Top pianist beaten to death

Concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko has been found beaten to death.

A world-renowned pianist is believed to have been murdered by her husband in a domestic incident.

Don't be cruel, begs noisy Elvis video

Elvis impersonator Craig Martin is upset a neighbour called noise control when he practiced at his Napier home

Impersonator told to turn down his practice sessions after noise complaint.

Miley's nipple: it's not like Janet

Janet Jackson and Miley Cyrus

While Janet Jackson's nipplegate" sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.

White House addresses Kanye

Kanye West rambled onstage about "rolling up a little something" and claiming he would run for President.

A White House representative has responded to Kanye West’s presidential hopes.

Sarah didn't see MasterChef fail

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Ousted Masterchef NZ contestant Sarah Glading talks about her experience.

Sarah Glading says she did not even notice when her eviction from MasterChef NZ was revealed early.

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White House addresses Kanye's bid

Kanye West rambled onstage about "rolling up a little something" and claiming he would run for President.

A White House representative has responded to Kanye West’s presidential hopes.

Jackman 'fine with sexy status'

Hugh Jackman could never get annoyed with being considered a sex symbol.

Bullying didn't shape Quinto

Kanye West is running for president

film

Farewell The Professor of Horror

Freddy Krueger was Wes Craven's most famous creation.

OPINION: Craven put our Nightmares up on the big screen

DVD review: Poldark: Complete Series One

DVD review: Poldark: Complete Series One

Wes Craven.

Wes Craven dies video

Film director Wes Craven, best known for his work on slasher hit A Nightmare on Elm Street' has died.

music

Concert's 'live sex show' causes outrage

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

8:35 PM  Band's "live sex show" on stage causes outrage among concertgoers.

Don't be cruel, begs noisy Elvis video

Impersonator told to turn down his practice sessions after noise complaint.

Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders

Kiwi country stalwarts hit churches

Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders sit down and answer a few hard-hitting questions about country music.

tv & radio

Sarah didn't notice MasterChef fail

01092015 News : Chris Skelton / Fairfax Media
Ousted Masterchef NZ contestant Sarah Glading talks about her experience.

Sarah Glading says she did not even notice when her eviction from MasterChef NZ was revealed early.

Miley's nipple: it's not like Janet

While Janet Jackson's nipplegate" sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.

Obama to drink his own pee?

Will Obama drink his own pee?

Will President Obama have to drink his own pee when he joins Bear Grylls trekking through the Alaskan wilderness?

books

Win a Thunderbirds Book Set

Win one of five Thunderbirds book sets

Win one of five Thunderbird Are Go Book packs by entering your details here

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

Jim Curnow, right, with a colleague in the Dainty Inn tearooms. Curnow ran the Dainty Inn on High St for 28 years. The view is from the kitchen through the pneumatic tube ordering system.

Memories of a city lost

Five years after the earthquakes started, 19 elderly people have reconstructed the lost Christchurch from their memory.

arts

Queens Wharf sculpture gets go-ahead

Artist Michael Parekowhai has designed this $1.5 million "lighthouse" sculpture for Auckland's Queens Wharf.

The lighthouse sculpture will be a scaled-down state house filled with chandeliers in a Matariki formation.

Footnote put best foot forward

Footnote celebrate 30th anniversary with wonderful retrospective show.

The roofline of Hannah Playhouse emerges on Courtenay Place in June 1972.

Misfortune mars Hannah Playhouse debut

An actress took the good-luck message "break a leg" too literally when Wellington's Hannah Playhouse opened in 1973.

stage & theatre

Not just your garden variety ennui

Dylan Moran's stories came thick and fast and his punchlines jumped out and hit the audience like a slap in the face

REVIEW: Dylan Moran has lost none of his brilliance and his Wellington show proved it.

Some great dance with body, heart and mind

REVIEW: Footnote New Zealand Dance's 30Forward show another highlight for excellent ensemble.

The roofline of Hannah Playhouse emerges on Courtenay Place in June 1972.

Misfortune mars Hannah Playhouse debut

An actress took the good-luck message "break a leg" too literally when Wellington's Hannah Playhouse opened in 1973.

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Kiwi country stalwarts hit churches

Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders sit down and answer a few hard-hitting questions about country music.

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