Southern celebrations

Auckland-based singer-songwriter Caitlin Smith will perform at this year’s ASB Queenstown JazzFest, a 10-day live music celebration from October 17 to 26. A sensational line-up of more than 50 bands and 200 local and international performers form a four pronged programme of free gigs, ticketed headline concerts, musical development and youth competition designed to involve, encourage, entertain and inspire all ages. Other acts include: Rodger Fox and Ray Woolf, the Neil Cowley Trio direct from the UK, the Baden Project, Batucada Sound Machine, Tambolele, and Tahuna Breaks. The ASB Queenstown JazzFest attracts approximately 21,000 visitors to the region over Labour Weekend and injects approximately $6 million into the local economy.


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Fiac Art Fair’s Jennifer Flay on Challenges Ahead

Fiac Art Fair’s Jennifer Flay on Challenges Ahead

New Zealand-born Jennifer Flay, the director of Fiac (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain), insists that France’s most important modern and contemporary art fair can weather future storms, Gareth Harris reports for the…