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Pictured: Top: Canadian music star Drake will be touring Australia for the first time next year at the Future Music Festival 2015. See our Festival News section for all the details.

Bottom: Beautiful Melbourne-based model Georgia Gibbs has been recently crowned Miss Tourism Australia 2014.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (Son of God) have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur, it was announced recently by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Paramount Pictures. The studios will co-produce the film, which is set for release on February 26, 2016. Burnett joins producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy Franchise) and Joni Levin (The Way Back), while Downey joins as an executive producer. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will direct the film.

Diamond Noir have established a modern and genuinely original sound, riddled with both pop and metal elements as well as boasting classic vocals hooks, grinding guitar riffs, sub slamming bass and polished with a distinctly industrial sonic edge. Monsters is indeed a beastly release. Confident and at times intimidating, six tracks spill forth in such a sultry, salient manner, it’s hard to believe this is a debut release.

The Empty Hearts, a new band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, are on the verge of releasing their eponymous debut album. The band, consisting of four iconic players and musical peers, features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals and guitar, and Andy Babiuk on bass.

Missed deliveries and lengthy returns processes will soon be a thing of the past for Sydney shoppers, with Broadway Shopping Centre, The Iconic and ParcelPoint announcing the launch of The Collection Bar at Broadway.

Faraway Films Entertainment is delighted to announce that legendary dancer Carlos Acosta is confirmed to star in the Australian feature film Tackling Romeo, set for local production in late 2014.


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Wren - Alive

This is an emotionally-charged song with melodic guitar and much atmosphere through the classical-based instrumentation.

Order Of Chaos - Deadweight Undertow

Overall, ‘Deadweight Undertow’ is another step for the band from ‘Eyehate Swansongs’. Production wise, the band’s latest effort sounds a little more refined, as too does the song writing, without any real change of style evident throughout from what the band have delivered in the past.

Son Of A Gun

Son Of A Gun is a film that seems like it is desperate to make the same grade as classic Australian crime films like The Boys, but sadly the films weak last quarter really drags it down and leaves a bad taste in the audience’s mouth. Worse is the fact that the opening of the film is so good that you are left wondering how the same screenwriter could be responsible for such a letdown of a finale.

Charlie’s Farm

Charlie’s Farm may not bring anything new to the horror table but its brute force is enough to make sure that this is a horror film that is certainly going to be noticed. Some of the dialogue may not be great, but seriously would anybody be expecting Shakespeare from this film, but the film has a load of suspense and the kind of slash gore that true fans of the genre are only too happy to cheer along to.

Interview with Australian actress Michela Carattini

"54 Days is an Australian independent film of the survival/psychological thriller genre about five people trapped together in a bomb shelter without enough food and water after Sydney and other major cities have been nuclear bombed. The cast all had solid acting chomps which made for exciting interplay, and we had a particularly awesome crew. Our DoP Nat Jackson impressed me with his sheer creativity. He gave me a new understanding of how the cinematographer can be every bit as important as the director, actor, and editor in the story-telling process."

Model Profile - Dani May

When Dani got her first job as a horse trainer in the show industry she never stopped practising her walk, even if it was strutting her stuff down the barn aisle for her furry friends. She has therefore had a constant love for the fashion and modelling industries. Her first experience with modelling was for Easy Rider Magazine when aged nineteen. Later she was featured in several equestrian magazines including “Cowboys and Indians” and “The Morgan horse”. Dani has that x-factor, the charisma that not many young models possess,…

Georgia Gibbs is crowned Miss Tourism Australia 2014

Melbourne-based model Georgia Gibbs made a big impact in her late entry to the competition by winning the Miss Tourism Australia 2014 title in Sydney recently.

Spectacular performances to ring in 2015 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the ultimate destination to bring in the New Year with stellar experiences across the Strip and beyond. The destination will host one of the largest pyrotechnic fireworks shows in the world along with unparalleled nightclub parties and concerts by A-list performers and decadent culinary offerings from remarkable chefs. There is something for everyone looking to kick-off 2015 in Las Vegas.

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