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  • Country blues guitarist in the Deep South … of NSW

    13 Nov 2017
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONRagtime – it’s that feel-good sound of yesteryear that is currently enjoying a healthy revival among music lovers everywhere.Fast, earthy and complicated, it is...

  • Healthy adventure beyond the backyard

    13 Nov 2017
    REVIEWED BY CHRIS JOHNSONIf outdoor adventure is what keeps your mind, body and soul healthy, then there is no shortage of places to go and activities to attempt across this huge...

  • The end of the road?

    10 Oct 2017
    BY DR CLIVE FRASER1990 Subaru BrumbyIn human years, 27 is rather youthful and still regarded as a young adult.But in the motoring world, 27 years old is geriatric and well past...

  • Tommy thrills at the Opera House

    03 Oct 2017
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONAustralia has no greater guitarist than Tommy Emmanuel. Full stop. End of story.In fact, he is probably the best guitarist in the world.In his hands, he can make a...

  • Hope I live before I get old

    08 Sep 2017
    BY SIMON TATZIn The Who’s 1965 hit My Generation, Roger Daltry sang what is possibly one of the most famous lyrics in the history of rock ‘n roll: “I hope I die before I get...

  • G stands for Guitarra

    24 Aug 2017
    By Chris JohnsonCan flamenco, classical, jazz and blues all share the stage at the same time?Maybe. Probably. Sure.Absolutely, if the legendary Paco Peña is at the helm.Currently...

  • Blended

    16 Aug 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANI picked a grape, I picked another. I picked its cousin, instead of its brother.Picked more, a brother from another mother. Picked the ring-ins, All different no...

  • Jazzing it up gypsy style

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIt was late one balmy night during a recent overseas holiday to Noumea (see this edition’s travel pages), wandering around the marina when we heard it.Live music...

  • Your Brain in Sickness and in Health

    16 Aug 2017
    BOOK REVIEWYour Brain in Sickness and in HealthThe experience of dementia and other brain disordersBy Sid WilliamsREVIEWED by CHRIS JOHNSONUnderstanding Alzheimer’s disease,...

  • Getting to the heart of it in New Caledonia

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIn 1999 French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand published a book titled Earth from Above. It was the culmination of a five-year, five-continent, 60-country...

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