Rapper PNC is back with the basics

PNC is releasing a new EP.

Rapper PNC is back with a new EP.

Fire to add drama

Lucia Rozenberg's sculpture for the 2010 Petone Winter Carnival.

See four sculptures go up in flames at the Petone Winter Festival.

New theatre excites Hamilton

Momentum Waikato would oversee the building of a new theatre if Hamilton City Council approves a partnership.

"We could just about get a new theatre for the cost of refurbishing the old one."

Celebrating the west Auckland story

Producer and director John Barnett was recently honoured for his contribution to west Auckland.

Renowned producer, director and former head of South Pacific Pictures John Barnett has been inducted into the BNZ West Auckland Business Hall of Fame.  

Riversdale exhibition "one of the best yet''

Jennifer Grieve and Dorothy Marshall, both of Gore, admire artworks in the Emerging Artists section at the Riversdale ...

"It's just wonderful. Every year outclasses the year before, almost."

Food, jelly and theatre video

The students describe their art as an "experiential culinary experience".

Student duo the only New Zealanders selected for prestigious Sydney Design Festival.

The Mystery of the Weeping Woman

A photo from Neil Holland's examination of the returned Picasso painting Weeping Woman on August 20, 1986.

It was one of the most daring art heists in history - a priceless Picasso snatched in the dead of night, only to be returned a week later.

Monet, Van Gogh works seized

Van Gogh's La Maison de Vincent Areles is one of several paintings thought to be part of a major money-laundering operation.

Swiss authorities seize more than $1b paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

Post-it Pokemon

Pikachu completes the trio. thought some students have asked for Charmander.

Is that Pikachu in the window of a uni library?

Prepare yourselves, Disney fans video

The Magic Ice Festival involves characters from a raft of Disney favourites.

A massive Disney On Ice mash-up has arrived in New Zealand.

Kiwi takes operation to heart

Jeremy Scott takes a break after cycling through a sandstorm in the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Iran.  The hottest land ...

He survived an attack by a hired-assasin in Iran, was robbed in Cambodia and escaped the drug mafia in the Philippines. 

$170k to play poker with Jonah Hill?

Would you go up against this poker face to help Leonardo DiCaprio's charity cause?

It's the celebrity auction to end them all - a weird collection of high art, and wacky experiences - but who exactly paid for this stuff?

Edge is NZ's top radio station

Jay-Jay and Dom Harvey's show on The Edge has helped it retain its spot as the country's most popular radio station.

More Kiwis have their dials tuned in to Jay-Jay, Dom and co than any other station.

Big questions after tragedy

Actors Claire Dougan and Jatinder Singh during rehearsals for Centrepoint Theatre's upcoming production of The Events.

 Carly Thomas has a look at Centrepoint Theatre's dark and confronting upcoming play.

What's with all the Post-its?

Invictus Tattoo Studio owner Jack Kirwan plans on creating an Elvis or James Dean out of Post-it Notes next.

Eight-by-eight centimetre, sticky stationery is taking over the Waikato.

Titirangi artist wants to bring his sculpture back home

An image of what Semisi Potauaine's sculpture Manuesina will look like when displayed as part of the 2017 Headlands ...

West Auckland artist has been selected to display his sculpture as part of the 2017 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf.

West Auckland toasts to the centenary of Babich Wines

Joe Babich holding a glass of his favourite wine.

"There is something special about the taste and texture of a good Pinot Noir. It is my favourite wine. Although, I must say chardonnay is pretty nice too."

State of the Arts

New Zealand-born musician Leila Adu, who, among other things, teaches music to prisoners in Brooklyn, New York, has ...

The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of the arts and entertainment.

Student builds buggy from scratch

Bevan Tucker's very own handmade beach buggy.

Two-and-a-half years in the making, Auckland Grammar student Bevan Tucker has finished building his own working car.

Bowie's Basquiat (and others) on sale video

David Bowie's art collection is about to go on sale.

 The musician was an avid art collector. Now that collection is for sale.

Local artist's round paintings bring environmental issues full circle

Artist Jessica Ellis says environmental issues should matter to young people.

When the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened in 2011 Jessica Ellis was still at art school.

LLC criticism rejected

Len Lye's Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters) is coming back to the Len Lye Centre.

 It took more than a decade of wrangling to make the Len Lye Centre a reality. Now that it's here one of the big questions on everyone's lips is why isn't there more. Jim Tucker reports.

Film compares now with then

Former Timaru woman Amanda Newall comments on the decline in owner-operator fishing boats in Timaru in her film The ...

Film reflecting on changes in Timaru since the 1980s to screen in Geraldine.

Livin' la vida Frida gallery

Frida Kahlo's self-portrait, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbirds (1940), is the iconic image from the ...

Here are six Frida Kahlo-themed activities to check out in Wellington this month.

Feelings fuel dance student

Tessa Hall is rising to her full potential after being accepted into Bruxelles' Performing Arts Research and Training ...

She's chasing her dreams and dancing to her emotions.

LLC needs more Lye

Jim Tucker wants to see more of Len Lye's sculptures at the Len Lye Centre.

Four sculptures over one year at the Len Lye Centre isn't enough, says Jim Tucker.

Arts funding available

Hutt Valley Orchestra, which received art funding last year,  perform at Summer in Dowse Square.

There is $40,000 of art funding available from the council.

A curious mind on a curious stage video

Actor Tim Earl plays Christopher Boone in the Auckland Theatre Company production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in ...

Auckland Theatre Company are trying to re-create the mind of an autistic boy on stage.

Theatre technology in spotlight

The combined colleges production of Hairspray cast members, from left, Amy Potts, Jack Lankshear, Claudia Mark, Maxine ...

State-of-the-art technology at the new ASB Theatre will give students performing in the combined colleges production of Hairspray a chance to shine under a bigger spotlight than ever before.

War of words over R18 play

Manurewa Local Board member Daryl Wrightson.

Is it inappropriate for a politician to star in The Loose Dick Kiddies' Show? His colleague certainly thinks so.

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