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  • Brilliance in abundance

    08 Jun 2019
    Herbie Hancock reviewBY CHRIS JOHNSONThe mark of a bandleader can be gauged by his generosity towards the musicians he leads. Comfortable in his own skin, surrounded by the best,...

  •  Louis’ boy a conference hit

    07 Jun 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON  Hands up who went to National Conference. Keep them up if you went to the Saturday night Gala Dinner at the Brisbane Town Hall. Hold them up high if...

  • A pedestrian holiday that isn’t for everyone

    07 Jun 2019
    BY ANDREW LEWIS  “Now that’s a strange looking dog.” I did not think those words would pop into my head when embarking on a four-State, 17-destination, 7,060-kilometre,...

  • Good theatre = good health

    07 Jun 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON  Are the dramatic arts good for mental health? Of course. Physical health? Absolutely.Switched on theatre groups know this and build programs with the...

  • Powerful play takes message overseas … and to regional Victoria

    07 Jun 2019
    Hallowed Ground – Women Doctors in War, the stunning play based on the book co-written by the AMA’s own Associate Professor Dr Susan Neuhaus, is going overseas. The play has been...

  • My kitchen rules

    14 May 2019
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERFree-to-air television is clearly struggling against the digitally disruptive streaming services. And without the revenue flow from advertisers, networks can’t...

  • Joan As Police Woman – arrest me now

    14 May 2019
     BY CHRIS JOHNSONHer funky gold violin was nowhere to be seen or heard all night, but Joan As Police Woman with pink Telecaster in hand captivated the audience all the same....

  • Perfect setting, perfect festival

    03 May 2019
    By CHRIS JOHNSONMorning yoga. Ocean views. Live classical music.That’s not a bad way to start any day, let alone Easter Sunday as part of the Four Winds music festival in Bermagui...


    03 May 2019
    Living & CaringBy Ann Andrews and Jennifer Dann New Holland Publishers RRP: $32.99This release from New Holland is the final book in a trilogy about Parkinson’s disease. Ann...

  • Mary Poppins and soot

    11 Apr 2019
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIn 1964, Walt Disney created a magical movie about a London governess named Mary Poppins.I was six years old when I first saw the movie and immediately fell into...