Rondo to serve up Beer

By Shirley Higgins Croft. The Rondo Theater has announced its spring program, which is headlined by B is for Beer, a jaunty farce taking the audience on a musical pub-crawl, starting from be-bop innocence, via doo-wop inebriation to brit-pop jubilation. Rodney K Wright is producing the show, and again the great Alexei Finlayson will takeContinue reading “Rondo to serve up Beer”

Verne classic to be remastered

By Destiny Givens. Jules Verne fans are abuzz today, with the news that a remake of Around the World in Eighty Days has been green-lit by North Queensland streaming service, Buffer. Executive Producer, Deborah Mailman, has said that the production will be inspired by the whimsical Australian cartoon series (above) from the 1970s, rather thanContinue reading “Verne classic to be remastered”

Big Terry cast in For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Kimberley Schloss. The Big news for movie fans is that Big Terry (above) has been cast in the leading role of Robert Jordan in the remake of For Whom the Bell Tolls, to be directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film will be co-produced by Screen North Queensland, Bazmark Inc, Quely and Summer Bay Productions.Continue reading “Big Terry cast in For Whom the Bell Tolls”

Burke: the Musical opens at the Rondo

By Allan Povah The highly anticipated production of Burke: The Musical has opened at the Rondo theatre in Edge Hill. The tribute to the popular backyard landscape gardener has been written and choreographed by Alexi Finlayson from a libretto by Lincoln Humphries. The show stars Joey Perrone as Burke and Alex Papps as the crocodile,Continue reading “Burke: the Musical opens at the Rondo”

Coroner releases report on Copeley death

By Murray Murchison. The Coroner has released her findings into the untimely death of Mr Trent Copeley on the slopes of Early Hill in August this year. The two-hundred page report has been translated into five different languages and an audio book has been compiled, with Copeley being voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait. Alex Papps voicesContinue reading “Coroner releases report on Copeley death”

Ben Lee rocks the Spratlys

By Allan Povah from aboard The Claire. A fleet of pleasure boats came into close contact with the Chinese Navy in the South China Sea yesterday resulting in the loss of one vessel, wrecked on the wretched reef of misplaced optimism. The flotilla was arranged by Ben Lee, Josh Radnor and Peter Andre as aContinue reading “Ben Lee rocks the Spratlys”

Pharrell triumphs at paintball in Tabloid Series

By Shirley Higgins-Croft A group of International creative arts luminaries descended upon Kuranda this past weekend for the latest round in the Tabloid Sports and Partying World Series. Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo won the event overall and he heads the leader board having gained a first place medallion for both the Waterboarding Freestyle, and theContinue reading “Pharrell triumphs at paintball in Tabloid Series”

Blayden top charts with controversial track

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Popular Mareeba HipHop duo, Blayden, have topped the Spotify download charts with their tribute to John Mayer and Liverpool FC. The song, JayMay JayMay JayMay, samples the Anfield Choir in full voice and features some freestyle rapping from DJ Durridge (aka Daniel Sturridge). Band members Brayden Ross (left above), and Blaide BrentContinue reading “Blayden top charts with controversial track”

Let there be Light wins big at the Steves

By Shirley Higgins-Croft It was a night for the obliteratii and the shiterati in Cairns last night for the presentation of the fifth annual North Queensland Academy Awards, sponsored by the Reef Casino and Beacon Lighting. The awards were presented in front of a celebrity studded audience of B- and C-listers The gripping badguy-atheist-finds-God-gets-saved drama,Continue reading “Let there be Light wins big at the Steves”

Class reunion a blast!

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Graduates of the 2012 class of the WBU Masters in Air Hostess Administration returned to Cairns this weekend for their 5 year reunion. The gala evening, held at the Reef Casino, was hosted by Samantha Armytage, with entertainment provided by Big Pig and Alex Papps. Class president, Yan Zhangli (Air China –Continue reading “Class reunion a blast!”