Everyone’s favorite Kiwi songbird, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, is being sued by an Australian promoter because she didn’t show for a series of crossover concerts. The diva was to appear opposite Oz pop star John “The Voice” Farnham, whom she found overly chatty onstage. Says Farnham, “[Dame Kiri] is probably not used to an audience being so demonstrative and demands absolute silence when she works.” La Cieca would make a joke here, but surely you’re way ahead of her. Moment-by-moment coverage of this case can be found at the NZ news site Stuff.