Category Archives: Entertainment

Magnify Festival: Exploring Blacktown’s Art Scene

Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia, presenting an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. The organisation is committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. Blacktown Arts places Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities at the heart of its program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance. The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is an initiative of Blacktown City Council and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Experience the rich artistic talent within Blacktown in a brand new way this August and September with the premiere of Magnify festival.  Reaching from The Ponds in the north to Dawson Mall in the west, Magnify will activate sites across Blacktown with music, theatre, dance, film and installations. Local artists and communities will share stories of the region through 8 new creative experiences in intimate and distinct settings.

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DJ Anthony Albanese in the House!

Just 24 hours after being announced the official Opposition Leader after an uncontested leadership ballot, Anthony Albanese has taken on another huge role, one that will require every ounce of nous the experienced politician has….. he has agreed to DJ at HIT105’s famous RnB Fridays Live 2019!

He agreed to the high-pressure role this morning when chatting to Stav, Abby and Matt live on air.     Get ready for the comeback tour!

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Tickets to the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne KURIOS tour here!

KURIOS is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984.  The newest big top production to tour Australia arrives with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries including world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians.

Tickets from $80, click to book or call 1800 036 685

Sydney from 2 October 2019 – Entertainment Quarter
Brisbane from 10 January 2020 – Northshore Hamilton
Melbourne from 12 March 2020 – Under The Grand Chapiteau
before heading to Adelaide and Perth

Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment.   Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries.  Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries.

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Chris Hemsworth – New Global Brand Ambassador for Swisse

Swisse Wellness, Australia’s No.1 Brand in Vitamins and Supplements, announces today a global partnership with international actor Chris Hemsworth as its newest Global Brand Ambassador.

“The brand and our regional marketing teams across the world are truly excited about partnering with Chris who is a perfect complement to the Swisse brand,” said Severine Brichard-Rooney, H&H Group Global Director of Marketing.  “Chris is authentic and truly committed to living the quintessential Australian healthy lifestyle.  Wellness is already such an important part of his life with a strong connection to nature which is at the heart of Swisse.   “At Swisse, we are passionately dedicated to making millions of people around the world healthier and happier. Chris is an example of what we stand for and will help inspire our communities to do so with the active lifestyle he embodies.

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30 Movie Premieres of 2018 in pictures

Our team of pappz have been camping out, working those networks, hustling and bustling in search of the next rush covering some of the flashiest red carpets this year!   With so many shots to choose from, here are some highlights from the year to add to your summer flicks binge fest!

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Photo Credits: Kathy Hutchins, Rad Levlin, G. Holland, Debby Wong.


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2018 International Tennis Federation World Champions awarded

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Romania’s Simona Halep have been named the 2018 ITF World Champions.

Djokovic receives the honour for the sixth time, while it is the first year Halep has been recognised. “I am very honoured to be named ITF World Champion again. I am particularly proud of this achievement after all that I’ve been through physically this year, but part of me always believed I could make it back to the top. It is very satisfying to join Pete Sampras by winning my sixth award,” said Djokovic. Djokovic’s award caps a remarkable year which saw him recover from elbow surgery, win four titles including Wimbledon and the US Open, and climb from No. 22 in the rankings to secure the year-end world No. 1 position. Continue reading 2018 International Tennis Federation World Champions awarded

Final Call for Entries into TropFest 2019

A final call out for entries into Tropfest Australia and Trop JR (for filmakers under 15) reminding budding filmakers that the submissions to enter will close Friday 4 January 2019. Continue reading Final Call for Entries into TropFest 2019