Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

The ancient world of the Silk Road was full of treasures.

Cis and Barbiche: love and letters

IN 1944 a young Barbara Rigby fell in love with a French airman who wrote her more than 200 passionate, funny and poignant letters, while she kept a daily diary. The fun and tenderness of this real-life World War II romance has inspired the play Cis and Barbiche.

Dance delights at Dandenong

"THE TRUEST expression of a people is in its dance and music," said dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mile, and nowhere will this be more evident than at the Echoes of My Homeland multicultural concert in Dandenong this month.

Best Bytes: Thank goodness they care

THE NSW Government has released its five-year Carers Strategy as people across Australia are urged to help celebrate Carers Week from October 12-19, writes NAN BOSLER. 

Always the showman

BACK in 2008, showman Fred Brophy told ABC Radio in Mount Isa he would pack up his famous boxing tent and retire once the book he was writing about his life was finished. Six years later, that biography has just been published, and Fred has no intention of giving up the life he was born into and has loved for 62 adventurous years.

Ordinary people extraordinary

A sign saying slogan Old Age Ain’t No Place For Sissies led Laurene Dietrich to launch a remarkable exhibition of photographs of seniors from rural and regional Victoria.

Modern way to trace the past

LEARNING how to access and use the internet can make an enormous difference to your life, writes NAN BOSLER

Johnny's fans are his rock

WHEN rock ’n’ roll burst on to the Australian music scene back in the 1950s and ’60s, one man at the centre of it all played a vital role in moulding the music of a generation. Johnny Devlin, aka the Kiwi King (after Elvis Presley), was the first New Zealand rock ’n’ roll invader to Australia – coming over for a week’s musical engagement and staying a li...

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.

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