Archive for 2013

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Arts, Music, New books, Painting, Popular music:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›

Temporary relocation of Newspapers Reading Room 2 November 2013 to 31 January 2014

November 1, 2013

Collections, Family matters:

  Newspaper resources will be relocated to the Genealogy Centre during the weekend of 2-3 November in preparation for essential building works in the Newspapers Reading Room.   The Newspapers… Read More ›

RIP Lou Reed

RIP Lou Reed

November 1, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Being a musician with little to no rights to such a title, I owe a great debt of gratitude to the recently departed Lou Reed. At the same time as… Read More ›

New listening: Wagner, Banjos, Pirates & Marvelous Wonderettes!

New listening: Wagner, Banjos, Pirates & Marvelous Wonderettes!

October 30, 2013

Arts:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include new releases in opera & classical, country & folk,  jazz, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which Listening… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Metropolitan Opera Gala, Part 2

Arts on Film: Metropolitan Opera Gala, Part 2

October 29, 2013

Arts:

Part Two of The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this coming Wednesday 30th October in Arts. Deutsche Grammophon,… Read More ›

History wins

October 29, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Congratulations to all of the writers awarded this year’s Victorian Community History Awards. Why not catch up with one of their winning books next time you’re at the State Library?

Tales of crime in Australia

Tales of crime in Australia

October 18, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The 1894 book Tales of crime and criminals in Australia, which can be viewed online, is an absorbing look at Victoria’s early criminal history. Far from being just a record of… Read More ›

Bird Week: something to tweet about in Arts

Bird Week: something to tweet about in Arts

October 18, 2013

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Guest blogger and pigeon-fancier Jane Miller couldn’t resist celebrating Bird Week….. A bit of cross promotion here for Bird week (19-25 October) as the Arts Library includes in its’ collections… Read More ›

Les Miserables from page to stage

Les Miserables from page to stage

October 16, 2013

Arts:

On Tuesday 15 October, 2013,  the State Library held an exclusive event featuring multi-award winning composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, speaking to Julia Zemiro. Claude-Michel Schönberg As a Golden Globe winner, Oscar… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Triple Bill

Arts on Film: Triple Bill

October 15, 2013

Arts:

A Triple Bill featuring The Orchestra, ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev and Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday… Read More ›