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Auckland Theatre Company to present epic family drama ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’

Auckland Theatre company is offering lovers of the classics a chance to see a theatrical masterpiece with its July production, […]

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Vangelis, composer of ‘Chariots of Fire’ score, dies at 79

Vangelis, the Greek composer whose rousing electronic theme music for the Oscar-winning 1981 film “Chariots of Fire” became one of […]

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Julia Roberts named godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2022

Global movie icon Julia Roberts will be the godmother of the Trophée Chopard at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet to present digital season of ‘Ballet Bites’

The Royal New Zealand Ballet will launch its first-ever digital season this month. Through a new RNZB Screen programme, the […]

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New Zealand’s Venice Biennale pavilion opens with Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp

New Zealand’s pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia has officially opened with Yuki Kihara’s […]

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘Wayside Bride’ is an edifying experience at the theatre

Playwright Alana Valentine has researched and interviewed many brides and grooms to form the foundation of her new play, ‘Wayside Bride’ at Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre.

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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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