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August, 2018



The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens around the country this September exclusively at Palace Cinemas. With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy! Sitting at the heart of the program are the SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS which include: The 2018 winner of Best Original Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival, HAPPY AS LAZZARO, Alice Rohrwacher’s (The Wonders) enchanting third film; and from Matteo Garrone, the director of Gomorrah comes DOGMAN – theRead More


Production on Disney’s “Mulan,” a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in cinemas March, 2020. Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her in the film are: Donnie Yen (“Star Wars: Rogue One”); Jason Scott Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”); Yoson An (“The Meg”); Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Pitch Perfect”); Ron Yuan (“Marco Polo”); Tzi Ma (“Arrival”);Read More

VRC and JDRF to again join forces for Pin & Win

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is pleased to announce JDRF will be the Melbourne Cup Carnival official Pin & Win charity partner for a second year. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the community and Flemington racegoers, $420,000 was raised through the Pin & Win partnership to support JDRF to drive ongoing research and deliver support programs that benefit people living with type 1 diabetes. An autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes has no known cure and effects over 120,000 Australians. VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the ClubRead More

THE FOUR TOPS announce shows in Melbourne and Sydney

For more than Sixty Years THE FOUR TOPS, a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan helped define the Legendary Motown sound with a repertoire that included Soul Music, R&B, Adult Contemporary and Jazz. Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of that decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”, a No.1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers, followed “It’s The Same OldRead More


THE SUPREMES were the epitome of the Motown sound. The group would amplify the music that was changing the American sound, and captivating audiences the world over. The spirit of The Supremes lives on today through THE SOUNDS OF THE SUPREMES, who will be bringing their show to Australian stages in March 2019. THE SOUND OF THE SUPREMES is led by Kaaren Ragland, a member of the original SUPREMES throughout the 70s and 80s. Along with Kathy Merrick and Althea Burkhalter, Kaaren leads the trio as they unveil timeless hits including “Stop In The Name Of Love” And “Where Did Our LoveRead More

Melbourne Cup Carnival announces major partnership with Seppelt Wines

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is proud to announce Seppelt Wines as the naming rights partner for Stakes Day, the final day of the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival, in a new deal that sees the leading winery elevated to Major Partner status with the Club. Seppelt is one of the VRC’s longest commercial partners, marking a 40 year anniversary with Australia’s premier racing club this year. VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the enduring partnership was a sign of the Club’s ability to foster lasting relationships that deliver superiorRead More

Harmony to open in Australian cinemas in October

HARMONY, the first in a new saga of films for young adult audiences, will be released in cinemas across Australia on October 4. The film is the final work of Jessica Falkholt, the Home and Away star who died tragically after a car accident on Boxing Day. The film will be released in Australia by Cowlick Entertainment and Bonsai Films, and with China already sold and a platformed theatrical release of 150+ screens in the USA secured, HARMONY is set to be an Australian phenomenon for a global YA audience. HARMONY is theRead More

Variety salutes Sir Elton John

How do you celebrate a career as illustrious as that of the great Sir Elton John? With a star-studded concert, of course. Variety – the Children’s Charity are thrilled to have assembled 20 of Australia’s finest singers to pay homage to the living legend as Variety salutes Sir Elton John, for the 2018 Variety Rocks fundraiser. Expect to hear all his hits, performed with a star-studded backing band, with lots of surprises thrown in, this is a one-off event! This is the only time you have the opportunity to experience all of yourRead More

Seabourn cruises in the summer of 2018/2019

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is heading to Australasia again this year with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn offering multiple cruises around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific over the 2018-2019 season. Guests will enjoy hand-selected itineraries headed into boutique ports, sheltered coves and hidden harbours that larger cruise ships cannot access, as well as on-board luxuries and on-shore experiences that has something in store for every type of traveller. Sailings include: 18-day cruise from Bali to Sydney (departing December 3, 2018) 16-day voyages between Sydney and Auckland (departing December 21,Read More

Single Release: David Guetta (feat. Anne-Marie) – Don’t Leave Me Alone

Many great international artists are on multiple Grammy award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta’s list of collaborations, and with his new single Don’t Leave Me Alone he adds the UK’s biggest selling debut artist of the year, Anne-Marie. The uplifting track gives enough room for Anne-Marie’s bright vocals to shine through and is perfect to blast on hot summer days. Guetta said, ‘’Anne-Marie is an amazing artist, I’m super proud of this track and so happy we finally get to share it with the world!” Guetta recently posted a snippet of the track on his social media, which immediately attractedRead More