‘Life is Beautiful’ stage production at Astor Theatre 2 Dec 2014

Since 1936 the magnificent, ‘Art Deco’  Astor Theatre in St Kilda, one of Melbourne’s iconic purpose built treasures, has played host to outstanding 20th and now 21st century motion picture classics.

For Melburnians and international tourists alike a night out at the Astor Theatre is a special event. It is a great building in structure and essence and a preserved time capsule of a rich history and a by gone era.

Amidst ‘her’ long and illustrious career the Astor Theatre is now debuting an outstanding live stage production titled  ‘Life is Beautiful’  proudly presented by Glow Project events.

This one night extravaganza of high art talent is a gift to this city.

For bookings:   http://www.ticketebo.com.au/the-glow-project/life-is-beautiful.html

Performances by:

Brett Kaye Melbourne Opera singer and entrepeneur.
Brett Kaye Melbourne Opera singer and entrepreneur.

Brett Kaye who is spearheading this special event Is a high profile and much loved global opera singer with strong roots in cultural and music education in the Jewish community. He is notably, the recipient of an acclaimed opera scholarship which allowed him to further his operatic studies in Milan and Tuscany.


Tania de Jong Melbourne based Opera singer
Tania de Jong Melbourne based Opera singer





Tania de Jong Australian soprano and inspiration powerhouse within both the musical and business worlds performed with the Victorian State Opera in over 40 countries. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Music Theatre Australia and Creative Universe and Inspiring Minds as well as the founder and executive producer of Creative Innovation Global.





Lucy Gale performing with her band on the night  Kerbeos
Lucy Gale performing with her band on the night Kerbeos

Lucy Gale is a world class singer and known by her peers as ’The Voice’.  She will be performing Soul / Jazz  with her band Kerberos including the super talents of Gianni Turcio on piano, David Rosa on bass, Michael Rochford on Drums and the extraordinaire  trumpet player Gianni Marinucci.







TTamara Vasilevitsky Melbourne pianist
TTamara Vasilevitsky Melbourne pianist

Tamara Vasilevitsky has a Bachelor degree in Music specializing as a piano teacher, piano artist and chamber orchestra soloist. After she graduated, she worked at the Minsk Conservatoire as a teacher and piano accompanist.




Galit Taylor Klas Melboune based Singer / writer / director.
Galit Taylor Klas Melboune based Singer / writer / director.

Galit Taylor Klas is a  Melbourne based singer / writer / director who was  born with expansive natural talent that has been further influenced by some of the worlds notable coaches, directors and performers.








David Oharuib Melbourne Singer / Songwriter
David Oharuib Melbourne Singer / Songwriter

David Ohaion singer / songwriter / musician  will also be performing some incredibly touching original song.







Lauren Glezer Melbourne based Singer / Songwriter.
Lauren Glezer Melbourne based Singer / Songwriter.


Lauren Glezer is an young super talented singer / songwriter who will entertain and amaze.  ‘I use music to map my personal journey – my own ups and downs and the stories of the people that I meet along the way. I find the more honest my songs are, the freer I become’ , writes Lauren.


Life is Beautiful poster

The Sun Records All-Stars Australian Tour

Direct from the U.S.A and currently on the Australian Tour are The Sun Records All-Stars’, proudly presented by Abstract Entertainment.

This historically rich  interview with Bill Culp, one of the performing artists and writers of the The Sun Records All-Stars gives listeners a birds eye view into the iconic times at Sun Records in the early 1950’s.

During this ground breaking period powerful cultural energies merged  to produce and showcase unique artists. This was the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll as we know it today.

This show is an amazing opportunity to share the ever evolving high creativity that produced artists like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.



Saturday 15th November – ROOTY HILL RSL CLUB – Bookings: (02) 9625 5500

Sunday 16th November – CABRA-VALE DIGGERS CLUB – Bookings: (02) 9727 3600

Thursday 20th November – CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE – Bookings: (02) 6393 8111

Friday 21st November – REGIONAL THEATRE, GRIFFITH – Bookings:

Saturday 22nd November – CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA – Bookings:

Tuesday 25th November – FRANKSON ARTS CENTRE – Bookings: (03) 9784 1060

Friday 28th November – THE ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE – Bookings:

Saturday 29th November – TWIN TOWNS AUDITORIUM, TWEED HEADS – Bookings: 1800 014 014

Sunday 30th November – MACKAY ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENTION CENTRE – Bookings: (07) 4957 1777

Wednesday 3rd December – THE GLASSHOUSE, PORT MACQUARIE – Bookings: (02) 6581 8888

Thursday 4th December – CLUB FORSTER – Bookings:

Friday 5th December – WESTS LEAGUES CLUB, NEWCASTLE – Bookings: (02) 4935 1200

Saturday 6th December – SOUTHS JUNIORS CLUB – Bookings: (02) 9349 7555

Sunday 7th December – WINDSOR RSL CLUB – Bookings: 13 18 02

Wednesday 10th December – REGIONAL ARTS CENTRE, DUBBO – Bookings:

Friday 12th December – SHOALHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, NOWRA – Bookings: 1300 788 503

Saturday 13th December – ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH – Bookings: (08) 9370 5888



Bill Burr is considered one of the top comedians of his generation, achieving success in TV and film as well as selling out theatres around the world.  He first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chapelle’s Show.   Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon.   One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast is an off-the-cuff weekly rant that has become a fan favourite.

