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Issue 753

Editor’s Note

Well hello there Forte family!

I’m Tammy Walters! You might remember me from such article titles From Dark Light To Neon Noir: The Illumination of Ville Valo, The Jackson’s Return To Australia: I’ll Be There, and Capturing the Chris Isaak Story. 

It is my absolute honour to be stepping into the drivers’ seat as the Editor of Victoria’s premier music, arts, entertainment, food and culture magazine. Forte Magazine has been a mainstay in my life for as long as I can remember. Long before my contribution days, I used to pick up the old broadsheet fortnightly in the vestibule of the Old Courthouse Building, or at the old landmark Speakies, or desperately tuck it under my arm to smuggle home post-gig at The Nash. I would devour stories of the coolest bands like Jebediah and Regurgitator to the point of heartburn and be enthralled by the spectacular creation of Geelong Arts Centre. So it’s only fitting for my first issue that they come along for the ride.

Alongside them, this month we enter into light of White Night Ballarat to uncover their mammoth program, sneak into the Art Gallery of Ballarat after hours for Art Late, unpack winter woes with The Paper Kites and champion the underdog with Luca Brasi. Keeping the hunger of the magazine alive, we also have a feast for both your stomach and ears with our venue spotlight, bites guide and album reviews. 

What are you waiting for? Get out the knife and fork – it’s time to dig in!