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Strange Overtones - David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Tour

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:02 am | Howard Davis

Scotch-born singer-songwriter David Byrne starts each show on his latest world tour stroking a pink brain as he sits alone at a table in a gray three-button suit singing a song called Here from his latest album American Utopia . It is the only splash ... More >>

NZSO Perform Mahler's Seventh Symphony this Weekend

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:26 pm | Howard Davis

In the summer of 1900, Gustav Mahler was wandering around the outskirts of Vienna when he stumbled upon a fairground. In a woodland glade, blended among the cacophony of street criers, shooting galleries, and Punch and Judy shows, a military band and ... More >>

Stray Echoes Leave No Trace

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:30 am | Howard Davis

Writer and director Dustin Feneley's feature debut is a beautifully lyrical and cinematic tone poem that brings an unflinching eye to loneliness and isolation. After eight years stuck in development limbo before a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign ... More >>

Steve Gadd & James Carter Tour with the Rodger Fox Big Band

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:13 am | Howard Davis

New Zealand jazz fans are in for a special treat this month, with four concerts around the country by drummer Steve Gadd and saxophonist James Carter, accompanied by the Rodger Fox Big Band. More >>

Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part II)

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:45 pm | Howard Davis

“What's Been Did and What's Been Hid.” - Donovan's first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind. More >>

Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:21 am | Howard Davis

"What's Been Did and What's Been Hid." - Donovan's first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind. More >>

The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:39 am | Howard Davis

“A being going through life can become so other to himself as to be another … [Life] happens to you as a result of your condition. Not choice, but - at best - process, and, at worst, shocking, total change. Newness: he had sought a different ... More >>

Dave Wilson Quintet at Wellington's Pyramid Club

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:18 am | Howard Davis

If you’re looking for a fresh new jazz sound, then come on down and check out some great music with the Dave Wilson Quintet at the Pyramid Club on Thursday night, fresh from their astounding performance Wellington Jazz Festival. More >>

The Trappings of Success - 'McQueen'

Friday, 7 September 2018, 10:18 am | Howard Davis

“Fashion is a total injustice. It’s like that. And that’s it.” - Karl Lagerfeld More >>

Love In A Duffel Coat - Ian McEwan's 'On Chesil Beach'

Friday, 31 August 2018, 3:09 pm | Howard Davis

“Those who love to pursue fleeting forms of pleasure, in the end find only leaves and bitter berries in their hands.” - Cardinal Mafeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII). More >>

Revolt Into Style - Three New Shows at City Galllery

Friday, 24 August 2018, 10:44 am | Howard Davis

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” - attributed to Dennis Diderot (1713-84). More >>

Reclaiming The N-Word - Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Friday, 17 August 2018, 10:48 am | Howard Davis

This article is dedicated to the memory of Jamie Du Bois and Maxwell Farrell Davis, my Constant Inspiration. More >>

The Minstrel in The Gallery - Sam Hunt's Selected Poems

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:04 pm | Howard Davis

Perhaps the most striking aspect of Sam Hunt's poetry is its quality of urgent authenticity. Encountering this latest compilation, the reader is immediately struck by its easy accessibility, tonal sincerity, and lack of linguistic pretension. In eschewing complexity ... More >>

The Glory That Was Greece & The Grandeur That Was Rome (II)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:02 am | Howard Davis

"The Divine Augustus banished his daughter who was shameless beyond the very limits of the world. He made public the scandals of the Emperor's household, that adulterers had been admitted in droves, that the city had been roamed through on ... More >>

The Glory That Was Greece, And The Grandeur That Was Rome

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:32 am | Howard Davis

On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. - Edgar Allan Poe, To Helen . More >>

A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Monday, 19 March 2018, 8:12 am | Howard Davis

Over the past twenty years, Te Papa has attracted international attention and evolved into one of the most loved and most debated museums in Australasia. To celebrate this extraordinary achievement, its press has published an appetizing and easily-digestible ... More >>

The Creole Stylings of Cécile McLorin Salvant

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 8:02 am | Howard Davis

The word Creole has come to describe anyone of mixed European and African descent, and derives etymologically from the Portuguese crioulo (black person born in Brazil), which in turns comes from criar (to breed), and the Latin creare (to produce or create). ... More >>

Taonga Pūoro, Rob Thorne, and the NZSQ

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 8:15 am | Howard Davis

The musical category of taonga pūoro includes a variety of traditional instruments that fulfilled many functions within Māori society, including a call to arms, communications with the gods, the dawning of a new day, and the planting of crops. Their tones, ... More >>

Sally Potter's 'The Party'

Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:15 am | Howard Davis

Sally Potter remains one of Britain’s most determined independent film-makers, deliberately resisting the lure of mainstream attention in order to work entirely on her own terms. Adapting Virginia Woolf’s 'unfilmable' novel Orlando , directing ... More >>

Wellington Film Society Screens Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:48 am | Howard Davis

Harry Tuttle: Why? I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form. More >>



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