Rondo to serve up Beer

By Shirley Higgins Croft. The Rondo Theater has announced it’s 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 willContinue reading “Rondo to serve up Beer”

October 2018 Classifieds

Looking For Love Dear Mexican chef in the purple dress and with the arresting isthmus. I want to taste your Chiapas and nuzzle your Monterrey and your Durango. I will range below you like Guatemala as support as we seek la culminación together. Save me some leftover pib. @isthmus_fever_damo Wanted Wanted: Chalice, the more ornateContinue reading “October 2018 Classifieds”

Radnor and Lee released from Chinese prison

By Allan Povah. There were outpourings of emotion around the world as musician Ben Lee and actor-musician Josh Radnor were this morning released from a Chinese prison in Kunming and flown aboard a Peoples Liberation Army Shaanxi Y-8 to Singapore. Chinese authorities have finally bowed to the strong opprobrium they have received from world leaders,Continue reading “Radnor and Lee released from Chinese prison”

Kunming Three remain in custody

By Allan Povah in Sanya. Since the arrest of Lee, Radnor and Shannon Noll by Chinese authorities, there has been an uproar among music lovers demanding an immediate release of some rocking jailhouse music from the Kunming Three, along the lines of Catch my diesease and What about me? The Spice Girls (above) have re-formedContinue reading “Kunming Three remain in custody”

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”

Ben Lee documents, in song, 1999 dinner with Chris Stein

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Ben Lee has released a new downloadable single called “Dinner with Chris Stein” on the ManicPixieDreamBoy label. The jaunty track recalls a evening in 1999 when a young, wide-eyed Ben shared a dinner with the visionary Blondie guitarist. Over the meal of peas, raspberries and a potato, Stein disabuses his youngerContinue reading “Ben Lee documents, in song, 1999 dinner with Chris Stein”

CL to headline the CUF?

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Korean superstar, CL (above), formerly of K-pop super-group, 2NE1, and onetime girlfriend of Sir Geoff Huegill is reportedly in negotiations to headline the Cairns Ukelele festival. CL, whose last outing was a Grammy-award winning track on The Little Pony soundtrack, is hugely popular in North Queensland, and securing her services would beContinue reading “CL to headline the CUF?”

‘Song Doctor’ tells all about the Taylor/Katy feud

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Eric Murray, self-proclaimed song-doctor and legend of the music industry, has finally weighed in on the long running Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud. Mr Murray had delivered his keynote address at the annual Tully Songwriters’ Festival, and was taking questions from the audience, when he was asked what his biggest regret was. TheContinue reading “‘Song Doctor’ tells all about the Taylor/Katy feud”

Keith rocks the Railway

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Logan city superstar, Keith Urban, rocked the Railway Hotel last night on his Don’t Look So Surprised world tour in front of a crowd of eighty-one fans. The evening began with two support acts that were received warmly by the crowd. Kuranda artist, Dayne Guzman Caine, performed cuts from his Grammy nominated album CrocdilesContinue reading “Keith rocks the Railway”

Ben Lee avoids the wacky stuff

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Ben Lee is cock-a-hoop over the release of his brand new album ‘Songs about Islam for the whole family’. The indie rocker has come a long way from his folk-rock roots, such as “We’re all in this together” and Claire Danes. Sir Ben, who was raised in the Jewish faith, wantedContinue reading “Ben Lee avoids the wacky stuff”