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Tina Turner

Simply the Best

“She was a role model not only for me, but for the world,” said Oprah Winfrey on the recent passing of the legendary Tina Turner. From her high-voltage performances that welcomed in a new era of rock’n’roll in the 60s, to reinventing herself as a chart-busting solo artist and movie star in the 80s, Tina Turner was a global superstar – but she always had extra special status in Australia.

More highlights in our edition:

  • Australian music icon Kate Ceberano talks music, tattoos, trees and the mind-melting impact of Jesus Christ Superstar in her Letter to My Younger Self.
  • Writer Tina Morganella remembers the simple pleasure of a mixed tape.
  • Californian singer-songwriter Weyes Blood talks individualism and the internet, as well as her new album and Australian tour.
  • Nyul Nyul/Yawuru writer-director Jub Clerc on her debut feature film Sweet As, a road movie based on a bus trip she took as a kid.
  • Stephen King, treasure hunting and haunted houses all add to the mood of author Jacqueline Ross’ Tasmanian gothic novel Blackwater.
  • Writer Pip Finkemeyer takes a memorable trip on a Melbourne tram.
  • In The Big Picture, photographer Todd Antony meets a cheerleader troupe with a twist in Sun City, Arizona.
  • Plus, French Chinese chef Céline Chung shares her prized recipe for Steamed Fish in Tastes Like Home.

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