An Iliad, Homer’s Coat The Opera House, until March 14 Like the Ancient Mariner, the Poet who tells the story of the Trojan War is driven to tell it but, unlike the Mariner, he finds no solace or forgiveness for the sins of man. “Every time I sing this song”, he says, “I hope it’s the last time.” But we know all too well from just the first 14 years of this century, as well as the litany of wars from ancient Troy to modern Afghanistan, that when the Poet recites towards the end of An Iliad it wont be the last time he tells it.
Those not in on the joke should have gathered pretty quickly that President Barack Obama’s interview with Zach Galifianakis was not like other interviews.
MTV and Stuff are giving you and one lucky guest the chance to win access to the exclusive MTV Winter House Party event in
COMEDOWN MACHINE The Strokes (Sony) Considering Julian Casablancas and friends pretty much invited the world into their too-cool-for-school indie house party a decade and a half ago, for the past three albums they’ve been giving a damned good impression of a band who didn’t really want to enjoy the resulting glorious chaos. And even here in their fifth outing, there’s a feeling of a band happy to be on the guest-list (as they would have it in the incredibly catchy Partners in Crime) rather than hosting the VIP suite
Adele will reportedly marry in a ’50s-themed ceremony in July. The British singer and her fianc
HOUSE ON FIRE Jeff Healey Band (Shock) If you were around at the time, probably the most enduring memory of blind Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey was his small part role as Cody the leader of the house band in the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie Road House.
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly in denial about returning to rehab. The 26-year-old agreed on Monday (Tuesday, NZ time) to spend 90 days in a stay facility as part of her plea bargain with prosecutors in her reckless driving case.
A major exhibition of rare fine art works is being held in Wellington ahead of an auction in Auckland later this month. About 20 works from the auction, including works by Bill Hammond, Ralph Hotere, Charles Goldie, Don Binney and Michael Parekowhai will be on display in the preview show.
Kelly Osbourne is resting at home after being hospitalized for five days following a seizure. A spokesman for the 28-year-old TV personality says doctors have given Osbourne “a clean bill of health,” finding no conclusive results explaining why she collapsed on the set of E!’s Fashion Police last week.