Bowie gems brought to orchestral light

Shihad singer Jon Toogood is the standout vocalist in David Bowie tribute Symphonic Oddity.

REVIEW: Even with an orchestra at your disposal, taking on David Bowie's oeuvre is a daunting task.

Southern tales in limelight video

Performers Kim Garrett, Jane Leonard and Albany Peseta exploring "Aoraki".

A brand new legend of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) will wing its way to kids all over Canterbury from next week.

An unforgettable night

Friday night's concert and the ensemble revolved around the supreme talent of Kenny Barron.

REVIEW: A concert that demanded rapturous applause for the soloing throughout and brought the audience to its feet at the end.

Coughlan holds nothing back

With Mary Coughlan you know she isn't just singing the words, she's telling her life story

REVIEW: Mary Coughlan was open, sincere and disarmingly candid during her opening Jazz & Blues Fest concert.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Jon Toogood joins the CSO for Saturday night's Symphonic Oddity.

Musical icons of the past are being celebrated around the city over the next seven days.

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Visual Art

The state of the arts in Christchurch

While graffiti and street art has thrived in post-earthquake Christchurch, many of those working in the arts sector ...

Why Christchurch's approach needs to be more than just "arts in the service of commerce".

What's on in Christchurch this week

From Dr Hook to Kenny Barron - there's music to suit all tastes happening around Christchurch over the next seven days.

UC's finest taonga going on display

The art project no-one saw

Christchurch Music

An unforgettable night

Friday night's concert and the ensemble revolved around the supreme talent of Kenny Barron.

REVIEW: A concert that demanded rapturous applause for the soloing throughout and brought the audience to its feet at the end.

Coughlan holds nothing back

With Mary Coughlan you know she isn't just singing the words, she's telling her life story

REVIEW: Mary Coughlan was open, sincere and disarmingly candid during her opening Jazz & Blues Fest concert.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Jon Toogood joins the CSO for Saturday night's Symphonic Oddity.

Musical icons of the past are being celebrated around the city over the next seven days.

Show proves Bacharach's music still packs punch

Jennine Bailey  and Tom Rainey were among the impressive performers at Wednesday night's The Bacharach Years concert.

REVIEW: Tom Rainey and company gave the audience a truly Proustian evening.

A night of extraordinary music-making

New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons' robust and energetic playing was the standout feature of Tuesday night's Christopher's ...

REVIEW: Tuesday night's combination was a match made in heaven.

Theatre

Six roles, 200 auditions video

Thea Erichsen, centre, auditioning for a role in the production of The Sound of Music.

How do you pick six children from 200 auditioning for roles in The Sound of Music?

Review: Uncle Vanya

The Court Theatre production of Uncle Vanya, stars Stephen Lovatt

Delicate and tastefully staged production never quite musters the rawness and intimacy needed to truly move.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Cyndi Lauper  plays Horncastle Arena on Saturday alongside the legendary Blondie.

Sticking around Christchurch over Easter? Here's how to keep busy.

A flawless piece of theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time runs until April 22 at The Court Theatre.

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is a cinematic, funny and moving play.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Game of Thrones' Miltos Yerolemou is coming to Christchurch for this weekend's Armageddon Expo.

 From play titles to artworks and events, birds dominate the week's activities around the city

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