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‘Cabaret’, ‘Life of Pi’ triumph at London’s Olivier Awards for theatre

A critically-acclaimed revival of musical “Cabaret” and a stage adaptation of hit novel “Life of Pi” were the big winners […]

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Hundreds of art books available for download from the Getty Museum

Hundreds of art books, many of which are now out of print, have become available to download from the Getty Museum’s Virtual Library.

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150 years of Mondrian: The Hague pays tribute to pioneer of abstract

Squares, lines, colours: This abstract linear approach to art helped the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) gain fame around the […]

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Auckland Theatre Company announces new Youth Company

Auckland Theatre Company has announced the creation of a new Youth Company to nurture and grow Aotearoa’s next generation of theatre makers. This free, year-long training and performance […]

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Top ballet performers ‘Dance for Ukraine’ in charity event

Away from the fighting in Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian ballet dancers rubbed shoulders in London on Saturday in a charity […]

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Top auction houses cancel Russian art sales in London

Auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams have cancelled sales of Russian art in London in June, part of the art […]

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Melbourne-based artist Atong Atem wins inaugural La Prairie Art Award

A South Sudanese photographer based in Melbourne is the first recipient of the prestigious art award which aims to champion women artists in Australia.

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‘Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto’ takes a deeper look at the iconic designer’s legacy

Much is known about Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, yet a large-scale retrospective of the designer’s work, now making its international debut […]

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A world-first Picasso exhibition is opening at Melbourne’s NGV this June

Making its world premiere at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, ‘The Picasso Century’ exhibition charts the extraordinary life of the pioneering cubist artist.

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘9 to 5 The Musical’

In 1980, the film 9 to 5 was the second most popular film of the year, beaten out only by The Empire Strikes Back. In 2022, 9 to 5 the Musical is proving just as popular with audiences keen for a dose of fun and laughter, amidst a global pandemic and unrest in Europe, writes Gill Canning. 

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Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘Grand Horizons’ returns for encore season

Pronounced a hit by reviewers and audiences able to attend the restricted premiere season, Grand Horizons will return to ASB Waterfront Theatre on 17 May for a two-week Encore Season at full capacity.

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Imagine no possessions: Beatles memorabilia (virtually) up for auction

John Lennon’s son Julian is auctioning off pieces of memorabilia relating to the Beatles, including three guitars given to him by his father and handwritten notes about the 1968 song ‘Hey Jude’ – but not physically.

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Putting superstitions aside, Denzel Washington takes on ‘Macbeth’

Denzel Washington portrays one of William Shakespeare’s most famous characters in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, a new adaptation of the 400-year-old play the Oscar winning actor says he had never seen staged before.

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5 Minutes with Marina Prior, star of ‘9 to 5 The Musical’

After the past few years of COVID-19, Marina Prior feels the world needs to sing and laugh again: “Culture and expression, live music, live theatre … this is part of our human societal experience, and when that’s taken away, we’re bereft.”

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ live in your living room

The Ryman Healthcare Season of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

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Review of Matisse: Life & Spirit at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Henri Matisse was an artist of colour and sensuous line; an unerring eye until the end.

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Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

Installation view of Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto from 4 December 2021 to 25 April 2022 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy

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Jazz singer Josephine Baker first Black woman honoured at France’s Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the famed French American singer and dancer, was inducted on Tuesday into the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris – one of France’s highest honours – at a ceremony attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Auckland Theatre Company announces 2022 season of shows

Auckland Theatre Company (ATC), under the reins of new Artistic Director and CEO Jonathan Bielski, have today announced their 2022 season of shows.

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Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist

Charlotte Davy, Head of Art, and Lizzie Bisley, Curator Modern Art, with Rita Angus’ Marjorie Marshall (1938-39/1943). © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Photo by Jack Fisher, 2019. Te Papa

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Charlotte Rampling and rising star George Ferrier tell a familial love story in Kiwi film ‘Juniper’

It’s always exciting when a big star comes our way for a film project – even more so when the movie has been written and directed by a local.

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‘Hamilton’ is back: 5 reasons to see the show

After 133 performances were cancelled due to Sydney’s lockdown, Hamilton is finally set to reopen at Sydney Lyric Theatre.

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Artweek Auckland 2021 takes over the city this November – our top picks

Take part in art-making workshops in the halls of a cathedral or explore a 2km sculpture tour.

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Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney post sweet tributes to John Lennon on what would have been his 81st birthday

Yoko Ono and Sir Paul McCartney have paid tribute to John Lennon on what would have been the late music icon’s 81st birthday.

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