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November, 2019


Grammy Awards 2020

The nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced by president/CEO Deborah Dugan and Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. along with host Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha. The Grammys take place on January 26 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominations, below: Record of the Year “Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “Hard Place,” H.E.R. “Talk,” Khalid “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo “Sunflower,” Post Malone & SwaeRead More

Sofitel LA To Debut ‘Christmas’ Couture Design Experience

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is ringing in the holidays with Art De Noel, the annual Christmas rendezvous that unites Sofitel hotels worldwide. Inspired by the world of haute couture, this year’s theme of ‘Christmas Couture’ invites guests to be dazzled by a distinctive design experience with a touch of French elegance and “art de vivre”, to “live the French way”. While the theme emphasizes the chicness of French haute couture, the fashion influences of the City of Angels represent the glitzy glamour. To blend the two opposite yet complementaryRead More

The Holy Shroud exhibition – cocktail party

The Holy Shroud exhibition celebrated its visit to Melbourne with a cocktail party for invited guests at SpACE@Collins in Melbourne. Hosted by the exhibition’s curator Dr Giovanni Butera, Chairman of the Global Association of International Artists and Italian artist Veronica Piraccini guests were provided with an explanation of the exhibition, plus a dance performance and fashion show by fashion designer Lucy Laurita. Cocktails and Italian food were also provided.

Grampians Music Festival 2020

Returning to one of the country’s most picturesque locations, the GRAMPIANS MUSIC FESTIVAL is kicking off a brand new decade, bringing another exciting edition of the event  to the iconic Grampians Mountain Ranges in February 2020! A festival that celebrates the diversity and excitement within the Australian music community, the Grampians Music Festival is a boutique music event that keeps the audience and the artists in mind, when it comes to providing a great and memorable experience for all. The 2019 edition of the Grampians Music Festival boasted the likes of Sampa TheRead More


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, in the capital city of Western Australia. Part of the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth overlooks the city’s beautiful Swan River and Kings Park and connects guests to the destination’s rich way of life through a contemporary take on local culture, history and cuisine. The opening of the hotel also marks the 100th Ritz-Carlton property globally and heralds a much-anticipated return of the iconic luxury brand to Australia. “We are very excited to bring the legendary serviceRead More

2019 Casting Guild of Australia Awards

The Casting Guild of Australia has announced the nominees in all categories for its annual CGA Awards. The only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content, the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony held at Holding Redlich in Melbourne on Friday 29 November. Hosted by actors Zahra Newman (Wentworth) and Mark Coles Smith (Picnic at Hanging Rock), with special guest AACTA Award-winning producer Todd Abbott from Guesswork, the Awards seek to acknowledge and supportRead More

Crystalbrook Collection Unveils New Cairns Hotel

Crystalbrook Collection’s second five-star Cairns hotel, Bailey, will open on 2 November with a strong passion for art, gastronomy and sustainability. Located in the heart of Cairns cultural precinct and just a stone throw for the Esplanade boardwalk and lagoon, Bailey is adorned with Australian artwork and features 255 spacious guest rooms and residences, three restaurants and bars, meeting spaces for up to 150 people, a rooftop mezzanine plunge pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Bailey is the child of Crystalbrook Collection, an independent Australian tourism and hospitality company withRead More


Proudly supported by Screen Queensland, the Sanctuary International Film Festival will return to The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast for the fifth consecutive year on 21 – 24 November 2019. Set against the stunning backdrop of Sanctuary Cove, the outdoor & indoor event premiers some of the best short films, documentaries and feature films from around the world. Film industry workshops, panels, industry networking and special events such as a charity golf tournament and exclusive VIP opening and closing parties will also form part of the 2019 program. The freeRead More


American Express Open-air Cinemas unveil an exciting Summer program of food and films, spanning Australia and New Zealand. The 2019-20 Trans-Tasman tour runs until April 2020, and will visit eight stunning locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Auckland and Christchurch. American Express Openair Cinemas are dedicated to hosting more than movies, with festival-vibe entertainment on offer and American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits. FILMS Gracing the screen this season is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Hustlers, Joker, Zombieland: Double Tap, Charlie’sRead More

The Holy Shroud – An Exclusive Exhibition

From November 15 2019, The Holy Shroud, an immersive experience by celebrated Italian artist Veronica Piraccini will be presented in an exhibition setting at SpACE@Collins in Melbourne.  For 10 days only, six artworks created in response to the Holy Shroud of Turin using an ancient technique and colours of Piraccini’s own invention, invite you to embark on a historical, scientific and artistic journey whilst provoking dialogue and contemplation. The Holy Shroud exhibition will be presented for the first time in Australia from November 15-24 after successful exhibitions in Italy, the United States, Brazil,Read More