Get in the groove, swingers

IF YOU know how to boogie woogie, tuck turn or do the lindy hop and you feel like swinging the evening away, then Melbourne Town Hall will be the place to be on October 7.

Internet a wealth of gardening information

SPRING is a time for wonderful garden adventures. And if you're a keen gardener, NAN BOSLER suggests making good use of the internet to gain new and helpful information.

Fascinating peek into ‘underworld’

THE “underworld” of fashion is being revealed at an exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Townsville’s taste of classic Pamela

THE grand ma’am of classical piano, Pamela Page, takes to the stage in Townsville in August as part of the 24th annual Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Don’t just pass muster – call in

IT'S TIME to hitch up the caravan or pack the motorhome – the Gympie Music Muster is on next month. Now in its 33rd year, the muster will be held from August 28-31 in the spectacular Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, about a 90-minute drive north of Brisbane.

Musos Doin’ it for the Troops

A NEW DVD featuring some of Australia’s big-name musicians will raise funds for troops suffering post-traumatic stress disorder

New meaning to social networking

ONCE upon a time social networking meant actually talking to people. These days, writes NAN BOSLER, it means computer screens and the click of keys... and seniors are embracing the technology.

Reg Livermore’s Wicked new role

AS far as Reg Livermore was concerned, he was involuntarily retired and “feeling a touch redundant” when a phone call came out of the blue offering him the role of the Wizard in the 10th anniversary tour of the stage play Wicked.

In search of the Last Paradise

Clive Neeson was so determined to be a filmmaker he dug potatoes to pay for his filming.

Fans breathlessly await scores of jazz talents

The 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival is set to bring some of the world’s masters of jazz to this country, with a thrilling program of big-name artists, straight-ahead jazz, genre-blending crossovers, blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers alongside the best of local talent.