Substance Wins

And this web award actually means something: the Webby’s are the internet Oscars. All the more glory to Christchurch-based Arts and Letters Daily which was awarded the People’s Voice award for best news site. University of Canterbury Professor Denis Dutton’s site was given the prize by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences whose members include Bjork, Beck and Branson and IT gurus from Larry Ellison to Mark Tribe – entrusted with sorting out the worthwhile bytes from the chaff. Vicki Hyde’s Scitech Daily was a finalist in the science category.


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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…