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Renowned guitarist John McLaughlin, the man who shot to fame in the 1970s with his Mahavishnu Orchestra, is uncertain whether his forthcoming tour of Australia will be his last.

Asher Fisch has signed on for a second term as principal conductor as the WA Symphony Orchestra releases its program for 2016, when it will visit China for the first time in 10 years.

The rarely seen tiger quoll, a little carnivorous marsupial related to the long-gone thylacine, the Tasmanian devil, and WA’s own meat-munching chuditch, teeters on the brink of extinction.

There may be some wry humour to be extracted, like a distorted face emerging from carved wood, in the fact that Paul Kaptein is on a roll thanks to the global reach of the internet.

David Lagercrantz channels Stieg Larsson to bring back his Millennium heroine Lisbeth Salander.

Screen writer and director Shirley Barrett’s novel Rush Oh! debuted last week and has been received with much acclaim. The book, which has been pencilled in on some industry insiders’ Miles …

A play about people finding their place in a changed world will mark a new beginning for Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

She may have only just begun her new role as a mum but Lucy Durack is already back in the swing of work.

Established in 1935, UWA Publishing may not be the oldest of Australia’s four university presses — that honour goes to Melbourne University Press, which was founded in 1922 — but its 80th year …

Television presenter Jessica Rowe has written a frank memoir due out tomorrow and says she feels blessed to tell her story. The Studio 10 personality’s new book, Is This My Beautiful Life?, shines …

When Perth artist Helen Smith took a sneak peek at her exhibition installed at the Art Gallery of WA, her first reaction was: “Wow! I like it.”

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