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1 Canberra's 2015 Craft and
Quilt fair runs from
Thursday until Sunday at
Exhibition Park in Canberra.
Get inspired, involved in
hands-on workshops and
demonstrations or pick up an
awesome gift or a handy
crafting tool. Adult day
tickets $14 and concessions
available. Ticket options and
full program information
available at craftfair.com.au.
2 See two Beatles studio
live with rock orchestral
backing by 17 of Australia's
finest musical artists in
Rubber Soul Revolver. The
Thursday night show at the
Canberra Theatre Centre
features Husky Gawenda
from Husky, Fergus Linacre
from Kingswood and singer/
songwriters Jordie Lane and
Marlon Williams. Directed by
Paul Gray, artists will perform
the tracks in order from The
White Album and Let it Be
tours. Tickets: $89-$149 at
3 A Fleeting Fantasy offers
an art song recital by
soprano Sonia Anfiloff,
baritone Ben Connor and
piannist Alan Hicks on
Sunday, August 9, from 3-5
pm at the Wesley Music
Centre in Forrest. The trio
explore a dark magical path
through forests and skies with
the likes of Debussy, Strauss,
Ullman, Wolf and Medtner
and more. Further details at
4 Poet Subhash Jarieth and
cellist David Pereria
respond to the portrait of
Peter Sculthorpe in the free
performance event Desolato
at the National Portrait
Gallery. From 2pm-2.30pm on
Saturday. Free entry.
Bookings not required.
5 Touring his third studio
recording, The Gospel
Album, Gurrumul will
perform at 8pm on Monday
at the Canberra Theatre
Centre. The album is a re-
imagining of the spiritual
songs that came to north-east
Arnhem Land via Christian
missionaries. Tickets $111.65
plus booking fees at
TRIBUTE TO THE KING
Max Pellicano stars in Elvis to the Max in Canberra on August 15.
Whole lotta shakin' will be going on
In the words of the King: Rhythm is
something you either have or don t
have, but when you have it, you have
it all over.
Since he was 23-years-old, Max
Pellicano was told he had it -- that
uncanny ability to make crowds feel as
though Elvis Presley is in the building.
The Detroit entertainer lands in the
ACT on August 15 to bring Elvis to the
Max to Canberra s Southern Cross
While there are more than 6000
professional Elvis impersonators in
the world, and countless amateurs,
Pellicano said his shows did far more
than mimic the iconic American star.
I m more of an actor than an
impersonator really, he said.
I concentrate on recreating his
humour and his personality on stage.
I am more concerned with that
than the talking, the voice and the
Great effort is made to ensure
Pellicano is every bit the King on
The costumes worn are exact
replicas made by Elvis personal tailor
Bill Bellow. The shimmering,
encrusted white eagle costume which
features in the show is a $10,000
recreation, identical to the one worn by
Elvis in 1972.
Pellicano joked it was more than the
jumpsuits that kept him at it.
For me it s the music, he said.
My favourite track has to be Burning
Love. It was on the charts when I was
working the clubs in college and was
the first Elvis song I ever did.
The most peculiar fan request
Pellicano recalled was from a couple
in Los Angeles who asked him to bless
Along with trademark charm and
cheek crowds yearned for, he said it
was important to incorporate some of
the realities Elvis struggled with.
It s hard to copy the original, but
what we try and do is recreate the Elvis
concert and give people a chance to
see what it might have been like to see
Elvis perform live, Pellicano said.
Sometime you ll do songs and you
can hear how he was feeling a certain
way about his marriage, or about his
You have to use everything the guy
was, whether it s his problems or not,
and make it work on stage.
Elvis to the Max is at Canberra's
Southern Cross Club on August 15
from 8pm. Tickets $53.68, Dinner
and show $84.26, available at
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