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A study in jazz

Jazz man

Eric Marienthal has worked with the Disneyland Band, Chick Corea, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

Criminal minds keep going

Criminal Minds Criminal Minds is still pulling the audiences when it should, on paper, have been pensioned off.

Her favourite things

Lesley Garrett Playing Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music makes soprano Lesley Garrett feel like a better human.

Good golly, Miss Molly

Molly Quinn After five seasons of playing Alexis Castle, actress Molly Quinn can’t imagine life without her.

Postcards from the edge

Postcard Strap The unfinished stories of faded postcards inspired Heinz Sobiecki's exhibition Just a PC with love and kisses.

The Expendables back on track

Expendables Sly Stallone leads another troop of of 1980s action-heroes in The Expendables 3.

First-class entertainment

Postman Pat conjures up plenty of contemporary corporate satire, along with visual gags and knockabout fun for a pre-school audience.

A journey worth surrendering to

A poor film done badly

Knick not for squeamish

Knick strap Steven Soderbergh's conjuring of 1900 New York makes Martin's Scorsese's Gangs of New York look lurid and over the top.

'Reflecting the truth'

Robert Sarkies has filmed the story of Louise Nicholas, the woman who said she was raped by police.

Don't knock Surviving Jack

Ripping and real

Tough act to follow

Danielle Cormack, like many Kiwi actors, took a leap of faith to Australia. It's a gamble that's paid off.

From the heart

Jian Liu New Zealand can't enough of internationally renowned Chinese pianist Jian Liu.

McBoing Boing captivates

This was a kids concert, and the Opera House was full of excited, enthusiastic youngsters.

Life is still sweet

Giant steps for Kiwi band

Passion, power in dance

The works of Okareka Dance Company are treasures to be savoured and remembered long after they are over.

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