Along with Queen St and Ponsonby Rd, Karangahape Rd is one of the few stretches of Auckland that non-Aucklanders have explored or heard of. Most people know it today for its bustling shops, cafes, clubs and decades-long reputation as a red-light district and magnet for drag queens and the gay community
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, for Cal Wilson in 1994, mainly it was the worst of times.
BBC presenter Jo Whiley will be the face of UKTV’s six-hour simulcast highlights package of the famed Glastonbury Music Festival next Monday morning. She talks to James Croot about what viewers can expect, and her own colourful history with the event.
The emo rockers who played the soundtrack for so much teenage heartache around the world are back with an “adult break up album”, having grown up side by side with their fans.
Comedian Rose Matafeo had the last laugh in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival when she picked up the prestigious Billy T Award. Miss Matafeo, 21, featured in the Auckland City Harbour News earlier this month speaking about her rapid rise through the ranks of the Kiwi comedy circuit.
Tom Cruise is one of the world’s most visible people, and one of its least seen. Movie stars, like politicians or other public figures, learn early on how to feign candor while keeping themselves hidden, revealing enough to give their adoring public a feeling of personal connection while keeping their private selves private
MUSIC BOX OPERA Delerium (Border) Although they are probably best known for the single Silence with fellow countrywoman Sarah McLachlan, Delerium have been at the forefront of Canada’s electro–ambient movement for nearly two decades. Though their beats are still more Enigma-ish than trip hoppy, there’s an ethereal pop cinematic quality to songs such as Consciousness Of Love and Chrysalis Heart, while Monarch, featuring Nadina is reminiscent of the Middle Eastern worldliness of Dead Can Dance
TOP GUN (Paramount) Director: Tony Scott Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt You don’t really want me to review the movie Top Gun, do you Top Gun is one of the most influential action movies of all time, informing both serious blockbuster fare and blockbuster parodies for years after its release. It’s arguably Tom Cruise’s most famous role, and certainly the film that launched him into the superstardom he enjoys now
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