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COVERGIRL : MADONNA @ SLIDE

Jeremy Brennan, Erikah Heynatz and Michael Griffiths. Photo Maria Lawrie
Jeremy Brennan, Erikah Heynatz and Michael Griffiths. Photo Maria Lawrie

Madonna was the latest diva to have her musical legacy given a Slide COVERGIRL makeover. A myriad of mash-ups, spoken word humour and perky performance art pieces made up the quality cabaret fare.

The sumptuously intimate ambience of Slide, bursting with Madonna fans plus celebrities housed this exciting tribute well. The dinner and show ticket-holders as well as crowds in the upper level gallery formed a formidable throng eager for the new vogue stories.

Madonna’s career started in a decade without tweets, Facebook posts, fast internet or smartphones. CDs were emerging as the shiny new audio device. The developing star’s songs were consistently effective and the everyday girl-to-superstar story continually shocked, motivated and energised many. Continue reading COVERGIRL : MADONNA @ SLIDE

No Offence But Comedy Cabaret

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Headline performer and noted disability activist, Stella Young, sadly no longer with us

Apocalyptic weather has arrived out of nowhere. I’m wet. It’s been a long day. I’m tired. My friend who got me the ticket has ditched me for some irrelevant event in Bankstown. I’m cranky. NO OFFENSE BUT what the hell am I doing going to a comedy cabaret? I’m not feeling …um …receptive.

Ok. So all the smiling volunteer Project Able ushers are very pleasant. Harrumph. And yes. It’s a great line-up of Sydney talent including trending artists back from overseas. Yeah , yeah. Alright, so it’s a full house and everyone is chatty and responsive and happy to there. Even the wet or tired or grumpy.

Then boom! Rap music! A charismatic artist: thumpy, bassy, and irredeemably excitable. Nothing cuts through a bad mood like bass. Pump it up boy! Continue reading No Offence But Comedy Cabaret