Melinda McMillan

Journalist

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Inspiration is all natural

Inspiration is all natural

Nelson says Australia has it’s own quality of light, but the light in Newcastle is unique.

Brush with Bruce Willis

Brush with Bruce Willis

THE Star has been running your brushes with fame. So, far they have been pretty impressive and have included pictures of Novocastrians rubbing shoulders with the likes of Robin Williams, Les Paul, Johnny Farnham, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, even Iron Jay from the fish fingers ad and Joey Ramone.

Your 15 minutes of fame: Tony

Your 15 minutes of fame: Tony

In keeping with Andy Warhol’s belief everyone should be famous for at least 15 minutes, we bring you the stars as we make them

Nick Raschke and a musical lineage

Nick Raschke and a musical lineage

NEWCASTLE guitar virtuoso Nick Raschke says he was “born without an ambition gene”. But what the veteran musician lacks in aspiration he makes up for with pure talent.

Riding on at the Wicko

Riding on at the Wicko

NEWCASTLE pub rock veterans The Ride Ons have been locked in at the last minute to play The Wickham Park Hotel. The band will bring its dirty Detroit rock’n’roll sounds on May 20.

Grego Pillay making music despite prejudice

Grego Pillay making music despite prejudice

HE was raised a Hindu in South Africa, but at 9 years old his family converted to Christianity – this was the beginning of a life long spiritual journey for Newcastle musician Grego Pillay.

Creator Incubator a ‘go’

Creator Incubator a ‘go’

NEWCASTLE’s newest collaborative art space will opened doors on May 6 when The Creator Incubator blasted off with its first exhibition.

Ash Island at museum

Ash Island at museum

NEWCASTLE curator and PhD candidate Belinda Howden will give a talk on Ash Island at the Australian Museum this month.

Nick Raschke and his rocking musical lineage

Nick Raschke and his rocking musical lineage

NEWCASTLE guitar virtuoso Nick Raschke says he was “born without an ambition gene”. But what the veteran musician lacks in aspiration he makes up for with pure talent.

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