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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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Tom Hanks hails ‘magical art’ of movies at new LA film museum

Actors Tom Hanks and Anna Kendrick on Tuesday hailed a new museum in Los Angeles dedicated to filmmaking, calling it a celebration of an art form that has made a global impact.

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Christo’s ‘L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’ is unveiled in Paris

Tourists in Paris reacted with a mix of surprise and disdain when they discovered the Arc de Triomphe monument had been enveloped in a shimmering shroud, a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo.

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The wrapped Arc de Triomphe fulfils Christo’s lifelong artistic dream

From wrapping the German Reichstag building in entirely in fabric, to building a sweeping orange pathway across a lake in Italy, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork pushed the boundaries of creativity, construction and scale.

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‘Worn Out’ – Dutch museum finds Van Gogh drawing of tired old man

A Dutch museum on Thursday unveiled a previously unknown work by Vincent van Gogh – a study for one of his best-known drawings, “Worn Out” – in which an old man sits in a chair with his head in his hands.

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Michael McHugh’s exhibition SUPERNATURAL

Artist Michael McHugh’s work is both fantastical and yet familiar; highly imaginative and yet rooted in reality. With nature as the inspiration, his latest exhibition is gloriously bold, yet the works are both detailed and intricate.

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The life and work of Billy Apple, New Zealand’s pop art pioneer

One of New Zealand’s greatest artists, Billy Apple, passed away on 6 September 2021, at the age of 85. In this extract from ‘Billy Apple: Life/Work’, author Christina Barton dives into his artistic beginnings.

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David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Beyonce and more immortalised in NFT collection

Exclusive artworks of David Bowie, Sir Mick Jagger, Beyonce, Madonna, Britney Spears and more have been released as an NFT […]

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Museum dedicated to Federico Fellini to open in his birthplace

Beachgoers won’t be the only ones adding the Italian coastal city of Rimini to their bucket list after a new […]

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Ponsonby is getting its own luxe boutique cinema

Ponsonby locals will soon have a new go-to spot for dinner and a movie.

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