A light-hearted night out

The stage.

REVIEW: Play On showcases slowly mounting mayhem, which builds up the laughs.

Cheeky regards to Broadway

Chris Thompson "Phantoms", Erica Ward revisits "Wicked", Liam Taylor contemplates "Cats" and Jo Sale as an older Annie ...

REVIEW: There are highpoints and high notes aplenty as a tight singing and acting ensemble make the most of this musical merriment.

Gods steal too much of the show

Kevin, Matthew Schaw and Michelle, Tessa Mitchell-Anyon have a history defining decision to make on the future of ...

REVIEW: Take a bunch of squabbling deities, lock 'em in a room, and then introduce a couple of all-too-human elements.

Jazz fest swings into 50

American blues and jazz guitarist Chris Cain will be performing at The 50th Manawatu Jazz Festival.

A mix of international and homegrown acts will perform at the Manawatu Jazz Festival's 50th birthday.

Concert band bares all

Manawatu Concert Band conductor Peter Ellery has a programme of winter faves lined up for Saturday at the Speirs Centre.

The Manawatu Concert Band returns with a programme of light-hearted family oriented variety at the Speirs Centre

Globe Sunday Matinee classical concert

Guy Donaldson - piano, Robert  Dussler - cello and Pamela Dowsett - violin and viola get it together for the Globe ...

German composers are front and centre for this Sunday's Globe Matinee Concert in Palmerston North.

Annual sale beckons book buffs

Roger Foster, Red Cross book sale convenor with one of 3000 banana boxes awaiting eager readers next week.

Eagerly anticipated the annual Red Cross book sale opens for Queens Birthday Weekend, offering more than 60,000 volumes for the princely price of $3 a book.

A flat play

Playwright Roger Hall has written better than this effort.

REVIEW: This travel comedy isn't Roger Hall's best effort, writes Stephen Fisher.

Tiki Taane soars

Tiki Taane's show is touring 13 New Zealand centres.

REVIEW: Performer's latest work will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone.

A look at the third eyelid

Sharks are among the creatures with a third eyelid, a special membrane that protects their eyes.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Some animals have a special protective covering called a "third" eyelid.

Stored away stories

Doug Edmiston with a model that he made of St Michael's Church in Highbury, Palmerston North.

Carly Thomas goes in search of stories that don't always get a chance to be told.

A bounty of books

Emanuel Yiannoutsos' "people of Palmerston North" artwork on the other side of the bus.

MEMORY LANE: The Library Book Bus is about to turn 50.

Hyde and Seek a winner

The Last Resort TV series is compelling viewing.

TUNNEL VISION: Hyde And Seek is an entertaining, action thriller, writes Malcolm Hopwood.

Is it dark yet? video

Sam and Lily Thomas cut some shapes in Wellington.

Reporter Carly Thomas' kids tried out the LUX Light Festival and gave it three thumbs up.

Stepping out of the classical realm video

Hannah Fang likes to mix classical and modern styles in her music.

Hannah Fang is a violinist who is stepping away from the confines of classical music.

A poem of a painting

Artist Ross Whitlock has an exhibition of paintings at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts in Palmerston North.

Artist Ross Whitlock thinks big isn't better.

Slam poet at Massey

UK slam poet Dominic Berry, on tour of NZ just learned he has been named Saboteur Best Spoken Artist 2017. Berry is this ...

Poetry is the next stand-up comedy, according to visiting UK slam poet, Dominic Berry.

Eb and Sparrow in the city

Eb & Sparrow will be playing at Joseph Street Kitchen in Palmerston North on May 19.

A band with a special connection to Manawatu will play their first gig in the city this week.

Singing, dancing encouraged

Chris Lam Sam is presenting the The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Symphonic Boogie free show.

A classical music show for kids where you don't have to sit still.

Centrepoint opens stage to community play

Kevin, Matthew Schaw and Michelle, Tessa Mitchell-Anyon have a history-defining decision to make on the future of ...

Massey University Drama Society opens its new play on the main stage in prime time.

Tribute upbeat and alive

Bevan Gardiner in Take Me Home - The Music and Life of John Denver.

Review: Take Me Home – The Music and Life of John Denver.

Manawatu Sinfonia's golden glow

Flautist Christy Hunter joins husband Nick and daughter Zoe for the Manawatu Sinfonia's 50th Jubilee concert.

50 glorious years of local orchestral music is celebrated at the Spiers Centre on Sunday 21.

Ready to rock at Cafe Royale

Laura Collins out front of the Back Porch Blues Band with Wayne Mason (keys), Peter Cogswell (drums), George Barris ...

Wellington-based Laura Collins brings her Back Porch Blues Band to Café Royale

Plunket's Palmerston North connection

Lord Plunket, 1910

MEMORY LANE: In June 1908, something amazing happened, writes Tina White.

Bachelor feud

Bachelor Zac Franich might have struggled watching his girls on Family Fued.

TUNNEL VISION: The stars of one TV show invade another and it isn't pretty, writes Malcolm Hopwood.

Old and new

Canoe Tainui, Colin McCahon, 1969, image courtesy of City Gallery, Wellington.

A CRITICAL EYE: McCahon shares a gallery with an arrangement of chairs.

Musical month

Michael Luke is about to release a new album for NZ Music Month.

There's music galore in Manawatu in May, as Carly Thomas finds out.

Down the hatch

They look cute, but it can be tough to make them swallow.

PAWS AND CLAWS: A few suggestions to get your friend to pop their pills.

A different beat video

Cacti, in performance.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet explores a new landscape of rhythm.

Star attraction

Tanemahuta Gray is the artistic director of Taki Rua and the creator of Tiki Taane Mahuta.

New man in the region brings something big to Palmerston North.

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