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Kaliopi Stavropoulos sings the blues

Georgina Tsolidis, a friend who shares my keenness for old school African-American blues and Rn’B music, recently put me on to blueswoman Kaliopi. Kaliopi is a Melbourne-based Greek-Australian Blues Artist, …

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Amazing Stories of Cypriot Migration

Last Sunday afternoon Constantinos Emmanuelle launched his second book in the Tales of Cyprus series – ‘The Corsica’ – at a packed Saint John’s College Auditorium in Preston. This new …

Features

New Orleans, the ‘Crescent City’ is testament to the proposition that cultural diversity is a driver of creativity

When Frenchmen arrived in the bend of the Mississippi River that would eventually be named New Orleans, they encountered a place that had been home to Native Americans for about …

Features

Remembering Nicholas Pagonis

My father, Nicholas, was born nearly 100 years ago, in 1923, to Paraskeva and Lefki Pagonis; and lived his childhood in the Cypriot township of Arathipou, near the port city …

Life

Remembering the life of Nick Polites

Nick Polites OAM passed away on 14 January 2022; he was 94 years old. Nick was a much-loved iconic Melbourne jazzman, an early, influential and respected advocate for migrant services, …

Features

Recalling the Journey of the Diakakis Family: the story of Helen Pagonis

My Australian-born mother, Helen Kathleen, grew up in a community of ‘displaced persons’ of Greek heritage from Asia Minor who resettled in South Melbourne in the aftermath of the First …

Life

93-year-old Melbourne-born Jazz legend Nick Polites gave a rare public performance

Now retired, 93-year-old Melbourne-born Jazz legend Nick Polites OAM gave a rare public performance on the morning of Christmas Eve outside the Degani Café in Ivanhoe Mall. He was accompanied …

Life

Dallas Cosmas has music in his veins

“I come from a musical family where the piano was central in the home and at gatherings. I was immersed by classical, theatrical, radio-pop before I could string a sentence …

Life

Nick Polites: a life in jazz

Nick Polites was a stellar performer with various ensembles at the 72nd Australian Jazz Convention in Ballarat at the end of 2017. The longest running event of its type in …

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Nick Polites OAM turns 90

The legendary jazz musician, migrant issues advocate and pioneer of Australian Greek welfare celebrates his birthday.

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