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Arts

April 7, 2008

Interpreting the work of musical heavyweights such as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and James Brown is by no means an easy feat especially when one considers how controversial renditions of old time favourites can be these days.

April 7, 2008

The rise of the New Zealand film industry over the last ten years brought a career in film from pipe dream of only the most narcissistic to a slightly more realistic non P pipe dream. Many young people like myself yearned to be part of the industry. Like most careers that meant training. But where […]

April 7, 2008

Immortal are a bit of an anomaly in the black metal scene for a number reasons, but the biggest separating factor from their counterparts is Immortal’s injection of fun into an otherwise quite literally deadly serious genre. And fun they were last Friday as Abbath, Horgh and Apollyon unleashed a blizzard of metal goodness on […]

April 7, 2008

Unless you’re colour blind or are a Sommes Island leper you would have noticed the black clad bogan influx over the Easter break. Over 50,000 hard rock and heavy metal fans descended on our fair city, as Rock2Wgtn stole Jesus’ spotlight for the weekend.

April 7, 2008

Wellington Opera House Monday 24th March After spent almost 15 years pleasing audiences all over the world, releasing Grammywinning albums and refusing to wash their hair, Wilco delivered Wellington the show that everyone expected them to – and what a great show it was.

April 7, 2008

NIMBY Opera, Gryphon Theatre, April 1, 3, 4 New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell, currently residing in Scotland, was able to combine his twin heritages in his one act opera, ‘Good Angel, Bad Angel’. The source – Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s story “Markheim” – presented its eponymous hero with a stark choice: to obtain the […]

April 7, 2008

That Andy Warhol coloured print of Marilyn Monroe, lips open in half-pout half-smile, eyes almost asleep, is probably more recognisable to us than the flags of most African countries. The truth is Monroe was a brand. She was a character constructed by one Norma Jean Monroe, who took great care in creating, maintaining and selling […]

April 7, 2008

Retirement homes are the places old people get sent to die. We all know that, sure, but we expect that death to be of natural causes, not because they’ve been bumped off by person or persons unknown.

April 7, 2008

Hamilton visual artist Mark Curtis is displaying his new paintings at the Tamarillo Gallery from 28 March, in an exhibition titled Hotel Suite.

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