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Operator please play louder

09/04/2008

Ping-pong playing fivesome, Operator Please have returned from a mammoth European tour to hit the road again, this time for the Aussies. It's all 'on like Donkey Kong' to promote the release of the third single 'Yes Yes Vindictive' from their debut album. With 9 Aussie shows set, Canberra is well and truly on the map with Operator Please taking to the ANU Bar in a fun-time gig with special guests Little Red.

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Winter Wow @ Sybil's Closet

09/04/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

It's sensual, stylish and sophisticated this season at Sybil's Closet Dickson and Kingston. Voluptuous velvets embellished with silk detailing in the deepest blues, purples, greys and blacks will have you looking and feeling silky and luxurious. Think coats, skirts and scarfs teamed with decadently lush bags and wallets embellished with tapestry, brocade, ribbon, fur and beads.

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Fit for a king

08/04/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Buzzing Manuka hot spot, Pangaea, celebrated its 4th Birthday last week, bringing more than bouts of nostalgia and an excuse for cake. Already a clear Canberra hit and now another year wiser, the Pangaea team is ready to turn things up a notch. At the root of this excitement is one of nation’s most esteemed and charismatic Chefs, Canberra born Executive Chef, Sean Jarrett.

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Konoba swings open its doors

02/04/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The launch of Hotel Realm brings more than 5 star accommodation. It brings a new lifestyle to Canberra, sophistication and relaxation. Epitomizing these traits is the newly launched restaurant located on Realm promenade, Konoba. A Croatian word meaning ‘cellar bar,’ Konoba is a Mediterranean feast that radiates with the cool minimalist sophistication that features throughout the corridors of Hotel Realm.

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4 years worth of Bites

25/03/2008 by Amalia Ridwan

Four years ago A Bite to Eat was but a lifeless vacant shop space at Chifley shops. “We just had a feeling,” co-owner Rebecca Kelly said. Since then, Rebecca and friend Danielle McKeon have created a charismatic café/bar which has doubled in size and immeasurably multiplied its fan base, and ever-growing vintage crockery collection. This week they are blowing out four candles, but as clichéd as it sounds, they would probably struggle to think of more things to wish for, for their lively place.

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Rubix Cuba

20/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Rubix Cuba is more than an 80’s fad and a communist country. It’s also more than a 7 piece Aussie Ska band from Newcastle. Rubix Cuba is a feel-good visual and aural feast for the soul. It’s a steaming hot lead singer, fondly referred to as ‘Princess Jasmine,’ 7 equally cool cucumbers and a giant dancing rubix cube. The Cubans have been playing the live circuit enthusiastically for almost 10 years, and now with more than 600 live shows under their belt, Rubix Cuba has hit the roads on their east coast tour and announced the release of their debut album.

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Come to save the day

18/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Sweaty singing indie-pop DJ, Muscles, will be bringing the sunshine back to Canberra with his feel good anthems and edgy beats, when he performs at Friction's B.A.D (Back Alley Disco) on Friday 28th of March at Academy. Muscles has had a massive 2007, busting out hits such as 'Sweaty' and 'Ice Cream,' releasing his debut LP, touring the US with Soulwax, playing the Wireless Festival in the UK, supporting Daft Punk on their Never Ever Land tour and playing at Canberra's Foreshore Music Festival.

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Unspeakable by Quantum Leap

13/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Unspeakable, louder than words was performed by Quantum Leap, the Australian Choreographic Centre's youth ensemble at the Canberra Playhouse from the 1st-4th of August to full arenas. Directed by artistic director Ruth Osborne and her assistant Vivienne Rogis, Unspeakableinvolves 36 young dancers ranging in age from 12 to 25, in work that has been commissioned from four emerging choreographers; Alice Holland, Paul Cordeiro, Marko Panzic and Vicki van Hout.

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Prestigious Events

13/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Situated in Barton, The National Press Club of Australia is bursting with rich political history, past and present. Established by journalists, The Press Club was created to provide a genuine national forum for ‘issue of the day’ discussions by the personalities who help shape them. The first official address dates back to more than 40 years ago.

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National Belgian Day

13/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

You weren’t anywhere on Saturday 21st of July unless you were on the streets of Kingston at the Belgian Beer Café enjoying the festivities, sounds, smells and sights of National Belgian Day. Complete with a traditional horse and carriage, the venue was packed with jolly patrons, the clinking of beer mugs and the tantalizing smell of marinated mussels. A talented jazz trio set the scene with heavenly tunes, spilling their sounds out onto the leafy Jardine Street sidewalk.

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