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Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Comes to Audio

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Hot on the heels of IDW’s successful re-launch, Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta’s science fiction classic comes to the world of audio theatre as the AudioComics Company announces its debut production: Starstruck. The audio adaptation of the original off-Broadway production, adapted for the medium of audio by co-creator Elaine Lee, and directed by AudioComics co-founder William Dufris, will record at The Studio in Portland, ME May 7 – 9 for a fall release on compact disc and pay-per-MP3 download, and for airings on selected radio stations in the United States.

The basis for the comic book series, Starstruck was first presented off-Broadway in 1980, and again in 1983. In a far-flung and very alternative future, Captain Galatia 9 and the crew of the Harpy are on a mission for the United Federation of Female Freedom Fighters. When the Harpy runs into a living ship inhabited by a team of galactic evildoers, including Galatia’s insidious sister Verloona Ti, the outcome of the battle may well …

Adelaide In Concert: Tears For Fears & Spandau Ballet

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I guess it was always going to be one of those gigs where you had to be there, but it was only going to be good if you liked the bands on stage.

Twenty five years ago both Tears For Fears and Spandau Ballet toured the country and played to packed houses. Since then a lot of their English based contemporaries have fallen to the wayside, the notable exceptions being, of course, U2 and, to a lesser extent, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode. U2 appear to be one of the few bands that survived the 1980s fully intact (that being no line up changes, split and reformation), and both TFF and Spandau suffered the fate of the rest, they split up and dissolved. If you don’t believe then simply look at a list of who played Live Aid in 1985 and tell me which acts are still around, and potent. Not many at all.

To be fair Tears For Fears didn’t have much to split. They were always Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, and when Curt went his separate ways people thought it was no great loss. Luckily for all co…