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April, 2021



The 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Pre-Party hosted by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris alongside Sir Elton John and David Furnish, raised $3 million for the global effort to end AIDS with thanks to our generous donors, sponsors and supporters. The Foundation’s first-ever virtual gala took place on Sunday, April 25 and featured a stripped back performance by GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Dua Lipa and appearances by very special guests including Lady Gaga, Cynthia Erivo and the cast of It’s a Sin, among others.Read More

93rd annual Academy Awards

Major Changes for 2021 The Academy has ruled that streamed films will be eligible, and the sound categories have been merged. The Academy is grappling with shuttered movie theatres and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Films that were scheduled for theatrical release, that meet the other eligibility requirements and that are made available for Academy members to view on the organization’s members-only streaming service within 60 days of being made available on a publicly available streamer or VOD service, will be in the running. (This covers any and allRead More

74th Festival de Cannes

The Festival de Cannes is delighted to confirm that the American Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021. Loyal to his commitments, the American director promised to support the Festival on its return to the Croisette. Prevented last year due to the health crisis, the Festival de Cannes inaugurates this new decade with an outstanding President of the Jury, one of the greatest directors of his generation, as well as a screenwriter,Read More

Hope St Radio opens wine bar and new home

Pete Baxter and Jack Shaw are set to open the doors to Hope St Radio, a new wine bar and custom built home for the much loved radio station. Hope St Radio are opening their Collingwood Yards doors from April 29th, welcoming the local community and visitors and breaking in the new space with three nights of parties — all broadcast live via hopestradio. community, with natural wine and cheap beer flowing alongside tastes of the forthcoming menu. The new Hope St Radio home and wine bar builds on its communityRead More

Film Review: The United States vs Billie Holiday

Director:    Lee Daniels Cast:  Andra Day, Garrett Hedlund, Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, Leslie Jordan, Evan Ross, Rob Morgan, Tone Bell, Dana Gourrier Rating:    MA Running Time:    130 Australian Distributor:    Universal Pictures Australia   When talking about musical history a lot of people consider Elvis Presley to be the first real rock star. You could argue that title should be given to Billie Holiday though. Holiday was a rock star before rock was even thing. As a performer Holiday packed out clubs and had the paparazzi digging into herRead More


In a crucial step forward for the return of multi-award-winning Blues on Broadbeach in 2021, the festival’s COVID Safe Plan has been approved! Featuring an incredible line-up including Grammy Award-winning Aussie rock legends Wolfmother, critically acclaimed Christine Anu, Blues icon C.W. Stoneking and Kiwi roots reggae outfit The Black Seeds, Blues on Broadbeach 2021 will see a re-imagined and innovative COVID safe festival design come to life in Broadbeach on May 20-23, 2021. Festival Director Mark Duckworth can’t wait for the return of live music to the Gold Coast. “It was fantastic news for the BluesRead More


Country music fans in the Goulburn Valley can gear up for a big weekend at the end of October with the launch of the Goulburn Valley Country Festival. The event is the sister festival to the sold-out Gippsland Country Music Festival and features a coveted line-up of some of the biggest names on the Australian country music scene. Headlined by Lee Kernaghan, with special guests Brad Cox, Casey Barnes, Felicity Urquhart, Andrew Swift, The Davidson Brothers and some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts on the live scene today. The event will also featureRead More

2021 German Film Festival

Presented by Palace, the German Film Festival will screen the best new films from Germany showcasing Festival favourites, works of auteurs and the best new talent. This year’s programme, presented in association with German Films, will screen from 25 May – 20 June at Palace Cinemas across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide. German Film Festival spokesperson Bettina Kinski said, “We’re truly excited to return to screens with the latest in German Cinema, something we sadly missed in 2020. The Festival will be a great opportunity for people interested in German language films andRead More

Amy Shark 2021 Australian Tour

Homegrown multi ARIA award winning, singer-songwriter Amy Shark has today emphatically confirmed that her CRY FOREVER national tour will proceed as scheduled in June/July and also announced that a brand new Newcastle Entertainment Centre show on Friday 11 June will be added due to the huge demand from local Newcastle fans.  Tickets will go on sale for the Newcastle show at 11am on Friday 16 April from In what will be one of the first arena tours globally since COVID-19 struck last year, Amy has committed to deliver for her fans and do whateverRead More


ANZAC DAY EVE – SATURDAY 24 APRIL 2021  LIVE AT MELBOURNE’S SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL  PLUS A MAJOR TELEVISED CONCERT EVENT The biggest names in Aussie music will join forces this Anzac Day eve – for the second year running – in a televised major concert event Catch artists performing live in concert at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with additional, stunning pre-recorded performances broadcast on the night MFTHF 2021 line-up includes (in alphabetical order): Amy Shark, Ben Lee, Bliss N Eso feat. Kasey Chambers, Budjerah, Dean Lewis, Gordi, Hayley Mary, Jerome Farah, Jess Hitchcock, Jimmy Barnes, Lime Cordiale, Mahalia Barnes, MiaRead More