In December, Bill’s fourth hour long comedy special I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, will premiere on Netflix and September this year, he released a vinyl album Live At Andrew’s House a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall show.

In 2015, Bill will co star with Kevin Costner in the movie Black or White and later in the year, Bill’s animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family.

Bill received rave reviews for his recurring role as Kuby on the hit TV show, Breaking Bad; he has also featured in The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken movie Stand Up Guys.  Bill was also seen in the Steve Carell and Tina Fey feature, Date Night.

In the near future Bill hopes to have some kids.  But until then, he will continue to spend most of his mid afternoons sitting in his sweat pants learning AC/DC songs on his SG.

Bill is against organized religions and believes we should go back to the gold standard for our currency.  None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information.   He tends to go with his first thought because reading makes him sleepy.

Don’t miss your chance to see world-renown stand-up Bill Burr on his very first Australia tour!


PERTH                                                                             RIVERSIDE THEATRE                                                TUESDAY 27 JANUARY

Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au

MELBOURNE                                                              HAMER HALL                                                               THURSDAY 29 JANUARY

Book at Arts Centre Box Office 1300 182 183 www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.a

BRISBANE                                                                    CITY HALL                                                                      SATURDAY 31 JANUARY

Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au or QTIX 136 246 www.qtix.com.au

SYDNEY                                                                          SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE                                          SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY

Book at SOH Box Office 9250 7777 www.sydneyoperahouse.com or Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au


‘Erotica and the Muse’, Open Studio by fine artist Emily Humphries

Painting by fine artist Emily Humphries titled ‘Inclination’ part of an open studio  (click for details Erotica and the Muse on Sat. 29 Nov. 10-6pm and Sun. 30 Nov. 2014, 10-3pm

Emily Humphries fine artist and second child of Australian icon Barry Humphries is opening her home and studio to the public.Emily is a well loved Melbourne Artist who has been exhibiting professionally since 1986. Her first exhibition seeing her placed alongside leading artists Rick Amor and Brian Dunlop.

The 90’s saw Humphries specialise in Printmaking at the VCA where she received a National Gallery Trustees Award in her first year. Emily then went to exhibit with Stuart Gerstman Galleries in South Bank.

After marrying Melbourne film composer and co founder of 80’s group, Not Drowning Waving, John Phillips, the couple and their three children moved to Europe where they worked independently predominantly in France and Italy.

Emily works across media creating magical canvases and illuminated sculptures, spaces which inhabited and build in the imagination. Her sculptures read like little stages on which still lives and symbolic narratives play themselves out.

A committed painter Emily says, “the most challenging and captivating of arts is when one can inspire a relationship or narrative within a single two dimensional frame,” Emily’s recent journey into film echos this rather alchemical idea where she asks of the viewer to try to distil what consciousness they may wish to find in their own lives through the arc of fantasy whilst she reflects on the utility of art in this regard.

In 2010 Humphries exhibited in Italy on an Artegiro Galleria award, where she was supported for three months to work beside the volcanic lake Bolsena where she ultimately mounted a show in and around notions of the Sublime.

In 2012 still with Artegiro Emily exhibited a series of photographic works captured serendipitously on her Samsung Gallaxy mobile where she explored Paris as a visceral city treading within it’s well worn romantic cliché of romantic love.

She is also working on a documentary project around how we utilize fantasy to construct our realities where she traversed Europe interviewing those she found most fascinating, including her self declared mentor, the French film maker Agnes Varda.

This Year has seen Emily publish her first Poetry cycle, The Divining Tower, written between 2010-2013, and published here in Melbourne by Little Fox Press. For her poem, Melbourne, which is contained within this collection she received an award in the Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup 2012, which is quite an honour in the contemporary writing scene. This book will be available too at her open studio to where it is a great opportunity to get hold of one signed.

There is much more I can say about this artist but it would simply take too long. You can visit her site at www.emilyhumphries.com for more details.

This Open studio will show her most recent suite of etchings available framed or unframed and are formed around notions of the erotic.

Her South Yarra residence will be open from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday the 29th of November and again on Sunday from 10 am -3 pm. It is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the more intimate world of one of our fine artists.

I urge you, don’t miss out!