A Beautiful Mind

Wellington-born Russell Crowe, who last year won an Oscar for his lead role in Gladiator, pulls off the second biggest win of his career – a Golden Globe for best actor, in A Beautiful Mind. Winning both these awards puts Crowe in the company of such superstars as Marlon Brando, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson. “G’day folks. How ya doin’?”, he says on taking the platform to accept the award.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…