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MUSIC SCENE | The Importance of The Arts


As I have pointed out many times in this very column, the Arts community has been one of the industries hit first and hardest thanks to the ongoing pandemic. In a recent interview with Studio Ten, the frustration was articulated by songstress Tina Arena.


Tina is very opposed to the lockdown, which is not a position I take personally (purely because I don't know what the alternative is without a lot of people becoming really sick or worse). I figure that I'm just smart enough to know there are things I don't know. That said, Tina is based in Melbourne. A city which, as of 4 Oct, will have spent the most days in lockdown of any city in the world. The rest of her point, I couldn't agree more.