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That’s Amore

That’s Amore

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s a… rather agitating ballad. My pardon, Dean Matrin, as swoon-worthy as you were, the comic value of That’s Amore has been lost in its incessancy. Sometimes we want to sit at an Italian ristorante without the high-strung fiddle of...

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Missing Splendour in the Grass? Enjoy the splendour around you

Missing Splendour in the Grass? Enjoy the splendour around you

Look at me. Come on, look at me. Stop sobbing and give me those tissues. There’s no need for these tears – Splendour in the Grass is no big deal. I mean, who even wants to see Britpop legend Blur, the country’s most celebrated electro-dance duo Flight Facilities, The Wombats from...

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Hungry to help? Thirsty for Change – Opportunities for Life

Hungry to help? Thirsty for Change – Opportunities for Life

Life’s elixir. We hydrate, we rejuvenate, we cool our bodies with it. Water, which covers 70 per cent of the planet, is the reason behind our vibrant, healthy lives. We live for it, we survive because of it. Yet throughout the world, 748 million people still don’t have access to this...

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Thank you very much – Friday 10 July

Thank you very much – Friday 10 July

The King once said, “I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just the way of expressing myself when I move around.” Whether what we will see in Surfers Paradise on Friday night will be sexy, smooth or a little bit scary, there’s no doubt the spirit of Elvis will be in...

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Homegrown sounds best – The Vernons

Homegrown sounds best – The Vernons

The best way to describe The Vernons? If The Black Keys and The Rubens had a love child; if The Beautiful Girls ate a blues rock sandwich; if Jack White and Wolfmother exploded together with curly hair and buttons ups, that would be The Vernons. More simple, The Vernons’ sound is indie-rock...

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Pink vibes and folk music – this Fri 19 – Sun 21 June

Pink vibes and folk music – this Fri 19 – Sun 21 June

What do you get when you cross the colour pink with a couple of Hispanic parents? Yeah, you gave it a go. This weekend, I am talking about two distinct but equally satisfying evening events in Surfers Paradise, both which make you feel good on the inside. The answer here is the...

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Three Flavours in One – Drama, Grunge and Luxury in One Night. Friday 12 June

Three Flavours in One – Drama, Grunge and Luxury in One Night. Friday 12 June

What do we love about Rainbow Paddlepops? What do we crave in a Monte Carlo biscuit? What is it about a peanut-butter-jam sandwich that will stir your slumber and have you raid the house in search of a bite? Three flavours in one, my friends. And we love them in our...

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Holy, Long Weekend



After a week of work mixed with study and exams and finalising essays last minute and exercising and working again and sleeping and waking to the sound of haste, do you think people around here are looking forward to their weekends? Well, is the Pope a Catholic? Then imagine the excitement...

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Beauty is only skin deep, but pampering goes to the bone – Evening Beauty Spas in Surfers Paradise

Beauty is only skin deep, but pampering goes to the bone – Evening Beauty Spas in Surfers Paradise

Ladies, we’re getting the vibe you want to talk about indulgence, pampering and having an expert beauty and skincare therapist coo over your nails and make your skin all shiny. Or maybe we’re getting that vibe from the lads. Either way, for those of us who work full-time or on weekends, it...

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Getting artsy – This weekend at the Arts Centre Gold Coast



Hold up, hold up. Before you tie your heels and gel your hair up, have you given much thought to how you look in a beret? As the city’s cultural hotspot, the Arts Centre Gold Coast is never short of entertainment, film and all things artsy, and this weekend is no...

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