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Cass Hopetoun Releases 'Who Needs Hawaii'

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F ollowing on from the success of her previous singles, Cass Hopetoun is back with a song born from pure escapism: 'Who Needs Hawaii'.  Hopetoun is relatively new on the music scene, but has already achieved success. Her love of music started from a young age, after a friend dragged her along to choir practice. From there, she began piano and vocal lessons. Through personal growth and exploration, Hopetoun found herself in the realm of Musical Theatre. It wasn't long before she transitioned to Country Music, the genre she sings so comfortably in now. In March 2020, Hopetoun released her debut single 'Shots', co-written with her partner Blake Dantier and produced by Matt Fell at Love Hz Studios. 'Shots' reached #4 on the Australian Country Music Airplay Charts and has been streamed over 150 000 times on Spotify.   Her follow-up single 'Typical Bride' toppled Taylor Swift off the top spot of the Australian Country Airplay Charts. It stayed in the top 2

Endometriosis- A Silent Illness

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  I t is a silent disease that affects one in ten Australian women. You might even know a sufferer. Yet there is no cure. And for the sufferers, it is part of their life. Endometriosis is a serious medical condition which sees over 176 million sufferers worldwide. Endometriosis Australia describes the disease as being ‘present when the tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus occurs outside this layer ’ causing pain and in a lot of cases, infertility. Doctor Monique San Lorenzo, a Senior Resident at Blue Mountains District Hospital, explains the physiology of endometriosis to her patients in a way that is easy to understand.  “I explain to them that the layer of lining is called the endometrium which sheds each time a woman menstruates.  If they reach a point where the layer is no longer stable, and the endometrial cells are released in the form of blood or other products, they have the potential to grow in other places outside the uterus, causing pain and internal bleeding

Sarah Leete Releases 'Nothin' Special'

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S arah Leete is making a triumphant return to music in 2021. Having released her self-titled EP in 2017, Leete used the pandemic as inspiration for new music. Leete grew up on the NSW Central Coast before moving to a small town called Baan Baan, in the Narrabri Shire. Her love of music came at a young age, starting to write her own songs and play the guitar at 13-years-old. "The thing that draws me to country is the ability to tell your story how it is, without the bull****. A lot of music genres, and the arts in general, I find, make it more complicated than it needs to be. And if I can do it in a catchy and lyrically intelligent way, that's what I am drawn towards". Leete graduated from the Country Music Association Australia Academy of Country Music  in 2016 on a full scholarship. Her talent was recognised and she was awarded a Young Regional Artist Scholarship to record her debut EP in 2017.  The EP received some success, with the first single Safe  reaching #11 on th

Innocent Eve Release 'Viking'

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F ollowing the release of their latest single ‘Three Quarter Time’, Innocent Eve are back with their sophomore album Viking . You can read about ‘Three Quarter Time’ here . Viking is an emotive collection of songs including ‘Mixed Bag’, ‘Three Quarter Time’ and the title track. It's a collection of beautifully crafted songs to leave you feeling warm. It is a collection of sister Bec an Rachel Olsson’s perspectives on life, love, people and the world. Each song is worked into a melody for others to find comfort and company in. Bec and Rachel have equally contributed to each track, brining to the table their own half-bag of songs. The duo have worked alongside producer Matt Fell to create the whole and well-rounded Viking . The album features a broad spectrum of motifs: heartbreak, hurt, everlasting love, politics and personal demons. Of the album, Bec says that it their take on things: "Rachel and I wrote this album over the last couple of years and we’ve hit everything from h

Make America Great Again-The Musical

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W u-Hoo Entertainment is back with their production of Make America Great Again: The Musical. After being set to run during Newcastles Fringe Festival last year, it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. But now they are back for two exclusive shows in March. The show is produced by Newcastle local Andrew Wu who stars alongside Jonathan Vickers and Sarah Elliot. Accompaniment is by Katrina Grabham. The show is described as “A satirical tribute to the greatest President since Barack Obama”. It is a recount of Trump’s unexpected rise to Presidency and details all the controversies that has come with it. Nothing is left off-limits. The show covers Trump’s impeachment; his meetings with North Korea and the Stormy Daniels scandal. This tongue-in-cheek show is all about the making of a propaganda musical to boost Trump’s popularity. The story is played out through well-known pop songs and show tunes which have all been reworked to be relevant to the plot. There are songs from Lis Miser