ABC.net.au - Arts Opera Australia's The Nose aims to blow new audiences away 2017-08-22T15:56:00.000000000+10:00 Nine tap dancing noses give bemused onlookers at the Sydney Opera House a preview of what is to come next year for Opera Australia. Brisbane singer lands music deal with YouTube cover of Down Under 2017-08-22T06:09:00.000000000+10:00 A young Brisbane uni student signs a deal with a music company to use her cover of the Aussie classic Down Under as the theme for the major TV series Wolf Creek. Book Week: How to get your kids away from screens and into page turning 2017-08-21T13:48:00.000000000+10:00 Primary school students across the country are celebrating children's literature with costume parades, diorama displays and reading activities. But as technology continues to dominate schools and households, how do you get your kids off the screens and into a good picture book? Teen publishes book to express emotional toll of a parent being away on deployment 2017-08-21T12:01:00.000000000+10:00 A new kids picture book addresses the emotional toll children can experience when parents spend long periods away doing important work. The bumps, bruises and burns behind burlesque performances 2017-08-21T11:28:00.000000000+10:00 As Adelaide burlesque group Fafi D'Alour and the Delinquents prepares for a New York tour, their injury list could put a football team to shame. Knitters wanted as War Memorial plans to unveil handmade poppies display 2017-08-20T14:58:00.000000000+10:00 The call is out to knitters from around Australia to help create 60,000 poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War I in November 2018. Pussy Riot members in Melbourne for 'punk manifesto' play 2017-08-18T23:40:00.000000000+10:00 Members of the Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot are in Australia for a stage play described by one of the once-jailed performers as a "punk manifesto". Melbourne music students' five-year project to raise funds for Afghan Youth Orchestra 2017-08-18T12:25:00.000000000+10:00 A five-year effort by a group of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students to raise funds for the Afghan Youth Orchestra will reach the peak of its crescendo this weekend. Adelaide Festival 2018 announces operatic twist on Shakespeare's Hamlet 2017-08-17T16:19:00.000000000+10:00 A dark, operatic take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet will headline next year's Adelaide Festival. Inside the 'cutthroat' world of musical theatre auditions 2017-08-16T12:22:00.000000000+10:00 Anthony Bartley is a pro dancer who knows his way around the theatre industry. But on day one of auditions for the new Priscilla musical there is a definite nervous energy brewing.