Together at last thanks to the transtasman bubble, musicians and longtime friends Neil Finn and Jimmy Barnes, along with their families, graced social media with a heartwarming tribute to Aotearoa.
Songwriter and collaborator with the stars Jim Steinman, whose lyrics helped push the likes of Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Celine Dion to stardom, has died.
Pianist Jian Liu gave an excellently designed programme of nocturnes before a packed Glenroy Auditorium.
Three albums into The Chills’ comeback, Martin Phillipps says he feels like he can finally relax a bit. Tom McKinlay reports.
After nearly a quarter of a century at the Caversham Presbyterian Church, the Dunedin RSA Choir will rehearse for its upcoming centenary Anzac Revue without a permanent home.
The chance to work on an opera she loves was enough to send Fiona McAndrew back to bed, reports Rebecca Fox.
REVIEW: Carnivorous Plant Society are billed as playing psychedelic jazz, but that doesn’t cover quite what they do, while Silver Stone Wood Bone offered a beautiful way to start the day, writes Nigel Zega.
REVIEW: The F Word is a history lesson in feminism, women’s liberation and ultimately a celebration of female empowerment.
Getting to use a royal sitting room, complete with Queen Victoria’s grand piano, as a dressing room was a slightly unusual experience for Terence Dennis.
A Dunedin Arts Festival show is set to celebrate the man who turned "wallpaper music" into a true and significant art form. DSO arts administrator Feby Idrus tells reporter Molly Houseman what the audience can expect from Beethoven’s Big Bash.
Local music compilations have lost a bit of lustre in recent years, but their contribution to music can’t be understated.
Babies and pre-schoolers were entertained with arrangements of well-known classical music excerpts at a fun festival event at St Paul's Cathedral.
Music is known for assisting people with dementia, so for playwright Ro Bright and director Kitan Petkovski bringing the two together in their latest work to premiere in Wanaka was a given.
NZ opera singer Anna Leese is curator for the 2021 Dunedin Arts Festival show St Paul’s at One. She talks about her busy life as a mother, wife, artist, music teacher and part-time student.
Giving herself an excuse to sing the songs of her favourite country music artists has been a bonus for Tami Neilson, but the real reason behind her latest show is to lift the lid on gender inequality in country music.
Ray Collins was just coming to the realisation his Dunedin roadworks doco may not be as interesting as he first thought.
Paul Simon has sold his entire song catalogue to Sony Music Publishing, joining a string of older musicians cashing in on their life's work.