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What’s On at the FAC | Opera Australia comes to you, plus the musical spectacular of CHICAGO!

  Opera Australia: The Barber of Seville Saturday 3 September, 7.30pm FAC Theatre Tickets: $27 - $84 Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city’s matchmaking...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 127 – Nat King Cole: The Complete After Midnight Sessions

      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old...

JOSEPH TAWADROS “THE ART OF THE OUD” Review by Frank Howson.

Last night, at the invitation of virtuoso musician Warren Wills, I attended Bird’s Basement to bear witness to the extraordinary ability of multi-award winning...

Cream of The Crate: CD Review #38 – Fats Waller: Aint Misbehavin’

      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old...

Explainer: the history of jazz

Jazz was the most influential musical movement of the 20th century. What’s its story? The Count Basie Orchestra. After more than 100 years of history,...

Protecting Australian women from American jazz: the hidden aim of the 1927 tariff inquiry

‘For the sake of the husbands, wouldn’t it be better if these records were kept out of Australia?’ Shutterstock The 1927 Tariff Board inquiry into...