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Ensemble soars with ‘Bird’ quartet

They played the opening of Haydn’s quartet as though the theme emerged from silence – a recurring idea among romantic composers but a new way of hearing this classical theme. The second movement, which Haydn marked sotto voce, was played with brooding quietness. Winkelman’s first movement compresses and rethinks the …

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Nick Vlastuin: New rule could help Tigers improve

Loading The Tigers also have explosive midfielders Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin, Dion Prestia and Shane Edwards, who are likely to benefit from space the rule creates at centre bounces. Champion Data has predicted that Richmond might be the team that needs to adjust their style of play the most under …

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Salome is a heady brew that continues to shock

Based on Oscar Wilde’s risque reimagining of the Bible story, the original play was banned a fortnight before its intended London premiere in 1891, the intersection of the erotic and religious deemed too transgressive by British authorities. Salome’s myopic sexual ambition defied existing expectations of feminine chastity and virtue, but …

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Ben Affleck opens up about rehab: ‘I had a problem and I wanted to address it’

He continued, “I had a problem and I really wanted to address it. I take some pride in that… It’s about yourself, your life, your family. People encounter these kinds of hurdles and we have to deal with them.” Ben Affleck discusses his battle with alcohol addiction on the Today …

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Spielberg, Netflix clash on streaming’s eligibility for Oscars

Steven Spielberg is taking on Netflix – but the streaming service isn’t ready to bow to a filmmaking legend. Steven Spielberg is leading a campaign against Netflix’s inclusion at the Oscars. At this year’s annual post-Oscars meeting, the filmmaker, who’s representing directors as an Academy governor, will speak out against …

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Surge in marine heatwaves is ‘devastating’ for Australian, global ecosystems, say experts

Loading In the past decade alone, Australia’s mangroves in the north, kelp forests to west and off Tasmania, and the corals of the Great Barrier Reef have all been hammered by separate marine heatwaves. The paper did not include the effects of back-to-back heatwaves over the past two summers in …

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‘Digging a hole’: Shorten won’t rule out use of Paris climate shortcut

“[W]hat they are doing may be technically possible to do but practically, it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to avoid real action on climate change.” Loading Analysts, though, queried what kind of advice Mr Shorten and the ALP can be waiting for. “They are digging themselves into a hole,” …

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Young veterans’ reform group presses for a pokie-free RSL

Mr Petersen said the RSL management and executive was dominated by older men – now predominantly Vietnam veterans – who had been convinced that gaming would be a gold mine for the organisation. There are no women on the RSL Victoria executive. Loading But his comrades have begun questioning the …

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Law firm lashes chief health officer’s report on cancer in Bellarine

“We simply need more information on the circumstances surrounding all of these people from the Bellarine getting sick,” Ms Schutze said. A spate of young people aged in their 20s and 30s who lived in the area have died in recent years from illnesses such as lymphoma and other blood …

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