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The Voice Grand Final, INXS and Why-y-y-y

The Voice Grand Final, INXS and Why-y-y-y

And the winning contestant is . . . plus, how to show respect to INXS' sublime "Never Tear Us Apart".

The Voice: best of the Blinds

The Voice: best of the Blinds

"Catfight", tragedy, youthful beauty, scat power. As they say with a wink, Who would you turn for?

The Voice: decoding the album art

The Voice: decoding the album art

Last night my bus stop was glowing with promise, with stardust. It was the campaign for the albums by the finalists in The Voice, the program that popstar Seal proclaimed as The Greatest Event in Australian Television History. (Channel 9’s hit-beyond-their-wildest-dreams is franchise reality, via the US/Europe, originating as The Voice of Holland.) The backlit […]

Ending soon: Kentridge, and, The Clock. (Plus, gallery crawl: hippest and blue-chippest)

Ending soon: Kentridge, and, The Clock. (Plus, gallery crawl: hippest and blue-chippest)

Two major shows are finishing up shortly, at their only venues in Australia. William Kentridge: Five Themes, ACMI, Melbourne Why, why did I wait so long to see Kentridge at ACMI? Partly it seemed to be on for ages; partly I wasn’t sure I liked his work, d’oh. The show is gobsmackingly tremendous; K and […]

Queen of the Voice

Queen of the Voice

Paul Krugman in the NYT warns us of Eurod√§mmerung within months, but like the girl in Don’t Dream It’s Over, we turn past to the TV page. To the balm and cocoon of song, of a life’s drama passing by, Live!, in 2.5 minutes of limelight. ‘You owned it! You were hungry! Well done, well […]

Killing me softly with The Voice

Killing me softly with The Voice

You can lose yourself in one of the great, late Rembrandt self-portraits for an hour, and wake as if from a dream. But it is curious, to me, how a voice can feather you with goosebumps or lay you low within a bar or two, bring you to near to, or, to tears. Short arc […]