More music a near-impossible mission

ROSS Woodward remembers the first record he bought as an 11-year-old in 1974 – Abba’s first UK hit single Waterloo. He bought the band’s second UK hit, too – Mamma Mia, which topped the charts in ear...

Sammy J brings Phantom show ‘home’

A GARDENER at Mt Eliza’s Peninsula School unwittingly set comedian Sammy J off a planned legal career garden path and into a world of adventure and justice dispensed by The Phantom comic book charact...

Jazz livens up the streets again

Mornington Peninsula street corners, bars and restaurants will come alive again over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 9th – 11th June 2017, with the sights and sounds of the fifth Mornington Winter Jazz...

Artist responds to lure of the Yukon

MCCRAE artist and jeweller Katrina Newman is the first Australian to be selected to participate on the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in the Yukon Territory this July and August. Newman was cho...

Career high for choir at Carnegie Hall

A LONG-AWAITED dream came true for members of Mornington Peninsula Chorale when they sang at New York’s Carnegie Hall earlier this year. About 50 members of the 100-member chorale made the trip to pe...

The point, a place for inspiration

By Teresa Murphy THE wild, elemental beauty of Point Nepean, on the tip of the Mornington Peninsula is an awe-inspiring experience for any visitor. For the creatively inclined, it must be particularl...

Cool climate wines appeal to judges

A WINE from Nazaaray Estate, Flinders, won the People’s Choice Award at the 17th Cool Climate Wine Show at Mornington Racecourse last week. The Meakins Rd winery’s reserve pinot noir 2015 was judged ...

Landscape views boxed in

PUTTING vista views in the picture is the focus of an art exhibition at Frankston Art Centre’s Cube 37 Gallery featuring the work of Chisholm TAFE students. The Little Landscapes 9×5 Exhibition ...

Photography, architecture and the human form

The exhibition Max & Olive focuses on the work of two photographers who shared their lives and studio for much of the 1930s and 1940s before going their separate ways. Max Dupain and Olive Cotton...

All that jazz

From Burlesque Blues To The Icons of Australian Jazz, The 2017 Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival Has It All…. With the Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival now just weeks away exciteme...