Celebrating their new CD release Mancini the Michelle Nicolle Quartet are coming to Canberra performing songs from the Henry Mancini Songbook. Since 1998 The Michelle Nicolle Quartet has released seven critically acclaimed albums. Their new CD celebrates the music of one of the world’s greatest composers. With original arrangements by Michelle, Mancini travels from two of the most well known pieces in history, MoonRiver and Peter Gunn Theme to lesser known treasures like the beautifully crafted Dreamsville. Widely regarded as the finest jazz singer in the country Michelle Nicolle continues to impress, with 2012 performances including Asia Pacific Festival (Siberia), The Schlot (Berlin) Wangarratta Jazz festival and a national tour with her quartet.
If you’d like a double pass to their show at Teatro Vivaldi on Sunday March 10, 4pm, email email@example.com and tell him which composer you’d pit in a death match with Henry Mancini and why. (A copy of Nicole’s album goes to the best two answers!)
Email the editor with your name, phone number and address to see if you can pick up yourself a one of these.
He's back! Subsequently going to ground after last year’s Big Day Out Tour, Drapht has resurfaced with two completely new and free tracks, plus a University-based tour throughout Australia to go with them.
With all that in mind, Drapht & triple j brings to you The Uni-Verse Tour! Not only consisting of Drapht's killer four-piece band, but also harbouring the strength and support of close Perth friend N'fa Jones, who you may have also heard feature on Drapht's Bali Party and again on Drapht's 1990's that can be heard on triple j airwaves nationally. To add to the list of names, the second support slot will be filled by the Queensland up and comers, Seven and Mr. Hill.
If you’d like a double pass to the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him the best misspelled MC name you can come up with. (It’s okay if it’s shit – they all are.)
In Montreal, a Year 6 class is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of their beloved teacher, Martine. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar, a 55 year-old Algerian immigrant, makes his way to the school and offers his services as a substitute teacher. Little by little, Lazhar comes to understand this motley but endearing group, among whom are Alice and Simon, two charismatic pupils particularly affected by their teacher’s passing. Yet while the class begins to heal, nobody in the school is aware of Lazhar’s painful past.
Nominated for an Oscar in 2012, Monsieur Lazhar is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world before their time, and the inspirational educator who transforms their lives.
If you’d like a copy, email email@example.com and tell him which Frenchman would be most likely to change your life and why.
Set in 1980, director Christian Petzold’s latest work centres on a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to a small town from East Berlin as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany).
Planning to flee for Denmark with her boyfriend, Barbara remains icy and withdrawn around her colleagues, particularly with the lead physician (Ronald Zehrfeld), who is hiding a secret of his own. With her patients, however, the guarded doctor is kind, warm, and protective, even risking her own safety for one of her charges.
But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control, over herself, her plans and over love.
Masterfully controlled and totally absorbing, this Cold War thriller expertly details the costs of telling and withholding the truth.
If you’d like a double pass to the flashy new picture house in NewActon, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him which is better: east side or west side?
With the 50th Anniversary of Canberra Centre approaching, Dendy Cinemas have the pleasure of assisting with the celebrations by hosting two classic fashion film nights in March.
The first event will take place on Wednesday March 6, with a screening of a film loved by many, the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A young New York socialite (Audrey Hepburn) becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
The second event will showcase the ever so popular Sex and the City movie. The film continues from the hit TV show, with Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) a New York writer on sex and love finally getting married to her Mr. Big (Chris Noth). The movie will screen on Wednesday March 20.
Both events will be held at Dendy and the price is $15: sparkling on arrival, popcorn, lucky door prizes, mini fashion workshop and feature movie presentation. Bookings are essential for these once off screenings, and can be made by phoning (02) 6221 8900 or visiting dendy.com.au, but thanks to Dendy we have two double passes – one to each screening – to give away. If you’d like one, email email@example.com, tell him which film you want to see and why the film you want to see is infinitely more fashionable than the other.
Over the years the infamous gigantic furry Technotubbies have graced the stages at Big Day Out and appeared along side the likes of The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Fat Boy Slim and Basement Jaxx. Having just performed at 2012’s Homebake, pioneers of Australian electronica, sonicanimation are heading out on tour.
Thanks to the sonicanimation men themselves, we have the opportunity to offer two unfathomably lucky people the chance to wear one of the two original Technotubby suits live on stage with sonicanimation when they play The Clubhouse on Saturday March 23! This includes a free double pass to the show to boot.
(By the way, if ‘Technotubby’ doesn’t mean anything to you, watch this.)
If you’d like to be one of the two people having the best night of their life, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him what ‘theme’ you would use to decorate your very own Technotubby. (Hint: be as awesome as possible.)