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Saturday 03 November 2012
Letitia Baldrige had helped shape the Kennedys' Camelot White House before she became a much-consulted etiquette expert, firmly telling an enquirer that she detested the clinking of glasses in a toast: "We do not clink, we approach." (Although she thought it was quite acceptable to cut salad with a knife.)
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Singing sensation Susan Boyle has launched this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Scottish First Minister pulls no punches at SNP conference as he urges his cheering supporters to follow his dream of independence
Saturday 20 October 2012
Two decades ago, John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique recorded a milestone series of Beethoven symphonies that challenged accepted notions of Beethoven performance.
Saturday 29 September 2012
What do you do if you're a musician with an album to make and your funding falls through? Raise the money yourself, of course!
Thursday 27 September 2012
A city council has defended spending £425,000 to help stage a concert by singer Alicia Keys.
Monday 13 August 2012
Man About Town: All hail the new King and Queen of England
Saturday 21 July 2012
One of the commonest of all critical vices is reviewing the work you wish you'd experienced instead of the one you actually did. But it struck me this week that there are actually two versions of this vice – opposed to each other by almost 180 degrees.
Friday 20 July 2012
As they say in the US, "game recognises game" - and hip-hoppers rarely hesitate to bestow honour upon its pioneers for teaching those next in line a thing or two - especially those who are doing it so well. So there's moments tonight when, despite being age-mates, Public Enemy's venerable Chuck D pays tribute to the legendary Melle Mel, calling him "teacher" ("You snatched the pedal out of my hand son!" Mel shouts back, beaming). Later, the PE frontman nods like a proud dad as he watches fellow New Yorker Raekwon take his turn on the mike - and when the latter introduces "the man of the hour, my brother, your brother" Ice-T, you can't help notice the smallest gesture of respect.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Organisers of a Madonna concert in the Polish capital have agreed to a request from city officials to start the show with a brief clip about the Warsaw Uprising, the 1944 revolt against Nazi rule, in a nod to war veterans.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
It is, as headliners Steps would undoubtedly have sung, a “tragedy”. A Hyde Park concert featuring Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and a host of 80s stars tomorrow has been cancelled after heavy rain turned the Royal grounds into a mudbath.
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