07
Jun
13

AT LAST: The Etta James Story Finishes Tomorrow Night!

At Last: The Etta James Story stars Vika Bull who brings heart and soul to tell the story and sing the songs of Etta James.

 

During a long and tumultuous career Etta influenced a vast array of artists from a variety of genres and musical styles and has been recognised as bridging the gap between rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll and pop. At Last: The Etta James Story is a narrative concert starring Vika Bull and The Essential R&B Band.

 

Vika brings her heart, soul and funk to tell the story of Etta’s turbulent life and sings her most loved songs including “Tell Mama”, “Something’s Got A Hold On Me”, the heart-rending “I’d Rather Go Blind”, and the iconic signature song “At Last”.

 

Warning: it’s possible that WATT follows could be classed as irresponsible journalism. You see, I don’t even know if there are any dinner & show packages remaining, let alone tickets for the show, but if I were not committed to seeing The DAM(N) Project tomorrow night in Boreen Point, this is where I’d be. I hope Watt Restaurant & Bar follow up this premium deal with another SOON!

 

Watt to do before At Last: The Etta James Story? Exactly!

Watt Restaurant & Bar teams with At Last: The Etta James Story for a premium dinner and show package until tomorrow only!

For the first time ever, the acclaimed Watt Restaurant & Bar at The Powerhouse is offering a dinner and show package where patrons can indulge in a delectable meal and drink before sitting back to enjoy Vika Bull, one of Australia’s most respected and powerful soul singers, as she tells the story of one of the most influential soul singers of all time in the show At Last: The Etta James Story.

 

The show, which runs at the Powerhouse from this Wednesday June 5 to Sunday June 9 premiered at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre on 19 February 2013 (just over a year after Etta James’ death in January 2012) and stars Vika Bull, the incredible Australian performer who has worked alongside some of Australia’s most iconic voices including John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Tim Finn and The Black Sorrows, and supported world famous musicians Bob Dylan, Sting, Joe Cocker and Billy Joel.

 

The narrative concert will see Vika put her heart into telling the story of Etta’s turbulent life and give over her soul to voice Etta’s most beloved songs including ‘Tell Mama,’ ‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’, ‘Pushover’, the heart rending ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’, her iconic signature song ‘At Last’ and many more.

 

The Watt Restaurant & Bar dinner and show package is $90 per person and includes a one course dinner, drink and premium ticket to the show, and is available for performances between Wednesday June 5 and Saturday June 8. With a limited number of seats available, call Watt Restaurant and Bar on 07 3358 5464 to secure a ticket or to request a copy of the menu relating to this package.

 

Have you seen the new-look Brisbane Powerhouse website? IT’S SPECIAL! While you’re there, take a look at the incredible World Press Photo exhibition preview…

 

Attracting over three million people each year in over 100 locations World Press Photo visits Brisbane for the sixth year running.

 

The 56th annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers. Considered the world’s most prestigious annual exhibition of photojournalism, the contest draws entries by professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers in nine themed categories from news to nature and portraiture photography.

 

 

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This year’s contest involved 5,666 photographers from 124 countries with 103,481 pictures submitted by the mid-January deadline. The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year 2012 was awarded to Paul Hansen of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter. The picture shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. They are being taken to a mosque for the burial ceremony while their father’s body is carried behind on a stretcher. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their mother was put in intensive care. The picture was taken on 20 November 2012 in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories.

 

 

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Australian photographers Daniel Berehulak and Chris McGrath both placed third in the General News and Sports Action categories (respectively). Berehulak’s series of images dealt with the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese Tsunami and McGrath’s series captured the action at the 2012 London Olympics. The travelling exhibition visits Brisbane Powerhouse as part of its international tour to 45 countries over the course of the year.

 

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

 

 

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