Riding her wave of success

Whale Rider star, Keisha Castle-Hughes, spoke to the New York Post about her week spent in Hollywood prior to the 2004 Academy Awards – for which she was the youngest ever nominee in the Best Actress category. Her engagements included presenting The Simpsons creators with an animation prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, featuring as a guest on Oprah, and attending the Independent Spirit Awards with Peter Jackson. Castle-Hughes wore a dress by NZ designer Liz Mitchell to the Oscars, with a whale pin in her hair for good luck.


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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…