Episode 8: April 21, 2007
Frontseat, Saturday 21st April, 2007
WHO WILL BE NZ'S GREATEST FICTIONAL CHARACTER?
To vote in the Frontseat Search for New Zealand's Greatest Fictional Character, visit www.frontseat.co.nz.
ASIAN NZ ART
Statistics out this week from the latest Census show that of the major ethnic groups, Asians grew the fastest between 2001 and 2006. How's this impacting on our arts scene? Josie McNaught chats with pr man Alistair Kwun, fashion designer Natalie Chan and hip hop artist David Tsai aka DVRDCT.
THE FRONT ROW: SHAKESPEARE'S JOKES
Guardian blogger Brian Logan reckons many of the Bard's jokes are too outdated to get today's audiences laughing. Not one to back away from a challenge, Jon Bridges grabs his comedian mate Jeremy Elwood, a classic scene from "The Comedy of Errors", a Shakespeare scholar and a live audience for an experiment of epic proportions.
HOW TO: BUILD THE ULTIMATE MUSIC COLLECTION
Say your MP3 player has wiped its memory, or your CDs have been stolen. Perhaps, more simply, you realise it's time you filled your music collection with some of the great classic albums. Oliver Driver seeks the help of the experts.
Melbourne-based Kiwi alt-rock band Fur Patrol will be back here soon with a new EP and album. But first, their lead singer Julia Deans has some jazz to sing at the NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival in Christchurch this Saturday night: http://www.jazzfestchristchurch.com/.
ARTISTS AT HOME: SCOTT GARDINER
Scott Gardiner works from a high-rise apartment on Auckland's waterfront. He has an exhibition coming up at Whitespace in August.