McKellen Show Just for New Zealand

“For the past decade he has been best known as the X-Men antihero Magneto or The Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf, but in more than a dozen sold-out performances in New Zealand, where he was shooting The Hobbit, Ian McKellen, 73, has played himself,” The Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Howard writes. Ian McKellen on Stage: With Shakespeare, Tolkien and You raised $315,000 for the earthquake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. “‘It is a show I will never do again,’ McKellen said. ‘It is absolutely for New Zealand. It is absolutely for Christchurch and for the people who wanted to come along. I don’t think it would migrate very well. I like that. I think people have sensed that this is really for us.’”


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Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark Bonifacio. Introducing Christchurch-born, Theia (real name Em-Haley Walker).