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Newcastle Herald

Your Weekender reads: Dubbo Zoofari; Blake Bowden; Ian Moss and much more

Explore what's inside the Herald Weekender, January 27.

A little wildlife spotting at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.

What's new at the zoo? Families go wild

What's it like to go on a zoofari with the family? Taronga's Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo is offering the new experience and it involves a sleepover.

Blake Bowden is taking over the Dr Frank N Furter role. Picture by Marina Neil

From Brad to Frank N Furter

Blake Bowden can't wait to step into Jason Donovan's high heels as Dr Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show at the Civic Theatre. It's a far cry from squeaky clean Brad Majors, the other character he was cast as in the popular musical.

Keep an eye out for Hunter mining relics

Mike Scanlon has come across a mystery wheel of a mine poppet head in Booragul. Will it join the precious few mining relics that serve as reminders of the region's coalmining past?

Ian Moss is coming to Newcastle in May as part of his River Runs Dry tour. Picture by Robert Hambling

A passion that never runs dry 

Legendary guitarist and singer Ian Moss tells Megan Doherty there's always more to learn.

Postcard from Chile

Alex Morris checks in from Santiago, just a stone's throw from the Andes.

Charley Crockett & The Blue Drifters play at Bar on the Hill on Sunday. Picture by Ryan Vestil

What's on this weekend

Charley Crockett live, Beach 5s rugby, markets and pickleball. Check what's on.

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