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NZ soprano Hayley Westenra is the voice behind the fastest selling debut classical record of all time in UK history. Pure has outstripped albums by Pavarotti, Charlotte Church and Andrea Bocelli, with nearly 20,000 copies sold in its first week of international release. 16-year-old Westenra £3 million, 5-album deal with Universal, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Albert Hall, and counts Sir George Martin, Jose Carreras, Bryn Terfel and the Royal Philharmonic among her collaborators. She is soon to star alongside fellow Kiwi Daniel Bedingfield  as well as Luciano Pavarotti and Cirque du Soleil – at the Royal Variety Performance in Edinburgh. Guardian: “[Her voice] is genuinely remarkable”


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“Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit

“Favorite Weirdo” Taika Waititi Wins Oscar Glory for Jojo Rabbit

The multi-talented Taika Waititi – writer, director, lead actor – took out the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay at the 2020 Oscars on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Adapted from Christine…