A couple of years ago former hard rocker Paul Stewart was dying of liver failure in a Melbourne hospital. His life of excess had finally caught up with him.
The first Australian recording of Handel's Messiah, one of the most beloved works in classical music. From St. Patrick's chapel, Manly.
Documentary-style series of programs focusing on the use of the English language in various contexts and through different texts and for different purposes.
From poverty and personal tragedy to Australia's first Aboriginal pop star - Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey is an intimate look at the life of a pioneering artist who defied incredible odds.
The south-western Brisbane suburb of Inala was originally established to provide affordable accommodation to World War 2 veterans during the post war housing shortage.
A contemporary insight into the humanitarian and matriarch Kathy Mills, and her extended family, inviting us into a world of entertainment and song.
A Torres Strait Islander boy makes the transition from boy to man with a traditional ceremony: the first shave. Sea Man Dan talks about the experiences that have influenced his music style.
The legendary Warumpi Band have told the stories of indigenous Australia in their lyrics for over 20 years.
For two decades, until their retirement in 1995, the Mills Sisters helped bring the music of the Torres Strait to the world stage.
We travel to the Torres Strait Islands to meet Australia's oldest ARIA award winner - the irrepressible Seaman Dan.
A major two part commemoration and celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off featuring prominent Aboriginal bands who performed during the three day event.
Music Moves is a series of music programs for upper primary and lower secondary school students which aims to develop musical thinking and decision making with a focus on exploring, experimenting a
A delightful journey through the world of opera, this film is constructed around Joan Carden's preparation and performances as Cio-Cio-San in Madam Butterfly.
To celebrate a momentous 25 years of the Schools Spectacular, the ABC has bought back together some of the stars of the Spectacular in a wonderful four-hour marathon.
Presented by Rolf Harris, this is a documentary special that celebrates the amazing success stories that have emerged from the Schools Spectacular.
A traditional Christmas concert with choir, orchestra and performers, Jenny Woodward hosts The Spirit Of Christmas from the Conert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre featuring the Queens
Country music star Anne Kirkpatrick is part of a family legend. Her parents, Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, took Anne on the country show circuit from when she was a toddler.
Moulded by the Depression - befriended by artists like Arthur Boyd and Syd Nolan - he started jamming more than 70 years ago.
Recognised as one of Australia's most talented musical exports, Tommy's career began on the road at the tender age of six.
Peter Sculthorpe, the acclaimed Sydney based composer, began composing at the family piano at the age of eight.