Music Review: ‘The Passion of Charlie Parker’

This album of reimagined Charlie Parker charts transports the listener in a time travel through the up and downs of Bird’s life. Through his greatest works as performed by some of today’s top Jazz artists, ‘The Passion of Charlie Parker’, is a beautiful tribute to arguably the most influential saxophonist in history. I was sitting …

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‘La La Land’ a true classic

You will have to forgive me if I sound like a giddy schoolgirl as I reminisce about the wonder that is ‘La La Land’, but this movie was stunning. As I mentioned yesterday while reviewing ‘Sing’, movie prices are high here in Australia, $21.50 a ticket is mad! So when a ‘Tight Tuesday’ comes around …

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‘Sing’ the Movie

It feels like almost a year ago that the trailer for 'Sing' first tantalised the screen at our favourite cinemas; it was in fact only back in May, but the anticipation has been mounting since.  As one part of the new ‘George Family Traditions’ (originally adapted from a Lewis family coincidence) Em and I finally …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Christmastime’ – Jody McBrayer

It has come time for the final in my series of new Christmas albums, and of course I have saved the best to last (not particularly helpful for those wanting to buy them for the Christmas season but this one is worth the wait and will certainly be a keeper for next year). Jody McBrayer …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Friends for Christmas’ – John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham are still surprising their fans even after all these years   The end of 2016 sees them offering a collaborative Christmas album appropriately titled; Friends for Christmas. Together, the Australian icons and long-time friends have released over 40 studio albums collectively, with their latest effort focusing on the family values and cheer …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Unto Us’ – Matthew West

An eagerly awaited spirited album of Christmas favourites and original Christmas songs from one of Christmas's hit artists. Matthew West is a four-time Grammy award nominee with multiple Christian music Songwriter/Artist of the Year and Dove Awards. He has also been awarded an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Greatest Gift of All’ – Rascal Flatts

The ‘Greatest Gift of All’ in the Christmas music stakes of 2016 comes from one of my favourite bands, Rascal Flatts.  A stunning album that cannot be overlooked for innovative arrangement and diverse styling. Rascal Flatts is an American country music trio formed in Columbus, Ohio in 2000, with 22.5 million albums sold and over 28 million digital downloads and …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Full of Even More Cheer’

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Finding Christmas’ – Gentri

A delightful album of Christmas favourites for the whole family, performed with power and classical gusto. GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is …

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25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘A Swingin’ Little Christmas’ – Jane Lynch with friends

'A Swingin Little Christmas' certainly is the most fun Christmas album I've come across for 2016. Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress, Jane Lynch, is getting in the Christmas spirit with the release of a brand new Christmas CD, A Swingin Little Christmas. Best known for her role as Sue Sylvester on the …

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