The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to make new friends and meet some unicorns. With their residency at the world’s largest arts festival, the ukulele ensemble, formed in a Wellington caf
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Album review: Sticky Wickets – The Duckworth Lewis Method
STICKY WICKETS The Duckworth Lewis Method (Southbound) In the world of cricket-themed concept albums, The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh top the averages. But this is no T20, modernised version of a sports tribute album, the pair’s perfect opening combination of irony and specifics (The Umpiredeals with the horror of TV technology, Judd’s Paradox speaks of cricket and Marxism) makes for an offering to appeal to the five-day fan, for someone who believes cricketers wear white and walk when they’ve felt a nick.
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A-listers in time for end of the world
Hollywood A-listers Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman braved the Wellington rain to walk the red carpet at the premiere of The World’s End alongside plenty of familiar faces from the Hobbit films yesterday. The pair, who star in the movie, were joined by co-star Nick Frost, and Sir Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt.
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Police Academy funnyman keen to help Jackson
The funnyman actor billed as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” wants to add his vocal chords to Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. Michael Winslow – famous for his role as Sergeant Larvelle ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the Police Academy movie series – is bringing his standup comedy routine to New Zealand from August 6-17