Article Archive

November 27, 2015

El Dorado celebrates 21 years in Canberra

15/07/2008 by Sian Edwards

Serving up some of the largest steaks in the capital for over two decades, El Dorado in Dickson is celebrating its 21st birthday this year and is inviting everyone to take advantage of the crazy specials available in the month of July. Co-owners Chris and Johnny have been busy bringing the restaurant out of the 80’s with modern lighting, a new paint-job and carpeting in addition to some exciting new changes to the menu.


Winter sale heats up at Carmen Steffens

15/07/2008 by Sarah Malone

It’s well and truly that time of year again. The days are cold and short, the heating is set to high, and the shops are filled with all kinds of cosy knits and warm coats. Winter is well underway, and with winter comes mid-year winter sales! Winter is the time of year that fashion designers claim to prefer designing for. With winter fashion comes textures, colours (although too often these are just shades of black and grey), trims, and multiple layers of clothing.


Canberra knows it can dance!

14/07/2008 by Ben Graham

On Thursday the 10th of July the AIS arena was transformed into the year’s hottest dance studio as those crazy kids from So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) popped, tapped and krumped their way through the cold winter night. Series favourites Jack, Rhys Demi and Kate were joined by the other six members of the SYTYCD top 10 in the stage spectacular which is currently on a national tour. Each member of the top 10 family performed their favourite and most memorable routines from the first series as well as their favourite solo dances.


Girl in a Herd

07/07/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Win a double pass to see the Herd! The Herd have been around the traps for more than 7 years and their politically charged lyrics, anthem hits and carefree mentality have truly ingrained them into Aussie hip hop culture. The recent addition of lead female vocalist, Jane Tyrrell, marks a new, more complex sound for The Herd and a new era for the genre. With the release of their 4th album, Summerland, The Herd have hit the road, with a long list of shows lined up, and one just for us at ANU Bar on Friday, 8 August.


Laughing all the way to Belconnen

04/07/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

It's only been open for a matter of weeks, but HaHa Bar is well and truly the 'buzz bar of the season.' With a shift from the norm and a lean toward the creative, the Haha Bar team have created a haven for Canberra's urban crowd, in a superb lake-side location. We chat to HaHa Bar co-owner Aaron, and get the goss on this groovy little hub. What was the inspiration for opening HaHa Bar? The gentle buzz of caffeine, a restless imagination and an ethos of taking risks to enrich the surrounds we live in.


Canberra Symphony Orchestra comes to Lerida


Lerida Estate is the Wine Partner of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and as part of the Fireside Festival, will be hosting five concerts in their Barrel Room featuring Canberra Symphony Orchestra musicians. Before the concerts guests can enjoy lunch at Café Lerida which serves delicious locally sourced seasonal food. Also on show will be the Champion 2006 Shiraz Viognier, and award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.


Eureka! Pete's back

03/07/2008 by Martin Jones

You won’t find a happier chap than Pete Murray right now. With a home studio set up at his old farm house in the hills just outside Byron Bay, two beautiful children, complete artistic freedom, sold-out shows and chart topping records… what’s there to be miserable about? To top it off, Pete has just released the first album that he can honestly claim to be 100% satisfied with. Pete’s happiness glows warmly through every guitar chord, every strike of the piano keys, every drum beat, and (nearly) every lyric on his new album, Summer At Eureka.


D'Opus & Roshambo 'switching it up'

02/07/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Local hip hop duo D’Opus & Roshambo have been around the block and it’s been 4 years since the release of their first EP ‘The Question.’ Since then, the boys have filled their time with a long string of high profile support acts with the likes of Cut Chemist, Blackalicious, The Herd and Muph & Plutonic, just to name a few. This time was also filled to the brim with brainstorming, song writing and laying down the tracks of their new album ‘The Switch’ which was released last Saturday, 28 June.


Rhys from SYTYCD talks style


Bubbly Rhys Bobridge from SYTYCD wasn’t just a fierce dancing competitor, he was also the style icon of the series. Dance lovers and viewers found themselves dizzy with anticipation about what fantastic outfit or technicoloured eye make up he would be wearing week after week. What’s your style tip for winter?


My Fair Lady @ Canberra Theatre

30/06/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

My Fair Lady is one of the largest productions ever to come to the Canberra Theatre Centre. Direct from a successful opening season in Melbourne earlier this year, My Fair Lady features the finest voices of Opera Australia accompanied by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. With extraordinary set and wardrobe designs which require 7 semi-trailers to transport the incredible 150 costumes, 50 wigs, 95 pairs of shoes and 60 hats - My Fair Lady will surely be a delight for the senses!