Art and Stage
Christchurch snapper wins coveted award for striking image of lake-swamped willow tree in Wanaka.
Hundreds of music students will use a repaired Arts Centre's building for eight years from April.
Lorde launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.
The rebuild will fail without more help for the arts, artists and art leaders say.
Lorde launches her first headlining tour in NZ with a performance in Christchurch tonight.
Court Jester pens show about stag weekend
Dan Bain must be one of only a few people who can say their higher education included being a "clown major".
Next generation of NZ architects turn Christchurch's quake-damaged heart into a "spectacle of light".
Many speakers at the Christchurch conference will be modern-day scientists bringing the topic to a new generation.
In 1985, Keri Hulme didn't turn up to the Man Booker ceremony as she didn't think she had a chance - she won.
Hundreds of music students could return when half of the quake-hit historic complex reopens in mid-2015.
Olivia Russell gave up her promising dance career after her father died. But she couldn't fight her dream, and now runs a Christchurch training school.
Heartache and Sid Vicious' guitar play a part in The Black Keys' latest album, Turn Blue.
OPINION: There will be a free open air screening of Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures in the Square tonight.
Christchurch's Diwali festival promises a glimpse into another culture, along with delicious food and serious pyrotechnic displays.
OPINION: Empire, a production by United States company Spiegelworld, is unlike anything else you've seen. | 'I had to wear a false penis'
When the Empire show was in Japan, one act had to be modified because it's illegal to get naked on stage.
Dance-O-Rama, jelly cities, glowing costumes and more to be found at this year's Festa.
Motorists stuck in traffic get a closer look
Motorists stuck in Linwood Ave traffic have had a chance to enjoy a closer look at a massive new mural.
Colourful and creepy creations hit the catwalk as D&A makeup design students show off their skills.
The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.
The X-Factor music competition is returning to NZ next year and budding musicians are already lining up to enter.
Special song penned for Cup winner
With three New Zealand Trotting Cups to his name there is no doubt Terror To Love has the X factor and now he has a song to prove it.
The Eastern tour often. So much so there's a joke or two about opening your wardrobe to find the band playing in it.
In 1993 Radiohead performed in Cathedral Square. A decade later, the drummer still remembers the gig "vividly".
Six performance artists are set to enter the old AMI stadium and broadcast every story they can find relating to the site.
'Oddity' shows attract world-class performers
Many performers have honed their unique shows at the Darkroom Bar's magic nights.
Shihad among the acts for Cathedral Square gig
Cantabrians in for a great start to 2015 after Shihad, Airbourne, Cairo Knife Fight and I Am Giant announce New Year's Eve performance.
Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.
Music legend delivers polished performance
Bic Runga shone and Neil Finn delivered a polished performance in the last show on his world tour.
Art exhibitions, children's theatre, free cupcake workshops... there's plenty around to entertain the children over the break.
Christchurch parolees' stories are being told through contemporary dance as part of the city's Body Festival.
After losing her grandmother to cancer, Candice Milner wrote a song with a purpose - to inspire others.
Young@Heart did it with rock, now a Kiwi documentary shows you're never too old for hip-hop.
Peter Gutteridge was met by police on his return from the US, was admitted to hospital and died.
Christchurch performer is no diva
She may be jetting off to New York to perform but Ali Harper says her life is anything but glamorous.
Timaru-based trio Earthshield started out playing blues but now they are playing metal with finger-bleeding riffs.
An arthouse cinema could be part of a proposed performing arts precinct.
TV presenter shocked at homelessness
Gerard Smyth, award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveals Christchurch through lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.
Unique theme nights are breathing new life into the Arts Centre's Gymnasium.
Record label pays tribute to "great talent" of Peter Gutteridge, a pioneer of the Dunedin sound.
Festa returns to popular LuxCity format
A dozen elevated, glowing frames will be installed on High St for Labour Day weekend.
Jol Mulholland is a producer, engineer and instrumentalist, and occasional member of The Mots and Gasoline Cowboy.
Kiwi rockers Shihad last night played their new album to enthusiastic fans in Christchurch.
Live music fans in for a treat
Allen St is set to open soon in Christchurch, promising great music, good times and friendly doormen.
World Buskers Festival at a turning point with new director, funding cuts and plans to move shows back to city streets.
Shihad's Phil Knight and Karl Kippenberger talk about Christchurch, favourite records and the importance of white towels.
Band explain why they chose Christchurch for one-off show tonight - and even front a live chat for fans.
OPINION: The appreciation of a live performance depends on how it meets your expectations.
Legendary singer often books four hotels
Bob Dylan has apparently arrived in Christchurch by private jet, ahead of his concert at Horncastle Arena tonight.
Developers asked to include works in new buildings as part of a scheme to generate work for local artists.