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Review: Dark sonic delights from Sabbath

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It was a mass featuring variations on black: from the themes and imagery of fire, war, an afterlife spent above, below or somewhere in between;to the clothes of both band and crowd; to the freight-train power of Black Sabbath, who tore a hole in the night and, via singer and protaganist Ozzy Osbourne, invited us to jump on in.

Opioid drugs found on Prince at death scene - reports

Opioid drugs found on Prince at death scene - reports

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets. 

Rejigged 'Pinafore' brilliant production

Rejigged 'Pinafore' brilliant production

A very different style of performance for Gilbert and Sullivan's H. M. S. Pinafore was presented to a good-sized audience in the Regent Theatre last Friday evening.

Beethoven violin sonatas warmly received

Beethoven violin sonatas warmly received

A capacity audience gave a standing ovation to the first of three concerts of Beethoven's violin sonatas performed by violini  Sydney Manowitz and pianist Donald Cullington staged in the Octagon Club.

Footnote takes four choreographers’ works on tour

Footnote takes four choreographers’ works on tour

With a dancer and choreographer originally from Dunedin, Footnote Dance Company's NOW 2016 season has strong southern links, its managing director Richard Aindow tells Rebecca Fox.

Outlandish fortune

Matt Suddain sits down with Caitriona Balfe, star of epic swords and man-skirts drama Outlander.

A salute to overlooked war artists

A salute to overlooked war artists

Some years ago Cantabrian author Jennifer Haworth published an excellent history of our World War 2 artists.

Ratchet and Clank: A reboot done right

Ratchet and Clank: A reboot done right

Created to tie in with the movie due out later this month, Ratchet and Clank is a lovingly crafted reboot of the original game from 2002, and is as far removed from a lazy HD remake as you can get.

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