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.

Salamanca Arts Centre uncovers little piece of history

A century-old cigarette packet has been discovered under floorboards at Salamanca Arts Centre.

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.

Maggie’s back wreaking havoc

She's probably well over 100 by now, but Maggie Beare is returning to wreak havoc in the lives of her family in a stage version of the TV classic Mother and Son. This time Noeline Brown plays the wily character made famous by the late Ruth Cracknell – and the evergreen comedian is thrilled to bits.

Poems for funerals

SEARCHING for the right thing to say? Choosing the right poems and music for a funeral can be a very difficult task at a very difficult time.However, an album of recorded poems, suitable for funerals and performed by Australian greats Noni Hazlehurst, Jack Thompson and Paul Kelly, might help.

Best Bytes with Nan Bosler

SENIORS need to be aware of how to be smart online because using the internet is too good to miss!

In search of the Last Paradise

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