Category Archives: Music and the Arts

Mega youth fest to set the region alight in 2009

What if there was an opportunity that came along only once every 150 years?
Well that opportunity has arrived for the youth of South East Queensland with the announcement of a festival that will highlight the talents of the region and give young people an opportunity to engage with some of the most exciting performers and artists in this corner of the State.
The festival is just one part of a series of celebrations planned right across Queensland to mark the State’s 150th birthday in 2009.
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If you’ve ever dreamt of showcasing your creative talents to the nation (with the chance to win some fantastic goodies), then make sure you don’t miss out on taking part in Australia’s largest talent competitions.
The National Talent Competitions (NTC) are part of the National Youth Week 2008 (NYW) celebrations and are an opportunity for all young musicians, writers, movie-makers, photographers, artists and designers aged 12 – 25 to make their mark and RockIT, WriteIT, ShootIT, SnapIT or DesignIT.  
There is over $70,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including computer and software packages; music vouchers and professional camera equipment.
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You can catch Sharryn performing at the following venues during March 2008:

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Comparing Generation Y with Baby Boomer teenagers

Do you know what Bodgies and Widgies are?
In the “Baby Boomer” era, Bodgies were young teenage men who wore tight trousers, had slicked back hair, and rode motor bikes, as in the movie “Grease” or television show “Happy Days” and the Widgies were their girl friends.
“Hip” people liked Elvis and the Beatles, while the “Squares” liked Pat Boone and the Seekers who had a clean-cut image, and “Mods” wore stove pipe pants and rode motor scooters.
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Entries open for 16th Annual Pine Rivers Art Awards

Entries close 5pm, Friday 14 March, 2008

Entries for the 16th Annual Pine Rivers Art Awards are now open with a prize pool of $8,500 up for grabs, including the prestigious Pine Rivers Art Award valued at $5,000.

Pine Rivers Mayor Yvonne Chapman said in addition to this prize money the council had also budgeted to acquire artworks to the value of $20,000 for its art collection.

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