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THE CHRONICLE, Tuesday, January 14 2014 _ 17
Make the choice to create your own future with
some of the world's leading minds.
1 YOU don't have to be Clive
Palmer to get a kick out of
dinosaurs. The National Museum
is hosting guided tours of its
prehistoric collection through
the summer holidays. Join the
expert-run tours from 11am to
11.30am and 2pm to 2.30pm
daily to find out more about
these creatures of the past.
Tickets are $9.50 for children
(over 4 years old), adults $14 and
$40 a family ticket.
2 See Jessica Mauboy live in
concert at AIS Arena Can-
berra this Saturday. The ARIA
award winning best female art-
ist of 2013 is in Canberra to
promote her new single The End
of the Earth. Joined by Nathan-
iel, on his first national tour
since his debut, audiences can
expect new duets.Tickets avail-
able at ticketek.com.au
3 Two compelling Melbourne
solo artists D.A.Calf (The
Book of Ships) and Matt Wicking
(The General Assembly) are
collaborating and kicking off
their Urban Landscape Tour in
the territory. Treat yourself to
layered and looped electronic
sound from D.A. Calf and the
catchy but rich vocal tones of
Wicking Wednesday, January 15,
at Smith's Alternative Bookshop,
Canberra. Free entry.
4 Pack a picnic and soak in the
last rays of the day at Sum-
mer Sounds in the national
botanic gardens. The Latin
sounds of Los Chavos will play
from 5.30pm this Saturday.
Donations of $2 per person or $5
per family will be collected at
the gate to support local conser-
5 Whether you're a boot-
scooter or just like to boogie,
Dancing in the Park at Stage 88
in Commonwealth Park gives
you a chance to groove. With
plenty of music and atmosphere
provided, bring a picnic and
energy to bush dance until the
sun goes down. The free event
begins at 6.45pm on Monday,
January 20. For more details,
contact Mary at the Monaro Folk
Society on 0408 221 897.
By Georgina Connery
Epic career path
Stellar: Nathaniel Willemse hopes to get off the beaten track on his tour of Australia.
Where: Canberra's AIS Arena
with Jessica Mauboy
When: On January 18
are on a first-name
basis with Cape Town-
born Nathaniel Willem-
se, who seems to have
joined the ranks of pop-artists with
Nathaniel will perform at
Canberra's AIS Arena on January
18 with Jessica Mauboy.
Beginning the second leg of his
first national tour since the launch
of his debut single, he said he was
looking forward to being on the
"We had some pretty great
crowds," he said.
"I am keen to check out lots of
new spots I haven't been to."
Nathaniel's flawless falsetto was
showcased in his debut single, Yo u
which peaked at number two in the
Australian iTunes charts soon after
being launched in September
The singer would not give too
much away but said the single was
based on a personal experience of
"This one's a bit sexy and seduct-
ive," he said. "The song is inspired
by someone but I have to keep a
bit of mystery."
Jessica Mauboy and Nathaniel
met early in their careers, both
contestants on the 2006 series of
The two will continue their tour of
major metro and regional centres
performing their hit songs and
collaborating on soulful duets.
Nathaniel won hearts when he
made it to the top six in the 2012
series of The X Factor but said he
had waited for his chance to break
into the music industry for years.
He admitted it took a lot of
dedication to launch a creative
career, and said broadcast talent
shows were providing huge oppor-
tunities for emerging artists.
"These shows are so helpful and
beneficial," he said.
"It opens us up to a hugely wider
audience and gets us noticed not
only here, but overseas too."
Experiencing a career that
quickly progressed to great
heights, the singer said he was
thankful Australia had embraced
"It's so rewarding, that's my baby
out there for everyone to see, love
"Thank god the majority of
everything people have said about
the song has been positive," he
Nathaniel said travelling to parts
of Australia he had never seen was
fascinating, but the first leg was
"I had a throat infection the first
week, then a chest infection," he
"The hardest part was being sick
and keeping up my energy when I
was feeling awful."
Inspired by performing to large
home crowds in Australia, he
hoped he could do the same in his
We are trying to figure some-
thing out to go back home and do
a tour in South Africa,'' he said.
That's definitely on my to do' list.''
Nathaniel said he was looking
forward to feeling better this time
around and enjoying his upcom-
ing visit to Canberra.
"I am keen to check out Can-
berra and open to suggestions for
fun things to do."
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