From the diaspora: ASHWARYA – A Humming Heart

21-year old Australian pop singer ASHWARYA’s music is quite like biryani, the rice dish that inspired her latest single of the same name. Her tunes are a slow-cooked medley of flavorful, richly layered elements that will have you rushing back for seconds.

‘BIRYANI’ marked the beginnings of the singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise, set against the backdrop of a global pandemic. It all began back in April when she posted the track to Triple J Unearthed, and …

Why the Arts Matter in Times of Crisis – Featuring Donna Walker-Kuhne – Benton Spirit

Award-Winning Donna Walker-Kuhne

Benton-Michiana Spirit News•

Creative Expression: Why the Arts Matter in Times of CrisisDonna Walker-Kuhne, Author & Founder of WalkerInternational Communications Group Inc

When:Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7 pm

Where:Online; hosted by The Mendel Center atLake Michigan College

Online passes:Free with a pay-what-you-can option to help underwrite the cost of the event

Each pass is valid for one streaming deviceMendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or

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WHAT’S ON: 10 things to do on the Coffs Coast this week – Coffs Coast Advocate

THERE’S plenty of COVID-safe events taking place on the Coffs Coast over the next week (October 17 – October 23). Here’s your weekly go-to guide.

Bellingen Community Markets

What: There’s something for everyone at the Bellingen Community Markets, with diverse stalls and loads of choices including delicious food and coffee. The Deep Blue Sea will play live from the main stage and buskers will perform throughout the park.

Where: Bellingen Park.

When: Saturday, October 17 …

ASX dips; Aussie Broadband surges 122pc on debut – The Australian Financial Review

Cometh the hour, cometh the man (or woman). There’s no doubt the COVID-19 crisis has brought the best out of our policy leaders, including the Reserve Bank of Australia’s governor and deputy governor, Phil Lowe and Guy Debelle, and the nation’s brilliant banking regulator, Wayne Byres.

A step behind them in the shadows has been Treasury’s no-less-impressive secretary, Steven Kennedy, who is perhaps playing the most significant part via one of the world’s most powerful …

Two Trains Running: Rhiannon Giddens – Relix

photo credit: Dean Budnick

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Our latest cover story features interviews with Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens. After traveling down parallel tracks for many years, the two musicians finally crossed paths on a new, socially distanced collaboration.

Here is our conversation with Rhiannon (the interview with Ben is available here).

On …

BIGSOUND 2020: Meet Some Of The Speakers Sharing Their Knowledge – scenestr

Less than a week until BIGSOUND 2020 goes virtual with two days (21-22 October) of dedicated keynote presentations, industry panels and practical workshops, there’s still time to register (it’s free in 2020).

If you’re looking to upskill yourself to gain a better understanding of all facets of the local music scene, BIGSOUND’s dedicated Professional Development stream is not only filled with pertinent advice from global industry leaders, but also designed to get you thinking about …

Get ready for ArtsHub’s Visions 2020 conference – ArtsHub

On 9 December, ArtsHub will examine the state of the arts in Australia in our Visions 2020 conference, exploring the sector in all its richness and vitality – as well as the challenges it faces, both now and in years to come.  

Visions 2020 will bring our sector together to celebrate the voices of First Nations artists, People of Colour and people living with disability, as well as the ideas and passions of artists and …

A Day In New York City: What To Do And See? – CEOWORLD magazine

New York City together with Paris has been for decades two of the most popular touristic centers in the world, attracting visitors mainly from Europe, Canada, Australia, and U.S.A. Its history has led people from other place to live in this city and bring all their culture and costume to this location.

One could say that it is hard to identify something as local since everything comes from another place. Still, this multicultural face of …

‘They don’t put on airs’: Documentary director Caroline Suh praises Blackpink’s down-to-earth personality (VIDEO) – Malay Mail

The film will show (from left) Jisoo, Rosé, Jennie, and Lisa reflecting on their rollercoaster journeys. — Picture courtesy of Netflix

PETALING JAYA, Oct 13 — They may be international superstars but off stage, Blackpink is no different from an ordinary group of girls who love to have fun.

Fans of the quartet will be able to get a rare glimpse of the personal sides to Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé in the Netflix documentary …

Visual Arts Review: A Promise – Khaled Sabsabi, AGNSW – ArtsHub

This exhibition could be thought of as a mini-survey, tracking the 20-year career journey of artist Khaled Sabsabi, and yet, for a practice that is so rich, the exhibition feels like a lean conversation with just six works presented. 

But as one spends time with the work, what unfolds is an incredible depth and narrative behind each individual piece. The viewer gets a sense of the diversity and eloquence of Sabsabi’s practice in a snapshot.

What …