listen: viet cong ‘viet cong’

By Andrew Reinholds

It’s a rather depressing sign of the times that a number of recent shows on Viet Cong’s recent North American tour had to...

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lord of the dance: dangerous games

Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley is lord of the dance. With more than 21 years of experience in the spotlight, from Riverdance fame where he...

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4 must-sees at the documentary edge festival

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this première international documentary film festival is set to feature a stellar line-up of over 50 award-winning and critically...

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listen: sufjan stevens ‘carrie & lowell’

By Andrew Reinholds

Sufjan Stevens has never been one to avoid his own life’s misfortunes. 2010’s Age of Adz became a very public treatise on his...

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rialto channel: may film round-up

This month, Rialto Channel is celebrating the Festival de Cannes with an eclectic collection of award winning and critically acclaimed feature films that competed at the...

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an electrifying evening

Sure to raise heartbeats and possibly an eyebrow or two, these six sculpted and sexy dancers will set Q Theatre's Vault under their spell...

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what to watch while waiting for downton

Aiming to fill the intermediate void before the sixth and final season of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Downton drama goes to...

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listen: breakfast in fur ‘flyaway garden’

By Andrew Reinholds

Named after a 1936 sculpture by surrealist Meret Oppenheim, Breakfast in Fur have emerged from the college town of New Paltz, New York...

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exhibition: paintings of the sun

As some may have noticed while strolling up to the Kingsland cafes or hiking it home after a night out, there's a conspicuous pop...

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watch: montage of heck

Just over 21 years since he tragically ended his own life, Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgan has captured the turbulent yet Rock Star life...

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anzac day commemorations

This Saturday marks 100 years since the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and the bitter eight-month campaign that followed. To honour...

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auckland writers festival

After securing such a stellar line-up, including Haruki Murakami - one of the world's most extolled and elusive literary greats, it's no surprise...

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kid-friendly short film screening

While it's been business as usual for some, for parents, these next few days will demand the focus and grit that's often witnessed in the tie breaker...

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game of thrones crash course

Aiming to reduce your Game of Thrones binge-watch this weekend from 40 hours to a mere 12, we'll get you caught up on all...

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exhibition: portholes into nature

Keeping busy since returning from exhibiting in Santa Monica, multidisciplinary artist Hannah Jensen is about to unveil her latest collection at Auckland's Allpress...

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listen: father john misty

By Andrew Reinholds

As career resurrections go, not many come as close to matching that of former Fleet Foxes’ drummer Josh Tillman’s re-invention as Father John...

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farfetch curates: food

Blurring the boundaries between two of our favourite things, we're not one to complain about the fashion-meets-food phenomenon that, despite being two hugely diverse industries, has found...

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rialto channel: april film round-up

During the month of April, Rialto Channel puts the spotlight on the music industry screening a range of award winning documentaries on both...

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cinematic classics at the civic

Providing a chance to once again be captivated by the magic of some tried and true cinematic classics, the New Zealand International Film Festival's annual...

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win: of mice and men

Bringing the magic of live performances from New York's famous Longacre Broadway Theatre to our local cinema for the first time, National Theatre...

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This Month On Denizen | May 2015