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Raggamuffin VIP Tickets Sold Out

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:53 am | SWPR

VIP tickets for New Zealand’s premier reggae and urban festival Raggamuffin have sold out, three weeks ahead of the first Raggamuffin to be held in Auckland. More >>

Classic rockers America play two NZ shows with Sharon Corr

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:58 am | SWPR

It's been 45 years since their debut on the music scene and now classic rock favourites America will return to New Zealand for two concerts only in May 2015, playing their greatest hits collection for their multitudes of loyal fan. More >>

Project in Wellington This Week Puts Dance in a Box

Monday, 17 November 2014, 9:56 am | SWPR

Wellington Integrated Dance participants/dancers are taking up a unique challenge this week to create inclusive contemporary dance-theatre works performed inside a box. More >>

R&B icon tells story of music’s original bad girl Etta James

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 2:07 pm | SWPR

Etta James was one of the most influential soul singers of all time and her story is brought to life by songstress Vika Bull for one night only in Auckland in November. More >>

Topp Twins Continue Tour Celebrating Country Music Greats

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:11 am | SWPR

Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp begin the North Island leg of their national tour this week in their brand new show paying homage to country music greats and celebrating contemporary Kiwi music. More >>

Topp Twins Continue Tour Celebrating Country Music Greats

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:27 pm | SWPR

Auckland concerts 24-26 October • New Album #1 in NZ Music Charts • Featuring special guests Tami Neilson, Phil Doublet, Cam Luxton • Fiddler extraordinaire Marian Burns joins the tour More >>

Album Set Features All 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:53 pm | SWPR

Rattle Records, The Wallace Arts Trust and Victoria University of Wellington are delighted to announce the release of Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas , an extraordinary new work from one of the world’s finest Beethoven interpreters, New Zealand’s ... More >>

Acclaimed Borodin Quartet returns to New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:25 am | SWPR

" They are sounding better than ever. Are they now the world's best? All I know is that I never heard quartet playing at quite that level before " – Ottawa Citizen More >>

The Dead Daisies announce NZ Tour Dates with Jimmy Barnes

Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:31 am | SWPR

Contemporary classic rockers The Dead Daisies are heading to New Zealand in November performing four concerts with the legendary Jimmy Barnes. More >>

Elvis’ Original TCB Band and John Rowles in NZ Tour

Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:17 am | SWPR

For the first time ever the legendary Original Elvis TCB Band joins New Zealand music icon John Rowles on an historic, nine-centre, New Zealand tour. More >>

Extra VIP Tickets Released for Raggamuffin

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:35 am | SWPR

Additional VIP tickets have just been released for reggae festival Raggamuffin VIII in Auckland on Saturday 13 December. More >>

Raggamuffin Announces Pre-Parties with Sammy Johnson

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:34 am | SWPR

Fresh off the back of a US tour with Common Kings, Sammy Johnson is set to kick off the Raggamuffin party early with a series of intimate shows across the country. Official Raggamuffin pre-parties will take place in Christchurch, Levin, Porirua ... More >>

Full-flavoured works in bite-sized time slots

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:16 pm | SWPR

Short+Sweet Song 2014 swings into the city this month with nine bite-sized musicals performed each night. More >>

The Eggner Trio Returns

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:04 pm | SWPR

Vienna’s acclaimed family ensemble, The Eggner Trio, returns to New Zealand in September for a 10-centre tour, bringing with them Berlin Philharmonic principal viola player Amihai Grosz. More >>

Topp Twins Celebrate Country Music Greats on National Tour

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:08 pm | SWPR

Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp are back on the road and heading to Wellington in November with a new show paying homage to country music greats and celebrating contemporary Kiwi music, with the Topps' inimitable style ... More >>

The Diceman Cometh Down Under Tour

Monday, 11 August 2014, 10:26 am | SWPR

Controversial and outrageous – American comic Andrew Dice Clay heads to New Zealand for the first time ever, performing one show only in Auckland. More >>

Direct from London’s West End: PEPPA PIG LIVE!

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:38 am | SWPR

The stage version of the hugely popular pre-school television show Peppa Pig is on its way to New Zealand! More >>

Raggamuffin Announces First Line-up And Move to Auckland

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 1:04 pm | SWPR

British reggae royalty UB40 and American hip-hop legend Ice Cube will headline New Zealand’s premiere reggae festival Raggamuffin which will take place in Auckland on Saturday 13 December. More >>

National Chamber Music Contest Finalists Announced

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 9:24 am | SWPR

Chamber music ensembles from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Whangarei make up the 12 semi-finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest National Finals for 2014. More >>

Haka, Didgeridoo & Bagpipes to hit Glasgow Festival 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014, 9:35 am | SWPR

Haka and taonga pūoro will meet didgeridoo and bagpipes in a unique fusion of indigenous pride that will be showcased at Glasgow’s Festival 2014 in July, during the XX Commonwealth Games. More >>

 

 

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