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Macklemore review – pop meets panto in a fight for the right to party
It’s a return to goofball silliness as the rapper’s social issues are ditched in favour of confetti, choreography and Willy Wonka outfits

Dave Simpson

02, Apr, 2018 @11:47 AM

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When 2017 got ridiculous, Australia's best memes came to the rescue
Politics and national affairs were at times so absurd it was enough to induce despair. But online a thousand blossoms bloomed

Naaman Zhou

31, Dec, 2017 @2:28 AM

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Tony Abbott renews attack on Macklemore – and reveals preference for Savage Garden
Former PM names band whose lead singer is in a same-sex marriage as he says an Australian should have played NRL final

Michael McGowan

02, Oct, 2017 @4:09 AM

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'Equality for all': Macklemore issues emotional plea during NRL grand final
US rapper performs Same Love after a week of controversy in Australia due to his support for marriage equality

Stephanie Convery

01, Oct, 2017 @9:03 AM

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Macklemore to donate proceeds from Same Love to marriage equality campaign
His performance of the song at the NRL grand final has drawn the ire of conservatives, including Tony Abbott

Christopher Knaus

30, Sep, 2017 @6:53 AM

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Malcolm Turnbull looks forward to Macklemore singing ‘gay anthem’
Peter Dutton says for balance, anti-marriage equality song should also be sung at Sunday’s NRL grand final

Gareth Hutchens and agencies

29, Sep, 2017 @12:54 AM

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From Andrew Bolt to Macklemore: a brief history of Tony Abbott on free speech
Former PM invokes ‘sacred principle’ over Andrew Bolt case but decries ‘politicisation’ of NRL grand final

Amy Remeikis

28, Sep, 2017 @7:21 AM

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Brandis criticises Abbott's 'bizarre' call to ban Macklemore 'gay anthem' at NRL
Attorney general backs rapper’s decision to sing Same Love at grand final, saying ‘I thought Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech’

Naaman Zhou and agencies

27, Sep, 2017 @10:40 PM

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Macklemore & Lil Yachty’s Marmalade: swallow your pride – this is actually good
Also this week: Kesha fails to address the real problems of modern life and Jessie J is oh-so-very loud indeed

Joel Golby

18, Aug, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Obama joined by rapper Macklemore for address on opioid abuse
In push to increase funding for treatment and research, president invites hip-hop artist and recovering prescription drug abuser to take part in weekly address

Edward Helmore

14, May, 2016 @2:42 PM

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: ‘Systemic racism isn’t going to get clicks’
Unrest in Ferguson led the duo to question their role in hip-hop. The result was White Privilege II, an examination of how white people view race. Will the pair’s soul-searching make fans assess their place in society, too?

Tim Jonze

12, May, 2016 @6:07 PM

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis review – broiling agitprop and goofball braggadocio
Worthy political numbers hold centre-stage, but a sprint of escalating goofiness finally takes this two-hour set over the top

Graeme Virtue

14, Apr, 2016 @12:12 PM

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