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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 31 Era of silent film returns THE Don't Look 2203 gallery in Dulwich Hill will hold its Short Silent Film Festival over the Christmas holidays. If you're a film/video maker you have until December 15 to submit a short film (up to 20 minutes) with no sound to be shown in the gallery shopfront over the holiday break. There are no other criteria. Please send your films on a data DVD or CD in AVI, MPEG or other data format to 39 Myra Rd, Dulwich Hill 2203, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to send your film over the net. Alive Tasty treats 33 Spiced up oysters 32 DINING 33 TOP NOSH 32 WHAT'S ON 34 Artists ready to showcase THE Artists@Ashfield is holding an exhibition at Thirning Villa, 40 Arthur Street, Ashfield from December 12 to 14. A variety of artwork will be on show including prints, painting, sculpture, jewellery and quilting. All exhibiting artists are members of the newly formed Artists@Ashfield group. The exhibition's opening hours are 11am to 5pm. For more information phone 9716 1866. Talent will be played MORE than 50 young piano students from the Inner West Music College will showcase their talents at the Polish Club in Ashfield on Friday. The school's head teacher, Carolyn Croker, said the end of year concert was a celebration of students' hard work. ''The concert will not only bring enjoyment to the piano students, but also to the parents, family and friends alike who have supported their children throughout the year,'' she said. For more information about the school, phone 9799 1969. Musical star High on life SHIREEN KHALIL Rebecca Tapia who plays Gabriella Montez in High School Musical. SHE may not be Vanessa Hudgens but has the potential to play a better Gabriella Montez when High School Musical goes live on stage in Australia. One out of hundreds of girls who auditioned for High School Musical's lead role of Gabriella Montez, former McDonald College student Rebecca Tapia got the gig. The first High School Musical in 2006 earned Disney a smashing $US100 million. Tapia said she was excited and grateful to be part of such a successful show. ''I'm just so excited. I mean I've done a lot of other shows in the past five years and for this one to be my first lead from a movie so successful, I feel very lucky and grateful,'' she said. Tapia's first break was being a semi-finalist for Australian Idol 2003 as well as appearing in musicals such as Oh! What a Night, Leader of the Pack, Shout! and The Boy from Oz. Despite Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens building an on-screen and off-screen romance, Tapia assures nothing is going on between her and Chris Durling . ''I'm sure there are some off-stage crushes or goss, but right now Chris and I are so apart from everyone else because we have so much to do,'' Tapia said. The cast have been rehearsing for the past four weeks. The show is bound to take children on yet another exciting musical journey. ''I think it's a great new musical for a younger generation that not many shows cater for these days and I think both adults and children will enjoy it,'' Tapia said. The show will stick to the storyline, however, the ending and beginnings of some songs will vary from the movie. Tapia is focused on playing her role the best she can, even though they differ a bit in reality. ''I'm a sweet girl like Gabriella, but I think she's more shy than what I am and she's very much into academics where I was always into dance class and I'm not as brainy,'' she said. After High School Musical, Tapia hopes to become a recording artist. '' I hope to release a song, I'm looking into pop but I love the ballads so maybe a pop ballad,'' she said. Previews start on Saturday and the opening night is next Thursday at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. To receive the $29.90 discounted children's December holiday offer for selected shows, call Ticketmaster on 1300 723 038. 3 Bridge Street, Epping 9876 6563 Eat in specials $15.95 including garlic bread Borrelli's is now open for lunch 12-3pm Tuesday to Friday Dinner, Tuesday to Sunday from 5.30 till 10.30pm Let's do lunch at Borrelli's Restaurant WINNER BEST FORMAL DINING RESTAURANT 2004, 2006 & 2007 Book now for your next corporate function or Christmas Parties! Borrelli's Restaurant 2146621K NDG Bars, Cafes Restaurants Guide
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