Art and Stage
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.
The Black Keys will play in Christchurch and Auckland next year as part of their world tour.
One guy asked: 'Where are the scones love?'
New book and website exposes challenges for women working in all-male environments.
Author Jean Watson's long-standing relationship with India has become the topic of a feature film.
Circus meets burlesque in amazing show
Mixing up somersaults, slapstick and striptease, Empire will be a hot ticket in Christchurch next month.
OPINION: Look for any tangible sign that the council building is one of Christchurch's pivotal cultural hubs, and you won't find much.
World Buskers Festival appoints new director as the popular event prepares for major changes.
A Christchurch band may be the first to create a song dedicated to the star of '80s TV show Magnum P.I.
World Buskers Festival could be fully reintegrated back into central-city streets by 2017.
Sold-out shows and thousands of attendees have made this year's Christchurch writers festival one of the most successful yet, its organiser says.
OPINION: People from outside Christchurch can help Cantabrians to see their strange, ruined and hopeful city in new ways.
The hacker who helped Nicky Hager did it because he thought Whale Oil blogger "was a p****".
Writing stars draw crowds
Book lovers and political junkies were out in force at Word Christchurch events last night.
Investigative journalist 'funny in real life'
The author and investigative journalist, whose latest book landed like a bombshell into election campaigning, will be speaking in Christchurch tomorrow.
Alex Fulton, 7, loves reading and devours books in bed - the more outrageous the better.
Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.
A public fundraising appeal will be launched on Monday to bring a 24-metre sculpture to Christchurch.
'It was much, much stronger than I expected'
Within the cardboard structure of the cathedral he designed, architect Shigeru Ban opened Christchurch's biennial writer's festival.
All of my books are my friends. Dog-eared and foxed many of them are. They are well-thumbed and much loved.
Eleanor Catton and other well known writers are in town for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.
Christchurch musician Julian Hay challenged himself to write, produce, record and release a song a month.
Kiwis are getting to grips with the challenges of taking a show to the largest arts festival in the world.
NZ musician Robert Scott talks about his new album, The Clean's tour plans, and life as a teacher aide.
Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.
Author Richard King, in Christchurch this month for the WORD Festival, says we are offended far too easily.
Quake-damaged house becomes art canvas
Ren Bell's house is due for demolition this week, so he asked street artists to decorate it for one final hurrah.
The Christchurch Art Gallery has launched an ambitious $5 million fundraising campaign to attract a new generation of art benefactors and supporters.
A lack of consultation and a hefty price tag mean the Avon River precinct could fall flat on its face.
Co-workers hold fundraiser for debt-hit family
Bryce Cockroft turns 17 on Saturday. It will be the first birthday he spends without his mum after she lost her battle with cancer, but he is far from alone.
Dinah Lee, queen of the '60s mods, has released a pop song about the iconic Christchurch location.
For Natalie Elms, making the move from performing covers to performing her own material has been a long process.
Shauva Thoms has been named Miss Diamond Doll in one of New Zealand's first alternative beauty pageants.
She had to "chivvy" herself along to get her first novel done and it seems to have paid off for Diane Setterfield.
Brian Knappenberger hopes his documentary on Aaron Swartz sparks plenty of debate both here and in US.