The American activist author of The Color Purple has been added to the line-up confirmed for this year’s Auckland Writers’ Festival. Alice Walker will appear in one event only, The Color Purple, named after her Pulitzer-prize winning 1982 novel.
HANNAH ARENDT (M) 113 mins “Israel seizes Nazi chief “, screams The New York Times of May 24, 1960.
Sol3Mio Michael Fowler Centre, 8 March If it’s possible to become the biggest act in the country quietly, opera trio Sol3 Mio have done just that with a huge audience for their classical crossover. Their self-titled debut album, released in November, has outsold Lorde on its way to going sextuple platinum.
Beyonce has poked fun at herself by revamping the lyrics to her hit song Halo to acknowledge her hair drama at a concert in Canada. The singer crouched down on the edge of the stage at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Monday to belt out the ballad when her long locks got swept up into the blades of an industrial-sized fan positioned in front of the audience pit.
An auction featuring some of this country’s most significant artists includes works owned by Eric and Kathy Hertz, who died when their plane crashed into the sea near Kawhia in March. Among the paintings being auctioned are a 1910 oil of
Martin Clunes is supremely confident about the outcome of his mystery drama The Town.
The sudden loss of loved ones and the consequences of such events are recurring themes in a just-published collection of short stories by Hamilton writer Elizabeth Cunnane. Titled After, the book will be launched tonight at Aesthete Gallery in Hamilton
A Cirque Du Soleil acrobat has died after plunging 15 metres from a safety wire in front of a packed audience at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas.
OPINION: Where do you draw the line When does a publicity stunt in the name of entertainment cross over into a tacky, potentially offensive, classless act of ticket sales over tact Well for me, that line lies somewhere a long way before this line: a photo of an “unemployment queue” outside a job centre featuring Australia’s most recent former prime minister apparently waiting her turn, resume in hand, to sign up.
REVIEW: Richard Clayderman Michael Fowler Centre, Friday, June 21 French pianist Richard Clayderman sold millions of records by combining easy listening pop melodies and trace-around classical playing. In fact, he has sold so many albums he has been deemed the world’s most successful pianist by the never-discerning Guinness World Records.