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Leonard Co­hen A Day on the Green at Le­con­field Win­ery, Jan­uary. Co­hen fans might have ex­pected a trip down mem­ory lane from the 74-year-old singer song-writer. In­stead they got Co­hen’s great­est con­cert, honed and en­er­gised by his world tour, and – for Co­hen – amaz­ingly up­beat. Left: Leonard Co­hen

Lynette Wallworth’s Du­al­ity of Light Fe­bru­ary/March. A new me­dia artist who found not only the cut­ting edge but also did the cut­ting with vir­tual pink­ing shears, de­liv­er­ing beauty, heart, art and orig­i­nal­ity.

Fringe Pa­rade Ade­laide East End, Fe­bru­ary. The or­gan­ised chaos of the pop­u­lar pa­rade had been hunted out of town by the city burghers. It took the charm and per­sua­sion a of Fringe artis­tic di­rec­tor Christie An­thoney to win it back, big­ger, bet­ter, and draw­ing a big crowd.

Va­ri­ety Gala Per­for­mance, Ade­laide Cabaret Fes­ti­val, June. The open­ing con­cert of this year’s Fes­ti­val in­deli­bly stamped the char­ac­ter of in­com­ing artis­tic di­rec­tor David Camp­bell on the event. It was a pa­rade of great en­ter­tain­ers, in­clud­ing Ju­lia Mor­ris, Nick Christo, Phil Scott and Bob Downe. Left: Ju­lia Mor­ris.

Si­mone Young Ade­laide, Au­gust. Be­fore she be­came one of Aus­tralia’s great­est in­ter­na­tional con­duc­tors, Young was a hum­ble repeti­teur. Ade­laide was treated to both sides of her mu­si­cal tal­ents when she con­ducted the Ade­laide Sym­phony Or­ches­tra in a mem­o­rable Tchaikovsk­y con­cert, then turned her two hands, plus two, to a two-pi­ano tran­scrip­tion of Wagner’s opera Par­si­fal. Right: Si­mone Young Lists com­piled by: Pa­trick McDon­ald, Tim Lloyd, Louise Nunn, Samela Har­ris, Peter Bur­don.

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