Entertainment News

Romeo and Juliet in step
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne City Ballet is coming to Bendigo performing their rendition of Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and Juliet. Retelling the tale through a classical repertoire the ballet will display choreography performed by a full cast of artists, with intricate costumes and scenery. The ba..
28-Jul-2016
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Hughsey's on the road
Bendigo Weekly
COMEDIAN Dave Hughes says he knows the joys of growing up in country Victoria and it helps when playing to regional audiences. Hughesy certainly gets his easy-going humour from his Warnambool origins, and is returning to Bendigo on August 27 with his new show Sweet at the Ulumbarra Theatre. ..
30-Jun-2016
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Hot autumn night at the Capital
Bendigo Weekly
Peter Byrne is bringing his Neil Diamond show to the Capital Theatre tonight. Relive the magic and the magical hits of superstar Neil Diamond in a two hour concert experience. Come and hear all the great hits such as – Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, I Am I Said, Cherry Cherry, Beautiful N..
22-Apr-2016
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Doug revisits Joe Cocker legend
Bendigo Weekly
They lived on opposite sides of the world, but gravel-voiced Englishman Joe Cocker and equally gritty Australian vocalist Doug Parkinson had many things in common. Both were born in steel towns – Cocker in Sheffield and Parkinson in Newcastle; both had hits with The Beatles..
15-Apr-2016
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Vinyl day
Simon Wooldridge
A decade or so ago it would’ve been a brave person to predict the rise and rise of vinyl record sales. But vinyl is back. Big-time. Coupled with the rejuvenation of this most pure form of recorded music is Record Store Day. Starting in 2008, Record Store Day events now take place at t..
15-Apr-2016
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Kitty Flanagan- taking life seriously?
Christine McGinn
KITTY Flanagan is hitting the road for her third national tour with Bendigo set to experience her self-confessed “best show yet”. Packed with plenty of laughs, stupid voices and hard laughs, Kitty says the SERIOUSLY?! tour is sure to please regional fans. “I think it&rs..
29-May-2015
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Rocker’s tour set to roll on
Christine McGinn
HEADING back on the road, five-time ARIA winner Ian Moss is embarking on a solo regional tour. One of Australia’s most iconic musicians, Moss is taking his distinctive vocals on a solo, Six Strings Classics Tour, this May to July. Moss will be performing all the classic hits from his Si..
29-May-2015
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Blues and Roots Festival program
Bendigo Weekly
Line up and program here (http://www.bendigobluesandroots.com.au/lineup.php) Australian Blues legend Chris Wilson is coming to Bendigo as part of this year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. The multi-instrumentalist – who has been a part of some of Austra..
02-Oct-2014
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Killick takes stage
Christine McGinn
Cracking a joke or 12, stand-up comedian Bev Killick will take to the stage this September. With two decades of live performance up her sleeve, Bev will take her brash and bold humour to the Shamrock Hotel on September 4. Known for her work on Kath and Kim, Fat Pizza and even “Busting O..
14-Aug-2014
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Put your hand up to play
Bendigo Weekly
Aspiring artists wishing to perform as part of this year’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival have until the end of April to get their applications in. Interest has been far-reaching and diverse with performers from all over Australia, and some internationals, formally expressing t..
23-Apr-2014
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A vine time for rock at the Rifle
Bendigo Weekly
THE Rifle Brigade Hotel plays host to Rock in Vines this Sunday. Festival director Steve Saxton said the big day was getting close. “We are committed to delivering this and other events for Bendigo, its music-loving public, and the talented local artists who have been such great sup..
06-Mar-2014
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Groovin the Moo Tix on sale
Bendigo Weekly
Team Groovin the Moo is in high spirits as it welcomes a new bunch of artists to take part in the regional Australian festival fun, with tickets on sale NOW. PR guru Paula “Jonesy” Jones is pushing the barrow with The Presets, Dizzee Rascal (UK), Vance Joy and Wave Racer to The Jez..
29-Jan-2014
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Watch out Kenny
Bendigo Weekly
KENNY Carter is in a tricky situation. By the time they are through with him he doesn’t have a wife, a child or a hope in hell. The Bendigo Theatre Company is presenting The Removalists from tonight at the art sheds at 15 to 17 Allingham Street, Golden Square. The show runs at 8pm on Nov..
01-Nov-2013
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David’s time to shine
Steve Kendall
The man who inspired the movie Shine is coming to Bendigo for a recital at The Capital. David Helfgott showed extraordinary pianistic ability from an early age, winning the state finals of the ABC’s Instrumental and Vocal Competition six times. At age 17, David began studying with Alice C..
25-Oct-2013
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Julia delivers home truths
Bendigo Weekly
MULTI-TALENTED. There you go, that’s Julia Zemiro in a nutshell. It’s good because I would not be surprised seeing her in any role. The French-born-now-living-in-Melbourne Zemiro is on our screens now presenting a five-part series, Home Delivery. Unusually, she takes a back seat, d..
27-Sep-2013
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Sound of Wales
Bendigo Weekly
VicWelsh is a traditional Welsh male voice choir, singing in four-part harmony. It is led by Welsh-born and Welsh-speaking Faleiry Koczkar. At least a quarter of its repertoire is sung in Welsh but the choir also sings a wide variety of popular tunes, Broadway melodies, operatic arias, Afro-Am..
19-Sep-2013
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Tuning into spring
Bendigo Weekly
A jam-packed family fun day is scheduled to take place at Big Hill Vineyard for Homeless Youth’s major fundraiser for 2013. The event will feature live music from local musicians Berlin Postmark, Pat Ward, Talisa Jobe, Taylor Sheridan and The Resonators and will take place on Sunday, Octobe..
13-Sep-2013
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Asylum seekers knit into community
Bendigo Weekly
Tasmanian filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick has produced a feature length documentary, Mary Meets Mohammad, following a story around the Pontville detention centre. The film will be screening at Bendigo’s Star Cinema this weekend. Heather said she was looking for a project and noticed an ABC..
13-Sep-2013
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A long holiday
Bendigo Weekly
Three piece post-grunge Melbourne outfit Long Holiday have just launched their debut album ...Greetings From in their hometown and are excited to be hitting the stages of The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine on Saturday. Heavily influenced by the 1990s grunge sound of Nirvana, Long Holiday have their own..
22-Aug-2013
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Bendigo gig for Sarah Blasko
Bendigo Weekly
Sarah Blasko is playing the Capital, Bendigo on July 31. After spending time in Paris, supporting the release of her album and performing throughout Europe, she has returned to Australia for the tour. Accompanied by her long time band, Sarah will travel to regional Australia. She will also b..
14-Jun-2013
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