US bluesman Blind Boy Paxton has announced a six-date New Zealand tour for February 2018, with shows including Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Hawkes Bay.
Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21st Century, but plays it all in the true songster tradition - ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more.
The film finds director, producer and actor James Franco making one of his best films yet out of the behind the scenes of one the ‘worst films’ The Room.
Warning: You may want to carry boxes of tissue for this one!
Jacob Tremblay as a 10-year-old with 27 facial surgeries is Wonder-ful in this graceful drama engaged with ethical questions. Born with facial deformity to very attractive parents (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) Auggie is a budding science whiz and a Star Wars obsessive. The young boy with craniofacial disorder has been home tutored so far and is now set to start middle school which requires him to remove the helmet he has been hiding his face under, barricading himself from the shocked stares. While the movie tells the tale of this little boy’s experiences, it focuses on the people around Auggie who need to evolve. The movie is based on RJ Palacio’s 2012 novel that promotes ‘Choose Kind’ (a tagline for the movie) is also taught in schools as a fair-minded entryway into social interaction.
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist Big Boi is returning to New Zealand for two headline performances in March, 2018.
The Atlanta-born rapper, producer, songwriter - and one half of Outkast - will play the Studio in Auckland on Friday, March 16 and Meow in Wellington on Saturday, March 17.