Entertainment

What’s on this weekend in Newcastle? July 3 – 5

2 Jul , 2015  

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It’s school holidays so there’s heaps to do with the kids this weekend. We’ve also got a great line up of gigs happening in venues around town and across the region.  More…

Music

Jebediah are leaving home again

3 Jul , 2015  

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After just completing a hugely successful sold out metro city run, sending fans into a frenzy celebrating their 20th Anniversary, the legendary JEBEDIAH announce an extension of their tour into key regional centres, including a stop in to The Cambridge Hotel on Friday 28 August.

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Lifestyle

Doughheads: Newcastle’s doughnut kings

3 Jul , 2015  

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If you live in Newcastle and haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past 12 months, chances are you’ve heard of Doughheads… Or at least heard someone raving about a quirky creation they got from “that new doughnut place”.

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Music

SAFIA to play The Small Ballroom in August

3 Jul , 2015  

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Canberra based,  SAFIA will hit The Small Ballroom on Saturday August 29 as part of their ‘Embracing Me’ tour. More…

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Russell Morris returns to the Hunter

2 Jul , 2015  

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ARIA ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee, #1 selling artist, and Australian icon, Russell Morris will be bringing his classic blues-rock sound back to the Hunter for two big shows this August.

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Local Peta Evans Taylor Sings Sober on The Voice

2 Jul , 2015   Video

Local songstress, Peta Evans Taylor wowed the judges on channel 9’s The Voice on Tuesday night. Sparking the attention of the Madden Brothers with a powerful cover of the Pink song, Sober, Peta now progresses to the next round of the competition.  More…

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Lifestyle

INTERVIEW: Shane Henry, Newcastle’s cocktail connoisseur

1 Jul , 2015  

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When it came to the ‘Best Cocktails’ category in our recent Best Of Newcastle campaign, one name was consistently heralded as the expert. This name was Shane Henry, the man behind the mixology at The Dockyard.

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Music

Local musos plead: Stop stealing our gear

1 Jul , 2015   Gallery

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Local muso, Charlie Raby never thought he would wake up one morning to find all his gear gone. But, that’s exactly what happened last week. More…

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**CANCELED** Anthony Lee bring his alter ego Carlos Hopontopofus to the Kavon

30 Jun , 2015  

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NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELED. Local singer songwriter, Anthony Lee will bring his much loved alter ego, Carlos Hopontopofus to the Kavon theatre restaurant in Hamilton this Thursday night (July 2) for a night of side splitting laughter and cringe inducing audience participation. More…

Entertainment

Your guide to the 2015 Hunter Valley Air Show

30 Jun , 2015  

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The skies above Maitland will be buzzing this weekend with the sound of the 2015 Hunter Valley Air Show. The event which will be held at Maitland Airport in Rutherford on the 4th and 5th of July promises to be…. We’ve got all the information you need to make the most of the event right here in our guide to the 2015 Hunter Valley Air Show. More…

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INTERVIEW: Eddie Skiba plays The Lass on July 10

30 Jun , 2015   Video

Eddie Skiba has earned himself a stellar reputation as a songwriter and live performer playing with his talented five piece band infusing natural convivial chemistry with fine musicianship. He’ll be showcasing tracks from his new release, Blend On The Border on July 10 at Newcastle’s Las O’Gowrie.  More…

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The Drones are coming

30 Jun , 2015  

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In 2005 a little known band from Melbourne VIC released what was to become one of the most critically acclaimed, celebrated and talked about Australian albums of modern times, “Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By”. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of it’s release the drones will play a special show at Newcastle’s Small Ballroom on Friday the 28th of August. More…

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REDS, WHITES AND BREWS: Murray’s celebrates July 4th

30 Jun , 2015  

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From this Saturday 4th July, American Independence Day, Murray’s Brewery will be celebrating the aromas, colours and flavours of America at its Bobs Farm brewery and winery. More…

Lifestyle

5 reasons to check out The Terrace Bar

30 Jun , 2015   Gallery

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The Terrace Bar’s long-awaited re-opening over the weekend saw a resounding revival of one of Newcastle’s most interesting night spots.

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A great line up of gigs at the Stag in July

30 Jun , 2015  

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July sees Mayfield’s Stag & Hunter Hotel present another killer line up of gigs in their front bar. From the cream of the local crop to national touring artists, month after month these guys deliver and this month is no different. More…