Sampa the Great takes full control in Vivid show
★★★★
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Sampa the Great takes full control in Vivid show

It’s no small miracle when several songs into Sampa the Great’s high-energy show,the crowd are not only sticking around during a new,untitled song,but they’re on their feet and dancing ecstatically.

  • byJames Jennings

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Paul Kelly explores idea of time and tide at Vivid
★★★★
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Paul Kelly explores idea of time and tide at Vivid

Paul Kelly’s ongoing attempt to answer questions about the weight and meaning of time is at the centre of his latest show.

  • byBernard Zuel
Young,rich and famous:Is Laroi still the kid from the block?

Young,rich and famous:Is Laroi still the kid from the block?

In the three years since he left Australia,The Kid Laroi has become one of the biggest superstars in the world.

  • byThomas Mitchell
Faith,trickery and nostalgia combine for ABBA’s spectacular reunion

Faith,trickery and nostalgia combine for ABBA’s spectacular reunion

In virtual form,the iconic ABBA have returned to the London stage,a blend of special effects and Hollywood trickery. The verdict? It’s ABBA-solutely fabulous.

  • byMichael Idato
Here’s looking at you,Kid

Here’s looking at you,Kid

The Kid Laroi first show in his home town since becoming a global superstar was an emotional victory lap.

  • byMichael Bailey
The Kid Laroi exudes charisma in spades at ‘victory lap’ show
★★★★
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The Kid Laroi exudes charisma in spades at ‘victory lap’ show

An emotional victory lap this show certainly was,but The Kid Laroi also made sure it was a party.

  • byMichael Bailey
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‘I forgot about it’:how piracy rescued an album lost for 35 years

‘I forgot about it’:how piracy rescued an album lost for 35 years

On her way to Melbourne,acclaimed Japanese percussionist Midori Takada is surprised to find herself in demand online.

  • byMichael Dwyer
Korean-Australian hip-hop sensations 1300 on the ‘surprising’ reaction to their success

Korean-Australian hip-hop sensations 1300 on the ‘surprising’ reaction to their success

The Sydney-based crew are set to play at the Sydney Opera House for this year’s Vivid festival. Here’s why they call themselves the “leftovers” of the music scene.

  • byLauren Ironmonger
I spent a night with Harry Styles,and the man is way more interesting than his music

I spent a night with Harry Styles,and the man is way more interesting than his music

Writer Annabel Ross went to see the pop star’s first concert supporting his new album,Harry’s House.

  • byAnnabel Ross
Can great drama come from climate catastrophe? Or is it just too hard?
★★½
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Can great drama come from climate catastrophe? Or is it just too hard?

“Cli-fi” – climate fiction – is a growing category,with two new stage shows on this week. But can coherent drama come from the big issue of our age?

  • byMary Varvaris,Tony Way,Cameron Woodhead andJessica Nicholas
Darren Hayes on coming out,divorce and what makes his husband ‘perfect’

Darren Hayes on coming out,divorce and what makes his husband ‘perfect’

The musician opens up about the women who have influenced his life,and his husband,Richard Cullen.

  • byJane Rocca