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Clarity rules in night of classic opera

Elaine Wogan, Clinton Fung and Pamela Wallace performed numbers from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, and the Marriage of ...

The electric piano grates, but everything else was great, writes Sam Edwards.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

Bowie the boss at 2017 Brit Awards

David Bowie was named best solo artist at the 2017 BRIT awards.

He's been gone for more than 12 months, but he's still British male artist of the year.

Guitar man's power salute to heroes

Tony Painting and his band The Power are paying homage to his British rock music heroes.

Blues rocker pays ultimate tribute to British music legends.

How Katy Perry actually sounds video

Katy Perry on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

This awkward live mic feed from the Grammys will make you feel good about your drunken karaoke sessions.

J Cole coming to NZ

Rapper J Cole has just announced a worldwide tour for 2017.

The rapper is making a flying visit, with only one show planned.

A dance with The Boss video

Bruce Springsteen poses for a selfie with Christchurch fan Gill Cross.

Gill Cross's dreams came true when she got her Dancing in The Dark moment with Bruce Springsteen.

A night to remember

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – on their first visit to "our hometown" – delivered exactly what the city ...

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen gives Christchurch a musical memory to be cherished by those who were there.

Showtime for The Boss

Bruce Springsteen dedicated his song 'City of Ruins' to those affected by the earthquakes and to all emergency services.

Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to "all those who suffered in the earthquake" at his first show in the garden city.

Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

David Cassidy fighting dementia

David Cassidy has told People magazine that he is suffering from memory loss.

Former Partridge Family star's latest setback

Jagger's memoir too tame?

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs in Havana, Cuba.

Somehow, the Holy Grail of debaucherous rock 'n' roll history has been hidden away in some dusty publisher's office for almost four decades.

More than your average concert

Ukulele trio The Nukes will be coming to Upper Hutt for a one-night concert

Ukulele trio The Nukes will be coming to Upper Hutt for a show full of music, fun and stand-up comedy

The Lads find their niche

Steve King and Mark Millard are probably New Zealand's most popular Christian kids music duo.

A Kiwi duo making Christian music for kids have struck it big overseas.

New blues king on a shuffle

Passionate, driven, skilled and sensitive, Mike Elrington is playing the blues for all the right reasons.

Aussie bluesman Mike Elrington has been to the crossroads and back, on his way to Howick.

Tinie Tempah's Kiwi motivation

Tinie Tempah has two shows coming up in Auckland and Wellington.

The UK rapper's looking for some music guinea pigs in NZ, and he wants to film a music video.

Eager fans submit to 'roll call'

Glen McCartney ticking off fans at the Bruce Springsteen roll call.

Days before Bruce Springsteen's first Christchurch show, his biggest fans formed an orderly queue in the rain, checked themselves in, and left.

Drake doesn't want his Grammys

Drake wants to be recognised for his pop achievements.

Singer feels "weird" after winning rap prizes, saying he's been pigeonholed in the category because he's black.

Bruce Springsteen's superfan

Superfan Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and has waited 36 years for a dance with her idol.

She's seen him perform over 150 times, has hundreds of T-shirts bearing his name, and named her dog after him.

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

$10m boost from show

Bruce Springsteen will perform in Christchurch for the first time on Tuesday night.

Bruce Springsteen concert expected to bring $10m into Christchurch economy as 30,000 fans descend on the city.

Homegrown set to sell out

More than 40 acts will play the annual festival on Wellington's Waterfront in front of about 20,000 punters.

There will be no shortage of people enjoying some choice Kiwi music at Homegrown next month.

Extra Springsteen tickets on sale

It's not too late to see The Boss in Christchurch.

Missed out on tickets for the Christchurch concert? Here's your last chance to get in.

Springsteen shows Chch he cares

Bruce Springsteen's team are looking forward to their Christchurch show.

"I think he wants to come in and go, 'Well hey, I'm here with you'," Springsteen's promoter says.

The Hollies: still riding music's carousel

The Hollies are back in New Zealand this week for a five-date tour of North Island.

Meet the band who rival The Rolling Stones for longevity.

Ten of The Boss' songs we'd like to hear

Bruce Springsteen is in the country for two concerts this week. But what songs, from his extensive back catalogue, will ...

From Born to Run to The Ghost of Tom Joad - 10 Boss songs to keep Kiwis dancing into the dark.

Mega-fans travel world for Bruce

There are some people prepared to follow The Boss around the world to see as many of his concerts as possible.

Meet the fans who will go anywhere to see their idol.

'No problems' for Springsteen queues

Crowds waiting to get into Foo Fighters concert at AMI Stadium in 2015.

Organisers of Tuesday's Bruce Springsteen gig in Christchurch say there will not be a repeat performance of the chaos outside AMI Stadium's last big concert.

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

Parting gift becomes an attraction

The piano will ultimately be housed at the new town hall though it will have to have a special storage compartment built ...

Music teacher's grand piano, bequeathed to Martinborough community, has enabled the creation of a new music festival.

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