Cultural Life: Madeleine Peyroux, singer
Friday 08 May 2009
I discovered this Malian artist, Rokia Traoré, when I was on 'Later with Jools Holland'. Her performance was stunning, and very powerful. Without understanding the Malian language, I was blown away.
My favourite show of all time is 'Real Time' with Bill Maher on HBO. It has origins in his earlier show, 'Politically Incorrect', and basically has people, like Gore Vidal, talking about what is really going on.
I often watch films, such as 'Wall-E', which is fantastic, on planes. I've also been watching a lot of Bergman movies.
At the moment I'm revisiting Robert Frost, reading an anthology of his poems – he's always soothing to me.
Theatre & Opera
I saw 'Jerry Springer: The Opera', which the Americans didn't get, but was brilliant. It ran in New York for just two nights at Carnegie Hall. I also went to the tiny Théâtre De La Comédie Italienne in Paris and saw their repertoire show 'First Come First Served' which had the whole cast performing as animals.
The Madeleine Peyroux CD 'Bare Bones' is out now
Listen to his collaboration with Naughty Boymusic
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 3 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men