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    Blood, Sweat, Cosplay and Georgia

    It’s a rainy Monday in the Western Sydney suburb of Penrith. Although it’s cold, I walk to Yogurberry, a frozen yoghurt shop to meet my interviewee. I spot Georgia Hinton, greet her and begin our interview. How Georgia got into cosplay Georgia grew up in Penrith and attended Jamison High School in South Penrith. This is where her love for cosplay began. In year 10, she started a list of websites that she could get her costumes from. For anyone who is unaware, cosplay is short for costume play or dress-up. “A couple of my friends and I would try and figure out much pocket money we’d have to save…

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    Francine Rivers- The Masterpiece

    Francine Rivers has just released her first novel in over 3 years called The Masterpiece and it doesn’t disappoint. Rivers is a Christian author, but her books can connect to anyone on a deep level. Rivers has the ability to captivate the reader from the get go, draw them in to the story and take them on a journey. I knew from the first line that book was for me. The Plot The story follows the lives of two very different people, Grace and Roman. Grace is a newly divorced single mum who is struggling to make ends meet and Roman is an artist dealing with some pretty heavy baggage. Their paths…

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    Ed Sheeran- The Divide World Tour

    It’s a warm Saturday evening at ANZ stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. 83,000 fans await patiently. At precisely 8:45, it begins. Ed Sheeran walks out from a tunnel, across the front of the screaming crowd and on to the stage. He readies his small guitar and begins to make music on his loop pedal. He begins with Castle on the Hill and the crowd goes wild. I know in this moment that tonight won’t disappoint. Images flash on the five screens behind Sheeran and the spectacular light show begins. Divide World Tour The ÷  (Divide) tour is Sheeran’s third world tour and his second tour of Australia performing at stadiums. Following…

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    Taylor Swift Delicate video review

    Taylor Swift has just dropped her brand new video for Delicate. In true Taylor style the release was big. Delicate was first shown at the iHeart Radio awards on Monday Australian time. It instantly got people talking. It’s the fifth track off her album Reputation and shows a more vulnerable side to the previous singles from the album. Coincidentally, on all of her previous albums track 5 has been a vulnerable track. This song is about Taylor taking a hesitant approach towards a relationship- most likely her relationship of more than a year with Joe Alwyn. It’s all about not wanting to ruin something that is good and despite her…

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    Emma Terry- from Ballet to psychology

    Emma Terry graces the stage with pure elegance. Although she is only 22 years old, her career so far as been as stellar as her dancing. Emma first began dancing at the age of 5. “I started doing the usual styles- ballet, tap and jazz”. But it was ballet that became her true passion. The first dance school that Emma attended was the Lisa Williams Dance Studio. Emma tells me what it  was like to be so young and doing dance exams. “I was 5 and I still didn’t know my right from my left. Mum (Donna) took me in beforehand and said ‘See that window? When she says to…

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    Camila Cabello album review

    ‘Havana ooh nah nah’. It’s the infectious song that’s been playing on radio stations all around the world. And it’s the song that has put 21-year-old Camila Cabello on the map as a solo artist. Camila is proving that she can do things on her own. She has just released her debut self-titled album. Early Career Camila Cabello first burst onto the music scene in 2012 on the U.S version of The X Factor. Shw was not successful as a solo artist. Camila was put into a group formed by the judges called Fifth Harmony  finished in 3rd place. She announced her departure from the group and began to pursue her solo…

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    King Brian- Western Sydney Legend part 2

    Brian Mcombe has been a prolific entertainer for over 40 years, worked in electrical retail for over 50 years and is a valuable asset to the greater Blacktown area and an even greater asset to those who know him. In part one of my interview with Brian last week, we discussed his charity kidney golf day event. Although the amount raised is not yet known, Brian has since informed me of the day’s success. With 120 attendees, the day was a hit. “We had the best day. Everyone had a great time,” he tells me over the phone. Brian is still adamant that this is his last charity golf day…