In February a T-shirt on display at Canterbury Museum shocked not only Christchurch but the band behind it.
Slapstick may not be a universal favourite, but The Ladykillers cast could win you over to practically anything.
There are some artistic moments that I prefer to avoid.
It started with a photograph posted on a website and ended in a media frenzy, a piece of living street theatre and condemnation from the Mayor of New York.
An outstanding young musician impresses with his assured, quirky stage presence.
Radio host and father Simon Barnett went from "oh my God to the dad bod God" to be crowned the champion of Dancing with the Stars.
One of the original architects of the Town Hall has questioned revamp plans for the James Hay Theatre.
My trusty Oxford Dictionary defines aggregate as "a collection of, or total of, disparate elements; a mass of minerals formed into solid rock". Hardly inspirational but the sculpture students at the University of Canterbury's School of Fine Arts, Ilam, are an inventive crew. They have taken a prosaic word, shaken it vigorously, turned it upside down and distilled it into their annual Christchurch exhibition.
A rare mother-son combination will feature in the cast of upcoming opera production Madama Butterfly.
Continuing our series about works in the Christchurch Art Gallery collection, today we look at a work by Tony Oursler.
Aiko Robinson admits that it may take the viewer a moment to identify the sexual imagery within her work.
Monkeys, masks and Freddie Mercury all inform Kiss the Fish, a play presented by the Indian Ink theatre company in Christchurch this week.
Because of her tattooed appearance, online commentators once told Jackel Aitchison to kill herself.
In 1999, Christchurch's Sven Pannell was kneeling at the mercy of gun-toting youths in Africa, wondering how to escape.
Grab the Crayolas - welcome to the world of adult colouring in.
The revamped James Hay Theatre in the Town Hall will be able to switch between chamber music and a mosh pit.
A good theatre is as hard to build as a nuclear facility and your company could be destroyed if you get it wrong.
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Prestigious Christchurch band Woolston Brass prepared for the national championships with a special gig.
Isaac Theatre Royal bosses say they won't pay extra costs as construction firms squabble over delays.
Altero, a four-piece alternative band from Lincoln High School, have won the Canterbury regional final of Smokefreerockquest.
Three Kiwi designers help an expanding Brooke Fraser to fit into her stage outfits.
Winner of the 2014 national drawing award, the Parkin Prize, Douglas Stichbury says that he likes drawing because of its honesty.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has dropped plans for a new concert hall after the council voted to restore the Town Hall.
Rangi Ruru's new performing arts building has been officially opened.
A movie about a ghost shark has taken two Canterbury filmmakers on a six year journey of self discovery through the world of exploitation film
A new school musical highlights real pressures faced by Kiwi teenagers.
Never assume that you have heard or tasted everything because just around the corner.
Auckland zine artists, printmakers and illustrators, Dirk Peterson and Chippy (Chris Hutchinson) made their first visit to Christchurch earlier this month and were enthused about what they discovered.
Stevie ''Hatbeard'' Tonks performs his first shows in hometown Christchurch after competing on The X Factor reality show.