Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, talks about the recurring role of his parents in his music.
South African comedian Trevor Noah talks about making people laugh and why it's hard to be a funny man.
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Exploring human freedom and choice in the space of one contemporary dance to be staged in Wellington this week is ambitious, but that's the point, Berlin-based choreographer Alexa Wilson tells Diana Dekker.
In their 70s heyday, Hot Chocolate amassed 25 British Top 40 singles. Forty years on, the group play Wellington.
For those who don't get quantum physics, a play about Isaac Newton doesn't sound appealing.
A new play shows the lighter side of science with comic clashes between a young Isaac Newton and his nemesis.
Rondriguez's was stronger than last year's for many reasons, but it's sad to see he's not delivering a $100-value show.
Previously obscure, Sugar Man singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez has had a mixed couple of years.
Russia's Borodin Quartet have an impressive legacy. Viola player Igor Naidin talks about why that matters.
Terrific concert featured three highly original composers boosted by legendary trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger.
Any misgivings at 'the opera of all operas' having been updated were immediately dispelled.
Warwick Fyfe plays Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni, but his first taste of classical came from Sesame Street.
HeLa is the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was used for scientific research without her permission.
There really isn't a correct way to pronounce SSXUB, the new collaborative EP from Shapeshifter and The Upbeats.
The Pitmen Painters tells the true story of 1930s British miners who became the toast of the art world.
Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.
He plays swing, country, rock and pop and pokes fun at our fads. Tom Cardy talks to satirist and musician Andrew London.
Dire Straits is no more, but a tribute band playing next week includes a saxophonist who toured with the original band.
Getting more creative with the NZ Festival
Reducing Writers Week was rejected for a "New New Zealand Festival", despite overlaps with Auckland Arts Festival.
For the first time an often-staged Kiwi play about a dominatrix will be performed by a gay drag queen.
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