Love? – Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is back with a hot new album, classic J.Lo that will have you up and dancing in moments. Love? is J.Lo’s 7th studio album and the first with her new record company Island Def Jam. The executive producer for Love? was ‘LA’ Reid who has worked with some major names in the industry [...]

This Is Chris Botti

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Chris Botti has become the largest selling American instrumental artist since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed #1 Top Jazz Album When I Fall In Love. On an unrelated note, that was also the year he was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. Chris Botti is a trumpeter who has established [...]

Don’t Tempt Me – Sarah McKenzie

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Don’t Tempt Me is the debut album of Sarah McKenzie. This may be her debut album but she isn’t new to the jazz music scene, having performed regularly with James Morrison and singing backing vocals for Michael Buble. Sarah McKenzie is a 23yr old pianist, vocalist and composer who graduated from the West Australian Academy [...]

Movie Review: Source Code

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Rated: M Director : Duncan Jones Starring : Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright Running Time : 93 minutes Release Date : May 5, 2011 Helicopter pilot Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up unexpectedly on a train with a woman named Christina (Michelle Monaghan) who knows him as teacher Sean Fentress. Out of [...]

This Week at the Movies

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It’s Thursday again, and we all know what that means – it’s movie day! There are a few interesting additions to cinemas this week, here is a run down of what you go see tonight: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (On Stranger Tides) If you thought three was it then you are mistaken, the new [...]

Downton Abbey – Coming Soon

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Downton Abbey is a hit overseas and will be airing in Australia on Channel Seven sometime this year. It is a British costume drama set in pre- World War 1 England,  and in fact in the first episode the characters are personally affected by the Titanic tragedy. The story revolves around the Crawley family and [...]

$50 Million in Australian Sales Award to Andre Rieu

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For the first time ever an award commemorating Australian wholesale shipments of albums and DVDs worth $50 million has been presented. President of Universal Music Australasia, George Ash, has presented Maestro Andre Rieu with an award that commemorates Australian wholesale album and DVD shipments worth $50 million. Over the past five years Andre Rieu has [...]

When Ronan Met Burt – Ronan Keating and Burt Bacharach

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Ronan Keating has teamed up with one of his long time musical idols, the legendary composer and producer Burt Bacharach. The duo perform in front of a full orchestra  for this collaboration to ensure it retains the feeling of grandeur and timelessness that it deserves. All of the songs captured for this CD are Burt [...]

Moonlight Serenade – Andre Rieu

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Andre Rieu’s new release CD ‘Moonlight Serenade’ comes out just in time to accompany his Australian tour this May. Moonlight Serenade is classical music at its most contemporary. Quite an upbeat and melodic experience while at times still quite mellow and haunting. There is only 1 track on the CD that actually has vocals which [...]

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – The Best of Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’Ole

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Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’Ole is a ukulele playing Hawaiian folk singer who sadly passed away in 1997. He was only the 3rd Hawaiian to receive a State funeral and it was attended by approximately 10,000 people. All of which was quite sad information to discover as I was looking around to find out a little about [...]