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This year, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is packed with jazz legends like Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater. It’s an impressive line-up, and if you’re into jazz, you could ask for no more. If you’re not particularly into jazz, this year’s the year for you to change that. There’s a whole lot of...
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I’ve made no secrets of the fact that I vastly prefer Marvel – both in print and onscreen – to DC. The little DC I do read is limited to anything Gail Simone has done (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Wonder Woman) and anything that genuinely looks interesting (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Wonder Woman). Yeah, I...
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In the lead up to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, why not make time for a couple of shows premiering at Dance Massive this year? Merge and Stampede the Stampede both opened on the 18th March but are running until the 22nd March, which means you can catch a few weekend shows before all the comedy starts. Merge is a...
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As you have probably gathered, we’re pretty big fans of comedy here at PopCulture-y.com. We’re also Melbourne based, which means we’re gearing up for the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. While you read this, we’re thinking long and hard about which acts we want to see (don’t worry, you’ll get to see our list). So...
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Ah, the circus. The lions jumping through flaming hoops, the jolly clowns, the giant colourful tent, the one dollar entry fee…oh wait, this isn’t Victorian London. But circuses are still alive and kicking, especially Circus Oz. Circuses have moved away from that particular ideal, and Circus Oz has been at the forefront of that innovation. One...
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Get excited for Free Comic Book Day 2015 – fan favourite comic book artist Amanda Conner has designed a rocking t-shirt to get you in the mood for it. You may recognise Amanda Conner’s work from DC’s Powergirl, Harley Quinn or Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre. The commemorative FCBD 2015 shirt was created with colourist Paul...
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The Melbourne Underground Film Festival is celebrating its sweet sixteenth in 2015 with MUFF 16, and they’re looking for entries! As in 2014, their home is at Backlot Cinemas in Southbank. As supporters of independent and local cinema, we’re urging filmmakers to submit their films to MUFF. The festival supports independent and guerilla local and international...
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There’s nothing quite as pop culture-y as good old Bill Shakespeare, and the Australian Shakespeare Company knows that – that’s why on New Years Eve, they’re premiering a colourful new production of As You Like It, a satirical musical comedy. As You Like It will be at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne until 14 March 2015,...
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Even us uncultured in the ways of anime freaking love Sailor Moon – it is one of the most beloved, iconic anime series ever made, with one of the best magical girl protagonists ever. Lucky for us, Madman Entertainment have acquired Sailor Moon, and literally everything is to be released, including: 200 episodes of the original...
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Let’s face it, Australia doesn’t really do Halloween, and we sure as hell don’t do Thanksgiving. Not that Thanksgiving really makes sense in America – it’s like, let’s eat a lot of food because we screwed over a lot of Native Americans, amirite Australians? So let’s look at our Australian holiday calendar. It goes: New...