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Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

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Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

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Grow yourself on a farm tour

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February 4, 2015

Issue 29.34

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In this Issue:

Do the Hokey Pokey at Blues

Pokey LaFarge’s music transcends genre. He blends early jazz, country blues and western swing, all brought to life through his dynamic vocal and virtuosic instrumental skill of his band.

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Phở (‘fahr’) the love of food

Vietnamese people move in very small circles. It’s a cliquey community where ex-pats are concerned no matter where they’ve settled.

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From real 
estate to 
recording
 – dropping 
sales for 
songs!

Former Mullumbimby High student, one-time performer and some-time estate agent Fiona Dell has re-emerged from a long hiatus from music with an impressive new swag of songs.

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Byron Bay traffic plan meets resistance

Plans to construct a permanent second lane along Shirley/Lawson Street into Byron Bay by Cr Rose Wanchap have come under fire from the consultants formulating a masterplan for the town.

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Smith Street Band play Jonson

With a full dance card of tour dates both in Australia 
and O/S, it’s clear
 the Smith Street Band
 are going somewhere… fast!

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The Long and the Shorty of the Trombone

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty or Troy Andrews began his career as a bandleader at the early age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz.

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The Theory Of Everything

The title of this uplifting but rather soppy movie is very misleading. We all know about the phenomenally brainy Stephen Hawking…

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American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s Broadway musical ‘Jersey Boys’ might have been an ignominious swan song for a stellar, but his robust but typically insightful latest film is a mighty return to form.

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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’.