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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.

  • by Annabel Ross

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Can great drama come from climate catastrophe? Or is it just too hard?
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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?

  • by Mary Varvaris, Tony Way, Cameron Woodhead and Jessica 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.

  • by Jane Rocca
How Sampa the Great found her voice and got it heard

How Sampa the Great found her voice and got it heard

Award-winning musician Sampa the Great tells Jane Rocca about playing at Coachella, working with Denzel Curry, and returing to Zambia during the pandemic.

  • by Jane Rocca
Bringing It All Back Home

Bringing It All Back Home

Five far-flung attractions returning to play Melbourne’s long-awaited Rising festival next month.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Why the arts industry is in dire straits, no matter who wins the election

Why the arts industry is in dire straits, no matter who wins the election

The pandemic knocked the arts world for six and despite some recovery, the situation for many remains dire.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
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Is R’n’B star Masego really the best ever? You can be the judge at Rising

Is R’n’B star Masego really the best ever? You can be the judge at Rising

Having invented his own brand of TrapHouseJazz, the Jamaican-American saxophonist is heading to town.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Harry Styles proves his charm is as natural as his talent on dazzling new album

Harry Styles proves his charm is as natural as his talent on dazzling new album

The third album from Styles does seem mostly to take place in and around his house – and you won’t find paranoia or insecurity here.

  • by Bernard Zuel
Five stars for Kendrick’s dark, riveting rap that transcends the genre
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Five stars for Kendrick’s dark, riveting rap that transcends the genre

Lamar’s emotional terrain, especially on the album’s revealing second disc, will perpetuate a reputation that already transcends the genre.

  • by Michael Dwyer
From the Archives, 1967: Folk trio play Sydney Stadium

From the Archives, 1967: Folk trio play Sydney Stadium

Formed in 1961, the trio Peter, Paul and Mary had ridden the folk-revival wave to fame and fortune - but, the Herald wondered, had the shine gone off their sound?

  • by Craig McGregor
Ukraine is crowned 2022 Eurovision winner
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Ukraine is crowned 2022 Eurovision winner

Ukraine has taken home the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest after audience votes changed rankings at the eleventh hour.