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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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16 ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 American R&B singer Ne-Yo will perform in Darwin on October 17 Picture: SUPPLIED Birthday gig for Darwin ONE of the worlds biggest R&B artists will stop off in Darwin as part of his national show. Ne-Yo will be in Darwin for a show on October 17 and said he was looking forward to heading to the Top End. I go where the love is and I was told I have a strong fan base down there, he said from his home in the US. His show in Darwin will be extra special as he will celebrate his 38th birthday with those attending. Being your birthday is your get-out-of-jailfree card, I dont know what Im going to do yet, Im still wrestling with all this power. Lets just say there could be some surprises, he said. He said a dive with crocs to celebrate the occasion was definitely off the cards. I like to say that Im adventurous but if your life is going to be in danger Im going to shy away, Ne-Yo said. Its been a few years since Ne-Yo has put out any new music and he said it was be cause he wanted to regroup and spend time with his family. I took some time off and did some real life stuff and my fans stuck with me, he said. He said that while spending time with his family, he also wrote new music. Ive been putting this one together on and off for the past few years, at the same time spending time with the wife and kids and focusing on what it means to be a good man and not just looking after your woman but to be a good man, period, he said. He assured people that they would be treated to both hits that made him famous and yetto-be-released music. Were going to start with the first album and go all the way into the future and have a good time, he said. The NT News is giving one lucky reader a meet-andgreet with Ne-Yo and two passes to his show. Email your name and contact details to ntnmail@ntnews.com.au by Monday October 9 to enter. JUDITH AISTHORPE BROWNS Mart will play host to an intense and heartfelt musical which follows the breakdown of a marriage. The Last Five Years is being brought to life by local actors Stuart Fong, who plays successful novelist Jamie Wellerstein, and Andi Egan, who plays struggling actor Cathy Hiatt. Fong said the show was stripped back, without all the glitz and glamour of a typical musical. Its about a young couple: Jamie is an emerging young writer and Cathy is a young emerging actor. As time goes on, one has more success than the other. And external pressure play out within the relationship, he said. The characters start at opposite ends of the tale with Jamie going forwards and Cathy telling the story going backwards. The duo have been working on the play since July. Catch The Last Five Years at Browns Mart from today until Sunday and again next Wednesday to Sunday. The show is on at 7pm, except both Sundays, when it starts at 5pm. Tickets cost from $25. For more information, head to www.brownsmart.com.au. The Last Five Years stars Andi Egan and Stuart Fong Musical with difference

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