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An agile thinker and versatile wordsmith, Jasmine specialises in writing about music, film, travel, sustainability and human rights. She's currently a Senior Writer at Concrete Playground, a Senior Writer at Music Australia and a regular contributor to Metro and Screen Education film and media magazines. Her portfolio also includes Cambridge University Press, Artwrite (UNSW), Drum Media (now known as The Music), Inpress and Jazz Australia.

Jasmine studied at English Literature and Modern History at the University of Sydney, where she was awarded First Class Honours for her thesis on the role of African-American music in the Civil Rights Movement.

She also writes songs and performs under the name Jasmine Beth.

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Writer Rank: 18
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Readers: 88884
Subscribers: 40
Articles: 66
Comments: 49
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My WeekendNotes - 66
Claudio Monteverdi's opera The Return of Ulysses takes its inspiration from The Odyssey, an epic poem attributed to ... [more]
13/06/2019 - 19/06/2019
This production transports Giacomo Puccini's 1926 opera Turandot to a mesmerising world, inhabited by shifting landforms... [more]
24/01/2019 - 30/03/2019
This production transports Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera La Boheme from 1830s Paris to 1930s Berlin, when the progres... [more]
16/03/2019 - 28/03/2019
If you've a habit of waking up too late for breakfast, but too early for lunch, the new Sydney Brunch Club is for you. L... [more]
22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
Decked with striped umbrellas and emblazoned with pink neon, Simon Phillips' bright, funny production of The Turk in... [more]
10/08/2018 - 01/09/2018
Backdropped by two-storey LED screens and decked in dazzling costumes, this production aims to take the staging of G... [more]
18/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
With their stylised suits and tousled hair, Antony and Cleopatra, as directed by Peter Evans for Bell Shakespeare, a... [more]
03/03/2018 - 07/04/2018
For over a decade now, Scotland The Brave has been bringing an annual spectacle of Scottish music, dance and humour to A... [more]
21/10/2017
When My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews, appeared at the Sydney Opera House in spring 2016, it sold more t... [more]
21/09/2017 - 14/10/2017
Vegans will be well catered for at the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival, with Alfie's Kitchen delivering an eight-course,... [more]
10/09/2017
Paco Pena and the Grigoryan Brothers will headline the inaugural Sydney Guitar Festival, happening Wednesday 23-Sund... [more]
23/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
Nearly every single suburb in Sydney has at least one pizzeria to its name, which means competition is fierce. Here are ... [more]
LIVE FUNK AND GROOVE AT VENUE 505, SURRY HILLS For three years now, Sydney's best funk and groove musicians have ... [more]
In the endless Melbourne vs. Sydney debate, the Victorian capital often plays its coffee scene as its trump card. But th... [more]
To many an adult, it comes as a surprise that a child finds more interest in a cardboard box than $500 worth of Fisher P... [more]
30/12/2015 - 24/01/2016
Desperate to escape the city, but can't spare more than a day? Here are ten towns where you can get back to old-school c... [more]
Can't bear the weekend ending? Need a better reason than work to get out of bed at the beginning of the week? Here are t... [more]
With its fresh seafood, abundance of locally-sourced produce and creative chefs, Sydney offers one of the best food scen... [more]
Despite fronting onto busy Liverpool Lane, Gazzi has the ambience of a tranquil hideaway. Once you're inside, you feel a... [more]
It's been a while since a film has divided audiences with the vehemence of American Sniper. While some are railing at Cl... [more]
22/01/2015
The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has been busy turning this summer's public holidays into serious eat-a-thons - comple... [more]
26/12/2014 - 01/03/2015
While part of the appeal of a slick, extravagant musical is the chance for sensory immersion, there's something to b... [more]
18/11/2014 - 20/12/2014
When we push through swinging saloon doors into The Whisky Room, the mixologist is in the middle of whipping up a Penici... [more]
If you've scrubbed tequila off your drinks menu because of that night, or if your tequila experiences have been limi... [more]
Now in its fourth year, the Antenna Documentary Festival is set to present its biggest programme yet. Between October 14... [more]
14/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
Amnesty International's UNSW group and the House of Welcome have teamed up to organise a refugee-hosted cooking class, t... [more]
11/09/2014
