The Lowdown

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Stephen Perry, High Art Photography
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The Lowdown's back for 2022 with a look at the latest headache for live performers - who's pulled the pin & who's announced their returns - as well as staunch replies to music industry legal threats.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Creatives have not backed down to the challenges the year has thrown at them - we speak to those involved in the biggest issues of 2021.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Stand up for artistic integrity or bow down to censorship? The Lowdown tackles the heated issue, plus the latest award-winners and announcements impacting the creative community.
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The Big Idea Editor
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As Alert Levels are replaced by traffic lights, one of NZ's biggest music festivals has stalled at the stop sign. The Lowdown looks at how the new COVID framework is impacting the arts.
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The Big Idea Editor
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From literature of the written kind to literacy of the financial type, The Lowdown seeks answers to the big issues confronting the creative community from the highest offices in Aotearoa.
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The Big Idea Editor
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We go in-depth on the hottest topic in the creative community and get government reaction, Auckland Art Festival's big reveal and the latest honours, accolades and achievements.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The shift to Alert Level 3.2 gives the green light to Tāmaki Makaurau's galleries and museums. The Lowdown finds out why not everyone in Auckland is in a rush to open their doors.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The Lowdown speaks to some of the biggest names in NZ's creative community for a behind-the-scenes look at the late Dame Cath Tizard's enduring arts legacy - and some big cultural announcements.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Is the 2021 trend of seeking greener pastures a cause for concern for the arts? We speak to experts across the most impacted industries to find out.
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The Big Idea Editor
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2021 is over for many performing artists...and it’s only October. Get the Lowdown on why they’re shutting down and the huge reaction to a half million dollars worth of government funding.
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The Big Idea Editor