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Ali Harper Covers The Songs Of Carole King

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 8:00 pm | howard davis

Following hard on the heels of her previous hit show The Look Of Love , which focussed on the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Christchurch chanteuse Ali Harper has embarked on another nostalgic musical ride, this time covering the songs of Carole ... More >>

Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:48 am | howard davis

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.” More >>

'The French Dispatch' - Wes Anderson's 'New Yorker' Tribute

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 9:56 am | howard davis

Apart from Spike Lee and David Fincher, very few contemporary American film directors can claim to have earned the title of auteur , but for sheer visual invention and cinematic joie de vivre , there is no more consistent director working in Hollywood ... More >>

Emerald Fennell's 'Promising Young Woman'

Monday, 3 May 2021, 5:07 pm | howard davis

“You were a little worse, or the better, for wine. And there are rules about that.” - Katherine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story , to James Stewart, who assured her that nothing happened after they spent an inebriated evening together. More >>

The Back of the Painting

Monday, 19 April 2021, 3:38 pm | howard davis

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and ... More >>

Jill Trevelyan's 'Rita Angus, An Artist's Life'

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 12:04 pm | Howard Davis

Along with the works of Colin McCahon and Toss Wollaston, Angus' oil and water colours are now considered among the most important in the development of twentieth-century New Zealand art. She was a pioneer of modern painting during the 1930s and 1940s ... More >>

Black Panthers on the Prowl

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 8:20 am | Howard Davis

A passionate and gripping, “inspired by true events,” political drama from director and co-writer Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah is a informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader ... More >>

Controlling the High Ground

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 1:48 pm | Howard Davis

“Perhaps it is impossible to understand anything unless it happened to you yourself.” - Martha Gellhorn. More >>

Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's 'The Dry'

Saturday, 9 January 2021, 11:25 pm | Howard Davis

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different ... More >>

Benjamin Ree's 'The Painter and The Thief'

Friday, 8 January 2021, 4:44 am | Howard Davis

Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Ree had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. The Czech hyperrealist painter Barbora Kysilkova had just ... More >>

Anna Coddington Beams

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 11:10 am | Howard Davis

Anna Coddington Beams; Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album latest deceptively soft and insubstantial album. More >>

Hit The Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland'

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 9:35 am | Howard Davis

Winner of both the Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award and the Venice Golden Lion, 'Nomadland' is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised domestic refugees after the economic recession of 2008 ... More >>

Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's 'American Utopia'

Monday, 7 December 2020, 3:48 pm | Howard Davis

In 1990, I was fortunate enough to see David Byrne perform songs from 'Rei Momo' at London's sweaty Brixton Academy with a twenty-two piece band of superb Latin American musicians. Two decades ... More >>

The Phoenix Foundation 'Friend Ship' Tour Docks At Wellington's Opera House

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 9:12 am | Howard Davis

It's impossible to dislike The Phoenix Foundation - they're just such affable chaps with an enviable talent for finding a crisp hook and sticking to it. It's hard to spend much time in Wellington without someone letting you know they grew up with ... More >>

Concert Review: Kevin Field Quintet

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:55 pm | Howard Davis

With the hardest pews in town and an icon of Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorning the walls - St Peter's Church added a distinctly spiritual element to the debut of three new pieces by Kiwi jazz pianist and composer Kevin ... More >>

Avantdale Bowling Club

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:53 pm | Howard Davis

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club , to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. The highly articulate Scott proved he is hardly ... More >>

Three New Art Books for Xmas

Friday, 13 November 2020, 4:30 pm | Howard Davis

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three gorgeous new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art , a quick art history lesson from one of Aotearoa's most provocative artists; The Railways ... More >>

John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' On Stage

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 3:38 pm | Howard Davis

“In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many ... More >>

Imperfect Offering Perform the Songs of Leonard Cohen

Sunday, 8 November 2020, 6:40 pm | Howard Davis

"Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen, Anthem . More >>

Inside The King's Head - Katherine Wyeth's Girl in the Loft

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 8:49 am | Howard Davis

A one-woman show, written and performed by Katherine Wyeth under the direction of Fingal Pollock, this is the story of growing up at The King’s Head Theatre in London, observing its nightly transformation from the chaos of sawdust and sequins into a ... More >>





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