Between 6 and 15 November 2013, Friends of the Earth will conduct their Climate Connections Speaking Tour of the East Co... [more]
12/11/2013
On Saturday 9 November, Newtown's New Theatre will host the inaugural Carnival of the Bold, happening as part of Austral... [more]
09/11/2013
Having fallen under new management just five months ago, and located in one of Sydney's hottest areas for culinary compe... [more]
On Wednesday 13 November at 7.30pm, Positive Being will host a free public screening of critically acclaimed documentary... [more]
13/11/2013
At 11am on October 22, former US Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project will stop everything to take a c... [more]
23/10/2013
The inaugural Taste of Coogee Festival, initially scheduled for September but subsequently postponed, will be happening ... [more]
03/11/2013
Is the next Peter Weir, Phillip Noyce or Chris Noonan hiding among this year's film school graduates? Find out on Novemb... [more]
06/11/2013
A diverse array of emerging and established, local and international, and traditional and contemporary acts will converg... [more]
25/10/2013 - 27/10/2013
Variety has again teamed up with Luna Park to host its 28th Melbourne Cup luncheon. To be held in the Park's Grand Ballr... [more]
05/11/2013
The Forgotten Food Celebration is all about what Joni Mitchell asks for in Big Yellow Taxi: 'Give me spots on my apples,... [more]
18/11/2013
Since being founded in 1993, Free the Bears has rescued bears all over the world. They've saved more than 500 dancing be... [more]
27/10/2013
Whether you're as inflexible as the proverbial board, or stretchier than a rubber band, there's nothing stopping you fro... [more]
20/10/2013
On November 8, the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel will host a cocktail costume party to raise money for beyondblue. Guests are ... [more]
08/11/2013
Tucked away in a side street, well out of Chatswood's frantic mall madness, the Lysbel provides just what a beauty salon... [more]
It seems that $1 snacks are all the rage at Sydney bars right now. Last week, The Morrison announced a weekly $1 oyster ... [more]
02/10/2013 - 18/12/2013
Already the world's favourite aphrodisiac, oysters are now set to become Sydney's most democratic seafood, with the intr... [more]
09/10/2013
The charity Room to Read believes that 'world change starts with educated children.' Since 2000, they've had a positive ... [more]
26/10/2013
Since 1967, the Renaissance Players, Australia's longest-running early music group, have been bringing mediaeval songs t... [more]
05/10/2013 - 06/10/2013
There's nowhere for an actor to hide in Becky Mode's one-man satire, Fully Committed. The script demands impeccable comi... [more]
26/09/2013 - 28/09/2013
There's a scene in Three Men in a Boat in which Jerome K. Jerome satirises the muddy realities of the camping experience... [more]
19/09/2013 - 26/10/2013
Singer-songwriter and Hammond organist Lachy Doley is a musician's musician. When not fronting his own band, the Lachy D... [more]
03/10/2013 - 12/10/2013
Joseph Wresinski, born into the anonymity and destitution of Parisian slums, died 71 years later an international hero. ... [more]
14/10/2013
Accessing discount tickets for classical music in Sydney isn't quite as easy as nabbing amazing deals in the theatre wor... [more]
Secrets can be hard to keep. The creatives behind Art & About 2013 know it far too well. So, they're tempting Sydney sid... [more]
02/09/2013 - 20/10/2013
It's 85 years since the Royal Flying Doctor Service first took to the air. On Sunday September 29, a Sydney charity scre... [more]
29/09/2013
Art & About describes itself as "a festival of art in unusual places". It's all about tearing down the white walls that ... [more]
25/09/2013 - 16/10/2013
Do you love seeing movies for free? Do you feel as though there's nothing quite like watching old flicks on the big s... [more]
If you're into fish that fly, giant bathtubs that rock, super slides and circus trains, you're in for a treat at the Bur... [more]
26/10/2013
If you caught Paul Kelly on his 2011 'Meet Me in the Middle of the Air' tour, listen to Thirsty Merc or watch The Voice,... [more]
19/09/2013
What happens when the first TV station is set up in post-Taliban Afghanistan? How did Doris Payne manage to stea... [more]
02/10/2013 - 07/10/2013
With 2014 marking the Bard's 450th birthday, the Bell crew has lined up a celebration to keep Robin Goodfellow on hi... [more]
01/03/2014 - 04/10/2014
Fans of A Beautiful Mind will be queuing up for tickets when the Ensemble Theatre's 2014 season opens on January 31.... [more]
31/01/2014 - 23/10/2013
When collecting her CBE earlier this year, artist Tracey Emin told us, 'Art is for everyone, not just the elite'. Lu... [more]
Many a now-famous musician started his/her career with long hours spent singing, playing or dancing on street corner... [more]
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