Friday Aug 8
Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe has died aged 85
Born in Invermay near Launceston, Tasmania in 1929, Sculthorpe studied at Melbourne University before moving to the UK study to Oxford University where he studied with composer Egon Wellesz.
'Dark Aemilia' a treat for Shakespeare lovers
Drawing on the biography of a real-life woman proposed by some scholars as the model for the Dark Lady of the Bard's sonnets, O'Reilly creates a fiery, proto-feminist heroine and entangles her in a star-crossed affair considerably more adult and complex than the teen romance enshrined in The daughter of a court musician murdered under mysterious ... (more)
Give us a break in the north
TAX breaks for businesses in the northern suburbs should be considered by the State Government to help create jobs for Holden's closure, a federal Labor MP says.