André Rieu is a musical phenomenon. He has sold over 40 million CDs and DVDs and been recognized with more than 500 Platinum and 270 Gold awards. His extraordinary success, particularly in terms of longevity, is indicative of the depth of his international cultural connection. He reflects the power, positivity and purity of music.
Audrey Hepburn passed away in 1993 at the age of only 63. However, she continues to captivate, charm and change the world. Indeed, a beautiful new book and an exciting documentary demonstrate she’s as relevant as ever.
The count is on with Brisbane’s supreme, agricultural event, the 145-year-old Royal Queensland Show set to return on August 7 in a new 9-day format. This year’s Show is being hailed as the “Comeback EKKA”! and RNA Chief Executive Brendan Christou hopes it will help “bring the community back together once again”.
Every morning in Australia some 513,000 viewers tune in to the country's most popular breakfast program, Sunrise. Clearly the program resonates. It's no fleeting resonance either, for 2017 was its 14th year of consecutive leadership.
Ken Done is 77 years of age, yet there is a timelessness about both the artist and his work, a timelessness that seems related to the extraordinary impact of Ken Done upon the Australian cultural psyche.
Charles Edwards is a highly accomplished and popular English star of stage, TV and film. He is perhaps best known for his role as London editor, Michael Gregson, or as the character is more commonly known, Lady Edith Crawley's lover in the hit TV series Downton Abbey.
It's a city of extraordinary beauty and appeal! Perhaps more than any other Australian City and as Imogen A. Rose discovers, it offers a remarkable combination of location, atmosphere, natural, and architectural beauty.
Australians love to travel – yet one of the realities of being based in the antipodes is that very often, this involves a long haul flight. Imogen A. Rose sat down with leading health expert in travel medicine, Dr Richard Dawood to get all the up-in-air advice for travelling safely.
It would be hard to have missed the ferocious and peculiarly personal siege that has erupted against Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President, John Coates. Coates is one of the most respected and capable individuals in the world of sport yet this sudden onslaught seems to have little sense of the import of the international regard with which Coates is held.
A child perched on the edge of his seat is a great endorsement for any stage production! I had the pleasure of my ten-year-old, nephew's company for the Australian production of Disney's Aladdin, currently on stage at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
There is a familiarity, a genuine connection between Australians and New Zealanders. When New Zealanders suffer, particularly from something as devastating as the 2011 February Christchurch earthquake, it feels personal for many of us.