Donald McDonald

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20 September 2014 9:00 am

It’s chamber orchestras at 20 paces. Both the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have recently announced their…

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13 September 2014 9:00 am

The village of Bibbenluke sits at the point where the Monaro Highway crosses the Bombala River. It’s beautiful, remote,  and…

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6 September 2014 9:00 am

After a red-carpeted fanfare the Emmy Awards were announced last week in LA.  There is no hope for me; my…

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30 August 2014 9:00 am

Oh dear, the Helpmann Awards have come round again. The winners were announced in Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, a most appropriate…

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23 August 2014 9:00 am

I was hung once, in the Archibald, that is. Paul Newton, having been commissioned to paint me by the ABC,…

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16 August 2014 9:00 am

Popes come and popes go but generally not after only 33 days; which is what happened to Albino Luciani, elected…

Leave plenty to the imagination

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Two historical exhibitions on Australia and the US struggle to capture the spirit of the two nations