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Vibe out with BEACHWARE - 189 | Regional News

Vibe out with BEACHWARE

Auckland indie-rock band BEACHWARE tours the motu with their debut album It’s Only Time.

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Marking a massive milestone - 189 | Regional News

Marking a massive milestone

The Rodger Fox Big Band celebrates their 50th anniversary this year with The Big Drum Off Concert Tour. We caught up with trombone legend and bandleader Rodger Fox about the last 50 years and what’s up next.

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How wonderful - 189 | Regional News

How wonderful

This New Zealand Fringe Festival, Lady Hermione and her loyal butler Roberts fall head-first into the decadence of the roaring 20s in the cracking ‘drawing room’ comedy Wonderful.

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A Schoenberg strudel - 189 | Regional News

A Schoenberg strudel

Convinced that today he will die, composer Arnold Schoenberg takes to his bed and reminisces on his life, losses, and loves in Circa Theatre’s newest production In Bed with Schoenberg.

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In two worlds - 189 | Regional News

In two worlds

Page Galleries presents Max Gimblett’s exhibition Across the River, which explores his experience navigating both the physical and psychological distance between New Zealand and the USA.

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Making her way to pride - 189 | Regional News

Making her way to pride

In her tell-all stand-up comedy hour Lesbihonest, Canadian artist Laura Piccinin recounts a lifetime of coming out stories this New Zealand Fringe Festival.

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