issue:

Dave Callan does Beyonce

There is nothing quite as magical in the comedy world as light-footed Dave Callan dancing Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies. In fact, this comedian, who started off spoofing the pop act, found himself quite the dancer, and in the end learnt her entire choreography.

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Book review – Echo Drudges recommend

This month we have four reviews from our Echo Drudges bookshelves – Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven from Mungo, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho from Jules, Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre from Simon, and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Philip Pullman from David.

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Book review – Sweet Tooth

Ian McEwan is perhaps best known from the film of his novel Atonement, in which Keira Knightley gave one of her more powerful performances. He seems to have a real flair for understanding his female characters and this is on show again in Sweet Tooth.

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Book review – Danse Macabre

If you ever wonder why people read or write horror fiction, or want some signposts to the good stuff, then Stephen King’s 1981 book Danse Macabre is a good place to start.

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Something in the water at Surf Festival

There is clearly something in the water around Byron Bay, and its not fluoride! A wave of super talented young bands seems to keep washing through. The most recent is Tora.

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Jack Johnson returns with the Blues

Yesterday Bluesfest Byron Bay revealed its third round of artists to perform at its 25th Anniversary for 2014. The latest announcement welcomes Bluesfest icon headliner Jack Johnson back to its main stage.

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Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello for Bluesfest

Director Peter Noble said, ‘Many of the greatest of the fraternity of musicians around the world are coming to Bluesfest for our greatest one yet – our 25th.’

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Another bottleshop application for Byron

A liquor bottleshop development application that was ultimately rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing is again before Byron Shire Council.

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Byron in Sevens heaven

The annual Byron Bay Rugby Sevens was another sensational event at the recreation grounds. Hundreds of players, spectators, families and friends, superheroes, rockstars, and a penguin all converged on the hallowed fields in Marvell Street for the end-of-year cub outing for unionists.

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Don Quixote and a ukulele

Don Quixote armed with a ukulele – Eitan Ullman, an enigmatic protest singer, embarks on a musical crusade to defend authentic Israeli culture against the twin ravages of consumerism and populism.

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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.