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NTF : December 13th 2010
Noticeboard by ChrisUrankar “I’M NOT EVEN KIND OF ALESBIAN,”OPRAH WINFREY ONCE AGAIN DENIES RUMOURS TO BARBARA WALT ERS NYE AT THELOFT It’s nottoo late to make NYE plans at TheLoftand withafantastic line-upof entertainment including “godfather of house”Frankie Knuckles, CrazyPenis and Mobin Master. It’s going to be theperfect waytocap off 2010.Tickets to PartyUnder TheStars arestill available. $99+bf. moshtix.com.au. LUPE FIASCO Hip-hopsuperstarLupe Fiasco is oneofthe big drawcards of this year’s BigDay Out, butifyou’re interested in justthe Grammy-nominatedMC himself,thenheadtohis side showatthe Enmore Theatre on Monday, January24, 2011.More: ticketek.com.au. CIRCUIT POOL PARTY TheSpanishinvasion continuesasone of Barcelona’smost revered gayand lesbianCircuit Festival events turnsIvy Pool into itslegendary European counterpart. Forthe first time,Circuit Pool Partywill be heading to Sydneyon AustraliaDay 2011 featuring thesexiest crowdwith Matinee’sbiggest DJ Ta ito Tikaro.$58 +bf. More: inthedark.com.au. DUST OFF YOUR WHITE LY CRA BELL BOTTOMS BECAUSE ABBA MANIA IS BACK WITH ‘ABBAWORLD’ AT THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM FROM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17. THE VISITORS RETURN TRACKING the phenomenal success of the 1970s global pop sensation from Sweden, the exhibition captures the magic and memories that made Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog household names. After more than 30 years since ABBA’s very first live performance in Australia at the Sydney Showgrounds in 1977, the exhibition makes its journey from Melbourne to the Powerhouse Museum and will most certainly attract anew generation of fans almost four decades later. “It always seemed to me that people in the music press and also in the music industrysort of took it for granted that ABBA would be aone-hit wonder,” Ulvaeus says. “Wereally had an uphill struggle after Waterloo and our follow-up singles didn’t do well. Then the Australians came to our rescue. They released SOS and Mamma Mia and both songs made the charts in a big way Down Under.” In almost agift to adoring Australian fans, the exhibition will feature more than 20 original costumes, the epitome of 70s glam, concert footage, adizzying collection of memorabilia and exclusive interviews with band members. Yo ucan also step into areplica of an ABBA dressing room, and their own state- of-the-art recording studio. For the more enthusiastic, you can relive the music by singing and dancing your way through the exhibition by performing on stage with ABBA, dancing in an ABBA video, recording asing-a -long and photographing yourself on an ABBA album cover.Now that’sakeepsake. The exhibition comes into town from Sweden, after adebut in London last Januaryand a season in Federation Square in Melbourne earlier this year. New content about the group’s appearances in Australia and their impact on Australian pop culture have been added exclusively for the Sydney leg. ABBAWORLD opens at the Powerhouse Museum this Friday,December 17. $22. powerhousemuseum.com. Frida and Agnetha recording ABBA the Album in 1977. MORE EVENTS ninetofive.com.au PLUS MORE COMPS PICTURE:BENGTH.MALMQVIST/PREMIUMROCKSHOT 52
December 6th 2010