Pure dynamite

Global sales of Pure, the international debut album by teenage singer Hayley Westenra, hit the one million mark in early January. Released in September, Pure is the best-selling debut classical album in British chart history, and the second best-selling album ever in NZ (after Crowded House hits set, Recurring Dream). Pure  is slated for a March release in the US. Westenra is pictured below wearing Kelly Osbourne’s (reality TV star and daughter to Ozzy) design for the Glassons Breast Cancer Research Trust T-Shirt campaign.


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…