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December show tunes

Daft Punk – Instant Crush featuring Julian Casablancas Lorde – Team Lady Gaga – Art Pop Vance Joy – Play With Fire Flume and Chet Faker – Drop the game

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Honey-glazed, spit-roasted suckling pig

INGREDIENTS 1 (12- to 18-pound) whole suckling pig 15 quarts water 6 1/2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup pepper ground pepper corns 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for basting 1 whole pineapple 2 whole oranges 1 lime 1 grapefruit 1 Half Garlic clover Half handful Bay Leaves 1 apple 1tbsp Thyme [...]

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GOLD COAST ART PRIZE

By Benjamen Judd   The annual Gold Coast Art Prize and all it’s cultural glory is about to launch this coming Saturday, December 7 and this year is looking bigger than all that have come before. Now in its 45th year, the popular Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art [...]

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Sunday nights on Burleigh Heads

For all those looking for something to do on their lazy Sunday afternoon, look no further than Burleigh Heads. After a swim or surf in the waves, Sunday at Burleigh is the perfect way to cool down with the locals and say goodbye to another weekend. Located right in the centre of Justin’s Park, it is a [...]

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Merry Indie Xmas

New York culture hub ANIMAL parodies the “indie Christmas cover” with spot-on results. The Christmas carol cover has become a predictable holiday treat, and not just from DMX. That’s why the fake album Merry Indie X-Mas — apart from the pitch-perfect stylistic homages — rings so true. Guitarist Adam Horn, of Brooklyn’s Bear Ceuse, created these covers, parodying the trademarks [...]

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A BIRD IN THE HAND IS BEST IF IT’S FROM TOKYO

By Benjamen Judd   To celebrate the release of their latest album, March Fires, our favourite boys from the mining state Birds of Tokyo are coming to the Cooly this November 30 to rock the pants of your skinny legs. Since their inception back in 2004-2005ish, Birds of Tokyo have regularly dominated the airwaves with [...]

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Fine fillies at Melbourne Cup

The finest of perfect punters spent the day at QT Gold Coast for a serious case of funtimes and fashions on the field. Here are a few of our favourite pics from the day. See you next year!

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What are we listening to?

Our current fave lobby tunes (for this week anyway) are Waiting on the World to change – John Mayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIxScJ5rlY   Coldplay – Princess Of China ft. Rihanna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uw6ZkbsAH8   Alpine – Gasoline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RklMv6-M3XM   Robbie Williams – Lovelight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjzMNxidD_g   The Cure – The Lovecats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcUza_wWCfA

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Bespoke sweets from our Chef

Caramelised Banana Dulce de Leche Cake INGREDIENTS 6 x sheets of banana bread Caramelised banana cream (Recipe 1 below) Hazelnut chocolate crunch recipe (Recipe 2 below) Duche leche tins or ganache Vanilla crème Chantilly (Recipe 3 below) Vanilla glaze METHOD Layer banana bread, banana cream and dulce de leche in a cake tin. Top off [...]

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No lights, no lycra, no fear

No Lights No Lycra boasts everything your average dance class does not. NLNL is a non-competitive dance space where participants are invited to burst out of the confines of modest dancing and unleash their wildest, dorky and most uncoordinated moves all in the name of self-expression. Spawned in 2009 by Melbourne dance students Alice Glenn [...]

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Big Day Out Band Competition

Big Day Out and headspace, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, have announced the 2014 headspace Big Day Out national band competition. The competition gives local bands aged 15 years+ from every Australian state and territory the opportunity to win one of four spots on the headspace stage at each Big Day Out festival in 2014. [...]

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Tis the season for….. Lights! Really Bright Lights!

The 2013 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is now open and calling for entrants. The City is encouraging all residents, business operators and not for profit organisations to ‘light up’ and submit an entry. To check out the displays, simply download the entrants and winners list from the link below, set your GPS and head [...]

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THE REVEAL: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

As the Gold Coast prepares to host the world at the 2018 Commonwealth games, 3 internationally selected teams were shortlisted to present their plans for our own cultural precinct. Final proposals have been submitted and the winner will be featured at an exhibition of entries at the Arts Centre Gold Coast where the team’s visions [...]

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Bazaars Tips out for the boys

Well Movember is well under way and although my prepubescent face has yet to get the memo, our team down at Bazaar sure has. Nearly all of the gents, both chefs & floors staff have pulled together in the venue to support men’s health this year with almost $340 already raised in the first week. [...]

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Strip-off and cool down at spaQ

spaQ are offering a cool alternative from the steamy Gold Coast days with the return of the popular ‘Turn Up the Heat’ promotion. As the heat soars over 25 degrees, you will receive the days top temperature discounted offyour treatment! So, if today hits 30 degrees, you receive a $30 discount! Offer valid Monday through [...]

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